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July 2, 2013
Salem News


- An Oakwood Street, Beloit, resident reported at 9:05 a.m. June 11 that she had been receiving unwanted Facebook messages from a woman she knows.

- Police responded to a Fifth Street, Beloit, residence at 7:32 p.m. June 12 where a woman reported her boyfriend and brother-in-law were arguing due to both being intoxicated.

- A Washingtonville Road resident reported at 7:40 p.m. June 13 that a vehicle dealership had contacted him regarding possibly purchasing a new vehicle and had his personal information.

- A 10000 block South Range Road resident reported at 3:04 a.m. June 15 that someone had stolen several heat guns that were used for welding plastics.

- Police responded to a burglary report in the 18000 block of Fifth Street, Beloit, at 3:37 p.m. June 16.

- Police responded to a theft report in the 17000 block of First Street, Beloit, at 4:30 p.m. June 16.

- Police responded to an assault report at the Sharon Lynn Girls Home at 8:49 p.m. June 16.

- Aaron J. Baker, 39, 10286 state Route 45, Salem, was arrested at 5:29 p.m. June 18 on an active warrant out of the Austintown Police Department.

- Police responded to the Beloit Village Park at 11:15 a.m. June 19 where someone had carved x's through the names of donated plaques.

- Police responded to a breaking and entering report in the 17000 block of First Street, Beloit, at 4 p.m. June 19.

- Katrina G. Salyers, 18395 Fifth St., Beloit, was arrested at 1:15 p.m. June 20 on a bench warrant out of Mahoning County Court No. 3.

- A 5000 block Western Reserve Road resident reported at 4 p.m. June 20 that someone had poured maple syrup into the engines of three of his vehicles.

- Shirley J. Watkins, 82, 12205 Goshen Road, Salem, was cited for failure to control following a one-vehicle crash in Goshen Township at 6:55 p.m. June 21 in which she was westbound on state Route 165 and allegedly swerved to miss another vehicle while pulling into the intersection at state Route 534, striking a stop sign. No injuries were reported.

- Police responded to the 10000 block of state Route 165 at 10 p.m. June 21 where a man reported someone had broken into his office and stolen a 30-inch flat screen television.

- Police responded to the Quaker City Motorsports Park at 3 a.m. June 22 where someone had driven through the secured east gate, causing $5,000 in damage.

- David G. McMurray, Austintown, was arrested for driving under suspension and drug paraphernalia following a traffic stop for loud exhaust.

- A Calla Road resident reported bad checks at 10:23 a.m. June 22.

- Police responded to the Sharon Lynn Girls Home at 9:21 p.m. June 22 where a juvenile female reported another female had struck her in the head following a verbal argument.

- Paula L. Shivers, 53, 1520 Quaker Lane, Salem, was cited for failure to control following a one-vehicle crash in Goshen Township at 2:10 p.m. Sunday in which she was southwestbound in the 16000 block of state Route 14 and allegedly traveled off the west side of the roadway into a ditch. No injury was reported.


- A South Main Street resident reported at 4:42 a.m. Sunday neighbors were being loud. Police advised the residents of the complaint.

- A Seventh Street woman reported at 3:55 p.m. Sunday a vicious dog chased her into her house. Police warned the dog's owner about allowing the dog to be at-large.

- Someone reported at 8:27 p.m. Sunday someone was possibly intoxicated and driving eastbound on state Route 14.

- A 17-year-old boy was cited for tobacco possession following a traffic stop on state Route 164 at 12:44 a.m. Saturday on state Route 164. He was also warned for equipment and curfew violation. His two passengers were also warned for curfew violation.

- A man reported at 2:12 a.m. Saturday he was in Circle K for an extended period of time waiting to pay for something and a clerk never came to the counter. Police found the clerk who said he had been in the back of the store.

- Someone reported at 2:23 a.m. Saturday an old door was lying on the sidewalk along Pittsburgh Street. Police checked the area for any vandalism.

- A Fairfield School Road man reported at 2:51 a.m. Saturday someone was knocking on his door. Police found an elderly man who appeared disoriented and took him to the hospital.

- A South Main resident reported at 1:10 p.m. Saturday someone was shooting off fireworks on the south end of town. Police checked and determined the sound was coming from outside the city.

- A North Main woman reported at 6:25 p.m. Saturday she smelled what may be marijuana in the area. Police checked the area but did not see or smell any marijuana.

- David Barnhart was arrested for criminal trespassing at 8:19 p.m. Saturday on South Main.

- A man reported at 9:29 p.m. Saturday there were fireworks going off in the area of West Park and Cross.

- A Richards Street woman reported at 10:18 p.m. Saturday her 10-year-old granddaughter went missing. Police discovered the child was with her mother.

- Amy Angel Fickes, 63, Columbiana-Canfield Road, was southbound on state Route 164 and attempting to turn into the McDonald's parking lot and was struck by John E. Lundberg, 57, Brenda Lane. No citations were issued.

- Fernand Verner II was issued a solicitor's permit at 12:39 p.m. Friday.

- Someone reported at 3:58 p.m. Friday someone was driving erratically southbound on state Route 46. Police found the vehicle and spoke with the driver who said they had just had their eyes dilated and having trouble seeing.

- A Fairfield Avenue resident reported at 2:55 p.m. Thursday someone was going inside a vacant home nearby. Police found a crew working for the bank who foreclosed on the home was making renovations.

- A Windjammer Drive man reported at 4:30 p.m. Thursday his ex-girlfriend showed up at his home at 2:40 a.m. with a baseball bat.

- Someone reported at 5:29 p.m. Thursday a group of girls were involved in a physical altercation at the Firestone Park pool. No charges were filed


- An officer on patrol saw an open garage door at the former R & S Drilling building on West Washington Street just before midnight Sunday. About the same time the officer noticed a man walking toward him but then turn south on South Market Street and west on Maple Street, except he began walking through alleys and yards. The officer caught up with the man, who said he was walking home after hanging out with his friends at Pondi's restaurant. The officer found this odd because Pondi's is closed on Sundays. The officer then returned to the R & S building and found no one inside and secured the door. He also advised the keyholder to contact the police department if anything was missing.

-Police were called to the Steel Trolley Diner at 11 p.m. Sunday in regard to a group of people causing problems, throwing food and cursing. Police arrived and detained Carol and Tracy Gilmore as they were attempting to leave. Both appeared intoxicated and police asked what was the problem, and Carol said Tracy likes to look at blondes. Diner staff said Carol threw food at their server and was swearing at customers. Carol ended up being charged with disorderly conduct/public intoxication.

-A fireworks complaint in the area of Lincoln Way and McKinley Avenue was received at 9 p.m. Sunday. Police checked the area but did not hear or see anyone setting off fireworks.

- Another resident also called at 9 p.m. Sunday about someone shooting off fireworks from the vicinity of Heim Sheet Metal on East Chestnut Street. Police came across two people setting off bottle rockets and they were advised to cease, which they did.


- Township police assisted Salem Police at 3:57 a.m. Monday on a warrant arrest in the township on Prospect Street. Christopher Bosworth was found in the township by Salem Police, transported by township officers and turned over to a deputy with the Columbiana County Sheriff's Office.

- Police were called at 1:02 a.m. Monday to the 1800 block of South Lincoln Avenue for a possible underage drinking party, but found the residence quiet. The homeowner said there was no party, with police finding no juveniles while checking the residence.

- Both township and Salem Police searched the area of State Street and Ellsworth Avenue at 6:11 p.m. Sunday searching for a vehicle after a township officer noticed the license plates were reported stolen. The vehicle was not found.

- Police responded to several complaints of an ATV driving on Andrew Avenue, but searched the area and did not find an ATV.

- Julia Cutlip, 23, of Canton, was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and taken to the Columbiana County jail to await arraignment Monday after police became aware at 1:32 p.m. Sunday that she was being released from Salem Community Hospital. Police first encountered Cutlip after being flagged down by a West Perry Street resident at 10:42 a.m. Friday in reference to an unknown woman who entered the residence and ran off leaving behind a purse and clothing when confronted. She was found walking in the 400 block of Georgetown Road and identified as Cutlip, whom an officer said appeared to be having hallucinations and appeared to be under the influence of drugs. While waiting for an ambulance to transport her to the hospital, police located several items used for ingesting drugs of abuse. The report said police also located what appeared to be a white powder substance that field tested as possible heroin, cocaine and amphetamines. She was taken to the hospital with charges pending.

- A resident on East 11th Street reported at 10:39 a.m. Sunday that he was called by a male from Jamaica requesting personal information and when he refused, the male became upset and started yelling at him. The male caller called again while police were there and an officer spoke with him and told him not to contact the resident again or charges would be filed and the male caller hung up. The resident was told to contact his phone provider to have the number blocked.

- The Mahoning County Sheriff's Office called at 3:24 a.m. Sunday and asked township police to make contact with a Goshen Road resident to see if he knew the location of his vehicle, which they found on state Route 534 in Berlin Township sitting in the middle of the road. The vehicle appeared wrecked. Police spoke with the man's wife who said she didn't know where he was and that he was not answering his cell phone. The information was passed on to the MCSO.

- Police were called at 12:02 a.m. Sunday to check on the well-being of a woman who had made statements that concerned the caller. She was found in the city and said she did not intend to harm herself.

- Township police and Salem Police responded to the end of Whinnery Road for a report at 8:52 p.m. Saturday of two people walking back into the field with long rifles. Officers found the weapons to be air soft guns and a BB gun. They were told they were on private property and to get permission to be there next time.

- Police were called to the area of South Lincoln Avenue at the railroad tracks for a report of a juvenile walking on the tracks at 8:27 p.m. Saturday. Township officers and Salem Police checked from South Lincoln Avenue to South Ellsworth Avenue with no one found.

- Township police responded to the area of Highland Avenue and Third Street at 3:05 p.m. Saturday to assist Salem Police in identifying a person, standing by until the issue was resolved.

- An officer on patrol at 1:06 a.m. Saturday saw an occupied vehicle at the intersection of Egypt Road and East Pine Lake Road. Neither occupant had a valid driver's license and the registered owner responded to take charge of the vehicle.

- Police were called at 10:04 p.m. Friday to check the parking lot and employee entrance of Blossom Nursing Center for a man with a ball cap driving a black pickup who attempted to enter the business through an employee entrance twice. Police checked the area and spoke to an employee outside who said the incident occurred around 8 p.m. and police were not called until 10 p.m.

- Police were contacted by the Ohio State Highway Patrol at 9:55 p.m. Friday to check the area of Depot Road for a possible intoxicated driver traveling north in a white pickup from state Route 172. The vehicle was not located.

- Police were called at 5:13 p.m. Friday regarding a concerned citizen calling about a small juvenile who appeared to be in distress near the intersection of U.S. Route 62 and Country Club Lane. No child was found and neighbors were questioned with no results. Security at the Salem Country Club was checked, but had nothing to report.

- A caller at 2:47 p.m. Friday reported a reckless operator in a semi tractor trailer traveling west on West State Street and turning south onto state Route 45. The caller said the vehicle kept locking up the trailer brakes. The vehicle wasn't found.

- A juvenile bicyclist was reported riding in and out of traffic on U.S. Route 62 from the parking lot of Redex at 2:38 p.m. Friday.


- Edward Scott, 66, of 67 Howard St., Columbiana, was cited for expired registration and no operator's license after a traffic stop at noon Monday on South Union Avenue. An officer on patrol noticed a vehicle in a no parking zone on Washington Avenue, then saw the vehicle pull into the Century House parking lot and come back out onto Washington. The license plate appeared to be expired and the windshield cracked. After the traffic stop, it was confirmed the California license plate expired in 2004.

- Police were called at 4:10 a.m. Monday for a suspicious vehicle on South Madison Avenue. The vehicle was located unoccupied, the registration checked out and everything appeared normal.

- City police assisted Perry Township with a person who had an outstanding warrant from Columbiana County in the 900 block of Prospect Street at 3:55 a.m. Monday.

- An officer on patrol at 2:30 a.m. Monday saw a vehicle parked in Kelley Park on Prospect Street when the park was closed and made contact with the occupants, finding a passenger with an open container of alcohol. Christopher Bosworth, 26, of New Brighton, Pa., was cited for a minor misdemeanor for open container.

- Police were called at 1:35 a.m. Monday to Centennial Park for a report of possible damage to an archway in the park. The archway was checked and no damage was found.

- A resident in the 300 block of North Ellsworth Avenue reported at 10:33 p.m. Sunday that two males threw an egg at his front door and fled. One was described as tall and thin and officers checked the area, but did not find them. Some people on a porch told police they saw two people run through an alley, but didn't know them.

- Police were called to the area of East Fourth Street and North Lincoln Avenue for a report of possible shots fired at 10:21 p.m. Sunday, but talked with multiple residents who were outside and said it sounded like fireworks coming from Sixth and Seventh streets. Officers noticed a smell of burnt sulfur in the air near Fifth, but could not locate the source.

- An officer was flagged down in the area of Highland Avenue and East State Street at 10:11 p.m. Sunday for a possible intoxicated woman walking in the road on Highland, but no one was found.

- Police were called at 7:57 p.m. Sunday to Briargate Apartments off of Southeast Boulevard for a neighbor dispute. People said they had an argument over the way their children play together. They were told to calm down and discuss the matter.

-A caller at 7:56 p.m. Sunday in the area of East State Street and Washington Avenue reported a suspicious man carrying a black bag. The caller said the man told him he found the bag which contained a bunch of video games. The man was located on East State Street and said the bag belonged to him and it contained a personal tool of his with attachments, which was confirmed by officers.

- An alarm was reported at 7:02 p.m. Sunday in the 1000 block of North Ellsworth Avenue for a closed business. The exterior was found secure.

- Officers searched at 6:16 p.m. Sunday for a black vehicle traveling north on Ellsworth Avenue which Perry Township Police officers said had a license plate which was reported stolen. The vehicle was not found.

- Police were called at 5:52 p.m. Sunday to Centennial Park near the ball fields/soccer field for a report of an ATV being ridden in the park. An officer spoke to a South Union Avenue resident with an ATV in the back yard and he said he was riding on his own property beside the park.

- An officer responded to South Ellsworth Avenue near Franklin Street for a report at 5:20 p.m. Sunday of an injured bird in the road. The bird appeared to be fine but would not fly away, so the officer moved the bird to some landscaping off of the road.

- An officer on patrol at 5:17 p.m. Sunday saw a vehicle being operated recklessly in the 2000 block of East State Street and then located the vehicle in the emergency department parking lot at Salem Community Hospital, learning there had been a medical emergency.

- A wallet was found in Centennial Park near the pool at 4:46 p.m. Sunday and taken to the police station where the owner retrieved it.

- Police responded at 4:05 p.m. Sunday to the 100 block of Woodland Avenue for the theft of a canine. Upon arrival, the resident said a family member had just brought the dog back. The family member said the dog had been outside so she took it. She was told she's not allowed to take someone else's property and to leave since she didn't live there.



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