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December 18, 2012
Salem News


- A man requested to meet an officer at Arby's parking lot at 1:25 a.m. Sunday and said his son was missing money and his license and thinks that it's at his house and would like an officer to go with them to the house to retrieve the items. Police found the house to be in Edward Circle and transferred the matter to the county sheriff.

- Police went to a Kingwood Drive home at 5:23 p.m. Sunday for a verbal dispute. Family members agreed to make David Detwiler leave with his mother.

- Someone reported at 9:33 p.m. Sunday Michelle Freeman was threatening her and pounding on the ceiling of the home saying there was too much noise. Police told the two people to stay away from each other and avoid direct contact.

- Someone reported at 4:27 p.m. Saturday shots were being fired in the area of Fairfield and Metz roads. Police heard the noise that appeared to be coming from outside city limits and were not able to find anything in city limits.

- A North Middle Street woman reported at 8:11 p.m. Saturday someone used her credit/debit card without her consent.

- A Meadow Place woman reported at 1:44 p.m. Friday her carbon monoxide alarm was going off all night long and requested firefighters check the alarm.

- Charges were filed on the following people Friday for failure to pay city income taxes: Robert Girts of Poland, Heather Burbick of Columbiana, Blake and Stephanice Kozma of Columbiana, Matthew and Kerri Ham of Columbiana, Terry and Debra Smith of Columbiana.

- A woman reported at 10 p.m. Friday her daughter arrived home around 9:30 p.m. and found both front doors and the basement door open at the home of Fairfield Avenue.


- Police responded to an audible alarm at 1:56 a.m. Monday in the 400 block of East Seventh St., where the alarm could be heard inside the residence. The exterior was found secure. No keyholder responded.

- Police responded at 12:55 a.m. Monday to the 1800 block of South Lincoln Avenue to assist a Perry Township police officer with a man he had under arrest who was causing problems in the back of his patrol car. A Salem officer stayed with the man while the officer completed his investigation inside the residence and followed the township patrol car to the police station to make sure no further problems occurred.

- A woman in the 500 block of Newgarden Avenue, reported at 10:17 p.m. Sunday that someone entered her vehicle and took $35 from her wallet and took a photo from the vehicle.

- Christy Keglor, of 693 Fair Ave., was cited for a minor misdemeanor of open burning after police were called at 9:32 p.m. Sunday to assist the Salem Fire Department with an open burning complaint. Firefighters told police they found a woman allegedly burning copper wire. According to a fire department report, a neighbor called for someone possibly burning copper wiring and the person was found burning a pile of burning wire. The report said the person had been previously warned this year.

- A suspicious vehicle with a male inside was reported at 8:20 p.m. Sunday in the 1000 block of East Sixth Street. He said he was waiting for family and did not realize he couldn't park there. He moved the vehicle and said he would wait at a different location.

- Robert A. Metzgar, of 492 Ohio Ave., was charged with disorderly conduct after police were called to a store in the 200 block of South Lincoln Avenue at 6:09 p.m. Sunday for a reported burglary in progress. After speaking with all persons involved, Metzgar was charged, processed and released to a family member.

- An alarm drop was reported at 6:05 p.m. Sunday at a business in the 500 block of East State Street, but the building was found secure.

- An ATV was reported on the road in the 600 block of Cherry Street at 5:35 p.m. Sunday, but could not be found.

- Armond Adkins reported at 4:43 p.m. Sunday that sometime between November and Sunday, someone took 150 feet of copper pipe from the basement of a residence in the 1500 block of North Ellsworth Avenue. Bank of America owns the property now and it was last inspected on Dec. 2.

- A domestic was reported at 4 p.m. Sunday in the 300 block of East Seventh Street. Officers spoke to all persons involved and learned there was a physical altercation between a stepfather and a stepson. Neither side wanted to pursue the matter, but both were told the consequences if problems continue.

- Police responded to the rear of the Kent State City Center on North Lincoln Avenue after receiving a report at 3:07 p.m. Sunday regarding juveniles sitting in the smoking area. Nothing was found out of the ordinary.

- A man in the 1300 block of Carole Drive reported at 2:57 p.m. Sunday that someone spraypainted the side of his vehicle.

- An officer on patrol at 2:52 p.m. Sunday in the 100 block of Vine Avenue found fresh graffiti on a building.

- Police were called to the 500 block of Continental Drive at 2:34 p.m. Sunday for a male reportedly walking who appeared to need assistance after being in some type of altercation. No one was found.

- Police were called at 2:33 p.m. Sunday for a broken window at the rear of a building in the 800 block of East State Street where they located three juveniles. The juveniles denied any involvement.

- An officer on patrol at 1:45 p.m. Sunday noted a red van on a street more than a month and now with a tire off in the 700 block of South Lundy Avenue. A 48-hour removal notice was placed on the van.

- A license plate was found in the area of Franklin Avenue and Maple Street at 12:57 p.m. Sunday, with the owner contacted to pick the plate up at the police station.

- A cell phone was found in the 800 block of North Ellsworth Avenue at 10:25 a.m. Sunday and turned over to police.

- An Apple Street resident reported at 9:58 a.m. Sunday that he lost his wallet in the Sparkle Market parking lot on South Lundy Avenue Saturday night and didn't realize it until Sunday when he could not find it at home. He went to the store Sunday and they had the wallet, which was found by the front door area, but his money, credit card and prescription papers were gone.


- John Gbur, of 1801 S. Lincoln Ave., Salem, was charged with domestic violence after police were called to his residence for a domestic situation at 12:19 a.m. Monday.

- Malakia Hilton, 22, of 1124 Short St., Salem, was charged with speed and improperly handling firearms in a motor vehicle after a traffic stop at 7:48 a.m. Sunday on state Route 45 at state Route 9. The report alleged Hilton was transporting a firearm improperly in his vehicle. He was released on his own recognizance and the vehicle was removed by a family member.

- Police were called at 11:52 a.m. Saturday to the area of Plymouth Place for a suspicious vehicle seen circling the area several times. No vehicle was found.

- A caller at 10 a.m. Saturday reported seeing a suspicious vehicle at the railroad tracks on Cunningham Road near state route 344 and people taking railroad ties next to the tracks. Police could not find the vehicle.

- Police were called at 9:45 a.m. Saturday to the 1200 block of Conser Drive for a report of a domestic disturbance, finding there was an argument. Both parties said there would be no more problems.


- A aide at West Branch High School reported at 11 a.m. Dec. 10 that a student had assaulted her during class.

- David W. Yoho, 41, 20471 Best Road, North Benton, was cited for improper passing following a two-vehicle crash in Goshen Township at 2:45 p.m. Dec. 10 in which he was westbound on state Route 14 approaching state Route 165 and allegedly struck while attempting to pass on the right a vehicle driven by Karl C. Fox, 83, Salem, who was making a left turn onto state Route 165. No injuries were reported.

- William J. McFarland Jr., 21, 1675 S. Lincoln Ave., Salem, was cited for failure to control following a one-vehicle crash in Green Township at 4 p.m. Dec. 10 in which he was northbound on U.S. Route 62 approaching state Route 165 and allegedly slid through the intersection when attempting to stop for a red light, almost striking another vehicle and traveling off the northwest corner of the roadway.

- Police responded to a U.S. Route 62 home at 6:28 p.m. Dec. 10 where a woman reported that her son was being very disruptive and unruly. She noted that it had been an ongoing problem.

- Police investigated a report of telephone harassment at the Greenford Christian Church at 3:58 p.m. Dec. 11.

- A man staying at the Colonial Motel on U.S. Route 62 reported at burglary at 9:07 p.m. Dec. 11.

- Police responded to a report of theft in the 13000 block of Smith Goshen Road Dec. 12.

- Salena Renee Ser, 18, 13800 Lisbon Road, Salem, was arrested for domestic violence after officers responded to the home at 8:50 p.m. Dec. 12 where she allegedly assaulted her sister during a birthday party.

- Police responded to a domestic violence report at the Colonial Villa trailer park at 10:35 p.m. Saturday.



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