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July 22, 2013
Salem News


- A woman came to the police station at 6:19 a.m. Sunday to speak to an officer about a custody situation. She and her husband are separated and both have protection orders barring contact with each other and she requested to know if she could go to his residence to check on their children. An officer said he could not give her permission to violate a court-issued protection order. When asked how she could get her children back, she was told to petition the court.

- A man identified only as John Doe was charged with disorderly conduct persisting and taken to the Columbiana County jail after police responded at 5:35 a.m. Sunday to the intersection of North Ellsworth Avenue and East Seventh Street for a man sleeping under a tree in a yard. An officer woke up the person, who appeared to be intoxicated. He did not speak English and could not provide proper identification.

- A domestic was reported at 5:04 a.m. Sunday in the 800 block of West Pershing Street near Dodge Drive, but police were unable to locate the disturbance after checking several residences.

- An officer on patrol at Centennial Park off of Maple Street at 3:03 a.m. Sunday saw three females in the pavilion off of Maple Street after the park closing time of midnight. One was 13 years old and the other two were each 14 years old, with all three from Sebring. They were taken into custody for unruly offenses and released to parent/guardians. The cases will be forwarded to the juvenile division.

- A woman in the 1200 block of Jefferson Avenue called at 3:01 a.m. Sunday to request removal of a person who lived at the residence. She was told the officer could not make the person leave since they lived there and was told her options.

- Police checked around American Standard in the Newgarden Avenue/Prospect Street area for a possible gunshot at 2:13 a.m. Sunday, but did not hear anything.

-Brad K. Pittman, 36, of 241 Vine Ave. Apt. 3, was charged with obstruction of official business after police were called at 12:35 a.m. Sunday to the area of North Ellsworth Avenue and East Eighth Street for a possible intoxicated man dressed in dark clothing, carrying a knife and swinging it around at trees. A man matching the description and identified as Pittman was found walking on Ellsworth near 12th Street. He was charged after he denied carrying a knife and officers found a knife with a black handle and chrome blade lying in the grass next to where he was standing. Witnesses positively identified him as the person they saw carrying the knife. He was taken to the Columbiana County jail.

- Police were called at 12:13 a.m. Sunday to a domestic in the 800 block of West Pershing Street and learned there was just a verbal dispute with no physical violence. The couple was told to quiet down.

- A domestic was reported at 10:43 p.m. Saturday in the 200 block of West 16th Street where two people were involved in a verbal dispute, with no signs of physical violence. They were told to stay away from each other for the rest of the night and the man was given a ride to another location.

- A possible intoxicated driver was reported at 10:25 p.m. Saturday in the 1000 block of North Lincoln Avenue. The vehicle was found on East Pershing Street and the driver was having allergy issues.

- A woman in the 100 block of East Fourth Street reported at 10:18 p.m. Saturday that she was having problems with her adult son and called police to have him removed. He left before officers arrived and she was told her options. He could not be found.

- A man from West Pershing Street reported at 10:15 p.m. Saturday that his juvenile daughter was not where she was supposed to be and he was reporting her missing. While doing the report, he received a phone call and said she was found at her grandmother's house.

- An anonymous caller at 9:53 p.m. Saturday reported a possible intoxicated driver in the 1400 block of North Lincoln Avenue. The vehicle was found in the 900 block and the driver said she was tired. Officers told her to be more careful.

- A man flagged down an officer in Centennial Park at 9:36 p.m. Saturday that he had forgotten his cell phone and returned shortly after to find it was gone.

- A woman in the 500 block of North Ellsworth Avenue reported at 8:47 p.m. Saturday that her landlord entered her house with no notification and was calling her names and accusing her of things that are not true. Police will attempt to contact the landlord. The woman was told to review her rental agreement and that some of her complaints were civil in nature.

- A woman came to the police station at 3:37 p.m. Saturday to turn in a mail carrier bag from the United States Postal Service found lying in the street in the area of South Ellsworth Avenue and East Pershing Street. An officer took the bag to the post office and gave it to one of the carriers.

- Ed Little, of the 900 block of South Lundy Avenue, reported at 12:07 p.m. Saturday that someone broke out the rear window of his vehicle while it was parked on the street. A large rock was found inside the vehicle on the floor.

- A Washington Avenue resident reported at 11:29 a.m. Saturday that her neighbor's dog was loose again. Officers arrived and were told the owner was out looking for the dog after it got away from her. She was located walking the dog back on a leash and said she immediately went after it when it got away from her.

- A Minerva man came to the station at 10:39 a.m. Saturday to report his son was using his license plates but he has since transferred the vehicle to his son's name and now the son is refusing to return his license plates. Officers attempted contact at a Broadway Avenue property, but nobody was there.

- Police responded at 10:05 a.m. Saturday to the 1500 block of Southeast Boulevard for a report of a suspicious person. The person was located and said everything was okay.

- Patricia Gray, of Stewart Road, reported at 9:42 a.m. Saturday that her vehicle was damaged while parked at Walmart on State Street. There was a dent in the right rear roof post next to the rear window.

- Police were told at 9:08 a.m. Saturday that a residence on Cherry Street was vacant and people were seen going into the residence recently. Officers found the door hanging open, with notices posted on the door and lying on the garage floor from banking institutions, the city of Salem and the Columbiana County Sheriff's Office dating back to 2009. The residence was empty, but someone had removed all of the copper plumbing and electrical wiring.

- John Skinner, of Cherry Street, reported at 8:48 a.m. Saturday that someone broke out the tail light of his vehicle parked in his back driveway. A large rock was found near the vehicle.

- Lindsay Eglie, 22, of Minerva, was cited for a red light violation after the southbound vehicle she was driving on South Lincoln Avenue failed to stop for a red traffic light at Franklin and struck a westbound vehicle driven by Angela Beck, 35, of South Union Avenue, who had the green light on Franklin. No injuries were reported.


- An employee of Smith Oil reported Saturday night hearing a man yelling across the street from the store. No other details were reported.

-A Mattix Road mother called Saturday to report her daughter was at her father's house and was being unruly.

- A caller reported Saturday night two girls were fighting in the Night Court parking lot, with one girl dragging the other by her hair into the street.



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