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June 25, 2013
Salem News


- David G. McMurray, 33, Austintown, was arrested for driving under suspension and drug paraphernalia following a traffic stop for a loud exhaust at 4:16 a.m. Saturday.


- A man reported at 10 a.m. Saturday someone stole his yellow trash cans from Union Street.

- A woman reported at 6:38 p.m. Saturday a suspicious man was at the Firestone Pool. Police checked the area but did not find the man.

- A man reported at 8:32 p.m. Saturday a young girl was riding a bicycle on state Route 14 near Casual Carpet and was getting close to traffic. Police checked the area but did not see the girl.

- A Dairy Queen employee reported at 11 p.m. Saturday people in a group of cars in the parking lot appeared to be drinking. Police checked the group and found no problems.

- A man reported at 11:58 p.m. Saturday a loud party was going on at a South Cross Street home. Police went to the party and it was shut down.

- A woman reported at 12:54 a.m. Sunday a loud party was going on a North Middle Street home. Police warned the residents of the complaint.

- A North Elm Street woman reported ongoing issues with her ex at 6:22 a.m. Sunday.

- Someone reported at 10 a.m. Sunday someone was burning trash at Arsuffi Car Wash.

- Someone reported at 11:12 p.m. Sunday two men were walking toward West Salem Street and looking inside mailboxes.


- A woman reported finding the pop machine in the Lisbon Laudromat broken into at 12:40 p.m. Friday. The owner later arrived and said the machine had been vandalized before but will check to determine if the damage is new.

- A caller reported seeing a motorist leaving the Dollar General parking lot at 3 p.m. Friday, and none of the three children appeared to be in their car seats. Police checked the area but did not come across the vehicle.

- Police were called to the Shale Tavern at 7:28 p.m. Friday in regard to possible drug activity occurring in the parking lot. Police found two couples hanging around outside a parked vehicle and it was apparent they were intoxicated. They told police they had been drinking and there was no evidence of any drug activity, nor were their any hits on any of the names after they were run through LEADS. Police asked the vehicle owner for permission to search inside the vehicle, but her friends advised against do that. Police could see no contraband in plain view, and the parties were advised to leave with their designated driver.

- A North Market Street woman reported arriving home at 8:15 p.m. Friday to find her boyfriend thrashing about on the floor, possibly from drugs. While EMTs called to the scene tried to find a vein for an IV bag, the boyfriend woke up and began resisting efforts to aid him, removing his oxygen mask and air tube. Police determined he had taken some Vicodin and convinced him to be taken by ambulance to the hospital.

- A mentally disturbed person reported Friday she believes her son to be a witch and is engaging in certain sex acts with a person named Tracy and she fears for his safety.

- A Thomas Road woman reported Saturday a rear side window in her car was broken.

The highway patrol reported at 6:30 p.m. Saturday to be on the look out for a possible drunk driver in white Chrysler heading west into Lisbon from Davner Road, and the person was reportedly throwing beer bottles from the windows. Police were unable to locate the vehicle.

A North Market Street woman called with a smoke/burning complaint at 3:18 a.m. Sunday, and she believed the smoke was coming from

Sherman Street. Police checked the area but did not find any evidence of burning.

-Josh Wyncha, South Beaver Street, reported Sunday a ladder was stolen from his work truck overnight. He works for Rabb Co., a subcontractor for Time Warner.

- A caller reported seeing two people parked by the dam on Lions Club Road at 8:38 p.m. Sunday and they appeared to be rolling a joint before taking off. Police were unable to locate the vehicle.

- A North Market Street woman reported Sunday her ex-boyfriend broke into her apartment and stole items.


- Ryan M. Thompson, 31, of 611 Jennings Ave.-3, was charged with theft and inducing panic after police were called at 2:07 p.m. Monday to Salem Community Hospital for a report of a person with a gun. The report said Thompson entered the hospital cafeteria, which was closed at the time, and an employee confronted him and told him the cafeteria was closed. He said he needed free food and selected several food and drink items, with the food he consumed valued at $7.15. He told the hospital employee that he had a gun, but no gun was found. Hospital security secured the area and stayed with him until police arrived and placed him under arrest, taking him to the Columbiana County jail.

- Possible drug paraphernalia was reported found in a parking lot in the 2400 block of Southeast Boulevard at 7:33 a.m. Monday. An officer located the item and took it to the station for proper disposal.

- A woman on West Perry Street called police at 6:44 a.m. Monday to report her adult nephew was in town for the Salem Super Cruise and has been missing since Saturday. She said he was last seen at 9:30 p.m. at an establishment on North Ellsworth Avenue. She was told to call if he returns.

- Police were called at 2:04 a.m. Monday to the 600 block of East Sixth Street where a man from Mantua said he tracked his stolen cell phone. The phone was stolen at the Giant Eagle in Ravenna and he had an application which showed his phone's location. No signal from the phone could be found. He was told to call his cell phone provider to report the phone stolen.

- Several people were reported yelling in the 1000 block of East State Street at 11:53 p.m. Sunday. They told police they were just watching cars and would quiet down.

- Police were called at 10 p.m. Sunday to the McDonald's parking lot for a hit/skip accident with a stopped vehicle rear-ended by another vehicle in the drive-thru lane. Both vehicles pulled into parking spaces and the driver of the suspect vehicle became belligerent and attempted to initiate a physical altercation with the other driver, who with his occupants said the man appeared to be under the influence of alcohol or narcotics. He left without providing any information, but the registration was reported and a family member was told to tell him to call police. A passenger in the vehicle that was struck was taken to Salem Community Hospital for possible injuries, with possible citations pending against the driver of the suspect vehicle.

- Officers on patrol at 9:50 p.m. Sunday in the area of Consumers National Bank on Ellsworth Avenue heard yelling coming from the parking lot and found a female juvenile crying who reported several threatening messages on Facebook from another female juvenile from West Pershing Street. An officer saw the messages and noted they were both messaging each other. The girl was told to stay away from the other juvenile. She also said an adult male yelled at her from the residence on Pershing. An officer spoke to the other juvenile and the adult on Pershing and told them the other party was told to stay away.

- Police responded to Waterworth Memorial Park at 9:14 p.m. Sunday for a report of people throwing items over the pond area. Three people admitted to throwing objects at each other, apologizing and saying they never meant any harm.

- Tyler Gardner, of Prospect Street, reported at 9:04 p.m. Sunday that he parked his bicycle outside of a business in the 200 block of East State Street at 5 p.m. Sunday and the bicycle was gone when he left.

- Police were called to remove two people from a South Lincoln Avenue residence at 7:39 p.m. Sunday, but the resident said she was the only person home and had not called police.

- A man called at 6:30 p.m. Sunday to report a custody matter, saying he could not get his 10-year-old son at 6 p.m. when he was scheduled to get him per the court order and was told by his ex-wife that she would bring him home at 9 p.m. He wanted a report on file.

- An Ohio license plate was found on Washington Avenue at Mound Street at 7:09 p.m. Sunday. An attempt will be made to contact the owner.

- Police were called at 7:30 p.m. Sunday to Papa John's Pizza on East State Street for several reckless motorcycle riders on the road. None were located in the area.

- An officer responded to Big Dog Seafood Steak and Ale on South Ellsworth Avenue where a theft of cash from the business was reported at 5:18 p.m. Sunday by the owner.

- Kerri Steffel, of state Route 9, reported her wallet missing or possibly stolen at 4:38 p.m., Sunday noting she recalled seeing it Saturday at 5 p.m. and noticed it missing after leaving work Saturday night.

- Police were called at 4:07 p.m. Sunday to remove someone from a Fourth Street residence. The person had already left and was found walking in Sugartree Alley and told not to return to the residence.

- Nancy Kovach, 76, of Warren, was cited for assured clear distance after her southbound vehicle on South Lincoln Avenue collided with the rear of another southbound vehicle driven by Lisa Beiling, 44, of South Lincoln Avenue, who was attempting to turn right into a private drive at 2:32 p.m. Sunday. Beiling was taken to Salem Community Hospital by a relative for possible injuries.

- A domestic was reported at 7:37 a.m. Sunday in a parking lot at North Lincoln Avenue and East Third Street, with a woman allegedly attempting to kick the back windows out of a truck. The man and woman reported no violence occurred and no damage was seen.

- An officer at 5:45 a.m. Sunday spoke with a social worker from Akron Children's Hospital regarding a juvenile from the city who was being treated at the hospital.

- A caller at 5:45 a.m. Sunday in the 600 block of Prospect Street reported a vehicle was moved without the owner's consent. The vehicle was located across the street in the neighbor's yard. The reported movement was found to be suspect and under investigation.

- An officer was flagged down at 5:21 a.m. Sunday by a man who said his girlfriend stole his vehicle at South Lincoln Avenue and Aetna Street. It was determined the vehicle was not stolen, but there was a domestic and she allegedly kicked him out of the vehicle. She arrived and said she came to pick him up because he was intoxicated, there was an argument and he jumped out. They worked out their issues.

- A woman came to the police station at 4:42 a.m. to report someone keeps calling even after being told to stop.

- Police were called at 3:08 a.m. Sunday to Bank Street for an intoxicated man with long hair and dark clothing and found him on a porch with an injury to his left ear and abrasions on his legs and arms. He appeared extremely intoxicated and disoriented and was taken to Salem Community Hospital for an evaluation.

- A fight was reported at 2:49 a.m. Sunday in the 500 block of South Broadway Avenue, but was not found.

- A woman in the 400 block of West Wilson Street called at 2:33 a.m. Sunday to report two males with black shirts appeared to be punching vehicles as they walked by. An officer saw one person who matched the description who fled and could not be found.

- A domestic was reported at 1:45 a.m. Sunday in the 300 block of South Ellsworth Avenue where a woman had a verbal dispute with her uncle who then decided to leave.

- An intoxicated person was found laying on the ground in the 400 block of Franklin at 1:07 a.m. Sunday and taken home by a local cab company. Another intoxicated person was reported laying in a yard in the same area at 2:56 a.m. Sunday, but was not found.

- Jonathan J. Abbott, 26, of 184 Jennings Ave., was charged with obstructing official business and assault after police were flagged down at 12:04 a.m. Sunday by a pedestrian on Jennings Avenue for what was reported as a stabbing behind the Stadium GM building on West State Street which turned out to be a physical assault on an adult male. Officers secured the scene for fire department first responders and EMS, located the suspect and placed him in custody after he attempted to run from officers on foot. Chief J.T. Panezott said there was no stabbing. The victim was cut when he was hit by the suspect.

- Sheila Woods, 33, of Prospect Street, was cited for failure to yield after her northeastbound vehicle on Georgetown Road failed to stop at the stop sign on West State Street and collided with a westbound vehicle on State Street driven by Jeffrey Wiles, 23, of Alliance, at 11:27 p.m. Friday. Wiles and his passenger, Alina Temple, 27, also of Alliance, and Woods were all taken to Salem Community Hospital for possible injuries.


- Police were called at 1:20 a.m. Monday to the 1100 block of Prospect Street for someone trying to gain access to a resident's home, rattling the door knob to the home.

- A resident in the 1300 block of Highland Avenue reported at 1:17 a.m. Monday that a person keeps sending threatening text messages.

- A resident on Elberon Avenue called police at 9:49 p.m. Sunday to ask questions about an unwanted person.

- Alonzo Gaspar Jimon, whose address was not listed on the report, was cited for driving without a valid license after a traffic stop at 9:06 p.m. Sunday on South Lincoln Avenue.

- A woman on West State Street reported a missing juvenile at 11:56 a.m. Sunday, but the juvenile returned home before police arrived.

- Daniel Grimes, 22, of 2165 W. State St., Alliance, was cited for non-compliance suspension after a traffic stop at 9:01 a.m. Sunday on East Pidgeon Road at Depot Road.

- Police were called at 8 a.m. Sunday to the 1500 block of Brookview Drive for a hit/skip accident. A 2008 Chevy belonging to Brooke Linsley of East Palestine was struck while in the driveway of a property overnight.

- Officers responded at 1:20 a.m. Sunday to a one-vehicle rollover injury accident on Egypt Road just south of Painter Road. Brice J. Cushman of Salem was allegedly northbound on Egypt Road and failed to negotiate a turn, traveling off of the left side of the road, climbing an embankment and overturning twice, shearing off a utility pole before coming to rest in a ditch. The driver was taken to Salem Community Hospital by EMT Ambulance, then taken by helicopter to St. Elizabeth Hospital in Youngstown with non-lifethreatening injuries. The accident was under investigation with charges pending. Officers were assisted at the scene by Perry Township firefighters and EMT Ambulance.

- Police were called at 5:41 p.m. Saturday to check on the welfare of two small juveniles walking west on U.S. Route 62 near Indiana Boulevard without any adult supervision. The children, ages 5 and 6, were found with one of the concerned callers and said they were going to one of their parents' houses far away. They could not give an address, only that they lived over the bridge in Salem. Salem Police were contacted and had just received missing persons reports for the two children. They were taken back to the city with their bicycle and picked up by a city officer to be taken to their mother's home.

- Police were called at 12:24 p.m. Saturday to the 1800 block of South Lincoln Avenue for a snake inside an apartment complex. The complex manager removed the snake with a shovel.

- A resident in the 200 block of Benton Road reported at 10:08 a.m. Saturday that a person parked in front of their driveway, blocking their access, and when asked to move the vehicle, ignored them and walked away. Police told the owner to move the vehicle and they complied.

- A caller in the 1100 block of Prospect Street at 5:32 a.m. Saturday reported a suspicious person climbing on a building. Nothing was found.

- Shane Javens, of Salem, was charged with reckless operation on private property after allegedly operating his pickup recklessly in a yard on West Pidgeon Road, striking a parked vehicle and causing serious yard damage.

- An anonymous caller at 4:50 a.m. Saturday reported a woman sitting on the railroad tracks at South Lincoln Avenue, but nobody was found in that area or near the South Ellsworth Avenue crossing. A train went through and did not report anyone.


- An officer assisted a woman who fell in the American Legion parking lot at 3 a.m. June 11.

- Matthew D. Huk, 19, Columbiana, was cited for failure to control following a one-vehicle crash on Columbia Street at 5:37 a.m. June 14 in which he was eastbound and allegedly traveled off the right side of the roadway, striking a telephone pole.

- An officer disposed of live rounds found on the Greenway Bike Trail at 6:10 p.m. June 14.

- An officer responded to the 400 block of Columbia Street in reference to an animal complaint at 11:33 a.m. June 15.

- An officer responded to the 200 block of High Street at 11:35 a.m. June 15 in reference to an injured groundhog.

- An officer responded to Main Street at 8:21 p.m. June 15 in reference to a traffic complaint.

- An officer spoke to a person in the 300 block of Ridge Street at 9:19 p.m. June 15 in reference to a barking dog complaint.

- An officer responded to a Front Street business at 11:57 p.m. June 16 in reference to a woman to be removed.

- An officer responded to a report of an erratic driver on Main Street at High Street at 11:52 p.m. June 17 and found damage to a Greenway Bike Trail sign.

- An officer responded to a Columbia Street business in reference to a vehicle being struck in the parking lot at 3:19 p.m. June 19.

- An officer spoke with a Somer Street man regarding a harassment report at 6:10 p.m. Friday.

- An officer responded to the area of the K-12 campus at 10:51 a.m. Saturday in reference to gun fire and found a man target shooting on Butcher Road.



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