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April 10, 2013
Salem News


- John Buta, of the 800 block of South Lincoln Avenue, reported at 8:21 a.m. Tuesday that sometime overnight between Friday night and Saturday morning, unknown persons entered two vehicles parked in his driveway and stole change and a few miscellaneous DVDs. The glove boxes were ransacked.

- Police responded to the 1300 block of Carole Drive for a 911 hangup call at 3:23 a.m. Tuesday. The female resident said she was sleeping and there were no problems.

- Police were called at 2:42 a.m. Tuesday to the 500 block of Walnut Street where a man reported a known male just walked into his residence. The suspect left before police arrived, but was found on Hawley Avenue and told not to return to the residence.

- Police were called at 1:40 a.m. Tuesday to Salem Community Hospital for a report of a woman treated and discharged who said she had nowhere to go. It was determined she lived in the city, but was in an abusive relationship and did not want to return home. Attempts were made to contact Kendall House in Lisbon, but they were full, and Heartland Behavioral in Massillon would not take her. The report said contact was made with Christina House for battered women but they said she was not wanted back due to her drug abuse history. The midnight shift nurse supervisor for the Emergency Department said she could wait in the lobby for a few hours and they would try to contact their social workers to see what could be done for her.

-An employee of Salem Community Hospital called at 1:19 a.m. Tuesday to report a man there was possibly homeless. An officer determined he lived at a residence on Franklin Avenue and gave him a ride home.

- A caller at 11:44 p.m. Monday reported an intoxicated person throwing items into the road in the 400 block of East Third Street. Officers did not locate anyone or anything thrown in the road.

- Police were called at 9:41 p.m. Monday to the 400 block of South Broadway Avenue for a suspicious person attempting to enter vehicles in a parking lot across from a bar. The person was located and found to be highly intoxicated attempting to locate his vehicle. An officer made sure he understood he was to go home in a cab or with a sober driver.

- A resident in the 300 block of South Lincoln Avenue at 9:39 p.m. Monday called to request removal of someone from the residence. The person had been residing there since September last year, so the officer told the resident the proper eviction procedures would have to be followed. The resident served the person with a three-day eviction notice while the officer was still present.

- Adolfo Mendoza, 19, of Farmington, New Mexico, was taken into custody at 9:05 p.m. Monday on a warrant out of New Mexico and charged with a fugitive from justice count. An officer had first seen him riding a skateboard on the street in the 800 block of East State Street, stopped him in the parking lot of Smith Oil and warned him about riding in the street. After the officer left, he was notified of a delayed hit on the male for the active warrant. He was found again in the area of South Madison Avenue and East State Street and taken into custody.

- Police were called at 7:37 p.m. Monday to the 700 block of Newgarden Avenue where residents reported several vehicles had been entered between 8 p.m. Sunday and 8 a.m. Monday. Contents of consoles and glove compartments had been removed and placed on the seats. The only thing missing was $15 to $20 in change, along with the ashtray from one vehicle.

- An officer spoke with a woman at the police station at 6:40 p.m. Monday regarding drug activity within the city. The information will be forwarded to the Columbiana County Drug Task Force.

- A woman in the 700 block of Pershing Street called at 6:38 p.m. Monday to report ongoing problems with the father of her child making harassing phone calls and text messages. The suspect does not have visitation or custody and has no reason to contact her.

- A woman in the 400 block of West School Street reported at 6:01 p.m. Monday that a neighborhood juvenile has been harassing her dog which is tied out at the rear of the residence. The juvenile and his friends have been seen multiple times taunting the dog and throwing sticks and rocks at it. On Monday, she said the boy was seen taunting the dog and nearly got bitten after wandering within the length of the dog's chain. An officer attempted contact at the boy's residence, but nobody was home. He will follow up.


- A woman in the 1100 block of Prospect Street reported at 5:40 p.m. Monday that someone kicked in her front door sometime Sunday and stole some medication from her residence.

- A resident in the 1800 block of Allen Drive reported losing a "Jet Pack" issued through Verizon Wireless for Internet service, valued at $300. The resident said they're in the process of moving and believe they lost the item moving between houses. They have insurance through Verizon and were required to file a police report.

- Marybeth Gresko, of the 900 block of West Pidgeon Road, reported at 8:58 a.m. Monday that two vehicles parked inside their garage were entered sometime overnight. The man door to the garage had been left unsecured. Nothing appeared to be missing.

- An officer was called at 8:54 a.m. Monday for a small child unattended in the road in the 2300 block of North Ellsworth Avenue. An officer spoke with the father who said his 4-year-old son got out of the house through an unlocked door. The child was returned to his residence by a passerby and given to his mother. The father was warned about leaving a child unattended and having the door unlocked.

- Jerad Chestnut, 23, of Salem, was cited for non-compliance driving under suspension following a traffic stop at 10:41 p.m. Sunday.

- A caller at 6:24 p.m. Sunday reported a man on a bicycle riding north on Goshen Road looking into mailboxes. He was described as being in his late 20s with short brown hair wearing a brown coat and blue jeans riding a mountain bike with baskets on the sides. An officer checked the area, but the person had departed into Mahoning County, Goshen Township Police were advised.

- William P. Aldrich, 27, of 1133 Prospect St., was taken into custody on an active warrant out of Columbiana County at his residence at 10:11 a.m. Sunday. He was turned over to a deputy.

- Daniel J. Barcy, 19, of 1288 W. Perry St., was taken into custody on an active warrant out of Columbiana County at his residence at 9 a.m. Sunday and was turned over to a deputy.

- Stephen Lamont White, 29, of Rogers, was cited for fictitious registration after a traffic stop at 2:24 a.m. Sunday on South Lincoln Avenue. The vehicle was towed and White called for a ride. The driver who came to give him a ride, Michael A. Cook, 33, of East Liverpool, was found to be operating a vehicle while his license was under a forfeiture suspension. He was cited for driving under suspension.

- Police were called at 7:45 p.m. Saturday to the 300 block of Plymouth Place where Megan Hoprich, 18, of Plymouth Place, reported an acquaintance, Darian Cannon, 18, of Liberty Street, struck her vehicle while backing out of her driveway. There was minimal damage. Cannon was found to be at fault.

- A resident on East 11th Street called at 5:24 p.m. Saturday to report receiving a phone call from a male with a foreign accent who claimed he had won a cash prize and it would be delivered at 6 p.m. by UPS. The resident told the caller not to deliver the package, since he believed it to be a scam and called police. No one appeared at the residence.

- Timothy Ryan Smith, 24, of 581 E. Pidgeon Road, was taken into custody at his residence at 12:22 p.m. Saturday on an active warrant out of Columbiana County for obstruction. He was handed over to a deputy.


- Someone reported at midnight Monday suspicious people were in the area of the old Century. Police checked the area but found no one.

- John Massalsky, Beloit, was parked in front of the Duke and Duchess gas station at 9:34 a.m. Monday and was struck by Tim Noling, Salem, who was backing away from the gas pumps.

- Someone reported finding a backpack in the woods at the rear of Woodland Avenue at 2:37 p.m. Monday. Police looked through the backpack and determined it had been there for a while. Nothing of value was found inside.

- Seth Robinson of Poland was taken into custody on a warrant from the Columbiana Police Department at 5:13 p.m. Monday. Robinson reportedly turned himself in at the Mahoning County Jail.

- The Highway Patrol reported at 6:58 p.m. Monday someone was driving recklessly southbound on state Route 46 from state Route 11. Police found the driver and warned him to drive more cautiously.

- A man reported at 10 p.m. Monday an older dark green Grand Prix was speeding near the park. Police checked the area but did not find the vehicle.

- A woman reported at 1:23 a.m. Sunday another woman showed up at her Union Street home and was fighting with her boyfriend. Police found no physical violence occurred and warned the woman and three friends not to trespass on the property.

- Police found two men in a Penske rental truck and an SUV at Columbiana Tire at 1:55 a.m. Sunday. It was discovered that one of the men had recently moved to the area and got a job with the dealership and was storing some items on the property.

- David A. Hull, 51, Columbiana, was arrested and cited for OVI and marked lanes following a traffic stop on state Route 14 at 2:29 a.m. Sunday.

- A North Main Street woman reported at 1:46 p.m. Sunday she and her son were in a dispute and he broke the windshield on her car. Todd A. Kirtley, 26, was arrested and charged with criminal mischief and taken to the county jail.

- A woman turned in a car stereo she found in the PNC South parking lot at 7:40 p.m. Sunday.


- A South Lincoln Avenue man reported Monday a Sammick electric guitar and case valued at $500 and a banjo worth $150 were stolen from his home. He had some people over at the house Saturday night, and he said they may have taken the musical instruments.

- A Maple Street Extension woman wanted to know Monday how she could evict her boyfriend, who huffs paint thinner and now the home smells like the material. The boyfriend left by the time an officer arrived.

- A witness reported seeing a semi-truck strike a traffic light post while turning from North Market Street onto West Lincoln Way at 11:23 a.m. Tuesday. Another witness provided information that came back to Joseph Chaput out of Georgia, who was driving for Puschall Truck Lines of Murray, Ken.

- A Thomas Road woman reported Sunday someone ransacked her vehicle but nothing appeared to be missing.

- A clerk at the Days Inn reported at 11 p.m. Sunday there was a white Yukon parked in the lot for the past 40 minutes and there were people moving around inside. Police arrived and found the Yukon with Michigan plates, but there was no one inside.

-A Maple Street woman reported Monday finding a spoon in her lawn and she wanted to speak with an officer.



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