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July 1, 2013
Salem News


- Police were called at 3:25 p.m. Sunday to the 500 block of East Fourth Street where the keys were locked inside a vehicle with a child inside. Officers gained entry without incident.

-City police assisted Perry Township Police while they took an adult female into custody at Salem Community Hospital at 1:12 p.m. Sunday.

- Police responded at 12:51 p.m. Sunday to Salem Community Hospital for a report of a combative patient. An officer spoke with the patient and told him of the consequences should his behavior continue.

- Robert L. Harmony, 45, of 383 1/2 E. Fourth St., was charged with felony domestic violence and taken to the Columbiana County jail after police were called to his residence for a domestic at 12:17 p.m. Sunday. He was found to be the primary aggressor and the charge was elevated to a felony due to a prior domestic violence offense.

-Vickie Cable, of the 400 block of Sharp Ave., reported at 11:54 a.m. Sunday that someone unknown cut several branches off of a tree in her back yard.

- Police were called at 8:46 a.m. Sunday to the 500 block of East Perry Street for a domestic and found a couple in their home laughing and having a water fight. No violence occurred and they were both very happy.

- Officers working an extra detail at a club at 188 Railroad St. at 1:38 a.m. Sunday made contact with two suspicious people and found an outstanding warrant for James L. Nelson, 25, of 825 McKenna Ave., East Liverpool, for failure to appear on a traffic offense. He was taken into custody. A 16-year-old boy from East Liverpool was taken into custody for an unruly offense. He was released to his mother.

- Officers on patrol late Saturday night and early Sunday in the 100 block of Railroad Street saw a group of people with open containers and issued citations to four people. The people cited included Brennan and Raena McKinney, both 21, of 782 S. Lincoln Ave., Bruce Merryman, 22, of 47 W. Wilson St., and Mahmood Abood, 22, of Uniontown.

- A barking dog was reported at 12:25 a.m. Sunday in the 900 block of West Ninth Street with the owner contacted. The dog was taken indoors for the night.

- No citations were issued after a vehicle/bicycle accident at 11:41 p.m. Saturday in the 600 block of Ohio Avenue. According to the report, Kevin Bell, 25, of 290 Ohio Ave., was riding his bicycle south on Ohio Avenue when a vehicle attempted to pull into a driveway, striking him and knocking him to the ground, damaging his bicycle. The report noted that the bicycle did not have any of the required lighted lights for a bicycle on the road at night and did not have front or rear reflectors. Bell suffered a minor injury to the palm of his hand and refused transport to the hospital. The driver of the vehicle, Shawn Shasteen, 37, of Ohio Avenue, said he did not see the bicycle, noting it had no lights. His vehicle sustained a minor scuff mark to the front bumper.

- A possible intoxicated driver was reported at 11:32 p.m. Saturday on East State Street in a gray Ford F-150 last seen pulling into the Circle K East parking lot. Officers saw the vehicle pull out of the lot and followed it for several blocks until it pulled into a driveway, with no violations observed.

- An intoxicated man was reported walking in the road on East Fourth Street at 11:15 p.m. Saturday, but was not found.

- Police responded to the rear of Salem Tire Service on East State Street at 10:54 p.m. Saturday for the rear overhead door being open. Two men were inside the garage working on a vehicle and the owner stopped by and said they had permission to be there.

- Mauricio Pachero Lopez, of 944 E. Fourth St., was cited for no operator's license and no headlights after a traffic stop at 10:38 p.m. Saturday.

- Police were called to the area of Penn Avenue and Walnut Street at 10:18 p.m. Saturday for a suspicious vehicle, but none was found. A resident said the vehicle had left and that a female on foot and a man on a bicycle had also left. Two females were approached and said they were not involved.

- A woman in the 300 block of Rose Avenue reported at 9:13 p.m. Saturday that she was receiving unwanted calls and texts from her ex-boyfriend. She was told her options after asking about a protection order. The man was contacted and told to cease contact with her.

- Police were called at 8:49 p.m. Saturday to Whinnery Road and Fairview Avenue for two people who appeared to be concealing rifles while walking into a field at the deadend of Whinnery Road. An adult male and a juvenile male were found with pellet guns in a field in Perry Township. Township police also responded and told them not to return. They were also told about the law against discharging firearms in the city.

- Norfolk Southern called city police and Perry Township police at 8:27 p.m. to the area of South Ellsworth Avenue and South Lincoln Avenue at the railroad tracks for a man standing on the tracks. No one was found.

- Loud persons were reported in the 1200 block of Carole Drive at 7:34 p.m. Saturday, but no one was found.

- An anonymous caller at 3:49 p.m. Saturday reported someone unknown damaged several solar lights in her driveway in the 1500 block of Cleveland Street.

- A driver identified as John Doe was charged with obstructing official business, a turn signal violation and failure to provide a license after a traffic stop at 1:55 p.m. Saturday in the 300 block of Highland Avenue. The driver gave no identification and no information to correctly or accurately identify himself. He was detained and charged as John Doe. Two different names the driver provided could not be confirmed. He was taken to the Columbiana County jail with no bond until he sees a judge and can provide satisfactory identification.


- Someone reported at 1:25 p.m. Saturday a domestic was occurring on Sherman Street. Police went to the home and learned the occupants were in a verbal disagreement and had already resolved the issue.

- A woman reported at 12:26 p.m. Sunday her neighbor was illegally parking in a handicap space in front of her home and was blocking the driveway.

- A man reported at 12:39 p.m. Sunday an elderly woman who appeared disoriented was trying to hitch hike in front of the Valley View gas station and he was concerned she was going to be hit by a vehicle.

- Scott Rudder, West Lincoln Way, reported at 1:25 a.m. Sunday his neighbor asked him for a plunger and became irate when he refused to give him one. Police went to the home and told the man if he did not have a plunger he should contact his landlord. Police then helped the man turn off the water to the toilet to stop it from overflowing onto the floor.



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