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September 12, 2013
Salem News


- Gary Allen, Warren, struck a trailer owned by Reichard Industries in the company's parking lot at 12:15 p.m. Tuesday.

- Don Leffel reported at 1:27 p.m. Tuesday a semi truck went around and over the curb at the traffic circle and kept going northbound. Police checked the circle and found no damage.

- Police saw a domestic dispute at the rear of a West Friend Street home at 1:31 p.m. Tuesday. A verbal warning was given to Candace Fraser of Columbiana and Roger Mullet of Salem for disorderly conduct.

- Jack Meier, New Waterford, was eastbound state Route 14 approaching Windjammer Drive at 3 p.m. Tuesday and rear-ended James Clunk, Columbiana, who was stationary. Clunk's vehicle was pushed into the vehicle Keri Kelley of Columbiana, which was pushed into the vehicle of Shane Miller of East Palestine. Meier was cited for assured clear distance.

- Eleanor J. McKenzie's vehicle was damaged as a result of a crash in the McDonald's parking lot at 3:22 p.m. Tuesday. McKenzie told police her vehicle was struck by Jayma Marshall, 16, West Main Street, Leetonia, who had backed out of a parking space.

- Shilah Briceland, Leetonia, had a vehicle parked at the Rite Aid parking lot when it was struck by an unknown vehicle at 5:39 p.m. Tuesday.

- Sarah McNeal, West Park Avenue, reported at 6:40 p.m. Tuesday she received a letter from an inmate.

- Beaver Township police reported at 9:50 p.m. Tuesday a 15-year-old runaway was in the area of South Avenue and Garfield Road. Police found the boy in North Arrowhead Bay area and turned him over to township police.


- Officers assisted the Columbiana County Sheriff's Office and the U.S. Marshal's Office at 11:53 a.m. Wednesday in locating a wanted person in the city. Stephen W. Bell, 27, of 580 Union St., Washingtonville, was taken into custody for resisting arrest and a warrant for domestic violence after authorities checked his mother's residence in the city. At first he wasn't there, but after receiving more information, officers returned and he allegedly attempted to flee from the rear of the house on his bicycle, but wrecked it in the alley. He was ordered to lay down, but instead jumped up and began to run. He was tasered by a deputy and immediately dropped to the ground where he was taken into custody and taken to the county jail by a deputies.

-An anonymous caller at 1:18 p.m. Wednesday reported two men in the 100 block of North Ellsworth Avenue going to businesses and selling meat out of a truck. They were found and told to stop until getting a permit from the zoning office. No citation was issued since no violation was observed. The truck was marked as North Coast Meats. A caller at 9:46 a.m. in the 600 block of South Ellsworth Avenue had also called about unwanted solicitors at the business.

- Police were called at 9:45 p.m. Tuesday for a report of a vicious dog at large in the 200 block of West Fourth Street. The animal was located and was extremely aggressive towards the responding officer. The owner was found and told the consequences of a dog at large and said the dog pushed through the screen on the door and got out.

- A woman came to the police department at 9:07 p.m. Tuesday to report a female contacted her employer and made false allegations that she was abusing drugs. She also said several recent reports were made to government agencies by the known female that were also false. Officers contacted the suspect about the complaint and possible consequences if a pattern of conduct toward the woman persists. Both women were told to avoid contact with each other. The prosecutor will be consulted, but the woman was told to contact an attorney regarding the potential civil issues.

- A woman on North Ellsworth Avenue called at 8:43 p.m. Tuesday to report a suspicious male in the 1000 block, but no one was found.

- An officer at 8:13 p.m. Tuesday saw a man in the area of North Broadway Avenue and East Second Street who was believed to have an active warrant. The person was identified and turned out to be someone else. He was told why he was stopped and was sent on his way.

- An ATV was reported on the street in the 300 block of Hickory Lane at 7:56 p.m. Tuesday. None were found.

- A reckless driver in a white Ford Ranger was reported entering the city on South Lincoln Avenue at 7:06 p.m. Tuesday, but was not found.

- A woman on West Seventh Street reported at 6:32 p.m. Tuesday that her ex-girlfriend was calling and harassing her over the end of their relationship. She was concerned she might show up and create a disturbance and wanted the situation documented.

- An anonymous person dropped off a legal document at 6:27 p.m. Tuesday after it was found near the copy machine at the post office on Penn Avenue. A relative of the owner was contacted and told how to retrieve the document.

- A resident in the 700 block of West State Street reported at 6:08 p.m. Tuesday that a known female was making harassing calls and sending harassing text messages. The person was contacted and denied the allegation, saying there would be no more contact with the resident.

- A domestic was reported in the 600 block of Deming Street at 5:52 p.m. Tuesday. A man and woman had an argument, but no physical violence occurred. They were told to separate for the evening.

- An anonymous caller at 4:45 p.m. Tuesday reported a suspicious man loitering in the area of the daycare on Columbia Street. The man was found on South Lundy Avenue and said he was just waiting for a friend to return from a nearby grocery store. He was told his presence in the area was potentially alarming due to the nearby daycare. He apologized and volunteered to move to the grocery store property to wait.

- An officer at 4:27 p.m. Tuesday noted a broken window on a residence in the 1300 block of East Third Street which appeared to happen recently.


- A passerby at 11:35 a.m. Tuesday reported seeing a juvenile girl on the U.S. Route 62 four-lane and North Ellsworth Avenue. Police found the 13-year-old stopped in the median on her bike. The parent was contacted, responded to the scene and picked her up. She said the girl was not in school because she's suspended. She was told bicycles are not allowed on the four-lane.

- Bruce Shasteen, of the 1400 block of Jennings Avenue, reported at 6:12 p.m. Tuesday that a video game system and 15 games were missing from the residence. Police found a broken window where entry may have been made. Police were called back to the residence later and told the items were returned. He didn't want charges against the people responsible since they were relatives.

- Police stopped a 2001 Chevy Malibu in the 300 block of Benton Road at 1:25 p.m. Tuesday for a traffic offense and learned an officer could confiscate the vehicle registration and license plates on behalf of the registrar. The vehicle was towed. The operator was found to be valid and given a warning for the traffic violation and walked from the scene.

- David E. Dailey, 65, of Garfield Road, Salem, was cited for improper backing after he attempted to back up while stopped at the stop sign on Michigan Boulevard and struck a vehicle driven by Cynthia Anderson, 48, of Springfield, who was stopped behind him, causing minor damage to her vehicle at 12:44 p.m. Tuesday.

- A woman on West Perry Street called police at 11:35 a.m. Tuesday to report receiving phone calls from a person claiming to be from Medicare requesting information on their account. She said she ended the call and was concerned due to them never receiving calls about their Medicare account over the phone.

- Police responded to the 400 block of Country Club Lane for an ongoing neighbor dispute over property trespassing at 10:43 a.m. Tuesday. A man said that on Monday night, his neighbor placed items on the property line to prevent him from doing work on his property. He believes it's in retaliation for police being called Monday over trespassing on the property by workers. Information will be sent to the prosecutor for review for possible charges or whether it's a civil matter.


- Constable Dan Valentine received a report from a resident in the 39000 block of Crestview Road, Leetonia, at 11:48 a.m Monday advising that a suspicious person came to her house trying to get her to let him pave her driveway. The person was located in the Grafton Road area and was identified as being from Arkansas and had no equipment with him. He was advised to leave the area because it appeared that is was a scam.



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