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September 11, 2013
Salem News


- Police responded at 1:02 p.m. Tuesday to Quaker Village, 201 S. Lincoln Ave., where two clerks said a customer became upset and started yelling at them after he used his bank card to make a purchase and the clerk accidentally rang up 10 times the amount. They tried to get the card to revoke the sales, but it wouldn't so they attempted to give him the over amount in cash to deposit in his bank across the street and he didn't like that. The man, from East Liverpool, said he became upset because they wouldn't give him his card back after he asked for it. He took the card from the counter and the clerks said the charges were removed but he said his account was now overdrawn. He was asked to sign the receipts, but refused, took his card and went to the bank. The clerks said his account should be all right.

- Police received a complaint at 12:34 p.m. Tuesday from Salem Community Hospital, 1995 E. State St., regarding an automated dialing system continually calling and tying up the phone lines.

- A motocycle was towed after being parked in the street on South Lundy with no one around for three hours Tuesday. The call came at 11:42 a.m. Cones had been placed around it by a city worker until it was towed. The motorcycle had damage to the front fender and foot rest and appeared to have been laid down on the pavement.

- The owner of a business at 570 S. Broadway Ave. reported at 10:45 a.m. Tuesday that kids who reside next door have been throwing rocks and apples into the fenced portion of his business. Several apples and rocks were seen on freshly sealed asphalt. He was concerned they'll break a window. Police spoke to the mother and told her to correct the problem.

- A domestic dispute was reported at 9:51 a.m. Tuesday in the 100 block of West Pershing Street where police learned a woman and her live-in boyfriend had a verbal disagreement over living conditions. She was moving out. Police stood by while she gathered some clothing and said her family will help move the furniture. Both were told they could face charges if police have to return.

- A woman came to the police station at 9:07 a.m. Tuesday to report concerns about a suspicious person she was made aware of who came to the Methodist Church Monday and said he was looking for children to attend church. The person had no identification or credentials to show who he was or why he was inquiring about children. She wanted the police notified should he have other intentions.

- Elizabeth Colbert, 26, of East Seventh Street, was cited for failure to yield after stopping at the stop sign at Maple Street while northbound on Washington Avenue and pulling out, striking the left side of a westbound vehicle driven by Myrtle Geho, 82, of Maple Street, at 8:47 a.m. Tuesday. Geho was trapped in her vehicle and had to be extricated by the city fire department. She was taken to Salem Community Hospital by EMT Ambulance.

- Police responded to a residence in the 400 block of South Lincoln Avenue where a resident reported at 7:51 a.m. Tuesday that someone entered both his and his wife's vehicles and took some small change, along with a GPS unit out of his vehicle.

- John Bridge Sr., of Rose Avenue, reported at 7:39 a.m. Tuesday that a vicious dog came after him in the 100 block of Rose Avenue. No one would answer the door at the residence in question.

- A caller at 11:56 p.m. Monday reported a reckless driver, possibly intoxicated, in the area of Franklin Avenue and Whinnery Road. An officer stopped the vehicle after a marked lanes violation and the driver said he was just tired. He only lived a short distance away and was told to use extra caution.

- A prowler was reported at 10:50 p.m. Monday in the 400 block of Franklin Avenue where a woman said she saw a man looking in the window of the residence. Nobody was found.

- Loud music was reported at 8:28 p.m. Monday in the 300 block of North Ellsworth Avenue where a resident said he was having band practice. He said they would stop for the night.

- A woman in the 700 block of West Pershing Street reported at 7:53 p.m. Monday that she received unwanted messages on Facebook from someone she knows. Police spoke to the person sending the messages and both were told to no longer have contact.

- Police received a report at 6:53 p.m. Monday of manhole covers that came off in the 1200 block of East State Street and the 1100 block of East Pershing Street due to the large amount of rain. The covers were replaced after the water went down.

- Geoffrey Cody, 28, of Hartley Road, was cited for assured clear distance after the eastbound pickup he was driving at 6:13 p.m. Monday failed to stop and struck the rear of an eastbound car driven by Linda James, 60, of Columbiana, who was stopped for the red light on East State Street at South Union Avenue. An officer witnessed the crash and heard the squealing of the pickup's tires. James was taken to Salem Community Hospital by EMT for possible injuries. The report said Cody was distracted by an external distraction, but did not say what the distraction was.

- A woman at 5:56 p.m. Monday turned in a wallet found in the area of Giant Eagle, 2401 E. State St., with a message left for the owner.

- A woman in the 1200 block of East State Street reported at 5:16 p.m. Monday that she and her 17-year-old daughter were involved in a verbal dispute over a cell phone and it escalated into a brief physical confrontation. The daughter left, but an officer spoke to her later and she was told her mother could pursue unruly charges against her through Juvenile Court. Both were told to avoid a physical confrontation.

- A neighbor dispute developed at 3:48 p.m. Monday in the 1400 block of East State Street over a shared driveway. They were told it's a civil matter and they understood and agreed it would not escalate into an altercation.

- Franklin Gall, 77, of East Fourth Street, was cited for failure to yield after pulling from a stop sign while southbound on Ohio Avenue at the intersection with Franklin Avenue, attempting a turn and striking the side of an eastbound vehicle on Franklin driven by John Maniscalco, 38, of Jefferson Avenue, at 3:31 p.m. Monday. There were no injuries reported.


- Police assisted the Columbiana County Sheriff's Office with a neighbor dispute in the 400 block of South Egypt Road with a possible weapon involved and multiple people at 8:01 p.m. Monday.

- Police were called at 7 p.m. Monday to the railroad crossing on South Lincoln Avenue for a report of flooding. Officers saw 5 to 7 inches of water over the crossing and contacted Norfolk Southern. Before Norfolk Southern arrived, the rain ceased and there was no longer a problem, with the railroad company advised.

- Police responded at 6:05 p.m. Monday to the 400 block of Country Club Lane for a report of a neighbor dispute over a property line. A woman reported her neighbor erected scaffolding for home improvements on her property. Police spoke to both parties, told them it's a civil issue and to contact their attorneys.

- A caller at 3:05 p.m. Monday reported a suspicious man lying near the creek in the 400 block of Benton Road. Police found the person, who was known to officers and lives in the 400 block of Benton Road. He said he was just sitting by the creek talking to himself. He was told to stay away from that area for the rest of the day.

- An officer responded at 11:42 a.m. Monday to the 1300 block of West State Street with a Salem patrolman to speak with a man about an assault that took place in Salem.

- A child was reported in a vehicle at 2:26 p.m. Monday in a parking lot while a parent went into the bank in the 100 block of North Broadway Avenue. The father came out and explained the cooling fan continues to run even with the car shut off. He was told it was a poor decision to leave the child in the car.


- Police went to A-Plus Powder Coaters at 8 p.m. Monday for a report that flames were coming from the chimney. Employees were still there and no problems were reported.


- Police responded to alarm going off at the Cash Advance store on North Market Street at 5:23 p.m. Monday and found the front door open and the "open" sign was flashing. An employee with a key arrived and secured the premises.

- Police received two calls between 4 and 5 p.m. Monday of a dog running loose on North Market Street, the first time when only two minors were home. The adults were home the second time and were warned they could be cited.



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