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December 15, 2012
Salem News


- A woman in the 500 block of Aetna Street reported a possible scam at 1:38 p.m. Friday, saying she received a Mail Express with a check inside and instructions for cashing the check and she would end up with the balance after following some directions.

An officer agreed it was a scam and the paperwork was destroyed.

-A woman on Southeast Boulevard reported at 11:04 a.m. Friday that she found money had been taken from her purse and her checkbook and savings account books were taken.

Over the past month, she had allowed her granddaughter and her granddaughter's boyfriend to stay with her. The granddaughter had a problem in Stark County and was not there, but she still let the boyfriend stay. She wasn't sure of his last name, but said he's now staying somewhere else. The accounts were stopped and nothing was taken except for the cash.

- A man affiliated with a residential program in Akron for troubled youth called at 9:24 a.m. Friday to report a female juvenile told him Friday that she had previously been assaulted while in Salem four to five months ago.

She's in a safe resident house in Akron. The matter, which was listed on the report as rape, is under investigation.

- Marlene Lang, of South Lincoln Avenue, reported at 9:33 a.m. Friday that in the past two weeks, an unknown male was going around to her various rental properties and trying to sell the tenants a flat screen television, but had no television in his possession.

On one occasion, the tenants left the residence and returned to find the same male attempting to jimmy the door lock. He ran away when they arrived. All the tenants have given the same description for the male. Incidents occurred on Nov. 25, another day two weeks ago, Dec. 2 and Dec. 7.

- Police responded to East 11th Street for an audible alarm sounding at 9:25 a.m. Friday and found the front door of a residence open about 12 inches. Officers searched the inside and found no one. The keyholder arrived and the alarm was reset and the residence secured.

- Police were called at 5:29 a.m. Friday for a suspicious person standing on the sidewalk looking at a house in the 1200 block of Maple Street. Officers checked the area, but were unable to find the person.

- Police checked the 400 block of Columbia Street for a 911 hangup call at 12:59 a.m. Friday, but were unable to find anyone or any problems.

- Loud music from a vehicle was reported at 11:17 p.m. Thursday at North Lundy Avenue and East Third Street. No violations were observed, but an officer spoke to occupants of a vehicle matching the description given.

The man said he had been playing his car stereo loudly earlier and apologized for the problem.

- An officer on patrol at 10:54 p.m. Thursday in the 100 block of Railroad Street found damage to three panels of freshly poured concrete for the sidewalk. The damage consisted of writing in the soft concrete, including profane words, handprints, shoe prints and other symbols.

- Police were called to Salem Community Hospital at 9:09 p.m. Thursday for a male patient being treated who accidentally shot himself in the left hand while attempting to clean his weapon at a Fairview Court property. He thought the weapon was unloaded. A witness confirmed his story.

- A 15-year-old Salem girl was charged with delinquency related to an alleged assault after police were called at 6:42 p.m. Thursday to Waterworth Memorial Park for a reported assault and spoke with the juvenile victim, who was taken to Salem Community Hospital with unknown injuries.

The alleged suspect had fled before police arrived, but officers were able to identify her, responded to her residence and placed her in custody. She was processed and released to a family member. Information will be forwarded to the juvenile officer for review.

- A barking dog was reported at 6:33 p.m. Thursday in the 200 block of North Madison Avenue, with the resident told to take care of the problem when the dog starts barking.

- Police received several hangup calls from a residence in the 900 block of North Ellsworth Avenue at 6:13 p.m. Thursday and made multiple attempts to call back the caller.

An adult called back and said several children were responsible for the calls and everything was fine. The adult brought his children to the police station so an officer could speak to them. They said they understood the importance of using 911 properly.

- Parminder Kaur, 26, of Camelot Drive, Columbiana, was cited for assured clear distance after her northbound vehicle on Southeast Boulevard failed to stop for traffic and struck the rear of another northbound vehicle driven by Jonathan Burnell, 38, of Parkview Drive, Columbiana, at 4:04 p.m. Thursday.

- Police responded to Salem Community Hospital at 3:55 p.m. Thursday for a juvenile assaulted a short time earlier in the 100 block of Hawley Avenue.

The juvenile had been punched several times, resulting in facial injuries that required medical treatment. Police learned the assault resulted from alleged comments the victim made to his ex-girlfriend's new boyfriend, the suspect in the assault. The 16-year-old suspect was charged with delinquency after being fully cooperative and taking responsibility for his actions. He had been advised of his rights first in the presence of his mother and was told to have no further contact with the victim.

- A juvenile problem was reported in the 800 block of East Fifth Street at 2:58 p.m. Thursday. An officer spoke with all parties involved, with the matter to be reviewed by the juvenile prosecutor.

- A man in the 100 block of West Seventh Street reported at 11:58 a.m. Thursday that he had an account with Buy-Sell-Trade and his account was frozen because it may have been used by a female. He was given advice on checking his accounts.


- Carol Litty reported she was at the Duke & Duchess convenience store on Tuesday night when a young person at the pump next to her entered her vehicle while she was inside the store and stole her coat and other items.

- A resident of Woodland Avenue reported Thursday her daughter was threatening to harm herself.

- Dean Duvall asked Thursday to speak with an officer about fraud.

- Jason Maynard asked Thursday to speak with an officer about being harassed by his ex-girlfriend.

- A person who lives in an apartment on Quincy Avenue reported at 8:39 p.m. Thursday the neighbor's were playing their music too loud, and it was keeping her son awake.


- William Gbur reported Thursday finding a money bag on Maple Street behind the county map building.

- Molly Donahey reported Thursday someone made seven unauthorized charges against her bank account on the Internet.

- A caller reported there was a vehicle parked near Fox's Pizza leaking gasoline at 11:26 a.m. Friday. The fire department was also called.

- Christy Morgan reported she was sitting in her car at the county Counseling Center parking lot at 1:18 p.m. Friday when she saw two females yelling at a child in the vehicle next to her. The one female was hitting the child and swearing at them.



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