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November 3, 2013
Salem News


- A caller at 1:56 p.m. Saturday reported a vehicle traveling on East Third Street with the rear occupants fighting. The vehicle was not found.

- Devan McCallister, 19, of East Sixth Street, was cited for driving under suspension and expired plates after a traffic stop at 1 p.m. Saturday on West Pershing Street at the railroad tracks.

- Police were called at 10:42 a.m. Saturday to the 500 block of Woodland Avenue for criminal damaging. An officer took some information and told the owner to call police if he sees anyone acting suspicious around his vehicles.

- A drive-off was reported at 10:20 a.m. Saturday at Smith Oil, 968 E. State St., where a customer failed to pay for gasoline.

- An officer on patrol was advised at 8:39 a.m. Saturday that two people were carrying a large amount of wires on North Ellsworth Avenue. One person was located who matched the description but denied involvement.

- An alarm was reported at 3:19 a.m. Saturday at Suburban Market, 667 Newgarden Ave., with all outer perimeter doors found secure. A key holder responded and the interior was also checked, but appeared fine.

- A woman came to the police station at 3:04 a.m. Saturday to report finding a backpack on state Route 7. The backpack contained miscellaneous items belonging to a female. Dispatch was attempting contact with someone at a phone number found inside.

- Brenna Perkins, 19, of 42504 Morris Road, Lisbon, was taken into custody at 2:06 a.m. Saturday at a property in the 1600 block of South Lincoln Avenue on outstanding warrants from Columbiana and Stark counties.

- An officer was flagged down at 1:45 a.m. Saturday in the back parking lot near city hall regarding a theft. Athena Nicholes of Whinnery Road said someone stole her pocketbook which contained money and personal identification.

- An officer on patrol at 12:55 a.m. saw three vehicles in Waterworth Memorial Park after the park curfew of midnight. Contact was made with a male and female in the back seat of one of the vehicles with the windows fogged up. They were told about the curfew and sent on their way. Contact was made with four people in another vehicle and they were also advised of the curfew and sent on their way.

- A gold vehicle was reported being reckless at 12:35 a.m. Saturday on West State Street and then was found parked.

- A father called at 11:47 p.m. Friday to request a well-being check on his son at a residence in the 700 block of North Lincoln Avenue in reference to threats made by the stepdad to the boy. An officer told the mother and stepdad about the complaint. The boy appeared okay, but expressed concern over them possibly retaliating for the police being called. They were told the consequences of physical harm and said they understood.

- An officer working an off-duty event at the Salem football game reported at 11:07 p.m. Friday that someone turned over an iPod found on the ground.

- A woman from Seventh Street reported at 10:11 p.m. Friday that she was legally parked at Circle K West on West State Street when a female driver in another vehicle struck the right side of her vehicle. When she exited her vehicle, the female driver began to yell obscenities at her and left. There was minor damage and she didn't want anything done, but just wanted the female driver to be advised of the proper way of dealing with the incident.

- John Mohr, of the 700 block of North Ellsworth Avenue, reported at 8:42 p.m. Friday that while he was sleeping, an unknown person stole his flat screen television and $60 from his wallet.

- An officer at 7:46 p.m. Friday saw several vehicles parked in a clearly marked no parking zone, except for holidays and weekends, in the 100 block of Ohio Avenue. Tickets were issued.

- An animal was reported injured at 7:17 p.m. Friday in the 1600 block of North Ellsworth Avenue, but could not be found.

- Two female juveniles were reported walking along the railroad tracks in the area of West Wilson Street at 6:03 p.m. Friday. They told an officer they were taking a shortcut to get to Wilson to go to the football game.

- Police were called at 4:32 p.m. Friday to the 200 block of West Wilson Street for a report of animal cruelty. The person who called spoke with police and said a resident of the home has not been caring for a dog in the house and now the dog isn't able to move. The dog was alive, but unable to move on its own. The humane officer was contacted and removed the dog to receive care. The owner of the dog said she doesn't know what's wrong with the animal and that she has tried to give it food and water which it refuses. The situation will be followed up after the dog is checked by a veterinarian.

- A domestic was reported at 3:51 p.m. Friday in the 500 block of Walnut Street where a woman said she was having problems with her daughter accusing her of stealing. The daughter said she gave her mother money for rent on Thursday and her mother won't give the money back now. She was there to remove some property and leave. The mother said she gave the money back in the morning. Both said it was a verbal dispute. They were told if it becomes physical, charges could result.

- Police responded at 3:42 p.m. Friday to the 1100 block of East Third Street to check on the welfare of a resident. He was located and due to the man's state of intoxication, he was transported to Salem Community Hospital by ambulance for evaluation. Police had been called to the same residence at 2:16 p.m. Friday regarding the same man. A woman and others said they allowed him to stay there because he was homeless, but he was intoxicated and causing problems. He was supposedly hiding in a shed at the rear of the residence. An officer found him in the wooded area behind the residence and attempted to get him to go back, but he refused, saying they threw him out and his belongings were in bags out front. He said he would get the bags later and was going to the park. He was told if he caused anymore problems, he would be facing jail. People at the residence don't want him back.

- Marilyn Seidner, 79, of Seacrist Road, was cited for assured clear distance after one accident on State Street in front of Salem Community Hospital, then became a victim herself when a vehicle trying to drive around the accident scene struck her car. In the first accident at 3:32 p.m. Friday, Amie Hartman, 55, of Carrollton, was traveling west on East State Street and stopped in traffic to allow pedestrians to cross the street by the hospital. Seidner, also westbound, failed to stop and collided with the rear of the Hartman vehicle. Hartman and her passengers, Brittanie Hartman, 31, and Ahliyah Hartman, 8, and Caydence Hartman, 9, all of Carrollton, were all taken to the hospital for possible injuries. In the second crash, Seidner was stopped on the road after being involved in the first accident when a westbound vehicle driven by Joan Slason, 87, of Pembrooke Drive, attempted to go around and struck the left quarterpanel of her vehicle. No injuries were reported. Slason was cited for failure to maintain reasonable control.

- Police were called to the 500 block of Aetna Street at 2:32 p.m. Friday where the left rear passenger side window of a vehicle was shattered during the night. It appeared that the glass blew outward and it may have been caused by the difference in the temperature.

- A woman on Arch Street called at 10:55 a.m. Friday concerned about threats a relative was making to turn her into state authorities for an investigation regarding property in her mother's estate. She was advised there was no basis that warranted an investigation of her.

- Hank Brock of Salem High School reported at 10:53 a.m. Friday that someone overnight used green paint to paint a WB on the front and back of the school sign on East Sixth Street, along with painting WB on the sidewalk. School maintenance was called to clean it up.

- Police were called about a female falling and striking her head at the entrance to Giant Eagle on East State Street at 9:40 a.m. Friday. First responders and an ambulance also responded. The woman was about to move from her seated position on her walker and stood when the walker moved and she fell backward, striking her head on cement. She was taken to Salem Community Hospital. Her daughter was with her.

- Police were called at 8:52 a.m. Friday to Elm Street where two trucks were entered and three chain saws were taken from one of the trucks.

- Police were called at 7:43 a.m. Friday to the 300 block of West Ninth Street where a man was outside fighting with himself. First responders were called to check him as a precaution.


- A woman turned a license plate over to police at 9:03 a.m. Friday. The owner of the plate was reached and would pick up the plate.

- Police were alerted at 12:27 p.m. Friday about a possible underage consumer. The address was unknown.

- Desiree Witherow, Union Street, reported at 3:47 p.m. Friday a verbal custody dispute.

- Police were dispatched at 7:34 p.m. Friday regarding a disabled vehicle on state Route 14. Upon arrival, the driver was able to get the car moving.

- Police were notified at 10:32 p.m. Friday of a reckless driver driving east on state Route 14, then turning north onto state Route 164. The driver was stopped, but no impairment was found.

- Police were called to the Sparkle Market at 12:28 a.m. Saturday after an erratic driver pulled into the parking lot.



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