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March 27, 2013
Salem News


- Linda Scott, of Guy Road, reported at 12:07 p.m. Tuesday that she parked in the Walmart parking lot on East State Street and returned to find the rear window of her van broken out.

- Anthony Cleveland, 21, of Girard, and Louis Burley, 25, of Youngstown, were each charged with minor misdemeanors for possession of marijuana after police were called for a suspicious vehicle at Monroe apartments at 10:26 a.m. Tuesday in the 2100 block of Monroe Street. A man reported a white Dodge Ram truck was parked in a parking space in the open garage area with a male inside and no one knew who he was and he had been there awhile. An officer found two males sleeping in the truck with the seats reclined back and woke them up. They said they were going to an apartment in the building facing the lot/garage in which they were parked for the spot for that apartment. The officer saw what appeared to be marijuana sitting in plain view on the center console between the two males and charged them for possession. Under a listing of property items taken from the car was marijuana and a semi-automatic Glock pistol, for which there allegedly was a conceal/carry permit, according to an officer. The vehicle was titled to a rental company in Chardon.

- Martin Roth IV, 16, of East Third Street, was cited for failure to yield after the northbound vehicle he was driving on North Union Avenue attempted to turn left onto Ninth Street, into the path of a southbound vehicle driven by Gina Powell, of Canfield, which struck the right front side of the Roth vehicle at 7:47 a.m. Tuesday.

- Police were called at 3:23 a.m. Tuesday to the 900 block of Highland Avenue where an unlocked vehicle had been entered and a red portable air tank and a wallet containing credit cards, a driver's license, bank debit card and $30 cash were removed, along with two packs of cigarettes and miscellaneous change. The portable air tank was reported found in the 600 block of Highland by another resident near the road on Monday afternoon.

- A man in the 1000 block of East 10th Street reported at 10:39 p.m. Monday that the doors were open on a vehicle and no one was around. An officer responded and noted the vehicle appeared to have a piece of work material tied to the open back door.

- Police responded to a private property crash at 4:04 p.m. Monday at Wendy's on East State Street where a Chevy S-10 pickup titled to a 93-year-old resident on Shady Lane struck the building, damaging two windows and the frames. No one was injured. The driver refused treatment.

- An anonymous caller at 3:56 p.m. Monday wanted to speak to an officer about a possible theft that occurred in the city. The caller was given options. An address of East Sixth Street was listed on the report.

- A traffic crash was reported at 11:52 a.m. Monday in the 2200 block of East State Street, but was not found after an officer checked the entire parking lot and waited for someone to come out of the business, which no one apparently did.

- A resident in the 1300 block of South Lincoln Avenue wanted her nephew out of the residence at 11:51 a.m. Monday and he would not leave. The nephew told police he was leaving and would find a ride to go elsewhere. About 15 minutes later, police were called again and told the nephew was back at the residence demanding money. He told police he was told he could wait outside for his ride and denied asking for money, claiming he was trying to leave money for the aunt, but it was refused. He was brought to the police station to wait for his ride.

- A woman in the 500 block of Franklin Avenue at 9:49 a.m. Monday reported a matter between her and the landlord regarding eviction and a gas shut off. She was told to contact the landlord since it was civil in nature.

- Charles Wilson, of the 600 block of East Perry St., reported at 8:17 a.m. Monday that sometime overnight, unknown people entered his property and stole four wheels and tires from an unattached garage. Tracks were observed in the snow leading to the building where the wheels and tires had been.

- No citation was issued when James McGuire, 58, of North Lincoln Avenue, reported at 7:55 a.m. Monday that he was pulling into the Salem Plaza via the access drive just west of Salem Tire when his vehicle slid and struck a large sign. There was minor damage to the sign and yard and moderate damage to his vehicle.

- A man in the 300 block of South Union Avenue, reported at 7:48 a.m. Monday that sometime overnight before 4 a.m., someone entered his garage area and removed a box containing miscellaneous items belonging to his mother-in-law. The box and the items were returned after being found to the west of the property behind a fence.


- A man reported at 5 a.m. Monday a man was going door to door in the area of Firestone Park asking to shovel driveways. Police found the man and told to wait until later in the morning.

- Someone reported at 2:24 p.m. Monday kids were throwing snowballs from a dark green Oldsmobile near the Columbiana Boiler. Police checked the area but did not see the kids.

- Bob Spaite, school athletic director and football coach, reported at 4:16 p.m. Monday he found empty 9 millimeter shell casings outside the locker room at Firestone Park. This was the second time in a week he has found the casings there.

- A North West Street resident reported receiving threats at 6:44 p.m. Monday.



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