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June 22, 2013
Salem News


- A woman called at 5:13 a.m. Friday to report a resident in the 100 block of Washington Avenue let a dog out without a leash and the dog came toward her. The owner was told to keep the dog on a leash when outside.

- Police were called at 2:20 a.m. Friday to the Sparkle parking lot on Lundy Avenue for a person in a silver Ford Ranger blowing the horn repeatedly. They were not found.

- An officer on a patrol at 2:06 a.m. Friday saw two males behind St. Paul School and found they were playing basketball. They were told to move along.

- A domestic was reported at 1:54 a.m. Friday in the 800 block of Summit Street. A male and female said they had an argument, but no physical violence occurred. They were told to keep the noise down.

- Britney Dermotta, 26, of 669 S. Union Ave., was charged with domestic violence after police were called at 1:09 a.m. Friday to her residence. She was determined to be the primary aggressor, with a large fresh scratch still bleeding on the right side of a man's neck. She was taken to the Columbiana County jail.

- A reckless driver was reported at 12:39 a.m. Friday in the 1100 block of East State Street where Mary Misner reported the vehicle caused damage to her vehicle while parked at a local business and was traveling at a high rate of speed. The vehicle and driver could not be found.

- A suspicious female was reported in a lot in the 2800 block of East State Street at 11:11 p.m. Thursday, but was not found.

- A water line break was reported at 11:03 p.m. Thursday in the 1300 block of Franklin Avenue, but officers checked the area and were unable to find any water break.

- An officer on patrol at 10:05 p.m. Thursday found a vehicle parked in a posted no parking area on the north side of West 10th Street. The owner was contacted and moved it.

- Police responded at 10:04 p.m. Thursday to the 100 block of Sugartree Alley where a woman said she asked a juvenile to leave and he refused. An officer spoke with the juvenile and told him he was not welcome. He left without incident.

- An officer on patrol at 9:11 p.m. Thursday saw a motorcycle parked in a no parking zone on North Union Avenue and East Third Street and contacted the owner to move it.

- A juvenile in the 100 block of North Howard Avenue reported at 8:51 p.m. Thursday that another juvenile had been following him in an attempt to start a fight. He was told his options. The other juvenile could not be found.

- Police were called at 8:10 p.m. Thursday to the 1300 block of East 11th Street for a dispute between a female and a male in a black car. They could not be found.

- A dog was reported at large in the 300 block of East Seventh Street at 6:02 p.m. Thursday, but was not found.

- Alleged animal cruelty was reported at 5:42 p.m. Thursday in the 600 block of Ohio avenue where a resident was found catching stray cats underneath his porch to take to an animal shelter. There were no signs of abuse.

- A caller at 4:46 p.m. Thursday requested a well-being check for some juveniles in the 500 block of East Third Street. An officer responded and they appeared okay. He spoke with the mother, but there was a language barrier and he was only able to confirm that the kids were okay, the report said.

- An accident involving an SUV and a bicycle in the 2300 block of East State Street at 3:31 p.m. Thursday remains under investigation. A vehicle driven by Ashley McVay, 24, of East Third Street, and a bicycle ridden by Robert Marshall, 44, of South Lincoln Avenue, were both eastbound on East State Street when the vehicle turned right to enter the Get Go parking lot and collided with the bicycle. Police received conflicting stories from the driver of the vehicle and the bicycle rider. Marshall was taken to Salem Community Hospital by EMT Ambulance with non life-threatening injuries.


- Police were called at 5:46 p.m. Thursday for a disabled semi tractor trailer on state Route 45 north of Georgetown Road. Township Fire Chief Bruce Whitcher called it in, noting the trailer was sitting at a precarious angle with the left side wheels entirely off the ground. Police directed traffic for Davidson Towing while they shut down both lanes of state Route 45 as the trailer was set upright and hooked onto another tractor. The landing gear had collapsed on the loaded trailer while disengaging from the tractor. The roadway was closed for about an hour and a half.

- A representative from Blossom Nursing home on Blossom Lane off of Depot Road reported at 4:10 p.m. Thursday that they believed an ex-employee had made derogatory statements towards the nursing home and requested extra patrols in the area.

- Levi Gorby, 24, of Brooklyn Ave., Salem, was cited for non-compliance suspension after a traffic stop at 11:45 a.m. Thursday in the 1300 block of West State Street. The plates were removed from the vehicle, per the Bureau of Motor Vehicles, and the vehicle was towed.

- Police assisted the Columbiana County Sheriff's Office at 12:41 a.m. Thursday with a domestic dispute on Carey Road.

- A woman from Duck Creek Road reported at 8:20 p.m. Wednesday that when they checked on their house which is in foreclosure on Prospect Street, they found a suspicious vehicle and a man in the driveway. When asked what he was doing there, he claimed his vehicle overheated. They were calling the police when the man jumped in his vehicle and left westbound on Georgetown Road. Earlier in the day, she noticed that a cast iron bell had been removed from its cradle and taken. She was unsure if the two incidents were related.

- Nancy Brown, of the 200 block of Indiana Avenue, reported at 2:29 p.m. Wednesday that their trampoline was damaged sometime overnight.

- Police were called to the 1700 block of North Lincoln Avenue at 9:43 a.m. Wednesday for a possible break-in at a residence not currently occupied. The caller believed the person who entered was a family member. She was told to change the locks due to an ongoing problem with the family member. There had been previous reports regarding the issues with the family member accused of entering the residence.


- The sheriff's office asked for an officer assist in a deputy in removing someone from the Traveler's Inn on state Route 45 at 7:43 p.m. Thursday.

- A man called Friday to say he had not heard from his daughter on East Chestnut Street for three days, and the tires on her car were flat.


- A woman reported at 6 a.m. Thursday her husband told her someone had broken into Radio Shack. Police went to the store and found the glass broken out of a door but no one inside.

- A West Southern Avenue man reported at 6 a.m. Thursday someone drove through his yard and damaged his mailbox. At 6:35 a.m. the man reported the driver said they would pay to repair the mailbox and that they had swerved to avoid a deer.

- A South Main Street man reported at 2:38 a.m. Thursday he lost his cell phone about a week ago.

- A woman reported at 9:48 p.m. Thursday she heard another woman calling for help on Old state Route 14. When her husband went to check he found the woman's dog had gotten loose and was struck by a vehicle headed eastbound.



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