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October 5, 2013
Salem News


- Angela G. Wright, 26, Dunn Street, East Liverpool, was cited for assured cleared distance after allegedly causing a chain-reaction three-vehicle accident at 5:42 p.m. Thursday. Theresa A. Bosel, 42, state Route 154, was stopped on Route 154, and behind her in traffic was Colin L. Baker, 18, also of Route 154. Wright reportedly drove into the rear of Baker's vehicle, with the impact pushing it into Bosel's vehicle. Wright was taken by ambulance to a local hospital.

- Christine Davis, East Chestnut Street, reported Friday finding a "for sale by private owner" sign in her yard, but her home is not for sale. Davis called the number on the sign, which came back to Lisbon resident Howard Friend, who said he is trying to sell his home and that someone must have removed the sign from his yard.

- Dan Allison reported Thursday his real estate agent, Barbara Stamp, called to tell him his building on East Lincoln Way had been broken into and the copper wiring was stolen. The intruders also left the water on in the building.

- Police were called to the East Chestnut Street home on Matthew Jackson on Thursday afternoon, where Jackson reported being assaulted by his ex-girlfriend's brother while they were there retrieving some of her belongings. Jackson was going to press charges but changed his mind because his girlfriend's brother is their child's uncle and he is did not want him to be disciplined because he is serving in the military.


- A man reported at 8:47 a.m. Thursday that while walking on North Middle Street he saw a man shooting from his front door at a squirrel with a pellet gun. Police went to the man's home and advised him of the ordinance prohibiting from firing any weapons.

- A woman reported at 2:44 p.m. Thursday a woman appeared to be sleeping in a car in the Sparkle Market parking lot. Police found the woman who said she was napping while the other person with her was inside the store shopping.

- A woman reported at 6:54 p.m. Thursday she was behind a reckless driver eastbound on state Route 14.


- Police received a call from a resident in the 1200 block of North Lincoln Avenue at 4:56 p.m. Thursday advising that suspicious account was found on her credit report. The complainant called the account holder in Houston, Texas and found the other person had used the complainant's Social Security Number to open an account in the other person's name. The complainant was advised to contact the Ohio attorney general for identity theft forms and information was obtained for a report. There was no money loss reported.

- A complainant in the 1200 block of Conser Drive advised police at 4:19 p.m. Thursday that a neighbor came to the residence and accused the complainant of causing damage to the neighbor's property due to water drainage. The neighbor threatened to sue the complainant over the drainage issues and claimed these issues have been ongoing for years. The complainant advised the neighbor to get off the complainant's property and called police since they just moved in this week. Police spoke to both parties and advised both to take civil issues to court and stay off each other's property.

- Police responded to North Ellsworth Avenue and the bypass at 11:18 a.m. Thursday for a two-vehicle accident. A vehicle operated by Eva L. Okusewsky of Youngstown was southbound on state Route 45 was stopped for the flashing red light due to the storm knocking it out and causing it to go into flash mode. She had pulled from the intersection and struck the vehicle operated by Murray G. Kirkbride of Akron who was eastbound in the bypass and had a flashing yellow light. His vehicle spun out of control leaving the road and striking the road sign before coming back on the road and stopping. There were no injuries and Kirkbride's vehicle was towed from the scene and Okusewsky was cited for failure to yield the right of way.

- Police responded to the S. Lincoln Ave. and 45 bypass at 10:10 a.m. Thursday for a two-vehicle accident where the vehicle operated by Joseph M. Columbus of Windham was stopped and attempted to back up to allow a semi tractor to turn onto South Lincoln Avenue He failed to see the vehicle operated by Kayla Prince of Lisbon who was directly behind him and struck her vehicle causing damage. No injuries were reported and both vehicles were driven from the scene. Columbus was cited for improper backing.


- Tyler M. Stokes, 960 N. Market St., Lisbon, was charged with theft after being taken into custody after shoplifting an Xbox product at the Walmart store. He turned himself in after police identified him on security video.

- Police responded to the 500 block of East 8th Street at 1:01 p.m. Friday where the complainant had a court order to retrieve personal property from the residence and stood by while he did so.

- Police received a call at 9:55 a.m Friday from a complainant who observed suspicious activity on her bank account. The incident is under investigation.

- A Lisbon resident was on station at 9:57 a.m. Friday advising that an unknown person had gained access to her bank account and removed an unknown amount of cash between Sept. 22 and Sept. 29. She was given a report number for her bank.

- Police responded to the 400 block of South Lundy Avenue at 2:46 a.m. Friday for a report of a loud explosion but were unable to locate anything. Police received several calls from other areas.

- At 1:32 a.m. Friday police in the North Lundy Avenue and East 3rd Street area observed two people on the sidewalk and one was a juvenile and was charged with unruliness and released to their mother.

- Police responded to the 400 block of South Broadway Avenue at 9:36 p.m. Thursday where the complainant said an intoxicated man wanted to come inside but the complainant wouldn't let him and the man pulled a gun. The complainant shut the door and the man kicked it and then left in a gold-colored Blazer. Police were unable to locate it.

- Police responded to the 700 block of West State Street at 4:51 p.m. Thursday and took possession of a small baggy of suspected marijuana and disposed of it at the station.

- A woman in the 600 block of East 3rd Street advised police at 4:55 p.m. Thursday of a known man and the problems she has when he is at her residence. She was advised of the options.

- A complainant in the 300 block of West 10th Street advised police at 6 p.m. Thursday that a lawn mower and pressure washer were taken from her garage. The incident is under investigation.

- Police responded to the 300 block of West 8th Street at 6:13 p.m. Thursday where the complainant advised someone was in his garage and broke out a rear window. Nothing appeared to be missing and the incident is under investigation.

- Police were unable to locate a vehicle matching the description given in a reckless operation complaint in the 2200 block of East State Street at 9:08 p.m. Thursday.

- Police responded to the 500 block of Franklin Avenue to assist sheriff's deputies in delivering court papers to a city resident at 9:19 p.m. Thursday.

- Police responded to the 1000 block of East 3rd Street at 9:26 p.m. Thursday for a report of a fight and spoke to all there and advised them of the options.



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