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October 8, 2013
Salem News


- Randolph Bauman, of 192 S. Lincoln Ave., was taken into custody at 11:51 a.m. Monday at his residence for an active warrant out of Jefferson County.

- Elizabeth Farmer, of Slater Road, was cited for improper starting/backing after backing a vehicle from a private drive and striking a vehicle driven by William Esposito, of South Lincoln Avenue, at 10:14 a.m. Monday in the area of East Third Street and North Lincoln Avenue. No injuries were reported.

- Police responded to the 300 block of East Sixth Street for an animal abuse complaint at 9:21 a.m. Monday. Officers found the animal to be a possibly poached deer. The Columbiana County game warden was notified.

- Police were called at 5:25 a.m. Monday to the 500 block of Continental Drive for a man with a medical problem. Fire and EMS met police at the scene. The man was unable to come to the door, which was dead bolted, but a window was open. Emergency responders were able to gain access to assist him. The man declined to go to a hospital.

- A domestic was reported at 11:57 p.m. Sunday in the 500 block of Walnut Street. A mother and adult daughter had a verbal dispute, but no physical violence. Police had been called to the same residence at 10:16 p.m. for a woman reporting ongoing harassing calls from another person. The other person was contacted and told to stop calling.

- Curtis Costello, of Walnut Street, reported at 10:16 p.m. Sunday that he loaned his cell phone to his roommate and the roommate won't return it. An officer contacted him and the phone was returned.

- Officers on patrol at 9:28 p.m. Sunday heard what sounded like a loud explosion in the area of Butcher Road and Pershing Street, but didn't locate anything.

- A woman on Seventh Street called police at 8:08 p.m. Sunday to report a possible breaking and entering in the 1000 block of West Perry Street. Officers found the rear door of the residence open and checked the inside, finding all secure. There was no sign of forced entry and she didn't believe anything was taken.

- Officers on patrol at 8 p.m. Sunday in the 200 block of North Lincoln Avenue saw people picking up broken glass in the road. A man said an unknown person threw a bottle and it struck his vehicle and broke all over the road. His vehicle wasn't damaged, but he wanted to get the glass out of the road.

- A red pickup being driven recklessly was reported at 4:14 p.m. Sunday on Newgarden Avenue, but was not found.

- An officer on patrol at 4:01 p.m. Sunday saw white smoke originating near Jennings Avenue and Second Street and found a resident burning wet boards on Jennings. He was told to burn only dry, seasoned firewood for cookouts.

- A man came to the police station at 4:01 p.m. Sunday to report a verbal dispute at the residence where his daughter was staying near Rose Avenue and Third Street, saying the people there would not allow him to take her. He also reported his daughter was being unruly and did not want to go with him. At the same time, other officers had responded to the dispute at Rose and Third Street and found his juvenile daughter walking on Cleveland Street on her way to the hospital for asthma. They had been called for a domestic at the home where the residents reported an argument between father and daughter. The daughter was taken to Salem Community Hospital, with the father told he could meet her there.

- Police responded at 10:51 a.m. Sunday to First United Methodist Church, 244 S. Broadway Ave., where ushers said a man came in running and sat in the front row, then threw some books out in front of him. The pastor went over to him and talked to him and it seemed to calm him down. Officers watched him for a brief time and felt he was okay to leave at the service.

- Police were called at 10:38 a.m. Sunday to the 200 block of Vine Avenue for a person acting in an alleged altered mental state. The man became combative, wanting to fight the officers and would not comply with their commands. He was tased, then complied with officers and was transported to the hospital.

- A neighbor dispute was reported at 10 a.m. Sunday on Woodland Avenue where there was an ongoing problem alleged regarding vocabulary aimed at children and alleged threats to fight between parents. All parties were told to stay away from each other.

- A resident in the 1800 block of Ridgewood Drive reported at 8:34 a.m. Sunday that a neighbor was shooting a BB gun and struck his kitchen window, causing damage. The neighbor was told about the law against shooting projectile weapons in the city limits.


- A tree was reported down at Cunningham Road and state Route 344, with police responding and Perry Township firefighters removing the tree from the road at 1:22 p.m. Sunday.

- Township officers assisted Salem Police with an alarm drop on Pearce Circle at 10:59 a.m. Sunday due to city police being tied up with a combative person.

- A domestic was reported at 8:21 a.m. Sunday in the 700 block of Michigan Boulevard where a man was reported throwing items around the residence. He met police outside and said there were no problems and he didn't know why police were called. The woman inside denied that he was throwing items around and said she called police because he would not leave her alone while she was trying to sleep. Officers learned the situation stemmed from a broken relationship. Both parties were told police would not referee their breakup and they needed to find a way to end things peacefully. Police had been called to the same residence at 10:23 p.m. Saturday for a domestic dispute with a possible gun involved. The man had said there was no weapon involved. The woman said they were arguing over him turning the power off. She had also called police at 1 p.m. Saturday requesting information on a civil issue with her live-in boyfriend.

- Robert Hays, of the 1100 block of Prospect Street, reported at 11:17 p.m. Friday that all the lug nuts on the passenger side of his vehicle were removed. It was noticed before he went to work. All the nuts were able to be screwed back on and no more damage was done.

- Timothy Dill, of the 2000 block of Egypt Road, called at 9:24 p.m. Friday to report prowlers in the woods. He said earlier in the day, he went to lock his vehicle and noticed $49 had been taken from his wallet and the contents of the wallet had been scattered over the front seat. The area was checked, with nobody found.


- Police went to a Royal Birkdale Drive home at 2 a.m. Sunday for a report of an assault. Beaver Township Police officers took Daniel A. Thomas, 53, Columbiana, into custody without incident. He was charged with domestic violence and taken to the Columbiana County Jail.

- Robert Roush, Columbiana, was westbound on state Route 14 near the East Park Avenue intersection at 3:50 a.m. Sunday and Desiree Ingledue, Salem, turned east onto state Route 14 and lost control and went left of center into Roush's vehicle. She was cited for failure to control.

- A Duke and Duchess employee reported at 12:28 p.m. Sunday a car left without paying for gas. The person later returned and paid for the gas and it was discovered the card had not been read in the store's computer.

- Several people reported a natural gas odor in the area of South Main Street at 8 p.m. Sunday. Columbia Gas was notified.

- Josha Smollen, 55, Pittsburgh, was walking west on state Route 14 at 6:42 p.m. Saturday and was struck by a westbound vehicle. He was treated by Beaver Township EMS for minor injuries.


- Police investigated a breaking and entering report in the 15000 block of state Route 14 at 12:45 p.m. Sept. 22.

- A 14000 block Middletown Road business reported embezzlement at 2 p.m. Sept. 25.

- A state Route 534 resident reported at 11:03 a.m. Sept. 26 someone had stolen one of his election signs from his yard.

- A Derr Avenue resident reported at 12:02 p.m. Sept. 26 that his stepson had called and threatened him with bodily harm.

- A Pine Lake Road resident reported at 5:36 p.m. Sept. 26 that someone had been using his credit card numbers making purchases totaling approximately $2,500.

- A 6000 block Calla Road resident reported at 8:08 p.m. Sept. 29 that two individuals had attempted to gain entry to the house causing damage to the back door.

- A state Route 45 resident reported at 11:08 p.m. Sept. 29 that she received a voicemail from an unknown man threatening her with physical harm.

- Police investigated a theft report in the 15000 block of state Route 14 at 7 p.m. Sept. 30.

- Debbie S. Myers, 47, 155 W. Vermont Ave., Sebring, was charged with theft after police responded to the Dollar General in Beloit for a complaint of shoplifting at 7:11 p.m. Sept. 30.

- Nathanial S. Hurford, 23, 26350 North Shore Drive, Beloit, was charged with operating a vehicle intoxicated following a traffic stop for speed at 2:27 a.m. Friday.



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