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June 27, 2013
Salem News


- An officer on patrol at 10:22 p.m. Tuesday saw the rear gate of a business on Pennsylvania Avenue open. Nothing appeared out of the ordinary. The doors were found secure and the officer pulled the gate closed.

- Police were called for numerous storm damage reports Tuesday night, including one at 9:52 p.m. for a tree limb blocking the alley beside Ellyson Plumbing between West Pershing Street and West State Street. Tree branches and tree limbs were reported down, some across utility lines or pulling lines down, in the 1700 block of East Third Street, Painter Road near Scarboro Lane, a back yard on Jefferson Avenue where the porch on the back of a residence was struck, East Fifth Street, the 500 block of Franklin Avenue, and Hawley Avenue and Third Street where a juvenile reported the front of the vehicle he was driving was struck when the tree limb came down. In the 1300 block of Ridgewood Drive, a tree limb fell on a telephone line attached to a home and also struck the rear of a vehicle at a residence next to where the tree limb fell. Both property owners were contacted by police.

- A motorist on East Pershing Street flagged down an officer in front of the police station at 8:37 p.m. Tuesday to report finding an ATM card in the machine at Huntington Bank at South Lincoln Avenue and East Pershing Street. The officer will attempt to contact the owner.

- Police were called for a dispute in the 100 block of West Fifth Street between Howard and Ellsworth avenues at 8:36 p.m. Tuesday. Officers made contact with a woman who was clearly upset and said she had been outside in an argument with her boyfriend over the phone. She said she was fine and apologized for causing a disturbance.

- Timothy Kilbreath, of East 15th Street, reported at 7:40 p.m. Tuesday that the side of his vehicle was damaged while parked in the Salem Plaza parking lot at 1 p.m. An unknown object damaged the paint on the driver's side from the door to the rear of the vehicle.

- An officer on patrol at 5:05 p.m. Tuesday reported seeing new graffiti on the west side of the bathroom building near the band shell at Waterworth Memorial Park off of Sunset.


- An officer observed the front door of the Redex building ajar on West State Street at 11:30 p.m. Tuesday. The interior was checking with nothing found amiss. The owner was contacted and planned to have the alarm company check for a malfunction on the door lock.

- Township police responded to storm damage calls beginning at 6:04 p.m. Tuesday in the area of Chestnut Grove Road for a report of a large tree blocking the road. The tree was removed by police after several attempts to contact the road department went unanswered. Police were called back to the same area at 6:49 p.m. for a report of debris in the road and a possible issue with a transformer, but nothing unusual was seen. Police were also called to check West Pine Lake Road for a loud explosion/alarm, determining that a resident's alarm had accidentally gone off due to the inclement weather. Police responded to North Egypt Road for a tree and live power lines down, but found it was in Mahoning County and contacted Goshen Township Police.

- Police were called at 1:12 p.m. Tuesday to the 400 block of Benton Road for a domestic dispute and talked to a woman who said she and her spouse had an argument earlier and he left walking towards a wooded area with a knife and texting that he was going to harm himself. He was located by an officer, exiting the wooded area with a family member, and detained. He said he took a large amount of pills, with medical personnel called to the scene. He was taken to Salem Community Hospital to be evaluated.

- A caller at 9:19 p.m. Monday reported a person riding a 4-wheeler behind a residence in the 1000 block of Beechwood Road causing a disturbance. Police checked the area, but did not find anyone.


- Lori from Smith Oil reported Jay Farrow was at the convenience store asking to speak with an officer about an unknown problem at 5:27 p.m. Tuesday.

- Police were called to a home on Pritchard Avenue at 4 p.m. Tuesday, where a woman reportedly ingested a handful of Xanax. Police remained until an ambulance arrived to transport the woman to the hospital.

- Amy Merriman, East Lincoln Way, reported at 5:43 p.m. Tuesday an unknown man walked past her and asked if she had lost something. Merriman felt this was suspicious behavior because he remained in her front yard.

- Joe Anderson, West Spruce Street, reported at 9:12 p.m. Tuesday being involved in an altercation with his girlfriend's brother, who swung a cane at him. Anderson said he shoved the 17-year-old against the wall in self defense. The information was forwarded to the prosecutor.

- Kurt Gresh reported a utility pole and transformer were on the ground at the corner of Thomas Road and Sunset Drive at 12:16 a.m. Wednesday. Power in the neighborhood remained out until morning.


- A circle K employee reported at 2:54 a.m. Monday they heard what sounded like someone loading a car up on a trailer at Cornerstone Motors. Police went to the lot and found cars being delivered to the business.

- Someone reported at 3:43 p.m. Monday a red car was speeding in the park.

- A man reported at 10:22 p.m. Monday two pallets were laying in the traffic circle area. Police checked the area but did not see any pallets.

- Someone reported at 10:56 p.m. Monday they were driving behind a possibly intoxicated driver on state Route 164. Police checked the area but did not see the vehicle.

- David S.T. Pavlansky, 25, North Lima, was southbound on North Main Street at 3:14 a.m. Tuesday and failed to negotiate the traffic circle and struck a curb on the island, lost control of the vehicle and struck a decorative wall on the southwest corner of the circle. He was arrested and cited for OVI, failure to control, expired registration and open container.

- Someone reported at 5:54 a.m. Tuesday a dog was barking on North Vine Street. Police told the dog owner of the complaint and they took the puppy inside.

- A woman reported at 6:48 a.m. Tuesday several cars were vandalized overnight in the Columbiana Manor parking lot. Police found that someone had painted obscene messages on the windows of many of the vehicles.

- At 10:41 a.m. Tuesday someone turned in a Buick key with a key chain.

- Someone reported at 11:58 a.m. Tuesday a silver two-door Cavalier was driving recklessly northbound on state Route 7. Police checked the area but did not see the vehicle.

- Police arrested Keith Poulton on Windjammer Drive at 5:45 p.m. Tuesday on a warrant from the Boardman Township Police Department.

- Dean R. Gray reported at 8:54 p.m. Tuesday someone in a small white vehicle on state Route 14 threw some out of their window and smashed the front windshield of his semi truck while he was westbound. Gray was driving for Gurai Leasing Company of Sagamore Hills, Ohio.



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