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February 6, 2013
Salem News


- Police responded to the 2700 block of East State Street for an alarm activation at 7:40 a.m. Tuesday. Officers checked all perimeter doors which appeared to be secure.

- Police were called at 12:40 a.m. Tuesday to the 2200 block of East State Street for a suspicious vehicle. An officer made contact with the driver who said she was having car trouble and had help on the way.

- A domestic dispute was reported at 10:54 p.m. Monday in the 1200 block of Southeast Boulevard where a woman said her juvenile son had not been obeying house rules and had refused to go to bed, resulting in her yelling at him. No physical violence occurred. She was told to keep her voice down due to it being an apartment complex.

- A clerk at Smith Oil, 968 E. State St., reported a suspicious vehicle/person at 10:33 p.m. Monday. Officers located the vehicle and spoke with the driver who said he stopped to make some phone calls and get gas.

- A man came to the police station at 8:40 p.m. Monday in reference to an alleged assault that occurred in the 400 block of West Fourth Street. The case will be sent to the prosecutor's officer for review.

- An officer on patrol at 8:32 p.m. Monday saw a vehicle parked on the west side of Brooklyn in the no parking zone. The owner was contacted and moved it.

- Police were called at 8:17 p.m. Monday to Salem Community Hospital, 1995 E. State St., for a suspicious person. A woman reported a man had been in the building acting strangely and was asking questions that appeared to be strange in nature. He left before police arrived.

- Police responded to the end of Bricker Farms Lane for a report of a suspicious vehicle at 7:36 p.m. Monday, finding a cable TV vehicle. Contact was made with the driver and all was in order.

- An animal problem was reported at 6:51 p.m. Monday in the 300 block of West Pershing Street. The animal in question was found and an officer spoke to the owner. The animal was found to be fine and the owner took it inside for the evening.

- A woman in the 300 block of South Union Avenue called at 3:23 p.m. Monday to report some fencing stolen from the back yard over the last few weeks. The fence was wooden in 6-foot sections and there were seven or eight sections. The property is owned by the bank and the woman said she was given until Friday to have all of her property removed. The fence belonged to the bank-owned property.

- Police responded to the 900 block of Liberty Street at 2:48 p.m. Monday and met with a man who said he was thrown out of the residence and said he had 90 days before they could do that. An officer was told his property was on the back porch and he still had things inside. The man's grandfather, the owner of the property, said his attorney told him he could throw him out and not worry about it, that he didn't have to let him back in. The officer explained to both parties that it was a civil matter and they needed to take it up with their attorneys. The man claimed to have just gotten out of the hospital because he almost froze to death sleeping in his car and his mother took him to the hospital. The grandfather said the hospital had a social worker talk with his grandson who refused any assistance from anyone. The man went to the back porch area and then left in his vehicle.

- A man came to the police station at 2:10 p.m. Monday and reported he had just closed on a residence in Salem in the 500 block of South Lincoln Avenue on Jan. 30 and did a final walk-through on Jan. 29 and all appeared to be fine. On Monday, he went back to have the gas and water turned on, but when he entered the residence, he found lights on that had not been on before and interior doors open that had been closed. After checking, he found that someone had removed the copper piping.

- Police were called at 1:30 p.m. Monday to the 1100 block of Oak Street and found a garage window broken out. A woman came out the front door and tried to go back inside, but an officer stopped her and then learned she was the owner/tenant. She had locked her key inside and didn't realize it until she arrived home. She and a male were checked out and she had personal belongings inside to show proof of residence.

- Clarissa Tuttle reported at 10:35 a.m. Monday that she took her grandchild to day care on Ohio Avenue and left her vehicle in the parking lot by the front doors. She discovered an unknown person entered the vehicle and removed a computer bag containing her laptop computer from work and other items.

- A man in the 500 block of Franklin Avenue reported at 8:26 a.m. Monday that while he was out doing his paper route, he believed his ex-estranged girlfriend broke the glass out of the front door to gain entry and ransacked the interior. A small DVD player was missing. He was told the procedure for filing charges and said he had no idea where she was living.


- A barking dog was reported in the 1300 block of Andrew Avenue at 12:31 a.m. Monday, but could not be found.

-An officer on patrol at 8:55 p.m. Sunday saw a vehicle and a person walking away from it in the area of Blossom Lane and Depot Road with another vehicle in the area which appeared to be involved. The officer made contact with a woman and two men and learned a domestic dispute occurred outside of the township and one man was walking back to Salem with the woman attempting to speak to him from one vehicle while the woman's spouse attempted to speak with her from another vehicle. They denied any violence occurred. All left the area.

- A caller at 8:07 p.m. Sunday asked police to check on an occupied suspicious vehicle parked in front of an apartment where the tenants were not home on Prospect Street. An officer spoke with the person, checked him for active warrants and he said that he had an argument with his girlfriend who lives in Salem Acres. He was told to leave.

- Police were asked to check the welfare of a neighbor on West Pine Lake Road at 7:14 p.m. Sunday after a resident noticed a garage door open and the interior light flashing on and off continuously. The residence was located in Goshen Township, but contact was made with the resident to make sure there was no medical emergency. The homeowner said the garage door light was malfunctioning when the automatic door opener was activated. There was no problem.

- A domestic was reported at 8:22 p.m. Sunday in the 1100 block of Prospect Street where a woman wanted a man removed from the residence. He said he had lived there three weeks, which the woman confirmed. No threats or violence occurred and the man chose to leave on his own. The woman's windshield on her vehicle was shattered, which the man admitted to doing, but she did not want to file charges.

- A clerk at Circle K South, on South Lincoln Avenue, reported an 18-pack of beer was stolen.

- A woman from West Perry Street came to the police station at 4:35 p.m. Saturday to report her estranged spouse was harassing her and threatened to damage some property. A message was left for the man.

- Police responded to the 1100 block of Prospect Street for a report of a runaway juvenile at 10:42 a.m. Saturday. A woman reported that her 12-year-old daughter sneaked out of the house to meet a friend whose grandmother took them to Minerva. Police spoke with the grandmother by telephone and she brought the juvenile back, advising she was told the juvenile had permission to leave the house.


- Michelle Hall reported there was a semi-truck from K & K Enterprises out of Georgia that was trying to back down Green Street at 1:12 p.m. Monday. Police Chief Mike Abraham arrived and saw that the truck driver, Curtis Lee Ezell, had knocked over a fire hydrant, damaged two trees and cracked the sidewalk. Ezell, 51, was cited for driving off state routes.

- Kay Martin reported Monday afternoon her son was being treated for injuries at Salem Community Hospital after getting into a fight on the school bus. Junior/High School Principal Joe Siefke reported both students were being suspended for the rest of the week.

- An employee at the Kendall House asked an officer to speak with a resident-client who was acting up at 10:19 p.m. Monday. Sgt. John Hancock told the male it was time to go to bed and he complied.

- An ambulance was called to a home on state Route 172 at 8:24 a.m. Tuesday to provide lift assistance for a resident.


- Sarah L. Jacobs, 29, Youngstown, was cited for driving under suspension and speeding following a traffic stop on state Route 14 at midnight Monday.

- Someone reported at 10:40 a.m. Monday an ex-employee of Jet-O-Chem has still not returned company equipment after being dismissed even after having been given adequate time to do so.

- The manager at Fairfield Commons reported at 3:56 p.m. Monday a red Chevy Cavalier was parked in their lot for about two weeks and requested it be removed.

- Brian Crump, New Waterford, was eastbound on East Park Avenue at 4:59 p.m. Monday. Deborah Charnesky, Salem, was at the North Elm Street stop sign and Nelu Garoiu, Columbiana, was at the South Elm Street stop sign when Charnesky proceeded into the intersection in front of Crump and was struck by Crump, and then both vehicles struck Garoiu's vehicle. Charnesky was cited for stop sign violation.

- A South Main Street woman reported at 5 p.m. Monday she was receiving threatening texts from her ex-husband.

Washingtonville reports

- Police responded to an backup accident at Rasul's Plaza involving a car and truck at 2:57 p.m., Jan. 4.

- On Jan. 7 at 3:37 p.m., police responded to a medical emergency in the 400 block of Union St. where an elderly female had shortness of breath.

- At 7:17 p.m., on Jan. 9, police observed an abandoned vehicle in the 500 block of W. Main St.. The vehicle was purchased three months prior and had not been moved.

- At 8:35 p.m. Jan. 15, police responded to the Marathon station and served and outstanding warrant from Columbiana County on Jeramiah Burnett.

- Ashley A. Brooks of Salem was charged with driving under suspension at 2:20 a.m. on Jan. 17 on Washingtonville Road and Main St.

- Police responded to the 100 block of Chris St. at 11:11 p.m. for an attempted suicide by overdose.

- At 4:55 p.m., Jan. 19, police charged Leandrew L. Lewis of Canton with driving under suspension at W. Main and School streets.

- Police responded to the 100 block Chris Ave. at 8:52 p.m. where the side door was kicked in on foreclosed property.

- At 10:07 p.m. Jan. 24, police responded to the 900 block of S. County Road where a juvenile was threatening to harm herself.

- Police responded to a vehicle in a ditch on state Route 14 west of Lisbon Road at 2:36 p.m., Jan. 25.

- Jamie Pastore of Washingtonville was charged with driving under a child support suspension at 6 p.m., Jan. 29.

- Police responded to the 700 block of Main St. at 7:14 p.m., Jan. 30 where the complainant advised a wallet was taken from purse at the residence.

- At 1:07 a.m., Jan 31 police charged Stephen W. Bell of Salem with driving under suspension at W. Main and Davidson streets; police also responded to a civil divorce matter over property in the 200 block of Chris St.



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