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July 18, 2013
Salem News


- USA Concrete reported at 10:15 a.m. Tuesday someone was dumping on their property. Police warned someone from Flesher Construction to stop.

- Connie Witt reported at 12:37 p.m. Tuesday a former client who was not to be around her was standing beside her at the cash register at Sparkle. Shortly after she told police the person left the store.

- A man reported at 12:47 p.m. Tuesday a suspicious man was sitting in a vehicle in front of his house. Police spoke with the man and found he was sitting there to eat his lunch.

- A Warrick-Kumer employee reported at 2:41 p.m. Tuesday a family was getting out of control. Police went to the funeral on North Main Street but the group had left.

- Gary A. Skeens, 58, state Route 14, Columbiana, was stopped northbound on state Route 7 at the state Route 14 intersection and backed into Thompas A. Shipka, 70, Youngstown. Skeens was cited for improper backing.

- Connie Witt reported telephone harassment at 3:41 p.m. Tuesday.

- A woman at the Dutch Village Inn reported at 7:33 p.m. Tuesday two men walked from McDonald's to the inn with beer cans. Police went to the inn but the men were gone.


- A clerk at Smith Oil reported a motorist drove off without paying for $66 in gas at 6:49 p.m. Tuesday although she paid for other items. The license plate of the SUV is registered to a Lisbon area woman.

- A West High Street man reported Tuesday being threatened by a contractor he hired to perform some work. He said he paid the contractor but he has yet to complete the work.

- A Stookesberry Road woman reported Tuesday her grandson's $149 Droid cell phone was stolen from the Sadie Van Fossan swimming pool.


- A resident on East Pidgeon Road reported at 11:31 p.m. Tuesday that a suspicious vehicle was parked in his driveway for 30 minutes. An officer contacted the occupants and learned the vehicle was not running right and they pulled into the drive to get off of the road. The vehicle started while the officer was there and appeared to be running fine when the people left.

- Christopher Irwin, 33, of 132 Sherman St., Lisbon, was charged with non-compliance suspension after a traffic stop at 5:58 p.m. Tuesday on South Lincoln Avenue at Highland Creek. A warrant was also found for Irwin out of Florida for assault/domestic, but when contacted, the Florida agency did not want him at that time. The vehicle was towed and he walked from the scene.

- Police responded to the 400 block of West Pidgeon Road for a welfare check at 1:27 p.m. Tuesday after a concerned neighbor could not make contact with the next-door neighbor. Officers made contact with the homeowner who had been sleeping due to working the midnight shift.


- A man reported at 10:42 a.m. Wednesday that he lost a key near Egypt Road and placed an ad in the newspaper for a reward and told anyone who finds it to turn the key over to the Salem Police Department. An officer told him his information will be given to the person so they can collect.

- A school employee operating a mower at Reilly Stadium attempted to mow around a pickup parked on the grass area on the west side south of the ticket booth at 9:10 a.m. Wednesday and struck the right side tail gate area of the 2012 Ford TK Super Duty truck owned by Richard Wettstein, causing minor damage. No injuries were reported.

-Police were called at 8:52 a.m. Wednesday to the 400 block of South Broadway Avenue for a suspicious vehicle complaint which turned out to be a parking complaint. The caller said the black Ford Escape had not been moved in a week. A warning tag was placed on the vehicle to have it moved within 48 hours.

- An anonymous caller at 8:04 a.m. Wednesday reported a barking dog in the 1300 block of South Lincoln Avenue. The dog was located in a back yard, but no one was home so a warning tag was placed on the front door.

-Ray Woods, of the 300 block of West Fourth Street, called at 8:02 a.m. Wednesday for a neighbor dispute. A neighbor was accusing him of stealing wood off of a wood pile. The matter was resolved after police spoke with all parties. A previous report said Darrell Jackson, of the 300 block of West Fifth Street, called at 4:26 p.m. Tuesday to report a resident on Fourth Street was stealing his firewood for bonfires. The other resident had been contacted and told not to take any more wood.

- An officer on patrol at 6:33 a.m. Wednesday in the 200 block of South Howard Avenue saw a motorcycle parked on the sidewalk and gave the owner a verbal warning. The motorcycle was moved.

- Police were called at 3:13 a.m. Wednesday for suspicious people on the playground at First Presbyterian Church on East Second Street where a male and female were found. The 15-year-old girl was charged with being unruly, processed at the police station and released to her mother. Her case will be turned over to the juvenile division. The 20-year-old male was sent on his way.

- A woman in the 400 block of West State Street reported at 12:36 a.m. Wednesday that her 15-year-old son left between 4 and 5 p.m. Tuesday and he has not returned. She said they had an argument and he gathered some belongings and left. A report was filled out and he was entered into the law enforcement data base as a missing person/juvenile.

- A caller at 11:17 p.m. Tuesday reported possible trespassing at a residence in the 500 block of East Third Street, but police found it secure with no trespassers.

- Police were called to Sugartree Alley behind Dollar General at 10:08 p.m. Tuesday for a dumpster overturned. Two smaller trash cans were also overturned. An officer and the person who called were able to stand the dumpsters back up and clear the alley.

- A vehicle was reported blocking the road at Rose Avenue and East Fourth Street where an officer contacted the owner to move it.

- A minibike was reported being ridden in the street at 7:46 p.m. Tuesday on East Third Street. No violations were seen.

- A woman on Lexington Avenue reported at 7:41 p.m. Tuesday that her mother-in-law was harassing her by telephone and her mother-in-law's boyfriend was calling her landlord and saying untrue things about her. She was told her options.

- A caller at 6:39 p.m. Tuesday reported a minibike being ridden up and down the sidewalk on South Union Avenue at Maple Street. An officer spoke to the owner and told him to ride it in the yard, not on the sidewalks.

- A woman in the 700 block of South Lundy Avenue reported at 6:33 p.m. Tuesday that she was receiving unwanted phone calls from people known to her.

- Regina McDonald, of the 500 block of Continental Drive, reported at 6:11 p.m. Tuesday that someone took the rear license plate from her vehicle.

- Police were called at 1:18 p.m. Tuesday to the 700 block of East Fourth Street for a complaint of dogs running loose who broke a fence. The caller also said the neighbor put up a fence and attached it to her fence without permission. An officer responded and could see where the dogs dug up underneath the fence and broken clips were in the yard from the fence. The officer consulted a city housing inspector regarding the fence. The woman also reported the people had six dogs, with two older dogs and four puppies. The fence and damage were considered civil matters, with a warning tag left regarding the dogs at large.



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