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July 3, 2013
Salem News


- An anonymous caller at 10:40 a.m. Tuesday reported a reckless rusted-out black S-10 pickup driving east on Seventh Street peeling tires and leaving black marks on the road. The vehicle was coming off of North Ellsworth Avenue passing the caller's residence going at least 50 to 60 mph. The report said the resident yelled at the operator who stopped at the intersection of Superior and drove backwards peeling tires and used obscenities towards him, then peeled tires again up Seventh Street. He could not be located.

- A concerned citizen at 9:59 a.m. Tuesday reported a possible intoxicated driver in a white Dodge truck that left Circle K East heading east on State Street. The citizen continued giving dispatch the location of the truck until officers could arrive. The truck was found at Salem Walmart with the male driver sleeping behind the wheel with the ignition off and the driver side window down even though it was raining lightly. An officer woke up the driver and identified him and did not detect any alcohol on him. A relative arrived and was permitted to give him a ride home. The vehicle was to be picked up later.

- Chief J.T. Panezott and Lt. Don Beeson responded at 9:29 a.m. Tuesday to the Side Door Lounge in regard to an ongoing issue of people throwing full beverage containers over the fence between the Side Door and Fernangle's Tavern. Both parties were told to control their customers.

- Officers at 2:30 a.m. Tuesday saw a person walking on East Pershing Street and South Broadway who appeared to be having a difficult time maintaining balance. He was discovered to be voluntarily intoxicated and identified as a 16-year-old Salem juvenile, then placed into custody for delinquency/unruly, processed and released to his mother. The case will be referred to the juvenile officer.

- Police were called at 10:36 p.m. Monday to the 1400 block of Allen Road for a suspicious person, but could not locate anyone.

- A woman from North Lincoln Avenue came to the police station at 10:11 p.m. Monday to report being harassed by a female known to her. She was told her options.

- A loud bang was reported at 9:50 p.m. Monday in the 400 block of Franklin, with residents outside reporting the noise sounded like a firework coming from a nearby alley. Nothing was heard, but a short time later, an officer returned after hearing additional fireworks. Nothing was found.

- Police were called at 9:21 p.m. Monday for an irate patient at Salem Community Hospital, spoke to staff and attempted to calm the man down. Officers assisted staff in restraining him.

- Police were called at 9:05 p.m. Monday to the 300 block of Sharp Avenue where a female homeowner said she's in the middle of a divorce with her husband and they were arguing. Another woman who called police said the male kicked a bag containing a tarp and hit her in the leg. He was in the process of moving out and said nothing physical happened. All parties were told their options and to remain calm for the evening.

- Pamela Benner, 32, of 442 Washington Ave., was cited with a minor misdemeanor for dog at large after an officer on patrol at 8:21 p.m. Monday saw a dog at large in the front yard of a residence near the 300 block. He was familiar with the dog due to an earlier call in his shift about a dog at large when a warning tag had been left for the owner. The resident retrieved the dog from the neighbor's yard and was cited for the dog at large charge.

- Police responded to Salem Community Hospital at the request of the Columbiana County Sheriff's Office at 7:56 p.m. Monday to check for a man with an active warrant. He was located and an officer stood by with him until a deputy arrived.

- Loud music was reported at 7:44 p.m. Monday in the 1300 block of Cleveland Street where some adults were found consuming alcohol, but the music was not deemed loud enough to enforce the noise ordinance.

- A representative of Walmart, 2875 E. State St., came to the police station at 7 p.m. Monday to report a theft by a known male that occurred at the business. The case was related to an ongoing investigation being handled by another officer, so the new information was given to that officer for followup and additional charges.

- A representative of Walmart, 2875 E. State St., responded to the police station at 6:57 p.m. with surveillance video and written statements regarding a known woman trespassing at the business after previously being served with a trespass notice and told not to return to the business or any branch of the business. Information was gathered for charges of criminal trespass.

- A man in Centennial Park at 6:45 p.m. Monday showed officers several places in the park where there was fresh graffiti. Officers spoke with several witnesses who provided the name of a suspect, but the suspect could not be found. Information was forwarded to the juvenile officer.

- Police were called at 6:15 p.m. Monday to the area of West School Street for a crashed stolen vehicle described as a Dodge truck that the caller was standing beside. The areas of West and East School Street were checked, but neither the vehicle nor the caller were found.

- A man in the 1600 block of South Lincoln Avenue reported at 4:24 p.m. Monday that his adult son took one of his checks and cashed it without permission. He was told his options.

- Police were called at 3:26 p.m. Monday to the 900 block of North Ellsworth Avenue where a man reported someone forced entry into his garage without his permission and took a tool box.

- Kayla Clingerman, 26, and Cory Haueter, 26, both of North Lima, were each charged with domestic violence after police were called to a parking lot at North Ellsworth Avenue and Eighth Street at 3:18 p.m. Monday for a disturbance. The Ohio State Highway Patrol reported the incident after a trooper was flagged down by a motorist who reported a fight between a male and female with a white truck. The motorist left without leaving a name. Police learned the couple had an argument which elevated into a physical altercation and the trooper had to separate them, alleging they had been pushing each other and throwing punches at each other. They each refused medical attention, with nobody injured. Some needles and syringes were seen in the woman's purse and she was charged with an additional count for possession of drug paraphernalia.


- Burger King employees requested at 2:10 a.m. Monday police stand by while they left the business because a suspicious man was walking around the parking lot.

- The Street Department requested at 6:34 a.m. Monday an officer stand by while they painted South Main Street.

- Someone reported at 7 a.m. Monday a man was laying on state Route 14 between state Routes 7 and 170. Police checked the area but did not see the man.

- Someone reported at 7:12 a.m. Monday two young boys with just pajama bottoms were walking on South Main Street. Police found the boys and took them to their home.

- A Boardman woman reported at 11:34 a.m. Monday a vehicle was vandalized while parked on Duquesne.

- A Pueblo Lane man reported at 6:12 p.m. Monday he was receiving harassing text messages from someone he knows.

- A New Castle, Pa., woman reported at 8 p.m. Monday she was having problems with her ex-husband regarding the return of their children.


- An East Washington Street woman reported at 9:27 p.m. Monday her children had problems with the neighbor children earlier in the day, and now the neighbor children's father was threatening her and her husband. Police arrived and spoke with the children, who gave conflicting accounts, and both parties just wanted the other to stay from them, which they agreed to do.

- A man who was checking on a vehicle in the Family Recovery Center parking lot saw a syringe in a vehicle with four people inside at 8:11 p.m. Monday. Police spoke with the people in the vehicle, who denied having any syringe. They let the officer check the vehicle, and no drugs were found.

- Angie from Cherished Children day care reported someone was setting off fireworks near the building at 1 p.m. Monday.



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