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September 17, 2013
Salem News


- A clerk at Smith Oil on East State Street reported at 2:11 p.m. Monday that a person in a white van left without paying for gas. The registration came back to a resident in Goshen Township, with Goshen Township Police notified to contact the owner/driver of the van.

- A woman on Cedar Street reported at 2:07 p.m. Monday that she was having a problem with a man she had been dating off and on for several years. He reportedly told her he was coming to her residence to remove appliances he helped purchase. She was told to call police if he shows up and causes problems.

- Police were called at 12:16 p.m. Monday to check the well-being of a child outside with no parental supervision in the 500 block of Newgarden Avenue. The caller attempted contact at the residence, but no one answered. Officers responded and made contact with the child's mother who was told about the complaint and asked why the child was not at school. She was told to make sure he's at school Tuesday.

- William Orend, of Conser Drive, reported at 11:33 a.m. Monday that the driver of a red pickup pulled from an alley and struck his vehicle on West Pershing Street and kept going. He came to the station to report the incident.

- Jessie Neel, of the 100 block of Woodland Avenue, reported at 8:56 a.m. Monday that her left rear tail light was broken out of her vehicle while it was parked in the driveway.

- An anonymous caller at 4:22 a.m. Monday reported a suspicious person in the 300 block of West Fifth Street, saying she saw a shadow near her car and heard a person who then left. Officers were unable to find anyone.

- An officer on patrol on East Second Street at 12:51 a.m. Monday saw a man in the parking lot of a closed business and made contact with him. He said he was out for a walk after an argument with others at home. He said he would move along.

- Police were called at 5:42 p.m. Sunday to the 800 block of East Third Street to speak with a victim being harassed by a person in the Columbiana County jail who attempted to break into their house. An officer contacted jail personnel to have them attempt to stop the calls.

- A dog at large was reported at 3:04 p.m. Sunday in the 500 block of Jennings, where an officer helped the owner retrieve the animal.

- A reckless operator was reported at 1:14 p.m. Sunday on East State Street turning onto Southeast Boulevard. The vehicle made it to a residence on Kennedy Drive with no violations observed.

- Ryan Saylor, of Cedar Ridge Drive, reported at 12:25 p.m. Sunday that his unlocked vehicle was entered overnight. Stolen items included a diesel tuner and six broadhead arrows.

- Cab driver Valerie Rendzinak, 49, of state Route 45, Salem, was cited for display of dealer placard and warned for several city cab violations after an officer on patrol at 11:08 a.m. Sunday saw a cab operating without a city license displayed and with an auto dealer plate. The cab was stopped and found not to be licensed at all or to have any insurance. The vehicle being operated for Quaker City Cab was towed from the scene.

- James Donlon, of Washington Avenue, reported at 10:40 a.m. Sunday that he lost the trailer plate to his trailer somewhere along state Route 11. The plate was entered into a law enforcement data base as lost/stolen.

- An officer was flagged down at 10:23 a.m. Sunday for a dog at large in the 400 block of North Union Avenue. The dog was found but would not let an officer get close, so the humane officer was called.

- Police were called to a yard in the 700 block of Aetna Street at 9:59 a.m. Sunday for recovered property which included several drug abuse instruments and paraphernalia. Contact was attempted with the possible owner, but they did not want to speak with an officer at that time.

- An alarm was reported at 9:27 a.m. Sunday in the 300 block of East State Street, but the business was found secure.


-Township police were called into the city of Salem at 9:24 p.m. Sunday to assist Salem Police on a traffic stop to identify two males in the area of Stadium Chevrolet on West State Street. They were identified through the use of the computer.

- Cathleen Estes, 39, of Allen Avenue, Columbiana, was cited for a right-of-way violation after she stopped at a stop sign on Cunningham Road and pulled across the intersection at state Route 344 and was struck by an eastbound vehicle driven by Randy Fortney, 54, of Conser Drive, Salem, at 3:58 p.m. Sunday. No injuries were reported.

- Police were called at 10:52 a.m. Sunday to the 1000 block of Andrew Avenue for a loose dog running in the neighborhood. Police made contact with the dog owner who said the dog was put inside after breaking it's run.

- A caller at 4:46 a.m. Sunday reported a large number of plastic items in the road on state Route 45 in front of Dairy King. An officer found a large amount of wrapping material and obtained a garbage bag from Circle K South to clean up the plastic.

- A clerk at Circle K South on South Lincoln Avenue called at 2:17 a.m. Sunday with concerns about a vehicle in the lot. An officer checked the vehicle and found nothing amiss. The vehicle was registered to a local resident.

- Police were called at 10:22 p.m. Saturday for a 4-wheeler on Stewart Road near Hunt Road, but nothing could be found.

- Police were requested at 9:41 p.m. Saturday to assist the owner of Salem Security Storage who discovered two people living inside one of the storage locker units rented by a woman. The man and woman were identified and checked for warrants, then ordered to leave the premises. They were told they were no longer permitted on the property without the owner present for them to remove their personal items from the storage locker, since they had violated their contract for the locker. They were escorted off of the property after the locker was secured.

- Brian Frederick, 51, of Fairfield School Road, Columbiana, was cited for a 12-point suspension after a traffic stop at 12:17 p.m. Saturday on Cunningham Road at state Route 344. The license plate for the vehicle was confiscated on behalf of the Bureau of Motor Vehicles, with the vehicle towed from the scene.

- Mitchell Priest, 49, of North Salt Lake, Utah, was cited for reasonable control at 5:53 a.m. Saturday after the semi tractor trailer he was driving north bound on U.S. Route 62 (the four-lane) slid off of the right side of the road and jackknifed. The report said he failed to see that the road ended. No injuries were reported. The vehicle was towed from the scene.

- Jose Pedro Nicolas, of 234 S. Lincoln Ave., Salem, was cited for driving with no license after a traffic stop at 12:17 a.m. Saturday on Olive Street near Orchard. The vehicle was towed from the scene.

- Police responded to the 1300 block of West State Street after a caller at 8:15 p.m. Friday reported people entering a residence and taking things from inside the residence. The caller said nobody should be inside the home. Officers found two people who said they were told by the homeowner to remove 10 cats from the residence. Police determined it was management and the humane society removing the animals.

- Police were called at 7:12 p.m. Friday to the area of South Lincoln Avenue near Chestnut Grove Road for a report of two juveniles walking north attempting to use a taser on each other. It was determined the juveniles were in the city limits, with Salem Police advised of the incident.

- Police were called at 4:43 p.m. Friday to U.S. 62, north of state Route 14, for a minor accident between a hawk and a northbound Dodge Caravan driven by David Pulver, 62, of Clinton, Pa. who said the bird flew up from the east berm and shattered the passenger side mirror on the van. The bird was injured and stayed on the edge of the road until the humane officer attempted to cover it, then it attempted to fly across the road and over the embankment. The humane officer located the injured bird in the underbrush and captured it to administer assistance. The vehicle sustained minor damage.


- Police responded to a criminal mischief report in the 17000 block of Fairview Avenue at 9:05 a.m. Sept. 8.

- A Beaver Creek Road resident reported at 2:23 p.m. Sept. 8 that his neighbor had been driving an ATV on his property and possibly taking pumpkins. The neighbor was warned to stay of the resident's property.

- A Seacrist Road resident reported at 4:55 p.m. Sept. 8 that her credit card had been stolen and transactions made in Alliance.

- Police responded to a theft report in the 15000 block of Middletown Road at 5:59 p.m. Sept. 9.

- Police charged a 16-year-old resident of the Sharon Lynn Girls Home for possession of marijuana after the girl was reported smoking the substance at the facility at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 9.

- A Fifth Street, Beloit, resident reported at 8:17 p.m. Sept. 9 that he believed a known man had taken his prescription medication from his vehicle probably while in Alliance.

- Police responded to the Sharon Lynn Girls Home at 10 p.m. Sept. 9 where a woman reported one of the juvenile clients had shoved her.

- Police responded to a breaking and entering report in the 7000 block of Roller Road at 4:36 p.m. Sept. 11.

- A Lisbon Road resident reported at 1:25 p.m. Sept. 10 that someone had used his credit card for purchases in Texas.


- A caller reported a couple were arguing loudly as they walked along North Market Street near the Vista Center entrance at 3 a.m. Saturday. An officer spoke with the couple who said there was no problem.

- Christen Bailey reported at 7:50 p.m. Sunday she went to visit Terry Wolf at his home on West Pine Street and saw him with another woman upon her arrival. Bailey said she confronted Wolf and he threatened to punch her if she did not leave.

- Corey M. Adams, 21, Center Avenue, was cited for assured cleared distance after he drove into the rear of a stopped vehicle driven by Roger L. Divine, 65, of Jefferson, at the intersection of Market and Lincoln Way at 5:29 p.m. Friday.

- Crystal Holloway and Richard Parrish, both of whom live on West Lincoln Way, reported Friday they were being harassed by phone by their former boyfriend and girlfriend, respectively. When police learned the call occurred outside of town, the couple was told they needed to contact the sheriff's office.

- Mary Shaulis, West Chestnut Street, reported Friday she believes someone is keeping her mail from her. Shaulis said her mother mailed her a gift card for her birthday to her old address at a different location on West Chestnut Street and the new occupant, Nicole Hilton, said she does not have her mail. An officer spoke with Hilton, who again said had not received her mail.


- Don Covert, Kingwood Drive, reported at 3:44 p.m. Sunday he found a pellet hole in one of his windows. Police checked the home and saw a double pane on the second floor window was penetrated by a BB sized object.

- Jordan Troy, Columbiana, was southbound on North West Street at 8 p.m. Sunday and left the right side of the road and struck several large rocks on the edge of the yard of a nearby home causing damage to the yard. He was cited for failure to control.

- William D. Sherrill, 27, Columbiana, was cited for failure to reinstate license and break light requirements following a traffic stop on North Main Street at 8:49 p.m. Sunday.

- Joseph G. Procick IV, 22, Berlin Center, was arrested and charged with aggravated possession of drugs, possession of marijuana paraphernalia, driving under suspension and loud exhaust following a traffic stop on West Salem Street at 11:38 p.m. Sunday.

- A man from Whispering Pines Village reported at 7:19 a.m. Saturday he heard five or six gunshots at the Tic-Toc/Pizza Joes's area. Police found no problems there but patrons said they had also heard several gunshots coming from the north. Police checked the area but did not hear additional gun shots.

- A man reported at 7:16 a.m. Saturday a very young girl was sitting by herself in the Columbiana Manor Apartments hallway for about 20 minutes and wouldn't talk to anyone. Police found the girl's mother, who was in from Connecticut visiting family, and it was discovered the girl was autistic and got out of the apartment while everyone was sleeping. Police warned the girl's parents to properly secure the apartment.

- Police stood by for traffic control at the American Legion on state Route 14 at 9:11 a.m. Saturday after someone working struck a gas line there. A group of people watching a ballgame were evacuated from the property.

- Richard Schwartz, East Park Avenue, reported at 11:56 a.m. Saturday his yard and property were damaged by a company trimming trees near the power lines on Friday.

- A woman reported at 10:22 p.m. Saturday a semi truck was tailgating her while she was westbound on state Route 14, and that when the truck passed her it almost hit another eastbound vehicle, causing her to nearly go into the ditch. Police checked the area but did not see the truck.



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