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April 16, 2013
Salem News


- Someone reported at 1:53 p.m. Sunday a sign on the door of the library said the building was closed but the doors were open. Police found an employee inside.

- A man requested at 10 p.m. Sunday police check on his ex-wife and child at a North West Street home.

- A woman reported at 2 p.m. Saturday the Boardman Police Department advised her to speak with Columbiana police about her child's father taking him from the home and coming to Columbiana. Police found the child at a Salem Street apartment.

- Someone reported at 2:13 p.m. Saturday kids were playing in traffic on Pittsburgh Street.

- Someone reported at 4:27 p.m. Saturday a man was holding a cardboard sign and begging for money and food at Sparkle and attempting to jump in front of cars to talk to motorists.

- Someone reported at 11:28 a.m. Friday a semi truck hit the square and tore up some bricks.

- A man reported at 9:51 p.m. Friday a suspicious man was going through the trash at the Post Office. Police found Richard Gorcheff and told him to replace the trash and move along.

- An R&L Carriers employee reported at 7:37 a.m. Thursday people were recklessly cutting through the parking lot because the road was closed.

- Children's Services requested at 11:53 a.m. Thursday police stand by at a Springfield Road home. The child was then taken to school.

- Someone reported at 3:42 p.m. Thursday a dog was off its leash near her home on Hyland Court. Police warned the owner of allowing the dog to be loose.

- Someone reported at 6:49 p.m. Thursday a suspicious vehicle at the car wash on state Route 14 was making her uneasy and had pulled in behind her while every other lane was free.

- Police found a group of kids riding bikes and skateboards in traffic on South Main Street at 9:12 p.m. Thursday. The children were transported to a South West Street home.

- A Union Street man reported at 9:58 p.m. Thursday a white van was parked in front of his home blasting music while he was trying to sleep.


-A dog was reported at large at 7:30 a.m. Monday in the area of Washington Avenue and Maple Street, but no dog was found.

- Duane Barnes, 42, of 1113 E. Third St., was taken into custody at 9:21 p.m. Sunday at his residence on a warrant out of Columbiana County for domestic violence. He was turned over to a Sheriff's Office deputy.

- Andrew Steves, of the 600 block of East Third Street, reported at 8:56 p.m. Sunday that someone damaged the back door frame of his residence and tampered with electronic equipment. He did not see anything missing.

- Lynn Bartolotti, of the 200 block of West 14th Street, reported at 7:20 p.m. Sunday that someone took a cement lawn ornament from his yard. Officers told her the cement duck was found earlier in some bushes in the 700 block of East Fourth Street and taken to the police station. She responded and retrieved the cement duck.

- An anonymous caller at 6:16 p.m. Sunday reported finding a debit card and some receipts in a parking lot near the 1600 block of South Lincoln Avenue. A phone number was found and a message left for the owner of the debit card.

- Paul Owen, of the 500 block of Continental Drive, reported at 6 p.m. Sunday that he found several scratches on his vehicle.

- Police at 5:45 p.m. Sunday found a vehicle reported as reckless on U.S. Route 62 in the area of East Pershing Street and South Lincoln Avenue. The driver said she was only trying to avoid potholes.

- An officer at 5:27 p.m. Sunday spoke with a man about a problem he was having outside of the city and a civil matter. He was told the name of his local police department and told to contact them since it's outside of the city.

- Police were called to the 400 block of Continental Drive for a theft report at 4:37 p.m. Sunday and found that a burglary occurred. The matter was under investigation.

- An officer on patrol at 9:06 a.m. Sunday saw a cell phone on the curb lawn in the 400 block of South Ellsworth Avenue and made contact with a relative of the owner to notify the person to pick up their phone from the police department.

- A juvenile reported at 8:49 a.m. Sunday that she was in the lock-in at the Salem Fun Factory overnight and when she returned home, she found her cell phone missing. Video was checked and contact made with another juvenile who said the item in the video was his MP3 player, not a phone. The case was under investigation.

- A wallet found in the alley behind Sparkle Market was turned over to police at 11:53 a.m. Sunday.


- Police were told at 6:14 p.m. Sunday about a person allegedly standing in the road in the 300 block of West Pine Lake Road yelling for no apparent reason. An officer checked the area and did not find anyone. Goshen Township Police received a similar call and didn't find anyone.

- Police received a call at 3:58 p.m. Sunday from an Apple Street resident about a reckless operator rolling through stop signs and traveling at an unsafe speed. A vehicle matching the description was stopped and the driver advised of the complaint, but the driver denied the accusations.

- An officer responded at 2:04 p.m. Sunday to the 1600 block of state Route 344 for a report of vehicle damage. A motorist advised the back window shattered as they were driving down the road. A deputy who was behind the motorist advised nothing was thrown at the window and nothing struck the window.

- A Hearthside Drive resident reported a suspicious piece of equipment in their front yard at 12:43 p.m. Sunday. Police found it to be a neighbor's chainsaw that was taken from their property overnight.


- A Pleasant Street, Damascus, resident reported at 3:15 p.m. April 3 that someone had attempted to compromise his telephone account by changing the PIN number, minute plan and payment date.

- Two Academy Lane, Damascus, residents reported at 6:35 a.m. April 5 that someone had entered their unlocked vehicles and removed items.

- Richard T. Caufield, 43, 14788 French St., Damascus, was arrested for domestic violence after police responded to his home at 11:39 p.m. Friday where he had allegedly struck his live-in girlfriend in the face during an argument.



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