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August 28, 2013
Salem News


- A suspicious person was reported at 2:41 a.m. Tuesday in the 800 block of Southeast Boulevard where officers found a woman who said she was lost and saw the lights and television on inside a residence and asked for directions. Officers guided her in the right direction.

- Police responded to an alarm at 12:30 a.m. Tuesday in the 2900 block of East State Street and found the exterior of the business secure.

- An anonymous caller at 10:48 p.m. Monday reported a suspicious person in the area of Southeast Boulevard and Merle Road. A family was found walking their dog.

- A woman from South Union Avenue reported at 9:53 p.m. Monday that she picked up her 15-year-old daughter from the girl's father's residence in Alliance and another female at the residence, who was a friend of the daughter, threatened to come to Salem to take her daughter away from her. She wanted the report documented in case of future problems. The daughter was told to abide by her mother's rules.

- A woman on Walnut Street reported at 9:41 p.m. Monday that a known man contacted her roommate on a cell phone via a social network and was harassing both her and the roommate. An officer will attempt contact to tell him to stop.

- Officers were called at 9:38 p.m. Monday to a reported theft that occurred in the 500 block of North Ellsworth Avenue and found the incident was a drug transaction gone wrong. The incident was under investigation, with the case being reviewed by the prosecutor's office.

- Michael Exline, 42, of 29549 U.S. Route 62, Salem, was taken into custody at the police station at 8:53 p.m. Monday on an active warrant from the Columbiana County Sheriff's Office for failure to appear on a nonsupport of dependents charge.

- An officer met with two female juveniles from Jennings Avenue and their mother at the police station at 8:46 p.m. Monday. One of the girls said she had an argument with her father, with whom she resides, and he told both of them to leave the residence. The mother wanted it documented.

- An alarm was reported at 8:30 p.m. Monday in the 2300 block of Southeast Boulevard, with the exterior found secure and the alarm reset while officers were there.

- A woman in the 500 block of South Lincoln Avenue requested to speak to an officer at 7:36 p.m. Monday regarding a civil issue with her landlord. She was told her options.

- A resident on Howard Avenue called at 7:30 p.m. Monday to report suspicious activity and loud noises in the 100 block of West Second Street. An officer discovered the noise was coming from a business being renovated.

- Timothy Weingart, of the 1300 block of Westview Drive, reported at 7:27 p.m. Monday that sometime in the last month, his GPS unit was removed from his vehicle. He was unsure if it happened in Salem or somewhere else.

- A bank check card found at Home Savings & Loan at 7:25 p.m. Monday was placed in the police lost and found.

- A suspicious person was reported at 6:45 p.m. Monday in the area of Sharp Avenue and West Pershing Street, but could not be found.

- Kitty Morrow, of Woodland Avenue, reported at 6:12 p.m. Monday that her phone was stolen from her purse while she was at Walmart on East State Street. The case held several personal documents.

- A suspicious odor was reported coming from an apartment on West Pershing Street at 5:53 p.m. Monday. An officer made contact with multiple residents at different apartments, but no odor was detected.

- Police were called at 5:20 p.m. Monday to the 600 block of East Third Street for an unwanted person refusing to leave a property. A woman said she had invited her brother over earlier to watch her children and when she returned, he decided he was going to hang out and she asked him to leave several times before calling police. A family member responded and took him elsewhere.

- An officer looking for someone at 5 p.m. Monday attempted to cross an alley in the 500 block of Franklin and found it blocked by a parked vehicle. The officer contacted the owner and noted the vehicle had been tagged for the same violation in the past couple of months. The vehicle was moved.

- A man in the 700 block of West State Street reported at 4:38 p.m. Monday that a male he knows came on his property and began to cause problems. He left before police arrived. The person could not be found and the man was told to call police if he returns.

- Police were called at 4:10 p.m. Monday to East 10th Street to speak to someone, but found nothing criminal had occurred. A resident was told to call police if the person involved came to her property or made contact with her.

- An anonymous caller at 2:46 p.m. Monday reported a motorist weaving while eastbound on East State Street. The vehicle was found in the Walgreen's parking lot and the man said he was fine. He had a valid license from Maryland.

- Police were called at 11:07 a.m. Monday to the 300 block of West Seventh Street for a theft report and found it was a civil matter.


-The manager of the Shale Tavern reported at 12:17 a.m. Monday they closing but four customers were lingering about outside, and the manager was concerned they might be waiting to start a fight. Police arrived but the four people were no where to be found. Police also checked at the Days Inn, and everything was fine.

- A barking dog complaint in the 800 block of North Market Street was received at 6:41 p.m. Monday. Police patrolled the area but did not hear any barking dogs.


- A person came to the station at 10:36 a.m. Monday in regards to someone harassing her friends using her cell phone. Police noted the situation.

-A caller at Fairfield Commons, Columbiana, contacted police at 11:42 a.m. Monday, stating she had received threats from a patient.

- Police responded to a small traffic accident at 6:49 p.m. Monday at E. Salem Street and Main Street. David Slagle, Canfield, was sitting at a red light at said intersection when he was bumped by a vehicle driven by Rebecca Buchheit, Columbiana. Buchheit was sitting stationary but too close, and when she took her foot off the brake, she bumped into him. Buchheit was cited for failure to assure clear distance.



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