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November 27, 2012
Salem News


- Police were called at 9:30 p.m. Sunday to the 600 block of Park Avenue where two brothers were wrestling and it escalated into a minor altercation. One brother voluntarily left to allow the situation to calm down.

- An officer checked a door on Carbon Street Sunday and found it unlocked, with the interior checked and found in order. The street foreman was contacted and responded to secure the door on the building.

- Police were called at 9:21 p.m. Sunday to Salem Community Hospital regarding an accidental shooting victim being treated. The patient told an officer he was cleaning his gun at his residence in the 1000 block of Cleveland Street when the gun went off and the bullet traveled through his left hand. Another man present confirmed his story.

- An alarm was reported in the 2900 block of East State Street at 7:44 p.m. Sunday. The exterior of the business was found secure. No keyholder responded.

- An officer responded to the 600 block of East Third Street for a report at 7:42 p.m. Sunday of multiple hangup calls with children heard in the background laughing. The homeowner was contacted and it was determined one of the small children was playing with the phone.

- A suspicious person was reported at 7:32 p.m. Sunday in the 200 block of Roosevelt Avenue asking for money. An officer found the person and told them about the complaint and the consequences if police receive further complaints.

- A woman reported at 5:02 p.m. Sunday that she moved out of a residence on Aetna Street that she shared with her husband and now he's refusing to leave. She's the only person listed on the lease. She was told it's a civil matter and to contact an attorney.

- Police responded to an alarm activation at 4:03 p.m. Sunday in the 1900 block of Painter Road, arriving on the scene along with the keyholder. The interior of the residence was checked and everything appeared normal to the keyholder.

- A Washington Avenue man reported at 3:58 p.m. Sunday that he was receiving unwanted text messages from a known person. An officer left a message for the person who will be told to stop.

- An anonymous person at 2:28 p.m. Sunday reported finding a set of keys in a vehicle while looking at vehicles in a lot on Continental Drive. An officer will return the keys to the business on Monday.

- Police responded to the 500 block of East State Street after a woman came out of a business at 12:06 p.m. Sunday and fell from the step, falling into the parking space in front of the business. The woman was injured and her granddaughter arrived and said she would take her to the hospital. Fire department first responders and EMT Ambulance were on the scene.

- A woman reported at 11:33 a.m. Sunday that she and her family were at Walmart on East State Street when a female known to her came and began yelling at her and making a scene inside the store. She went to leave and her husband tried to talk to the female who became more irate. The family was leaving when the female drove by with her son and said this wasn't over and she was going to harm the woman and told her to call police, that she didn't care. Information was sent to the prosecutor's office for review for charges for menacing.

-A loud explosion was reported at 10:41 a.m. Sunday in the area of East Sixth Street, but nothing was found.

- Police were called at 9:39 a.m. Sunday to the 100 block of Washington Avenue for a criminal damaging report at an apartment. A woman said her fiance kicked the front door of the apartment building, causing damage to the front door and inside wall. She claimed he tried to strike her with the door, but he denied the allegation and there was no evidence to prove he was attempting to harm her. Officers left and could hear him inside crying, returning for him to say he would go to jail because she was leaving. Then he asked if he could go to a mental health facility in Akron where he's a patient instead. An officer called for an ambulance and he was taken to Salem Community Hospital for an evaluation.


- Beaver Township police called at 5:30 a.m. Saturday asking Columbiana to be on the lookout for a dark SUV southbound on state Route 46 occupied by some people suspected of breaking into a township residence.

- Becky Smith of Columbiana reported sliding on some ice and into a guardrail while driving through town at 8:08 a.m. Saturday. There were no injuries.

- An Allen Park, Mich., woman contacted police on Saturday in regard to some custody questions.

- A caller reported Saturday a maroon-colored car had been sitting in a parking lot next to 27 S. Elm St. for the past three weeks and she wondered if it was stolen. Police checked the registration and found it to be valid.

- An unknown female caller reported witnessing someone driving recklessly on state Route 164 by the overpass at 4:54 p.m. Saturday. Police said the driver was not impaired.

- A Park Place man reported Saturday having problems with his aunt about renting.

- An open-burning complaint was received in the area of Friend and Vine streets at 10:17 p.m. Saturday. Police found only hot coals left and spoke with the property owner, and there was no problem.

- An East Park Avenue woman reported at 3:51 a.m. Sunday there was a black vehicle loading and unloading the past several nights and she doesn't believe the persons involved live there. Police spoke to the people, who said they had arrived for a weekend wedding and were now packing to return home.

- While on patrol police saw the lights on inside the First Christian Church at 6:27 a.m. Sunday and saw a car in the parking lot. Police checked and found it was the custodian working at the church.

- A resident reported Sunday afternoon a person was going door to door soliciting business on Union Street and the person did not know if his company had a permit. Police checked with the Vindicator and learned the company did have a permit.

- Police were asked by county sheriff's office to be on the lookout for a red Ford Explorer heading north on state Route 7 at 7:26 p.m. Sunday. The SUV was heading to Cleveland after reportedly taking a child. The sheriff's office later canceled the request.

- Alexis N. Cusick, 21, of New Waterford, was cited for driving under suspension following a traffic stop on South Elm Street at 10:24 p.m. Sunday.



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