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March 17, 2013
Salem News


- An officer was called at 3:31 p.m. Saturday to an East 10th Street property to unlock a vehicle that had an infant locked inside.

- Police were called at 12:38 p.m. Saturday to the 300 block of West Pershing Street after a man reported hearing banging coming from the back area. Nothing was found and the exterior of the residence appeared secure.

- A clerk at an East State Street gas station reported at 11:39 a.m. Saturday that a customer driving a gold Chrysler left without paying for gas and was westbound on State near Broadway. The vehicle was found, but the driver said he paid and did not know there was a problem. He agreed to go back to the station to straighten it out.

- The owner of a business in the 100 block of North Ellsworth Avenue called at 11:30 a.m. Saturday to request removal of a man from the property. The man told police he was told by an officer on another shift that it would be okay to serve papers to an employee. The business owner did not want him giving anything to his employees that could disrupt the business. The papers had already been served. The man was told he could come there to eat, but not to serve anymore papers.

- Kari Stahl, 21, of 409 S. Union Ave., was charged with domestic violence after police were called to her residence at 4:32 a.m. Saturday for a domestic dispute. A man found outside reported she kicked him and punched him.

- Police conducted a traffic stop on East Pershing Street at South Broadway Avenue after noticing a suspicious vehicle at 4:05 a.m. Saturday circling the area of South Lundy Avenue. The driver was awaiting a friend in the area, but they never arrived.

- A 16-year-old girl was charged with an unruly offense after a traffic stop at 3:38 a.m. Saturday in the area of Sharp Avenue and West State Street.

- Police confiscated the license plates from a Ford Explorer after responding to a parking complaint at 1:21 a.m. Saturday on East Fourth Street where a caller said the vehicle was blocking a drive. It appeared vehicles could pass if necessary. The plates were seized at the direction of the Bureau of Motor Vehicles.

- An attempted suicide was reported on Arch Street at 10:45 p.m. Friday. Police searched the area for the person who had left before officers arrived, then returned home. He voluntarily was transported to Salem Community Hospital.

- A verbal dispute between a male and female was reported at the intersection of Franklin Avenue and Whinnery Road at 10:21 p.m. Friday. No one was around.

- Timothy Greenisen, 51, of San Antonio, Texas, was cited for failure to yield after the northbound vehicle he was driving on South Madison stopped for a stop sign at the intersection with Pershing Street and proceeded through the intersection, striking a vehicle driven by Michaele Thorne, 23, of Washingtonville, who was eastbound on Pershing Street. No injuries were reported.

- A black Ford Mustang was reported traveling recklessly in the 1800 block of East State Street at 9:17 p.m. Friday, but was not found.

- A dog at large was reported in the 200 block of South Ellsworth Avenue at 9:03 p.m. Friday, but officers were unable to catch it. It was last seen on West Pershing Street.

- An anonymous woman came to the police station at 8:01 p.m. Friday to report a domestic violence situation that occurred on Thursday on East Third Street. A statement will be forwarded to the prosecutor's office for review.

- Police were called at 7:42 p.m. Friday to the 600 block of North Lincoln Avenue for an unknown problem and spoke to a female juvenile. She was given a ride to her residence on East Fourth Street.

- An anonymous person came to the police station at 7:02 p.m. Friday to speak to an officer about thefts occurring in the city. She was told her options.

- An alarm was reported at 5:44 p.m. Friday in the 200 block of East State Street. The business appeared secure.

- Police were called at 4:56 p.m. Friday to the 1200 block of Cedar Ridge Drive for a patient being uncooperative with an ambulance crew. The man agreed to seek treatment. Police also responded to Salem Community Hospital to help get the man inside.

- Police responded to the 2200 block of East State Street at 4:26 p.m. Friday to speak to an Alliance man who reported someone threatened him over a money issue. He was told his options.

- A bank debit card was left in the police department's lock box in the front lobby at 4:04 p.m. Friday. No name was on the card which will be kept at the department until an owner can be located.

- A woman reported at 3:25 p.m. Friday that she had parked in the lot by the old Zimmerman Auto/Current Electric building and almost stepped in a large quantity of dog feces in the island area by the back garage door when she left her vehicle. The city has an ordinance related to removal of dog feces.

- A Salineville woman reported at 2:20 p.m. Friday that her vehicle was damaged while parked in Salem, with marks made in the paint on top of the trunk lid and deep gouges where metal was showing.

- Canton Police requested at 10 a.m. Friday that an officer check the Walmart parking lot for a tan Oldsmobile Alero with heavy damage to the left side and rear. An officer located the car and Canton Police sent two detectives to secure the vehicle and tow it.


- Marsha Lindfried, East High Street, reported her daughter heard her door open and close at 12:45 a.m. Friday, and the dog began barking so much it awakened the baby. Lindfried called at 1:05 a.m. to say she had been driving around looking for anyone, and police also searched the area and did not find anyone about.

-Rachel Jordan, East Lincoln Way, reported at 5 a.m. Friday her boyfriend was preparing to leave for work when he found the neighbor's vehicle blocking the garage door. The boyfriend asked the neighbor to move the vehicle, and Jordan said she has been receiving texts from the neighbor threatening to knock down her fence. The neighbor, Amanda Wilson, called at 5:04 a.m. to say the fence had been erected without a permit and is on her property. Wilson said Jordan also has a vehicle parked on her property and she does not make a big deal out of it. Wilson was advised this was a civil matter and to speak with her landlord.

- A woman called about a man hitchhiking at the intersection of North Market Street and Saltwell Road at 7:24 a.m. Friday, and she was concerned he was going to be struck by a vehicle.

-A clerk at Smith Oil reported Friday having a problem with a CARTS driver who obtained gas using a card they do not honor. The clerk said the driver was refusing to pay for the gas, so police arrived in an attempt to get the parties to work something out.

-Police went to a home on East Chestnut Street at 7:24 p.m. Friday to check on the resident, and he assured the officers she was fine and just wanted her friend to return.



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