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September 10, 2013
Salem News


- A 14000 block state Route 165 resident reported a stolen vehicle at 3:54 a.m. Sept. 1.

- Yi Sun, 37, Pittsburgh, was cited for failure to control following a one-vehicle crash in Goshen Township at 7:15 p.m. Sunday in which he was eastbound on state Route 165 just east of Seacrist Road when he allegedly failed to maintain control, traveling off the right side of the roadway and getting stuck. No injury was reported.

- A 10000 block Lisbon Road resident reported a burglary at 10:45 p.m. Sept. 1.

- A Lisbon Road resident reported at 8:02 p.m. Sept. 3 that another woman had struck her in the face and knee area with a crutch.

- Adam L. Tyson, 30, 696 W. Tennessee Ave., Sebring, was arrested for theft after allegedly attempting to steal an iPhone case from the Dollar General in Beloit at 7:35 p.m. Sept. 4.

- Police responded to an assault report at the Sharon Lynn Girls Home at 8:21 p.m. Sept. 4.

- A Third Street, Beloit, resident reported at 7 p.m. Sept. 5 that juveniles had written on his car with a magic marker.

- Police responded to a theft from auto report on Redwood Drive, Beloit, at 9:30 p.m. Friday.

- Several juveniles were discovered at Coy Park at 2:40 a.m. Saturday. All were issued warnings for curfew and released to their parents.

- Police responded to a domestic dispute at a Cedarwood Drive, Beloit, home at 1:48 a.m. Saturday in which a brother and sister had been in a verbal argument about a box fan.


-A East Lincoln Way man reported four juveniles were on his property and looking into his window before running toward C-R Auto at 2:08 a.m. Saturday.

- A caller reported seeing someone driving erratically, possibly in a Dodge Neon, south on state Route 45 by Adams Road at 12:44 a.m. Saturday. Police checked the area but did not find the vehicle.

- A Moore Street resident reported an odor complaint at 5:40 a.m. Sunday. Police detected what smelled like something being burned on Brookfield Street but were unable to locate the source.

- A loud music complaint was received on East Lincoln Way at 11:17 p.m. Saturday. An officer spoke with a woman who was told to keep the volume down.

- A East Lincoln Way woman reported Sunday that money was missing from her home, and there was no sign the home had been broken into.

- Police were called to a on East Lincoln Way at 7:17 p.m. Sunday in regard to an intoxicated man who was confused. Police and EMTs also summoned to the scene spoke with the man who was taken by ambulance to a local hospital.

- Police were called to the home of Lisa Holt, South Lincoln Avenue, at 6:42 p.m. Sunday, where Henry Parks had injured himself during a fall earlier in the day. Parks was checked by EMTs, and Holt said she did not want him at her home. Parks gathered his belongings and left.


-Kelly Ryan, of the 1000 block of East Third Street, reported at 12:54 p.m. Monday that she and her boyfriend saw a woman taking pictures of their home and confronted her. She made a statement about refinancing and when they asked her for some identification or credentials, she left.

- Police responded to a report at 12:35 p.m. Monday of a tractor trailer that struck a tree in the Butech lot at the corner of South Broadway Avenue and Franklin Street. The truck was attempting to turn around in the parking lot when the cab struck a tree limb and a large tree branch broke off and fell between the truck and trailer. The Salem Fire Department responded and cut the branch to free the truck. No damage was done to the lot.

- Sarah Fitzsimmons, 32, and Jacob Miller, 29, both of 237 Washington Ave., were each charged with domestic violence after police were called to their residence at 12:12 p.m. Monday for a domestic call. Each of them had visible injuries to their faces and probable cause was established, with both of them taken into custody and taken to the Columbiana County jail. Two children, ages 3 and 20 months, were taken by a relative. Children Services reported to the police station for intervention and a safety plan was set up with a known friend of the parents.

- A suspicious male was reported at 9:17 a.m. Monday in the 600 block of North Howard Avenue where police found the man at the rear of a property. He said he was working on the apartment building and was waiting for the owner to arrive.

- A vehicle was reported parked too close to a driveway on Cleveland Street at 8:44 a.m. Monday. The owner was located and moved the vehicle.

-Police were called at 9:33 p.m. Sunday to the 600 block of East Third Street for a person to be removed. The woman who called said the person left before officers arrived. He was located in the area and told he's no longer welcome at the residence.

- Emily Ellsworth, of the 700 block of North Union Avenue, reported at 9:28 p.m. Sunday that someone placed seeds into the gas tank of a 2012 Dodge pickup. She said it had to have happened in the past two weeks. It was discovered when the owner went to the gas station for fuel, noting the check engine light came on and the vehicle would not take fuel. The extent of the damage was unknown.

- Officers responded to Centennial Park at 7 p.m. Sunday for a fight in progress and learned the primary person involved in the altercation fled before they arrived. They learned the person had several active warrants for his arrest in Columbiana County, but he could not be found.

- A reckless vehicle was reported at 6:53 p.m. Sunday in the 200 block of Vine Avenue. Police found the vehicle and spoke to the driver who said he dropped his phone and tried to retrieve it from the floor of his truck. He ran up on the curb and blew out his front tire.

- Loud music was reported in the 300 block of West Fourth Street at 6:08 p.m. Sunday, coming from a vehicle next to a residence. The vehicle was located and the owner told to turn down the bass.

- Officers were flagged down at 6:07 p.m. Sunday by a person who reported illegal drug activity in the city. The information will be passed on to the Columbiana County Drug Task Force.

- An intoxicated driver was reported in the 400 block of Lundy Avenue at 4:58 p.m. Sunday. Police found the vehicle in question on East Perry Street and determined the driver was not intoxicated. He said he parked funny at a business on Broadway and that may be why someone thought he was intoxicated.

- Police responded at 4:48 p.m. Sunday to the 1400 block of South Lincoln Avenue where a juvenile was refusing to leave his grandmother's residence and return home with his mother. Officers spoke to him and he reluctantly went home with his mother.

- Police were called at 4:39 p.m. Sunday to the 2800 block of East State Street for a reckless vehicle, but could not find it.


- A bank check card was located at Circle K South on South Lincoln at 8:36 a.m. Monday and taken to the Salem Police Department. A bank manager was contacted and will attempt to contact the card owner.

- Police responded at 8:29 p.m. Sunday to the area of Garfield Avenue for a report of possible gunshots. Officers checked the area and could not hear anything.

- Police were called at 9:41 a.m. Sunday for a dog running in the road in the 1700 block of South Lincoln Avenue. The resident had the dog on their porch and the dog warden was contacted and retrieved the dog.

- An officer answered a call at 4:38 a.m. Sunday on West Sixth Street for Salem Police units who were busy at a shooting at Walmart. A man reported he was awakened by people using his closed above-ground pool in his back yard. He chased them off but found a sign next to his pool that did not belong to him.

- Police assisted Salem Police at Walmart on East State Street at 2:48 a.m. Sunday to separate and detain witnesses until Salem detectives could take their statements.

- Nicole Michelle Hilton, 43, of Lisbon, was not injured or cited after failing to see that the road ended while traveling north on U.S. Route 62 and the state Route 14 interchange at 10:28 p.m. Saturday. Her vehicle traveled off of the road 20 feet and became stuck in the sand. The vehicle had to be towed out.

- Mary Hough, of Hearthside Drive, reported at 9:41 p.m. Saturday that unknown juveniles threw unknown objects against her front door and windows, then ran when she turned on the porch lights. She thought neighborhood juveniles may be involved, but could not identify anyone. There was no damage to her property.

- Police responded at 1:40 p.m. Saturday to the 1300 block of West State Street for a suspicious man trespassing on a property. A resident said the man was riding a 4-wheeler and trying to get his son to ride with him. He's not welcome on the property. He was found and told to stay off of the property or face criminal charges.

- A dog was reported running on the road in the area of Newgarden Avenue and state Route 45 at 10:15 a.m. Saturday. Police tried to catch the dog, but could not and notified the Humane Society and dog warden.

- Police were called at 8:18 a.m. Saturday to the 1100 block of Prospect Street for an unruly juvenile who wouldn't respond when spoken to and failed to listen to anything a woman said. She wanted the juvenile taken to the Tobin detention center, but was told police have to follow guidelines for taking a juvenile to Tobin. Both parties were told to give each other space and talk later when they are calm. Five minutes later the woman called back to report an assault from the juvenile, with police finding no marks on either person. The woman, whom the report said was adamant about police taking the juvenile to Tobin, was warned about the consequences of filing a false police report.


- Shelly Moore, Leetonia, was eastbound on East Park Avenue approaching Elm Street at 12:16 p.m. Friday when James Minerd, New Waterford, stopped at the stop sign southbound on North Elm Street and then proceeded through the intersection and struck Moore. Minerd was cited for failure to yield at a stop sign.

- Renee Miller, Columbiana, was traveling in the exit lane at the Columbiana High School parking lot at 2:54 p.m. Friday and struck Richard Rankin, Columbiana, who was traveling in the same direction and failed to stop in time. No citations were issued.

- The highway patrol requested assistance with a hit-skip in the Unity Township area involving a red pickup truck at 5:45 p.m. Friday. Police checked the area but did not find the truck.

- A woman reported at 6:26 p.m. Friday cars were parked on both sides of Court Street. Police checked and found no signs were prohibiting cars from parking there.

- Jim Bacon, C.T. Cope Co., turned in a DVD player he found at 6:45 p.m. Friday.

- The New Waterford Police Department requested assistance at 7:22 p.m. Friday with checking a building with a smashed window on Silliman Street in New Waterford. Police found the owner inside the building.

- Mary Thompson of Columbus was arrested on a Columbiana County Sheriff's Warrant at 7:50 p.m. Friday at the street fair.

- Tonya R. Courtney, Youngstown, reported at 9:10 p.m. Friday her car was stolen from the street fair. It was later found by Paul's Cafe where she parked it.

- The Beaver Township Police Department reported at 8:42 p.m. Friday a large bale of hay was on state Route 14 near Heck Road.

- Tiffany Sherrill, South Main Street, reported at 9 p.m. Friday she wanted a man removed from the home. Police verbally warned Greg Ritterbeck for trespass.

- Police responded to a domestic at 8:12 a.m. Saturday on Manor Drive. There were no problems.

- The highway patrol reported at 1:27 p.m. Saturday an elderly woman in a white PT Cruiser was driving recklessly eastbound on state Route 14 from Beeson Mill Road. Police found the vehicle but did not see her make any traffic violations.

- A man reported at 1:46 p.m. Saturday a car was parked too close to the stop sign at North Vine and Allen streets. Police issued a parking citation to the vehicle.

- The highway patrol reported at 3:16 p.m. Saturday a reckless driver was westbound on state Route 14 from Pennsylvania. Police found the vehicle and turned it over to the patrol.

- A man reported at 6:36 p.m. Saturday branches were in front of a North Middle Street home and cars were parked on either side of the street and the branches were making it difficult to get through. Police found people were cutting the shrubbery there and were using a trailer and would be leaving within an hour.

- Ben Curl of Columbiana was arrested on a Portage County Sheriff's Warrant at 7 p.m. Saturday at the street fair.

- At 7:17 p.m. Saturday police found a packet with a white substance in it at the big tent in the street fair.

- A man reported at 7:59 p.m. Saturday he found a dog that became aggressive with him. The dog's owner, Courtney Kurtz was contacted and her husband retrieved the dog.

- Police responded to a domestic dispute near the Post Office at 8 p.m. Saturday. There were no problems.

- The county sheriff's office reported at 9:52 p.m. Saturday two Mustangs were speeding northbound on state Route near 7&14. Police checked the area but did not see the vehicles.

- Terry Poulton reported at 2:37 p.m. Sunday a kid was walking down Old North with what appeared to be an assault rifle. Police found it was a toy.

- Someone reported at 2:46 p.m. Sunday someone in Mulberry Alley was burning trash and smoke was filling the house and it smelled bad.

- Aaron A. Ciapala, 38, Leetonia, was cited for driving under suspension at 7:27 p.m. Sunday during a traffic stop on state Route 164.

- A Reichard's employee reported at 7:48 p.m. Sunday suspicious activity was going on behind the plant on Fairfield Avenue.

- Benjamin H. Wiley Sr., 40, Leetonia, was cited for driving under suspension and expired registration following a traffic stop on Camelot Drive at 9:33 p.m. Sunday. A passenger, Megan M. Davis, 22, Leetonia, was found to have an active warrant for her arrest through the county sheriff's office and was taken into custody.



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