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August 27, 2013
Salem News


- David C. Carlin, 22, Salem, was cited for seat belt violation during a traffic stop on South Elm Street at 2:32 a.m. Saturday. During the stop, East Palestine Police's K-9 noticed presence of narcotics in the vehicle. Following a probable cause search, small amounts of a suspected marijuana shake were found. No charges were filed on the shake, but Carlin and the other three passengers were warned of drug possession.

- A suspicious vehicle call was placed at 2:19 p.m. Saturday at Firestone Park on the walking trail. The vehicle, upon investigation, did have permission from the park manager to be there.

- Police were called to the concession stand in Firestone Park at 5:23 p.m. Saturday after an employee reported money missing or stolen from the stand.

- A resident near the Springfield Road area phoned in regards to burning smoke near Columbiana Floral at 9:22 p.m. Saturday. Officers then found that a Maple Drive resident was having a get-together and were using the fire to roast smores.

- A Duquesne Street resident contacted police at 10:02 p.m. Saturday, stating that two juveniles walked down the street breaking yard lights.

- Several noise complaints were called in at 10:36 p.m. Saturday near The Links at Firestone Farms. Officers spoke to the party's host, Bryan Blakeman, and advised him to turn down the volume and end the party.

- Ashley I. Floor, 21, Leetonia, was cited during a traffic stop on West Park Avenue at 11:14 p.m. Saturday for driving under suspension, seat belt violation, and no license plate light.

-Hayden T. Brooke, 20, North Lima was cited for an equipment violation during a traffic stop on state Route 164 at 1:37 a.m. Sunday. East Palestine Police's K-9 alerted to the presence of narcotics in the vehicle, and after a probable cause search, spotted traces of a marijuana shake, but not enough to file charges.

- Hayden T. Brooke, 20, North Lima, was cited for equipment violation during a traffic stop on state Route 164 at 1:37 a.m. Sunday. During the stop, East Palestine Police's K-9 unit noticed a scent of narcotics, and discovered small amounts of a marijuana shake, but not enough was present to require charges to be pressed.

- A driver on state Route 164 phoned in at 11:13 a.m. Sunday regarding a female driver going left of center, nearly causing two accidents. Police spotted the driver in question, saying she dropped something and was looking for the item, which may have been why she went left of center.

- Multiple calls were received regarding a traffic crash on state Route 7 at 11:50 a.m. Sunday near driveway to Shaker Woods and Jim's Custom VW. Call was handled by Ohio State Highway Patrol.

- A West Woodland Avenue resident called at 1:53 p.m. Sunday regarding two juveniles with a large fire in the front yard, which was revealed to be a controlled fire, and was put out by a garden hose. The residents were warned about having a fire in city limits for non-cooking purposes.

- Jeff Osterling, Leetonia, was southbound on North Main Street at 8:34 p.m. Sunday, when his car went off the road and the mirror struck the utility pole on the corner of Cherry Street and North Main Street, causing minor damage. Osterling was cited for failure to control.

- During a traffic stop on Chestnut Alley at 11:43 p.m. Sunday, Roger C. Mullet, 25, was charged with driving under suspension, expired plates, displaying a fictitious tag, seat belt violation, and possession of marijuana paraphernalia. The passenger, Candace L. Fraser, 24, was also charged with possession of marijuana paraphernalia.


- A North Market Street woman reported having problems with a bat in her home at 10:33 p.m. Sunday. Police arrived and captured and then released the bat.

-Police were called to a residence on Garfield Avenue at 10 p.m. Monday in regard to a strange noise. Police determined the noise was coming from a smoke detector and changed the battery for the homeowner.


- An officer responded at 11:17 p.m. Sunday to the 100 block of Woodland Avenue where a resident reported phone harassment from a known male who allegedly threatened to come to Salem to assault him. The resident was told to call police if the man shows up.

- Officers were dispatched at 11:08 p.m. Sunday to the West Pershing Street railroad crossing for a person on the railroad tracks, finding a male and female walking down the middle of the tracks under the West State Street overpass. They said they were out for a walk. They were told they're not allowed to walk down the railroad tracks and took a different route home.

- A reckless vehicle with a possibly intoxicated driver was reported at 9:31 p.m. Sunday in the 1400 block of East State Street, but was not found.

- An animal complaint was reported at 8:52 p.m. Sunday when a caller said neighbors are in the process of moving out and they left the dog at the residence alone. Officers located the animal and will have the humane officer respond to check on it.

- Police were called at 8:01 p.m. Sunday to the 900 block of West State Street where a live-in boyfriend and girlfriend had a verbal dispute. The domestic violence laws and potential consequences were explained, with no physical violence reported. The girlfriend left.

- An anonymous caller at 7:45 p.m. Sunday reported the driver of a gray Ford truck was peeling tires in the street and driveway in the 300 block of North Madison Avenue. The vehicle was found unoccupied and police contacted the resident, who said he was not peeling his tires.

- Sherman Duncan, of the 500 block of Columbia Street, reported at 7:08 p.m. Sunday that he saw his neighbor leave for a bar Saturday night, but he has not seen him since and was concerned that something happened to him. Officers will attempt to locate the neighbor's contact information. The man was told to call police if he returns.

- Edward Little, of the 900 block of South Lundy Avenue, spoke with police at 6:54 p.m. Sunday regarding recent damage at his residence.

- An anonymous caller at 6:43 p.m. Sunday reported a tractor trailer swerving prior to entering the city on West State Street at Benton Road. A traffic stop was initiated, but there was no indication of driver impairment.

- Loud music was reported at 6:03 p.m. Sunday in the 500 block of East Sixth Street. The music was turned down before police arrived.

- Police were called at 5:05 p.m. Sunday to the 500 block of East Perry Street for a neighbor dispute, learning there was a verbal dispute between adult neighbors and their children. All involved were told to attempt to get along.

- Police responded to a report at 4:46 p.m. Sunday of a woman yelling in the 400 block of West Pershing Street. They made contact with two adult women identified as sisters who said they had an argument, but everything was fine.

- Police were called at 2:54 p.m. Sunday to the 2300 block of East State Street to check on a cat in a parked vehicle. The operator was there when they arrived and the cat was fine. The windows were open a small amount and the person was inside the business a short time.

- A possible gunshot was reported at 2:19 p.m. Sunday in the area of Meadow Lane and Hickory Lane. Police did not find anyone shooting or hear anything like gunshots, but did see a child on an ATV which could have backfired. There was no odor of gunpowder in the area.

- A man came to the police station from North Ellsworth Avenue at 2:09 p.m. Sunday with a question about a vehicle he was purchasing. He was told it's a civil matter.

- A woman on Andrew Avenue reported at 1:51 p.m. Sunday that her brother's girlfriend assaulted her when she took her son to his home on Ohio Avenue to get some property back. She said the girlfriend slapped her, pulled her hair and knocked her glasses off while she was sitting in the car. There were no visible signs of injury. The girlfriend told police she accidentally knocked the glasses off, but didn't slap the woman or pull her hair. Information will be sent to the prosecutor's office for review.


- Police were flagged down at 3:53 p.m. Sunday regarding a purse found on state Route 45. Multiple credit cards, a cell phone and a driver's license from Virginia were found, with police in Virginia contacted to attempt to contact the purse's owner.

-Marian Beck, East 11th Street, called at 2:03 p.m. to report a mailbox vandalized.

- A caller at 1:54 p.m. Sunday reported an erratic driver on state Route 45 near West State Street. An officer saw the vehicle, which was moving unusually slow, and stopped it, determining the driver was elderly and nothing was wrong. The driver was told that for the safety and flow of traffic, to try and go a little faster.

- Police were called at 12:24 p.m. Sunday by the Mahoning County Sheriff's Office to check on a report of a reckless driver on U.S. Route 62, south of state Route 165. Perry Township was unable to make contact and asked Salem Police to check on the driver since the person was older in age. Salem Police checked the residence and spoke to a neighbor who said the person has a handicap and uses a special steering wheel which would explain the sometimes erratic driving.

- John Rickman, of the 300 block of Georgetown Road, called at 9:49 a.m. Sunday to report the theft of multiple items from the residence over the weekend.

- A resident on Pidgeon Road called at 8:26 a.m. Sunday to report receiving several suspicious calls overnight from the same phone number. An officer called the number and spoke to a man who said he had no knowledge of the calls and said it may have been accidental. He was told if it was him or someone he knew, the calls need to stop.

- Police were called at 7:08 a.m. Sunday to the 1800 block of South Lincoln Avenue regarding an intoxicated woman allegedly threatening to harm herself. Officers determined there was a verbal disagreement between a couple. KLG Ambulance responded, but the woman said everything was fine and they would work out their problems.

- Daniel Sims, 51, whose last known address was Youngstown, was cited for speeding and driving under suspension after a traffic stop at 2:39 a.m. Sunday on East Pidgeon Road.

- A noise complaint was reported at 12:59 a.m. Sunday in the 1500 block of Brookview Drive. A resident said they had just returned from a wedding and would keep it down for the night.

- Police were called at 11:02 p.m. Saturday for barking dogs in the 1700 block of Hearthside Drive and were told the barking began at 8 p.m. and had been constant for three hours. Officers checked the residence and failed to make contact with the homeowner, but saw small dogs in the back yard barking. A neighbor approached and said they were watching the dogs and were told to put the dogs in the back yard. The barking stopped when the dogs were placed inside the house.

- Police were called at 10:20 p.m. Saturday to the 1100 block of Prospect Street for an assault on a juvenile. The juvenile said the person had already left. A statement was taken and the assault was under investigation.

- Police were called at 12:40 p.m. Saturday for a report of ATVs being driven up and down the road on Springdale Street, but none were found.

- Darla Dunlap, of Andrew Avenue, called at 9:52 a.m. Saturday to report a theft from a shed.

- A barking dog was reported in the 1100 block of Southridge at 3:57 a.m. Saturday. The barking dog was found running loose, but could not be caught. The dog was a golden retriever with a collar and a gold bone dog tag.

- Sabrina Robinson, 32, of Akron, was charged with obstruction of official business for allegedly providing false information to an officer during a traffic stop at 2:42 a.m. Saturday on state Route 45 near state Route 9.



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