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November 5, 2013
Salem News


- Police were called at 9:44 a.m. Monday to the 1900 block of Maple Street where three mailboxes were broken off of their posts and were laying on the ground at a condo complex.

- Melissa Myers, 26, of 1133 Prospect St., was charged with speeding and driving under suspension non-compliance after a traffic stop at 9:09 a.m. Monday in the 300 block of Rea Drive. The plates were removed from the vehicle, per the BMV.

- A person who came to the police station at 3:28 a.m. Monday reported another person was damaging items at a residence on Walnut Street. Police responded and the person in question said he was upset earlier, but was fine now. A female resident said everything was fine.

- An officer on patrol at 3:13 a.m. Monday saw a vehicle pull behind a closed business on South Broadway Avenue, but the occupants never got out. The officer turned around to check on the vehicle and the vehicle left the lot. The officer followed and the vehicle turned into the American Standard lot and the occupants remained inside, then the officer made contact. The occupants said they worked at American Standard and were just going for a ride on their break. They didn't explain why they pulled into the lot at the closed business.

- Police were called at 12:50 a.m. Monday to the area of Arch and Sharp for an audible alarm. Officers could hear the alarm coming from a distance and located the source at the rear of a residence on Newgarden Avenue. The residence appeared secure. The keyholder was contacted and took care of the alarm with the alarm company.

- A neighbor dispute was reported at 10:25 p.m. Sunday in the 400 block of Franklin Street. Police spoke with both persons and told them to stay away from each other for the rest of the night.

- A barking dog was reported at 10:18 p.m. Sunday in the 100 block of West 16th Street. The dog was located in a kennel, but the barking wasn't enough to consider for a citation. The owner was contacted and said he would address the problem.

- Loud music was reported in the 400 block of Franklin Avenue at 9:40 p.m. Sunday. Police made contact with a first floor apartment tenant and the music was turned down.

- A woman in the 200 block of West Wilson Street reported at 7:50 p.m. Sunday that she was using her computer when a message appeared on the screen indicating the computer had been locked by the FBI and she would be required to pay a $300 fine to avoid possible criminal charges. An officer told her the message is a scam attempting to take her money. She was told someone with knowledge of computer software would need to remove the Spyware causing the message or it will continue returning and disabling her computer.

- Police were dispatched at 6:58 p.m. Sunday to the 200 block of Vine Avenue to assist the fire department on a medical call. A male had become combative due to diabetic issues, but everything was under control. He was transported to Salem Community Hospital for treatment.

- Police were called to Waterworth Memorial Park for an unknown disturbance created by a group of individuals near the pavilion off of Superior Avenue at 6:24 p.m. Sunday. Officers had seen the group in the park a short time earlier performing simulated combat with soft weapons. They were found near the pavilion and told about the complaint. They said they only moved to that location due to the lack of light everywhere else in the park after the sun went down. They apologized and said they would quiet down.

- Police were dispatched to the 700 block of North Ellsworth Avenue at 4:44 p.m. Sunday for an animal cruelty complaint. A woman said there was a dead cat on the property and a male had been cruel to the animal after its passing. The humane officer was contacted to remove the animal, with the matter under investigation.

- Police responded at 1:53 p.m. Sunday to the 900 block of East State Street after receiving a call from the Columbiana County Sheriff's Office about a distraught person in the area. Officers found the person and transported him back to his residence. Family members took him to Salem Community Hospital.

- A woman from Walnut Street came to speak to an officer at 1:47 p.m. Sunday about her cell phone, saying a person she knew stole the phone. Then she said she gave the phone to the person so he could use it. She was told it wasn't stolen if she gave the phone to the person. She then said he could keep the phone, she just wanted the serial number so she could have it turned off. She was told her options.

- Illegally parked vehicles were reported at 1:04 p.m. Sunday in the 300 block of North Broadway Avenue. Two vehicles were found parked on the sidewalk. The owners were contacted and said they would take care of the problem.


- The investigation is continuing into a weekend fight outside the Night Court bar that left at least two people injured, sending one of them to the hospital with a possible fractured skull. The fight was reported at 12:41 a.m. Saturday, and the persons reportedly assaulted were Mecit Bicer, 51, of Kentucky, and Lee Stewart, 50, of Florida, who are living together in Lisbon while working in the oil and gas fields. According to witnesses, Bicer was thrown out of the Night Court after trying to start a fight with three local people and then tried several times to re-enter the establishment. Words were exchanged and a fight ensued, during which Bicer allegedly grabbed a sword, with the locals assaulting him down the street in an attempt to disarm Bicer. Other witnesses said Bicer was chased by the locals, and only pulled the sword in self defense. All the parties agreed Bicer never struck anyone with the sword. He was taken to the hospital with a possible skull fracture, while Stewart suffered a black eye. All but one of the three local people fled before police arrived, and he was identified as Shawn Haines, 29.

- A loud music complaint was received on East Lincoln Way at 1:37 a.m. Oct. 22, and police told Amanda Wilson to turn it down, which she did.

- Victoria Entrikin, McKinley Avenue, reported Oct. 15 getting a call from Harry Summers, who said he was with a drug task force in Florida and claimed she was under investigation for drug smuggling via the mail, but for a $1,000 in cash he would make the problem go away. Entrikin said her husband receives his prescription medication through the mail from a legitimate company but she believed this to be a scam.

- A caller reported seeing a possible drunk driver at 11:51 p.m. Oct. 27 and pulled in behind the vehicle and followed until the person parked at the Methodist Church. The officer spoke with the driver, who turned out to be janitor at the church, and he did not appear impaired.

- Police were called to Lisbon Auto Sales at 10:14 p.m. Oct. 29 in response to a man looking in vehicle windows. Police spoke with man, identified as Randy Gardner, who said he was waiting for the doughnut truck to make its delivery to the Circle K. Gardner was told he could not wait there, so he moved on.

- A resident of East Lincoln Way, reported Oct. 30 that an East Liverpool man she knows stole her medication, and he threatened her after she confronted him. She was told to call back if the man showed up.

- Wendell Cole, Garfield Street, reported at 8:34 p.m. Oct. 31 four homes in the neighborhood were without electricity.

- A West Lincoln Way woman reported hearing someone knocking on her door at 1:35 a.m. Friday, and police watched the residence for 15 minutes but did not see anyone lurking about. The officer continued to check on the residence through the rest of his shift.

- An officer on patrol was flagged down in regard to a man needing medical attention on West Lincoln Way at 3:30 p.m. Friday. Joe King was found sitting down, drenched in sweat and pale. The officer remained until an ambulance arrived.

- Natosha Miller, 20, McDonald Road, East Liverpool, was charged Friday with having an open of container of alcohol in a motor vehicle and possessing drug paraphernalia.


- Adam K.B. Zupancic, 21, Canfield, was charged with possession of marijuana, possession of an open container in a motor vehicle and no license plate after a Beaver Township K-9 alerted to the presence of drugs in the vehicle during a traffic stop on Elm Street at 12:44 a.m. Sunday.


- A 15000 block state Route 165 resident reported the theft of a shotgun from his residence at 11:20 a.m. Oct. 20.

- Police responded to an assault report at the Sharon Lynn Girls Home at 7:05 p.m. Oct. 21.

- Joseph C. Pulliam, 32, Warren, was arrested for falsification and a Lordstown Police Department warrant after an officer responded to a report of a disabled vehicle at noon Oct. 22.

- A Main Street, Beloit, resident reported at 1:41 p.m. Oct. 22 that his ex-girlfriend keeps calling him when requested not to.

- A Main Street, Beloit, resident reported at 3 p.m. Oct. 23 that someone has been removing money from his checking account.

- A Middletown Road resident reported at 1:08 p.m. Oct. 25 that someone used her credit card to purchase car parts in Europe.

- A 13000 block Pine Lake Road resident reported at 3:32 p.m. Oct. 27 that someone had driven through the field next to his house while he and his wife were away.

- A Fifth Street, Beloit, resident reported at 3:06 p.m. Oct. 28 that someone stole the historic license plates off his vehicle that was parked behind his house.

- Police responded to a a theft from building report in the 11000 block of Salem Warren Road at 5:52 p.m. Oct. 30.

- A 15000 block West South Range Road resident reported at 11:16 p.m. Oct. 30 that someone stole his 9 mm handgun and battery charger from out of his cabinet drawer.

- Brigit Y. Young, 44, 421 Sharp St., Salem, was arrested for operating a vehicle intoxicated following a traffic stop for speed at 12:30 a.m. Oct. 31.

- A 7000 block of West South Range Road resident reported at 9:42 p.m. Oct. 31 that someone had driven on his front yard causing minor damage.

- Logan Charles Nagy, 16, Williams Street, Beloit, was cited for assured clear distance ahead following a two-vehicle crash in the 13000 block of Main Street in Beloit at 4:04 p.m. Nov. 1 in which he was southbound and allegedly failed to stop for traffic, striking the rear of a vehicle driven by Shawn P. Dickson, 37, Beloit. Nagy was treated on scene for possible injuries.

- A driver reported someone in a red Ford pickup had been riding his bumper and passed him, forcing him toward the right side of the roadway in the 14000 block of Western Reserve Road at 12:47 p.m. Saturday.

- A concerned caller reported a verbal argument between two individuals regarding property distribution in the 13000 of Oak Avenue at 4:50 p.m. Saturday.



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