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August 7, 2013
Salem News


- A person reported at 11:56 p.m. Monday that someone slashed all four tires on their vehicle while it was parked in the lot at Fresh Mark on South Lincoln Avenue.

- A resident on Springdale called police at 10:23 p.m. Monday to request police check the property after reporting the animals were restless and they thought they smelled alcohol as well as someone walking around. Officers checked the area and no one was found.

- A domestic dispute was reported at 10:03 p.m. Monday in the 1700 block of Hearthside Drive. Police spoke to both parties and learned there was a verbal dispute. Neither person wanted to leave the residence and both said there would be no more problems.

- Police were called at 9:40 p.m. Monday to respond to the 1100 block of Prospect Street for the sound of children crying and being struck. Officers could not make contact with anyone and there were no vehicles to that address in the vicinity and no lights on. After talking with neighbors, it was determined possible that the resident were not home.

-A resident on Colonial Drive met with police at 4:28 p.m. Monday in reference to fraudulent charges on a bank account.

- A Hunt Road resident reported at 3:16 p.m. Monday that two credit cards arrived in the mail in her name and she suspected foul play due to recent family trouble. The matter is under investigation.


- Police were called at 11:29 a.m. Tuesday to the 900 block of Liberty Street where the property owner said his adult grandson was there and he was going to verbally remove him from the property for good. The grandson was gathering some personal property. The property owner told him not to return again or he would have him charged with trespassing. The grandson understood the request and left without incident. The property owner was told to call back if the grandson returns.

- A checkbook was reported found in the middle of the road at Smith Oil on East State Street at 11:22 a.m. Tuesday and placed in dispatch pending contact from the owner.

- An officer responded to the 800 block of East Fifth Street at 10:39 a.m. Tuesday for a theft report. A man said he purchased groceries at Giant Eagle and Marc's on Sunday and then went to Aldi's and laid the groceries in the store near the register while he did his shopping. When he returned, someone had stolen his groceries. He contacted the manager and they were going to view the surveillance video. The items taken totaled $48.98.

- A caller in the 400 block of Sharp Avenue at 9:19 a.m. Tuesday reported a male who has a restraining order against him was driving by the residence at a slow speed. An officer saw a copy of the restraining order which does not allow the suspect within 100 feet of the property. He did not return while the officer was there, but the resident was told to call back if he does.

- An audible alarm was reported at 8:53 a.m. Tuesday on Salem Unity Road, but was found to be outside the city. Mahoning County was contacted.

- Police responded to the 1200 block of North Ellsworth Avenue for an audible alarm at 5:51 a.m. Tuesday which was silenced before officers arrived. The exterior of the building was found secure. Police were called to the same property several times early Tuesday and on Monday for the alarm, which apparently was malfunctioning. At one point, a door was found open, but everything was found okay and a keyholder responded to secure the building.

- Police were called at 2:45 a.m. Tuesday to Salem Community Hospital for an aggressive patient trying to leave. Hospital staff were able to calm the person down.

- A resident in the 1300 block of Beechwood reported at 1:15 a.m. Tuesday that someone knocked on the door and ran away. The area was checked but no one was found.

- Officers were called at 11:10 p.m. Monday for a breaking and entering in the 100 block of West Pershing Street where nothing was reported missing.

- Several suspicious vehicles were reported at 10:22 p.m. Monday in the 1000 block of State Street, but officers determined it was a group of friends who stopped to talk. They were told there were better places to stop.

- Loud music was reported at 10:15 p.m. Monday in the 700 block of Franklin Avenue. The source was a motor vehicle and the owner was told to turn it down.

- Suspicious activity was reported at 10:06 p.m. Monday in Centennial Park, but nothing was found.

- An intoxicated person was reported in a business in the 1000 block of East State Street at 10:05 p.m. Monday. Police spoke to the person who had consumed alcohol and said he was just picking up his food. He was told to go to his house across the street.

- A woman on Franklin reported at 9:42 p.m. Monday that someone threw a firework under her van as she was driving down Hogan's Alley.

- Donald Huff, 33, of Plymouth Place, was cited for open container after an officer on patrol at 9:44 p.m. Monday saw a man with a bottle of an alcoholic beverage and a woman walking off the 200 block of North Lincoln Avenue to go into an alley beside the KSU City Center. They were found behind the city center and the man was attempting to hide the open container.

- A reckless operator was reported at 7:45 p.m. Monday on North Ellsworth Avenue turning onto Third Street. The vehicle was found parked and the operator, who was walking, was told about the complaint.

- Police were dispatched at 6:43 p.m. Monday to the 900 block of Jones Drive where a woman said she did not want a man allowed back on the property and wanted officers to notify him. She was told the man would be notified.

- A man on Merle Road called police at 5:55 p.m. Monday to go to a residence in the 400 block of West Fourth Street for a well-being check. An officer found nothing wrong, noting in the report that it was an ongoing complaint from a custody issue. The man was told to stop making inaccurate and/or non-factual reports.

- A domestic was reported at 5:50 p.m. Monday in the 300 block of West Wilson Street where a male juvenile said he had an argument with his father and there was some pushing. The father said the son was being unruly and spit on him. Both were told to calm down for the night.

- Police were called to remove someone from a residence in the 400 block of Sharp at 5:48 p.m. Monday when a woman said her estranged husband had been there. He left before police arrived.

- Police were called at 5:26 p.m. Monday to the 1400 block of Quaker Court in the Salem Industrial Park for an audible alarm. The business was found secure, then police were called back for another alarm at 5:47 p.m., but it was inadvertently set off by the keyholder.

- A man called at 5:19 p.m. Monday from South Ellsworth Avenue regarding problems he's having with his estranged wife, who no longer resides with him. He was told his options.

- A man on West Pershing Street came to the police station at 4:48 p.m. Monday to speak with an officer about a neighbor who keeps coming into his home without being invited. Both he and his roommate have told him several times not to come onto the property and he continues to do so. A statement will be sent to the prosecutor's office for review for possible charges. The man was told to call police the next time it happens.

- Scott Bender Jr., 27, of 439 S. Broadway Ave., and Joey Morris Jr., 28, of 257 W. Wilson St., were both charged with disorderly conduct after police were called to a fight at 2:32 p.m. Monday in the 400 block of South Ellsworth Avenue.

- Laura Weddell, 50, of 6443 Camp Boulevard, Hanoverton, was charged with theft after police were called at 1:05 p.m. Monday to Walmart at 2875 E. State St. where loss prevention personnel reported a woman attempted to remove a shopping cart loaded with unpaid merchandise from the store. She was stopped as she was exiting and left the cart and went back inside the store. She was found inside by police and loss prevention personnel with another cart with some merchandise. Video surveillance showed her leaving the store when she was stopped before.

- No citation was issued and no injuries were reported on East State Street near Salem Community Hospital after an eastbound vehicle driven by Chrystal Westover, 29, of West Wilson St., struck the rear of an eastbound vehicle driven by Lorin Cameron, 70, of Beloit, who was stopped at the traffic light at Roosevelt. The accident occurred at 12:45 p.m. Monday at a low speed with minor damage to both vehicles. The report said Westover was found at fault, but not cited.

- A man came to the police station at 12:41 p.m. Monday to report an ongoing problem, noting that his girlfriend's vehicle window was busted out recently and they believe her ex-live-in partner was responsible. He was concerned his property will be targeted and damaged and wanted a report on file.

- A Hanoverton woman reported at 12:25 p.m. Monday that someone struck her parked car in the left front bumper and caused minor damage in the lot at Pizza Hut on West State Street.

- A man in the 200 block of Rose Avenue reported at 12:23 p.m. Monday that someone spraypainted several words on his privacy fence in black and red letters.

- A business owner in the 100 block of North Ellsworth Avenue called police at 10:05 a.m. Monday to report finding two spent .22-caliber shell casings in his lot. No damage was reported in the area.

- Phillip Brandle, 52, of 580 E. Perry St., was charged with possession of marijuana, a minor misdemeanor, after officers and an agent from the Columbiana County Drug Task Force located and seized two marijuana plants from the property at 9:57 a.m. Monday.


- Police responded to a report of people yelling and screaming on North Jefferson Street at 1:27 a.m. Tuesday. Upon arrival they found a 44-year-old man who was bleeding from a large cut around his eye and long narrow cuts across his chest and down his stomach. The man, who had been drinking, said the chest and stomach wounds were self-inflicted using a razor blade and that he wanted to die. To achieve his goal, the man said he went to his neighbor's home to provoke a fight, and the neighbor ended up punching him. An ambulance arrived to transport the man to a hospital, and no charges will be filed against the neighbor.



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