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August 20, 2013
Salem News


- Police responded to a 400 block West School Street home at 4:19 p.m. Sunday for a report of a sexual crime. The complainant asked about restraining and protection orders and said she wished to pursue the matter in civil court instead of pressing criminal charges.

- Officers responded to an Oak Street home at 5:27 p.m. Sunday where a woman reported having had an argument with her juvenile daughter who then left the house. The daughter was found to have walked to her father's home.

- Officers responded to the 600 block of North Lincoln Avenue at 6:32 p.m. Sunday for a report of teenage boys throwing cats into the roadway, but were unable to find the juveniles. The owner of the cats said she did not see anyone and took the cats inside the house.

- Officers responded to a West Wilson Street home at 8:54 p.m. Sunday where a woman reported a man she knows had been on her porch on three separate occasions and that she did not want him to be there. The man was warned to stay away.

- Police responded to a domestic dispute report in the 900 block of West State Street at 9:54 p.m. Sunday and found it to be a verbal dispute only.

- Police responded to the city limits on South Cunningham Road at 10:42 p.m. Sunday for a report of people standing next to the road. The people said they were searching for a family member, who was later found near East State Street.

- An officer responded to a report of people knocking over trash cans in the 1100 block of Cleveland Street at 11:10 p.m. Sunday. The complainant said two male juveniles knocked over his cans and then fled to a nearby house. One of the juveniles returned to pick them up.

- An officer responded to a South Lincoln Avenue residence at 12:41 p.m. Monday at the request of a mother who could not contact the resident, but made no contact in the home and found no vehicle in the garage.

- Police responded to a 200 North Lincoln Avenue building at 1:23 p.m. Monday for a report that someone overnight had attempted to pry open a window on the west side of the building but failed to gain entry.

- An officer responded to a report of solicitors in the area of Rose Avenue and East Fifth Street at 1:25 p.m. Monday and warned them to get a permit.



- Michael J. Sheppard, 55, Hanoverton, was arrested on an active warrant out of the Columbiana County Sheriff's Office after an officer stopped him while he was riding a bicycle with no lighted equipment at 1:41 a.m. Saturday at the intersection of state Route 9 and the state Route 45 bypass.

- Police were requested to check a suspicious vehicle described as a dune buggy operating recklessly on South Ohio Boulevard at 8:37 p.m. Saturday, but could not find it.

- Officers assisted Salem police search for a man involved in an alleged domestic dispute that turned into an assault at a North Union Avenue apartment at 10:21 p.m. Saturday. Officers cleared when informed they were no longer needed.

- A West 10th Street, Salem, resident requested an officer check a West Pine Lake Road residence where his wife may have been with his two infant children. Police checked the area but were unable to find a vehicle matching the man's description.

- An officer observed a disabled vehicle on North Lincoln Avenue just south of U.S. Route 62 at 6:10 p.m. Sunday. The driver, who was not acting properly, had a lengthy list of mental problems and was voluntarily transported to the hospital for evaluation.



- A Fifth Street, Beloit, resident reported at 1:40 p.m. Aug. 14 that her window screens had been cut out and that there was damage to the door handle leading into the residence.

- Justo Galindo Cruz, 34, 281 Vine St., Salem, was arrested for operating a vehicle intoxicated, obstructing official business and falsification following a traffic stop for speed and lanes of travel at 6:27 p.m. Aug. 14.

- A Main Street, Beloit, woman reported at 1:20 p.m. Thursday that her ex-husband had been making threats and being verbally abusive via the telephone.

- Corey D. Bates, 22, Canton, was arrested on an active warrant for falsification out of Tuscarawas County following a traffic stop for speed.



- While on patrol, police saw two juvenile girls (age 14 and 15) run across the lawn of the United Methodist Church at 12:04 a.m. Sunday - well past curfew. The girls gave conflicting stories as to why they were running around, so the police took them to a nearby home where the 15-year-old's mother lived. The mother was so drunk the officer could barely understand her but she told him she thought her daughter was spending the night at her friend's house. Police then located the 14-year-old's mother on East Lincoln Way and she, too, was drunk and mostly incoherent, although she was able to tell him she had urinated herself. Police then took the girls to the station and called the 15-year-old's father, who arrived and took them home for the night.

-Steve Devine, Hanna Drive, Hanoverton, reported he was at the Valley View at 6:24 p.m. Sunday when the clerk came out yelling and accusing him of stealing $85 in diesel gas on Aug. 12. The clerk was told he needed to file a report with police and not threaten customers.

- Rick Mollenkopf, South Beaver Street, reported at 9:32 p.m. Friday there were several juveniles on his porch but they fled when he confronted them.

- A caller reported fireworks were being discharged on Harrison Street at 9:17 p.m. Saturday, but the officer who responded did not hear or see anything.

- A resident of West Washington Street called with a barking-dog complaint at 12:21 a.m. Sunday, but the officer who responded did not hear any barking.

-James Lawrence of East Liverpool contacted police on Sunday, saying his ex-wife had texted him that she left a car for him on Main Street in Lisbon. Lawrence said he realizes there is no Main Street in town but asked police if they saw the car to call him. Police called his ex-wife, who said she still had the 1998 Neon, and the parties were advised this was a civil matter.

-Tyler Palmer, Pine Hollow Road, reported Sunday he placed his wallet in his hat while at the basketball court next to community pool. After he finished playing, Palmer discovered his wallet was missing.

- Police were called to the American Boarding House on North Market Street at 6 p.m. Sunday and stood by while an ambulance was called to transport a suicidal resident to the hospital.

- Gabreael Milhone, East Chestnut Street, reported at 11:44 p.m. Aug. 9 his neighbor was shooting off bottle rockets and starting his chain saw, and when asked to quiet down he told Milhone he had better have renters insurance. Police arrived and spoke to the parties, who told them to keep he noise down so Milhone's baby could sleep.

- Police were called to a domestic dispute on Pine Street Extension at 12:21 a.m. Aug. 10 and spoke with Ian Wellington, who said he and his girlfriend had been arguing after having some beer and it escalated to yelling. Wellington was told he needed to leave for the night, which he did.

- A clerk at Smith Oil reported someone in a silver Corsica drove off without paying for $37 in gas at 7:19 p.m. Sunday.

- The sheriff's office called at 11:10 p.m. Sunday to say there was a blond-haired woman approaching vehicles in the roadway near the Rite Aid store. Police were unable to locate the woman.



- A woman reported at 9:11 a.m. Friday that while walking in Firestone park she saw one of the coaches' helpers pee in a shrub by the duck pond.

- A woman reported at 6 p.m. Friday a man almost caused an accident and was at the Valero. Police checked on the vehicle but it had left city limits.

- James Clark reported at 8:10 p.m. Friday his daughter was injured while at a State Street, Leetonia, home.

- The Lisbon Post of the Highway Patrol requested at 8:25 p.m. Friday police stand by in the area of state Route 7 and state Route 14 and be on the lookout for a blue Dodge SUV that was driving recklessly. Police checked the area but never saw the vehicle.

- A man reported at 3 a.m. Saturday two young men were being loud at an East Park Avenue home.

- A man reported at 6:54 a.m. Saturday that while at Wellman's Flower Shop the man living above the store came outside with a stick and was threatening him.

- A woman reported at 11 a.m. Saturday a vehicle bearing Florida registration was driving erratically. The vehicle left city limits.

- A man reported at 2:10 p.m. Saturday a man was sitting in a pickup truck on Commerce Circle for about three hours and appeared to be despondent.

- A woman reported at 8:18 p.m. Saturday there was a large fire near Quincy Avenue. Police found the fire was actually on Pittsburgh Street and was a bonfire that had gotten out of control and was put out by the people there. The fire chief went to the home to make sure the fire was completely extinguished and there were no further problems.

- Skip L. Miles, 39, Beaver Falls, Pa., was charged with driving under suspension, speeding, possession of marijuana and possession of marijuana paraphernalia after the East Palestine Police Department's K9 found the the matter in the vehicle during a traffic stop on state Route 14 at 11:31 p.m. Saturday.

- An off duty Perry Township police officer reported at 3:42 p.m. Sunday they were driving behind someone who was possibly intoxicated and heading toward the city eastbound on state Route 14. Police attempted to catch the vehicle but were not able to before it left city limits and the highway patrol was notified.

- A man reported at 8:18 p.m. Sunday a cow was loose and on Sponseller Road. Police spoke with a nearby farmer who said they would check on their animals.

- Timothy Faulkner, Market Street, reported at 8:29 p.m. Sunday his ex-girlfriend was on his property and he did not want her there. Police stood by while she removed her belongings. The woman, Toni Burt, reported at 9 p.m. Faulkner had messed with her belongings.



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