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September 25, 2013
Salem News


- A caller at 10:17 a.m. Tuesday in the 400 block of East Seventh Street reported an older model Cadillac had been parked on the street for a month without being moved. The owner was contacted and said the car would be moved when her husband came home from work.

- Jacob Miller, of the 200 block of Washington Avenue, reported at 10:11 a.m. Tuesday that sometime overnight someone broke a window on the front of his house. The screen was also damaged.

- Officers were called at 10:06 a.m. Tuesday to the 200 block of Washington Avenue where a woman reported she and her husband were up at 6:30 a.m. and heard an argument going on outside. They found it was the newspaper delivery people again and the male was shoving the female around. No complaint was filed with police by the female and there was no call from any other paper carriers regarding a domestic. The woman said the male left and the female continued on her way pulling her trash can with papers in it. The woman planned to call the newspaper about it and said it was an ongoing problem. She was told the department was well aware of them and a report would be made.

- Amanda Smith, of the 700 block of East Pershing Street, reported at 9:22 a.m. Tuesday that sometime overnight someone flattened two tires on the driver side of her vehicle. Upon further inspection of the tires, no cuts could be found. An officer obtained a valve stem tool from a local tire shop and discovered the valve stem cores were loose. They were tightened and air was put in the tires, appearing to correct the problem.

- A man in the 2300 block of Southeast Boulevard reported at 9:36 p.m. Monday that someone has been leaving letters on his door that he feels are threatening. An officer attempted to read a letter, but could not make anything out that was scribbled on the paper as being threatening. The man felt it was a downstairs tenant. He was told his options. Contact was attempted with the downstairs tenant, but no one answered the door.

- Joshua McFarland, 21, of 1344 N. Ellsworth Ave., was charged with persistent disorderly conduct after police were called for a man down at 9:21 p.m. Monday on North Howard Avenue near a laundromat. He was found sitting on the ground slumped forward with a pizza box nearby that appeared to have been dropped, about 6 feet from the door. There was a strong odor of alcoholic beverage. About an hour earlier at 8:27 p.m., he had been found intoxicated on West School Street with a full unopened bottle of liquor and was told to go straight home. A School Street resident had said he showed up uninvited and she did not want him on the property. He was told to go home and did not appear so intoxicated that he could not safely walk home. According to the later report, he apparently bought a pizza at Broadway Plaza instead of walking home and walked to the laundromat where he was found passed out by a customer taking laundry to her vehicle. He was taken to the Columbiana County jail pending a court appearance.

- Police responded to a possible dispute reported at 8:47 p.m. Monday at the entrance to Centennial Park on Pershing Street. An adult male and a female juvenile said they had an argument, but everything was fine. They were told to leave the park for the evening and remain calm. No physical violence was reported.

- Police were called at 7:13 p.m. Monday to the 400 block of North Ellsworth Avenue for a person to be removed. A resident told police a man known to them stopped in his vehicle on the road and started talking to them about his juvenile daughter. No threats were made. The people did not want him on their property or to have any contact with them. He was told to have no contact with anyone at the residence.

- David Crom, of Stewart Road, reported at 6:10 p.m. Monday that he was inside Smith Oil on East State Street with his family and heard a loud bang outside the store. He went outside and saw three young juvenile males across the parking lot laughing. He noticed the tire on his daughter's bike was flat. No damage could be found to the tire and he did not see the juveniles do the damage. They could not be found.

- Police were called at 6:04 p.m. Monday to East Fifth Street and West School Street for two males consuming an open container of alcoholic beverage. They could not be found.

- A tenant in the 200 block of North Lincoln Avenue reported at 5:40 p.m. Monday that she asked her boyfriend to get out on Sunday after a domestic and when he came back to gather some items Monday, she left and he was still on the porch. When she came home 15 minutes later, she discovered he forced entry into the apartment, damaging the door and a wall, dumping trash into the shower and damaging shrubs outside. He fled when she said she was calling the police. She was told to contact her landlord about the damage and tell them to contact police if they want to pursue the matter. She also said her ex-boyfriend was posting derogatory statements about her on a social media website which were not true. She was told that would be a civil matter unless the messages are threatening or sent to her directly as a means of harassment. Police searched the area, but could not find the boyfriend.

- An anonymous caller at 5:30 p.m. Monday reported a juvenile playing on the sewer drain in the 1100 block of East Sixth Street. Police found a boy standing in the grass next to the drain who said he was waiting for a ride after football practice. He was told to stay away from the sewer drain.

- Several people were reported yelling at one another in the 1600 block of East State Street at 4:11 p.m. Monday. A resident on Fair Avenue said he had a brief verbal dispute with a co-worker, but everything was resolved and the other person left.

- A disturbance was reported at 3:10 p.m. Monday in the 400 block of North Ellsworth Avenue where the father of a 14-year-old girl showed up at a house looking for her and an argument with the homeowner resulted. Officers were unable to locate her. Her parents came to the station to file a report on her later at 3:18 p.m., saying she went to school, but never came home. She was entered into the law enforcement data base as a missing/runaway juvenile.

- Police were called at 2:42 p.m. Monday to Giant Eagle, 2401 E. State St., for a shoplifter. The suspect fled the scene before officers arrived, but the report said the person will be prosecuted when identified.

- Tanya Hall, of Hawley Avenue, reported at 2:29 p.m. Monday that she found damage to the passenger side of her vehicle.


- A man reported at 1:36 p.m. Monday his neighbor on East Friend Street has not been mowing his back yard.

- A woman reported at 1:54 p.m. Monday her neighbors found out she was the reason they are being evicted and she found her garbage can in the middle of the yard and trash dumped all over, including at her door.

- Lawrence McLaughlin, Columbiana, was westbound on state Route 14 at 2:11 p.m. Monday and was struck by Nancy Fediaczko, Salem, who was attempting to enter the road and failed to yield the right of way from a private drive. She was cited for failure to yield.


- A caller reported there was someone riding a bicycle in the downtown business district at 7:51 p.m. Monday and the person appeared to be drunk. Police were unable to locate the bicyclist matching the description



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