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March 21, 2013
Salem News


- A caller in the 500 block of East Fourth Street reported at 5:38 a.m. Wednesday that two people were attempting to gain entry into vehicles in the parking lot. Officers checked the area, but did not find the suspects.

- A man came to the station at 3:21 a.m. Wednesday to report his girlfriend kicked him and her daughter out of a residence on East Fourth Street. An officer spoke to the girlfriend and told her she could not kick her daughter out since she's a juvenile. She said she wanted the boyfriend out but not her daughter. An agreement was reached and both returned to the residence.

-Marvin Harsch, of 406 1/2 Franklin Ave., was taken into custody on a warrant out of Columbiana County for failure to appear after police were called to his residence at 3:12 a.m. Wednesday for a domestic. A woman reported a verbal dispute with her live-in boyfriend.

- A woman on Southeast Boulevard reported at 11:22 p.m. Tuesday that she was receiving unwanted phone calls and text messages from a man known to her. Her statement will be forwarded to the prosecutor's officer for possible charges.

- An officer on patrol at 11:16 p.m. Tuesday stopped two suspicious persons behind Sparkle Market on Lundy Avenue and one gave false information and ran from the officer. Adam L. Lodge, 21, of 421 Aetna St., was subsequently charged with obstructing official business, possession of marijuana and taken into custody on an outstanding warrant for assault.

- An officer responded to the rear of a business in the 100 block of West State Street where an employee at 7:55 p.m. Tuesday reported finding a bicycle in the trash dumpster containment fence. The bicycle was taken to the police station and cross-referenced with a list of stolen bicycles. The officer found the bicycle had been reported stolen from a city residence on May 29. The owner was contacted and retrieved the bicycle.

- An officer on patrol at 7:26 p.m. Tuesday in the area of Continental Drive and Bentley saw a truck pulling a car out of the field onto the road and spoke with both drivers, learning the driver of the car pulled into an access way onto the field to check out possible locations for bike ramps and got stuck. He called a friend to pull him out. Both were told of the possible consequences if the property owner wanted to pursue it.

- Officers were called at 6:54 p.m. Tuesday to a gas station in the 1100 block of East State Street where employees reported a person might be trying to get into the stock room through a vent. Officers determined the wind was moving the vent. They were called back a second time for the vent opening and closing, but no problems were found.

- An anonymous person came to the police station at 6:20 p.m. Tuesday with a bank card left in a bank ATM by a motorist in front of him at a bank on South Ellsworth Avenue. The card was placed in lost and found.

- A barking dog was reported at 6:06 p.m. Tuesday in the 500 block of East Eighth Street. The owner was contacted and told about the barking dog ordinance.

- An anonymous caller at 6:04 p.m. Tuesday asked police to check the well-being of children at a residence in the 600 block of North Howard Avenue. An officer spoke with the mother and both kids appeared okay. Nothing suspicious was found.

- Charles Hughes, of the 600 block of East Fifth Street, reported at 5:13 p.m. Tuesday that an unknown vehicle struck the front left side of his car, causing minor damage. A ticket was issued for expired registration for his vehicle.

- Andrea McFarland, 27, of 39062 Grant St., Lisbon, was cited for driving under suspension and two counts of drug paraphernalia after a traffic stop at 4:18 p.m. Tuesday on Continental Drive/Bentley.

- Police responded at 3:25 p.m. Tuesday to Salem Community Hospital where a patient alleged being harassed by a nurse. An officer spoke with the patient and determined the incident was not criminal in nature. The patient was advised of the procedure for filing a complaint with the administration of the facility where the incident occurred.

- A woman in the 400 block of East Perry Street reported at 9:33 a.m. Tuesday that five garbage bags of crushed cans were stolen from her back porch overnight or within the last few nights.

- Police responded to an activated alarm at 9:25 a.m. Tuesday in the 2000 block of Pearce Circle, but found the exterior secure.

- An audible alarm was reported at 9:04 a.m. Tuesday in the 1800 block of Pearce Circle, but the exterior was found secure. The alarm was activated inside, but no one answered the door.

- Wires were reported down in the 900 block of Prospect Street at 8:16 a.m. Tuesday. They appeared to be telephone lines and were pulled off of the road.

- A man in the 400 block of Continental Drive reported at 12:29 a.m. Tuesday that he woke up and had a small cut on his nose and was concerned because he wasn't sure how the injury occurred. While the officer was speaking to him, a medical situation occurred and the man was taken to Salem Community Hospital by EMT.


- John A. Stoffer, 50, of 455 S. Broadway Ave., was cited for a license forfeiture suspension and seatbelt violation and charged with possession of a drug abuse instrument after a traffic stop on East Pine Lake Road at North Ellsworth Avenue at 4:41 p.m. Tuesday. The report said he was found in possession of a suspected crack pipe.

- A Hartley Road resident reported at 12:32 p.m. Tuesday that someone used his information to file for a tax return. The IRS was notified by the resident, along with his credit card companies.


- An East High Street woman reported Tuesday she believes someone entered her unlocked home between 7:30 a.m. and 3 p.m., although nothing appears to be missing. Miner found a skinny cigar on the living room floor, and she knows no one who smokes them, and she noticed a cabinet had been gone through.


- Craig A. Thorpe, 30, Columbiana, was cited for driving under suspension and improper display following a traffic stop on Pittsburgh Street at 2:47 a.m. Tuesday.

- A West Friend Street man reported at 8:31 a.m. Tuesday his home was broken into for the third time.

- Someone reported at 8:57 a.m. Tuesday a semi truck was in the middle of the square with his four ways on holding up traffic. Police checked the area but did not see the semi.

- An East Friend Street woman reported at 11:13 a.m. Tuesday someone she knows used her credit card.

- Jeff Robbins of Tru-Green was issued a soliciting permit at 1 p.m. Tuesday.

- Someone reported at 5:48 p.m. Tuesday a suspicious man on Court Street was going door to door. Police found he had a permit for doing so.

- The manager of Harmony Village reported at 7:59 p.m. Tuesday a resident made threats.

- A resident reported at 11:37 p.m. Tuesday he was being harassed by the Beaver Township Police Department.



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