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August 16, 2013
Salem News


- Vessie Ward, 26, of 156 Washington Ave. Apt. 2, was charged with theft and disorderly conduct after police were called at 11:40 p.m. Wednesday to Washington Avenue for a theft report. A man reported his upstairs neighbor stole a FedEx package that was delivered to the residence that day. An officer made contact with the neighbor, identified as Ward, who allegedly admitted to stealing the package. She was charged with disorderly conduct after being warned several times to stop screaming and cursing and was taken to the Columbiana County jail.

- Police responded to an audible alarm at 9:47 p.m. Wednesday in the area of Second Street and North Lincoln Avenue, finding the exterior of a business secure with no one inside.

- Douglas Jensen, of 1039 E. Pershing St., was charged with disorderly conduct, released on his own recognizance and transported to Salem Community Hospital for injuries after police were called at 8:37 p.m. Wednesday to the 100 block of North Ellsworth Avenue for an intoxicated person. Officers located the man passed out on the ground. He had fallen off of his bike and was having a hard time getting up and communicating with the officer and appeared to be voluntarily intoxicated due to the odor of alcoholic beverages, slurred speech and poor motor skills. First responders and KLG responded and he was taken to the emergency department.

- A Buckeye Circle resident called at 8:03 p.m. Wednesday to report damage to his residence. It was unknown if the damage was criminal or caused by wind.

- Police responded at 7:15 p.m. Wednesday to Wilbur Friends Meeting House on East Sixth Street for juveniles playing around the building. The juveniles said a toy landed on the porch roof and they were attempting to get it down. The fire department was contacted, responded and retrieved the toy for them.

- A vehicle parked in the 200 block of East Third Street was towed at 7:13 p.m. Wednesday for being in violation of the 48-hour parking limit ordinance.

-A domestic was reported at 6:42 p.m. Wednesday in the area of Hawley Avenue and East Third Street, but was a verbal argument only. Both sides said they would not yell at each other and would remain calm while they worked out their problems.

- An officer on station at 6:35 p.m. Wednesday took information regarding property involved in a civil matter. The property was loaned to a third party and not returned. The original owner needed a report to recover the item.

- An officer was called at 6:12 p.m. Wednesday for a suspicious vehicle near the railroad crossing on South Ellsworth Avenue, but it left before police arrived. A Norfolk Southern employee said it was an older man and his grandson who watch the trains daily.

- Police were called at 5:53 p.m. Wednesday to the 400 block of Woodland Avenue where a woman said a 7-year-old juvenile threatened her 8-year-old juvenile with a kitchen knife. An officer spoke to the parents and 7-year-old and advised the seriousness of the complaint. They said they would take care of the problem.

- A man in the 500 block of East Fourth Street reported at 3:21 p.m. Wednesday that the upstairs tenant's son knocks on his window and he wants an aggravated menacing charge filed on him. An officer explained the conduct was not at the level of aggravated menacing. He had a list of other grievances against them. The officer spoke to the upstairs tenant and told her to have her son refrain from aggravating the situation. She also had a list of complaints about the downstairs tenant. Both parties were told that witnesses and evidence would be required for the prosecutor to file charges.

- Police responded at 1:54 p.m. Wednesday to the 600 block of East Third Street for a possible breaking and entering. A woman said a female known to her broke into the residence and was removing property. The female in question was still there with her parents and said she was only moving out her own belongings. Due to conflicting stories, both parties were told to stay away from each other. The female was told not to return to the residence.


- Police were summoned at 9:51 p.m. Wednesday to the area of Egypt Road and Pine Lake Road where two concerned citizens found an intoxicated female passed out who was incoherent when awakened. The female was identified and an ambulance was called to transport her to Salem Community Hospital for treatment because she was too intoxicated to be left alone.

- A resident of Salem Acres, Prospect Street, asked police to check the welfare of a small child playing in the first block at the telephone junction box with the cover removed from the box. The child was gone when the officer arrived. The officer attempted to contact management to have the junction box secured.

- A case worker from Summit County Children Services called at 4:29 p.m. Wednesday to speak with an officer in reference to living conditions and a custody issue at a residence on North Lincoln Avenue. The call was returned, with a message left on voice mail for the case worker.

- Police responded at 2:10 p.m. Wednesday to Georgetown Road south of Prospect Street for a tree across the roadway. The report said a good samaritan from Southwest Fuels used a forklift to remove the tree, with Ohio Edison called to repair the downed wires located in a field. Perry Township Fire also responded.

- A barking dog was reported at 3:13 a.m. Wednesday on Andrew Avenue, but it was determined to be on Elberon Avenue and the animal was taken inside.

- Police responded at 9:53 p.m. Tuesday to the area of 17th Street and North Lincoln Avenue to assist Salem Police in looking for someone involved in a dispute. Salem Police later found the person in the city.


- A resident reported Wednesday he believes someone is living in the "cave" at Willow Grove Park. The "cave" is located at the bottom of the wall at the entrance, and the caller said he saw a red sleeping bag and Mountain Dew there.


- An East Friend Street woman reported at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday someone in a red PT Cruiser was taking pictures of a house across the street. Police found the person was working for the bank and was checking on the vacant homes.

- A man reported at 7:31 p.m. Wednesday someone was parked in front of a fire hydrant on East Friend Street. Police warned the owner.

- A woman reported at 6:35 p.m. Wednesday a car was swerving northbound on state Route 164 and someone threw a can out the passenger window.

- A woman reported at 9:22 p.m. Wednesday kids were having a party in the apartment above Wellman's Flower Shop in South Main Street. Police warned the tenant.

- Police responded to a verbal domestic dispute at Shellabella's on Main Street at 9:42 p.m. Wednesday. No charges were filed.

- A woman reported at 10:42 p.m. Wednesday three people were outside 28 South Main Street making noise and making cars honk.

- A woman reported at 10:50 p.m. Wednesday a suspicious man was in the South Main Street laundromat.



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