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November 18, 2013
Salem News


- Police responded to the N. Lincoln Ave and E. 5th Street area at 11:59 p.m. Saturday for a report of five males throwing pumpkins in the road. Police were unable to locate them and removed a pumpkin from the road.

- An officer observed a vehicle eastbound in the 2300 block of East Pershing Street at 12:44 a.m. Sunday fail to maintain control after the driver saw a deer in the road and struck a curb and slid off the road. Nicholas J. Cyphat, 679 Ohio Avenue, Salem, was cited for failure to maintain reasonable control.

- Police responded to the 1600 block of S.E. Boulevard at 2:34 a.m. Sunday for an anonymous call and assisted firefighters and ambulance personnel with a natural death.

- Police responded to the 1100 block of E. State Street at 1:58 a.m. Sunday after receiving an anonymous call regarding a suspicious vehicle. It was gone when police arrived.

- A patron in an establishment in the 500 block of S. Broadway Avenue refused to leave at closing time and police arrived at 2:28 a.m. Sunday and talked to the intoxicated man who left when requested. He took a cab home.

- Police responded to the 500 block of Walnut Street at 4:14 p.m. Saturday where a female complainant advise that a known man destroyed her cell phone during an argument. She said she just got it the day before via a government program and it didn't cost her anything. An officer spoke to the man who said she bought the phone for him as a means of contacting him if she needed anything. He said she began harassing him on the phone and wouldn't stop calling him which led to the argument and the phone getting broken. He was advised to stay away from the complainant.

- A resident in the 900 block of Franklin Avenue advised police at 6:18 p.m. Saturday that her 17-year-old daughter left the house at 4:30 p.m. and had not returned or answered her cell phone. She was entered into LEADS as a missing person.

- Police responded to the 500 block of E. State Street at 6:44 p.m. Saturday for a report of unwanted persons and the complainant advised she sometimes stays at the apartment and was out of town and several people were there when she returned. She was unsure if they were allowed to be there and there was a verbal confrontation and they quickly left when she said she was calling the police. It was learned later that the male resident had let them stay a few days.

- Police responded to the 2800 block of E. State Street at 7:36 p.m. Saturday for a report of harassment and were advised that a man inside the store was waiting on another man to exit to start a confrontation. That person was advised to be on his way and an officer responded to the parking lot to make sure the other people departed.

- While retrieving statements from the police department drop box at 8:20 p.m. Saturday, an officer observed that someone placed a ring in it and it was placed in the found property drawer.

- Police responded to the S. Lundy and Franklin Avenue area at 9:54 p.m. Saturday and removed a large piece of a tree trunk from the roadway. It appeared that someone pushed it into the street.

- Police responded to the 800 block of E. 6th Street near Hawley Avenue at 1 p.m. Friday for a suspicious person report and were unable to find anyone.

- A woman was on station at 12:02 p.m. Saturday advising she received threats via social media from a known female who has been sending threatening messages. She was provided with statement forms.

- When police arrived in the 300 block of Newgarden Avenue at 11:09 a.m. Saturday for a neighbor dispute, both parties were separated. Police advised that if they returned and any criminal acts occurred the responsible parties would be arrested. They were advised to stay away from each other.

- Responding to a reckless operation complaint at 10:54 a.m. Saturday for driving left of center and almost striking oncoming vehicles, a vehicle matching the description was located northbound on S. Lincoln Avenue. An officer got behind the vehicle with another vehicle in between and observed a woman driver known to the officer. There was a male passenger. The driver stopped at the green light for north-south traffic at S. Lincoln Avenue and E. State Street The light turned red and the vehicle stayed. After approximately 60 seconds the vehicle turned its right turn signal on and made a quick right turn onto E. State Street and then turned into the Family Video lot. The two went into the store and the officer could not speak to the driver due to another call.

- Police responded to the 400 block of Franklin Avenue at 11:01 a.m. Saturday where the complainant advised neighboring juveniles threw eggs on his camper over night. The complainant believes the children at a residence just to the west of his did it. Police observed some type of black residue coming from a window and down the front of the residence and will see if the housing and zoning office can check it.

- A resident from the 600 block of Fair Avenue was on station at 10:12 a.m. Saturday and advised tools were taken by a person known to her. The incident is under investigation.

- Police patrolling in the N. Lincoln Avenue and E. 6th Street area at 10:04 a.m. Saturday observed fresh graffiti in white paint on a traffic control electric box. Photos were taken.

- While on patrol in the 400 block of E. Perry Street at 2:15 p.m. Saturday, police observed a large amount of smoke and found a woman was burning leaves. She said she would put it out and the fire department advised her to make sure they were out all the way.

- A man in the 400 block of S. Broadway Avenue advised police at 3:34 p.m. Saturday that a female juvenile from the alley south of his residence came up with a baseball bat threatening to harm his grandchildren. This was over the female removing crime scene tape that had been left nearby. The female advised the grandson to put it back and some obscenities were used toward the children by her. She placed the tape back and then went to a residence in the 400 block of Franklin Avenue and returned with a ball bat making threats. Police spoke with the female juvenile and was advised by an adult female she had heard the juvenile making threats. The juvenile's mother arrived and advised the daughter has a problem and was 11-and-a-half-years-old. The mother advised she would take care of her as best she could.

- Police responded to the 1800 block of N. Ellsworth Avenue at 2:57 p.m. Saturday where the complainant advised that over the past few months unknown persons removed two large artillery shells from around a flag pole. The shells are approximately 4-feet, six-inches tall and possibly all brass. Police advised a report would be made and when possible metal shops would be checked.


- Constable Dan Valentine received a report from a resident on Painters Path in Washingtonville at 2:41 p.m. Thursday advising that someone used his identity to fraudulently get a tax refund.

- A resident in the 38000 block of Butcher Road, Leetonia, advised Valentine at 7:43 a.m. Thursday that his neighbor's horses were running loose and caused damage to his property. The owner was contacted and secured the horses and made contact with the neighbor regarding the damage to his property.



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