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November 5, 2012
Salem News

- Paul Redmond, Lodge Road, Leetonia, reported at 10:30 a.m. Sunday there was an open window at the vacant home across the street. Deputies checked the home, found the basement door ajar, but no one inside.

- Shirley Hacker, New Garden Avenue, Salem, reported at 2:30 p.m. Saturday her son broke the window of her vehicle while it was parked at his home on Jimtown Road. Deputies found a shattered pumpkin on the ground and the remnants of the rear window. He had threatened to smash her window if she left for town without him and about 15 minutes after she left, her father called to tell her the window had been broken. Her son then threatened to harm her if she called police. Brandon Hacker, 19, Jimtown Road, East Palestine, was charged with criminal damaging and menacing.

- Jeff Smith, Bolivar Road, Wellsville, wanted deputies to come take his 17-year-old child away because he was reportedly not listening and refusing to work at 2:22 p.m. Friday. Deputies left a message explaining how unruly charges can be filed.

- Ed Ridgeway, Clinton Street, Hanoverton, reported at 11:15 p.m. Friday someone has been messing around with his mailbox. One week it was taken and dropped off in his daughter's friend's yard and the next week it was smashed.

- Mark Hodge, Augusta Road, East Rochester, reported at 9:08 p.m. Saturday he and a man he knows fought many months ago and got into trouble at the time. On Saturday, the other man reportedly began calling and texting while threatening his life.

- Jessica Rudish, U.S. Route 30, Minerva, reported at 5:59 p.m. Saturday the possible kidnapping of a child. However, after talking to her deputies learned she and her boyfriend were arguing in the pickup truck and he told her to get out. When she refused he broke the window of the pickup and she got out. The boyfriend left taking his daughter with him. Minerva police pulled over the pickup truck, but deputies explained to Rudish her boyfriend could not be in trouble for breaking his own things. Minerva police were alerted they could let the boyfriend go, but they charged him with a drug-related offense.

- A door was reported open at Lisbon Pattern, state Route 45, at 4:14 p.m. Saturday. Deputies checked the shop and found no one around, so they secured the door. An audible siren then sounded and the owner was called.

- Braddeley Burwell II, 17th Street, Sebring, reported another vehicle backed into the front of his in front of the Alliance Dollar General at 3:28 p.m. Saturday. The driver of the other vehicle, Linda Morrison, no address listed, told deputies she hit the gas instead of the brake.

- Casey Swiger, state Route 39, Salineville, reported at 11:53 a.m. Saturday her ex-husband came to her mother's house and took the dog. The ex-husband, Travis Swiger, told deputies he had court documents giving him the dog and he picked it up.

- An off-duty lieutenant reported at 10:40 a.m. Saturday he has been checking on a neighbor's house on Roller Coaster Road, Lisbon, while they are out of town. Three houses belonging to the Steven Toth family were found broken into with the windows smashed and items removed.

- Dorothy Andric, Stokesberry Road, Lisbon, reported at 9:10 a.m. Saturday she has been hearing children and adults at the back of her property.

- John Balmenti, state Route 170, Negley, reported at 7:32 a.m. Saturday 300 feet of welding cable was taken from the back of his truck. The cables are valued at $600.

- Amy Frantz, Lisbon Road, Lisbon, reported at 9:52 a.m. Sunday she found a suspicious note in her paper box containing random sayings.

- Josh Ford, Prospect Street, Lisbon, reported at 10:06 a.m. Saturday his semi trailer was parked at Geary's Towing overnight and all four batteries were taken from the truck. Ford additionally reported a co-worker's truck and a couple other drivers had batteries taken also.

- Roberta Carman, U.S. Route 30, Minerva, reported to Minerva police she went out to her vehicle and found a man sitting inside. She spoke to him and he gave her his name, that he was homeless and just getting out of the weather. Minerva police gave the man a ride into town. She declined to press charges.



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