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December 14, 2012
Salem News


- Alys Miles, of the 1900 block of South Lincoln Avenue, reported at 11:52 a.m. Thursday that she was shopping at Walmart on the general merchandise side and her red purse was in the cart. She turned for a moment and when she looked back, the purse was gone. The purse contained her checkbook, wallet, credit cards and other personal items.

- An officer responded to a domestic at 8:09 a.m. Thursday in the 1300 block of Carole Drive and spoke with both parties involved. Information gathered will be reviewed and sent to the prosecutor for possible charges.

- An officer at 2:47 a.m. Thursday saw a silver Dodge Grand Caravan parked with the engine running in Centennial Park off of East Pershing Street after park hours. Three people inside the van were identified and said they were homeless and sleeping until morning. They were told the park hours and to find another place to stay until daylight. They were also provided with several referrals for service for the homeless.

- Police were called at 1:28 a.m. Thursday to the 100 block of South Howard Avenue to speak with a woman who said she and her live-in boyfriend had an argument at their home on Ohio Avenue. She left, but he would not let her take their 1-month-old child. An officer attempted to contact him to no avail. She was told her options.

- A woman on Ninth Street reported at 11:03 p.m. Wednesday that she was receiving unwanted calls from a known person who is allegedly upset over something she posted on Facebook. She was told to cease contact and that the other person would be told the same.

- Andrew Welsh, of the 400 block of South Broadway Avenue, reported at 9:58 p.m. Wednesday that someone forced open the front door of his residence and stole his video game console/dvd player which contained a DVD borrowed from Salem Public Library. Several neighbors reported a known male had talked about breaking into the residence, but they had not seen anyone break inside. An officer located the suspect and he denied any involvement.

- Stephanie Holland, 18, of Newton Falls, was cited for failure to yield after she pulled her vehicle into the intersection of Franklin Avenue and Southeast Boulevard and struck a vehicle driven by William Crago, 49, of Main Street, Leetonia, who was traveling northwest on Franklin Avenue at 8:29 p.m. Wednesday. Holland had stopped for the stop sign and proceeded into the intersection, reporting she did not see the other vehicle.

- A woman came to the police station at 8:09 p.m. Wednesday to speak to an officer regarding some property her estranged husband took to a local business and exchanged for money. She was told her options.

- Mallory Chaffin, 23, of Monroe Avenue, Salem, was cited for failure to yield after she attempted to turn her eastbound vehicle left at the traffic light going into Salem Plaza and collided with a westbound vehicle driven by Albert Demaiolo, 55, of Tower Road, Salem, on State Street at 7:05 p.m. Wednesday.

- A Perry Township resident reported at 4:59 p.m. Wednesday that a relative removed his checkbook from the residence and the checks were used in multiple Walmarts, including Salem. The theft of the checkbook had already been reported to Perry Township.

- An officer responded to the 2200 block of Southeast Boulevard to speak to a woman at 4:53 p.m. Wednesday regarding issues with her ex-boyfriend, whom she said entered her residence without permission Wednesday and will not stop calling her.

- A woman reported at 4:42 p.m. Wednesday that she responded to an ad for a room for rent in a Salem residence, moved in, paid half of the required rent amount in advance and now the person who rented her the room has been harassing her and making unreasonable demands. The person never had her sign a lease or provide a security deposit and now they're demanding a security deposit and additional rent money. She was under the impression the person was the building owner, but learned someone else was the actual landlord. She secured an apartment from a legitimate landlord and began to move her things. The suspect is still demanding money and she was expecting problems while trying to retrieve the last of her belongings. She was told to call police if problems develop. She was also told the officer would follow up with the landlord regarding the tenant renting out rooms.

- A woman in the 1000 block of West Perry Street reported at 2:59 p.m. Wednesday that she was threatened by a neighbor after she found his dog running at large near her rear door. An officer spoke with both parties about the incident.

- Derek Anderson, of Monroe Street, reported at 3:09 p.m. Wednesday that an unknown person scratched the entire right side of his vehicle while it was parked in the garage overnight.

- Police were called to Auto Zone on West State Street at 11:27 a.m. Wednesday for a vehicle parked in the lot for a week. An officer will attempt to contact the owner.

- Tom Mather, Salem schools transportation supervisor, called at 9:45 a.m. Wednesday regarding a school bus crossing violation which occurred Tuesday afternoon on South Lincoln Avenue near Olive Street. A female driver went through when the red lights were flashing.

- An officer called and talked to Salem school staff after being advised at 8:42 a.m. Wednesday that a child was approached at a bus stop that morning by an adult from a religious group passing out literature in the 900 block of West State Street.


- Police were called at 6:20 p.m. Wednesday to the apartments on Benton Road where a parent wanted her adult child and the child's significant other removed after the child locked another sibling out of the apartment when the parent was not home. The parent was told the procedure for eviction since the adult child had been permitted to live there for an extended time.

- A neighbor on North Lincoln Avenue called at 3:10 p.m. Wednesday to report a suspicious vehicle parked in the driveway of a foreclosed house in the 1800 block. An officer contacted the person in the vehicle and learned they were employed by a construction firm subcontracted to clean and winterize homes foreclosed by the banks.

- A couple on Garfield Road reported at 2:15 p.m. Wednesday that a checkbook was taken from their residence, with the checks used at several area Walmart stores. The value of the checks written was $4,271 to date, with several checks still outstanding. The woman said she was unaware of the theft until she went to the bank to withdraw money for Christmas. She believed the checkbook was taken by her son the week they were away. The victim was told a theft report would be made, but she would need to contact the police departments where the checks had been cashed.

- Pedro Hermoso Cedillo, who last known address was West Perry Street, was taken into custody Wednesday morning for obstruction of official business and taken to the Columbiana County jail where a detainer was supposed to be faxed by the U.S. Border Patrol to pick him up and deport him. Police had responded to a West Perry Street residence with a representative of Children Services to investigate an alleged sexual assault. While investigating the complaint, police were given a North Carolina ID from a male residing at the residence which turned out to be a fake ID. U.S. Border Control was contacted and allegedly found that Cedillo was in the country illegally.

- The owner of a property in the 900 block of Benton Road called at 2:50 p.m. Monday to report trespassers traveling on his property and causing damage. No trespassing signs and survey markers were removed and he wanted the people brought up on charges if caught, and also ordered to pay damages.


- An officer responded to a report of a black bear cub in the area of Chestnut Street at 7:40 p.m. Dec. 1.

- An officer responded a domestic dispute at a Main Street home at 9:51 p.m. Dec. 1.

- An officer responded to a report of vandalism at a West Main Street home at 11:01 p.m. Dec. 1.

- A Main Street resident reported at 11:43 a.m. Dec. 2 that a relative took her vehicle without permission.

- A Waddell Street resident reported at 12:06 p.m. Dec. 2 that someone had egged two vehicles at her home during the prior night.

- An officer investigated a breaking and entering at a West Main Street business at 8 p.m. Dec. 8.


- Someone, name and address not listed, reported at 5 a.m. Wednesday their mother was being scammed by an online dating service.

- A man reported at 11 a.m. Wednesday he has been unable to contact the owner of an online auction place to get back items left with him to sell, and the person won't return his phone calls.

- A Crestview School District bus driver reported at 4:32 p.m. Wednesday a car was not stopping for his red lights. The driver later reported the car was parked at Pizza Hut.

- A man reported at 10:58 p.m. Wednesday a suspicious vehicle was parked at a Stanton home. Police found the car, and there were no problems.



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