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September 20, 2013
Salem News


- An employee at the Kendall House reported a resident smuggled a large knife onto the premises at 7:47 p.m. Tuesday. Police went to the resident's room and found a butcher knife the man said he was given by a friend to protect him against dogs. Kendall House officials decided against kicking him out since he had been a good resident.

- Police received a call of a dog running loose through the town at 11:54 a.m. Sunday. The officer located the dog but was unable to corral the canine.

- Police were called to county juvenile court at 9:13 a.m. Wednesday because they had surveillance video of a juvenile throwing rocks, with the second throw striking a window and breaking it. The video also shows the boy returning with a girl on a bicycle and showing her what he did before they left. The window cost $72 to repair.

- A caller reported hearing gunshots in the vicinity of North Green and West Chestnut streets at 5:49 p.m. Wednesday. The officer sat for a while but did not hear any gunshots. COLUMBIANA

- Someone reported at 4:34 a.m. Wednesday a suspicious white vehicle was in the area of Lakeshore Drive. Police found it was a newspaper carrier.

- Someone requested police check on a clerk at the Dutch Village Inn at 5 p.m. Wednesday. The clerk was found in another room and was fine.

- Cassidey Alexander Sandoe, 20, South Main Street, was westbound on Union Street at 12:28 p.m. Wednesday and the brakes on the vehicle failed and she swerved toward a tree to miss an oncoming vehicle. She was not injured and there were no citations.

- Ed Nappi, Aberdeen Court, reported at 1:36 p.m. Wednesday he lost two rings he was taking for appraisals.

- A woman reported at 3:41 p.m. Wednesday people at a Lisbon Street home were playing loud music. Police checked the area and heard no excessive noise.

- At 4:10 p.m. Wednesday a woman turned in a purse found in the Sparkle lot. Police contacted the store.

- Joshua Gatewood of Warren was arrested on a warrant from Alliance at 6 p.m. Wednesday in the Circle K lot. He was cited for driving under suspension and speeding and released to Alliance police.

- The Way Station requested extra police checks at 8:13 p.m. Wednesday.

- Police Sgt. Chris Dailey struck a deer on Columbiana-Lisbon Road at 11 p.m. Wednesday causing damage to the push bumper, hood and front driver's corner of the cruiser.


- Police responded at 9:50 p.m. Wednesday to a report of harassment in the 300 block of Lake Avenue at Salem Storage where a woman described as homeless said an ex-boyfriend was harassing her about his belongings in her storage unit that he wants back. An officer spoke with the ex-boyfriend at a separate location and he said he just wants his belongings out of the storage unit. Both were told it's a civil matter.

- Police were asked to make contact with a person at a West State Street address at 9:27 p.m. Wednesday and tell them to contact the Ohio State Highway Patrol at the Wayne County barracks, but no one was home.

- A caller at 7:58 p.m. Wednesday asked police to check a suspicious man in Salem Acres going door-to-door asking for a drink of water. No one knew the person. He was last seen near Suburban Market, with Salem Police notified.

- Police were called at 6:59 p.m. Wednesday to the 1900 block of Goshen Road for juveniles riding bicycles recklessly and weaving in and out of traffic. None could be found.

- A caller at 5:17 p.m. Wednesday advised police about a female juvenile with a large backpack walking on North Lincoln Avenue who appeared suspicious. No one was found.

- An officer on patrol at 5:08 p.m. Wednesday saw an abandoned vehicle with out-of-state registration in the road facing against traffic in the 1000 block of Andrew Avenue. The owner was contacted and advised about the laws for parking. The driver apologized and moved the vehicle off the road.

- A woman on Elm Avenue called at 11:14 a.m. Wednesday to report a man laying in a ditch in the 400 block of Benton Road. Police found a man sleeping in a field just across from a property and identified him as living in the 400 block. He said he was just trying to get some sun rays. He was told to return to his property and seek the sun there.


- A caller from a professional office on Southeast Boulevard at 11:36 a.m. Thursday reported finding a small bag of clothing and cigarettes in an odd location near the dumpster. An officer took the bag to the police station and found nothing illegal and no owner's information. A local landscape company T-shirt was inside the bag, the company was contacted and someone thought it might belong to a crew member working on Southeast Boulevard recently.

- Rebecca Seaton, 51, of 445 Continental Drive, was taken into custody at her apartment at 10:08 a.m. Thursday on an active warrant for failure to appear after police responded there with a city housing inspector. The housing inspector inspected the residence and planned to take up the findings with the manager.

-Police were called at 5:50 a.m. Thursday to the East Pershing Street near the rear of St. Paul's for a suspicious male wearing a white T-shirt, jean shorts and a black backpack, but he could not be found.

- Police were called at 12:54 a.m. Thursday to Circle K West in the 700 block of West State Street for a distraught male. KLG Ambulance responded and the male was voluntarily transported to Salem Community Hospital for evaluation.

- A woman in the 400 block of North Lincoln Avenue reported at 12:49 a.m. Thursday that her daughter and her boyfriend took her car without her permission. While police were there, the daughter called and an officer spoke with her. The vehicle was located and the woman had it towed back to her residence. She didn't want to pursue the matter.

- A resident in the 200 block of Roosevelt Avenue reported at 10:13 p.m. Wednesday that her brother called her about a personal matter and she could hear arguing in the background, including his ex-wife who began calling her vulgar names. She called the sheriff's office to respond to his residence to check their well-being, then her brother's adult daughter called and began threatening her over the incident. She was concerned for her personal safety and said she intends to seek a restraining order.

- An officer on patrol at 10:07 p.m. Wednesday saw a vehicle parked in a no parking zone in the 900 block of Liberty Street. The owner was advised and moved it.

- Juveniles were reported creating a disturbance in a driveway in the 400 block of Franklin at 9:57 p.m. Wednesday, but left before police arrived.

- A suspicious person wearing only a speedo was reported at 8:49 p.m. Wednesday in the 500 block of Franklin, but could not be located.

- An anonymous person called at 8:16 p.m. Wednesday to report a suspicious male in the 600 block of Newgarden Avenue. Nobody was found and employees at a store reported they didn't see anyone fitting the description.

- A woman in the 100 block of Benton Road at 8:06 p.m. Wednesday reported she and her boyfriend were having a dispute. No violence occurred, but the domestic violence laws were explained, along with the consequences. She was going to find someplace else to go. An officer explained the eviction options to the landlord.

- Police were called with the fire department to a possible fire in the 900 block of North Lincoln Avenue at 7:53 p.m. Wednesday, but discovered a legal cookout.

- An anonymous caller at 6:15 p.m. Wednesday reported a motorcycle parked on the sidewalk on Columbia Street, but it could not be found.

- Criminal damage to a light pole and light globe was discovered at 5:13 p.m. Wednesday at Centennial Park.

- Two suspicious males were reported in an alley at the rear of a business in the 100 block of East State Street at 4:39 p.m. Wednesday.

- Misty McCale, 20, of Youngstown, was cited for a red light violation after her vehicle brakes failed while northbound on Lincoln Avenue, she entered the intersection at Sixth Street and was struck by a vehicle driven by Ashley Holbrook, 23, of Mound Street, who was westbound on Sixth and had the green light at 4:04 p.m. Wednesday. Holbrook's passenger, 2-year-old Collin Hobrook, of West Ninth Street, was taken by family members to the hospital after a small bump developed on his forehead. He was in a forward facing safety seat in the vehicle.

- A caller at 2:59 p.m. Wednesday reported the front door window of a vacant home on Seventh Street broken out sometime Tuesday. She was unsure if anything was taken.

- A woman at 2:16 p.m. Wednesday reported she was being followed by a vehicle she thinks contained her oldest child's father, who she doesn't allow to have contact with the child. She noticed the car following her at a fast food restaurant on State Street, to a residence near Fifth and Sixth streets and then to the police station. She wanted a report on file.



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