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January 1, 2013
Salem News


- Ciera Trybend and Katherin Troyer were driving south on North Market Street at 3 p.m. Sunday when Trybend stopped, and her vehicle was struck in the rear by Troyer. Damage was minimal and neither party was injured.


- A Southern Terrace woman reported at 12:51 p.m. Sunday a pipe under her sink just broke and water was going everywhere and no one else was home to help her. Police went to the home and located the main water valve and turned it off.

- A woman reported at 3 p.m. Sunday a suspicious white Cadillac was parked in the Manor parking lots and two white men were sitting inside for "some time." Police found Shane Kantsis of East Liverpool and arrested him on an active warrant through the county sheriff for failure to appear for underage consumption.

- A woman reported at 4:32 p.m. Sunday a man in a wheelchair was panhandling for money at the Village Plaza parking lot entrance.

- Police warned a North Elm Street resident of a noise complaint at 6:33 p.m. Sunday.

- The County Sheriff's Office reported at 11 a.m. Saturday a John Beary called the County Garage and threatened to shoot the plow trucks that took down his mailbox. Police went to the Fairfield Avenue home and spoke with Beary who later calmed down. City and Fairfield Township workers were also advised of the threat.

- Police went to a Spruce Street home at 12:38 p.m. Saturday after receiving a 911 hang-up call from the home. After investigating officers found that an altercation had taken place and arrested Robert A. Hiner, 21, for domestic violence.

- Someone reported at 4:12 p.m. Saturday a vehicle was parked in the Presbyterian Church parking lot without their permission. Police attempted to contact the owner of the vehicle but were unable.

- A Shellabella's employee reported at 7:17 p.m. Saturday a picture was stolen from the restaurant.

- Carl Mercer, 56, was arrested on an active warrant through the county sheriff at 3:44 p.m. Friday.


- Police responded to the post office on Penn Avenue for a report of an open rear door at 4:48 a.m. Monday. The interior was checked and nobody was found inside, with no sign of forced entry. The door was secured.

- Police were called at 11:19 p.m. Sunday to Salem Community Hospital, 1995 E. State St., for persons to be removed. An officer spoke with a staff member who pointed out the persons in question and they were told to leave.

- An anonymous caller at 11:15 p.m. Sunday reported someone driving recklessly in the area of Centennial Park, but nobody was found.

- An officer assisted a motorist with clearing his vehicle from a snow bank in the alley at the rear of the 500 block of South Broadway Avenue at 9:17 p.m. Sunday.

- Police were called for an alarm on Pearce Circle at 8:32 p.m. Sunday and found the exterior of the residence secure.

- A man in the 2500 block of Lexington Avenue called at 8:21 p.m. Sunday to report a person known to him refused to leave his home when asked and threatened him. He was told his options. The person involved could not be found.

- An officer did a well-being check at 7:35 p.m. Sunday in the 500 block of Franklin Avenue for a man having a difficult time with his wife being away. He had sought treatment earlier in the day at the hospital. He was told to call back if he needed anything and to follow the recommendations from the hospital.

- Police responded to the area of Southeast Boulevard and Carbon Street for a report of someone plowing snow into the middle of the road, causing a traffic hazard. An officer checked the area and found no snow in the road or any snow causing a hazard.

- Police were called to a hit/skip accident at 4:24 p.m. Sunday in the 2200 block of East State Street where Richard Hutcheson, 76, of Lisbon, was eastbound and his vehicle was struck by another vehicle which drove through a parking lot and pulled into traffic. The other vehicle fled the scene.

- A speed limit sign on Poolside Drive was knocked down after a pickup driven by Thomas Trieff, of Jefferson Avenue, lost control on the snow-covered road, fish-tailed and struck the sign at 3:10 p.m. Sunday. No injuries were reported, with minor damage to the Chevy Silverado.

- Police were called at 11:20 a.m. Sunday for a security alarm at a building in the 700 block of East Third Street. The building was checked and found secure.

- An officer responded to the 600 block of East Seventh Street at 10:20 a.m. Sunday to speak to a woman upset over her estranged boyfriend. The problem was a carryover from a previous report. The boyfriend came to the station to pick up his keys and was told to get his vehicle and not go back to the residence.



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