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April 7, 2013
Salem News


-Police were called for a line down at 7:38 a.m. Saturday in the 800 block of North Lincoln Avenue and discovered a phone line sagging 5 1/2 inches off of the ground. AT&T was notified.

- A caller at 5:06 a.m. Saturday reported a car alarm periodically going off causing a noise disturbance in the 900 block of Highland Avenue, but officers who responded couldn't hear anything.

- Police responded to the 200 block of East Fourth Street for a medical emergency call at 3:04 a.m. Saturday. A man having seizures was transported to Salem Community Hospital.

- Police received a report at 1:26 a.m. Saturday of a man laying in the intersection of East State Street and Ellsworth Avenue, but no one was found there or in the surrounding area.

- An officer on patrol at 9 p.m. Friday saw headlights activated on a school bus at the Salem bus lot on Pennsylvania Avenue. The officer was able to shut the lights off.

- A domestic in progress was reported at 7:54 p.m. Friday in the 600 block of Fair Avenue, with officers told it was a dispute only, with no violence.

- A woman came to the police station at 7:07 p.m. Friday to talk with an officer about possible menacing at her place of employment by a known female. She was told her options.

- A dispute was reported at 7:03 p.m. Friday in the 400 block of East Perry Street between a boyfriend and a girlfriend over personal issues. They were both told to stop their actions.

- A man from the 400 block of Sharp Avenue came to the police station at 5:25 p.m. Friday to speak with an officer about possible identity theft. He said he loaned his debit card to a male to take money out that he owed him and when he got his card back, he found an additional $200 missing from the account. He was told his options.

- A gold S-10 pickup was reported operating recklessly on Lundy Avenue at 5:22 p.m. Friday, but was not found.

- A dispute between neighbors was reported at 5:19 p.m. Friday in the 600 block of North Lincoln Avenue, where all parties were told no criminal act was taking place and the alleyway between the residences was public, not private.

- Police responded to the 100 block of Vine Avenue at 4:33 p.m. Friday for a report of recovered property. The property was picked up and a family member was contacted to take possession of the property.

- Martha Shinn, of Salem Grange Road, was driving west on East State Street at 4:25 p.m. Friday and stopped for traffic at the intersection at South Lincoln Avenue when another westbound vehicle described as a dark truck struck her vehicle from behind and fled the scene. The vehicle she was driving sustained minor damage to the rear bumper. No injuries were reported.

- Dwight Akins of Wilkinsburg, Pa., reported at 4:07 p.m. Friday that he was pulling a semi truck into the parking lot at Family Dollar on West State Street when the truck struck the light pole in the parking lot, causing it to fall along with power lines connected and live. The Salem Fire Department and Ohio Edison responded.

- Police responded to an alarm activation Friday in the 200 block of South Lundy Avenue, with the exterior and interior found secure.

- Police were called at 2:29 p.m. Friday to Cashland on East State Street for a female outside in the lobby allegedly attempting to cash two money orders believed to have been reported stolen earlier. The female was approached and claimed the money orders belonged to her. The money orders were taken and she was told to come to the police station Saturday to provide proof. Police had been called to a Lundy Avenue residence at 12:18 p.m. for a report of several money orders missing.

- Police were called at 2:26 p.m. Friday for a suspicious man in the area of Egypt and Painter roads. The caller was told to contact Perry Township since that area is in the township. City police checked the section of Painter Road that's in the city and saw no one.

- Police were called at 2:24 p.m. Friday for a security alarm in the 1400 block of Franklin Avenue and found the residence and buildings secure.

- Tabatha Fischer, 42, of Bethesda Road, Hanoverton, was transported to Salem Community Hospital by KLG Ambulance after a vehicle/pedestrian incident in the Walmart parking lot reported to police at 1:07 p.m. Friday. The report said the victim was allegedly standing somewhere in the yellow line behind a vehicle in a handicapped parking space when the vehicle started backing up, with two witnesses yelling for the vehicle to stop after seeing the woman. The vehicle allegedly bumped the woman standing in the yellow line. The driver, Carol Williams, 72, of Mill Street, Rogers, said she did not strike the victim, saying the victim was to her left and in a blind spot. The report said the victim was complaining of back pain and a headache. No citation was listed on the report.

- Frank Sabatino, 63, of Girard, was cited for failure to yield after failing to stop at the intersection of West Pershing Street and South Ellsworth Avenue at 11:23 a.m. Friday and colliding with a vehicle driven by Stephen Atkinson, 30, of State Street, Leetonia, who had stopped for a stop sign and was in the intersection. No injuries were reported.


- A desk clerk at Days Inn reported at 3:20 a.m. Saturday a man was sleeping in his vehicle in the parking lot and appeared to be shivering from the cold since his vehicle was not on, and would not wake up when she knocked on the window.



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