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June 3, 2013
Salem News

Salem reports

-Police responded to the 400 block of Washington Avenue at 5:52 p.m. Saturday where the complainant advised someone was dumping grass clippings at the rear of his garage. An officer located where they came from in the 600 block of S. Union Avenue and advised the resident of the complaint.

-Police responded to the 700 block of W. State Street at 6:11 p.m. Saturday where a man advised his sister had left and they had a verbal dispute over a personal issue.

-Police took a female juvenile into custody at the police station at 8:11 p.m. Saturday and released her to her mother in reference to an assault of another female juvenile in Centennial Park on Tuesday.

-Police responded to the 900 block of E. 5th Street at 9:27 p.m. Saturday and took a female juvenile into custody and released her to her mother in reference to an assault on another female juvenile in Centennial Park on Tuesday.

-Police received a complaint on station at 8:28 p.m. Saturday about the possible manufacturing of drugs in the city and the information was forwarded to the Columbiana County Drug Task Force.

-Police left a red warning tag on a residence in the 900 block of Jones Drive for a barking dog at 9:28 p.m. Saturday.

-Police responded to the 500 block of Prospect Street at 10:06 p.m. Saturday for a possible breaking and entering and located a male and female there with no lights on. The initial investigation revealed they were both allowed to be there overnight.

- Police responded to the 2500 block of Lexington Drive at 10:29 p.m. Saturday for a report of an intoxicated man who was also not permitted at the apartment complex. An officer advised him of the complaint and his friend said he would take him to another location.

- On patrol in the 2400 block of Lexington Drive at 10:38 p.m. Saturday observed a large cook out fire at the back of a residence with flames in excess of 10 feet high. The resident was advised of what was allowable and said it would be corrected.

-Police responded to the 1700 block of E. State Street at 10:53 p.m. Saturday where Burger King security advised of a problem with juveniles and their parents. The juveniles and their parents were giving the guard a hard time because they were not allowed to ride scooters in the lot. They were asked to leave and cleared the area and police advised the juveniles not to bring their scooters back.

-Police responded to the Hawley and E. 5th Street area at 7:42 a.m. Sunday for a report of dogs at large but were unable to locate them after several checks of the area.

-Police cited Susan Bartholomew, 603 E. Perry Street, with illegal passing/overtaking at 1:43 p.m. Saturday after she struck the vehicle operated by Steve D. Whitman, 1259 E. Pershing Street Both vehicles were westbound on E. State Street when Whitman was changing lanes to move into the turn lane to S. Lincoln Avenue and Bartholomew drove into the left-turn lane marked for eastbound vehicles making a left turn onto Vine Avenue and was passing/overtaking Whitman as he entered the lane at the proper place and was side-swiped.

-Police responded to the E. State Street and Roosevelt Avenue intersection at 11:10 a.m. Saturday and cited Kristen J. Spratt of Davids, Pa., with failure to maintain the assured clear distance after striking the vehicle operated by Judith Windham of Homeworth in the back.

-Police responded to the 1500 block of N. Lincoln Avenue at 1:44 p.m. Saturday and assisted a motorist involved in a two-vehicle accident and cleared the scene when the highway patrol arrived.

-Police received a call from a resident in the 1100 block of E. 9th Street at 1:21 p.m. Saturday advising that his son, who had a temporary restraining order on him, was standing near the garage for nearly half hour after being told to leave. He was gone when police arrived but was located and advised to abide by the TPO. The complainant did not want him arrested.

-Police responded to the 100 block of Dodge Drive at 3:01 p.m. Saturday where lines were down. The fire department determined they were telephone lines.


- Constable Dan Valentine received a report from a Hanoverton resident at 4:10 p.m. Saturday advising that she was at the Greenway Bike Trail on Teegarden Road at 2:30 p.m. and put her purse under the driver's seat and a diaper bag on the passenger seat. When she returned at 2:45 p.m. they were both gone Upon checking the area, she located the purse and diaper bag in the port-a-jon. She located her wallet in the toilet and her credit card and rent money were missing. The credit card has been canceled.


- Jaron Stull reported at 6:10 p.m. Saturday that while at the apartment building next door to his on North Market Street a woman named Kim stole his iPod and sold it.

- Travis Brown reported at 8:46 p.m. Saturday several kids at the creek near McKinley Elementary were throwing rocks and one hit a 9-year-old girl in the head and she was bleeding. Police spoke with a boy who admitted to throwing the rock and he was taken home to his mother. The girl was taken to the hospital by a relative.

- Marsha Booth reported at 11:50 p.m. Saturday someone was knocking on her door on North Jefferson and she then saw a flash of light in her window. Police checked the area but did not find anyone.

- Donna Jay May, age and address not listed, was charged with drug paraphernalia at 10:18 p.m. Saturday in Willow Grove Park.

- A state Route 154 man reported at 3:32 a.m. Sunday an electric wire was on the ground in his yard and he wasn't sure if it was hot or not.


- Someone reported at 8 a.m. Saturday a camper was broke down in the westbound lane at the state Routes 7 and 14 intersection and was causing a traffic hazard. Police went to the area and found the vehicle had been moved off the road.

- A Columbiana Boiler employee reported at 3:10 p.m. Saturday his wife and his mother-in-law were at the business to clean and his wife told him she believed someone was in the building who wasn't supposed to be.

- Someone reported at midnight Friday a suspicious vehicle was parked on Herbster in the area of the railroad tracks. Police checked and found the vehicle locked with the key in the ignition. A parking ticket was issued for the vehicle being too close to the railroad tracks.

- Police found a suspicious vehicle in the Columbiana Boiler lot at 2:28 a.m. Friday and arrested the occupant for curfew violation.

- Police investigated an ongoing case of identity theft at 8:38 a.m. Friday on Fairfield Avenue.

- James M. Shaffer, 55, South State Street, New Waterford, was driving through the traffic circle at 10:56 a.m. Friday and collided with Ray N. Souder, 78, Springfield Road. Souder was cited for failure to yield from a stop sign.

- Someone reported at noon Friday a semi truck carrying pipe lost part of its load at state Route 14 and East Park. The material was now causing a traffic hazard.

- Police responded to a three-car crash at 4:44 p.m. Friday that was initially reported to be in the city on state Route 46. Police discovered the crash occurred outside village limits and the patrol is handling the investigation.

- A woman reported at 4:58 p.m. Friday a late model white Honda was speeding all day in the area of Herbster Street. Police checked the area but did not find anyone speeding.

- Duke and Duchess reported at $10.80 drove-off at 5 p.m. Friday.

- Jason Barnes reported at 8 p.m. Friday the person who has a protection order against him was now calling him.

- A woman reported at 8 p.m. Friday a man was laying on the side of state Route 7 just south of state Route 7 and state Route 14. Police found Christopher Riggenbach of North Carolina was walking back from Ann Arbor, Michigan and had laid down to take a rest from being tired.

- Richard Miller, Lisbon, was stopped in traffic at the North Main and Seventh Street intersection and James Goppert, Columbiana, was southbound on Main directly behind Miller and struck his vehicle. Goppert was cited for assured clear distance.

- The highway patrol reported at 11:56 p.m. Friday a possible intoxicated driver was northbound on state Route 7 from the Rogers area. Police found the vehicle and arrested the driver, Christopher A. Johnson, 23, Youngstown, for OVI, marked lanes, possession of a controlled substance and possession of a dangerous drug. The drug charges stemmed from several prescription medications found on his person. He was then incarcerated in the county jail.



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