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December 7, 2012
Salem News


- A barking dog was reported at 10:16 p.m. Wednesday in the 200 block of North Madison Avenue, but an officer sat stationary in the area and heard no dogs.

- A woman in the 300 block of East Sixth Street spoke with an officer at 8:15 p.m. Wednesday regarding her daughter. She was provided the advice she needed.

- A Fair Avenue resident reported two solicitors in the area of Fair Avenue and Oak Street at 6:46 p.m. Wednesday. Police found them and discovered they did not have permits and advised them how to obtain permits. They were cooperative and given a warning.

- Police responded to an alarm at 6:42 p.m. Wednesday at a business in the 400 block of East State Street, finding the exterior secure. A key holder arrived and the interior checked out okay.

- A suspicious person was reported at 5:45 p.m. Wednesday in the area of South Broadway Avenue and East Pershing Street by a woman who said the person appeared to be following her. The person was last seen in a black van traveling west on East Pershing Street.

- A woman in the 700 block of East Fourth Street called at 5:23 p.m. Wednesday to report a loud explosion at the rear of her residence. Officers met with her and two young girls who said two juvenile males, approximately 15 to 16 years old, were seen in the alley behind the residence and ran after the explosion. They were described as one wearing a white hooded sweatshirt and one wearing a black sweatshirt. A man in the Lincoln Learning Center parking lot said the explosion was a firework and the two boys ran northeast, with one wearing white and one wearing red. Officers did not find them.

- Police responded to the 300 block of Euclid Street for a reported alarm at 5:19 p.m. Wednesday at a business. A maintenance man helped check the building, with everything appearing secure.

- An open door was reported in the 500 block of East Sixth Street at 5:03 p.m. Wednesday. Officers were able to secure the door.

- Police were called to a medical at 4:43 p.m. Wednesday in the 400 block of Franklin Avenue. Fire department first responders and KLG Ambulance responded.

- A large load cargo binder was recovered from the roadway in the 700 block of Newgarden Avenue at 4:35 p.m. Wednesday.

- A man in the 400 block of Woodland Avenue reported at 4:19 p.m. Wednesday that sometime during the day someone removed two video game systems, four games and $40 from his sons' rooms.

- A Leetonia woman reported at 1:45 p.m. Wednesday that she left the Walmart store and was crossing the pedestrian crossing when a silver Chrysler entered the crossing without stopping. She yelled at the driver that he was to stop for pedestrians and he flipped her off, so she flipped him off. The driver still did not stop and struck her right hip with his vehicle and continued without stopping, leaving the lot. She said she did not need medical attention.

- An Idaho Avenue resident reported at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday that she was at First United Methodist Church on Sunday and had her purse in the building. She realized Wednesday that someone had gotten into her purse and removed her driver's license. She was told to contact the Bureau of Motor Vehicles for a replacement.

- An officer checked at 9:40 a.m. Wednesday on a blue Chevy truck parked on the corner near the 900 block of South Lincoln Avenue that had not moved for an extended time. A 48-hour notice to move was placed on the vehicle.

- A woman in the 900 block of Granite Avenue called at 8:09 a.m. Wednesday for a neighbor dispute involving a dog, reporting her neighbor's dog was rarely on a leash and runs at large frequently. She said the dog ran in front of a school bus when the bus was finished making a stop on West Perry Street Wednesday morning, then the dog ran to her home and jumped on her, leaving muddy paw prints on her white shirt. The owner of the dog came over to her house and grabbed the dog and dragged it home by its collar. The dog was described as medium large, black with white on the chest.


- A resident in the 2300 block of North Ellsworth Avenue reported at 12: 30 a.m. Wednesday that she could hear arguing coming from a residence across the street. Officers found a party at the rear of the residence. The mother was told of the complaint and said she would have the music turned down and have them quiet down.

- A charge of aggravated menacing was filed against a Wellsville man after police were called to the 1100 block of Prospect Street for a report of phone harassment. A warrant will be issued for his arrest.

- During a traffic stop at 4:09 p.m. Tuesday, police found a passenger in the vehicle with an outstanding warrant. Chester Quick, 52, of 340 N. Ellsworth Ave., Salem, was taken into custody for failure to appear on a charge of receiving stolen property.

- Police responded to the 700 block of Cunningham Road at 8:45 p.m. Monday in reference to a juvenile complaint, speaking to the parents and giving them their options.

- Stephanie Reed, of Pershing Street, Salem, reported at 6:27 p.m. Monday that she was stopped at the traffic light on South Lincoln Avenue at East Pidgeon Road when the vehicle in front of her, also at the light, backed into the front of her vehicle while moving for a truck that was turning. The vehicle left the scene.

- Toby Blackburn, 22, of 379 Newgarden Ave., Salem, was cited for no driver's license after a traffic stop at 4:10 p.m. Monday on North Ellworth Avenue at J. Wilson Drive. A passenger, David Blackburn, 53, of 740 Newgarden Ave., Salem, was issued a minor misdemeanor for open container.

- Tamara Pittman, 31, of Sycamore Street, Beloit, was cited for license forfeiture suspension and her license plates were seized after a traffic stop in the 900 block of Benton Road Monday.

- Police went to the 200 block of Michigan Avenue to check on a 911 hangup call from a cell phone no longer in use at 8:10 a.m. Monday. The source of the call could not be located.


- A woman reported at 7:17 a.m. Wednesday her 16-year-old son was refusing to go to school.

-A woman reported at 12:45 p.m. Wednesday that while at the Arsuffi Laundromat on South Main Street a man in a silver truck in the parking lot was watching her for at least an hour, and she was the only one inside the business and was concerned. Police spoke with the man who said he was waiting until the laundromat was empty so he could go inside and do his own laundry.

- Someone reported at 2:56 p.m. Wednesday kids were on Duquense Street near the railroad tracks. Police found the kids and told them of the complaint, but they denied being on the road.

- A man reported at 6:21 p.m. Wednesday his 83-year-old mother was involved with an online predator from Florida. Police found the woman lived outside the city and provided the information to the county sheriff's office.

- A man reported at 7:39 p.m. Wednesday he was receiving harassing telephone calls.

- A Spruce Street woman reported at 8:19 p.m. Wednesday her cell phone was stolen from her front porch.


- A 911 hang up cell phone call from a West High Street residence was transferred from the sheriff's office at 9:44 a.m. Thursday.

- Joe Ketchum, an employee with the Community Action Agency's home weatherization program, reported Thursday a full tank of gas was stolen from a van.

- While on patrol at 12:52 a.m. Thursday, an officer heard the alarm at the Dollar General going off. The building was found to be secure and the alarm was reset.

- Michelle Davison Hall reported Wednesday after her mother was admitted to Salem Community Hospital last month, an unknown person called the hospital and Dr. Wilson's office to say they wanted the dialysis treatment stopped. Hall wants police to obtain the number and find out who made these calls since it did not come from any family member.

- An official with the school at the county juvenile court building reported Wednesday a 17-year-old boy had walked away. The school called back to say the boy was located at a home on West Pine Street, and an officer brought him back to the school.



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