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April 24, 2013
Salem News


- An anonymous caller at 1:46 p.m. Tuesday reported a suspicious person in the 400 to 600 blocks of West State Street. An officer found a city employee responsible for painting the lines on the road checking the road and lines.

- A landlord of a property in the 200 block of Rose Avenue reported Tuesday that he found trash from another residence in his dumpster. Identifying information was found and the person was contacted. She said she already spoke to the landlord.

- Police were called at 12:37 p.m. Tuesday to the 300 block of West Seventh Street where a window was broken out of a garage. It appeared someone had been going inside.

- A woman at a business in the 2200 block of East State Street reported at 11:27 a.m. Tuesday that sometime Saturday evening, a man removed two lottery tickets from a display while a clerk was distracted. The Ohio Lottery Commission was contacted.

- Steven Bacha, 52, of Columbiana, was cited for failure to engage emergency brake after the Aarrow Disposal truck he had been driving started moving on its own and struck a tree in the 1200 block of Mound Street, causing the tree to fall over onto a house at 7:52 a.m. Tuesday. According to the report, Bacha had stopped the truck to pick up trash and was outside of the truck after allegedly placing the vehicle in its proper braking system, then saw the truck moving west. The report said he attempted to catch up to the truck, but couldn't. The tree struck was destroyed, with damage to the right side top of the truck cab and damage to the west side of the front porch roof. About 50 feet of sidewalk was also damaged.

- Police were called at 6:46 a.m. Tuesday to the 500 block of Columbia Street for a possible drug overdose. The person voluntarily was taken to Salem Community Hospital by ambulance.

- An alarm was reported at 3:34 a.m. Tuesday in the 2300 block of East State Street. All outer perimeter doors were checked and the building appeared secure.

- A caller at 1:08 a.m. Tuesday reported two loud possibly intoxicated people in the 700 block of East Third Street. An officer made contact with the people, who did not appear intoxicated and said they were just walking to the store and talking loudly.

- An anonymous caller at 12:37 a.m. Tuesday reported several suspicious people in Waterworth Memorial Park off of Superior Avenue. Police made contact and learned they were there to watch a meteor shower. They were told the park hours and to leave.

- A woman in the 200 block of Rose Avenue reported at 11:57 p.m. Monday that she saw two people in the area with flashlights who went their separate ways. Officers were unable to locate anyone.

- An officer responded at 9:11 p.m. Monday to the 200 block of West Eighth Street where he spoke with a female juvenile and her father regarding recent unruliness.

- Police were called at 9:08 p.m. Monday to the 900 block of North Ellsworth Avenue for debris in the road where several broken bottles were found. Officers removed the debris to the curb lawn.

- An anonymous caller at 8:07 p.m. Monday reported a traffic obstruction at the intersection of Southeast Boulevard and Franklin Avenue. Barricades were in half of the northbound lane where recent repair work was done in the street. The barricades were lit with flashing lights and no problems were seen.

- A juvenile problem was reported at 7:44 p.m. Monday in the 1200 block of Southeast Boulevard. Officers found an ongoing problem between several juveniles living in the apartment complex. Officers spoke to people involved and told them to keep an eye on the children to ensure nothing else occurred.

- A driver's license and bank card were found at Reilly Stadium at 7:42 p.m. Monday and placed in lost and found.

- A ticket was issued to a vehicle parked in the fire lane in front of Sears in the 2300 block of East State Street and given to the owner at 6:55 p.m. Monday.

- An alarm was reported at 5:39 p.m. Monday in the 200 block of North Lincoln Avenue. The facility was open and a security guard said all was okay.

- An anonymous caller at 5:07 p.m. Monday reported a person mowing grass in the 800 block of Franklin Avenue with grass clippings going into the street. An officer responded and saw a small amount of grass clippings in the southbound lane and spoke to the person, who said he intended to sweep up the clippings when he finished.

- An officer on patrol at 4:57 p.m. Monday in the 1500 block of Shady Lane saw a person burning brush in a burn barrell and told him about the city ordinances regarding open burning. He said he would correct the problem.

- A woman in the 500 block of Franklin Avenue reported at 2:50 p.m. Monday that $377 was fraudulently withdrawn from her bank account, learning from the bank that it was withdrawn in New York.

- The owner of a residence on East Third Street came to the police station at 2:02 p.m. Monday with her tenant wanting to file charges against the tenant's nephew for kicking in the basement door and causing damage on April 16.

- A man in the 700 block of East Fifth Street met with an officer at 1:39 p.m. Monday regarding material he received over the Internet. He was told to block what he could and a detective would check into the sites and who may have sent the information.

- A caller at 12:13 p.m. Monday reported a rear window broken on a 2012 Dodge Caravan parking on the street in the 300 block of Fair Avenue.

- Police were called at 12:22 p.m. Monday for an assault at Essex I on Continental Drive where a city firefighter advised a man became upset over a situation at the nursing home and possibly assaulted a nurse and punched a hole in the wall. Essex did not want to pursue charges against the man. An officer was then called to Salem Community Hospital where the man went and spoke to him. He said he would pay for damages at the nursing home and said he was upset over a legal situation with numerous attorneys and the care of his elderly father.

- Sandra Swanson, 70, of East 11th St., was cited for failure to yield from a stop sign after pulling into the intersection at North Union Avenue and Third street and colliding with a Rent-A-Center vehicle driven by Gregory Petrachkoff, 32, of West 10th Street, at 11:03 a.m. Monday.

- Police were called at 10:13 a.m. Monday to a dispute at Cambridge Apartments on South Lincoln Avenue where lawn service personnel reported being threatened by a man from the apartments who was upset over them using a loud leaf blower next to his apartment. The man said the personnel threatened him after he asked them to come back later, then allegedly talked with disrespect toward his girlfriend. They were all told to avoid each other.

- An alarm was reported at 8:03 a.m. Monday in the 2400 block of East State Street, but the building was found secure.


-Barbara A. Prasco, 54, of Lisbon, was cited for failure to yield after she pulled into the intersection of East Lincoln Way and Vine Street and was struck by a vehicle driven by Brandon F. Parkey, 29, of Hanoverton, at 10:08 a.m. Tuesday.

- Jeremy M. Carman, 32, of East Liverpool, was cited for failure to stop an assured clear distance after driving into the rear of a stopped vehicle operated by Diana L. Fersch, 55, of Lisbon, on state Route 154 at 7:36 a.m. Tuesday. Fersch was taken by ambulance to Salem Community Hospital. The fire department was also called to wash down whatever fluids might have escaped as a result of the accident.

- A woman reported her purse was stolen from her vehicle while her locked vehicle was parked in the VFW parking lot at 9:31 p.m. Monday. She was only in the VFW for 15 minutes when someone tampered with her car lock. The East Canton Police Department later called to report finding her purse in a Dumpster.

-Police were called to Applegrove Apartments at 4 p.m. Monday in regard to a resident who was contemplating hurting himself. Police found an employee there from the county mental health clinic, and the person had called for an ambulance.


- A Juniper Drive resident reported at midnight Monday there was broken glass on the floor of the home and believed someone may have broken inside. Police checked the home with the residents and found nothing missing. It was determined the residents' dogs may have broken the glass.

- Ronald D. Snyder, 39, Colorado Springs, Co., was cited for driving under suspension following a traffic stop on state Route 14 at 1:45 a.m. Monday.

- Someone reported at 3 p.m. Monday $300 was stolen from a vehicle in the Natural Heat Exchange parking lot on Nulf Drive.

- Someone reported at 3:14 p.m. Monday the railroad gates were going up and down on Fairfield Avenue. The railroad company was notified.

- A woman reported at 5:14 p.m. Monday someone had evidently been burning scrap at a property on Hawkins Lane where a house was being constructed and the embers were still there. Police checked the area and found the embers were surrounded by dirt and not close to grass.


- Andrew K. Bourgoujian, 42, 33 Oakwood Drive, Beloit, was arrested for first-degree misdemeanor domestic violence after allegedly physically removing his 71-year-old mother from his home Tuesday morning.

According to the police report, officers responded the Dollar General in Beloit at 11:38 a.m. where the alleged victim claimed that Bourgoujian became hostile toward her when she went to the trailer that she owns to speak with him. She told officers that he shoved her out the door, and then when she attempted to re-enter the home he picked her up and threw her out the door, injuring her neck.

Beloit EMS responded to evaluate the victim while officers responded to the home where Bourgoujian was taken into custody.



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