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January 9, 2013
Salem News


- An officer at 11:26 a.m. Tuesday was responding to assist Perry Township with a motor vehicle crash at the four-way intersection at North Ellsworth Avenue and the bypass when a truck traveling north on Lincoln Avenue failed to yield to a cruiser with lights and siren activated. The plate on the truck was recorded and the company will be contacted regarding the violation.

- Nicole Schultz, of Salem Eyecare Center, 616 E. State St., reported at 8:58 a.m. Tuesday that sometime overnight, unknown persons broke the outer pane of a double pane window at the business with a BB pellet. The BB was still inside the window.

- Police were called at 10:54 p.m. Monday for a water line break under the railroad tracks near American Standard, where employees shut off the water that fed the interior sprinkler system.

- An officer at 8:57 p.m. Monday spoke to a woman in the 300 block of Newgarden Avenue regarding issues she's having with a person known to her. She was told her options.

- Loud persons were reported at 8:24 p.m. Monday in the 300 block of West State Street in a green Chevy Blazer. Police checked the parking lot, but were unable to find the vehicle.

- Police were called at 7:54 p.m. Monday for an unknown problem in the 100 block of Washington Avenue where they learned there was a verbal altercation over the size of a sandwich. A male was so upset that he broke out a window. Both parties were told the consequences if officers have to return to the residence.

- Lisa McCourt called at 7:15 p.m. Monday to report someone broke out the front window of the Dollar General store, 516 E. State St. The fire department was called to see if there were any structural issues.

- Police were called at 7:05 p.m. Monday for an unknown problem in the 200 block of East Second Street where officers learned there was a family dispute.

- Tina Clark called at 6:10 p.m. Monday to report the passenger side mirror of her vehicle was damaged while the vehicle was parked in a lot in the 600 block of East State Street.

- Nathan Oldaker, 31, of 626 Cedar St., was cited for failure to yield the right of way to a public safety vehicle at 12:15 p.m. Monday for an accident which occurred at 10:29 a.m. Jan. 3. A report said Oldaker stopped his southbound vehicle on South Lincoln near Cedar Street with his left turn signal on when a southbound EMT ambulance driven by Jonathan Spence was responding to an emergency with lights and sirens activated in the 1200 block of South Lincoln and started to pass the Oldaker vehicle, thinking he had stopped and was yielding. Oldaker then allegedly turned in front of the ambulance and was struck by the ambulance, with both vehicles pushed into the east side ditch near the entrance of Lincoln Place Apartments.

- Richard Colon and Sylvia Vickroy met with an officer at 7:12 a.m. Monday to report the theft of money from several locations in the city. Colon said he is a paper carrier for the Youngstown Vindicator and he alleged that a male carrier from another newspaper stole several of his Christmas tips from customer residences where the other carrier also has a customer. He said he confronted the person on Sunday in the 100 block of Park Avenue and it led to an argument. He said the other person returned a check to him that was in his name that the other person had taken. The officer explained to him that the customers may be the actual victims due to the gratuities being left at their residences by them. An investigation is pending.


- A motion alarm went off at the Dollar General store at 2:22 a.m. Tuesday, and police found the building to be secure. The officers were unable to contact a store official with the key.

- Sam Stacey, East Washington Street, reported Monday Amanda Durbin took his vehicle without his permission and has yet to bring it back, even though he spoke with her an hour before and she promised to bring it back. Police spoke with Durbin, who said she would be back with the truck in 10 minutes, and Stacey called back to say his truck had been returned.

- An unidentified caller reported his vehicle was stuck in the snow on East Lincoln Way at 2:19 p.m. Monday.

- Erica Zahrndt, West Washington Street, reported Monday the tailgate of her pickup truck had been vandalized, with someone striking the tailgate with an object that left dents and chipped the paint.


- Someone reported at 11:45 a.m. Monday a truck drove over a hose at Marathon.

- A Pueblo Lane man reported a wallet stolen at 4 p.m. Monday.

- A man reported at 11:12 p.m. Monday a suspicious vehicle was parked in the lot of 19 S. Pearl. Police found the car and spoke with the occupants who said they had lost something in the car and were looking for it.



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