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April 8, 2013
Salem News


- A fire hydrant was reported leaking in the 300 block of West Wilson Street at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, with the water department notified.

- Police were called at 2:50 p.m. Sunday to the area of West State Street and Jennings Avenue for a report of a man having a hard time walking with a child. An officer arrived and saw the man fall to the ground and called for an ambulance and fire department first responders. The man refused treatment and his wife arrived for transportation.

- Lois Pennell, of Highland Avenue, reported at 2:10 p.m. Sunday that her vehicle was parked in the Giant Eagle parking lot when a female in another car opened the driver side door and struck Pennell's door, causing a dent and a mark. There were high winds at the time. The female drove away without leaving any information.

- Loud music was reported in the 700 block of East Fifth Street at 2:08 p.m. Sunday. A resident was practicing with a band, the door to the residence was closed and the problem was remedied.

- Loud music was reported at 1:45 p.m. Sunday in the 600 block of Cedar Street. No music was heard, but an officer did speak to a man who said he would turn down his outside stereo for NASCAR.

- David McVay, 55, of 589 E. Third St., was charged with driving under suspension after a traffic stop at 12:43 p.m. Sunday in the area of the 1100 block of East State Street.

- A driver's license found behind Natural Solutions on Penn Avenue was turned over at 12:06 p.m. Sunday and placed in lost and found. A good phone number for the female owner could not be located.

- A man at 9:45 a.m. Sunday reported his wallet stolen overnight by a person known to him. He said his bank advised there were several attempts made to use his credit/bank card but they were unsuccessful.

-An alarm was reported on Quaker Lane at 9:35 a.m. Sunday, but the property appeared secure.

- Police were called at 7:47 a.m. Sunday for an open door on Maple Street and found a porch door open, but the residence secure.

- An alarm was reported at 2:50 a.m. Sunday in the 2700 block of East State Street, but the exterior was found secure.

- James Byler, 27, of West Mifflin, Pa., was charged with operating a vehicle under the influence and marked lanes after a traffic stop at 2:28 a.m. Sunday on Pershing Street and Ohio Avenue.

- An officer on patrol at 12:59 a.m. Sunday in the 400 block of South Broadway Avenue saw two females who appeared to be in a physical altercation. The officer learned one woman didn't want the other woman at the residence. Neither one of them wanted to pursue charges.

- An officer on patrol at 12:54 a.m. Sunday saw a woman sitting outside on the sidewalk in the 500 block of South Broadway Avenue. The officer checked on her and ensured she had a ride home.

- An officer on patrol at 9:50 p.m. Saturday saw a man in the bushes in the 100 block of Railroad Street and a woman standing nearby. They were together and both were identified and left after it was determined there was no problem.

- An intoxicated driver was reported in the 2800 block of East State Street at 8:39 p.m. Saturday, but it was determined the driver was not impaired after being found in the parking lot of a business.

- Police were called to Centennial Park at 5:58 p.m. Saturday for loud music from a vehicle near the basketball courts. The music was turned down before police arrived and the occupants were told to keep the volume at a reasonable level.

- A woman came to the police station at 5:58 p.m. Saturday to speak with an officer about an issue concerning her ex-boyfriend. She was told her options.

- A woman on Cunningham Road reported at 5:27 p.m. Saturday that she had been at Walmart and checked out at 4:21 p.m. and realized she left her Verizon tablet device in the cart. When she returned to retrieve the tablet, it had been stolen. Employees said nobody turned it in.

- An officer on patrol at 4:11 p.m. Saturday saw a vehicle parked in the 300 block of West Wilson Street, located the owner and had the vehicle moved.

- Bruce Johnson, of the 700 block of South Lincoln Avenue, reported at 3:41 p.m. Saturday that someone entered two of his vehicles in his driveway. Nothing appeared missing, but the glove boxes were left open.

- A woman in the 400 block of South Union Avenue reported at 3:36 p.m. Saturday that she believed a family member took a cell phone without permission. She was told her options.

- Police received a report at 3:12 p.m. Saturday from Walmart on East State Street that two people entered the store on Friday and walked out with $646 worth of merchandise. The theft is under investigation.

- Carol Lantz, of the 600 block of South Lincoln Avenue, reported at 2:33 p.m. Saturday that someone entered her vehicle parked in the drive. Missing was $3 and a small wallet containing miscellaneous cards which were scattered in the rear yard.

- On Prospect Street at 1:04 p.m. Saturday, a resident stopped an officer and reported three of his vehicles were entered overnight. Nothing was missing but the glove boxes had been ransacked.

- Craig Bruner, 29, of 839 E. Third St., was taken into custody at 1:02 p.m. Saturday on a warrant for failure to appear.

- Police were called to the 800 block of Jennings Avenue at 12:54 p.m. Saturday for loud music, but none was found.

- A wallet found in the 500 block of South Broadway Avenue was turned in to police at 12:16 p.m. Saturday. A message was left for the owner to pick it up.

- Christopher Summers, of Arch Street, reported at 11:25 a.m. Saturday that sometime Friday, someone stole some of his belongings while he wasn't home and a few were recovered at a Vine Street residence an hour later.

- A domestic was reported at 8:40 a.m. Saturday in the 1100 block of Cleveland Street where a woman was upset over her live-in boyfriend taking her keys and not returning them. He came out and told police he would not give them back until she gives back his money that she took. He was told things don't work that way, so he gave the keys back, then she gave him his $12 back.

- Gary Noling reported at 8:29 a.m. Sunday that between 8 and 11 p.m. Friday, an unknown person used a sharp object to scratch his Ford Mustang while it was parked in the municipal lot by Faith Chapel Fellowship on East Pershing Street.


- Someone reported at 5:20 a.m. Sunday a vehicle on Sunset Drive had been entered. Police contacted the vehicle owner and no items were found to be missing.

- Someone reported at 6:32 a.m. Sunday there were suspicious men in the Motorcycle Dream Shop parking lot. Police spoke with the men and found they were there with the store owner.

- Dana Blackburn, West Lincoln Way, reported at 7 a.m. Sunday her unlocked vehicles had been entered.

- Police responded to an alarm drop at Dollar General at 7:25 a.m. Sunday. The business was found to be secure and a McDonald's customer told police that a man had been trying to pull the doors open and then walked south on North Market Street after not being able to get inside. Police found the man the customer described and he said he thought the store was open and after realizing it was not open he left.

- A man reported at 11 a.m. Sunday three men were standing in the C&R Auto parking lot with a bag of money. Police found the men and spoke with the only one who was able to speak English. The man said they had just come to America from the Honduras and were working for an oil company and had come to the dealership to purchase a car. A dealership employee confirmed the men had already spoke with the dealership owner about the purchase and he was en route to meet them at 11:30 a.m.

- Sam Barefield, Thomas Road, reported at 11:56 a.m. Sunday his unlocked vehicle and garage had been entered during the night and a workout bag was missing from the vehicle.

- At 12:38 p.m. Sunday an officer found a man in the yard of Willowbrook Sand and Gravel walking away from a square Styrofoam target with arrows in his hand. The officer spoke with the man who was found to be from Minnesota and said he was in the area working as an engineer on a shale well in Hanoverton. The man also told the officer he was practicing his bow shooting on the vacant lot and was unaware he was not permitted to do so there. The officer told the man he needed permission from the company's owner in order to be on the lot and advised him to find another location to practice.

- Someone reported at 1:56 p.m. Sunday kids were riding in the back of a pickup truck on state Route 45. Police stopped the truck and found the three occupants were all over the age of 18.

- Willis Coleman, Sunset Avenue, reported at 3:52 p.m. Sunday someone entered his vehicle but nothing appeared to be missing.


- Someone reported at midnight Saturday a man at the Marathon gas station appeared to be messing with the gas pumps. Police checked the gas station but did not see the man.

- Someone reported at 1:50 a.m. Saturday an air compressor was on fire on Nulf Drive.

- Someone reported at 5:16 a.m. Saturday a suspicious vehicle was in the area of Saybrook, Timberline and Lucretia streets. Police spoke with the male driver and found he was delivering newspapers.

- Someone reported at 5:16 a.m. Saturday two men were acting suspicious in the Duke and Duchess gas station and allowing everyone to get in front of them in line. Police checked the store and found the men were just playing the lottery and there were no problems.

- A West Salem Street woman reported at 12:26 p.m. Saturday her mother lost her purse at Sparkle or around her home.

- A man reported at 12:30 p.m. Saturday he got a tip from someone that an employee at Reichard Industries was stealing scrap materials from his business and could be selling it at Solomon Scrap Yard.

- A Hyland Court man reported at 2:31 p.m. Saturday a neighbor was walking his dog through their yard with no leash and it was causing his dog to act up and when he asked the man to leave the yard he began to yell profanities.

- Someone reported at 2:43 p.m. Saturday a group of about eight young men were causing problems with little kids in Funland in Firestone Park. Police went to the area but most of the men had already left. The officers remained there for a while to make sure there were no further problems.

- A Marathon employee reported at 4:13 p.m. Saturday a brown vehicle had been parked there for hours. Police found it to be solicitors with a permit using that as a central location for solicitors going door-to-door.

- Bradley Porter was driving north on North Elm street at 7 p.m. Saturday and Beverly Richardson was turning left onto North Elm Street from Prospect Street to head south and struck Porter's vehicle. Richardson was cited for stop sign.

- Someone reported at 3:42 a.m. Friday a suspicious person was in the area of state Route 14 and Redpath Drive. Police found the man was trying to get a taxi.

- Someone reported at 9:31 a.m. Friday an abandoned car was in the Rite Aid parking lot on state Route 14 the last three weeks. Police spoke with a Rite Aid employee who said the vehicle is not abandoned and belongs to the company.

- A Union Street man reported at 10:16 a.m. Friday leaves from an empty house nearby keep blowing into his fence and yard and requested something be done about getting the property cleaned up.

- A West Railroad Street woman reported at 10:53 a.m. Friday her baby's father vandalized her vehicles by loosening her lug nuts, punched the hood and carved his name in it.

- A Spruce Street woman reported at 12:19 p.m. Friday a child was being unruly and stealing money from her and his father.

- Wynn Cooper was driving forward into the state Route 14 and state Route 46 intersection at 1:56 p.m. Friday and was struck from behind by Jeffrey Simms, who failed to stop in time. Simms was cited for assured clear distance.

- Someone reported at 5:14 p.m. Friday a truck has been parked at the 7&14 truck stop for about a week and the turn signal has been flashing the entire time. Police checked the vehicle and found it to be locked and no one inside.

- A woman reported at 7 p.m. Friday someone in a blue car and teal pickup truck were speeding near the playground. Police checked the area but did not find the vehicles.

- Jared Fisher was northbound on North Main Street in a Leetonia pizza delivery vehicle at 7:19 p.m. Friday and was struck by Arlene Blessing of Warren, who was westbound on state Route 14 and failed to stop for the traffic light at the state Route 46 intersection. She was cited for failure to stop for signal lights.

- A solicitor's permit was issued to Vincent Nicotera for Boardman Cleaning Services at 1:41 p.m. Thursday.

- Charles Grate Sr., Salem, was driving in through the Cornerstone Motors parking lot at 2:14 p.m. Thursday and turned widely and scraped the passenger side of a 2010 Volkswagen parked in the lot.

- Someone reported at 7:52 p.m. Thursday the driver of a maroon Buick went off Lisbon Street several times and appeared to be drunk. Police found the vehicle parked unoccupied at a West Salem Street home.

- An East Metz Road resident reported at 8 p.m. Thursday a neighbor entered the home without permission. The woman told police she knocked on the door and was looking for the resident's parents.

- A North Bayshore Drive resident reported at 9:19 p.m. Thursday someone stole a compound bow from the home.



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