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February 20, 2013
Salem News


- A city resident reported at 1:38 p.m. Tuesday that someone entered his outdoor shed and removed two gas cans. A 2.5-gallon can was left outside the shed, but a 5-gallon can full of gas was missing.

- An officer at 11:02 a.m. Tuesday saw a suspicious item on the side of a road and found a trash bag containing an animal carcass, determined to be a deer. The animal control officer responded to the scene to take it.

- A woman in the 300 block of West Ninth Street talked to an officer at 8:50 a.m. Tuesday about a suspicious call she received Monday night.

- A third party called at 8:13 a.m. Tuesday about a domestic situation and requested officers check a residence to make sure everything was okay. No one answered the door for police and officers later learned the parties had left.

- William McFarland, 21, of South Lincoln Avenue, was cited for failure to yield at 8:04 a.m. Tuesday after backing from a driveway on South Lincoln Avenue and colliding with a southbound vehicle driven by Betsy Bowman, 39, of St. Jacob-Logtown Road, Leetonia. She said she swerved left to avoid him and thought she was past him, but McFarland's vehicle struck her vehicle in the right rear end.

- Police responded to the 2800 block of East State Street for an alarm activation at 3:14 a.m. Tuesday. All outer perimeter doors were checked and appeared secure. A key holder did not respond.

- James S. Phillips, 50, of South Union Avenue, was cited for operating a vehicle under the influence and marked lanes after a traffic stop at 1:06 a.m. Tuesday on Jennings Avenue and West State Street. The passenger, Howard L. Phillips, 45, of 610 Deming St., was cited for having an open container of beer in a motor vehicle.

- A vehicle was observed stopped by officers in the 1100 block of East State Street at 11:12 p.m. Monday which was found to be a vehicle involved in a crash reported at 8:30 p.m. in the 800 block of East State Street where a Dodge truck crashed and sheared off a fire hydrant. The report said the truck was being held until a driver comes forward that was operating the vehicle at the time of the crash.

- An anonymous caller at 10:23 p.m. Monday reported a possible intoxicated driver traveling south on North Ellsworth Avenue in the 1600 block, but officers did not locate the vehicle.

- An officer checked on a tractor trailer on West Pershing Street near Dodge Drive at 10:19 p.m. Monday parked along the curb with no illumination light. The driver was directed to appropriate parking places elsewhere in the city.

- Police were called at 9:06 p.m. Monday to the 300 block of Vine Avenue where a man had been seated in a vehicle in a parking lot for 20 minutes. Officers checked on the person who was found to be the registered owner and was working on the wiring for the car's audio system, evidenced by the wires strewn about the passenger compartment.

- A resident in the 200 block of South Howard Avenue turned over a bag containing a suspicious white powdery substance at 6:50 p.m. Monday that had been found inside the house. Officers took custody of the item and took it to the police station for safekeeping until it can be tested to ascertain the contents.

- Police were called at 5:22 p.m. Monday to the 2000 block of Lexington Avenue for a complaint of phone harassment. Officers attempted contact with the suspect and were unable to make contact. The complainant was told what action to take if the calls continue.

- Officers at 4:19 p.m. Monday spoke to several people at the station in reference to a civil matter. Both parties were calling and text messaging each other. All were advised what steps to take if the behavior continues.

- A woman in the 100 block of West 16th Street at 1:41 p.m. Monday reported her 15-year-old daughter left the residence at 5:30 p.m. Sunday and had not been seen since. She was entered in the law enforcement data base.

- A parking ticket was issued after police were called to the 900 block of East Fourth Street for a Ford Explorer blocking a driveway at 12:56 p.m. Monday.

- A domestic dispute was reported at 12:52 p.m. Monday in the 500 block of South Union Avenue by a man who came to the police station, but officers said they had just been to the residence. He claimed he wasn't there until after they had left the first time and said he saw marks on the alleged female victim. Officers responded to the residence and separated both parties and did not see any signs of physical violence. Nobody had reported any physical violence. Police had originally been called to the residence at 12:04 p.m. by the same man who claimed a male relative was beating the female relative. No signs of physical violence were found.

- An East Seventh Street woman reported at 9:51 a.m. Monday that she was parked facing northeast in the church parking lot in the 1000 block of East State Street when another vehicle backed out from a parking spot and struck her fender, then left.


- A Thomas Road resident reported at noon Monday his 13-year-old son is always taking off without telling him where he is going. The man called back later to say he located his son at a North Beaver Street home, and the officer met him there. The officer then advised the boy he needs to mind his parents or face the possible consequences.

- A West Lincoln Way woman reported at 7:37 p.m. Monday the father of her two children threatened to kill her and vandalize her van. She was told to contact Salem police since this occurred there when she was visiting her mother.


- Someone reported at 6 a.m. Monday a suspicious person had gotten out of their vehicle on Parkside and began to walk up East Park Avenue. Police found the person who said that he had run out of gas on his way to work.


- At 9:11 p.m. Feb. 1, police responded to the 200 block of Chris Avenue for a dispute over belongings involving a boyfriend leaving the residence.

- On Feb. 2, police responded to the Eagles Club at 12:15 a.m. to assist Leetonia police with an arrest; at 6:37 p.m. police responded to the 100 block of Chris Avenue for a dispute over the purchase of a mattress from a neighbor; and at 8:10 p.m. police responded to the 200 block of Chris Avenue where a complainant advised of receiving threatening text messages.

- Police responded to the 100 block of Chris Avenue at 11:17 a.m. Feb. 5 for a suspicious vehicle but were unable to locate it; at 9:38 p.m. police responded to the 200 block of Chris Avenue where a woman had fallen on the ice.

- At 9:05 a.m. Feb. 6, police responded to the 200 block of Chris Avenue where the complainant advised of receiving repeated calls in the middle of the night.

- At 4:05 p.m. Feb. 9, police responded to the 300 block of East Main Street for a civil matter where a boyfriend did not want to return his girlfriend's car.

- On Feb. 11 at 3:55 p.m. police received a reports from the 400 block of Union Street regarding a neighbor allowing their dog to defecate on the complainant's property.

- On Feb. 13 at 1:18 a.m., police responded to the 1000 block of West Main Street for an unauthorized use of a motor vehicle complaint where a boyfriend took his girlfriend's car.

- Police responded to the 100 block of Main Street in Leetonia at 2:10 a.m. Feb. 16 to assist Leetonia police with a disturbance. There was no contact made.

- Police responded to the 700 block of High Street at 2:10 p.m. for a 911 call and learned that an intoxicated person accidentally called 911.



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