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June 15, 2013
Salem News

Salem reports

- Police received a complaint on station from a resident in the 400 block of Franklin Avenue at 3:21 p.m. Thursday advising a female neighbor was making false accusations against him since a cell phone incident a couple of weeks ago. She said she is going to make life miserable for him because Children's Services was at her residence and she said he was at fault because he called them. He denied it and is fearful she may try to claim things about him and his family that are not true.

- An officer on patrol observed Darrin W. James, 2370 Lexington Drive, operating a vehicle in the 1800 block of E. State Street at 1:08 p.m. Thursday and was known to be under several suspensions. He was cited for driving under suspension and his vehicle and license plates were impounded.

- A domestic in progress in the 500 block of Franklin Avenue at 8:26 p.m. Thursday over household matters turned out to be verbal only. Both people were advised of the consequences if police returned and the female left to stay with a friend.

- Police located the source of fireworks near S. Broadway and Franklin avenues at 8:45 p.m. and advised the people to cease setting them off.

- Police responded to the 300 block of Sharp Avenue at 8:09 p.m. Thursday where the complainant advised there were chickens on a neighboring property. Police also received a complaint on May 6. A city ordinance prohibits them within 150 feet of another residence and the owner said he would take the three chickens, one hen and duck outside the city limits.

- Police responded to the 800 block of E. 3rd Street at 5:50 p.m. Thursday where barking dogs had been left outside for long periods of time. Police were unable to make contact with the owner.

Police responded to the 300 block of E. 5th Street at 10:04 a.m. Friday where a court-ordered eviction was in progress with the sheriff on the scene.

- Police responded to the 100 block of S. Lincoln Avenue at 7:05 p.m. Thursday for a report of a man walking down the street while wearing a firearm but were unable to locate him.

- Police responded to the 1100 block of Maple Street at 4:59 p.m. Thursday and located a juvenile who was stuck on a backyard swing. His mother responded as officers were freeing him.

- Police responded to the 500 block of Franklin Avenue at 7:45 p.m. Thursday where a couple was arguing over money and personal papers. The man decided to leave for a while.

- Michael J. Goughenour and Megan A. McAllister, both of 413 S. Lincoln Avenue, B, were served outstanding warrants for criminal trespassing and released to a deputy for transport to the county jail.

- A clerk at the Dunkin Donut store in the 2800 block of E. State Street advised police at 3:50 a.m. Friday a possibly intoxicated driver was in the drive thru in a green mini van with open containers in the vehicle. The vehicle left the city limits on Cunningham Road and the highway patrol and Leetonia police were advised.

- Police checked a residence in the 400 block of S. Lincoln Avenue at 12:48 a.m. Friday for people wanted by the Columbiana County sheriff. No contact was made.

- Chad D. Raymond, 110 W. Pershing Street, #2, was taken into custody on an outstanding warrant for unauthorized use of a motor vehicle at 12:35 a.m. Friday. He was taken to the county jail.

Perry Township reports

- Police responded to the 1000 block of Somerset Drive at 2:59 p.m. Thursday regarding a complaint of animals inside the condo complex. The complainant said they have made several attempts to contact the condo association to address the problem. Several other residents have also complained but have not received a reply from the association. The complainant was advised of the options.

- At 2:26 p.m. Thursday police responded to the 1000 block of Andrew Ave where a person reported having a package delivered to an old address in the 200 block of W. 5th Street in Salem went there and found it had been opened and items were taken. The complainant was referred to the city.

- Police responded to 1360 W. State Street at 12:17 p.m. Thursday for a report of an unruly juvenile who said he was yelled at for playing on the computer and was slapped in the back of the head by a parent. He said they were made about it and he thought about running away and he said there would be no more problems at the residence.

- Police conducted a traffic stop at 9:06 a.m. Thursday on Georgetown Road at the bypass and found the driver Miguel Lorenzo Lopez, lka 361 1/2 N. Broadway Avenue, Salem, did not have a valid driver's license. The driver and his brother, Domingo Lopez, were taken to the police station and U.S. Border Patrol was contacted and verified the two were in country illegally. The border patrol refused to travel from Erie, Pa. and take custody of the due a manpower shortage. Miguel Lopez was charged with no operator's license and a seatbelt violation with a court date of June 17. They were handed over to a representative for ROC Church and the vehicle was towed.

- Police responded to the 1900 block of S. Lincoln Avenue at 1:31 p.m. Wednesday for a report of a female walking southbound in the road. Police were unable to locate her.

- Police responded to the route 45 bypass at 9:07 p.m. Tuesday for a report of reckless operation and located the suspected vehicle. A traffic stop was made for a headlight violation and police found the people in the vehicle were on their way home. The vehicle was followed to the township limits.

- Police responded to the 1100 block of Beechwood Road at 3:54 p.m. Tuesday for a domestic dispute between two brothers and found it was verbal only. Domestic violence laws were explained and they said they understood and one of them left for the night.

- At 1:52 p.m. Tuesday, police responded to the 1100 block of Prospect Street where 15 rabbits had been left in the garage of an unoccupied residence with no food or water. The humane officer was aware of the situation and responded. Police were unable to contact the owner.

- Police responded to the 1300 block of W. State Street at 1:18 p.m. Tuesday where the complainant advised a vehicle was making multiple passes while the complainant was walking home. Police were unable to locate the green mini van with a blue door.

- While assisting the Winona Fire Department with an accident and a drunk person at 7:25 p.m. Monday, police learned the wrecked vehicle had been taken from the area of Stewart Road and Newgarden Avenue in Perry Township. A female on the scene advised the person took the vehicle without permission after she exited the vehicle to retrieve and item. The incident is under investigation. Police had responded to the accident scene in the 31000 block of Carey Road at 7:03 p.m. to assist Winona firefighters with a combative, drunk person who they were trying to treat for injuries from the accident. Police were able to calm the person down and he was transported to the Salem hospital with no problems.

- At 5:50 p.m. Monday, police responded to the area of Old Coach Lane nd Plymouth Place for a suspicious vehicle with young male subjects exiting and walking into the woods. Police spoke to them and they advised they were making a movie for YouTube. They were advised to get permission next time.

- Police were advised of a possible impaired driver in the area of Depot Road and Pidgeon Road at 3:44 p.m. Monday. Police located the silver Chevy truck and observed numerous traffic violations and conducted a traffic stop and charged Billy J. Cloud, 1008 Stewart Road, Salem, for OVI. He was also charged with left of center, an improper turn and failure to display a driver's license. The vehicle was towed from the scene and the driver was picked up at the police department by a relative.


- Police investigated a burglary report in the 17000 block of Short Street at 9:50 p.m. May 29.

- Nicole Marie Mcfarland, 21, 782 W. Wilson St., Salem, was cited for right-of-way at stop signs following a two-vehicle crash on state Route 14 in Green Township at 4:50 p.m. May 30 in which she was northbound on Egypt Road and allegedly pulled into the path of a westbound vehicle driven by Richard L. Solomon Jr., 53, King Road, Salem. No injuries were reported.

- Chris L. Weber, 46, 1279 Elberon Ave., Salem, was charged with operating a vehicle intoxicated and no seatbelt following a traffic stop for speed at 6:08 p.m. May 30.

- Police investigated a report of telephone harassment in the 13000 block of Beaver Creek Road at 9:51 p.m. May 31.

Columbiana REPORTS

- Police went to Cherokee Lane at 1:27 a.m. Wednesday for a report of car alarms going off. The alarms had stopped upon their arrival.

- A Circle K employee reported at 11:46 a.m. Wednesday someone comes into the business every day and shoplifts.

- An East Park Avenue resident reported possible identity theft at 3:41 p.m. Wednesday.

- A state Route 14 man reported at 5:10 p.m. Wednesday his lawn mower was on fire close to his out building.

- A woman reported at 5:21 p.m. Wednesday someone backed their car into her son's while in the Save-A-Lot parking lot.

- Clarence A. May was cited for driving under suspension at 4:47 p.m. Wednesday on Lucretia Street near state Route 14.

- Crystal Marchianda reported at 7:41 p.m. Wednesday someone vandalized her vehicle.


- A North Main Street man reported at 1:29 p.m. Thursday someone poisoned his dogs.

- Nancy Shaffer reported at 7 p.m. Thursday her ex-husband was harassing her with phone calls.

- Crystal Burkey, 23, Lisbon Road, Salem, reported at 8:30 p.m. Thursday someone backed into her vehicle that was parked at Arby's. Police found Evan L. Guterba, 18, Kelly Park Road, Leetonia, had been driving south through the Oakmont Plaza and crossed the opposing land of travel, drove over the curb and struck Burkey's vehicle. He was cited for failure to control.

- A North Main Street man reported at 9:33 p.m. Thursday someone living with him has killed two dogs in the past two months.


- Dale Hood reported at 5:30 p.m. Friday a boy was riding a skateboard in the middle of East Washington Street and was refusing to move out of the way of traffic.

- Meacheal Smith reported at 11:48 a.m. Friday someone accessed her Home Savings debit card account without her permission and made seven different transactions.

- Glenda Knight, North Market Street, reported at 5:58 a.m. Friday her boyfriend was "acting crazy" and trying to get into her bedroom.

- Someone reported at 8:53 p.m. Thursday a suspicious truck was making frequent stops on East Chestnut Street. Police searched the area but did not see a truck.

Brian Smith reported at 4:32 p.m. Thursday his vehicle was struck by a semi while parked on South Market Street and damaged his driver side mirror.



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