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March 19, 2013
Salem News


- A woman in the 1300 block of West State Street called at 3 p.m. Sunday to report an unruly 8-year-old child had run away. The child returned before police arrived and an officer spoke to the child about the unruliness, listening to parents and consequences if the actions continue.

- Christopher Miller, 35, of 9507 Freeman Road, Lisbon, was charged with felony receiving stolen property, falsification, possessing drug abuse instruments and driving under suspension after a traffic stop at 12:48 p.m. Sunday for a vehicle with a stolen license plate in the 1800 block of Cunningham Road. During a vehicle inventory, police found and seized a suspected heroin needle from inside the vehicle. Miller was transported to the Columbiana County jail pending a court appearance and the vehicle was towed.

- At the request of Massillon Police, township police responded to a residence in the 1100 block of Prospect Street to speak with a person related to a case Massillon is investigating. The person was told to contact Massillon Police.

- Anthony Weber, 22, of Lisbon, was charged with reckless operation, left of center, operating a vehicle under the influence, obstructing official business and resisting arrest after a traffic stop at 3:34 a.m. Sunday on South Lincoln Avenue near Carbon Street. The reporting officer saw the vehicle drive through the divider at South Lincoln Avenue and Snyder Road and then travel north on South Lincoln Avenue on the wrong side of the road. The driver refused to cooperate with the officer after being requested to step from the vehicle for field sobriety tests after it was determined he had been consuming alcoholic beverages. The driver possessed a valid conceal carry permit and advised there was a weapon in the vehicle. After backup units arrived, the driver was forcibly removed from the vehicle and placed under arrest for criminal charges of obstructing official business and resisting arrest. The report said the driver continued to be belligerent with officers at the station and refused to sign anything or submit to sobriety tests, with the traffic citations issued. He was taken to the Columbiana County jail pending a court appearance.

- Oliver Ryan Patrick, 33, of Wellsville, was cited for driving under suspension after a traffic stop at 2:39 a.m. Sunday for an equipment violation on South Lincoln Avenue near Circle K.

- Police were flagged down at 2:38 a.m. Sunday by a driver on South Lincoln Avenue near the Salem Golf Club after striking a deer. The vehicle had minimal damage to the front.

- Police were called at 10:05 p.m. Saturday to Highland Creek in the 1900 block of South Lincoln Avenue after a resident reported suspicious persons around a neighboring condominium. The previous resident had passed away and the resident was concerned. Officers checked the residence and found it secure with a lock box installed on the door from a realty company. The report said the company was possibly showing the condo.

- A woman called at 11:21 p.m. Friday to report a vehicle parked near her neighbor's unattached garage in the area of Michigan and State Boulevard. The vehicle was not found and an officer spoke to the property owner who said he would call if anything was missing.

-Township police were called at 4:34 p.m. Friday by Salem Police regarding a suspicious person behind property on Merle Road around a building in a field. The building was found to be owned by the Salem City Board of Education and located in the township. An officer checked the area and saw a person matching the description given, but the person disappeared when the officer turned the vehicle around to go talk to them. Salem Police helped search the area, but the person could not be found. The building was checked and entry was possibly made. Contact was made so a school official could inventory the contents and determine if anything was missing.


- No citation was issued after John Rickman, 64, of Georgetown Road, reported at 1:55 p.m. Monday that he drove into the parking lot of the Salem News, attempted to stop at the parking space just north of the building and slid on icy pavement. The car slid up and over the parking curb and struck a sign posted in front of the parking space, bending the sign. The car was towed from the scene and may have damage underneath, the report said.

-Chester Quick, of the 300 block of North Ellsworth Avenue, reported at 11:16 a.m. Monday that sometime over the past two weeks, a person unknown entered his garage and removed a tool box with a large amount of expensive tools. He contacted police again at 11:55 a.m. to report he found the items were pawned at a pawn shop in Austintown. He did not want to pursue the matter and said he was going to get the property back.

- Pam Barrett, of the 800 block of Sharp Avenue, reported at 8 a.m. Monday that a person unknown entered two unlocked vehicles in the driveway during the night and removed miscellaneous change.

- An officer was dispatched at 7:16 a.m. Monday to the 600 block of West Wilson Street where a resident reporting arriving home and finding someone had gone through a purse and dumped it on the ground. The officer reviewed the contents and returned the items to the owner's son at another residence up the street. Two expired licenses were kept and will be turned over to the Bureau of Motor Vehicles. The son thought a bank card was missing.

- An officer was flagged down in the parking lot of Quaker Village, 201 S. Lincoln Ave., at 4:53 a.m. Monday by a cab driver who turned over a debit card left in the cab by a patron. The officer will attempt to contact the owner.

- Police responded to the 400 block of Franklin Avenue at 3:42 a.m. Monday for several suspicious people jumping over fences in the area. A witness saw them running in the alley into his yard and said they dropped two large bags of cans before climbing over the fences and fleeing. They could not be found.

- An officer on patrol at 2:53 a.m. Monday saw a white Chevy Cavalier parked illegally on Filbert Avenue. The owner corrected the problem.

- An officer on Eighth Street at 1:55 a.m. Monday saw a parked vehicle with the driver side door open and found two juveniles inside. They were both placed into custody for curfew violations and released to guardians.

- Suspicious activity was reported in a vehicle parked in front of a business in the 1100 block of East State Street at 1:15 a.m. Monday. The vehicle left before police arrived.

- An alarm was activated at 1:51 a.m. Monday in the 2800 block of East State Street, but the business was found secure.

- Police were called at 8:42 p.m. Sunday to the 1000 block of East Sixth Street for a vehicle being operated recklessly. Several people said the vehicle ran off the road and into some yards. The vehicle was located in the 900 block and the driver cited for failure to control.

- A person on West 16th Street reported at 7:59 p.m. Sunday that she was receiving unwanted phone calls from a man currently housed at the Columbiana County jail.

- An abandoned bicycle in the 400 block of West State Street was taken to the police station at 7:42 p.m. Sunday.

- Officers responded to several locations in the city at 7:13 p.m. Sunday for reports of copper wire cut from utility poles.

- An anonymous caller at 6:49 p.m. Sunday asked to speak to an officer about child discipline and when it is considered child abuse. An officer gave the information and noted that if marks on a child appear excessive, the police should be contacted.

- A caller at 6:09 p.m. Sunday reported a brown SUV with an improperly secured child traveling east on West State Street, but the vehicle could not be found.

- A barricade was found placed across the road in the 1200 block of Pershing Street without permission at 6:01 p.m. Sunday. Police moved the barricade.

- A person spoke with police at 5:16 p.m. Sunday regarding noise ordinances and an ongoing problem with excessively loud music. Zoning and options were explained.

- Brandon Huff, 18, of 284 E. Fourth St., was charged with breaking and entering after police investigated an incident at Cheap Tobacco in the 200 block of East Second Street where there was an alarm activation at 4:40 p.m. Sunday. The exterior of the business had been found secure, but witnesses said a male in a blue zip-up hoody attempted to throw a rock through the front window and fled east, then north on Broadway Avenue. An employee of Cheap Tobacco gave the first name of a possible suspect and police made the arrest.

- A woman in the 300 block of Newgarden Avenue reported at 4:12 p.m. Sunday that her adult son had not been heard from since Saturday night and she was concerned for his well-being. She called back later to say he had called and was okay.

- Jason Whitman, of the 400 block of Aetna Street, reported at 2:18 p.m. Sunday that sometime overnight, someone entered their unlocked vehicles and stole a duffle bag with speaker wires and microphones for his business, a hard drive, a dart case containing three sets of darts and some change. The value of the missing items was $300.

- A Lundy Avenue resident reported at 11:32 a.m. Sunday that her daughter's ex-boyfriend was making threats toward her daughter's safety and threatened to report her for selling drugs, which she denied.

- An officer on patrol at 9:36 a.m. Sunday on North Lundy Avenue and Sugartree Alley saw a person he knew putting scrap wire in the trunk of his vehicle. He was told by the person he had permission to obtain the scrap from around the dumpster area. The officer told him he would be checking with the business when it opened. The man, who had no driving privileges, also said the driver of the vehicle had gone to a store around the corner.


- A Harvey Avenue woman was crossing the street near Huntington Bank when she was struck by a man driving a car, possibly a Malibu, at 11:25 a.m. Monday. The man asked if she was OK and she said she was, but now her calf had begun to hurt. She said the man appeared to be in his 40s.


- A McDonald's employee reported at 10:20 a.m. Sunday someone drove over their mailbox overnight.

- A Bell Avenue resident reported at 1:40 p.m. Sunday their 5-year-old son locked himself in the bathroom.

- A South Elm Street property owner reported at 1:53 p.m. Sunday a green Subaru had been parked in a rental space on the property without permission. The property owner advised police she notified Ed Geary's Towing to remove the vehicle. The woman had also reported at 4:15 p.m. Saturday the vehicle was parked on the property without permission.

- A South Bayshore resident reported at 2:55 p.m. Sunday someone stole an SOS Security sign from their yard.

- A woman reported at 9:40 p.m. Sunday a man dressed in all black and wearing a mask was walking on North Pearl Street toward West Park Avenue. Police found the man and determined he was out jogging and there were no other problems.

- A woman reported at 1:32 p.m. Saturday someone set off a smoke bomb at the state Route 46 and state Route 14 intersection. Police check the area and found nothing.

- A Camelot Apartments resident reported receiving harassing phone messages at 9:17 p.m. Saturday.

- A woman reported at 11:51 p.m. Saturday kids were playing with a ball on South Cross Street and would not move for traffic.

- Taco Bell reported at 10:28 a.m. Friday the business received a suspicious package.

- Someone reported at 11:22 a.m. Friday a disabled vehicle was causing traffic problems at state Route 7 and state Route 14.

- Someone reported at 1:27 p.m. Friday items were illegally dumped near the rear of the tracks.

- A Fairfield School Road woman reported at 11 a.m. Thursday there were suspicious footprints in the snow around her home. Police found the footprints were near the utility meters.

- A South Main Street landlord reported at 3:20 p.m. Thursday they were threatened by a tenant.

- An Apache Lane woman reported at 4:20 p.m. Thursday she was having problems with a friend's husband.

- A North Cross Street man reported at 6:37 p.m. Thursday someone broke into his garage and stole a TV.

- Someone reported hearing loud noise at Cashland at 11:43 p.m. Thursday and believed someone was attempting to break into cars.



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