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October 1, 2013
Salem News


- Police responded to the 300 block of Morgan Court at 2:57 p.m. Monday for a report of a suspicious tall, thin man with sandy-red hair in his early 20s wearing a black hoody. He was reportedly stopping and looking at house, especially one with garage doors open. When the person spotted the complainant he turned and went back where he came from. Police were unable to locate the person.

- Police responded to the hospital at 9:03 am. Monday regarding a theft with the suspect on video. The person responded to the police department and advised that he had permission to take the item and use it to load a vehicle.

- Security cameras at Walmart caught a person taking two televisions from the store without paying for them and police responded at 1:50 p.m. Monday. The suspect was identified and charges will be filed.

- Police looked at more security camera footage at Walmart at 2:17 p.m. Monday of a person taking Xbox products without paying. The person will face charges.

- A rider lost control of his motorcycle in the 300 block of state Route 344 at 11:46 p.m. Sunday causing him to lay it down and suffering non-incapacitating injuries. Richard J. Johnson, 1250 E. 9th St., was charged with reasonable control and not wearing a helmet due to not wearing a helmet after dark on a temporary motorcycle endorsement. He was taken to the hospital by ambulance.

- Police responded to the 1800 block of Shady Lane at 9:15 p.m. Sunday for a report of individuals knocking on doors and running off. Police located three juveniles in the 1500 block of North Lincoln Avenue and they were identified but denied banging on the doors.

- Mandy K. Digman, 192 W. Pershing St., #1, was taken into custody at 7:38 p.m. Sunday on an outstanding warrant from Columbiana County after police responded to a domestic situation in progress. They were aware of the warrant on her. She was turned over to sheriff's deputies. It was the second time police responded to the residence in 10 minutes.

- A complainant in the 1200 block of Southeast Boulevard advised police at 7:20 p.m. Sunday that her juvenile son was assaulted by another juvenile boy while playing a game. The juvenile victim said the other juvenile wrapped his hands around his throat and punched him in the face. Two witnesses confirmed that and will bring statements to the police department. The other juvenile had left the area.

- Police responded to the 900 block of Newgarden Avenue at 6:40 p.m. Sunday for a trespassing complaint. A man was located in the 600 block of Sharp Avenue and said he didn't know it was private property. He was advised to not return. The complainant said she believes he has been staying in the woods. Police located an area where is appeared someone was staying and recovered a small bag of property. Police spoke to the man again and he denied he was staying there.

- Police responded to the 800 block of East 5th Street at 5:04 p.m. Sunday where a woman advised she was threatened by the father of her children. He said he was going to shoot her and other verbal threats. She wanted to fill out a statement.

- Police responded to the 900 block of East State Street at 4:35 p.m. Sunday where two males were arguing over one arguing with the other's wife. One of the males broke his own insulin pump and first responders were called and he was taken to the hospital.


- Police responded to the 2200 block of state Route 45 at the request of the Columbiana County sheriff at 10:47 p.m. to assist in a neighbor dispute and stood by while a deputy obtained information from both people.

- Police received a complain on station at 8:04 p.m. Sunday where a garage was stripped of all the aluminum and other metals taken from property in the 400 block of West Pine Lake Road. The incident is under investigation.

- Police responded to the 400 block of Benton Road at 6:27 p.m. Sunday for a report of a missing juvenile. The complainant said they hadn't seen her son in about 30-40 minutes and obtained a description of the juvenile. Police searched the woods behind the residence. Police located the juvenile laying down in a pile of leaves and he was hiding from siblings because they were bothering him. He was taken back to the residence.

- Police responded to 300 block of Benton Road at 2:31 p.m. Sunday for a report of a breaking and entering. The complainant said that between Friday and Sunday $2,000 to $3,000 in tools were taken from an unattached shed. The incident is under investigation.

- Dylan C. Wolford of Leetonia was cited for OVI after police made a traffic stop for left of center on South Lincoln Avenue at 1:24 a.m. Sunday.

- Police responded to the 1800 block of Hunt Road at 10:32 p.m. Sunday for a report of a suspicious person who caused damage to a swing cover. A complainant saw the person who did it run through the back yard toward Conser Drive but was unable to get a description. Police checked the area but were unable to locate anyone.

- A complainant in the 1100 block of Prospect Street advised police at 8:21 p.m. Saturday that someone keyed their vehicle and it appeared that an eighth of a tank of gas was siphoned out.

- Police responded to the 2400 block of East State Street at 2 p.m. Saturday to assist Salem police with a theft from the Giant Eagle and checked the wooded area behind the store for a woman who fled on foot. A man was already in custody. Police were unable to locate the woman and checked a nearby residence with negative contact.

- Police assisted Goshen Township police, the highway patrol and the Columbiana County sheriff on U.S. 62 at Ellett Road with a combative drunk man fighting with a deputy. Police stood by until the sheriff advised police were no longer needed.

- A complainant in the 200 block of Springdale Street at 11:51 a.m. Saturday advised police that between Sept. 25 and 27 a 30-lb. black pry bar was taken from the property. There was also a broken Corona beer bottle laying where the pry bar was located. Police will check with local scrap yards.


- Constable Dan Valentine received a report from a resident in the 37000 block of Butcher Road at 1:30 p.m. Saturday advising that someone removed the keys to his vehicle while it was parked in his driveway. Nothing else appeared to be missing.


- Ardeth E. Strabala, 80, 11053 Lisbon Road, Salem, was cited for right of way at stop signs following a two-vehicle crash in Green Township at 3:10 p.m. Sept. 17 in which she was westbound on Middletown Road and allegedly failed to yield from the stop sign at Washingtonville Road, pulling into the path of a northbound vehicle driven by Jack E. Lanterman, 79, 6281 Garfield Road, Salem.

- Katrina Jeannette White, 20, Louisville, was cited for right of way at stop signs following a two-vehicle crash in Goshen Township at 3:25 p.m. Sept. 20 in which she was southbound on state Route 534 and allegedly failed to yield from the stop sign at state Route 14, pulling into the path of an eastbound vehicle driven by Todd E. Ginther, 35, Ravenna.


- Police responded to a report of people dressed in a chicken costume and a wolf costume on East Lincoln Way and disrupting traffic at 9:33 a.m. Friday. Police spoke with Randy Vanvorhis and Amanda Wilson and learned there was an arrest warrant for Vanvorhis, who was turned over to county sheriff's deputies. As for Wilson, she was advised not to disturb traffic any more. The report did not say why they were dressed up.

- A Beaver Street man reported there was a hazard in the alley between Beaver and Market streets at 11:52 a.m. Friday, but the hazard was gone by the time an officer arrived.

- A resident of Apple Grove apartments reported Sunday she believes someone is entering her apartment and stealing things while she is asleep.


- A Union Street man reported at 12:56 p.m. Sunday he found a box of junk in his flower bed with a UPS sticker with a woman's name and South Vine Street address. Police picked up the box and delivered it to the woman.

- Jessica Bacha, North Elm Street, reported at 5 p.m. Sunday the upstairs neighbors who are moving were banging on her door. Police spoke with the neighbors who said Bacha had their heater and they were trying to get it back but she refused to open the door.

- A Brenda Lane resident reported at 7 p.m. Sunday a four-wheeler was going up and down Brenda Lane. Police checked the area but found no one on a four-wheeler.

- A woman reported at 7:25 p.m. Sunday a suspicious older white Cadillac was going up and down North Cross Street. Police checked the area but did not see the vehicle.

- A truck driver reported at 7:51 p.m. Sunday someone was throwing pumpkins and watermelons at traffic near the Jeep dealership on state Route 14. Police checked but found no one.

- Thomas R. Brewer, 21, East Palestine, was cited for possession of marijuana, possession of marijuana paraphernalia, seat belt and no rear plate illumination after a Beaver Township K-9 alerted to the presence of drugs in the vehicle. His passenger, Sara M. Katona, 25, East Palestine, was cited for seat belt violation.



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