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September 1, 2013
Salem News


- Police responded to three separate alarms between 5:08 a.m. and 5:53 a.m. Saturday, with one in the 2300 block of East State Street and two at the same location in the 200 block of West State Street. All outer perimeter doors were found secure.

- A house key attached to a lanyard was found at 4:48 a.m. Saturday in a yard in the 400 block of Washington Avenue and placed in the police lost and found.

- A caller in the 100 block of Woodland Avenue at 4:39 a.m. Saturday reported an intoxicated man down on the ground. He told police he was waiting for a cab and did not need medical attention.

- A resident in the 400 block of Washington Avenue reported at 4:36 a.m. Saturday that a person was knocking on the windows wanting to fight his son. He fled before police arrived.

- A clerk at Circle K West, 780 W. State St., reported at 3:51 a.m. Saturday that a young male concealed a bottle of Jose Cuervo Margarita down his pants. He returned the bottle when confronted by the clerk and fled the store.

- A woman in the 400 block of Franklin Avenue reported at 3:26 a.m. Saturday that people were around her vehicle again. Police found no one. She had called at 3:04 a.m. to report a suspicious person inside her vehicle who then fled and was picked up by someone driving a white SUV. She said one of them flipped her off before fleeing toward South Lincoln Avenue. Nothing was reported missing or damaged.

- An officer on patrol at 3:15 a.m. Saturday saw a woman yelling profanity at the occupants of a vehicle preparing to leave the Circle K East parking lot at 1125 E. State St. The vehicle was stopped and another officer responded and spoke to the woman. A man in the vehicle said she was an ex and there was an argument. No violence was reported.

- Brandon Smith, 22, of 1133 Prospect St., was taken into custody at 2:38 a.m. Saturday on an outstanding arrest warrant.

- Police responded at 1:50 a.m. Saturday to the 100 block of West Pershing Street for a domestic dispute. A woman said she and her boyfriend were arguing and he would not let her in the apartment. No physical violence occurred. Both said they would avoid each other for the rest of the night.

- An unknown noise disturbance was reported at 1:28 a.m. Saturday in the 100 block of West Pershing Street. No noise was heard by police. A residence was checked, but nobody was inside.

- An officer on patrol at 12:44 a.m. Saturday initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle and cited the passenger, Rhonda Rankin, of Holloway, for open container.

- Police were called at 12:15 a.m. Saturday to the Burger King parking lot on East State Street where a woman was reported inside a vehicle possibly sleeping or having a medical issue. The woman was contacted and was okay. She said she fell asleep.

- Police were called to a domestic at 11:40 p.m. Friday in the 500 block of Walnut Street where both persons involved were told to get along. No physical violence was reported, only a verbal dispute.

- Loud persons were reported at 11:32 p.m. Friday in the 300 block of North Broadway Avenue. Some people were sitting on a porch, but no violations were seen or heard.

- A barking dog was reported at 11 p.m. Friday in the 1100 block of North Ellsworth Avenue and taken inside by the owner.

- A verbal dispute was reported at 10:09 p.m. Friday in the 500 block of Walnut Street where a woman said a known male was harassing her and his dog scratched her daughter's boyfriend. First responders and KLG Ambulance responded to check the boyfriend's arm and stomach. The male was told about the complaint and consequences.

- A woman in the 1200 block of East Third Street called at 9:58 p.m. Friday to report a neighbor punching his dog. The neighbor said his one dog was messing with his other dog that just had surgery and he did not want the stitches to come out so he smacked the dog. The dog did not appear to be injured.

- A woman in the 100 block of Washington Avenue reported at 7:30 p.m. Friday that she may have been a victim of a scam. She said she gave her personal information over the phone and sent money. She was told her options.

- Police were called at 6:43 p.m. Friday to the 400 block of South Ellsworth Avenue to speak to a man who believed he was being stalked by someone he knows. He also believed someone may have been inside his residence and taken some property.

- Police were called at 5:42 p.m. Friday to the 1700 block of East State Street to check the well-being of a man. The man agreed to be voluntarily transported to Salem Community Hospital for an evaluation.

- An intoxicated female was reported on South Lundy Avenue at 5:09 p.m. Friday, but was not found.

- A man in the 200 block of East Third Street reported at 4:51 p.m. Friday that someone took his check/debit card that was delivered by FedEx. He was not home, but he was told the package was delivered.

- A reckless driver was reported in a box truck at 4:02 p.m. Friday in the 1800 block of East State Street. The truck was found in a parking lot and the driver told about the complaint. He did not appear impaired.

- A caller at 12:05 p.m. Friday complained about a lawn care company vehicle parked on the east side of South Lincoln Avenue between Perry and Aetna streets, making it difficult to get around. The vehicle was gone when police arrived.


- A Leetonia man called at 6:23 p.m. Friday about a fight at his rental property on North Elm Street. Police arrived and found that everyone had left, but the fight supposedly involved someone named Jamie who assaulted someone named Todd.

- Several complaints were received of a woman with three children about 13 years old acting up at the Funland Park at 7:48 p.m. Friday. Police did not find the suspects, but the complainants were advised to call back should there by any further problems.

-A woman who had rented a pavilion at Firestone Park reported at 9:43 p.m. Friday she was ready to leave when a suspicious vehicle pulled up and the occupants remained inside. The vehicle was gone by the time police arrived.

- A resident reported at 10:36 p.m. Friday a vehicle pulled into the property on Duquense Street across from the D.W. Dickey plant and was just sitting there. Police arrived and found three unoccupied vehicles and checked for a possible party off Fairfield Avenue. The officer did confirm the owners were attending a surprise party, and they agreed to move their vehicles.

- A woman reported driving behind a possible drunken driver westbound on state Route 14 at 11:46 p.m. Friday. The vehicle left the jurisdiction before police could locate it.

- A Herbster Street resident reported hearing someone running through the house at 11:59 p.m. Friday. An officer arrived but did not thing anything amiss.

- Jamie E. Cierceko, 36, of Leetonia, was stopped in traffic on West Park Avenue at 5 p.m. Friday when her vehicle was struck in the rear by a vehicle driven by David E. Ardale, 54, of Struthers.

- Ryan Martino was pulling from a stop sign at Chestnut Alley onto West Friend Street when his Jeep was struck by someone in a pickup, who left the scene. The accident occurred at 10:31 p.m. Friday.



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