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October 23, 2013
Salem News


- Hayden Louis Gostey, 18, East Lincoln Way, was at the stop sign on West Washington Street at 8:17 a.m. Saturday and backed up hitting a vehicle driven by Cornelius Beckwith, South Lincoln Avenue. Gostey was cited for improper backing.

- Daniel B. Desellem, South Green Street, was west on East Lincoln Way at 4 p.m. Oct. 8 and failed to yield and was struck by Keith Lloyd Finch, 4, state Route 517. Desellem was cited for failure to control.

- Police checked on a Moore Street man at 10:39 p.m. Monday after a woman reported she was unable to reach him the last couple of days. The man was found to be fine and he said he couldn't be reached because his cell phone had died.


- Police responded to the 700 block of Michigan Boulevard at 12:57 a.m. Tuesday for a custody dispute. A woman reported she broke up with the father of her child and when she moved out, he would not left her take the child. She was told to contact an attorney since it's a civil matter.

- A woman in the 1100 block of Prospect Street in Salem Acres reported at 12:12 a.m. Tuesday that her girlfriend had just gotten home and the neighbors were yelling at her. Police spoke to the neighbors who had conflicting stories about the incident. Both parties were told the consequences if police had to return.

- A resident in the 1100 block of Prospect Street in Salem Acres reported the neighbors yelling at 11:35 p.m. Monday. He didn't want his child waking up from the noise. Police spoke to the neighbors who said they were arguing with another party on the phone. They were told to keep it down for the night.

- Malory Taylor, 19, of Columbiana, was cited for failure to stop at a red light after her vehicle was struck in the intersection of state Route 45 and U.S. Route 62 by a semi truck driven by Paul Wagner Jr. of Deerfield at8:32 p.m. Monday. Taylor was taken to Salem Community Hospital by KLG Ambulance for injuries.

- Richard Dean, 69, of Beloit, struck a deer on state Route 45 near Georgetown Road at 7:43 p.m. Monday.

- Matthew Gilbert, of Garfield Road, reported a road rage incident at 5:24 p.m. Monday that occurred on East Pidgeon Road at South Lincoln Avenue. While he was stopped at the intersection, a male in the vehicle in front of him got out and started threatening him with physical violence. He didn't want anything done, but wanted a report on file. Police spoke with the male who admitted getting out of his vehicle, but said he never threatened violence. He said he only questioned the other man's driving abilities.


- The owner of Highlander Laundromat on North Howard Avenue reported at 2:50 p.m. Tuesday that several people who reside on North Howard Avenue are illegally dumping trash in his dumpster. An officer tried to contact them, but no one was home. He left a note telling them to retrieve their trash.

- Salem Community Hospital security reported at 2:49 p.m. Tuesday that a vehicle parked in the emergency room parking lot had been running for the past two hours. The vehicle was unlocked and running. An officer found that the owner was a patient in the hospital. The vehicle was secured and the keys returned to the owner.

- A woman came to the police station at 2:25 p.m. Tuesday to report she was made aware of a menacing threat by a male employee at their place of employment, with the address listed as Salem Community Hospital, 1995 E. State St. The male employee also allegedly made threats to two other employees. She was told to have the other two female workers come and fill out statements. All information will be sent to the prosecutor's office for review of possible menacing charges.

- A reckless operator was reported on East State Street at 2:13 p.m. Tuesday, but was not found.

- A person came to the police station at 1:48 p.m. Tuesday to report that since Friday, persons unknown gained access to her bank account and made unauthorized withdrawals.

- Scott Spack, Arch Street, reported at 1:29 p.m. Tuesday that his white lab dog was outside on its lead and howling at the bushes, then a black and white pit bull-looking dog came out and attacked his dog, biting it in the head. He got the dogs separated but when the other dog came after him, he picked up a shovel and his dog came over to protect him and bit at the other dog's hind quarters. The other dog bit his dog on the ear causing it to bleed and ran west in the yard on Arch. He went to a residence two doors down, but no one answered the door and the dog was gone. An officer knocked on the door where he could hear a dog barking inside and a man came out. He said the dog was locked in the basement but forced open one of the windows and broke out and he didn't know it. He was sorry and said it never happened before. He asked the officer to apologize to Spack, which Spack accepted. He said there were no major injuries to his dog. He just wanted to make sure the dog was not out when kids came home from school.

- A cell phone left at the Salem Public Library was turned over to police at 12:35 p.m. Tuesday.

- An anonymous caller at 12:28 p.m. Tuesday reported an irate man walking south on Broadway near Pershing Street. When contacted, he said he was upset over losing prescription paperwork, but then found it. Due to circumstances, fire department first responders and KLG Ambulance responded to check him, but he refused treatment.

- Lorraine Utter, of the 700 block of East Third Street, reported at 10:31 a.m. Tuesday that an unknown person entered her residence sometime after 8 a.m. and removed an unknown amount of cash and a pack of cigarettes from her purse.

- A caller at 10:23 a.m. Tuesday reported a dog in a garage on Eastview Drive barks constantly while the residents are away. No one was home, so a warning was left on the door.

- A woman on Ridgewood Drive reported at 10:08 a.m. Tuesday that threats were made towards her son on social media.

- A wallet was found on Penn Avenue near Columbia Street and placed in the police lost and found at 9:17 a.m. Tuesday.

- Police were called at 8:45 a.m. Tuesday to check the well-being of a male juvenile sitting on the ground up against a garage in the 300 block of Sharp Avenue. He was waiting for a ride to school and was told to go back to his residence and have his ride pick him up there.

- A wallet was turned in at 7:37 a.m. Tuesday on East Sixth Street and placed in the police lost and found.

- Police were called to Walmart on East State Street at 4:57 a.m. Tuesday regarding several suspicious people inside the store. The manager said it appeared as if the people were getting ready to shoplift some items, but did not. An officer made contact with the them and asked them to leave at the request of the manager.

- Police were called to the area of East Pershing Street and South Madison Avenue at 3:21 a.m. Tuesday for a person who walked off from Salem Community Hospital prior to treatment after attempting to harm himself. Officers located the person, with first responders and KLG also responding. He was voluntarily taken to another facility by KLG.

- Darrian Cannon, of Liberty Street, called at 1:13 a.m. Tuesday to report being parked at the fuel pumps at Circle K East, 1125 E. State St., when a white vehicle backed from a parking space and struck the passenger rear corner of her vehicle, damaging the bumper. The other vehicle fled.

- A woman reported at 12:50 a.m. Tuesday that she saw a person in her back yard in the 400 block of Franklin Avenue. When he noticed her watching, he fled.

- Police responded at 11:02 p.m. Monday to a residence in the 100 block of South Union Avenue to check on a resident whose son was unable to reach the person by phone. The resident was fine.

- A suspicious vehicle was reported parked in the lot of a closed business in the 2200 block of East State Street at 11 p.m. Monday with one male occupant who appeared to be sleeping. An officer made contact with the male, who said he was waiting on a friend so they could deliver newspapers.

- Police were called at 10:21 p.m. Monday to Sugartree Alley for suspicious persons parked in a vehicle in the west end of the municipal lot. The occupants told police they were just talking.

- An officer on patrol at 9:41 p.m. Monday on South Ellsworth Avenue saw a male dressed in dark clothing riding a skateboard on Pershing Street. The person was contacted and told to stay off the road.

- An officer on patrol at 9:17 p.m. Monday saw green silly string in a tree in the parking lot in the center of Centennial Park. Words were also painted on a tree.

- A green Jeep Liberty was reported operating recklessly on East State Street at 8:56 p.m. Monday. The vehicle was seen near Woodland and followed, with no violations observed. Contact was made with the female driver, but there was no problem.

- An officer on patrol at 8:23 p.m. Monday saw an occupied car in the lot of a closed business in the 100 block of South Ellsworth Avenue. The vehicle was leaving as the officer pulled into the lot, with a traffic stop initiated. The person had been waiting on a friend who never showed up so he decided to leave.

- An open door was found at a business on Prospect Street at 7:55 p.m. Monday and secured.

- A set of keys was turned over to police at 6:39 p.m. Monday at the Salem Memorial Building during the Banquet in Salem.

- A person waved over a police officer at Waterworth Memorial Park near the duck pond at 6:23 p.m. Monday to report finding a cell phone in the playgound. The owner was contacted to retrieve it.

- An anonymous person turned in a set of keys on Jennings Avenue near Rea Drive at 5:31 p.m. Monday.

- A male who pumped $50 worth of gas at a station in the 2800 block of East State Street at 4:59 p.m. Monday was found in a nearby lot and returned to make payment. He thought he had paid at the pump with a credit card. The clerk had said the person didn't appear to commit the act with intent.


- A Marathon employee reported at 8 a.m. Monday an ID and credit cards were found in the store. The cards were turned over to police who contacted the bank and found the cards had been re-issued. The cards were then shredded.

- Police went to a Beechwood Drive home at 8:55 a.m. Monday for a report of a domestic dispute between a juvenile couple. They were sent on their way.

- Charges were filed on Monday for John Rife of Salineville, representing Curves, for failure to file city income tax.

- Police went to a Howard Street home at 5 p.m. Monday for a report of domestic violence. A warrant was issued for Ronald Shaffer of East Palestine.

- Charges were filed on Monday for Jamie Beel and Aimee Kaltenbach-Soroka of Columbiana for failure to file city income tax



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