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October 11, 2013
Salem News


- Police issued citations against both the driver and his passenger after a traffic stop in the 1900 block of state Route 9 at 10:32 a.m. Wednesday. The driver, Jason Gantz, 38, of 416 Ash St., was cited for expired registration for an expired tag on a trailer he was pulling. The passenger, Robert L. Dornan, 51, of the same address, was cited for open container and possession of drug paraphernalia.

- Police responded to the 800 block of West Pidgeon Road after receiving a call at 8:51 a.m. Wednesday requesting a welfare check on the resident. A friend reported being unable to make contact and receiving an alarming text from the resident. Police made contact with the resident and advised him of the friend's concerns.

- Randy Crouse, 55, of Strasburg, was cited for failure to yield right of way while making a left turn after the tractor trailer he was driving at 1:26 p.m. Tuesday attempted to turn north from East Pidgeon Road onto South Lincoln Avenue and traveled over the front left side of a vehicle stopped at the red light on South Lincoln Avenue driven by Taylor Sullivan, 20. No injuries were reported.


- Police were called at 1:24 p.m. Thursday to the 600 block of East Perry Street for a report of two males who had been around a building on South Lundy Avenue who were now walking on South Lincoln Avenue, both carrying backpacks. Police stopped them and found that one had a set of tree branch trimmers that the caller thought were bolt cutters. The two said they took a shortcut through yards and a man chased them with a bow and arrow and another woman came out yelling at them for being in the yard. They were checked and nothing was found. Officers spoke to the neighbors who said they heard whispering by the building and saw the two males by the corner. Nothing appeared damaged, but the heavily overgrown wooded area had been cut back with a path going through. One neighbor got them running by saying he was going for his gun, which he did not do. The two males were told to stay away from people's yards and other properties, vacant or not.

- Charges were filed Thursday against Jonathan W. Morris, 47, of 228 Vine Ave., for disorderly conduct-persisting and resisting arrest related to an incident Sunday when he became combative with officers and had to be tased before being transported to Salem Community Hospital. Police had been called to the 200 block of Vine for a person acting in an altered mental state and were attempting to help him get medical treatment.

- A vehicle ignition key attached to a key fob was found on the sidewalk near the police department entrance and placed in lost and found at 10:39 p.m. Wednesday.

- Barking dogs were reported at 9:48 p.m. Wednesday in the 1800 block of Whinnery Road, with nobody home and a warning tag left. Another resident in the area said the dogs were provoked by three small dogs at a nearby residence who were taken inside.

- A clerk at Smith Oil, 968 E. State St., reported at 9:18 p.m. Wednesday that a green Honda left without paying for $48 worth of gas. The eastbound vehicle could not be found.

- An officer on patrol in the 1000 block of East Third Street saw an illegally parked vehicle at 8:49 p.m. Wednesday. The owner was contacted and moved it.

- Police were called at 8:39 p.m. Wednesday to a laundromat in the 2300 block of East State Street for a suspicious female acting strange. The woman was found to be an employee who suffers from insomnia, which she said causes her to have some strange behavior. She said she was okay and was waiting for her boyfriend to pick her up.

- A domestic was reported at 7:15 p.m. Wednesday in the 200 block of Rose Avenue where police found a dispute over living arrangements occurred between a mother, her daughter and the mother's boyfriend, who left. The daughter agreed to leave for the night.

- A possible intoxicated person was reported at 6:56 p.m. Wednesday possibly operating a vehicle in the 200 block of South Lincoln Avenue. Police conducted a traffic stop in the Quaker Village parking lot. The driver did not show any signs of intoxication.

- A man stopped an officer at 6:23 p.m. Wednesday to advise him about a broken window at a vacant residence on North Ellsworth Avenue. The doors were secured. The window was found damaged by a brick being thrown at it. Contact was made with the realtor.

- A woman who resides on Conser Drive in Perry Township reported at 5:12 p.m. Wednesday that she saw her son holding her checkbooks and he got out of her vehicle after an argument. She looked in the vehicle and believes he has them. An officer attempted to contact him but was unsuccessful. Police had been called earlier at 4:25 p.m. for a domestic on Hawley Avenue between the woman and her son. She claimed he and his girlfriend removed items from her residence and won't give them back. She was told to file a report with Perry Township.

- A Time Warner vehicle was found parked in a no parking zone on Third Street at 4:45 p.m. Wednesday. The driver said he was moving it.

- Two dogs were reported running at large at 3:54 p.m. Wednesday in the 300 block of Newgarden Avenue, but were not found. A resident said the dogs were retrieved before police arrived.

-A man on Washington Avenue at 11:15 a.m. Wednesday reported receiving text messages regarding the retrieval of his ex-girlfriend's property. Both sides were advised what they can do related to her picking up her stuff.

- A woman in the 800 block of North Lincoln Avenue reported at 11:09 a.m. Wednesday that she was having a problem with her 17-year-old grandson, who lives with her. She has partial custody. The case will be referred to the juvenile officer.

- A resident in the 100 block of East Third Street reported someone tampered with the front door lock and antifreeze was found on the garage floor under the vehicle and she thought maybe someone had tampered with the vehicle.

- A pedestrian was taken to Salem Community Hospital Sunday afternoon for minor injuries after being struck by a vehicle driven by Jack Pasco, 64, of West Eighth Street, who was backing out of a private drive in the 800 block of Homewood Avenue. The pedestrian, Alfred Dicesare, 85, of Newgarden Avenue, was walking in the driveway/sidewalk area when the accident occurred. No citations were issued. There was no damage to the vehicle.


- A man reported at 11:20 a.m. Wednesday a car was driving slowly on Columbiana-Waterford Road and then swerved when he tried to get around it. Police found the car and spoke with the elderly woman who said she was test driving the vehicle on roads she was not familiar with.

- Robert Delsignor, New Middletown, was cited for driving under suspension, failure to use turn signals and license plate violation following traffic stop on Springfield Road at 6:12 p.m. Wednesday.


- John C. Ehlenbach, 20, Darner Road, Lisbon, was cited for driving left of center after striking a vehicle operated by James W. Niddel, 48, of North Lima, while both of them were driving in opposite directions on state Route 154 near Bluff Street at 10:57 a.m. Tuesday.

- John E. Dailey, 83, state Route 164, Columbiana, was cited for failure to yield after striking a vehicle driven by Rickey L. Rosenbaum, 59, Creek Road, New Waterford, at the intersection of state Route 164 and 517 at 12:20 p.m. Wednesday.

- Kateri Simon, a bus driver for the East Palestine school district, reported Oct. 3 that a 17-year-old boy attempted to attack her on the bus while they in the county juvenile court parking lot, where he was attending the alternate school. Simon said another youth held the boy back, preventing the attack. The boy also threatened to get his stepfather to assault her.

- A North Beaver Street woman reported Wednesday a man shows up at her apartment daily and bangs on the doors and windows until she answers. When she does, he refuses to leave. She was advised to call the next time he is there.



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