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November 1, 2012
Salem News


- Paperwork was submitted to the police at 10:42 a.m. Wednesday for a bad check used to purchase a vehicle on Aug. 3 in the 200 block of West State Street. An attempt will be made to contact the person prior to charges being filed.

- Shawn Ebben, of the 100 block of South Lundy Avenue, reported at 10:09 a.m. Wednesday that he felt someone was making an attempt to gain entry into the building. Bricks were moved away from the door frame, but entry was not made.

- Linda Brutz, of the 500 block of North Ellsworth Avenue, reported at 8:08 a.m. Wednesday that someone cut all four tires on her car with a sharp object, flattening them. She had the same problem recently and had just purchased two new front tires for the same car.

- The city humane officer responded to a residence on Prospect Street at 10:33 a.m. Wednesday for a neglected dog. She removed the animal and took it to her shelter.

- A woman in the 300 block of Continental Drive reported at 3:59 a.m. Wednesday that someone was possibly outside her residence. Officers searched, but found no one.

-A caller at 1:51 a.m. Wednesday reported an Ohio Edison truck parked on the road on Park Avenue at Maple Street without lights on. An officer found the vehicle had traffic cones surrounding it, allowing for traffic to pass safely. There was no hazard.

- An anonymous person called at 8:38 p.m. Tuesday to report receiving harassing calls and text messages from an unknown person.

- A man in the 700 block of Arch Street reported at 4:58 p.m. Tuesday that his adult son came home Monday very agitated and while attempting to open the screen door for him, his son punched the plastic window on the door and the window hit the man, causing him to fall into the door and then onto the floor. Statements were taken from the man and his wife. The son said he punched the window but did not intend for his father to be hit and knocked down. He was told the possible consequences and drug paraphernalia was confiscated from his bedroom.

- A loss prevention officer from Walmart, 2875 E. State St., flagged down a police officer at 4:37 p.m. Tuesday and said drug paraphernalia was found in the women's restroom.

- A man in the 200 block of Roosevelt Avenue reported at 4:22 p.m. Tuesday that he received a suspicious email from someone who claimed to be from the United Nations who said he had been randomly selected as a lottery winner for $5.5 million and all he had to do was send money to claim the prize. He said it was the second email he received which appeared to be a scam. An officer agreed it appeared to be a scam similar to other scams when the sender attempts to trick the recipient into sending money to get a valuable prize or large amount of money when, in fact, there is no prize to be claimed. Once the money is sent, the victim has no way to get the money back and they never receive the prize.

- Police received a call at 3:29 p.m. Tuesday for illegally parked vehicles on Highland Avenue in the 200 block. An officer found the vehicles parked on the west side of the street next to an alley with no parking signs from here to alley posted. Parking tickets were issued.

- A man from North Union Avenue spoke to police about an altercation that occurred on Oct. 27. He was advised the other party involved wanted nothing done about the matter.

- City Parks Foreman Jim Grimm reported at 2:56 p.m. Tuesday that he pulled into the rear of Waterworth Memorial Park off of Sunset and saw a man and a 10-year-old boy removing 3-foot tall evergreen trees. Grimm pulled his utility cart in front of the man's car and spoke with him. The man asked if he should replace the trees and Grimm told him he was not proper showing a child how to steal. The man got into his car and sped out of the walking trail and hit the right rear corner of the utility cart. A spud bar was left by the suspect. Some of the trees were replaced.

- Perry Township requested city police respond to an address off of Benton Road at 2:48 p.m. Tuesday regarding a backhoe issue. A backhoe was found by some people with an interest in claiming the piece of property. The property owner advised he owned the backhoe and had the key in his house. A city officer spoke with the Columbiana County Sheriff's Office who had a detective with information on the matter.

- A man from Pennsylvania called at 2:36 p.m. Tuesday to report his daughter and child were being held against their will inside a Fourth Street residence in Salem. He asked an officer to check on them as he was preparing to drive here to check on them. Officers found no vehicles in the garage or drive and heard no sounds coming from within the residence. No one answered the door.

- A spokesman for Expert Tire, 400 block of East Pershing Street, called at 2:17 p.m. Tuesday to report suspicious people. Two males had questioned business personnel about a vehicle parked at the rear of the business. Officers could not find the men.


- An officer investigated a report of a suspicious noise at a Mill Street residence at 10:31 p.m. Oct. 19.

- An officer responded to report of a verbal argument at a Bears Den home at 11:03 p.m. Oct. 20.

- An officer responded to a Chestnut Street home at 11:02 a.m. Oct. 21 in reference to a verbal dispute.

- An officer responded to domestic dispute in the 300 block of Ridge Street at 2:24 p.m. Oct. 21.

- An officer spoke with a woman in the 400 block of Sleepy Hollow Drive at 6:32 p.m. Oct. 24 in reference to harassment.

- An officer investigated a report of an intoxicated woman in the 200 block of Main Street at 7:28 p.m. Oct. 26.

- An officer responded to a domestic dispute in the 300 block of Columbia Street at 10:50 p.m. Oct. 26.



- Jamie L. Runyon, 30, 134 W. Maryland Ave., Sebring, was arrested for theft after an officer responded to the Dollar General in Beloit at 9:45 p.m. Oct. 22 where an employee reported she had stolen $57 worth of merchandise.

- Police investigated two reports of someone overnight damaging mailboxes in the 13900 block of Beaver Creek Road at 8 a.m. Oct. 22.

- Police responded to a theft report in the 9000 block of state Route 45 at 8:20 a.m. Oct. 23.

- An officer investigated an assault reported by a juvenile at West Branch High School at 10 a.m. Oct. 23.

- Police responded to a theft report in the 9000 block of State Route 45 at 2 p.m. Oct. 23.

- Police responded to a 13000 block Beaver Creek Road home at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 24 where the resident reported someone between 2 and 5 p.m. that day had placed a threatening note in her mailbox and stole several political signs out of her yard.

- Police responded to a theft report in the 100 block of Redwood Street in Beloit at 9:25 a.m. Oct. 25.

- Nicole L. Curtis, 28, 468 S. 12th St., Beloit, was cited for assured clear distance ahead following a two-vehicle crash in Green Township at 1:42 p.m. Oct. 25 in which she was westbound on state Route 14 near Egypt Road and allegedly failed to stop for slowing traffic, striking the rear of a vehicle driven by Cheryl S. Sabatino, 59, Salem. A 16-year-old passenger of Sabatino was transported to Akron Children's Hospital with possible injuries.

- Police responded to two reports of burglary at homes in the 16000 block of Western Reserve Road at 4:12 p.m. Oct. 25.

- Elmer S. Day Jr., 79, 2101 state Route 45 South, Salem, was cited for improper backing following a two-vehicle crash in Beloit at 2:14 p.m. Oct. 25 in which he allegedly backed from the Post Office parking lot on Main Street and struck a southbound vehicle driven by F.S. Grist, 66, Poland, who had stopped at the railroad tracks.

- Police responded to a theft report in the 12000 block of state Route 45 at 9:20 a.m. Oct. 26.

- Kacee Rae Moser, 24, 730 N. Lincoln Ave., Salem, was arrested for driving under suspension, fictitious plates and no turn signal following a traffic stop at 2:01 a.m. Saturday for an improper turn.



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