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June 12, 2013
Salem News


- A passerby told an officer on patrol at 6:58 a.m. Tuesday about a bicycle sitting in front of a closed business in the 700 block of East Third Street. The bicycle was taken to the police station for safekeeping.

- An anonymous caller at 10:05 p.m. Monday reported loud persons at the rear of an apartment building in the 700 block of East Fifth Street. Some tenants were found out back socializing and were told about the complaint, although the officers did not hear excessive noise. They were asked not to be too loud and apologized and said they would keep the noise down.

- Officers on patrol at 9:43 p.m. Monday saw a damaged fire hydrant in the area of East State Street and Cunningham Road and notified both the fire department and the water department.

- A woman came to the police station at 9:30 p.m. Monday to report alleged child abuse at a residence in the 100 block of Woodland Avenue. Officers responded to the residence to check the well-being of the child and made contact with the custodial guardian and the child, who was found to be well and happy. No indications of any sort of abuse were observed.

- A caller at 8:52 p.m. Monday reported a dog barking excessively at the rear of a residence in the 800 block of East Fourth Street. Officers did not hear the dog and made contact with the residents who said the dog had been barking but they brought it to the front porch and said they'll take it inside if necessary.

- Police were dispatched at 8:11 p.m. Monday to Walmart on East State Street for an intoxicated person. Personnel reported a man was in the checkout line attempting to buy alcohol with an expired driver's license that said he turned 21 on June 9, 2013. The store does not sell alcohol to persons with expired identification. Officers made contact with the man who said he did not understand why the store would not sell him alcohol and was going to try each checkout line until he was able to buy the alcoholic item. The manager wanted him to leave and not return, so he was told by police to leave and not come back.

- A store manager at 2333 E. State St., reported at 7:48 p.m. Monday that a person came into the store and placed a new pair of shoes on and then left without paying. The manager provided police with a description of the person and her name and another officer on patrol located the woman in the 1300 block of East State Street wearing the shoes in question. Whitney M. Mercer, 28, of 245 W. Virginia Ave., Sebring, was charged with theft.

-James Crites, 15, of Sharp Avenue, was cited for failure to control after the motorized mini-bike he was riding on Hawley Avenue entered traffic on Third Street and hit the passenger side of an eastbound vehicle driven by Paul Leach, 69, of Tanglewood Drive, who had stopped at the stop sign and was proceeding through the intersection. The report said Crites told police the throttle to the mini-bike became stuck and the bike proceeded to enter traffic at 4:28 p.m. Monday. No injuries were reported.

- Police were called at 4:07 p.m. Monday for a suspicious vehicle parked on private property in the 2500 block of Lexington Avenue without permission. The occupants were last seen entering a wooded area nearby. The manager of the private property had the vehicle towed. Officers checked the wooded area and located the people in the creek bed at the base of a ravine and told them the vehicle was towed.


- Jason M. Dean, 449 Sleepy Hollow Drive, Leetonia, was arrested on an active felony warrant out of the Columbiana Police Department at 4:09 p.m. May 31.

- Police responded to a Front Street home at 11:05 a.m. June 4 in reference to a juvenile girl who was bitten on the left arm by an American bulldog. The girl was transported to the Salem Community Hospital for treatment.

- Police responded to a report of criminal mischief at Wick Park at 11 p.m. June 6.

- Shawn L. Mercer, 114 Pittsburgh St., Columbiana, was arrested on an active warrant out of the Columbiana County Sheriff's Office following a traffic stop at 11:24 p.m. June 6.

- Police responded to a report of vandalism in the 300 block of Columbia Street at 12:27 a.m. June 7.

- Police responded to a report of vandalism on Main Street at 1:30 a.m. June 7.

- Police responded to a report of criminal mischief in the 100 block of Main Street at 1:41 a.m. June 7.

- Police responded to a report of vandalism in the 200 block of Main Street at 2:49 a.m. June 7.

- An officer responded to a report of vandalism to a vehicle on Chestnut Street at 9:22 p.m. June 7.

- An officer responded to a Ridge Street home at 11:53 p.m. Sunday in reference to a suicidal man. The man was transported to the Salem Community Hospital.

- A 200 block West Main Street resident reported criminal mischief in her enclosed backyard at 12:10 p.m. Monday.

- Officers responded to a domestic dispute in the 300 block of Ridge Street at 10:08 p.m. Monday.

Salem Township REPORT

- Justin Dennison, Longs Crossing Road, reported at 3:20 a.m. Sunday he heard a noise outside but did not see anything. He found out later the rear window of his car was broken out. He was told about the shooting incidents in Salem the night before but he was not sure if the window was shot out or not.


- Brandi Smith reported Monday her ex-boyfriend Tony Brock brought her children's clothing to the county Job and Family Services building soaked in gasoline and set the clothes against the building.

- A caller reported someone was riding an ATV in the alley between West Washington Street and West Lincoln Way at 5:22 p.m. Monday. Trevor Stewart called back at 6 p.m. to say the ATV rider was at it again.

- John Smith reported a parked vehicle was blocking traffic on West Washington Street at 5:44 p.m. Monday.

- The sheriff's office reported Monday receiving hang-up calls the past two days from 466 Thomas Road.

- Kelly Crosser reported at 9:30 p.m. Monday a juvenile had been shot with a BB gun by another juvenile in the cornfield off Garfield Street. Cindy Wilson later came to the police department with her son, who had marks from being struck with BBs. The matter was referred to the sheriff's office since it occurred outside the village in Center Township.

- Lewis D. Almy, 24, Steubenville Pike, Lisbon, was cited for running a stop sign, fleeing from police and failure to reinstate his license after a caller reported following a motorist heading south into town on state Route 45 and the person was driving erratically at 9:31 a.m. Tuesday.


- A pool employee reported at 7:18 a.m. Monday people were swimming overnight at the pool and a table was found up against the fence.

- A North West Street resident reported at 8:51 a.m. Monday unauthorized activity was found on their bank account.

- A Terra Verde woman reported at 12:44 p.m. Monday she smelled a strange odor in her house and was concerned something was burning.

- Someone reported at 1:10 p.m. Monday a dog was tied up on the porch of a Pittsburgh Street home and looked like it was choking. Police went to the home and found the dog had already been taken inside.

- A Court Street resident reported at 1:28 p.m. Monday their vehicle was egged over the weekend.

- A woman requested at 4:53 p.m. Monday police escort her to a home on West Park Avenue so she could serve an eviction notice. Police found the tenant on North Main Street and transported him to the home to speak with the woman.

- A man reported at 5:19 p.m. Monday a man was taking items from the recycling bins across from Huntington Bank. Police found the man and took him home.



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