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December 11, 2012
Salem News


- A South Pricetown Road resident reported damage to his property at 3:28 p.m. Dec. 2.

- Staff at the Sharon Lynn Group Home reported at 4:31 p.m. Dec. 2 that a juvenile resident had caused damage to property at the facility.

- Police responded to the Andrew's Honda building at 7:50 a.m. Dec. 3 where a man reported tools had been removed from his truck while parked at the building. Equipment was also reported stolen from Thompson Electric.

- A U.S. Route 62 resident reported on Dec. 3 that someone had made unauthorized charges to her checking account.

- Police responded to a criminal mischief report in the 15000 block of Middletown Road at 6:22 p.m. Dec. 4.

- Kourtney Orth, 16, 12616 Sharon Lynn Drive, Salem, was arrested by Canton police at 6:06 p.m. Thursday and turned over to the department on a felonious assault charge after she ran away from the Sharon Lynn Group Home following the alleged assault of a staff member by choking her with a power cord at 12:36 a.m. Dec. 3. Orth and another resident had then fled the facility prior to arrival of officers.

- Joshua McFarland, 20, 1133 Prospect St., Salem, was arrested on an active warrant out of the Columbiana County Sheriff's Office following a traffic stop at 6 a.m. Friday in which he was a passenger.

- Anthony C. Disiena, 51, 17 Dogwood Drive, Beloit, was arrested for felonious assault after officers responded to the home at 1:07 p.m. Friday where he had allegedly threatened his brother with a handgun during an argument approximately one hour prior. Disiena told police that had only used the unloaded weapon to frighten his brother, who had gone outside the home to fight him regarding a family matter.

- Richard D. Hill, 51, Boardman, was arrested for driving under suspension following a traffic stop for lanes of travel at 7:40 a.m. Saturday. Hill claimed he was delivering papers as a favor for a friend and had been looking for addresses.

- Police responded to a theft report in the 6000 block of state Route 165 at 5 p.m. Saturday.

- Bruce M. Schaffner, 46, Warren, was cited for failure to control following a one-vehicle crash in Goshen Township at 9:35 p.m. Saturday in which he was eastbound on Middletown Road and allegedly entered the ditch on the east side of state Route 534 while attempting to turn north.


- Police responded to a domestic dispute at a South Lundy Avenue home at 4:24 p.m. Sunday between a woman and her juvenile daughter and found it to be a verbal argument about personal matters. The daughter agreed to go to her father's for the evening.

- A South Lincoln Avenue resident reported at 5:59 p.m. Sunday that $212 had been charged to a debit card she lost last week.

- An East Third Street resident reported at 6:19 p.m. Sunday that a group of people had thrown an unknown object at him, which shattered nearby, while he was walking in the 100 block of North Ellsworth Avenue.

- Travis T. Sadler, 37, 340 Ohio Ave., Salem, was arrested at 6:27 p.m. Sunday for disorderly conduct after allegedly not remaining calm during an investigation that he had allegedly assaulted his wife that day.

- James R. Ray, 32, 571 N. Lincoln Ave., Salem, was arrested for domestic violence after police responded to his home at 11:41 p.m. Sunday where his fiancee alleged he assaulted her while she attempted to leave, causing visible injury to her neck and face.

- A West Fifth Street resident reported on station at 9:02 a.m. Monday that someone had made an unauthorized internet purchase through his bank account last week.

- A Lexington Avenue resident reported at 10:07 a.m. Monday that a fraudulent, apparently international charge had been made on her checking account.


- Police responded to a report at 8:36 p.m. Sunday of an assault in progress in the parking lot at the intersection of state Route 45 and Depot Road. Upon arrival, people there said no assault occurred, but their vehicle had become disabled and one man was frustrated and was pounding on the roof of the car with his hands. All of them were identified and checked for warrants and help arrived with fuel. They were still trying to get the vehicle running when the officer who responded left.

- Thomas G. Rhodes, 50, of North Street, Salineville, was cited for failure to yield after his southbound vehicle on Cunningham Road stopped at the stop sign and then attempted to turn east onto state Route 344, colliding with a northbound vehicle driven by Marisa Fife, 46, of Youngstown, who had stopped at the stop sign and continued north on Cunningham Road into the intersection. The accident occurred at 5:52 p.m. Sunday.

- Police were called at 2:48 p.m. Sunday to Salem Acres apartments, Prospect Street, for an unruly juvenile. An officer spoke to both the juvenile and the parent, telling the parent options and telling the juvenile possible consequences of continued actions.

- Robert Michael Rice, of Salem, was cited for driving under suspension after a traffic stop at 12:07 a.m. Sunday on Georgetown Road at West Perry Street. Rice possessed an Alabama driver's license that was suspended. Two female juveniles who were passengers in the vehicle were found to have given their parents false information about their whereabouts and were taken to the police station and turned over to their parents.

- Police were called to a Benton Road residence in the 900 block at 4:11 p.m. Saturday for a sick or injured raccoon in a back yard. The animal was dispatched and the carcass disposed of by the homeowner.

- On Saturday afternoon, an officer took a report for a deer/car accident which occurred about 7:15 a.m. Friday in the 1900 block of East 11th Street when Norma Exline, 65, of Ohio Avenue, Salem, struck one of three deer attempting to cross the street, causing moderate damage to the vehicle. The accident was reported when the officer found Exline's license plate leaning against a mailbox post and made contact with the owner to retrieve the plate.


- Charges were filed over the weekend against the following for failure to pay city income taxes: Raymond Wuckovich, Columbiana, Shane McDevitt, Leetonia, Nathan Nesselrote, Columbiana, Katie Oliver, Columbiana, Jennifer Smotrilla, Salem, Darla Cross, Columbiana, Jessica Bowman, Boardman, Brittany Neville, Boardman, Jason and Rebecca Culbertson, Columbiana, Robert and Jill Lutman, Lisbon, William Scotte Elliott, Columbiana.

- Van A. Mills, 82, Columbiana, was pulling west onto state Route 14 from the stop sign on Springfield Road at 7 p.m. Sunday and hit a vehicle that was westbound on state Route 14 and driven by Daryl Kirtley, Canfield. Mills was cited for failure to yield from a stop sign.

- The Beaver Township Police Department requested police check on a North Cross street home at 9:31 p.m. Sunday for a reported domestic. Police found it was a verbal dispute only.

- The Heartland Christian School athletic director reported at 12:48 p.m. Saturday one of the basketball coaches was ejected from a game and requested police stand by until the game ended.

- The Beaver Township Police Department reported at 10:31 p.m. Saturday a green Grand Prix with a black fender and black hood had a loud exhaust and may be in the Duquesne Street area. Police checked the area but did not see the vehicle.

- A woman reported at 10:58 p.m. Saturday a man dressed in all black was walking in the area of Duquesne Street. Police checked the area but did not see the man.

- Police went to a West Salem Street home after someone reported at midnight his ex-wife called to state that she just wanted to say good-bye. Police found the woman at a local bar and she was fine.

- A woman reported at 2:39 p.m. Friday a man was being verbally abusive to her daughter and striking a vehicle parked at the North West Street home. Police went to the home and found there was no problem.

- Police issued a trespassing warning to two kids on railroad property at 3:54 p.m. Friday.

- Police responded to a verbal dispute at a Brenda Lane home at 5:27 p.m. Friday. Monica Macklin said Adam and Breanna Little were ready to leave and there should be no further problems.

- Police arrested Michael Esenwein, Columbiana, on a city warrant for criminal damaging at 6:30 p.m. Friday.

- John Davis, Columbiana, was stopped in traffic facing northbound on North Main Street at 6:39 p.m. Friday and David Barbee, Columbiana, was northbound on North Main Street and struck Davis' vehicle in the rear. Barbee was cited for assured clear distance ahead.

- The owner of Arsuffi laundromat reported at 9:48 p.m. Friday four people were inside the business pushing and riding laundry carts around. Police told the people to move on.



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