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June 5, 2013
Salem News


- An officer on patrol at 1:45 p.m. Tuesday saw one of the black battery type boxes at the northwest corner of Broadway and State Street damaged. An unknown vehicle struck the box, pushing it around the pole to the west, breaking some of the steel bands holding it to the pole and bending the pipe on the west side holding the wires, causing the wires to be exposed.

- An officer responded to a report at 12:34 p.m. Tuesday of kids fishing and chasing ducks at the duck pond at Waterworth Memorial Park. Two boys were found fishing, accompanied by two other boys. They were told no fishing is allowed in the duck pond and officers told them about a nearby pond where they could fish. They said some ducks were attacking another duck so they stepped in to help the duck.

- An anonymous person at 12:32 p.m. Tuesday reported finding a denim bag containing a few items at the intersection of East Third Street and North Vine Avenue. There was no identification, with the bag being held at the police station.

- A noise disturbance was reported at 12:58 p.m. Tuesday in the 400 block of Continental Drive, but the noise had stopped before police arrived, according to the caller.

- Police were called at 10:33 a.m. Tuesday to Walmart on East State Street for a reported shoplifter. Asset protection had an elderly male in the security office who had placed miscellaneous clothing items and candy bars into Walmart bags and attempted to leave the store. The items were returned and he left the store with the understanding that he's not to return.

- Officers stood by at 10:21 a.m. Tuesday in the 500 block of East Third Street while the Sheriff's Office evicted a family that failed to abide by the eviction notice they had been served. There were no problems.

- An unlicensed, non-running vehicle in a back yard in the 100 block of East Fifth Street was towed for being a junk vehicle at 9:53 a.m. Tuesday. A 10-day removal notice had been issued on May 23.

- Police responded to a parking complaint at 8:20 a.m. Tuesday in the 900 block of Prospect Street where a resident was unhappy about workers parking in front of his driveway, parking in front of a fire hydrant and then telling him they had the right to block the road to do their work. Officers attempted to explain the company could block the fire hydrant while working but they should let him know his drive is going to be blocked. Workers said they would move the truck from the drive area. Officers also noted other fire hydrants were available to the east and west. The resident said he was calling the chief and was told that was his right.

- An alarm activation was reported at Walgreens, 2124 E. State St., at 7:26 a.m. Tuesday. All outer perimeter doors were checked and appeared secure. A keyholder responded and the interior was fine.

- A barking dog was reported at 1:29 a.m. Tuesday in the 900 block of Jones Drive, but was not heard. Police were called back for a barking dog and the officer heard the dog this time and attempted to contact the owner, who was uncooperative.

- Officers on patrol at 11:25 p.m. Monday saw two males standing near the rear of a school on East State Street and identified the teens who said they stopped to use a cell phone while walking home. They were headed to a nearby address and proceeded on their way.

-Loud music was reported at 11:19 p.m. Monday in the 600 block of Ohio Avenue where children were found playing music on a front porch. The music was turned down.

- A man on East Third Street came to the police station at 10:31 p.m. Monday to report his juvenile son was supposed to be spending the night at a friend's residence, but he had talked to the friend 10 minutes before calling police and he said his son took off with some girl. His location was unknown. The report said there was an ongoing problem with the juvenile being unruly. He was entered as a missing person/runaway.

-A pickup driven by Tammy Moyer, 30, of Summit Street, was eastbound in the 2500 block of East State Street at 9:32 p.m. Monday when she hit a deer crossing north on State Street. Kimberly Ambrose, 47, of Fairview Court, was westbound in the same area and hit the deer after it was already hit moments earlier and ran it over. Minor damage was caused to her Toyota Camry.

- A passing motorist at 8:45 p.m. Monday advised of a possible malfunctioning traffic signal at West State Street and Benton Road. An officer observed the traffic signal for several cycles and saw no problem.

- Police were called at 8:40 p.m. Monday to the 300 block of Fair Avenue for a neighbor dispute. A man said his neighbor was taking pictures of the vehicles coming in and out of his driveway and was allegedly harassing him and his girlfriend. The neighbor was not home to be contacted. The man was told to call back if it continues when the neighbor is home.

- A man in the 700 block of North Ellsworth Avenue called at 8:04 p.m. Monday for an ongoing dispute over loud music in the 800 block of Jennings Avenue. He said he was calling on behalf of a relative who contacted him about the noise. Officers responded to Jennings and heard no music, only a lawn mower.

- A parking complaint was reported at 7:40 p.m. Monday in the 1000 block of East Sixth Street where officers found five vehicles parked along the north side of the street in a no parking zone. The people were contacted and said the vehicles would be moved.

- A woman in the 1000 block of East 10th Street called at 6:51 p.m. Monday to report her adult son left the residence and she was unsure where he was. Due to circumstances, he was entered into the law enforcement data base as a missing person.

- A woman in the 900 block of South Union Avenue came to the police station at 5:48 p.m. Monday to speak with an officer about a situation concerning a pet. She was told her options.

- Officers responded to the 200 block of South Broadway Avenue at 5:19 p.m. Monday to check for a possible dispute between several people. Yelling was heard, but when officers arrived, they were told people involved had left in a vehicle with a loud exhaust. The vehicle was located and officers talked with a male and female who had a verbal dispute. All was okay.

- A Rose Avenue man reported at 5:11 p.m. Monday that a vehicle struck his fence at the rear of his property sometime in the past two or three days. Several boards were broken or gouged by what appeared to be a vehicle bumper.

- Police responded at 4:50 p.m. Monday to the 800 block of East Third Street for an alleged theft and determined after speaking to a woman that the issue was civil in nature. Officers did assist her in finding some of her property.

- Suspicious persons were reported at 4:10 p.m. Monday at pavilion 8 in Waterworth Memorial Park where a woman said she saw a male and female in an older SUV park and enter the pavilion. The male stood on a picnic table and appeared to get something from the rafters and then left. An officer searched the pavilion and nothing was found.


- A juvenile reported at 9 a.m. Monday someone was posting obscene photos of them on the Internet.

- A Columbiana-Jeep-Dodge employee reported at 10:36 a.m. Monday a vehicle was broken into and the stereo system removed.

- A resident reported at 11:54 a.m. Monday someone dropped off a cat and kittens on West Park Avenue and he took the kittens to Angels for Animals but the mother cat couldn't be captured and she had scratched the people who were attempting to take her and she could possibly have rabies.

- Someone reported at 6:16 p.m. Monday there were three kids near the rear of the locker rooms in Firestone Park and a small bag of suspected marijuana was found.

- A man reported at 8:27 p.m. Monday loud noise was coming from the area of Howard Street. Police checked the area but did not hear any loud noise.

- A woman reported at 8:44 p.m. Monday a neighboring apartment is empty and a man has been going in and out removing things. Police found David J. Barnhart, 35, and found he had not actually removed any items from the apartment. He was charged with criminal trespassing and taken to the county jail.

- Police responded to a report of an assault at the public library at 8:43 p.m. Monday. Steven Byers, Leetonia, was arrested for assault.


- A woman reported there was a group of a juveniles throwing rocks into the creek near McKinley Elementary School at 2:32 p.m. Monday and two of them began casting stones at a smaller juvenile. Police came across the youths, who were told to stay off the property. They were also told to quit throwing rocks.

- A woman called for assistance at 7:41 p.m. Monday after locking her keys in her vehicle on Spruce Street.

- Police came across an open garage door at 326 W. Pine St., at 5:22 a.m. Tuesday.



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