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August 6, 2013
Salem News

- A Spillway Road, Lisbon, man reported at 2:38 a.m. Sunday there was a fight in the area. Deputies spoke to the park manager, who stated a group fought near the laundromat and then one left by bicycle while another left in a vehicle. No one was around at that point.

- Highlandtown Fire Department reported a car fire in the area of state Route 39 and Oak Grove Road at 12:37 a.m. Monday. Errin Smyth, Glasgow Road, Salineville, told deputies she was driving with her friends when they heard a noise, like something fell off below the car, smelled smoke and pulled onto Oak Grove Road.

- A fight was reported to Minerva Police at a home on Buffalo Road at 1:12 a.m. Sunday. Deputies contacted Matthew Stout, who said he has been allowing his daughter and her boyfriend live in a camper on his property with their children while they try to get on their feet financially, but saw the boyfriend injecting drugs in front of the children. He confronted him and pushing ensued. The boyfriend told deputies Stout hit him in the face, but there were no visible marks. Deputies were given permission to search the camper and found two marijuana smoking devices, which were confiscated.

- A tractor trailer was in the ditch at the corner of U.S. Route 30 and County Home Road at 3:34 p.m. Saturday. The driver, James Steel, pulling a WalMart trailer, told deputies he turned off state Route 11 to get fuel at BP in Lisbon, but the card reader was not working. Someone told him there was a Valero right up the road, but he went westbound on U.S. Route 30 and decided to try to turn around when he slid into the ditch.

- A Unity Line Road, New Waterford, man reported at 12:37 p.m. Sunday someone on state Route 558 was shooting and a stray bullet came through their yard. Deputies spoke to the neighbors, who said they were target shooting, but were unaware of the stray bullet until the neighbor came over to tell them. They put the firearms away and planned to do no more shooting that day.

- A Churchill Road, Lisbon, woman reported at 6:06 p.m. Sunday her son's girlfriend stole a Nintendo DS from her home and sold it at Cashland in Salem. Additionally, Diling said the same woman sold a Blu-Ray DVD at Cashland, which another woman had stolen from WalMart.

- A Stephan Drive, Minerva, woman reported at 6:12 p.m. Sunday there was an argument at the address. Deputies spoke to a woman who said her ex-husband came to try to pick up his children, but she was supposed to have them until Friday so she refused. He left when she called deputies.

- A Middle Street, Homeworth, woman reported at 10:26 p.m. Saturday several children were continually riding bicycles through her yard, even though she has asked them to stop. On Saturday one threatened he was going home and his mother would come back to harm her. A few minutes later all the children's parents showed up and started yelling at her. Deputies spoke to two of the boys and their father, who were standing across the street, explaining they cannot ride on other people's property without permission. They denied anyone yelled at the woman.

- A U.S. Route 62, Salem, man reported at 3:53 p.m. Sunday he and his wife came home to find their refrigerator ransacked and items taken throughout the house. Believing it may be a relative who has been using drugs, he planned to change the locks.

- Negley EMS reported a drunk man fell and hit his head at a Quay Road home at 8:06 a.m. Friday. Deputies found Jacob Keenan lying on the couch in the livingroom area and the door to the house laying on the ground about five feet from the house. Bobbie Jo Keenan told deputies Jacob was fighting with his sister. Jacob Keenan told deputies and EMS they needed a warrant to be there and to leave his property. He became aggressive with Deputy Willie Coleman and was taken into custody. After he was in custody, his sister, Jessica Keenan told deputies Jacob Keenan had gotten angry, threw things around the house and choked her until she hit him with a cup. He then reportedly began choking their mother and Jessica punched him to get him to stop. He allegedly shoved their mother to the floor, knocked the phone out of Jessica's hand when she called 911 and kicked the front door on his way out, breaking it from the hinges. He is charged with two counts of domestic violence.

- A caller reported cattle on the roadway near Woodsdale and Whinnery Roads at 6:17 p.m. Saturday. The roadway was checked and no cattle were found.

- Heidi Wheeler, East Liverpool Road, reported at 11:14 p.m. Friday she and her boyfriend, the father of her infant son, were at the VFW when her boyfriend became angry with her and left her there. She got a ride home from a friend, she argued with him and they began pushing each other. Wheeler said he struck her in the face and threw her across the livingroom causing her to hit her head on the floor. The boyfriend, Kelly Emmerling, left before deputies arrived. He was charged with domestic violence.



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