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February 15, 2013
Salem News


- Police were called by a Bentley Drive resident at 11:53 a.m. Thursday for a suspicious vehicle with its doors hanging open in the parking lot of a business. The vehicle was seen leaving and the driver was identified as an employee of the business.

- Police were called for a residential lockout at 11:03 a.m. Thursday in the 1200 block of East Ninth Street where a woman said she went outside briefly and her small child locked the storm door. He was unable to unlock the door to allow her back inside. The Salem Fire Department responded and gained access through a second story window.

- Joseph Cox, of Maple Street, reported at 11:20 a.m. Thursday that someone removed his wallet from his residence. It was discovered missing on Wednesday and the cards have been cancelled, but one of the cards may have been used for an illegal purchase, which is being investigated by the card company.

- A caller at 10:15 a.m. Thursday reported a vacant residence entered in the 100 block of West Third Street. The back door was found open and it appeared someone entered. The interior was checked and nothing was missing.

- A woman reported at 9:56 a.m. Thursday that she stopped for a red light while southbound on North Lincoln Avenue at East Sixth Street and was struck from behind by a blue Dodge Ram sport truck. She motioned for the driver to pull over, but he kept driving south on Lincoln. There were three minor scratches on the rear bumper of her vehicle.

- Police were called at 3:57 a.m. Thursday to the 300 block of North Lundy Avenue where a woman reported her boyfriend left in her rental car and had her bank card. She was concerned because he does not have a license. She called back and said the vehicle and bank card were returned.

- Jessica M. Jewell, 29, of state Route 558, Leetonia, was taken into custody on an active Columbiana County warrant for larceny after police were called to the Walmart parking lot on East State Street for a person sitting in a vehicle for an unusual amount of time and acting suspicious. Contact was made with the person and police learned about the warrant.

- A caller at 9:03 p.m. Wednesday reported a parked truck/trailer obstructing the view of traffic in the area of Fairview on Southeast Boulevard. No truck or parking problem was found when officers responded.

- A man asked police at 8:25 p.m. Wednesday to check the well-being of the residents at a house in the 300 block of Ohio Avenue after hearing them arguing during a phone call. There was no problem found.

- Police were called at 7:57 p.m. Wednesday to the 1500 block of Southeast Boulevard to follow up on an investigation being conducted by a police agency outside of the state of Ohio. Nobody was home at the residence in question.

- Kim Sabatine, of Sebring, struck a deer at 7:19 p.m. Wednesday while traveling in the 2500 block of East State Street, causing minor damage to her vehicle.

- A man in the 400 block of West Pershing Street reported at 7:08 p.m. Wednesday that he received a phone call from a male he know who made a threat of bodily harm.

- An anonymous caller at 6:42 p.m. Wednesday reported a burglary in progress in the 300 block of Euclid Street. Employees of a nearby business reported seeing a truck drive back to the building and they were concerned someone might be breaking in. Officers made contact with the people and learned they were employees of the building owner and had keys and the proper codes for the alarms.

- A woman in the 600 block of West Wilson Street called at 6:10 p.m. Wednesday for a possible case of unauthorized use of a motor vehicle. Her soon-to-be ex-boyfriend had her truck and she wanted it back. An officer spoke to the boyfriend via the phone and he said he was at work, but would bring back the truck in the morning. She said that was okay.

- A property dispute involving a dog was reported at 5:35 p.m. Wednesday in the 900 block of Jennings Avenue. The woman let the man take the dog so there would be no further problem.

- Police were called at 4:13 p.m. Wednesday to Buckeye Elementary School for a report of a missing juvenile. An officer, the child's mother and the school principal all looked for the juvenile in the area and she was found at her residence. She said she took a shortcut through the park instead of meeting her mother where they normally meet to walk home.

- A man in the 300 block of West Fifth Street reported at 4 p.m. Wednesday that his ex-wife was texting and harassing him over their upcoming divorce. He was told his options.

- Police were called at 2:51 p.m. Wednesday to Circle K West on West State Street for a complaint of solicitors. They left before police arrived.

- A caller at 8:47 a.m. Wednesday reported concerns about another driver who pulled out of a private lot in front of her vehicle, causing her to brake quickly. The other driver continued westbound driving in the eastbound lane and drove to a West Second Street lot and parked. An officer spoke to the business about the person's driving.

Salem Township report

- Constable Dan Valentine received a report at 12:29 a.m. Monday from a resident in the 37000 block of state Route 558, Leetonia, advising that his landlord keeps texting him and giving him a hard time regarding his eviction. The landlord was contacted and agreed to only contact the complainant regarding business, the past due rent and eviction.


- A caller reported someone at Applegrove Apartments called her at 3:49 p.m. Wednesday to say they were going to overdose on pills. Police made arrangements to meet with the apartment complex manager.

- Mary from Smith Oil reported at 4 p.m. Wednesday a motorist had just driven off without paying for $40 in gas. She called back to say the person on the adjoining pump paid for both pumps.


- A South Bayshore resident reported at 1:22 p.m. Wednesday money was stolen from their bank account.

- A state Route 14 resident reported at 2:43 p.m. Wednesday a neighbor stole lawn markers.

- Columbiana Dodge reported at 2:52 p.m. Wednesday a bad check was written by Amy Harbour, Columbiana.

- Someone reported at 3:21 p.m. Tuesday someone was removing items from the basement of their mother's home on West Woodland.

- Someone reported at 8:11 p.m. Tuesday people in dark hooded sweatshirts were acting suspicious at the rear of Circle K. Police checked the area but did not see anyone acting suspiciously.



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