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July 16, 2013
Salem News


-Loud persons were reported at 1:55 a.m. Monday in the 400 block of East School Street where an officer spoke to people on a porch who didn't think they were being loud, but said they would go inside for the night.

- A caller at 1:45 a.m. Monday reported a suspicious person in a parking lot in the 700 block of East State Street who was not acting right and fled on foot when approached. Police were unable to locate the person.

- Loud persons were reported at 1:01 a.m. Monday in the area of Hawley Avenue and East Third Street where people found sitting around a fire were told to quiet down.

- An anonymous caller at 12:47 a.m. Monday reported a break-in at a residence in the 700 block of West State Street. The exterior was checked and appeared normal. An officer attempted to make contact at the residence, but nobody was home and neighbors reported not seeing anything unusual.

- Police responded at 12:38 a.m. Monday to the 200 block of West Wilson Street for a verbal dispute, finding no evidence of anything physical. The people involved said they would separate for the evening.

- Loud music was reported at 12:24 a.m. Monday in the 400 block of East School Street. Several people at a residence in the area said they would quiet down.

- Police were called for a dispute in progress at 11:21 p.m. Sunday to the 600 block of Fair Avenue where two female roommates had an argument and one of them broke several items of her own property out of frustration, but no violence or threats occurred. One said she was going elsewhere for the night.

- Police responded at 9:50 p.m. Sunday to the 200 block of South Union Avenue where a woman involved in a prior dispute was back at the residence causing a disturbance. Officers spoke with a man and woman and the woman was voluntarily gathering clothing to leave and they had an argument. Officers remained until family members arrived to transport the woman.

- A motorist reported a possible intoxicated driver at 9:39 p.m. Sunday on Second Street near South Lincoln Avenue. An officer got behind the vehicle on East State Street near Vine Avenue and followed it to a business in the 2800 block of East State Street and did not see any violations. The driver was contacted and did not appear impaired, but was told to be more careful while driving, to avoid complaints.

- A domestic was reported at 9:22 p.m. Sunday in the 200 block of South Broadway Avenue where a man had a verbal dispute with his live-in girlfriend. He was told his options.

- A victim reported at 8:58 p.m. Sunday that locks to two of his storage units at Salem Store Safe Storage units on Elm Avenue were cut off and multiple items were stolen from one of the units. Missing items included a lawn tractor with wagon and numerous tools and tool chests. Nothing appeared missing from the other unit. Police had been called to the units earlier in the day at 3:34 p.m. by a woman who said a man had cut off a lock on a storage unit, went inside the unit and put a new lock on the door. Nothing was found out of place at the time.

- Police contacted the fire department to place barricades in front of a semi tractor trailer found parked with its left side to the curb in the 800 block of South Broadway Avenue at 8:21 p.m. Sunday. The report said the truck was going to present a traffic hazard to southbound vehicles on Broadway after dark due to a lack of any reflective materials.

- Two women who live in the 600 block of East Sixth Street reported at 7:53 p.m. Sunday that a man they know has been calling them and coming to their house all day. They don't want contact and have asked him to stop numerous times. An officer contacted him and he denied contacting them.

- A suspicious vehicle was reported at 7:16 p.m. Sunday in the 300 block of West Wilson Street, but nothing suspicious was found.

- Police were called at 7:09 p.m. Sunday to the Walmart parking lot on East State Street for children left in a gold Oldsmobile, but none were found.

- Police were called at 6:59 p.m. Sunday for an open door and window at a church in the 500 block of East Pershing Street. The interior was checked and nothing appeared out of order. An officer pulled the door shut and it locked.

- A woman on South Howard Avenue called at 6:46 p.m. Sunday to report receiving harassing calls and text messages from a man whom she has asked to stop calling and texting. An officer will attempt to contact the suspect.

- Police responded to a business in the 900 block of Benton Road at 4:34 p.m. Sunday to check an open door. The interior was checked with assistance from Perry Township Police, with nothing appearing out of the ordinary. The door was secured.

-A person at 3:34 p.m. Sunday reported losing a wallet in the 2200 block of East State Street.

- A dog was reported left in a vehicle with the windows up in a parking lot in the 2800 block of East State Street at 1:51 p.m. Sunday. The vehicle was not found, but an employee of the business told an officer the vehicle had been there a short time earlier, and was secured and running with the air conditioning on.

- Police were called for a report of a person with a gun at 1:46 p.m. Sunday on East State Street and made contact with a man near Home Depot. He did not have a gun, but was determined to be suffering from mental health issues. Fire department first responders and EMT Ambulance responded and the man was voluntarily taken to the hospital.

- Police are investigating an alleged case of animal cruelty/neglect after being called at 12:54 p.m. Sunday to the 200 block of West Fifth Street for a deceased dog. The dog was found near a dog box in a back yard and had been estimated to have been dead at least two or three days. Officers gathered information at the scene and will forward information to the prosecutor's office to review for possible charges against the dog owner.


- Police were called at 3:34 p.m. Sunday in reference to motorcycles all over the roadway and driving slow in the area of Newgarden Avenue and state Route 45. An officer saw a group of motorcycles, but no traffic violations were observed.

- Marshella L. Richards, 42, of 818 Green Lane, East Liverpool, was taken into custody at a Prospect Street property at 11:41 a.m. Sunday on an active warrant for failure to appear.

- A woman at 11:39 p.m. Saturday reported unauthorized dumping at the trailer park in the 1300 block of West State Street and provided police with the registration for the vehicle. Police found that the person in question was also a renter of the trailer court's landlord and had permission to use the dumpster.

- While investigating a gunshots complaint at 9:30 p.m. Saturday, officers heard fireworks coming from the area of Depot Road and located a large party. The party-goers were told to stop discharging fireworks as Independence Day was over. They complied and disposed of the remainder of the fireworks.

- An Allen Drive resident reported shots fired at 9 p.m. Saturday and police determined a neighbor was shooting rabbits in his back yard. He was told to stop.

- Police were called at 8:06 p.m. Saturday to investigate a reported leak at the water tower for Salem located on Stewart Road. A Stewart Road resident said there were a few drops coming from the overflow pipe in the morning and when they checked it in the afternoon, there was a steady stream of water coming from the 4 to 6-inch pipe. Salem Police were notified to contact the water department. A water department spokesman said workers responded and fixed the problem.

- A Georgetown Road resident called police at 7:40 p.m. Saturday to report a 4-wheeler on the road westbound on Georgetown which turned south onto Cider Mill Road. The Columbiana County Sheriff's Office was told it was in Butler Township, but a Perry Township officer checked the Cider Mill Road section in the township and saw no 4-wheelers.

- Police responded to the 1400 block of Andrew Avenue for a report of trash being piled up near the road for a few weeks. No trash was seen near the road and only a few tires were near the residence. The property owner told police they were cleaning up around the residence and left the tires there until they could figure out what to do with them. They said they would be moved within the week.

- Police were called at 1:33 p.m. Saturday to the area of Elberon and Andrew avenues for a report of loud music, but found nothing.

- A suspicious male was reported walking around acting strangely in the area of Benton Road and Florida Avenue at 9:35 a.m. Saturday. Police found the man on U.S. Route 62/state Route 45, identified him and found no warrants. He said he was walking from Cincinnati to Youngstown and was told to stay off of the road to avoid being hit.

- A caller at 5:08 p.m. Friday reported dogs barking excessively at a Hartley Avenue residence. The township ordinance was explained to the resident and a copy of it was given to them with a warning. Four dogs could be heard barking inside the residence during contact with the person outside.

- A resident in the 1800 block of South Lincoln Avenue called at 4:21 p.m. Friday to report dogs barking excessively at the Columbiana County Humane Society on South Lincoln Avenue. An officer sat in the area but did not see any dogs outside in the kennels or hear any dogs barking.

- During a traffic stop on Butcher Road just off of Cunningham Road at 12:21 p.m. Friday, the vehicle operator, Tina Vaughn, of 38180 Old Route 344, Leetonia, was taken into custody on an active warrant out of the Columbiana County Sheriff's Officer for passing bad checks. She was transported to the county jail.


- A woman in the 400 block of Somer Street, reported at 3:48 p.m. Saturday that a vehicle was egged on her property.

- A man in the 700 block of Cherry Fork Avenue, reported at 1:59 p.m. Saturday that his mailbox was egged overnight.

- A man called at 10:36 a.m. Saturday to report a break-in overnight at a residence in the 400 block of Cherry Fork Avenue.

- Officers were called at 9:12 p.m. Friday to remove a male from a residence in the 100 block of Chestnut Street.

- An anonymous caller at 5:43 p.m. Friday reported a garbage complaint in the 100 block of High Street.

- A man in the 400 block of Honey Lane, reported vandalism to a vehicle at 5:15 p.m. Friday.

- An officer at 6:48 p.m. Thursday investigated a complaint of objectionable music being played loudly in the 300 block of Waddell Street.


- A Maple Street Extension woman reported at 5:39 a.m. Monday there was a gray truck parked outside and a male yelling racial slurs for an extended period. Police arrived but did not find any vehicle around.

- Amy Haines, East Lincoln Way, called for an officer at 9:24 p.m. Sunday to report getting into an argument with her brother, so she gathered her belongings and left. Police then went to a home on East Chestnut Street and spoke to her brother, Adam Dopp, who was taken into custody on an unrelated arrest warrant out of Columbiana County courts.

- A caller complained about vulgar language being used by people playing basketball next to the community swimming pool at 7:44 p.m. Sunday.



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