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August 31, 2013
Salem News


- A city resident reported the father of her two children who lives out of town does not have legal visitation rights but that she permits visitation on weekends, and that the father did not return her son on Sunday then allegedly took him out of school and is keeping him at his home. An officer told the woman to contact the department if the father has not returned the boy by the time she returns from her trip.

- Police responded to an East Second Street business at 2:50 p.m. Thursday where an employee reported receiving a threatening phone call from an unidentified woman who said she would slash tires and that "this was not over with" regarding a legal ad in the newspaper about hiring nurses aides for home care.

- An Oak Street resident reported at 3:25 p.m. Thursday her son and his friend have been followed to school by a dark truck with two male occupants who are watching them but not attempting to talk to them.

- An officer responded to a Newgarden Avenue home at 4:11 p.m. Thursday where a woman reported a verbal dispute with her boyfriend who had already left.

- An officer responded to a report of suspicious odor in the 900 block of South Avenue at 7:57 p.m. Thursday and was directed toward a wooded area along the alley where there were several white plastic bags apparently from a grocery store scattered closely together behind a large pile of cut timber. The officer inspected the bags and found fruits and vegetables and rotting turkey.

- Officers responded to the 1400 block of Franklin Avenue at 10:54 p.m. Thursday for a report of a prowler and found a woman walking near a residence. The woman said that she had locked herself out of her house and had been knocking on neighbor's doors in an attempt to get help. An officer provided her a cell phone to call a family member.

- An officer responded to the post office at 12:20 a.m. Friday for a report of a man urinating in the parking lot. The officer spoke with the man, found to be intoxicated, who said he had a fight with his wife at their home in Sebring and he was going to sleep in his truck before work in the morning. The officer confiscated the man's keys until he sobered up.

- Police responded to a report of someone possibly sleeping on a park bench in the 500 block of East State Street at 1:50 a.m. The man said his legs had started to cramp so he sat down. He declined medical attention.

- Police initiated a traffic stop for an equipment violation on South Broadway Avenue and East Pershing Street at 2:01 a.m. Friday during which two 17-year-old males from Hanoverton and Kensington for an unruly offense.

- A Newgarden Avenue resident reported at 7:55 a.m. Friday a juvenile boy had been bitten or scratched on the leg by a dog at the corner of Newgarden Avenue and Liberty Street.

- Stacy R. Jarrett, 3824 Depot Road, Salem, was arrested on an active warrant out of the Columbiana County Sheriff's Office for menacing after turning himself in at 9:30 a.m. Friday.


- An officer took a report in reference to a jewelry theft in the 200 block of Oak Street at 1:10 p.m. Aug. 22.

- An officer investigated a report of vandalism in the 700 block of Columbia Street at 5:39 p.m. Aug. 22.

- An officer responded to the 200 block of Oak Street at 5:36 p.m. Aug. 23 in reference to a garbage complaint.

- An officer spoke with Pearl Street residents regarding threats made toward a juvenile at 7:56 p.m. Aug. 24.

- An officer spoke with residents in the 600 block of Columbia Street at 7:57 p.m. Aug. 24 in reference to a vandalism.

- An officer responded to a Columbia Street home at 3:10 p.m. Aug. 25 for a person to be removed.

- An Oak Street resident reported an identity theft at 9:40 a.m. Friday.


- A woman at 227 Bristol Lane called Thursday at 12:01 a.m. to report she received several calls about her ex taking about 40 pills. Officers found the ex who denied taking any pills. The officers spoke with him, and he appeared fine.

- A warning letter was sent to John Garver, 734 E. Park Ave. Thursday about a junk motor vehicle.

- A lockout of the Lemon Tree van at Sparkle was reported at 9:51 a.m. Thursday.

- A South Elm Street woman called at 11:49 a.m. Thursday to report someone broke into her house while she was out.

- A woman called at 2:45 p.m. Thursday about a lockout at McDonald's. Entry was gained.

- A woman called at 3:01 p.m. Thursday about a lockout on South Main Street. Entry was gained.

- A woman called at 5:51 p.m. Thursday about a man wearing black walking up Pittsburgh street talking to himself. The officer was familiar with the man, and there was no problem.


- A village woman reported at 9:07 p.m. Thursday her son did not come home from school. Police contacted the boy at about 9:15 p.m., and he said he was at a friend's house. He was told to contact his mother.



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