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August 6, 2013
Salem News


- Police were called at 9:39 a.m. Monday to the 900 block of Liberty Street to talk with a resident about an ongoing matter with a relative. Options were given and the resident was told to call police if and when the person returns.

- An officer responded to the 2000 block of Southeast Boulevard for a request at 7:12 a.m. Monday to speak with an officer. It was regarding a civil matter and the person was given options. Police had been called at 2:41 a.m. Monday by the same person asking to speak with an officer regarding a family member. He had been told his options.

- A caller at 12:56 a.m. Monday reported a suspicious person looking into vehicles in the 500 block of East Fourth Street. Nobody was found.

- Police were called at 10:49 p.m. Sunday to the 100 block of West Pershing Street for a report of a fight in progress and found a large group of people yelling and arguing. Officers had to physically push several people back and determined one person involved had walked into his neighbor's house uninvited and then reportedly struck a female. Officers warned one person involved to calm down and cease his actions several times, but he allegedly refused. David L. Pastore, of 350 Union St., Washingtonville, was charged with disorderly conduct and released on his own recognizance. All involved were asked to fill out written statements at the police station.

- A fight was reported at 8:18 p.m. Sunday in the area of West Wilson Street and South Ellsworth Avenue where both parties said there was an argument and some pushing, but no injuries. Nobody wanted to pursue charges and both were told to go their separate ways.

- A caller at 7:15 p.m. Sunday reported limbs in the road in the 800 block of North Ellsworth Avenue, but no limbs were found on city-owned property.

- An anonymous person came to the police station at 6:51 p.m. Sunday to speak with an officer about illegal drug activity in the city. The information will be given to the Columbiana County Drug Task Force.

- Police were called at 6:10 p.m. Sunday to the 600 block of East Sixth Street for an open burning complaint, finding that household items were being burned. The fire was extinguished.

- A?West Perry Street resident reported at 5:59 p.m. Sunday that a weedeater was taken from his garage.

- Police responded with the fire department at 5:14 p.m. Sunday to the 600 block of Highland Avenue for a fire alarm at a private residence. The homeowner said everything was fine.

- Police were called at 4:44 p.m. Sunday to the 1900 block of Southeast Boulevard for a domestic dispute, learning it was over living arrangements at a residence. All involved were told their options.

- Officers on patrol at 4:40 p.m. Sunday were flagged down by an anonymous person who advised a man was begging for money and other things at several locations in the city. Officers believed they were familiar with the man after hearing the description and found him in the 300 block of West State Street wearing the described clothing. He denied any wrongdoing and said it was not him.

- Police were called at 4:06 p.m. Sunday to Centennial Park off of Maple Street for a male possibly committing lewd acts. An officer made contact and saw nothing criminal.

- An anonymous person reported at 11:10 a.m. Sunday that he rents a garage at the rear of the 200 block of Ohio Avenue and found several pieces of plastic coating believed to be from copper wire. He believed an unknown person stripped the wire while sitting in the alley near the garage. It was unknown where the wire came from.


- An officer was called at 12:18 a.m. Monday to Egypt Road near East Pine Lake Road for a vehicle in a ditch and found Goshen Police already on the scene and gave assistance to the Goshen officer.

- A woman in the 1000 block of Elberon called at 12:14 a.m. Monday to complain about loud music, which police determined came from a Georgetown Road residence in the 800 block. The homeowner was asked to turn the music down.

- Police were called to a Springdale residence at 6:22 p.m. Sunday for a raccoon under the back patio, with the residents fearful it may be ill. Upon further investigation, it was determined the animal was a young raccoon and the residents said the officer was no longer needed.

- Taylor Willard, 28, of Lisbon, was cited for driving under suspension and fictitious registration after a traffic stop at 1:35 a.m. Sunday on South Lincoln Avenue at Snyder Road when the registration came back to a different vehicle. Willard could not show proof when the vehicle was purchased. The vehicle was towed with a hold placed on it for proof of ownership and proper registration.

- A man on Elberon Avenue reported at 11:48 p.m. Saturday that his ex-wife was harassing him by phone and text. He was told his options.

- A woman on Prospect Street at Salem Acres reported at 7:17 p.m. Saturday that her 8-year-old child was smacked in the arm by a 13-year-old child after an argument over the younger child taking part of an iPhone case belonging to the other child. An officer spoke with the children and their parents and the children were told to stay away from each other if they can't get along.

- Police were called to the 1700 block of Allen Drive for one to be removed after allegedly making threats to residents there and an alleged shoving incident between parties. Both sides were arguing back and forth when police arrived and were separated with help from Salem Police. The unwanted person was told to leave and not return.

- A reckless operator was reported at 2:51 p.m. Saturday in a black over red vehicle traveling north on North Lincoln Avenue at Hope Cemetery. The vehicle was located on the U.S. Route 62 four-lane, but no violations were seen.

- Lisa Galchick, 30, of Aetna Street, Salem, was cited for assured clear distance ahead after her eastbound vehicle on Benton Road at 12:33 p.m. Saturday failed to stop in an assured clear distance, striking the rear of an eastbound vehicle driven by Jackie Rinyo, 59, of Damascus, who was stopped at the red light. No injuries were reported.

- Tracey Lindsay, 50, of Main Street, Kensington, was cited for non-compliance suspension and a cracked windshield after a traffic stop at 11:36 a.m. Saturday on Newgarden Avenue at Liberty Street. The license plates on her vehicle were confiscated and the vehicle towed.

- An officer stood by on Newgarden Avenue at West Pidgeon Road with a Salem Police officer while he spoke with a man in reference to an alleged assault that occurred in the 800 block of Newgarden. The victim declined to file charges and the person was released.


- Eleven bronze and steel flag pegs were reported stolen from Mt. Calvary Cemetery Sunday. Anyone with information should contact the police department, 330-427-0808.


- Police found a disabled vehicle in the middle of Fairfield School road at 2:56 a.m. Sunday and upon further investigation discovered the driver was believed to have stolen the car from the Col-Pump parking lot and disabled it after driving through several yards on Fairfield School Road. The driver, Alexander J. Kozma, 21, Columbiana, was cited for no driver's license and reckless operation. Additional charges for grand theft auto are pending contact with the vehicle owner and will be forwarded to the Columbiana County Grand Jury. Douglas Dunn reported at 8:10 a.m. Sunday his vehicle was stolen from the Col-Pump parking lot.

- A man reported at 10 p.m. Sunday someone was underneath a vehicle in the Cornerstone Motors lot with a flashlight. Police checked the area but found no one.

- James Simkins, Boardman, was northbound on state Route 7 at 11:28 a.m. Friday and approaching state Route 14 when he was truck by a vehicle driven by David Felix, Poland, who was driving for Ari Fleet, of New Jersey. Felix was cited for assured clear distance.

- A park employee reported at 12:51 p.m. Friday the Little Clippers shed by the ball field in the park had graffiti spray painted on it.

- Jacequelyn Beaver, Washingtonville, was westbound on state Route 14 at 1 p.m. Friday and was struck by Donald Wardle, Poland, who was attempting to enter the roadway from a private drive, having been waved on by an unknown east facing vehicle. Wardle failed to see Beaver approaching. He was cited for failure to yield from a private drive.

- A woman reported at 1:29 p.m. Friday someone near the Huntington ATM was talking on a cell phone while two vehicles went through making transactions at the window. The woman told police she believed the caller was picking up bank account information by using the cell phone. Police checked the area but didn't see anyone.

- Police attempted to locate Timothy Mayer of New Waterford at Col-Pump at 1:39 p.m. Friday after being requested by the Canfield Police Department, who had a warrant out for his arrest. Mayer was not found.

- Doug Smith reported at 4:27 p.m. Friday a basket was stolen from a motorized conveyance at the park.

- Someone reported at 2:13 a.m. Saturday a driver was possibly intoxicated while driving northbound on state Route 164 near the traffic circle. Police found the vehicle and spoke with the driver who was tired and not intoxicated.

- Matthew S. Lilly, 26, East Liverpool, was cited for no operator's license and no license plate following a traffic stop on state Route 7 at 1:15 a.m. Saturday. His passenger, Nikki M. Skinner, 27, East Liverpool, was cited for wrongful entrustment of a motor vehicle.

- Someone reported at 12:41 p.m. Saturday oil was leaking from a vehicle in the Columbiana Manor apartments parking lot.


- Police received a call about a man sitting on the Canton Bridge at 12:42 p.m. Monday, and he appeared as if he was going to jump. Police arrived to find a man sitting in a pickup being driven by a woman, who said she was there to pick him up. The man said he had just come from a court appearance and was contemplating jumping because he was not having a good day. The man said he was fine now, but the officer told him he still needed to be checked out at a hospital. The man agreed and waited until an ambulance arrived to transport him.

- County Fair Police Chief Ray DiCross called for assistance after a man was reportedly scalping bogus tickets at the front gate at 4 p.m. Sunday. An officer spoke with the suspect, who denied doing any such thing. The officer was then advised by a fair official the tickets were indeed valid.

- Amy Frantz, Harrison Street, called for police because of landlord/tenant dispute at 2:23 p.m. Sunday. Landlord Jason Frantz reported tenant Misty Mahon had made arrangements to remove her property but she arrived before him and climbed through a window to begin removing items. Mahon said she did not want to wait for Frantz because she had her baby with her.

- A East Lincoln Way man reported being assaulted by his girlfriend at 11:42 p.m. Sunday. The girlfriend said she was arguing with him when he threatened to break her TV and laptop computer, which is when she became physical with him. Neither party wished to pursue charges, and she agreed to let him spent the night, although he would have to stay downstairs.

- A South Lincoln Avenue woman reported at 1:30 a.m. Monday that a man was sleeping on her couch, and she wanted him to leave and return the key she had given him. He left with no problem.

- A Lee Avenue woman reported at 10:21 p.m. Sunday her daughter was at the county fair acting up and refusing to come home.

- The West Point Fire Department reported receiving a call from a woman about a mail box on fire at the Woodland RV Park, Middle Beaver Road, Elkrun Township. The call was at 2 a.m. Monday.

- A woman reported the front window of the Flea Market on Nelson Avenue was broken at 10:38 p.m. Sunday.



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