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September 4, 2013
Salem News


- Officers responded to a domestic dispute at a Lisbon Road home at 4:09 p.m. Aug. 18 in which the resident reported his ex-wife showed up at the home with her parents wanting to stay with him and he did not want any of them at the home.

- Police responded to a Knauf Road home at 4:30 p.m. Aug. 19 where a pedestrian claimed he was bit by a dog while he was walking. The dog's owner, Shawn Brink, Knauf Road, Canfield, was cited for dogs at large.

- Officers responded to a Middletown Road golf course at 8:40 p.m. Aug. 19 where a woman reported that her brother had arrived at the facility to argue with her about a golf outing that he was requested not to attend. A state Route 45 man later reported at 10:10 p.m. the same day that the brother had put duct tape and wrote on his vehicle with a sharpie marker due to the incident at the golf course.

- David A. Hoover, 31, Wooster, was arrested on an active warrant out of the department for weapons under disability at 1:59 p.m. Aug. 22.

- Police responded to a state Route 14 golf course at 9:25 a.m. Aug. 24 for a report of someone taking tee markers from the facility.

- Bennie L. Funderburg, 63, 1300 E. Third St., Salem, was cited for assured clear distance ahead following a two-vehicle crash in Green Township at 12:16 p.m. Aug. 24 in which he was northbound in the 12000 block of U.S. Route 62 and allegedly failed to stop for traffic, striking the rear of a vehicle driven by Jacob R. Lallo, 23, Salem. No injuries were reported.

- Kevin R. McCullough, 44, 18104 Sixth St., Beloit, was charged with operating a vehicle intoxicated, driving under suspension and assured clear distance ahead following a two-vehicle crash in Beloit at 8:16 p.m. Aug. 25 in which he was northbound on Main Street and allegedly failed to stop for traffic at the railroad crossing, striking the rear of a vehicle driven by Blakeln Nycole Rose Imler, 18, Beloit. McCullough then allegedly left the scene and drove to an address in Beloit. Imler was transported by Beloit EMS to the Salem Community Hospital for possible injuries.

- Police responded to a criminal mischief complaint at the Beloit Park on Fifth Street at 7 a.m. Aug. 26.

- Michelle Satmare, 20, 16620 Artistic Drive, East Liverpool, was arrested for possession of marijuana, possession of drugs, possession of drug paraphernalia and driving under suspension following a traffic stop for left of center at 11:53 p.m. Aug. 27.

- Police responded to a burglary report in the 8000 block of Calla Road at 4:33 p.m. Thursday.

- Police responded to a Goshen Road home at 10:30 p.m. Thursday where the resident told officers she did not want a known man staying at the home. He was told to collect his belongings and leave.

- A South Range Road woman reported an identity theft at 1:28 p.m. Friday.

- Police responded to a 9000 block state Route 45 home at 5:08 p.m. Friday where the resident reported someone had pried open the refrigeration unit on top of his truck and removed the plastic module piece that allowed the unit to function.

- Andrew W. Schaffert, 38, 13446 Main St., Beloit, was arrested for domestic violence after officers responded to a report of a physical altercation between him and his ex-wife.


- Police were called at 3:26 p.m. Tuesday to Hope Cemetery in the 1000 block of North Lincoln Avenue where a juvenile was reported laying on a tomb. Nothing was found.

- A woman on Newgarden Avenue reported at 1:04 p.m. Tuesday that an unknown person used her debit card Monday and Tuesday.

- Vernon Metts, of Granite Street, reported at 12:49 p.m. Tuesday that someone was knocking on his front door at 1:30 a.m. He did not check who it was, but the person left once the dogs started barking.

- Police responded to the 2300 block of Oak Street at 11:11 a.m. Tuesday for a medical problem with fire department first responders also responding. Entry was gained and a woman was found at the bottom of the basement steps. She said she fell and was hurt. EMT Ambulance took her to Salem Community Hospital.

- A woman talked to police at 10:53 a.m. Tuesday regarding an ongoing problem with a man who resides near her. She reported in July that he was showing up at places she goes as if he was following her. On Sunday, she was working at the Stark County Fair and he showed up acting strange walking past her very slowly. She was concerned for her safety.

- A bike found at Centennial Park at 9:46 a.m. Tuesday was taken to the police station.

- Christopher Reiter, of the 800 block of Newgarden Avenue, reported at 9:32 a.m. Tuesday that for the past two days, he has found partially eaten food items in his driveway. He believes they came from a neighbor with whom he has a long-running feud.

- A resident in the 700 block of East Fourth Street reported at 8:16 a.m. Tuesday that between Saturday evening and Tuesday morning, someone entered his vehicle parked at his residence and stole a loaded handgun.

- Rebecca Masterson, of West Pershing Street, reported at 4:25 a.m. Tuesday that she allowed someone to borrow her car to go see his sister, but he has not returned the vehicle. She attempted to call him but he's not answering his cell phone.

- Police were called at 10:31 p.m. Monday to the 300 block of South Lincoln Avenue for an unknown problem. No disturbance was found.

- A man in the 100 block of South Lincoln Avenue reported at 10:04 p.m. Monday that he and his live-in girlfriend had an altercation and she shoved him and struck him, allegedly making threats as she was leaving. He was told if he wants something done, to come to the station to write a statement to have sent to the prosecutor for review.

- A domestic was reported at 8:19 p.m. Monday in the 600 block of Woodland Avenue. Due to conflicting stories about what happened, all involved were told to fill out written statements at the station. They were also told the consequences if police have to come back.

- Andrew Buckius, of the 100 block of South Howard Avenue, called at 8:13 p.m. Monday about a suspicious odor coming from a downstairs apartment. Police responded to the residence, which has an address on Pershing Street, and noted a strange odor while talking to a resident. He allowed officers inside to affirm there was nothing illegal. The odor was apparently coming from some sort of cheese sauce cooked earlier in the evening and cigarette smoke.

- A dark blue SUV was reported swerving before entering the city on U.S. Route 62 at 7:54 p.m. Monday, now eastbound on Sixth Street. The vehicle was located at Union and Third and followed to Lexington without any traffic violations seen. The driver was contacted and showed no indication of impairment, but had a front-end alignment issue.

- An officer was flagged down at 7:26 p.m. Monday by a juvenile who volunteered information about an incident that occurred in the city.

- Jerry Plegge, of the 400 block of Franklin Street, reported at 7:14 p.m. Monday that neighbor kids kicked a ball that hit his house. He didn't want anything done, but said he would call back if it happens again.

- Police were called at 6:40 p.m. Monday for juveniles destroying items in one of the pavilions at Waterworth Memorial Park. Officers found a group of juveniles there and saw damage to an electrical conduit and a garbage can knocked over. The juveniles said it was not them, but they were told to leave the park.

- Alex Finch, 17, of Monroe Street, was cited for assured clear distance after his eastbound vehicle struck the rear of an eastbound vehicle driven by Steven Doyle, 30, of Cunningham Road, who had slowed for traffic on East State Street at 6:30 p.m. Monday near Rose Avenue.

- Police were called at 4:35 p.m. Monday to the area of East Pershing Street and South Ellsworth Avenue for a male who engaged in a verbal altercation and brandished a small axe towards occupants of a vehicle. The man was found with a small axe on his belt. Officers familiar with him confiscated the axe whiled talking with him. He said the occupants of the vehicle threatened him with physical harm, but left. He said it was part of an ongoing problem and the axe was meant for self-defense. He was told charges could result for inducing panic and carrying an axe was not a solution. The axe was returned to his residence where officers spoke with his parents. An officer will attempt to talk to one of the suspects from the vehicle.

- A woman in the 1000 block of East Fourth Street called at 4:18 p.m. Monday to report her adult son was causing problems and she wanted him to leave. He left for his own house.

- A woman in the 100 block of South Howard Avenue spoke to police at 3:30 p.m. Monday about suspicious persons. She was told to call police if anyone comes to her residence that she deems suspicious.

- A woman on South Lundy Avenue reported at 2:59 p.m. Monday that two females had been at her residence threatening her, but left when they realized she was calling the police. She had a problem with the same two females Saturday night. They're from Alliance and it involved a rumor about one of their husbands.

- Police responded at 2:25 p.m. Monday to the Walmart parking lot to check on dogs inside a vehicle. All four windows were open to allow plenty of air circulation and the dogs appeared in good health and not in distress.

- A man reported at 1:11 p.m. Monday that his father lost his wallet at a business in the 1700 block of East State Street. The wallet was not found at the business or in the police lost and found.

- A woman on Cedar Ridge contacted police at 11:56 a.m. Monday about a person possibly being a sex offender. The person was not found to be on file as one. She was told to call police if anything suspicious occurs.

- An alleged sexual contact with a minor that occurred six years ago was reported at 10:14 a.m. Monday. The victim is no longer in contact with the alleged suspect. The case will be turned over to a detective.


- Police were called at 3:17 a.m. Tuesday to the 1100 block of West Perry Street for a report of a male harming himself. EMT Ambulance was already on the scene and said nothing was needed. The male was taken to the hospital.

- Police were called at 8:50 p.m. Monday to the 300 block of Plymouth Place to take a report, with an incident under investigation. No other details were noted on the report.

- A resident in the 1200 block of Andrew Avenue called at 8:24 p.m. Monday to report phone harassment involving an ex-employee. The ex-employee was contacted and told to stop calling or they'll be charged.

- A possible drunk driver was reported at 7:48 p.m. Monday. The driver was stopped and was not impaired.

- Police were called at 9:26 a.m. Monday regarding a powered paraglider that crashed in the area of East Pine Lake Road in the 1000 block in the side yard of the operator's family member. The operator was not injured, but several trees and the glider were damaged. Goshen Township Police also responded, with the incident being investigated by the Ohio State Highway Patrol.


- Police received a call about someone yelling near Smith Oil at 7:43 p.m. Aug. 26. An officer spoke with Lisa Odey at the Steel Trolley Diner and she denied yelling at anyone. Odey was told by the officer to go home for the night.

- A call was received of a large fire in the area of East Washington and Cross streets at 9 p.m. Friday. Police found a small outdoor cooking fire, and the property owners were advised to keep the flames low.

-Police were called to check on the well-being of a person who lives on North Market Street at 10:15 p.m. Aug. 27. An officer spoke with the person, who said he was fine and he had just been arguing with his parents.


- A Hawkins Lane woman reported at 2:23 p.m. Sunday her husband went to Save-A-Lot and when he came out his car would not start and he thought perhaps someone had tampered with it.

- Police went to an Edgewood Drive home at 3:37 p.m. Sunday after receiving a 911 hang-up. The resident said they had just connected an old phone jack in the basement and there were no problems.

- The Columbiana County Sheriff's Office reported at 3:47 p.m. Sunday assistance was needed with an unruly juvenile at a Metz Road home.

- Donald Utz, Follansbee, W.Va., was leaving the Angelius Farm Market at the state routes 7 and 14 intersection at 3:51 p.m. Sunday and made a wide turn in the parking lot and clipped the left rear corner of Antoinette Wells, Beaver, Pa., causing minimal damage to both vehicles.

- A woman reported at 5:16 p.m. Sunday a small dog was in a parked car in the Family Video parking lot and the windows were up.

- A South Elm Street woman reported at 7:40 p.m. Sunday a verbal dispute had taken place between relatives at the home.

- An Albright Avenue woman reported at 9:54 p.m. Sunday her daughter was there and would not leave. Her daughter later left to spend the night at a friend's house.

- A South Main Street woman reported at 10 p.m. Sunday there were people at her home she did not want there.

- A South Middle Street woman reported at 7:19 p.m. Sunday someone spray painted their van while it was parked on South Middle Street.

- Gregory Fidoe, Columbiana-Canfield Road, reported at 8:35 p.m. Sunday his ex-wife was continuing to text message him. Lori Fidoe, North Bayshore, reported at 8:43 p.m. her ex-husband was continuing to text message her.

- A woman reported at 11:49 p.m. Sunday a suspicious vehicle on Brenda Lane had pulled into several driveways and backed out.



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