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November 16, 2012
Salem News


- An officer spoke at 2:58 p.m. Thursday to a woman who said she received a counterfeit $10 bill. She said the bill had been detected at a local gas station when she went to pay and she believed that the bill may have been received as change when she paid her utility bill. When contacted regarding the report, Salem Utilities Superintendent Don Weingart said the woman brought the bill back to the Utilities Department and personnel called for the police to come over. He said the Utilities Department clerks are experienced in detecting counterfeit money and often check the larger bills. He said he didn't believe the bill came from there, noting that the public should always check their money and count their change. Weingart said this can serve as awareness for the public that there is counterfeit money out there.

- An anonymous caller at 9:45 p.m. Wednesday reported juveniles in the road on Franklin Avenue near Southeast Boulevard. Officers located a group of people who appeared to be 16 to 20 years of age near Ohio Avenue. They said the only time they were in the road was a short time earlier near Southeast Boulevard because there's no sidewalk. Officers checked the length of Franklin to the city limits and did not see anyone else.

- An officer on patrol at 8:22 p.m. Wednesday saw two dogs running at large in the 300 block of South Broadway Avenue and followed them to the 400 block where the owner contained them. The owner said they accidentally got loose a short time earlier. The dog at large ordinance was explained.

- Police responded to the 800 block of North Lincoln Avenue for a report at 10:23 p.m. Wednesday of a possible prowler. A person was located standing outside the business and police learned he lives above the business.

- A woman reported at 6:52 p.m. Wednesday that she received a text from someone and wanted an officer to see the text. An officer told her options for dealing with the text.

- An anonymous caller at 6:50 p.m. Wednesday reported a reckless operator possibly intoxicated on state Route 344. An officer passed a vehicle matching the description on state Route 344 and South Lincoln Avenue and turned around, but was unsuccessful in locating the vehicle.

- A man in the 100 block of West Pershing Street reported at 6:29 p.m. Wednesday that his juvenile daughter was not listening to him and was refusing to obey his rules. An officer spoke to the daughter and told the father about his option to pursue unruly charges.


- A mother reported getting a phone call at 1:38 a.m. Thursday from her 13-year-old son, who was with his father. The boy said his father was drunk and drove them to the Night Court for more beer, leaving him in the SUV. Police went to the Night Court and did not find the vehicle or the father or son.


- An officer responded to a theft report at a Walnut Street home at 5:36 p.m. Oct. 30.

- An officer investigated a complaint of unauthorized use of a bank account from a resident in the 100 block of Lisbon Street at 3 p.m. Nov. 5.


- Someone reported at 10:56 a.m. Wednesday someone was pushing large piles of leaves out onto North Main Street near Sixth Street and the caller was concerned the leaves would be traffic hazard. Police found it was city workers pushing them out to be vacuumed by the rest of the crew shortly.

- The Lisbon Post of the Highway Patrol reported at 11:51 a.m. Wednesday a reckless driver was eastbound from Washingtonville on state Route 14. Police looked for the vehicle but did not find it.

- A Camelot Drive man reported at 12:28 p.m. Wednesday someone entered his vehicle sometime during the night and took several electronic items.

- The County Sheriff's office requested assistance at 1:16 p.m. Wednesday with attempting to serve a warrant on Cody Harmon, North Main Street. Police found Harmon inside the home, and he was taken into custody on the county warrant.

- A woman reported at 2:31 p.m. Wednesday a possible drug deal was taking place in the parking lot at the South Main Street Laundromat. Police checked the area but found no one.

- A woman reported at 4:24 p.m. Wednesday her vehicle was broken into on Royal Birkdale Sunday night, and a fleet gas card was missing from the center console.

- A man reported at 5:34 p.m. Wednesday his ex-wife would not follow the shared parenting order put in place by the magistrate. The woman did not allow the children to go with their father.

- A West Friend Street woman reported at 7:40 p.m. Wednesday she would like to file a report against her family and pursue a restraining order. Police told the woman to contact the county Common Pleas Court for the restraining order.

- Police charged Robert P. White, 24, West Salem Street, with carrying a concealed weapon following a traffic stop on state Route 46 at 2:34 p.m. Nov. 9. White was initially pulled over for a broken windshield and later asked to step out of the vehicle and frisked after police observed a box of ammunition on the floor of the back seat. White reportedly told police he did not have any weapons on him or in the car, however, a knife was confiscated from his pocket during the pat down. He was then taken to the Mahoning County Jail and his vehicle was towed by AAA.



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