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March 12, 2013
Salem News


- A 7600 block West South Range Road resident reported at 6 a.m. March 4 that a window air conditioning unit at the home had been damaged.

- A West South Range Road resident reported a misuse of a credit card at 3 p.m. March 4.

- Candi M. Traynor, 38, 9888 Stratton Road, Salem, was cited for assured clear distance ahead following a two-vehicle crash in Beloit at 7:49 a.m. March 5 in which she was southbound in the 14000 block of South Main Street and allegedly failed to slow for traffic, striking the rear of a vehicle driven by Adam Buehler, 44, Berlin Center. No injuries were reported.

- A Calla Road resident reported a possible scam at 5:26 p.m. March 5 in which he had received multiple calls stating that he had won a prize and was requested to send money.

- Police responded to a theft report in the 16000 block of Salem-Alliance Road at 2:50 p.m. Friday.

- Police responded to an assault report at the Sharon Lynn Group Home at 4:21 p.m. Saturday.


- A clerk at the Circle K reported at 7:47 Sunday a motorist who prepaid for their gas drove away with the fuel hose still attached, ripping the hose from the gas pump.

- A resident called at 11:11 a.m. Monday to say something just set off the alarm at the Ohio Edison substation on Pritchard Avenue.

- A resident reported at 7:24 a.m. Monday her neighbor's vehicle was parked partially on the road at the corner of North Jefferson and Pine and the door to the vehicle was open.


- Police found two boys inside the cemetery at 1:53 a.m. Sunday and took them to their parents on Ray Avenue.

- A man reported at 3:19 a.m. Sunday water was coming out of the ground at North Pearl and Cross Court. City crews were notified and made the proper repairs.

- A man reported at 3:35 a.m. Sunday a "jacked up" older red Ford truck was possibly doing a burn out in the area of South Main and Railroad streets and was driving around the neighborhood with no lights. Police found the truck on Union Street and the driver, Jonathan R. Cook, 26, Columbiana, was cited for fictitious registration.

- A Fairfield Avenue woman reported at 8:58 a.m. Sunday her husband hit her while they were arguing. No charges were filed.

- Police recovered a pellet gun at the rail road camp on Lisbon Street at 10:46 a.m. Sunday.

- A man reported at 4:42 p.m. Sunday cars were speeding in the area of Herbster and Firestone Park. Police checked the area and found no one speeding.

- A man reported at 6:47 p.m. Sunday his juvenile daughter left with a boy and he requested police check the West Woodland Avenue home to see if she was there.

- A Columbiana man reported at 3:52 p.m. Saturday he lost his credit card Friday at Duke and Duchess and someone has been using it.

- Someone reported at 5:46 p.m. Friday a strong smell of gas was coming from somewhere on Fairfield Avenue between Woodland and city limits. Columbia Gas was notified.

- A Dunkin Donuts employee reported at 12:11 a.m. Friday a suspicious vehicle was in the parking lot facing the drive-through. Police found Alex Conkle of New Waterford was there speaking with a Valero employee.

- Gina Christy, Columbiana, was sitting stationary eastbound on state Route 14 at 8:46 a.m. Friday and waiting to turn onto County Line Road when she was rear-ended by Randy Famiglietti, Pittsburgh. Famiglietti was cited for assured clear distance.

- The county sheriff's office requested at 10:24 a.m. Friday officer serve a warrant on Jason Sorrentino, who was at Col-Pump working.

- Someone reported at 2:57 p.m. Friday people are parking in the fire lanes at Joshua Dixon Elementary and not moving. Police spoke with the school principal and the vehicles were moved.

- A Compco employee requested at 3:36 p.m. Friday police stand by while an employee was terminated from the business. At 4:30 p.m. Friday the company reported theft of a hard drive. The item was reported to be returned on Monday.

- A woman, address not listed, reported at 10:35 p.m. Thursday a woman she knows left a dog with her and she turned the dog over to a kennel and the dog's owner never came to pick the dog up and the caller was concerned she would be stuck paying for the kennel bill.

- Charges were filed to the following for failure to pay city income tax: Todd Horlick, Youngstown, Patricia Cleburn, Columbiana, Ryan and Laura Kyle, Columbiana, Robert and Kerri White, Columbiana.


- An unlicensed vehicle was reported in the street at 1:34 p.m. Monday in the 100 block of East Fifth Street where an officer learned a resident had pushed it out of his drive so he could work on another vehicle. He was told he could not leave it in the street and would have to find another place for it.

- Jane Johnson, of Gromley Road, Salem, was cited for failure to yield after her westbound vehicle on Southeast Boulevard stopped for the stop sign at Franklin Avenue then pulled out and was struck by a southbound vehicle on Franklin driven by Jessica Gorby, of Honey Lane, Leetonia, at 12:28 p.m. Monday. No injuries were reported.

- Police were called to the 1300 block of Fairview Avenue at 12:14 p.m. Monday by a resident who wanted to speak to an officer and found that persons unknown had removed copper lines from the utility poles between 1350 and 1360 Fairview, along with 1262 and 1268 Fairview, then over at 1931 Merle Road. The report said there may be more, but it was unknown at the time. Ohio Edison was notified.

- A resident on Vine Avenue had questions at 11:52 a.m. Monday regarding his property and an unwanted relative.

- A reckless operator was reported at 10:11 a.m. Monday on East State Street coming from the east side of the city. An officer was flagged down by the caller at Papa John's and directed to where the vehicle went on State Street. The driver was contacted and said he would be more careful next time.

- Police were called to a disturbance at 9:12 a.m. Monday in the 300 block of West Fourth Street and talked to both parties who gave different stories on the details. Both were injured, with the female taken to Salem Community Hospital by EMT and the male refusing treatment. The report will be reviewed by the prosecutor's office.

- A man in the 600 block of Sharp Avenue reported at 1:14 a.m. Monday that $3,750 in cash was stolen from his residence.

- Police were called to the 400 block of Aetna Street at 11:40 p.m. Sunday for a dispute. Officers spoke to all involved and told them to cease their actions. Police had been called there previously at 10:16 p.m. for the same situation.

- Officers on patrol at 11:35 p.m. Sunday heard an audible alarm from a business in the 600 block of South Ellsworth Avenue and advised a guard at the business.

- An officer at 10:57 p.m. Sunday located several trash containers that had been pushed into the road along the north side of the 600 block of East Fourth Street, causing some contents to spill onto the street. The containers and debris were moved from the street back onto the curb lawn.

- An officer on patrol at 9:41 p.m. Sunday noticed damage to property and trash containers overturned in Centennial Park. The Salem Fire Department responded and took the damaged property to the police station.

- A clerk at Smith Oil reported at 9:12 p.m. Sunday that a suspicious person was loitering around the gas station. The person left before police arrived and officers could not find the person after searching the area.

-An officer on patrol at 9:10 p.m. Sunday located a vehicle parked two feet from the curb on East Sixth Street causing a potential traffic hazard. The owner was found and moved the vehicle closer to the curb.

- A reckless vehicle was reported at 6:32 p.m. Sunday in Centennial Park, but was not found.

- A vehicle was reported illegally parked on Sharp Avenue at 6:20 p.m. Sunday, but was not found.

- A man came to the police station at 5:54 p.m. Sunday to speak with an officer about a custody situation. He was told his options.

- Debris was reported in the road on East Fourth Street at 5:29 p.m. Sunday, but was not found.

- A fight was reported at 4:30 p.m. Sunday in the 1100 block of East State Street, but no disturbance was found.

- Police responded to the 600 block of Cherry Street for an alleged ATV in the road at 4 p.m. Sunday, but no ATV was seen.

- A woman who had been at the East State Street Plaza car wash called at 3:29 p.m. Sunday concerning a man who was taking pictures of her and others washing their vehicles at the car wash. He left and she felt uncomfortable about the incident.

- A woman in the 500 block of Franklin Street reported at 3:14 p.m. Sunday that her boyfriend who had been residing there since he was homeless had gone off over a phone number he wanted and was throwing items. When she asked him to leave, he refused. The landlord gave her an eviction notice that the boyfriend was not allowed there and the boyfriend left before police arrived.

- A silver car was reported operating recklessly at 2:41 p.m. Sunday on state Route 45 just south of the city and into the city on South Lincoln Avenue. The vehicle could not be found.

- A woman in the 400 block of Sharp Avenue called at 3:05 p.m. Sunday to report a window broken out of her kitchen. The storm window was broken out and the frame bent and the curtain pulled down. Nothing appeared missing. A report was requested for the landlord.

- A man in the 200 block of West Wilson Street reported at 3:04 p.m. Sunday that neighbor children were throwing rocks into the pine trees and a rock struck his 11-year-old stepson in the back of the head. A male from next door came out and they thought there might be a problem, but it turned out all was fine. The other children left before police arrived.

- A clerk at Smith Oil, 968 E. State St., reported at 1:53 p.m. Sunday that a tall man with a hat driving a black Chevy Blazer with a sticker in the back passenger window left without paying for $50 worth of gasoline. The vehicle left at a high rate of speed north on Rose Avenue. Officers checked the area, but did not find the vehicle.

- An officer spoke with a person from East Sixth Street at 1:32 p.m. Sunday regarding landlord/tenant issues.

- An officer at 11:08 a.m. Sunday saw a domestic dispute between a man and a woman walking in the 800 block of East State Street. The woman stopped and the pair had split up. She told the officer it was a verbal dispute.

- An officer spoke with an asset protection officer at Walmart at 10:49 a.m. Sunday about some items found in the trash at Walmart.

- Police were called regarding a large amount of trash on a curb at 9:06 a.m. Sunday and the people responsible were contacted to clean up the mess. The trash service was coming Monday.

- An officer on patrol at 8:49 a.m. Sunday was advised by a concerned citizen about a person sleeping in a vehicle on Pershing Street. The vehicle was running and a jack was seen under the rear axle and a man was found sleeping inside. He was the owner and was waiting for his father to pick him up because the vehicle broke down.

- Personnel at Salem Community Hospital called at 8:25 a.m. Sunday to report an intoxicated driver left the hospital traveling west on Pershing Street. The vehicle could not be found.


- Police were requested at 7:12 p.m. Sunday to check north of Painter Road and east of Egypt road for an unoccupied watercraft on one of the lakes in the area of the Middle Fork of Little Beaver Creek, called in by a passerby. An officer found a canoe floating in a lake, but did not see anyone around or any vehicles in the area. Goshen Township Police were asked to assist by attempting to contact the property owner who resides in Mahoning County and any Mahoning County residents to see if anyone was supposed to be on the lake or if anyone was reported missing. No reports were made. The lake is half in Columbiana County and half in Mahoning County.

- A woman of the 1300 block of West State Street reported at 5:44 p.m. Sunday that there was a domestic dispute between family members after a birthday party for one of her grandchildren, with the argument over custody of the grandchild. The grandparent has custody per court order and the parent wanted to take the child, which was denied by the grandparent. The parent left after making threats toward the grandparent, who wanted the incident documented.

- A woman spoke with an officer at the station at 11:34 a.m. Sunday regarding a theft of property by former tenants of a Benton Road residence. A list of property taken was provided to police.

- A woman in the 1100 block of Prospect Street reported at 8:51 p.m. Saturday that her juvenile child went to the library Friday afternoon and then went to East Liverpool with friends instead of coming home, and stayed there overnight. She wanted to report the child as unruly after refusing to listen to the parent to come home. The juvenile's probation officer will be contacted.

- A suspicious vehicle was reported at 8:04 p.m. Saturday driving off of the parking lot at Alchemy Acres/Cooper Tires on Depot Road and cutting through the field and yard to get onto state Route 45/West Pidgeon Road. Julie and Steve Sacco filed the report, saying a witness saw the vehicle and followed the vehicle in an attempt to get the registration. The vehicle was described as an older model dark green or gray Ford F-150 pickup occupied by two males.



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