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June 18, 2013
Salem News


- Police responded to a report at 12:52 p.m. Monday of multiple shots fired at Aetna Street near Lundy Avenue. Officers checked the area and located the source in the 500 block of Aetna Street where they heard no violations, but advised a resident about the city ordinance banning the discharge of fireworks and gave him a warning.

- Tim Fatherly, of the 400 block of Ohio Avenue, reported at 11:25 a.m. Monday that his 2013 Dodge car was damaged, with dents and scratches found on the hood.

- A dog at large was reported at 6:52 a.m. Monday in the 800 block of East Third Street, with the dog found at the rear of a residence. The owner came out and said the dog slipped the chain. The dog was taken inside after the laws were explained.

- A caller at 5 a.m. Monday reported suspicious vehicles parked in the 1000 block of East State Street in the same location for over an hour with occupants inside each vehicle. Officers made contact and found they were waiting for an event to start in the area. Nothing suspicious was taking place.

- A woman in the 1300 block of South Lincoln Avenue called at 2:51 a.m. Monday to report an unknown person knocking on her back door. No one was located.

- A domestic was reported at 2:23 a.m. Monday in the 400 block of Continental Drive where a husband and wife were having a verbal dispute. Both agreed to cease contact for the rest of the night.

- A verbal dispute among neighbors was reported at 12:38 a.m. Monday in the 100 block of West Eighth Street where there had been some shouting between two people. Both parties were told their options and said they would avoid contact with each other.

- An officer on patrol at 10:40 p.m. Sunday saw a suspicious vehicle in a public parking lot on East Second Street near North Lincoln Avenue and checked on it, finding a male and female lying down in the vehicle. They said they had just finished eating and were leaving shortly.

- A woman from the 700 block of Summit Street reported at 9:05 p.m. Sunday that a male known to her has been sending her numerous harassing and threatening text messages since June 15. She wanted the messages to stop and wanted the report documented. She was advised of her options.

- Police were dispatched at 7:31 p.m. Sunday to Monroe Street apartments for a domestic in progress. Officers checked all the apartments but nothing was found. Some residents said they heard yelling, but someone left in a truck before officers arrived.

- Joey Morris, of the 200 block of West Wilson Street, called at 7:12 p.m. Sunday to report damage to a vehicle which allegedly resulted from a person throwing a rock or brick at the vehicle in the 400 block of South Broadway Avenue a short time earlier. A small dent and paint damage was reported. Officers responded to Broadway and spoke with multiple people who gave conflicting statements about the incident. The person accused of throwing something denied the allegation.

- A clerk at Dollar General in the Salem Plaza off of East State Street called at 6:50 p.m. Sunday to report an alleged shoplifter arguing with the store manager. The manager told police the woman took several items from the store and after confronting her, she allegedly became agitated and it appeared she was going to become combative. An officer spoke with the woman who said she did not steal anything and bought the items in question at the Dollar General in Lisbon. When asked if she could produce the receipt, she said she would bring it to the police station. The officer kept the items and said she could have them back when she brought the receipt. She was also told not to return to the store.

- A caller at 6:32 p.m. Sunday reported a disabled vehicle had been peeling tires in the high school parking lot. An officer saw the vehicle and fresh tire marks in the lot, with the driver saying the vehicle throttle had stuck open. A citation was issued for peeling tires and the driver had the vehicle towed.

- Rebecca Watkins, 34, of Alliance, was charged with theft after police were called at 5:32 p.m. Sunday to 1985 E. Pershing St., and spoke with several persons. Watkins was placed in custody and taken to the Columbiana County jail.

- Police were called at 5:07 p.m. Sunday to the 700 block of North Ellsworth Avenue for a person with a knife who reportedly attempted to harm himself. Officers located the person in a parking lot with visible injury to his wrist. Fire department first responders and an ambulance responded to the scene, with the person taken to Salem Community Hospital by EMT Ambulance.


- Patricia Hall, whose address was not listed on the report, was cited for failure to control after police were called at 1:40 a.m. Monday to Goshen Road between Beechwood and Countryside for a vehicle in a ditch, with its flashers on. The owner of the vehicle, identified as Hall, said she was driving home when a deer ran out in front of the vehicle and she swerved to miss the deer and went off the road into the ditch. The vehicle sustained minor damage to the passenger side front corner.

- Police were called at 12:01 a.m. Monday to the 1300 block of Pembrooke for a domestic dispute between a man and woman. The woman said she would leave for the night.

- Police were called at 5:25 p.m. Sunday to a Stewart Road residence for a report of a pickup backing into a mailbox.

- A resident on Conser Drive reported at 7:45 a.m. Sunday that her son and his new girlfriend stole numerous items from the residence. The incident is under investigation.

-An anonymous caller at 4:29 a.m. Sunday reported someone littered the front yard, bushes and trees with tissue paper at a property in the 300 block of Plymouth Place.

- A caller at 4:04 a.m. Sunday reported two juveniles knocking on front doors of residences in the 1100 block of West Perry Street.

- A resident in the 1100 block of West Perry Street requested police in reference to a person trying to get through the window of the residence at 10:19 p.m. Saturday. An officer checked the area and did not find anyone.

- An anonymous motorist on South Lincoln Avenue south of Snyder Road called at 9 p.m. Saturday to report a vehicle pulling a horse trailer was moving erratically. An officer spotted the vehicle and stopped it. It was determined the driver was extremely fatigued, but did not have far to go.

- An officer saw a vehicle with its emergency flashers on at the intersection of North Ellsworth Avenue and U.S. Route 62 at 8:39 p.m. Saturday. The officer thought it was a disabled vehicle, but determined the driver needed directions.

- Michael A. Hamilton, 24, of 410 Benton Road, was cited for disorderly conduct after an officer on patrol at 11:46 a.m. Saturday observed a male in the trailer park at 410 Benton Road exposing his genitals and urinating near the road with heavy traffic. The male was stopped and identified as Hamilton.

- A reckless driver was reported at 7:20 p.m. Friday in the area of state Route 45 and state Route 9, but could not be found.

- An Apple Street resident contacted police at 5:44 p.m. Friday regarding harassing text messages from an unknown person. Police are looking into the matter and charges are pending.

- The Ohio State Highway Patrol called at 3:57 p.m. Friday to report a black Ford was traveling erratically on U.S. Route 62 eastbound towards the Perry Township. The vehicle was not found.

- Daniel S. Day, 19, of Youngstown, was cited for failure to reinstate license after a traffic stop at 2:37 p.m. Friday on U.S. Route 62 at North Ellsworth Avenue.


- Someone reported at 12:49 p.m. Friday someone was driving recklessly on state Route 14. Police transferred the call to the Highway Patrol because the vehicle left city limits.

- Kim Gray, 56, Navarre, was westbound on state Route 14 at 2:59 p.m. Friday and was struck by Thomas Czarnecki, 76, Spinnaker Drive, who was eastbound on state Route 14 attempting to turn north onto Windjammer Drive. He was cited for failure to yield making a left turn.

- A woman reported at 4:50 p.m. Friday a silver Dodge Charger was speeding southbound on state Route 46. Police checked the area but did not see the vehicle.

- Police responded to a commercial fire alarm at 7:48 p.m. Friday. It was found the alarm was malfunctioning.

- A Circle K employee reported at midnight Saturday a black man wearing a hooded sweatshirt stole two 30-packs of Busch Light. Police searched for the man and requested assistance from the Beaver Township Police Department. The department's K-9 tracked the man's scent to a North Main Street property and the residents consented to a search of the home but the man and the stolen beer was not found inside.

- A West Salem Street woman reported at 10 a.m. Saturday someone stole her cell phone.

- A North Main Street woman reported at 2:22 p.m. Saturday her vehicle was broken into.

- A South Elm Street woman reported at 5 p.m. Saturday someone removed her flower and flower pot from her property and smashed it on her neighbor's driveway.

- A North Vine Street resident reported at 11:53 p.m. Saturday someone egged her vehicle.

- Police responded to a report of a domestic dispute at a Eureka Road home at 11:30 p.m. Saturday. The matter remains under investigation.

- A West Salem Street woman reported at 11:58 a.m. Sunday her son never came home last night.


- Douglas P. Okernick, 57, New Jersey, was arrested for operating a vehicle intoxicated and possession of drug paraphernalia after being stopped by a Goshen officer at a county OVI Task Force checkpoint on Mahoning Avenue in Youngstown at 1:13 a.m. Monday.



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