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October 3, 2013
Salem News
SALEM REPORTS — Officers responded to a disturbance in the 300 block of West Fifth Street at 5:23 p.m. Tuesday and found a resident standing in front of his home yielding a cane and claiming his neighbor from across the street had trespassed on his yard while driving a lawnmower to the rear of an adjacent neighbor’s home with which he shares a driveway. The resident claimed the neighbor had attempted to drive over his feet so he retrieved the cane from inside his home. The neighbor denied attempting to run over the resident’s feet. Both were warned to stay away from each other. But the resident stated he was tired of people trespassing on his property and would do something to stop it if it happens again. — Police responded to a report of juveniles throwing apples at passing vehicles in the 800 block of North Ellsworth Avenue at 5:40 p.m. Thursday, but were unable to find anyone. — Police responded to a West Pershing Street home at 6:43 p.m. Tuesday where the resident reported the mother of his child had been walking past the his home and his place of employment. The woman was warned to stop. — Officials of the Salem Youth Football League reported an unspecified issue that had recently been brought to their attention at 7:03 p.m. Tuesday. — Police responded to a South Broadway Avenue bar at 1:07 a.m. Wednesday to investigate beer bottles being thrown into the outdoor drinking area. Officers found a bottle had been thrown from a neighboring bar. While searching the bar, Maurice L. Brown, 23, Cleveland, was arrested for possession of cocaine; and James M. Raneri III, 49, East Palestine, was arrested for possession of marijuana and obstructing official business. — A Hartley Avenue resident reported two unauthorized overseas purchases from his bank account at 2:02 p.m. Wednesday. — A Washingtonville resident reported at 7:56 a.m. Wednesday that the mother of his ex-girlfriend had called him to ask him to stop the ex-girlfriend’s new boyfriend from beating on her. The complainant said that the new boyfriend has already threatened him with bodily harm and that he wanted nothing to do with the situation. An officer advised him to contact his police department to report the threats and that an officer would check on the situation if the mother or ex-girlfriend reports it. — A West Eighth Street resident at 8:28 a.m. Wednesday reported a scam in which someone called from New York and requested $200 to claim his winnings of cash and a car. — An officer responded to a 200 block West Eighth Street residence at 11:09 a.m. Wednesday where a contractor remodeling the home reported someone had removed tools from the work site and that he had seen three men leaving the property when he arrived. He said when he returned to the home after speaking with the men, he found the tools placed at the rear of the property. The three men denied knowledge of the tools. — An officer responded to an 1800 block East State Street home at 11:51 a.m. Wednesday for a well being check and found an elderly woman who had fallen. She was transported to the hospital by Damascus EMS. — A Homewood Avenue resident reported at 1:14 p.m. Wednesday that her ex-boyfriend had been continuously calling and texting her despite being told to stop. Perry Township reports — Police responded to the 400 block of S. Broadway Ave. at 1:31 a.m. Wednesday after Salem police requested assistance. A man was taken into custody by Salem police. — Police responded to the 1100 block of Prospect St. at 11:19 p.m. Tuesday in reference to a woman having difficulty breathing. She was transported to the hospital and a one-year-old child was turned over to the victim’s sister. — Police responded to the 1100 block of W. Perry St. at 6:45 p.m. Tuesday for a suspicious person. People were knocking on the doors and whistling on doors while throughout the night. The complainant asked for extra watch. — Police responded to the 1100 block of W. State St. at 3:25 p.m. Tuesday where an unoccupied Salem Water Dept. truck was parked on the north side when a 2006 Chevy van driven by Raymond D. Kirkpatrick, 803 Fair Ave., clipped the mirror of the city vehicle as he drove past causing minor damage to both vehicles. No citations were issued and pictures were taken of the damages. — Police responded to the 300 block of Lake Ave. at 2:51 p.m. Tuesday for a report of a juvenile who had been assaulted by an adult who was attempting to break up an argument between siblings. Police spoke to all involved and the juvenile prosecutor’s office was contacted to review it and a report was sent to Children Services. — Police spoke to a complainant in the 1800 block of state Route 344 at 11:10 a.m. Tuesday in reference to vacation trip she paid for and learned it was a scam. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is involved in the investigation. The complainant is unable to retrieve the money she spent and the credit card company is not going to refund her card. COLUMBIANA REPORTS —Otabek D. Abduvaliev, 19, Youngstown, was cited for driving under suspension and marked lanes following a traffic stop on state Route 14 at 1:18 a.m. Tuesday. —Jolyn Humberson, Columbiana, was turning west onto East Salem Street from North Elm Street at 10:15 a.m. Tuesday and struck Lana Hogue, Columbiana, who was stopped at the stop sign on East Salem Street. No citations were issued. — Brian Conway, East Woodland Street, reported a suspicious vehicle was on East Woodland Street at 11:49 a.m. Police spoke with David Fronius, New Springfield, who said he got lost and was texting someone for directions. Police searched the vehicle upon his consent and found nothing. He was told to call for a ride home after police found his license was suspended. —A Columbia Gas employee reported at 1:26 p.m. Tuesday a dog came through the glass pane at the rear door at 75 W. Salem St. — Martha Enlow, Timberline Drive reported at 3:43 p.m. Tuesday she received two unwanted phone calls. Police found the phone number to be associated with several scams and frauds and attempted to make contact but the line did not receive incoming calls. Police told Enlow to have the number blocked on her phone service. —Charges were filed on Jacob and Amy Ludwig of Columbiana for failing to file city income tax and failure to pay balance due on city income tax. —A man reported hearing gunshots on the south end of towns at 6:39 p.m. Tuesday. Police checked the area but found nothing. — Van Mills, Springfield Road, reported at 7 p.m. Tuesday there was an open burning odor in the area. Police checked but did not see any fire or smell an odor. —A man reported at 7:46 p.m. Tuesday a white car was parked on the north side of East Duquesne Street in a no parking area. Police issued a parking citation. — Nancy Shaffer, Howard Avenue, reported at 8:49 p.m. Tuesday a car radio was stolen from her garage. The radio was later returned by her ex-husband. — Brenda Stockman, North Pearl Street, reported at 11:28 p.m. Tuesday she was receiving harassing phone calls from someone she knows.



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