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November 1, 2013
Salem News


- An anonymous person at 12:21 p.m. Thursday brought a personal check to the police that he found on the street at North Union Avenue and East Third Street. No information on the owner or person the check was written to was found. The check, which apparently was intended to pay rent, was placed in evidence for safekeeping.

- A woman on Vine Avenue called at 6:17 a.m. Thursday to tell police her boyfriend was coming over to beat her up. She wanted an officer to give him back his key and get her key back from him. The officer said he couldn't do that and told her options for calling police if he comes over or making arrangements to exchange keys and get her property back. An officer went to the estranged boyfriend's residence, but there was no answer.

- A possible intoxicated driver was reported in a white Dodge SUV at 1:17 a.m. Thursday on State Street west of Union Avenue. The vehicle wasn't found.

- Police responded to North Union Avenue at 10:12 p.m. Wednesday and checked the length of the street and surrounding streets after a resident saw a dark-colored SUV traveling up and down the street no less than three times. A female was seen exiting the vehicle and walking around in lawns. The vehicle and female were not found.

- A woman on South Howard Avenue reported at 8:53 p.m. Wednesday that her son had been allowed to use a computer she obtained from Aaron's and reportedly sold it without her permission. She still owes $500 toward the computer and he sold it for a small amount of money to a neighbor. She showed the officer the paperwork and said she contacted the neighbor and he had already sold it to someone else. An officer contacted the neighbor and told him the computer would be stolen property if charges are filed on the woman's son and he could be charged as well for receiving stolen property. If the computer is retrieved, she won't pursue charges and will reimburse him for the money he gave her son. He said he would try to retrieve the computer. An investigation remains pending.

- An officer responded to the 400 block of Filbert Avenue at 8:36 p.m. Wednesday for a report of a man sleeping under a blue tarp in a grassy area. Officers made contact with the male, who had several blue bags of groceries, but no tarp. He said he was walking home and stopped to eat a yogurt and rest. The discarded yogurt container was on the ground and he picked it up and placed it in an empty bag. He said he would be on his way shortly. No warrants were found for him and he had a local address.

- Tim Tipton, of Calla Road, reported at 7:57 p.m. Wednesday that he left a business in the 200 block of West State Street and was told by a motorist parked next to him that children had been pushing carts and several rolled downhill, with one of them hitting his pickup and another rolling out into the street. He got the registration of the vehicle, which was just leaving, and didn't want to pursue the matter, but wanted the parent contacted. An officer saw the scuffed paint and scratches that left red marks on the white pickup from the cart's handle. An officer contacted the parent and juvenile and both said it was not intentional. The juvenile pushed the cart to where several other carts were and they rolled away after he entered his mom's vehicle. The juvenile was told to make sure the carts are secured next time.

- Police were looking for a 62-year-old Latino male with short hair, dark complexion, about 5 feet 1 inches or 5 feet 2 inches tall with a stocky build after his roommate and another friend reported him missing at 7:39 p.m. Wednesday. He had not been seen since Tuesday, none of his family members or his live-in girlfriend had heard from him and none of his clothing or belongings were missing. They were concerned for his well-being. The local jail and hospital were checked just in case but neither facility had any record of him.

- A woman reported at 6:45 p.m. Wednesday that a known male sent her messages on Facebook advising he had followed her. She said she has seen him in places where she has gone several times and was concerned. She didn't want him contacted, but wanted the incident documented.

- A hypodermic needle was reported found at 6:37 p.m. Wednesday in the 400 block of East Second Street. An officer disposed of the needle.

- A woman from Aetna Street reported at 6:25 p.m. Wednesday that a known female is harassing her and her juvenile daughter. An officer saw harassing text messages on her phone and from Facebook. The suspect will be contacted and told to stop contacting the woman. Police also told the woman to cease contact with the female. The same woman had called earlier in the day at noon to report she and her family were being harassed by the female who came to the residence and made threats and sent messages to many of her friends and extended family. Apparently the woman's daughter broke up with the female's son.

- A 17-year-old driver from Hanoverton was attempting to park in the lot at 217 N. Lincoln Ave. when he accidentally hit the gas instead of the brake and struck the central air unit of the business, causing major damage to the unit and minor damage to the vehicle at 3:57 p.m. Wednesday.

- William Cartwright of Salem Fun Factory reported at 2:27 p.m. Wednesday that a package delivered to the side door of the business on Pershing Street by UPS was missing.

- An officer responded at 1:01 p.m. Wednesday to the 700 block of North Ellsworth Avenue to assist the Columbiana County Sheriff's Office with an investigation.

- The city service department reported at 12:24 p.m. Wednesday that a man was blowing leaves into the street on Edgewood Drive. An officer told the man of the violation he was committing and he said he would take care of it.

- Rodney W. Herron, of Woodsdale Road, reported at 12:24 p.m. Wednesday that he recently bought the building at 110 W. State St. and hired employees to renovate it. He said a former employee stole a cement saw from the building and he later learned it was pawned in Austintown.

- A woman on Continental Drive called at 11:55 a.m. Wednesday about an incident with her landlord and the electric being shut off. They gave conflicting stories. She was told to seek legal advice and contact Ohio Edison.

- Danielle Stanley, 25, of 260 Railroad St., was taken into custody at 10 a.m. Wednesday on a warrant for a felony charge of possession of drugs.

- Sarah Andrea, 37, of Burtview Place, was cited for assured clear distance after her northbound vehicle struck the rear of a northbound vehicle driven by Christine Jugenheimer, 47, of Prospect Street, who was stopped for the red light at 7:14 a.m. Wednesday on Ellsworth Avenue at State Street.


- Police responded at 4:18 p.m. Wednesday to a group home on Elberon Avenue for a medical assist after a resident called police for an ambulance to take her to the hospital. When asked why she didn't contact the ambulance directly, the resident said the phone number for police was the only one she could remember. The caretaker said the resident did not request medical attention from them. Police remained until the ambulance arrived.

- Tyler Thornton, 21, of Alliance, was cited for non-compliance driving under suspension after a traffic stop at 3:22 p.m. Wednesday in the 1300 block of West State Street. The vehicle was towed and Thornton and his passenger walked from the scene.

- Police were requested at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday to initiate a traffic stop on a vehicle traveling west on the state Route 45 bypass at Georgetown Road for the Columbiana County Drug Task Force. The female driver was questioned about her reckless driving.

- Police and KLG Ambulance responded at 1:14 a.m. Wednesday to the 1200 block of Andrew Avenue in reference to a 2-year-old child having difficulty breathing. The child was transported to Akron Children's Hospital in Boardman.


- A Middletown Road woman reported at 4:45 p.m. Oct. 14 that her 18-year-old son informed her he would not be coming home. She was advised that he could not be considered a missing person.

- A Western Reserve Road couple reported at 2:08 p.m. Oct. 17 that a woman they knew had been calling them repeatedly despite being warned to stop.

- Police responded to a stolen vehicle report in the 15000 block of state Route 14 at 4:05 p.m. Oct. 17.

- Eric D. Childers, 45, 9840 Cherry Hill, Canfield, was arrested for operating a vehicle intoxicated following a traffic stop for traveling left of center at 1:41 a.m. Oct. 18.

- A Lisbon Road resident reported at 10:09 a.m. Oct. 19 that someone had cashed fraudulent checks from unknown consumer companies from his account.


- Amy Harbour, New Waterford, reported at 9:38 a.m. Wednesday she was having custody issues with her ex at the Lutheran Church on South Main Street. Police escorted her and her children to her home and there were no problems.

- At 11:31 a.m. Wednesday a Dutch Haus employee reported a Boardman school bus attempted to drop students off under their drive-through roof but the bus was too tall and struck the structure, damaging it. James R. DeBartolo, 68, Maple Ridge Drive, Boardman, told police he was driving the bus when it struck the structure. No citations were issued.

- Karren Christley, 70, Warren, was parked in the Columbiana Plaza lot on South Main Street at 3:21 p.m. Wednesday and accidentally hit the gas pedal instead of the bake pedal while attempting to put the vehicle into drive and struck an unoccupied parked vehicle owned by Kelly Pavelko, 33, Chris Avenue, Washingtonville. No injuries were reported and no citations issued.

- Brian Eaker, North Cross Street, reported at 9:11 p.m. Wednesday he was having problems with his wife. Police spoke with the couple who said they were in an argument only and agreed to remain together at the home for the night.



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