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October 23, 2012
Salem News


- Janet Bender, of the 100 block of West Seventh Street, reported at 2:36 p.m. Monday that a 6-foot male with dirty blonde hair wearing a gray hoodie entered the rear of her residence and removed a black knit purse from a chair inside. Witnesses told police the man sat on a porch across the street from the victim's house and watched her, then came across the street to her house and around to the back yard to the back door. A female witness went around to see where he was and saw him come out of the back yard area and to the east of the house with something hidden by his side hidden with a hoodie. A male witness said he saw the man come back around, but then he couldn't find him. Officers checked the area and could not find the man or the purse.

- Brenda Baker, 49, of 372 Sharp Ave., was taken into custody on a warrant for failure to pay/appear on a permitting dog to run at large charge after police were called to the residence at 1:23 p.m. Monday for a domestic situation. The report said officers attempted to talk to all involved, but due to intoxication levels, it was difficult to get a straight story. Police discovered the active arrest warrant for Baker and took her into custody. Police told the others if there was a return call, one or all could face arrest.

- A caller at 12:38 p.m. Monday reported graffiti on an unattached garage in the 200 block of Vine Avenue, with black paint on a clay-colored garage. The incident occurred sometime after 6:30 p.m. Sunday.

- A woman in the 300 block of North Broadway Avenue reported at 8:33 a.m. Monday that her boyfriend pulled her hair and threatened her. There were no signs of physical injury. A pull cart was recovered and returned to her that he allegedly took. The victim was given some phone numbers of places to obtain assistance with her situation. The matter will be sent to the prosecutor for review.

-A woman from KFC, 156 N. Lincoln Ave., reported at 8:22 a.m. Monday that sometime after closing Sunday someone used black spray paint and painted on the north side of the cooler area and outside back door. An officer also noted some type of black spray paint on the back side area of a garage in the alley between Third and Fourth streets between Vine and North Lincoln avenues, with the same writing and paint.

- Elizabeth Kerner, of Franklin Avenue, reported at 8:13 a.m. Monday that two bikes were stolen from the back fence of her property earlier in the day. Both bikes had a cable lock on them when stolen.

- Police were called at 7:51 a.m. Monday to the 300 block of Woodland Avenue for suspicious activity. An officer spoke to a neighborhood watch woman who was standing outside with her home phone in her hand. She said she was trying to get drivers to slow down until the bus picked up children. When asked if she was taking photos, she said no, that she only had her phone in case she needed to call police. She said she turned around so when a vehicle was speeding, the driver could see the neighborhood emblem on the back of her jacket. She said one female stopped and was yelling at her, but she had not seen her come back around.

- A man in the 600 block of East Seventh Street reported at 1:04 a.m. Monday that he was assaulted by a known male for no reason. He was offered medical attention, but refused. He said he'll provide a statement when he sobers up and would like to pursue charges.

- An officer responded at 12:58 a.m. Monday to speak to a woman in the 1200 block of East Pershing Street about her 17-year-old unruly son who just ran out the back door of their residence. Another officer located the boy near Penn Avenue and took him into custody for an unruly charge and took him back to the residence where he was returned to his mother. The charge will be handled by the juvenile division.

- A domestic dispute was reported in the 400 block of West Pershing Street at 11:10 p.m. Sunday. Officers spoke with all involved and a female was told if she continued her actions, she would be going to jail.

- Loud music was reported in a vehicle in the 500 block of Walnut Street at 10:31 p.m. Sunday, but the vehicle couldn't be located.

- Police were called at 10:38 p.m. Sunday to the 400 block of West State Street for an alleged assault. All were told their options.

- Police were called at 7:52 p.m. Sunday for a reported fight in the 1700 block of East State Street. No disturbance was found.

- A woman at 7 p.m. Sunday reported a suspicious person with a gun coming out of woods and getting into a truck on Cunningham Road at Bentley. Police could not locate the person and from the description, noting it appeared to be a hunter.

- A woman reported at 4:17 p.m. Sunday that she was receiving unwanted phone calls from a person known to her. She was told her options.

- Eric Mackall, 26, of Idaho Avenue, was cited for assured clear distance after his vehicle collided with the rear of a vehicle driven by Beth Anne Ingledue, 41, of Teegarden Road, Lisbon. Both vehicles had been stopped for a train and the Ingledue vehicle began to move forward but had to stop for another vehicle when the collision occurred at 1:58 p.m. Sunday at Ellsworth Avenue.

- Juveniles were reported in the road at 2:28 p.m. Sunday in the 500 block of Columbia Street. Officers found most on the sidewalk, but a couple standing near the curb in the street. They moved after being told about the complaint.

- A dog running at large was reported at 11:50 a.m. Sunday in the area of South Lincoln Avenue and Franklin Street, but was not found.

- A set of keys was found along the walking path at Waterworth Memorial Park at 11:02 a.m. Sunday and placed in the police lost and found.

- George Wright, of the 600 block of Granite Avenue, reported at 9:58 a.m. Sunday that someone struck the front passenger side of his vehicle while it was parked along the street. He heard a loud sound between 2:30 and 3:30 a.m. as a vehicle drove past. When he went outside Sunday morning, he found glass had shattered and sent fragments 30 feet beyond the point of impact. The vehicle sustained minor damage to the paint on the passenger side near the base of the windshield.

- Police were dispatched to a neighbor dispute at 9:24 a.m. Sunday in the 400 block of Penn Avenue to find a parking complaint against a neighbor. The vehicle in question was legally parked in front of the complainant's home. An officer attempted to speak with the neighbor, but they would not answer the door.

- An ATM card was found in an ATM at a local bank and turned in to the police at 8:59 a.m. Sunday and placed in lost and found.


- A resident in the 1100 block of Prospect Street reported at 6:03 a.m. Monday that a vehicle was entered overnight and items were missing.

- Police were called at 3:21 p.m. Sunday to an alleged fight in the middle of the intersection of Jones Drive and Andrew Avenue between two females. Officers determined one of the residents of a group home on Elberon Avenue became upset with others and refused to listen to an employee and began beating on the employee's vehicle in the street. The report said the female threatened others and sat in the middle of the street, refusing to move for traffic and remained there until police arrived. Patti Burkholder, 30, of 1357 Elberon Ave., was charged with disorderly conduct and taken to the Columbiana County jail.

- A caller at 2:51 p.m. Sunday reported a 4-wheeler on the road in the 1500 block of Newgarden Avenue, but none could be found.

- Adam McDevitt, of Grant Street, reported at 2:50 p.m. Sunday that unknown people forced entry into his residence and stole money and prescription medication.

- A domestic dispute was reported in the 1200 block of Conser Drive at 11:55 a.m. Saturday, but the complainant reported no physical violence occurred. Both parties were told to avoid each other the rest of the day.

- Jakob Hendricks, 23, of Cherry Street, Washingtonville, was charged with driving under OVI suspension after a traffic stop at 10:40 a.m. Saturday on Snyder Road at Depot Road.

- Ed Maple, of the 1000 block of Georgetown Road, reported at 10:02 a.m. Saturday that sometime overnight someone removed a Josh Mandel sign from his yard and replaced it with a Sherrod Brown sign.


- A Summit Street woman reported hearing prowlers outsider her home at 2:19 a.m. Monday and seeing what appeared to be people hiding behind her neighbor's bushes. Police checked the area but did not see anyone about.


- Sonia Berrios, 46, Glendale, Ariz., was arrested and cited for OVI and no headlights following a traffic stop on state Route 7 at 1:10 a.m. Sunday.

- Someone reported at 2:15 a.m. Sunday three people were on the roof of Heartland Christian School and one exposed himself. Police found an unoccupied vehicle outside the school belonging to a Canfield man and made contact with the owner who said that his son had the car and was staying at a friend's house in Columbiana. The man later brought his son to the police department where interviews revealed the identities of another 18-year-old and a juvenile. The Heartland Christian School administrator advised they did not want any charges filed against the three and that they will be disciplined through the school, of which they all attend.

- Someone reported at 10:32 a.m. Sunday a property they were getting ready to rent on Market Street had been entered by someone they didn't know and all the water was turned on.

- Someone reported at 11:!3 a.m. Sunday a man was southbound on state Route 14 and possibly intoxicated. Police checked the area but did not find the man.

- At noon Sunday police found a lower electric line near D.W. Dickey's on Duquesne Street and stood by until it was fixed.

- A man reported at 12:35 p.m. Sunday a man in a red Jeep at Valero took a swing at a woman in the back seat causing her to scream. Police attempted to find the vehicle but it left city limits.

- Police went to a South Main Street home at 12:49 p.m. Sunday after receiving a 911 phone call with screaming heard on the other end. Police found two adults and two children had been in a verbal dispute.

- A North Vine Street woman reported at 3:11 p.m. Sunday one of her vehicles was entered and the garage door opener was taken.

- Ashley M. Baun, 25, Leetonia, was cited for driving under suspension following a traffic stop on Railroad Street at 6:43 p.m. Sunday. A passenger, Timothy R. Boggs, 20, Leetonia, was also cited for possession of marijuana.

- A Howard Street resident reported receiving harassing phone and text messages at 1:30 a.m. Saturday.

- Police warned a Pittsburgh Street woman of the open burning laws after observing heavy smoke from the area at 1:55 p.m. The woman said they were going to have a cookout once the smoke died down.

- An East Friend Street man spoke with police at 8:32 p.m. Friday about a child being unruly.

- A woman, no name or address listed, reported at 4:23 p.m. Thursday she received a phone call from a man who sounded foreign and said that new Medicaid cards were being issued to seniors and requested her bank account information. The woman said she refused to provide the information and hung up and police told her it was most likely an attempted fraud.


- Mary Elizabeth Kiehl, 26, 967 Cherry Valley #2, Leetonia, was arrested on two active warrants, one each out of the Columbiana and Trumbull counties sheriff's offices, during an investigation at the Cherry Valley Campground at 3:35 p.m. Sunday.



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