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November 19, 2013
Salem News


- Jamie Martin, of the 500 block of Aetna Street, reported at 7:42 a.m. Monday that someone emptied bags of leaves onto her porch sometime overnight.

- An anonymous caller reported at 7:33 a.m. Monday that someone driving a blue Volkswagon drove through the barricade on Jennings Avenue at Rea Drive. Police were unable to find the vehicle, but remained on the scene until city workers arrived with additional barricades.

- A woman from the 1000 block of North Ellsworth Avenue came to the police station at 7:31 a.m. Monday to speak with an officer about a jet that flew over her house the night before.

- A mail carrier found a driver's license in the Broadway Plaza at 7:13 a.m. Monday and turned it over to police. An officer will try to contact the owner.

- A man called at 6:47 a.m. Monday about two large dogs running loose on Sharp Avenue, preventing him from walking on the sidewalk. An officer arrived and noted the dogs appeared friendly and were running around a house. The owner was contacted and took them inside.

- An alarm was reported at 4:46 a.m. Monday in the 700 block of South Broadway Avenue. The business appeared secure. A keyholder responded and all appeared fine.

- Police at 3:25 a.m. Monday responded to the 1000 block of East State Street regarding a domestic dispute. A male and female had an argument and the male allegedly threatened to hit her. He left and never actually hit her. She was told her options.

- Police responded to the 400 block of Arch Street at 11:04 p.m. Sunday for an audible alarm at a closed business. The exterior was found secure.

- A man from Roosevelt Avenue reported at 10 p.m. Sunday that a dispute with his girlfriend occurred at Walmart on East State Street and he left her at the business, but was concerned about her coming to his residence to retrieve property and causing a problem. Before police made contact with him, she had already retrieved her things without incident.

- An anonymous caller at 8:51 p.m. Sunday reported the theft of a credit card and a missing cell phone. The person was reluctant to file a report and did not want to provide a name because they did not want it in the paper.

- An alarm was reported at a business in the 1400 block of Allen Road at 7:49 p.m. Sunday, but the building appeared secure. An employee responded.

- A dispute was reported at 7:47 p.m. Sunday in the 800 block of Southeast Boulevard where a man reported his ex-wife had been there causing problems. She left before police arrived and could not be located.

- Rex Allen of Eastview Drive reported at 7:28 p.m. Sunday that someone threw eggs at the back of his residence.

- An officer on patrol at 6:25 p.m. Sunday saw a vehicle with lights on in the parking lot of a closed business on Continental Drive. An officer checked the vehicle and was able to turn the lights off.

- Police responded to a report at 6:17 p.m. Sunday of a person loitering in the Salem Plaza parking lot, but nobody was found.

- Meta Cramer, pastor of the Salem First Presbyterian Church, 436 E. Second St., called at 4:43 p.m. Sunday regarding graffiti on the property. Police also saw what appeared to be new graffiti at the rear of a building in the 500 block of East Second Street and at the rear of a building in the 500 block of East Third Street.

- Police responded at 3:09 p.m. Sunday for a dispute between two people in the Broadway Plaza parking lot. A man said he was pulling into the lot when an older gentleman flipped him off. He stopped to ask him what was the problem and said the gentleman threatened to shoot him. Contact was made with the older man and he had no weapons in this possession, but was advised of the consequences of making such a statement. The dispute was over whether the complainant used his turn signal or not.

- A residential alarm was reported at 12:32 p.m. Sunday on West Ninth Street. The exterior was found secure.

- Police responded at 10:48 a.m. Sunday to the 1700 block of East Third Street to check the well-being of a juvenile and check on a possible interference with custody problem. Police determined the boy was okay. Contact was made with Children Services about the open case. Nothing gave officers a reason to remove the boy from the house.


- Police took a report at 3:13 p.m. Saturday of mail theft from Salem Acres where a resident reported locating some of their mail blowing about the common area. Some envelopes were supposed to contain certain documents and they were not found. The mail was removed from the mail room of the apartment complex from the resident's mailbox between the time of delivery and the time of the report. Several witnesses reported seeing a juvenile in the area.

- Police were called at 10:15 p.m. Friday to Salem Security Storage units on Lake Avenue for a harassment report from a woman listed as homeless who claimed her boyfriend followed her out from the city after Salem Police dealt with the couple and called her a cab while the man walked. She claimed he confronted her at the storage unit and attempted to take her bag she was carrying, but fled when she told him she was calling the police. Police checked the area, but did not see the male and escorted the woman back to the city limits.


- Police responded to a domestic dispute in the 13000 block of Duck Creek Road at 12:48 a.m. Nov. 3 where a woman reported a verbal argument with current boyfriend regarding her having contact with ex-boyfriend.

- A 12000 block U.S. Route 62 resident reported at 4 p.m. Nov. 4 that someone had taken approximately 26 hydrocodone pills from his pill bottle.

- An 11000 block U.S. Route 62 resident reported at 7:24 p.m. Nov. 4 that someone took two rings, 60 Vicodin and 25 Percocet pills from her home.

- A state Route 165 resident reported at 5:57 p.m. Nov. 6 that her ex-boyfriend had left her voicemails that made her feel threatened.

- Ashley Ann Simmons, 16, 19955 North Benton West Road, North Benton, was cited for assured clear distance ahead following a two-vehicle crash in Beloit at 3 p.m. Nov. 7 in which she was northbound on Main Street at Park Avenue and allegedly failed to stop for traffic, striking the rear of a vehicle driven by Ami Biggs, 36, Beloit. No injuries were reported.

- Kala M. Huffman, 28, 284 W. Ninth St., Salem, was arrested for operating a vehicle intoxicated and open container following a traffic stop for left of center at 3:06 a.m. Nov. 8.

- Patricia A. Beabout, 37, Newton Falls, was cited for failure to control following a one-vehicle crash in Green Township at 12:09 p.m. Nov. 8 in which she was northbound on state Route 45 just north of Middletown Road and allegedly struck a road sign on the east side of the roadway. She was treated on scene for possible injuries.

- Police responded to a criminal damaging report at the Sharon Lynn Girls Home at 6:20 p.m. Nov. 8.

- A state Route 165 resident reported at 9:07 a.m. Nov. 8 that someone had used his credit card to purchase a scope and that it was the fourth time it had happened. A woman from the same address reported at 1:45 p.m. the same day that someone had wired money from her checking account to Missouri via Western Union.

- Police responded to a criminal damaging report in which someone had attempted to pry open a garage door in the 13000 block of Smith Goshen Road at 4:55 p.m. Nov. 10.

- Police responded to a juvenile complaint in the 13000 block of Church Street, Beloit, at 12:48 a.m. Nov. 11.

- Police responded to the West Branch Middle School at 9 a.m. Nov. 11 where a teacher reported an oboe had been taken sometime in the past six months.

- Police responded to a shoplifting report at the Dollar General in Beloit at 3:51 p.m. Nov. 11.

- Police responded to a theft report in the 17000 block of First Street in Beloit at 4:36 p.m. Nov. 11.

- Casey E. Colla, 32, 8925 Youngstown Salem Road, Canfield, was cited for failure to control following a one-vehicle crash in Green Township at 8:18 a.m. Nov. 12 in which she was southbound in the 11000 block of Beaver Creek Road and allegedly struck a mailbox on the west side of the roadway.

- A Western Reserve Road resident reported at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 12 that someone opened a credit card in her name and used it without permission.

- Police responded to the 14000 block of state Route 534 at 11:27 a.m. Nov. 14 where a man reported a woman threatened to come back with someone who knows how to use a gun if he did not quit trimming the trees around the power lines.

- Gena M. Wade, 35, 18439 Courtney Road, Beloit, was arrested for theft after allegedly attempting to steal deodorant and toothpaste from the Dollar General in Beloit at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 14.

- A 13000 block U.S. Route 62 resident reported at 12:15 p.m. Nov. 15 that someone had damaged her mailbox with a brick.

- A 12000 block U.S. Route 62 resident reported at 3:13 p.m. Saturday that someone had been on his property in the woods during the middle of the night.

- Jason G. Ward, 35, 47 Cedarwood Drive, Beloit, was arrested for disorderly by intoxication after officers responded to a possible fight and found him causing a disturbance for other residents.


- Scott Jackson, Butcher Road, reported Sunday that sometime overnight someone stole his mailbox which contained Saturday's mail.


- Beaver Township Police used their K-9 on a traffic stop on Fairfield Avenue at 12:29 a.m. Sunday but did not find any narcotics in the vehicle.

- A woman reported at 10:20 a.m. Sunday the power was low at the home on Union Street. Police attempted to help the homeowner locate the problem but could not and notified the electric department.

- A woman reported at 2:17 p.m. Sunday a woman was inside Family Drug threatening to kill herself. The woman was taken to a hospital by ambulance.

- A woman reported at 3:49 p.m. Sunday T-shirts were stolen from the Arsuffi Laundromat on South Main Street.

- A man reported at 4:54 p.m. Sunday he heard gunshots in the area of Southern Avenue. Police checked the area but did not hear any gunshots and spoke with others in the area who advised they did not hear gunshots.

- A woman reported at 9:13 p.m. Sunday trees were down across North Elm Street near Herbster Street.


- Police were called to the Night Court bar at 12:48 a.m. Sunday in regard to a male customer refusing to leave. Upon arrival, police found a man and woman identified as Shawn Ramsey and Bobbi Fisher arguing in the parking lot. Ramsey and Fisher were identified by the bartender as the ones he wanted to leave, and the couple said that is what they intended to do.

- The security alarm went off at the CAA Dental Clinic at 4:46 p.m. Friday, and police found Phillip Smith, who said he worked there. Police contacted CAA officials, who confirmed Smith's story.

- A clerk at the BP station called at 5:53 p.m. Thursday to report some customers were causing problems and they had been there for several hours. The couple told police they were waiting for a ride, which should be there in 10 minutes. Police checked back 20 minutes later and they were gone.

- Tim Crowe reported at 5:41 p.m. Nov. 12 his car dolly was missing and he believes it was taken, along with two sets of torches, by someone he knows from Irondale.

- Carl Bartholow reported there was a male sitting on the guardrail along state Route 154 at 7:43 p.m. Nov. 2. The person was identified as Isaac Wylie, who said he was out jogging but stopped for a rest.

- A 16-year-old boy who lives on Garfield Avenue reportedly took off after being stopped for a traffic offense by Salem police after 1 a.m. Friday, and Lisbon police were asked to be on the lookout for the youth. Police spoke with the boy's grandmother at the residence and told her to call Salem police when he showed up. Meanwhile, police patrolled the area periodically looking for his vehicle.



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