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June 6, 2013
Salem News


- Police were called at 2:53 a.m. Wednesday to the 600 block of Cherry Street where a man said he was previously involved in a verbal dispute with his live-in girlfriend and a friend. The couple advised there would be no more problems.

- Three underage teens were charged with unruly offenses after police on patrol at 1:23 a.m. Wednesday saw an older model Ford Ranger parked and occupied in Waterworth Memorial Park off of Superior Avenue after park hours. The occupants included a 16-year-old girl and two 17-year-old boys. One of the boys had been reported missing on May 29, but when contacted, his mother said he had returned that night and she forgot to notify police. All three juveniles were released to their mothers. Charges will be turned over to the juvenile officer.

- A man came to the police station at 12:07 a.m. Wednesday to report his 14-year-old son ran away and he could not locate him. He had last been seen at a residence in the 100 block of West Pershing Street, but was no longer there. He was entered in the law enforcement date base as a missing runaway. The man called back later to say he returned home.

- A woman in the 400 block of Franklin Avenue called at 11:53 p.m. Tuesday to report a possible breaking and entering in progress. Officers checked the exterior and found the home secure with nobody around.

- A woman in the 100 block of West Fourth Street reported at 9:57 p.m. Tuesday that the swimming pool in her back yard broke and all the water escaped. She felt someone may have cut the liner, causing damage. Upon further inspection, it was determined the liner ripped at the seam on the bottom, probably due to excessive stress on the seam, the report said. It was unlikely someone caused damage due to the location of the seam.

- William J. McFarland Jr., 22, of 1675 S. Lincoln Ave., was cited for dog at large after a woman at 9:18 p.m. Tuesday reported a dog bite and a dog at large in the 1600 block of South Lincoln Avenue. She said the dog was running in and out of traffic and when she attempted to get the dog out of the street and find its owner, the dog bit her. Officers located the dog and its keeper and learned the dog was not current on registration or shots.

- A woman in the 1300 block of Ridgewood Drive reported at 6:51 p.m. Tuesday that her 13-year-old daughter had received 15 text messages from a phone number she was not familiar with and the text messages contained vulgar language of a sexual nature. The phone number returned to the New York state area. She was told not to respond to the messages and to call back if the messages continue.

- A caller at 6:32 p.m. Tuesday reported juveniles with sticks chasing ducks at the duck pond at Waterworth Memorial Park. No juveniles were found.

- Police responded at 6:17 p.m. Tuesday to the 1100 block of Jefferson Avenue where an area resident located narcotics and drug paraphernalia in the street along the curb. An officer took custody of the items and took them to the police station for disposal.

- Police were called at 5:45 p.m. Tuesday to Highland Avenue and East Third Street for a report of construction equipment parked on the street. An officer found a trailer parked on the south side of the street where it's posted no parking. The company foreman was told to either put cones out or move the trailer to the north side which is for parking. He said he would take care of the problem.

- Floyd Shields IV, 18, whose last known address was listed as Columbia Street, Leetonia, was taken into custody on a warrant for failure to appear on a theft charge after police were called at 5:32 p.m. Tuesday to the 100 block of West Pershing Street for a disturbance and a person with a baseball bat. Officers spoke to four males who said they were walking down the street and an older male known to them made threats towards them with a baseball bat. The older male told officers he was being harassed and taunted by the younger males. No physical violence was reported and all parties were told to stay away from each other. While police were on the scene, they discovered the active warrant for Shields.

- A man in the 1100 block of East Pershing Street reported harassment at 4:49 p.m. Tuesday, saying a girl he was dating will not leave him alone. He wanted information on a protection order, was given the information and told to tell the woman not to contact him anymore. If she does, he can file a telecommunications harassment report.


- A resident on Somerset called at 4:59 a.m. Sunday to report a neighbor playing drums. The neighbor was told about the complaint and agreed to stop for the night.

- Juan Sergio Vallarreal, 36, of Salem, was cited for operating a vehicle under the influence and speeding after a traffic stop at 1:10 a.m. Sunday on Georgetown Road at Southwest Fuels.

- Police were called at 11:12 p.m. Saturday to Salem Acres on Prospect Street for an unknown male passed out on a woman's front porch. William Alesi III was found passed out and an officer had difficulty waking him up. He claimed he was doing work for a landscape company, but several residents said the company does not do the landscaping at the apartment complex. Alesi was told to leave, but he re-entered the complex several times and was charged with criminal trespass.

- An officer on patrol at 9:14 p.m. Saturday on Manor Avenue was flagged down in the 1500 block by a resident complaining about a neighbor having a party and parking cars in their yard. Police advised of the vehicles that needed to be removed.

- Police were called at 7:13 p.m. Saturday to the 1400 block of Georgetown Road for a loud noise complaint. A resident reported a person was setting off fireworks in the back yard next door. An officer spoke to the person who said he set off two bottle rockets. He was told not to do it again and the consequences if police had to return.

- Loud music was reported in the 1800 block of Hunt Road at 1:41 p.m. Saturday. Police spoke with the person playing the loud music who said they didn't think it was that loud but agreed to turn it down.

- A representative of the business Stuff in the 1300 block of West State Street called at 12:44 p.m. Saturday to report a theft, saying someone unknown took an item.

- Aubreyl Hyde, 22, of West Harrison Street, Alliance, was charged with criminal trespass after police on patrol at 12:43 p.m. Saturday in the Salem Acres apartment complex on Prospect Street saw him and knew of an active no trespass order.

- Jacob Wilson, 25, of 123 W. Lincoln Way, Lisbon, was cited for non-compliance suspension after a traffic stop on state Route 45 south of Golf Club Drive at 9:30 a.m. Saturday.

- Police were called at 7:45 a.m. Saturday to the 1800 block of Garfield Road for a loose dog. A resident said the neighbor's dog keeps getting loose and runs over to their yard and when they confront the dog, it becomes very aggressive and they fear for their safety. Police spoke to the dog owner who said they have an invisible fence for the dog, but forgot to put on the dog's collar before they let it out. The dog was calm and showed no signs of aggression while the officer spoke with the owner, who was told to keep the dog in the yard.

- Police responded to the 1000 block of East Pidgeon Road after dispatch received a 911 call for an ambulance after a passerby saw a man lying on the ground near his mailbox. After the ambulance arrived, the passerby said the man got up and walked to the rear of his residence. He refused to answer the door for medical personnel, but then an officer made contact with him. He denied falling, then admitted it but said he did not need medical help. He didn't appear to be having any medical issues.

- A clerk at Circle K South on South Lincoln Avenue called at 4:25 a.m. Saturday to report an unruly customer in the store. He left on foot and could not be located.

- A Brookview resident called at 4:11 a.m. Saturday to report a male walking up and down driveways in the neighborhood acting suspicious. He could not be found.

- An officer on state Route 344 near Solid Rock Church at 4 a.m. Saturday saw a man stumbling out into traffic. No alcoholic beverage was detected, but he said he could hardly walk due to a back injury. He said he had nobody to call for a ride and had no money for a cab. The officer transported him back to his residence in the city for fear he may stumble out into traffic.


- Police responded to an alarm drop at the Leetonia Community Public Library at 8:40 p.m. Saturday for reported motion in the new books section. Officers found the building secure and all doors locked.

- An officer responded to a Walnut Street home at 9:34 p.m. Tuesday in reference to a juvenile bitten by a stray dog.


- A Sherman Street woman reported Tuesday being harassed by a man who she accused of constantly calling her and driving by her house and pulling in the driveway. Police will attempt to contact him and advised her she could obtain a protection order.

- A woman reported Tuesday someone she knows stole her son's wallet from the top of the TV. Police caught up with the suspect at the Night Court, but he denied stealing the wallet, nor was it found on him. The police also looked in the trash cans in the Night Court and outside but did not find the wallet.

- A caller reported there was a woman sitting by the side of the road with a purse and bag with her head on her knees on North Beaver Street at 7:45 p.m. Tuesday. Police arrived and transported the 18-year-old woman to the Traveler's Hotel to spend the night.

- A Seigler Road woman reported her vehicle was struck by another vehicle, a red Grand Am, which left the scene. The accident occurred at the intersection of North Market and Beaver streets at 9 p.m. Tuesday.

- A resident reported seeking a truck drive through his neighbor's yard on North Street at 10:20 p.m. Tuesday. The truck was gone by the time police arrived.

- A Summit Street woman reported someone was pounding on her bedroom window at 12:39 a.m. Wednesday. She said it occurred an hour prior but had resumed, so she called her neighbor who looked around with a flashlight. Police checked the area but did not see anyone about.

- Someone from the cemetery reported the sidewalk been vandalized Tuesday night.


-A Pittsburgh Street woman reported at 3 p.m. Tuesday she was having custody issues with her child's father.

-Someone reported at 7 p.m. Tuesday a woman driving a silver Kia Sorento was possibly impaired. Police checked the area but did not find the vehicle.

-Police stood by at the South Elm Street railroad crossing at 7:44 p.m. Tuesday while railroad employees worked on a train that was having problems.

-An East Park Avenue man reported at 10:28 p.m. Tuesday someone with a flashlight was in his backyard. Police checked the area but found no one.

-A man reported at 10:35 p.m. Tuesday there was a strong odor of natural gas in the Parkview Drive area. The fire department was notified.



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