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December 4, 2012
Salem News


- An officer responded to a 200 block South Broadway Avenue location at 4:22 p.m. Sunday where a woman reported someone had stolen her and another woman's purses off a coat rack during a choir concert at approximately 3 p.m. that day.

- An officer responded to a 2300 block East State Street business for a theft report at 7:20 p.m. Sunday.

- Officers responded to a report of a suspicious man attempting to sell a television in the 1400 block of East Third Street at 8:59 p.m. Sunday. The man claimed to be selling it for a friend. He was told to stop.

- A 600 block East Fourth Street resident reported at 9:30 a.m. Monday that someone overnight had struck his vehicle parked in the street, causing significant damage to the driver's side.

- A 300 block West Fifth Street resident reported on station at 1:23 p.m. Monday that a neighbor with whom she shares a drive had been tying his dog outside and that it was blocking the driveway. She also reported that other neighbors had been dumping trash and grass clippings over a hill at the rear of the residence.


- Officers responded to a fight between several residents at the Sharon Lynn Group Home at 3:43 p.m. Nov. 25.

- Michael Bilas, 53, 7820 Pleasant Valley Court, Salem, was arrested on an active warrant out of the Columbiana County Sheriff's Office for fraud at 1:52 p.m. Nov. 26.

- A Colonial Villa resident reported at 3:11 p.m. Nov. 26 that someone had ransacked her trailer.

- A Diagonal Road resident reported at 5:32 p.m. Nov. 26 that someone drove around her house causing damage to her yard.

- A U.S. Route 62 resident reported at 6:20 p.m. Nov. 26 that he had been receiving unwanted telephone calls and text messages from an ex-girlfriend. She was contacted and told to stop.

- A Beaver Creek Road juvenile reported at 2:31 p.m. Nov. 27 that she had received a threatening message from an ex-boyfriend via Facebook. No direct threat was determined.

- An officer investigated a report of a student with prescription drug patches in a locker at 1:30 p.m. Nov. 28, but found the student to have a prescription for the medication.

- Van A. Mills, 82, 700 A Springfield Road, Columbiana, was cited for assured clear distance ahead following a three-vehicle crash at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 28 in Green Township in which he was eastbound on state Route 14 east of Egypt Road and allegedly failed to stop for traffic, striking the rear of the vehicle in front of him and causing a chain reaction. No injuries were reported.

- Floyd S. Roberts III, 26, Alliance, was arrested for driving under suspension following a traffic stop for a loud exhaust at 3:47 a.m. Nov. 29.

- Laura Elizabeth Moore, 26, 14830 Smith Goshen Road, Salem, was cited for assured clear distance ahead following a two-vehicle crash in Green Township at 8:45 a.m. Nov. 29 in which she was southbound on Lisbon Road approaching state Route 14 and allegedly failed to stop for traffic, striking the rear of a vehicle driven by Arden Sauerwein, 74, Salem. No injuries were reported.

- Madison Oneal Griffiths, 16, 1440 Georgetown Damascus Road, Beloit, was cited for failure to yield from a stop sign following a two-vehicle crash in Beloit at 5:57 p.m. Thursday in which she was westbound on Fifth Street and allegedly pulled into the path of Bonnie L. Wise, 51, Homeworth, who was northbound on Main Street. Wise was transported by Beloit EMS to the Salem Community Hospital with non life-threatening injuries.

- A 9000 block Stratton Road resident reported at 4:18 p.m. Friday that hunters were trespassing on her property. The Division of Wildlife was contacted and the suspects were given a warning from the homeowner and cited for not tagging their deer within regulations.

- A 9000 block Stratton Road resident reported at 4:28 p.m. Friday that their house had been struck by a stray bullet, shattering the living room window.

- A 9000 block Western Reserve Road resident reported at 8:34 a.m. Saturday that their house had been struck by a shotgun slug.


- A caller reported at 2:02 a.m. Saturday that she had seen a small green vehicle travel off the roadway in the 1800 block of South Lincoln Avenue, striking a street sign, then flee the area. An officer collected the sign and searched the area but was unable to locate the suspect vehicle.

- An officer responded to a Brittany Lane home at 11:42 a.m. Saturday where Kristi Trybend reported that while stopped behind a truck on Georgetown Road at state Route 45, the truck backed into her vehicle. She said that she did not notice any damage at the time of the crash, but saw some damage upon inspection at home.

- An officer on patrol at 8:34 p.m. Sunday located several vehicles belonging to a tree company parked in a vacant business lot on state Route 9 that had been forcibly entered. An attempt to contact the company was unsuccessful.


- A Cross Street man reported Sunday his Cavalier was struck by another vehicle while parked outside his home sometime over the past 24 hours.

- A resident called at 8:41 p.m. Sunday to request an officer be present while he retrieves some personal belongings from a residence on North Vine Street.

- The father of two girls, ages 13 and 9, requested an extra police watch in the 200 block of West Washington Street and at the school because a registered sex offender often sits outside his father's home watching the children. The caller said he has warned the sex offender about doing this.

- An official at the alternate school at county juvenile reported Monday morning an 18-year-old student left without permission.

- A Pritchard Avenue woman reported Monday being a scam victim.


- James E. Rogers of Leetonia was arrested for OVI following a traffic stop in town at 4 a.m. Sunday.

- A Manor Apartments resident reported Sunday someone left two dead mice and two rocks on her vehicle's front seat. She said her fuel cap was also opened but she was unsure if anything had been done to her fuel. She called back later to to say she saw a male in the parking lot and she believes he was the one who entered her car earlier. Police checked the area but did not find the suspect.

- Police were asked Friday by the Stark County Sheriff's Office to deliver a written message to a residence on Timberline Drive, which they did.

- While on patrol Friday evening, an officer found an open door to a tool shed at Custom Comfort. The officer secured the door.

- An unknown caller reported a group of youths were being loud at the area of South Main and Colonial streets at 10:07 p.m. Friday. An officer spoke to the youths and their parents, and they said they would keep it quiet.

- An unknown caller reported Friday following a possible drunk driver at 9:15 p.m. Friday. The vehicle was out of the city's jurisdiction before police caught up with it.

- An unknown caller asked to speak with an officer on Friday about getting permission to drive from one end of town to the other in a vehicle without its lights being on.

- A security alarm went off at STG Communications at 12:24 a.m. Saturday, but everything was found secure.

- A woman reported at 2:23 a.m. Saturday her purse was stolen from the Sunbreeze Tanning Salon.

- An unknown caller reported Saturday a washer at the laundromat on South Main Street was spraying water all over the place and she needed to contact the owner. Police were able to contact the owner.

- An Albright Avenue woman reported Saturday someone stole her husband's pills.

- A worker at Cash Land reported someone was trespassing at at 4:25 p.m. Saturday.

- An unknown caller reported witnessing a motorist in a white SUV strike another vehicle in New Waterford and it kept on going until it struck a vehicle in the Circle K parking lot at 11:45 p.m. Saturday.

- David Weikart of Columbiana was arrested for OVI at 12:03 a.m. Thursday.

- A Salem man stopped to speak with an officer on Thursday about a protection order issue.



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