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October 9, 2013
Salem News


- Police were called to the Circle K at 10:28 p.m. Monday after a woman collapsed in the parking lot after becoming ill and was caught by her husband, who asked that an ambulance be summoned.

- A clerk at Smith Oil reported Monday there was an abandoned vehicle in the parking lot. The vehicle was not reported stolen, so Smith Oil was advised they could have it towed since it was on private property.

- The security alarm went off at the Albco Foundry on Maple Street at 8:42 p.m. Monday, and police found the building to be secure. Police remained until a company official arrived to reset the alarm.

- Police were called to a home on Pritchard Avenue at 5:52 p.m. Monday because a 15-year-old girl was throwing things around and putting cigarettes out on the freezer door. The mother was told to contact county juvenile court the next day to file unruly charges against her daughter, although she has been advised to do so in the past.

- Bruce Ours, Sherman Street, reported Monday that David Crosser came to his home and assaulted him. Ours said he was sleeping on the couch by the front door when Crosser let himself in after he had knocked several times. Ours said Crosser then threw a glass bowl that struck him in the head, although he had no visible signs of having being hit. The two then exchanged words before Crosser served Ours with an eviction notice on behalf of the landlord, his brother Jim Crosser. David Crosser told police the door was partially open when he entered and he admitted to tossing a bowl at Ours to wake him and it struck him on the back, not in the head.

- A clerk at Smith Oil reported Sunday someone paid the night before with a counterfeit $10 bill and she only discovered it while counting the money.

- A West Lincoln Way woman reported waking Sunday to find that her 13-year-old son had left home. Police began looking for the boy, but she called back an hour later to say he had returned after being at his grandmother's home on Brookfield Avenue.

- A North Beaver Street woman reported Saturday evening a juvenile had been driving past her home and making vulgar statements as he went by.

- Police received a call about a fight at the Night Court bar at 12:10 a.m. Saturday and arrived to find Scott A. Rudder outside. Rudder, 49, said he was inside the bar watching a woman eat salt from her arm and decided to remove the top of the salt shaker and eat the salt. Rudder said an unknown man then punched him and he grabbed his attacker by the shirt and took him to the floor. Rudder said every other patron then grabbed him and threw him out of the bar. Police spoke with the bar employees, who said Rudder was removed because he started the fight by punching someone.

- A East High Street woman reported Friday her neighbor was cutting down tree limbs and they were falling in her yard. The neighbor arrived and removed the limbs.

- Police were called to a domestic dispute on East Lincoln Way at 2:46 p.m. Saturday, and found Samantha Alicea with a minor cut on her chin and Luis Alicea bleeding from scratches on his nose. Mr. Alicea said the dispute turned physical after his wife reportedly ripped wires from his motorcycle and knocked it over and broke out a window in his vehicle. Neither party wanted to go to jail, so Mrs. Alicea decided she and the children would to stay at a hotel for the night.

- Police were called to the Circle K at 1:26 p.m. Friday in regard to a female customer needing medical assistance. An ambulance crew was already there by the time police arrived and was attending to the woman, who had apparently fallen face-first onto the floor because of some construction work going at the convenience store.

- Police spoke Friday with Ben Schreffler, state Route 154, about the junk and trash in his yard. Schreffler said he told his wife three weeks ago to get the trash cleaned up and that he is dealing with issues inside the house. He was given another few weeks to clean up the property because of the extent of the problem.

- Jackie R. Morrell filed a stolen vehicle report on Sept. 27. Morrell said his vehicle is in West Virginia but the transmission was at a shop in town.


- Betty Sherrill, Lisbon Street, reported fraudulent use of her debit card at 2:18 p.m. Monday. William Sherrill, 28, Lisbon Street, was charged with misuse of credit cards.

- A woman reported at 3:14 p.m. Monday someone was driving erratically southbound on state Route 7 from Boardman. Police checked the area but did not find the vehicle.

- Marcia Bable, Columbiana, and Marjorie McIntosh, Columbiana, were backing from parking spaces at the Sparkle market at 6:10 p.m. Monday and struck each other. No citations were issued due to the crash occurring on private property.

- Donald S. Miller, 23, Lisbon, was cited for driving under suspension and expired registration following a traffic stop on East Park Avenue at 11:23 p.m. Monday.


- A Perry Grange Road resident reported Monday several transactions were made on her debit card account without her knowledge or permission.


- Police responded to a report at 8:17 a.m. Tuesday of children in the road refusing to move out of the way of traffic at South Lundy Avenue and East Perry Street, but did not find any children.

- An officer on patrol on North Union Avenue near East Sixth Street at 7:35 p.m. Monday found a black nylon case in the road, identified the owner via the paperwork inside and returned it.

- Edward Kane, 49, of North Ellsworth Avenue, was cited for unsecured load after the trailer he was towing while northbound on Ellsworth Avenue at 7:03 p.m. Monday traveled off the right side of the road and knocked down a mailbox, causing a leaf blower to fall off the trailer and strike a vehicle in the southbound lane. The driver of the other vehicle was Louis Huyghe, 64, of Ridgewood Drive.

- Police were dispatched at 6:35 p.m. Monday to the hair salon inside Walmart, 2875 E. State St., for a telephone harassment complaint. A woman said an ex-employee called five times yelling and screaming and also sent a text message to her personal cell phone. An officer contacted the ex-employee and told her not to call the business or the woman's cell phone or criminal charges could be filed.

- A dog was reported at large in the 600 block of Ohio Avenue at 5:26 p.m. Monday. A man told police a large dog from a residence on Franklin Street is continually wandering around the neighborhood and has been on his property in the past. He asked about the dog laws in the city. He was told about the laws and to call back if the dog is on his property.

- The transportation supervisor for Salem City Schools came to the police station at 5:14 p.m. Monday to report a possible school bus violation on Brooklyn Avenue. The case is under investigation.

-Officers on patrol at 4:49 p.m. Monday saw a set of keys on a fire hydrant at 4:49 p.m. Monday in the area of Highland Avenue and East 10th Street and placed them in lost and found.

- Tom Olson, manager of Tractor Supply, 2366 E. State St., reported at 3:37 p.m. Monday that two people just left the store whom he believed shoplifted merchandise since they set off an alarm in the power tool section. A description of the vehicle was provided. Officers were familiar with them from prior incidents and stopped the vehicle in the 1800 block of East State Street. The occupants were identified and consented to a search of the vehicle, with no merchandise located.

- Carolyn Snodgrass, 58, of Dennison, was cited for assured clear distance Monday for an accident which occurred at 2:57 p.m. Oct. 2 in the southbound lane on South Lincoln Avenue at Franklin Street. Nicholas Faulkner, 18, of Ohio Avenue, and his passenger, Sky Cope, 17, of West Pine Lake Road, were stopped for another vehicle when the Snodgrass vehicle struck their vehicle from behind. Snodgrass told police she looked up and saw the vehicle had stopped and swerved and braked, but was unable to avoid contact. All three were transported to Salem Community Hospital for possible injuries. Both drivers had to be extricated from their vehicles, according to the report.


- Cara Milhoan, of the 1100 block of Prospect Street, reported at 10:01 p.m. Monday that someone entered her residence and removed some items.

- Beverly Henderson, 81, of North Union Avenue, Salem, reported at 3:17 p.m. Monday that she struck a deer on U.S. Route 62/state Route 45 approaching North Ellsworth Avenue. The deer ran off into a wooded area. Her vehicle sustained heavy damage, but was driven from the scene.

- Township police at 2:16 p.m. Monday assisted Salem Police with the serving of an arrest warrant on a man who allegedly threatened to harm any officer who attempted to arrest him. He was located inside a residence on Fair Avenue and had to be subdued by a taser deployed by Salem officers.

- Police were called at 8:17 a.m. Monday to Hickey Fabrication on Georgetown Road to speak with management regarding an investigator for the state of Ohio to see if he was legit. The officer recognized the person and advised he was who he said he was.



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