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March 7, 2013
Salem News


- Police responded to the parking lot of Salem High School for a minor impact accident between a vehicle and a bus at 9:41 a.m. Wednesday. Dominic Righetti, 17, of state Route 344, was traveling south in the parking lot on the north side, stopped and started backing up to enter a parking space, failing to see the southbound bus behind him driven by bus driver Lori Davidson and backing into the front bumper of the bus. There was no damage to either vehicle and no injuries reported, with students on the bus having no complaints of injury.

- An audible alarm was reported at 5:59 a.m. Wednesday at a business in the 2100 block of East State Street. The exterior was found secure and the interior was checked after a keyholder arrived before police cleared.

- A woman in the 600 block of East Perry Street reported a verbal dispute with her boyfriend at 2:21 a.m. Wednesday. She said he damaged property belonging to her, but she only wanted it documented. She was told her options.

- A barking dog was reported at 12:04 a.m. Wednesday in the 500 block of East Sixth Street. No dogs were heard by responding officers.

- Police were called at 11:45 p.m. Tuesday for an alarm at a business in the 1000 block of East State Street and found the building secure.

- A man on Vine Avenue reported at 10:41 p.m. Tuesday that he was staying at a friend's apartment and his wife kept coming over and causing a disturbance. He was told his options and she was told not to return to the friend's apartment.

- An alarm was reported at 10:07 p.m. Tuesday in the 1800 block of East State Street. Police found the building secure.

- A dog was reported barking excessively in the area of East School Street and East Seventh Street at 10:02 p.m. Tuesday. The majority of the barking was coming from a dog at a residence in the 500 block of East Sixth Street. The resident was contacted and corrected the problem.

- Police were called at 7:55 p.m. Tuesday to the 500 block of East Fifth Street for a group of people trying to gain entry into an apartment. The resident said the group fled before police arrived and was not trying to force entry, but had brandished a possible weapon and threatened him when he opened the door. He provided the names of two people believed to have been involved and wanted them to stay away. One of the people was found and denied having been there. He was patted down for weapons and gave consent for a search of his vehicle with nothing found.

- Police responded to the 100 block of Washington Avenue at 7:20 p.m. Tuesday for an unknown dispute. Police found no threats or violence took place, but one person at the residence was having problems and wanted to go to the hospital. EMT took the person to Salem Community Hospital.

- Police were called at 6:09 p.m. Tuesday to the 1100 block of East State Street where a person found a used clear syringe laying on the ground in an alley. An officer recovered it and disposed of it.

- A caller at 5:20 p.m. Tuesday reported two males riding bikes at a property in the 200 block of South Broadway Avenue, causing a problem. The two people were found and told to stay away from that location.

- A 9-year-old girl was taken into custody for alleged shoplifting at 11:15 a.m. Tuesday at a business in the 100 block of South Broadway Avenue and turned over to her mother. The juvenile officer will conduct an informal hearing.


- While on patrol, an officer found the side door to the Methodist Church was unlocked at 11:30 p.m. Tuesday. The officer checked inside the church but found nothing amiss.


- The owner of apartments on South Elm Street reported at 11:28 a.m. Tuesday a vehicle had been in the parking lot for some time and she was unsure if it belonged to a tenant. A dispatcher advised the owner it was their responsibility to have the vehicle towed since if it is on private property.

- A woman reported at 11:45 a.m. Tuesday someone backed into her vehicle and fled while she was in the Dutch Haus parking lot.

- Brian Fish, Glenshaw Pa., was westbound on Columbiana-Lisbon Road at 12:52 p.m. Tuesday and approaching the underpass when the top of the box truck struck the underpass and peeled off the fiberglass roof. Glenshaw was cited for assured clear distance and the Norfolk Southern Railroad Co. inspected the bridge.

- Charges were filed on the following for failure to file city income tax:

Craig Frum, Michael Esenwein, Jerald Datillio, Edward McKee, all of Columbiana, and Laura Hanna and Michael Mollenkopf of Salem.


- Constable Dan Valentine received a report from a resident in the 37000 block of W. Main St. Extension, Leetonia, at 12:58 p.m. on Monday that a man had informed her that there was an issue with her computer and asked her to turn it on. The complainant did not comply and informed the caller that she did not have a computer at her home and the caller then asked if she was home alone at the time. The caller's voice sounded foreign to the complainant. A short time later the complainant advised she observed a suspicious car parked near her house. When contacted the driver said he was out of gas.



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