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October 26, 2013
Salem News


- A Dutch Village Inn employee reported receiving fraudulent checks at 2:57 p.m. Thursday.

- Charges were filed on Eric Potts of Columbiana and Melissa Stefanick-Cooper of Canfield for failure to file city income tax.


- Elizabeth J. Christani, 23, 455 W. Ohio Ave., Sebring, was cited for failure to control following a one-vehicle crash in Goshen Township at 7:50 a.m. Tuesday in which she was eastbound in the 13000 block of state Route 165 and allegedly traveled off the right side of the roadway into a ditch and striking a garbage can. No injury was reported.

- Police arrested Joseph C. Pullman 32, Warren, on an active warrant out of the Lordstown Police Department after an officer responded to a suspicious person in an apparently broken down vehicle at Seacrist Road and state Route 165 at noon Tuesday.

- Tanya N. Sudimak, 21, 245 W. Oregon Ave., Sebring, was arrested theft after police responded to the Dollar General in Beloit at 5:46 p.m. Wednesday where she allegedly filled her purse with merchandise then ran out of the store with two other women after showing the items to the clerk. The two other women were stopped by Sebring and Smith Township police, but Sudimak had jumped out of the vehicle prior to the traffic stop. Sudimak was apprehended hiding in the basement of a West Oregon Avenue home.


- A burglary was reported at 2:38 p.m. Friday at a Merle Road residence, with the time of the incident possibly happening Wednesday evening. Someone forced entry into the home and attempted to remove property but left it in the garage for some unknown reason. The report said it's possible the owners came home and hit the garage door opener, causing the persons to flee out another door. Possible suspects are being checked.

- Angie Roessler, of North Ellsworth Avenue, reported at 11:28 p.m. Friday that the front license plate of her vehicle either fell off or was taken while she or her husband were traveling about the city. She was going to report it to the BMV.

- Police were called to the 1300 block of Pennsylvania Avenue for a report of shots fired at 10:53 a.m. Friday. An officer discovered the shots coming from a Benton Road property in Perry Township. Township police responded to talk to the people. A city officer advised the complainant on Pennsylvania Avenue the problem was being handled.

- A parking complaint was reported at 10:47 a.m. Friday at Vine Avenue and East Fourth Street, with a warning ticket issued. The vehicle was moved.

-A 12-year-old boy reported at 9:29 a.m. Friday that he missed his bus and was walking on South Lincoln Avenue to his mother's work place when he heard a loud shot like from a gun. He heard a second shot but it sounded farther away when he was in the area near East Pershing Street. He ran back to his residence on North Ellsworth Avenue and went to a local store and they called police. An officer went to his mother's place of employment to advise he was not harmed. Her niece had already told her he didn't go to school. He was staying home for the day.

- Police responded at 7:10 a.m. Friday to the 200 block of Rose Avenue to speak with a man regarding an employee at a local business. He felt he was mistreated at the business and was told his options.

- A female juvenile was taken into custody for an unruly charge for curfew violation after a traffic stop at 4:03 a.m. Friday on Newgarden Avenue. She was released to a legal guardian.

- Sophia McNicol, 26, of 973 W. State St., was charged with domestic violence and taken to the Columbiana County jail after police were called at 11:58 p.m. Thursday for a dispute at her residence. A male victim was found bleeding from the head and said the person who fled the scene struck him in the head with a frying pan after the two of them had an argument. First responders and EMT Ambulance responded and he was taken to Salem Community Hospital for treatment. A short time later, McNicol returned home and was taken into custody.

- A woman in the 400 block of East Seventh Street reported at 9:26 p.m. Thursday that a man she knows showed up at her home uninvited and then threw rocks at the window. He left before police arrived and could not be found.

- Hope Batman, of the 400 block of West State Street, reported at 8:37 p.m. Thursday that she believed a known male took several video games from her residence and sold them to a business in town.

- A woman on Howard Avenue reported at 7:54 p.m. Thursday that she was receiving unwanted calls and texts from a person known to her. A message was left for the person no have no further contact with her.

- William Tomlin, of East Fifth Street, reported at 7:29 p.m. Thursday that he loaned his bike to a friend in the 700 block of North Ellsworth Avenue and the bike was stolen. He was going to check a bike that was recovered to see if it was his.

- A woman from Philadelphia, Pa. called at 7:17 p.m. Thursday wanting a welfare check on a female in the 400 block of East Seventh Street. The female was contacted and said she was okay. She was told to call the woman.

- A man on West Pershing Street reported at 6:33 p.m. Thursday that a male known to him shouted at him while in a passing vehicle and he's to have no contact with him due to a previous court case. He was told to contact the prosecutor in the case. At 8:40 p.m., the other male arrived at the station and said he had no contact with the man and feels he's harassing him. He was told to avoid the man and was given other options for dealing with the situation.

- Austin Sudol, of the 900 block of Homewood Avenue, reported at 6:08 p.m. Thursday that someone forced their way into his home and took two stereo speakers. As officers were leaving, another resident flagged them down and reported finding two large stereo speakers in his back yard. They were positively identified by Sudol. Suspicious activity had been reported in the same area at 3:56 p.m. when a resident in that same block reported witnessing someone carrying speakers through the yards.

- An anonymous person at 5:30 p.m. Thursday dropped off a debit card found on the sidewalk in the 200 block of South Broadway Avenue. The card will be secured until claimed.

- Barry Frost, of the 1000 block of Newgarden Avenue, called at 4:25 p.m. Thursday to report a theft at his residence. He was told his options.

- Joshua Hoover, 28, of 43050 Pine Hollow Road, Lisbon, was charged with drug paraphernalia, drug abuse instruments, driving under suspension and fictitious plates after an officer on patrol at 2:27 p.m. Thursday stopped him. The officer saw him exit the vehicle and drop several items of contraband in the 100 block of Hawley Avenue. He was taken to the Columbiana County jail. Additional charges may be pending. Police were called back to the area at 4:54 p.m. after a resident reported a suspicious object. A syringe was found in the bushes, taken back to the station and destroyed.

- Police had a vehicle towed in the 1300 block of East Pershing Street at 10:14 a.m. Thursday at the direction of city housing inspector Roy Brown who reported the junk or abandoned vehicle had been tagged for removal and the resident notified 10 days prior to correct the problem. The vehicle was still there and was towed away.

- Police were called at 9:38 a.m. Thursday to the 900 block of North Union Avenue for a 911 call with a person breathing, but nothing else heard. Police found it was an accident. An elderly male did not know he had actually dialed 911. He and the female at the residence were fine.

- A suspicious vehicle was reported at 9:26 a.m. Thursday in the 900 block of West Perry Street, but everything was found to be okay.



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