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April 11, 2013
Salem News


- An alarm was reported in the 700 block of East Third Street at 5:49 a.m. Wednesday, with the exterior found secure and the interior also checked.

- Two suspicious males in dark clothing were reported at 3:05 a.m. Wednesday in the area of Jennings Avenue and West 10th Street, with nobody found.

- Police responded to Overlook and Liberty Street for a barking dog reported at 1:03 a.m. Wednesday. The animal was located on Jones Drive and taken inside for the night.

- A man in the 600 block of Park Avenue reported at 11:46 p.m. Tuesday that his brother-in-law has been driving by his residence and pulling into the driveway honking the horn. He said he's doing it just to cause problems.

- Police were called at 11:05 p.m. Tuesday to check the well-being of a woman in a car in the Walmart parking lot. She was okay and just waiting for a friend.

- A caller at 10:30 p.m. Tuesday reported a reckless, possibly intoxicated driver in the area of Columbia, South Lundy, Franklin and South Lincoln Avenue. The vehicle was described as a blue hatchback with an older male driver, but was not found.

- The manager of a business in the 1700 block of East State Street called at 9:06 p.m. Tuesday asking that the parking lot be cleared of people loitering. Officers advised the people of the complaint and they left.

- Loud people were reported at 8:04 p.m. Tuesday in the 1200 block of Jefferson Avenue. An officer spoke with one person who said the music would be turned down.

- Police were called at 7:56 p.m. Tuesday to Prospect Street for a report of a people operating off-road vehicles on public streets. An officer located an adult male on a 4-wheeler and a juvenile on a small dirt bike and told them they can't operate on public streets or sidewalks. They put the vehicles away.

- A barking dog was reported at 7:59 p.m. Tuesday in the 800 block of Franklin Avenue, but no dog was heard when police checked the area.

- A driver's license recovered at Centennial Park was turned in to the police station at 7:42 p.m. Tuesday.

- Police were called at 7:12 p.m. Tuesday to the 600 block of South Union Avenue for an ATV complaint. The owner was told not to be riding in the park or on anyone's property unless he had permission.

- Police were called to the 300 block of West Fifth Street where an ambulance was needed at 6:48 p.m. Tuesday. An officer found an 11-year-old girl had accidentally stabbed herself in the leg with a knife when she fell while running. She and a friend said they found the knives in a neighbor's back yard and were playing around when the accident occurred. The fire department first responders and KLG responded and the girl was transported to St. Elizabeth Hospital in Youngstown. The incident appeared accidental, with the owner of the knives advised of the complaint and consequences.

- An officer on patrol at 6:02 p.m. Tuesday noticed a large plume of white smoke coming from somewhere near Sharp Avenue and West Pershing Street. A person was found burning a small pile of leaves in the back yard of a property on Sharp Street. They were told about the ordinance against open burning and extinguished the fire.

- A woman at 5:39 p.m. Tuesday called police concerned about the well-being of two juveniles walking in an alley between Seventh and Eighth streets. She felt they were too young to be walking alone. An officer was familiar with one of them and the juvenile was not too young to be without a parent. An officer checked the area, but did not find the juveniles.

- An officer responded to a business in the Salem Plaza at 5:03 p.m. Tuesday for an unknown problem, learning that two customers at a dine-in restaurant left without paying and fled toward Continental Drive with employees of the business in pursuit. The business manager was found near the intersection of Continental Drive and Bentley, with the suspects nowhere in sight. The manager said a third party helped stop the fleeing suspects and payment was rendered. Nothing more was needed.

- Murry Thompson, of the 700 block of West Euclid Street, reported at 4:34 p.m. Tuesday that sometime over the weekend, someone stole his cordless drill and case from his garage.

- Marlene Chestnut, of Continental Drive, reported at 4:16 p.m. Tuesday that someone removed the license plates from the vehicle she's been driving. The vehicle is owned by someone else. She was told to have the owner respond to the police station to fill out a form for the stolen plates.

- Police were called at 4:15 p.m. Tuesday to the 500 block of North Union Avenue to check the well-being of an elderly female. The woman appeared to be disoriented and confused. A family member responded to take care of the problem.

- A neighbor dispute was reported at 3:50 p.m. Tuesday in the 300 block of West 16th Street. An officer resolved the situation without incident.

- An anonymous person spoke to an officer at 3:34 p.m. Tuesday regarding an incident that occurred at a business in the city. He was told his options.

- A resident on Shady Lane called at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday to report the theft of two outside chairs. The first chair was taken last week and the second chair was taken Sunday night.

- Clifford Mullan, of the 900 block of East Third Street, reported finding the windshield on his wife's vehicle cracked at 11:22 a.m. Tuesday.

- Sheldon Brownfield, 18, of Quaker Lane, was cited for a stop sign violation and no motorcycle endorsement after a traffic stop in the 300 block of Roosevelt at 2:22 p.m. Tuesday.


- A West Salem Street resident reported at 4:41 a.m. Tuesday neighbors were arguing loudly all night. Police spoke with Max Cleburn who said he was in a verbal dispute with his brother who had just left and was walking to his mother's while intoxicated. Police found the man and gave him a ride to the home.

- A solicitor's permit was issued to Regis Brueggman for Brueggman Lawn Service at 10:19 a.m. Tuesday.

- A property maintenance warning letter was sent to Juanita Culp, Cherry Street, at 10:59 a.m. Tuesday.

- Enterprise Rental reported at noon Tuesday a vehicle was not returned.

- Someone reported at 7:19 p.m. Tuesday two vehicles were driving recklessly southbound on state Route 164 into town. Police followed both vehicles but did not observe any traffic violations.

- A Columbiana-Waterford Road resident reported at 7:36 p.m. Tuesday her daughter received a pill at school from another student.

- A woman reported at 7:38 p.m. Tuesday her son lives with his father on Springfield Road and she was unable to contact them and requested police check on them. Police spoke with the man and found there were no problems.

- Someone reported at 9:26 p.m. Tuesday a suspicious pick-up truck with a trailer was in the parking lot at United Rentals. Police spoke with the driver who said he made arrangements to pick up items that night.


- Christen Peterson reported at 5:12 p.m. Tuesday her garage was broken into and vandalized.

- Chrystal Cogley reported at 10:14 p.m. Tuesday she has received several harassing phone calls from a restricted phone number.

- Robert Newhouse reported at 8 p.m. Tuesday his son was chased and knocked off his bicycle by a dog while at the park.

- Wayne Gorby, Neely Manor, reported at 3:23 a.m. Friday while walking his dog he discovered a neighbor's vehicle had several windows broken out on the passenger side.

- An East North Avenue resident reported at 6 a.m. Friday the rear window of his vehicle was damaged during the night.

- Police found Jerry Coblentz's vehicle had been damaged at 6:11 a.m. Friday on East Martin Street. Coblentz was notified.

- Melissa Lockhart, East Martin Street, reported at 6:55 a.m. Friday the back window of her vehicle was damaged.

- Justin Bland, East North Avenue, reported at 7:23 a.m. Friday the window on his van was broken.

- Chelsea Goughenour, West North Avenue, reported at 8:55 a.m. Friday her car window was damaged.

- Stephanie Rimoldi, East Clark Street, reported at 9:52 a.m. Friday a 16-year-old girl was being unruly and throwing things.

- Police checked on a man along East Main Street who was being loud at 1:20 a.m. Tuesday. The man said he was arguing on the phone with his girlfriend and police told him keep it down and use less profanity in public.

- Lauren M. Dilworth, 17, was taken in custody for possible intoxication during a traffic stop on West Clark Street at North Market Street at midnight Saturday.

- A Circle K employee reported theft at 4:21 a.m. Saturday.

- A woman reported at 1:48 p.m. Sunday a bicycle was in the creek behind China Cafe. Police notified the street department to have it removed.

- Michael Rosenbaum reported at 4:49 p.m. Sunday the window on his mother's vehicle was damaged.

- Sonny Hull reported at 9 a.m. Monday a chainsaw was stolen.

- Denny Claypool reported at 2:49 p.m. Monday people were parking on his property.

- Police went to a West Clark Street home at 8:43 p.m. Monday for a property dispute. The woman who was no longer staying there claimed she had attempted to pick up her property but the homeowner refused and claimed she owed him money. The two were told to seek legal advice as it was a civil matter.

Salem Township REPORT

Sean Michael Hicks, state Route 558, was arrested at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at his home on an active warrant from the county for failure to appear.


- A person by the name of Ikirt called at 5:51 p.m. Tuesday to report people using the park were blocking his driveway on West Chestnut Street.

- A caller reported two people were engaging in drug use at Willow Grove Park at 6 p.m. Tuesday. The caller could smell marijuana and see them smoking a pipe.

- A woman who lives at the American Health Care home reported Tuesday she does not like cereal but she does like the cooking of one of the cooks. She was told to speak with someone at the boarding home.

- A caller complained at 8 p.m. Tuesday about people in the alley behind 418 W. Lincoln Way, saying they are driving mufferless vehicles without license plates.

- A woman called at 8:14 p.m. Tuesday to say they were having a meeting at the New Lisbon Presbyterian Church when a woman wandered in and began rambling and asking to hold their babies.

- Mike Ikirk reported at 10:40 p.m. Tuesday there was a person in the Night Court he has refused to serve because he is talking to himself. The man was asked several times to leave but refused. Police arrived and told him to leave, and the person left.



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