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August 8, 2013
Salem News


- A man came to the police station at 1:15 p.m. Wednesday to report he was checking his bank statement online and found someone unknown took information from his debit card and got one of their own to use. The person had ordered a wind tunnel from Walmart online and was having it shipped to a place in Cleveland. The man had it stopped and the bank told him to file a police report. He also changed his debit card information.

- Officers responded to the 1100 block of South Lincoln Avenue for a well-being check on an elderly female at 12:26 p.m. Wednesday. There was no answer at the door, but the view from the kitchen window inside revealed the woman on the floor in the living room, with her foot moving slightly. Officers forced entry and first responders and KLG Ambulance arrived and she was taken to Salem Community Hospital. An officer said she had apparently fallen.

- A tree branch was reported blocking the road at Orchard Street and Cherry Street at 8:18 a.m. Wednesday. The city service department came and removed the branch.

- An officer checked on a suspicious vehicle at 11:02 p.m. Tuesday at Quaker Village on South Lincoln Avenue which was about to close. Juveniles were waiting for a friend in the store.

- A barking dog was reported at 10:40 p.m. Tuesday in the 1300 block of Pershing Street where the owner had just come home and the dog was taken inside for the night.

- A fight was reported at 9:08 p.m. Tuesday in the 100 block of Vine Avenue. The area was checked for several minutes, with nothing found.

- A caller at 8:47 p.m. Tuesday reported a suspicious vehicle on West Perry Street described as tan with a ladder rack. Contact was made with the vehicle at Sharp and Arch and the person was described as an employee of Time Warner Cable who had been doing a disconnect in the area.

- A woman reported at 8:05 p.m. Tuesday that her children were late to be picked up. Per court order, she said she was to pick up the children at the Salem Police Department at 8 p.m. and the children were not present. While the report was being taken, the children were brought to the police station at 8:04 p.m. The woman wanted it documented.

- Police are investigating an unattended child situation after spending more than 30 minutes trying to locate the parents of a young girl found running around the playground at Waterworth Memorial Park unattended shortly after 8 p.m. Tuesday. The parents were located with the help of citizens in the area and said they had put her to bed earlier in the evening and did not know she had gotten out of the residence. A woman had called police about the child at 8:04 p.m. She appeared to be 2 to 3 years old, was wearing no shoes and had a hard time talking with the officer and the woman. An officer carried the child on foot through the park and up and down East School Street, East Eighth Street and East Seventh Street looking for her parents or residence. Another officer checked residences and talked with people in the area in an attempt to locate the parents.

- Police were called at 7:31 p.m. Tuesday to the 700 block of Arch Street for a domestic fight. A woman said she had an argument with her son and he was throwing things around the house. The son also confirmed they had an argument and said he was in the process of leaving for the night. No physical violence occurred.

- Loud music was reported at 7:01 p.m. Tuesday at South Lincoln Avenue and Columbia, but nothing was found.

- Police were dispatched at 6:11 p.m. Tuesday to East Third Street and North Ellsworth Avenue for a fight and located a male victim who said he was walking down Third Street when a man known to him came off of a front porch in the 100 block and began to strike him in the face. Witnesses confirmed his statement. Contact will be attempted with the suspect and information will be sent to the prosecutor's office for review of charges.

- A dog was reported at large at 4:13 p.m. Tuesday in the 1200 block of Cedar Ridge Drive. The dog was found standing by its owner on the owner's property, with police told the dog had not been running around. The owner said he would keep an eye on the dog to make sure it's on his property.

- A cell phone left at Centennial Park last month had not been claimed so the pool manager turned it over to the police at 3:24 p.m. Tuesday.

- A woman on Continental Drive reported at 3:07 p.m. Tuesday that she was at her mailbox and was almost struck by a vehicle driving recklessly. The vehicle was described as a green Nissan XTerra.

- Jonathan K. Price, 19, of Homeworth, was cited for failure to yield left turn after his northbound vehicle on Ohio Avenue attempted to turn west onto Pershing and failed to yield to a southbound vehicle driven by Jessica Smith, 32, of Salem, causing a collision at 10:30 p.m. Monday. Smith was cited for driving under a 12-point suspension. She was taken to Salem Community Hospital for non-life threatening injuries


- Police responded with EMT Ambulance to a medical emergency at 6 a.m. Wednesday at a Southridge Drive residence. A male was transported to Salem Community Hospital.

- Police and EMT Ambulance responded at 4:35 a.m. Wednesday to a residence on West Pidgeon Road for a medical call, with a person transported to Salem Community Hospital.

- Officers were called at 7:33 p.m. Tuesday to Elberon Avenue for a theft report. During the course of the investigation, they discovered other various activities that are currently under investigation also.

- A Prospect Street resident spoke with police at 2:41 p.m. Tuesday about a known person using his bank information to pay for a cell phone bill. Copies of bank statements were provided to police.

- A woman in the 400 block of West Pidgeon Road called police at 2:01 p.m. Tuesday about her neighbor mowing part of her yard. Police spoke with both parties about keeping on their side of the yard.

- A resident in the 1700 block of South Lincoln Avenue spoke with police regarding an ongoing neighbor dispute, saying he had spoken with the neighbor numerous times about keeping their dog off of his property but the neighbor has failed to do so. The resident said the dog is vicious towards him and his family and he's afraid the dog may attack one of them. An officer said the neighbor would be contacted about the problem.


- A call was received about vehicles parked in the roadway on Chestnut Street near Moore Street at 4 p.m. Tuesday, resulting in other vehicles having to go around. Police told the owners the vehicles were parked illegally and they needed to get them completely off the road.

- A caller complained about people riding a dirt bike back and forth several times on East Chestnut Street near Pritchard Avenue at 8 p.m. Tuesday, and the person was also running stop signs.

- A reported she was at the Lisbon Laundromat behind Smith Oil at 11 p.m. Tuesday and there were two men near the fence watching and yelling at her. Police spoke with the men but they denied yelling at her but said they were instead talking to a clerk at Smith Oil. The officer spoke with the clerks, who confirmed their story.

- A North Market Street man reported at 12:07 a.m. Wednesday the juveniles in the downstairs apartment were making so much noise it was shaking the pictures on the wall. Police spoke with the tenan, and told him to keep the noise down, which he agreed to do.


- A North Main Street man reported at noon Tuesday someone used his checking account without permission.

- Police assisted the Leetonia Police Department with serving a warrant in Leetonia at 1:22 p.m. Tuesday.

- A North Bayshore woman reported at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday someone broke into her home.

- A solicitor's permit was issued to Nikki Markididis, from Blue Wolf Restaurants, for the business area only at 2:31 p.m. Tuesday.

- Stephanie Elizabeth Herstine, 17, England Drive, East Palestine, was westbound on state Route 14 at 3 p.m. Tuesday and continued through the state Route 7 intersection after first waiting for a car stopped in front of her to turn left. When the car turned left the light turned red and she was struck by Gregory J. Martin, 46, Dutchtown School Road, Rogers, who was southbound on state Route 7 and also traveling through the intersection. Herstine was warned for obstructing grade crossing.

- Ryan Burton reported at 5:27 p.m. Tuesday one of the juveniles from his group home that he had taken to Firestone Park ran away.

- Zakary Smith, Lisbon, reported at 5:49 p.m. Tuesday he blacked out while driving and went off the road and clipped on wooden stake in Firestone Park. He was cited for failure to control.

- A Union Street woman reported at 6:21 p.m. Tuesday she was receiving harassing phone calls from someone she knows.

- Glenn Grubb, Columbiana, was arrested for persistent disorderly conduct after an incident at the Quik Mart Marathon at 7:23 p.m. Tuesday. He was taken to the Columbiana County Jail.

- Kenneth Gabriel, North Lima, was westbound on state Route 14 at 7 a.m. Monday and making a left turn into the Valero gas station when Boyd Johnson, East Palestine, attempted to exit the gas station and struck his vehicle. Johnson was cited for failure to yield from a private drive.

- Richard D. Brown II, 43, Montpelier, Ohio, was driving for Willow Grove Trucking when he failed to negotiate a left turn into Vine Alley from North Main Street at 2:24 p.m. Monday and struck overhead wires. After impact, the wires pulled over the two adjoining metal support poles, bringing one completely to the ground and the other onto a house nearby. He was cited for assured clear distance.

- Police warned Michael Huffman, Codie Scheffert and a juvenile for misusing the play equipment in Funland at 10:12 p.m. Monday.



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