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November 14, 2012
Salem News


- A Hanoverton woman reported at 11:15 a.m. Tuesday that a few days ago an unknown vehicle struck her vehicle while it was parked in the Walmart parking lot on East State Street. The left fender and both left side doors were damaged.

- Loud music was reported at 10:28 a.m. Tuesday in the 300 block of Pershing Street where an officer could hear music coming from a residence and spoke to someone who agreed to lower the volume.

- Police were called at 10:23 a.m. Tuesday to Walmart, 2875 E. State St., where a female shopper attempted to push out a cart full of items valued at over $1,100 without a receipt, past all points of sale. An alarm activated at the doors due to security locks on the two computers. A greeter asked to see the receipt, which the woman was unable to produce. She told the employees that her boyfriend had it outside as she used her phone. The woman then left the store and walked across a few aisles traveling west and then ran across the lot and was nearly struck by a van on Cunningham Road. She continued toward the plazas on Cunningham near State Street. An officer checked the area, but did not find her. She was described with average height and build with dark brown hair pulled back, wearing a red hoody sweatshirt with the same color writing on the front, blue jeans and white shoes. The cart contained two HP computers, two bags of dog food and two white boards.

- A Struthers woman reported a case of road rage at 10:22 a.m. Tuesday, saying she was on her way to work in Salem when a vehicle came up on the rear of her vehicle while getting off of the highway onto U.S. Route 62 just outside Canfield and came close to running up towards the rear of her vehicle. She said the other vehicle was so close that she could only see the windshield part of the vehicle as they were approaching the bypass area of North Lincoln Avenue heading south. Once at work on South Lincoln Avenue, she said the other vehicle followed her into the drive, dropped off a male and then came around to where she was parking. The female driver described as 25 to 35 years old stopped and got into a shouting match with her over driving. She said she was driving the speed limit and felt this was a road rage incident. In the parking lot later, she said persons outside heard what they thought was a shot and she found someone had used a sharp object to cut the right front tire of her vehicle, blowing the tire out.

- A man at 9:39 a.m. Tuesday reported finding a backpack and some clothes in the 800 block of North Lincoln Avenue in the back yards. Items were taken to the police station and turned over to police and contact was made with the nearby school regarding the owner of the backpack. School officials were asked to have the student contact police.

- A woman in the 2500 block of Lexington Avenue reported loud persons in an apartment at 12:25 a.m. Tuesday. An officer responded, but could not hear anything. Another report of loud persons had been reported at 9:05 p.m. Monday in the same area where a woman said her neighbor was being loud. The neighbor said she was not being loud and that it was part of an ongoing problem. They were both told to contact the landlord if there's anymore problems.

- A barking dog was reported at 8:39 p.m. Monday in the 900 block of South Union Avenue. No one was found at home, but the owner was contacted by phone and said she would have someone go to the home and put the animal inside.

- Police were called at 8:36 p.m. Monday to the 600 block of Prospect Street where a woman reported she and her boyfriend had a verbal dispute over personal matters. The boyfriend said he would leave for the night.

- A man reported at 6:05 p.m. Monday that while shopping at Giant Eagle, 2401 E. State St., a person came up to him and smacked him on the arm. No visible injuries were found and he was told his options.

- Police were called to the 1100 block of Cedar Ridge Drive where an ambulance was requested at 5:32 p.m. Monday. Fire department first responders and EMT Ambulance advised everything was okay. A female was transported by EMT.

- An intoxicated driver was reported at 3:57 p.m. Monday in the 100 block of West State Street, but was not found.

- A woman in the 100 block of West Pershing Street reported at 3:48 p.m. Monday that she believed a known male at her residence took $25 from her purse. He's been told in the past that's he's not allowed at the residence. She was told her options.

- A woman in the 1700 block of Cleveland Street reported at 12:57 p.m. Monday that someone entered her residence between Saturday and Monday and removed an antique oil lamp from the back room area. She was outside raking leaves and the back door was unlocked. She did not see anyone around. The 100-year-old lamp was her grandmother's and was passed down to her by her mother.

- Officers were told at 11:40 a.m. Monday about a red Camaro speeding on Maple Street, but could not find the vehicle.

- A representative of a business at 2870 E. State St. reported at 12:13 p.m. Monday that someone removed a cell phone without paying for it. He said it likely occurred on Saturday.

- Police responded to an alarm at 7:53 a.m. Monday at a residence on Highland Avenue where the front interior door was open. An officer called out for anyone, but no one answered, then a dog came around the front yard area and the officer let it inside. A woman came and said she fell asleep after letting the dog out and did not get to the alarm in time.


- Michael Tyson, 43, of Cider Mill Road, Salem, was cited for non-compliance driving under suspension after a traffic stop at 10:52 a.m. Monday on state Route 45 at state Route 9. The officer also confiscated Tyson's registration and plates on behalf of the registrar.

- Police were called to the 1800 block of South Lincoln Avenue at 4:20 a.m. Monday to talk to a woman about the neighbor's children left alone for the night. Police contacted the person and told them to go home.

- Police were called at 12:08 a.m. Monday to the 300 block of Plymouth Place to investigate a person who may have overdosed on medication. An ambulance was called to check on the person and medical personnel took them to the hospital to be checked.

- Police were called at 9:39 p.m. Sunday to the 1800 block of South Lincoln Avenue for a domestic dispute, which was determined to be verbal. One person voluntarily left for the night.

- Police responded to the area of Depot Road and the bypass at 6:13 p.m. Sunday regarding a person being followed by another vehicle. When police arrived, the person reported the other vehicle had left.

- A caller at 4:30 p.m. Sunday in the 1300 block of West State Street reported bullying between juveniles. Police spoke with both parties and they were told to stay away from each other.

- Police responded to the 1100 block of Prospect Street at 12:52 p.m. Sunday for a field fire. Police learned through the fire department that the fire was started by multiple juveniles. The fire is under investigation.

- Celo Smalley, 74, of Ellyson Road, East Rochester, was cited for assured clear distance after his vehicle failed to stop and struck the rear of a vehicle driven by Timothy Herron, 35, of Woodsdale Road, Salem, while they were both traveling north on South Lincoln Avenue at Snyder Road at 11:50 a.m. Sunday.


- A North Pearl Street woman reported at 8:33 a.m. Monday someone had entered her car and tossed around the contents.

- A Canterbury Court man reported at 10:41 a.m. Monday someone entered his vehicle and took his belongings.

- The County Sheriff's office reported at 2:11 p.m. Monday a vehicle was driving recklessly on state Route 14. Police checked the area but were unable to find the vehicle.

- Several people reported at 3:24 p.m. Monday a line was down and the pole was possibly on fire on state Route 7. Police located the pole between state Route 46 and Kelly Park Road and stood by until the New Waterford Fire Department arrived.

- Cathy A. Lippiatt, 60, Salem, was eastbound on East Park Avenue at 3:43 p.m. Monday and failed to negotiate a curve while approaching state Route 14 and left the road and hit a stop sign at state Route 14. She was cited for failure to control.

- A South Elm Street woman reported at 4:34 p.m. Monday she was in a verbal dispute with her boyfriend. Police stood by until she and her boyfriend made arrangements to stay away from each other for the night.


- An official at the alternate school at county juvenile court reported Tuesday one of their students left without permission.



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