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December 5, 2012
Salem News


- A West High Street man reported Monday someone opened up a Verizon account in his name and he was billed for $187.

- An unknown caller reported there were juveniles in Playtown after dark at 5:39 p.m. Monday.

- A caller reported there were three males loitering around the dumpster at McKinley Elementary at 7:47 p.m. Monday. Police checked the area but did not come across them.

-A North Market Street man reported Tuesday someone used his identity to make online purchases from Europe totaling $608.

- Theft charges were filed Sunday against Alex J. Blosser, 24, Fife Coal Road, Wellsville, for reportedly stealing a Mongoose bicycle from a yard on West High Street.


- A man in the 400 block of Franklin Street called at 12:16 p.m. Tuesday upset with a neighbor who has called the city zoning inspector numerous times about their residence. He felt it was wrong since sometimes the zoning officer finds problems and they correct them, but he said the zoning inspector finds nothing wrong with the neighbor's residence. He wanted to file harassment charges, but an officer tried to explain that it would be a civil matter. Information will be sent to the prosecutor for review.

- Regina Grim called from a business at 1761 E. State St. at 9:04 a.m. Tuesday to report someone unknown struck the top overhang area of the southwest corner of the building. Delivery people were contacted, but they said they had not been there yet.

- Police were called to McDonald's for a dog bite report at 8:39 a.m. Tuesday when the manager was bitten on the hand by a medium-size dog while handing foot out the drive-thru window to a patron.

- An officer responded to a business at 8:29 a.m. Tuesday in the 500 block of South Broadway Avenue for a 911 hangup call and spoke with several employees who had placed their phones in their pockets. No one intentionally called and everything was okay.

- A 911 hangup call reported at 8:25 a.m. Tuesday in the 100 block of Sharp Avenue was determined unfounded.

- A caller at 8:03 a.m. Tuesday reported his juvenile son was not listening to directions at home and was acting stubborn and unruly. An officer spoke with the boy and told the father to talk to a juvenile officer or Juvenile Court if the actions continue.

- An officer issued a parking ticket to a blue Saturn found parked in a no parking area on the north side of East 10th Street at 7:34 a.m. Tuesday.

- Harold Bell Jr., of 1788 Maple St., was charged with operating a vehicle under the influence, failure to comply, driving under suspension and left of center after nearly striking a police cruiser head-on in the area of Fair Avenue and Maple Street at 1:09 a.m. Tuesday and refusing to stop for emergency lights and siren when the officer initiated the traffic stop. He was caught at his residence.

- Police were called at 10:51 p.m. Monday to the 400 block of Newgarden Avenue where a worker in the plant had not left after his shift, with his vehicle left in the lot and his personal property in the break room. His wife said it was unlike him and he should have been home at 6 p.m. An officer made contact with the plant manager and other supervisors and police, firefighters and employees searched th building and could not find him, with a missing person report issued on the law enforcement data base at 5:42 a.m. Tuesday. At 7:32 a.m. Tuesday, he was located at American Standard.

- A man on East Fourth Street reported at 8:40 p.m. Monday that his juvenile daughter was walking home from a store when an adult male attempted to engage in a conversation with her that made her uncomfortable on Third Street. An officer went to the residence and located the man, telling him to stop speaking to people he doesn't know.


- Someone reported at 2:18 a.m. Monday a suspicious man was in the area of the Cornerstone Car. Police checked the area but did not see the man.

- Someone reported at 6:40 a.m. Monday a suspicious white vehicle was in the area of East Woodland Avenue. Police checked the area but did not find the vehicle.

- Someone reported at 6:40 p.m. Monday kids were messing with a trailer in the parking lot at a Columbiana Lisbon Road law office. Police told the kids not to mess with other people's property.

- Someone reported at 7 p.m. Monday someone was soliciting without a permit on North Elm Street. Police found the person and told them to stop soliciting until they obtain a permit.

- David Robert Wales, Columbiana, was cited for driving under suspension at 11:32 p.m. Monday.



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