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August 12, 2013
Salem News


- Tom Tipton reported at 7:36 a.m. Monday that someone shattered both side windows on his bobcat at a construction site in the 100 block of West Second Street. The vehicle had been parked in a lot near the intersection of Howard Avenue and West Second St.

- A woman came to the police station at 7:28 a.m. Monday to report being assaulted earlier in the evening at a friend's house in the 800 block of Sharp Avenue by a male who lives there. Information will be sent to the prosecutor's office.

- A 14-year-old Salem boy and a 13-year-old Salem girl were each charged for being unruly and released to their parents after police on patrol at 2:53 a.m. Monday on North Broadway Avenue and Second Street saw people who appeared to be under the age of 18. An officer stopped them and one fled, but another officer caught up to the person and they were both taken into custody.

-Police responded to the 500 block of Sugartree Alley at 1:04 a.m. Monday when a man said an unknown person was looking into business windows with a flashlight. An officer was familiar with the person described and located him, but he denied looking into windows. He was told to stay away from closed businesses.

-Jeramiah Burnette, 25, whose addresses were listed as Cleveland Street and Butcher Road, Leetonia, was taken into custody on an active warrant out of Columbiana County for failure to appear on a drug paraphernalia charge after police were called at 11:34 p.m. Sunday for suspicious persons on Penn Avenue near Columbia Street near vehicles who appeared to be using flashlights. A male and female were found near a car that had just parked and were identified, with the warrant found for Burnette.

- An officer responded at 10:55 p.m. Sunday to the 800 block of East Third Street for a suspicious person attempting to gain entry into a parked vehicle. The caller reported the person was attempting to gain entry into an unlocked van that was not his and when he was confronted, he fled on foot. Officer didn't find him. Nothing appeared missing from the van.

- A suspicious vehicle was reported at 10:04 p.m. Sunday on North Ellsworth Avenue at East Fifth Street, but was not located in the area. A short while later, the vehicle was seen leaving the city on North Lincoln Avenue and did not return.

- An anonymous person called at 10:15 p.m. Sunday to report several people not acting appropriately in the area of Sharp Avenue and West State Street. Upon checking, an officer saw a family out for an evening walk.

- Police were called at 9:07 p.m. Sunday to the 100 block of North Madison for a prowler and found the residence secure.

- Police responded Sunday to the 900 block of North Lincoln Avenue for a reported medical problem/drug overdose. Officers spoke to the person involved and he voluntarily was transported to Salem Community Hospital by ambulance. The report said he may face charges after officers located drug paraphernalia in plain sight in his room.

- A domestic dispute was reported at 8:40 p.m. Sunday in the 1300 block of East Pershing Street where no physical violence was observed. A male claimed a very minor injury and the female claimed no violence occurred. The dispute is under investigation.

- A vehicle was reported parked illegally in the 200 block of East Third Street at 6:32 p.m. Sunday, but was found parked legally. The woman who called said the car had not moved in a week, so an officer said he would check in 24 hours to see if it's been moved.

- Justin Downs, 31, of 142 Ohio Ave., was charged with open container and taken into custody on a warrant for failure to appear on a driving under suspension charge after an officer found him at 6:10 p.m. Sunday in the road with an open container of alcoholic beverage on Fourth Street. He was wanted on the warrant out of Columbiana County.

- An anonymous caller at 6 p.m. Sunday reported a suspicious person in the 700 block of East Fifth Street. Officers located the person and learned he was gathering cans to scrap.

- Police found a business secure after checking an alarm at 5:12 p.m. Sunday in the 1000 block of East State Street.

- Police were called at 4:44 p.m. Sunday to the 500 block of North Ellsworth Avenue for a possible breaking and entering and found damage was done by a small child and it was a civil matter between tenant and landlord.

- A woman on South Broadway reported at 3:30 p.m. Sunday that she let a man borrow her electronic device and he has not returned it. She was told it's a civil matter.

- Officers assisted the Boardman Police at 1:16 p.m. Sunday by looking for a vehicle on North Ellsworth Avenue and checking the well-being of a person. An altercation had occurred earlier in Boardman, but police learned it was verbal only.

- A reckless operator was reported at 12:35 p.m. Sunday at state Route 344/Franklin Avenue, but was not found.

- Samuel Koons, of the 100 block of Hawley Avenue, reported at 12:01 p.m. Sunday that someone removed two large sunflowers from his flower bed. He believed it was juveniles and there was evidence of the plants east on Cleveland. Officers did not locate the plants.

- A caller at 11:24 a.m. Sunday reported a person walking with a bow and arrow at Jennings Avenue and West Fourth Street, but nobody was found.

- Elvin Tisdale, 23, of East Liverpool, was cited for noncompliance driving under suspension and was given a warning for a turn signal violation after a traffic stop at 11:37 a.m. Sunday on South Lincoln Avenue at Aetna Street.

- A woman in the 300 block of South Lincoln Avenue reported at 11:27 a.m. Sunday that a vehicle was being loud at a nearby business and she went to speak to the persons responsible since this was the second week this had happened and they started to curse at her and call her names. An officer attempted to contact someone at the business, but no one was there. A witness to the incident came to the police station to report the language used. Police will try to make contact with someone.

- A bicycle found at a business in the 500 block of East State Street at 8:02 a.m. Sunday was brought to the police station for safekeeping.

- A fight was reported at 10:52 p.m. Saturday in the 300 block of West Fourth Street where officers found a tenant and landlord arguing in the street. The male tenant said his landlord came into the house and was taking items and pushed him. The landlord said he was removing items that belonged to him and the tenant became upset and started arguing, followed him and pushed him and hit him in the face. The information will be sent to the prosecutor's office.


- Police responded to the 1000 block of West State Street at 10:17 a.m. Sunday for a one-vehicle accident after a Jeep Cherokee being signaled to pull over by Salem Police for a traffic citation struck a mailbox. No citation was issued, with minor damage to the vehicle and mailbox. The vehicle was driven by Bryan Hendricks, 22, of Vine Street, Salem.

- Police were told the fire department was responding to a fire alarm at a Bethel Drive address at 4:01 p.m. Saturday and stood by until the fire department arrived.

- Justin Smotherman, 27, of Silliman Street, New Waterford, was cited for non-compliance suspension after a traffic stop at 12:08 p.m. Saturday on South Lincoln Avenue at the Salem Golf Club. Police confiscated his license plates and had the vehicle towed. He was picked up by a family member.

- A woman on West Perry Street reported at 4:56 a.m. Saturday that she heard someone knocking at her back door. Officers had just been at the adjoining property attempting to make contact with someone and it was believed that's what she heard.

- Officers at 3:59 a.m. Saturday assisted Salem Police attempting to find a male that fled from them after a low speed pursuit. The person was not found at that time, but the vehicle was towed.

- Officers responded at 3:35 a.m. Saturday to a verbal dispute between a boyfriend and girlfriend in the 1100 block of Prospect Street. Nothing physical occurred and they were told to keep their voices down.


- A caller reported a ruckus outside a Sherman Street home at 12:11 a.m. Sunday, where people were trying to keep a drunken man from driving away. Police arrived and were told the man had gone inside and was asleep.

- A member of the county courthouse security staff reported possible vandalism at 7:47 a.m. Monday, and police found a broken glass bottle and an empty bottle of Bud Light. The office threw the bottle away and took photographs of the litter.

- Police were called to the Kendall House at 8:49 a.m. Monday after Lisa Geisse attempted to perform a trick that involved placing some perfume in her hand and then using a lighter to ignite it. Geisse was transported by ambulance to the hospital.

- Police assisted the highway patrol in initiating a traffic stop of a speeding motorist on state Route 11 at 4 a.m. Monday.

- A clerk at Circle K reported there was someone from the American Board Home pestering customers by asking them to buy her cigarettes at 2:07 a.m. Saturday. She was transported back to the boarding house.

- A caller reported there were people at the park pavilion next to the community pool at 11:16 p.m. Saturday. An officer spoke with the group and they agreed to move on.

- An officer was called to the American Boarding Home, North Market Street, at 12:08 a.m. Sunday in regard to a resident who was threatening suicide. The officer stood by while the person was taken by ambulance to a local hospital.


- An Oak Street resident reported on station at 1:30 p.m. Aug. 1 that someone had stolen his mail.

- Jim Bagley III, 23, 329 E. High St., Leetonia, was cited for driving under suspension following a traffic stop at 12:30 a.m. Aug. 3.

- An Oak Street resident reported at 1:10 p.m. Aug. 4 that someone she knows had stolen her mail and other personal items.

- Brian W. Heizler, 42, Industry, Pa., was arrested on an active warrant out of the Beaver (Pa.) Police Department at a Walnut Street business at 12:18 p.m. Aug. 6.

- Police responded to a noise complaint (possible fight) in the 200 block of East Main Street at 12:03 a.m. Saturday.


- A Park Place woman reported at 6 p.m. Sunday she was receiving unwanted phone calls and text messages from someone she knows.

- Police attempted to locate the source of an acrid burning smell in the area of Railroad and South West Street at 9:49 p.m. Sunday but were unable.

- A man reported at 9:54 p.m. Sunday Columbiana Floral was burning something. Police went to the business but found no burning.

- Police warned a juvenile for curfew violation at 10:20 p.m. Sunday.

- Police responded to a possible dispute at 10:45 p.m. Sunday. No other problems were reported.

- A South West Street man reported at 2:46 p.m. Friday someone was parked across from Compco for about 40 minutes and was blocking his driveway. The driver later moved the vehicle.

- A Columbiana-Canfield Road man reported identity theft at 5:32 p.m. Friday.

- Larry Carter, Salem, was exiting the Columbiana Dodge Jeep dealership at 9:35 a.m. Friday and the right rear tire went over the curb and struck two display vehicles. No citations were issued.

- The Beaver Township Police Department reported at 6:38 p.m. Friday the driver of a Ford SUV registered to a resident of South Bayshore Drive appeared intoxicated and there were infants inside the vehicle. Police checked state Route 164 for the vehicle but it was not found.

- A Sparkle employee reported at 8 p.m. Friday someone's lost money was recovered in the store.

- A Lisbon Road, Greenford, man reported at 7:55 a.m. Saturday someone hit his vehicle while parked at Sparkle Market and the person drove off.

- A Quincy Avenue woman reported Facebook and e-mail harassment at 12:47 p.m. Saturday.

- A woman reported at 3:26 p.m. Saturday a U-haul trailer was parked partially in the Shirley's Salon driveway and Fitzpatrick Street. Police told the owner to move the vehicle.

- Police arrested William Lewis II, of Massillon, on a warrant through the Columbiana County Sheriff's Office at 6:24 p.m. Saturday on Howard Street.

- Adam Elser, South Bayshore, reported identity theft at 6:54 p.m. Saturday.

- A man reported at 8:30 p.m. the door of a Homestead Drive home was left open and no one appeared to be home. Police went to the home and found a small dog walking around inside. The residents' son then returned from a neighbor's house.

- Someone reported at 9:24 p.m. Saturday someone was setting off fireworks on Pueblo Lane. Police checked the area but did not find any fireworks.



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