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POLICE REPORTS

August 30, 2013
Salem News

SALEM

- Police were called at 8:49 a.m. Thursday for an open container complaint in the 700 block of East State Street where two males carrying bags were possibly drinking out of open containers in the bags. An officer found the two males carrying bags, but they contained alcohol containers that had not been opened.

- Juveniles were reported playing in the road at East School Street and East Fifth Street at 11:54 p.m. Wednesday, but were not found.

- Police were called for suspicious activity at 10:28 p.m. Wednesday to the 600 block of East State Street where there was a man in a parking lot approaching an occupied vehicle trying to sell something. The man was located and had no weapons, but declined to empty the contents of his pockets. He said he was speaking with the person in the car. He then left.

- A low tree limb was reported at 7:18 p.m. Wednesday in the 800 block of South Lincoln Avenue. An officer checked it and did not feel it posed a traffic hazard. A note was left for the street department to check it.

- A juvenile was reported missing at 6:26 p.m. Wednesday from a Rose Avenue residence, but after an officer started searching the area, a family member said the child was located and everything was okay.

- Emily Ellsworth of Pure Pet, 148 Penn Ave., reported at 6:14 p.m. Wednesday that an unknown female was acting suspicious in the store. After she left, the security video was reviewed and she was observed stealing a $150 ferret and returning it an hour later. The theft occurred at 3:54 p.m., with an investigation pending.

- Police responded at 6:10 p.m. Wednesday to the 300 block of Ash Street to talk to a resident regarding a previous report of an excessive number of feral cats surrounding the residence. Only two cats were seen and appeared friendly. The resident was aware of only two outdoor cats, one a stray and one belonging next door. No problem was apparent.

- Police responded to an alarm at 5:09 p.m. Wednesday on the Salem Parkway, with the exterior of the business found secure.

- A dispute was reported at 3:55 p.m. Wednesday in the 200 block of West Wilson Street where an officer discovered it was a verbal dispute with no violence. A man voluntarily left.

- An officer stood by while a Children Services worker performed an investigation and follow-up at a North Ellsworth Avenue property at 1:53 p.m. Wednesday.

- No citation was issued and no injury was reported when a vehicle driven by William Saunders, 68, of state Route 558, Leetonia, was traveling on East State Street near North Madison Avenue and the steering linkage broke. The driver lost control and the vehicle traveled off of the right side of the road into the curb lawn, striking a street sign. There was minor damage to the sign and the vehicle.

- Officers met with a man in the 800 block of West State Street at 11:26 a.m. Wednesday and another male was there who said his Perry Township residence had been robbed by people he allowed to stay there with him last Friday. He found his property at a local metals place and wanted help getting it back. A Perry Township officer transported him to the business to see about the property and who may have taken it.

- Police responded at 10:08 a.m. Wednesday to the 600 block of Butcher Road and located a man matching the description of a male on a bicycle looking dirty on Cunningham at the city limits. He told police he did not get off his bike and go near any vehicles, but was picking up cans. He was told to be careful.

- A man on Continental Drive reported at 8:36 a.m. Wednesday that he was constantly receiving unwanted text messages from different numbers from the company Remax.

PERRY TWP.

- No citation was issued and no injuries were reported at 10:26 p.m. Wednesday when police were called to a one-vehicle accident on the U.S. Route 62 bypass. A pickup driven by Jack Knight, 64, of Bethpage, Tenn., was northbound on U.S. Route 62 and ran off the end of the pavement at the state Route 45 interchange. The vehicle became stuck and had to be towed from the field. No damage was noted.

- Justin Vickers, 22, of Bandy Road, Alliance, was cited for failure to yield while making a left turn after his northbound vehicle on North Lincoln Avenue attempted to turn west onto the U.S. Route 62 four-lane and was struck by a southbound vehicle driven by Ashley Batcho, 22, of Youngstown, at 5:13 p.m. Wednesday. No injuries were reported.

- A Georgetown Road resident who had already filed a theft report talked to police at 12:02 p.m. Wednesday on West State Street to add property that was taken.

COLUMBIANA

- An employee of the Marathon station called at 11:31 a.m. Wednesday to report a lock out. Officers helped gain entry.

- A man called at 3:10 p.m. Wednesday to advise of a black Saab weaving all over East Park Ave. Officers located and stopped the vehicle and advised the 17-year-old driver of the complaint.

- Jeff Heaton called at 5:32 p.m. Wednesday to report of an accident in front of Arbogast, Columbiana-Waterford Road, Columbiana. Chelsi Figley, Columbiana, reportedly turned left in front of Jeremy Drew, New Waterford, and was cited for failure to yield.

- A Bristol Lane resident came to the station at 5:50 p.m. Wednesday to talk to someone in reference to a fight he had with his brother. He was told his options, and chose to drop the issue since his brother had left and was not expected to return.

- A woman called at 6:38 p.m. Wednesday to speak with an officer about some Facebook postings. She was told her options.

- A man came to the station at 7:04 p.m. Wednesday to report a semi hit the north side of the circle and continued on. The area was checked but the vehicle was not located. The road crew was notified.

- A woman called at 8:49 p.m. Wednesday to report a male wearing a red T-shirt, jeans, and a baseball cap walking on the roadway and not moving off. Officers observed the man in front of the theater and found no apparent violations.

COLUMBIANA

- An employee of the Marathon station called at 11:31 a.m. Wednesday to report a lock out. Officers helped gain entry.

- A man called at 3:10 p.m. Wednesday to advise of a black Saab weaving all over East Park Ave. Officers located and stopped the vehicle and advised the 17-year-old driver of the complaint.

- Jeff Heaton called at 5:32 p.m. Wednesday to report of an accident in front of Arbogast, Columbiana-Waterford Road, Columbiana. Chelsi Figley, Columbiana, reportedly turned left in front of Jeremy Drew, New Waterford, and was cited for failure to yield.

- A Bristol Lane resident came to the station at 5:50 p.m. Wednesday to talk to someone in reference to a fight he had with his brother. He was told his options, and chose to drop the issue since his brother had left and was not expected to return.

- A woman called at 6:38 p.m. Wednesday to speak with an officer about some Facebook postings. She was told her options.

- A man came to the station at 7:04 p.m. Wednesday to report a semi hit the north side of the circle and continued on. The area was checked but the vehicle was not located. The road crew was notified.

- A woman called at 8:49 p.m. Wednesday to report a male wearing a red T-shirt, jeans, and a baseball cap walking on the roadway and not moving off. Officers observed the man in front of the theater and found no apparent violations.

 
 

 

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