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November 20, 2013
Salem News


- Rebecca Palmer, of the 800 block of North Lincoln Avenue, reported at 3:01 p.m. Tuesday that a vehicle came into the parking lot at a high rate of speed, turned around and headed south. The report said vehicles from Salem High School do it to get around the traffic backed up trying to get out of F.E. Cope Drive. They turn right to go north, then turn in the drive to go back out and head south. An officer used the license plate number provided to locate the driver, who said he would not do it again.

- A resident in the 200 block of Vine Avenue came over to an officer handling another complaint at 2:23 p.m. Tuesday and reported he saw a known man attempting to gain entry into a vacant apartment. The man was using an identification card which ended up breaking into two pieces, then pulled the card out and took off running. No entry was gained. Officers could not find him. The manager was advised.

- Loud music was reported at 2:12 p.m. Tuesday in the 800 block of East Third Street, with the resident given a warning.

- A woman from InstaCopy, 157 N. Ellsworth Ave., reported at 1:40 p.m. Tuesday that a man was dumpster diving at the business and another person had taken a photo of him. He was operating a gray Chevy pickup. The business does not allow trespassers in the dumpster.

- A woman in the 1100 block of Cleveland Street reported at 1:22 p.m. Tuesday that an unknown person gained access to her account through the Internet and attempted to purchase items. The bank took care of the situation, but asked her to file a police report.

- Brent Rupert of the Side Door, 530 S. Broadway Ave., reported at 1:15 p.m. Tuesday that money was missing from the business. It was discovered when the business reopened after Saturday night. No forced entry was reported and he said he spoke to employees about the incident.

- A barking dog was reported at 12:58 p.m. Tuesday, secured inside a fence in a back yard on East Pershing Street. A warning tag was left.

- A cable line was reported down on Franklin Avenue at 12:15 p.m. Tuesday. An officer tied it off and placed pieces found in the road by the pole.

- Christy Culler, 35, of 462 1/2 Franklin Ave., was taken into custody at 10:41 a.m. Tuesday at her residence for a warrant for failure to appear for a felony probation violation for trafficking in drugs.

- Donald Weyand of East Liverpool reported at 9:55 a.m. Tuesday that his vehicle was parked overnight in the 200 block of West Wilson Street and in the morning he found his 30-day temporary tag ripped up into small pieces and a rear driver side tire cut and flat.

- A woman in the 500 block of Walnut Street reported at 9:04 a.m. Tuesday that her boyfriend tore up mail that was addressed to an ex-boyfriend.

- Police responded at 8:44 a.m. Tuesday to Smith Oil, 968 E. State Street, where a woman had locked herself into the female restroom accessed from outside. She wanted her estranged boyfriend to leave her alone and said he wouldn't leave when asked. He told an officer he wanted his clothing out of her storage unit so he could change. Officers spoke with both of them and they went their separate ways, with him yelling at her and her yelling back. The boyfriend was told if he continued yelling and not leave, he'd be arrested.

- Police responded to the area of Franklin Avenue and Southeast Boulevard for a report at 7:27 a.m. Tuesday of children playing with downed lines. Police found no children in the area and determined the lines to be cable/telephone.

- Police responded at 2:20 a.m. Tuesday to the 300 block of South Broadway Avenue for a reported dispute between two males, but nobody was located.

- Police were called for a domestic dispute in the 900 block of West State Street at 12:36 a.m. Tuesday when a woman said her boyfriend took her papers to be delivered and took off with them. When officers arrived, he had returned to give back the papers. She was tired of his actions and said she wanted to leave the city, with officers telling her she was free to leave. Contact was made with the male who requested an ambulance, saying he wanted to commit himself. He was taken to Salem Community Hospital.

- Police conducted a well-being check for a male at 9:59 p.m. Monday in the 500 block of Walnut Street. He was preparing to leave and said he was fine.

- An officer on patrol on Cedar Ridge at 9:05 p.m. Monday saw a vehicle parked with the left side to the curb and contacted the owner who moved the vehicle.

- A red Jeep was reported being driven in a reckless manner at 8:58 p.m. Monday on South Lincoln Avenue at Carbon Street, but was not found.

- Police were called at 7:50 p.m. Monday to the 600 block of Ohio Avenue for a dog running loose. The dog was located dragging a broken chain still attached to its collar. An officer located the owner who was unaware the dog's chain had broken and took the dog inside.

- An officer was called to the police station at 7:25 p.m. Monday for a dispute in the lobby between a male and female. The man said he met his sister there to exchange property that belonged to him and his sister and her husband started a verbal confrontation. She said he gave a cell phone to a juvenile family member and she did not want the juvenile to have the phone. They were told it's a civil matter, to exchange the property and leave.

- An anonymous caller at 6:12 p.m. Monday reported vehicles driving around the barricades at West Tenth Street and Jennings Avenue that were put in place due to storm damage. The street department was contacted to put up more barricades.

- Matthew Shamp, of East Perry Street, reported at 5:13 p.m. Monday that the front passenger side corner of his vehicle was struck while parked in the lot at a business on Allen Road. The other vehicle apparently left the scene. The vehicle had been struck in the same area at the same location two weeks ago, also, with a prior police report filed.

- Police were called at 5:03 p.m. Monday to the 400 block of Sharp Avenue for a possible break-in. Officers found a person in the driveway who said a family member was moving out and he was waiting for him to arrive to help haul items in his truck. He had walked to the back and looked at a notice on the door. The property owner arrived and told police an observant neighbor saw the man and thought he might be trying to break inside. He said everything was okay.

- Police were called to the 1000 block of Jennings Avenue at 4:18 p.m. Monday to check the well-being of a man on behalf of a family member who received a suspicious phone call. He said he was fine and was told to contact the family member.

- Father Bob Edwards of St. Paul Church called to speak to an officer at 3:06 p.m. Monday to advise of some concerns over a couple of people who seemed to cause a disturbance in or around the church near the 100 block of Ohio Avenue. He was told to call police if needed.

- Michael Seaman, 47, of Cleveland Street, was cited for failure to yield after pulling from a private drive in the 2800 block of East State Street at 1:02 p.m. Monday and striking a vehicle driven by Ryan Keller, 33, of West Seventh Street.

- An anonymous caller at 12:50 p.m. Monday reported a vehicle lockout with a child inside in the 1200 block of Southeast Boulevard, but none could be located.

- A suspicious vehicle was reported at 12:43 p.m. Monday on East Pershing Street, but was not found.

- A woman called at 12:28 p.m. Monday with concerns regarding her ex-husband's living conditions, explaining he's to be out of a residence on West Pershing Street by Dec. 4 due to eviction and the owner has shut the water off and removed all toilets from the building. The complaint was forwarded to the city housing and zoning department.

- An anonymous caller at 11:31 a.m. Monday reported a used syringe/needle on the ground in the area of Sugartree Alley and North Lundy Avenue. An officer recovered the needle to dispose of it properly.

- Daniel Ziegler Jr., 20, of 748 E. Pidgeon Road, was taken into custody and turned over to Smith Township Police on a warrant for unlawful sexual conduct with a minor after city police were called to assist Smith Township and Perry Township officers on East Pidgeon Road at 11:05 a.m. Monday regarding a missing juvenile. The 15-year-old female runaway was found with an adult male and was taken into custody by Smith Township.

- Police were called to the 600 block of East Third Street regarding a theft report at 10:43 a.m. Monday. A man said he did not steal the phone his sister alleged he stole and she came out yelling that he did steal the phone, which belonged to another man there. The phone was not found.

- Carly Brunie, 22, of 646 E. Ohio Ave., Sebring, was charged with theft after police were called to Walmart, East State Street, for an alleged shoplifter who placed several items in a cart and inside a reusable shopping bag also obtained inside the store and attempted to leave without paying Monday morning. The cart contained $223 worth of merchandise.

- No citation was issued after a man drove through the barricade at Jennings Avenue and Rea Drive, causing scratches to the hood and roof of the vehicle at 8:47 a.m. Monday. The driver said he did not see the barricade, which was put up due to storm damage.

- At 8:26 a.m. Monday, a caller was upset his neighbor was cutting up limbs and taking them for personal use in the area of Jennings Avenue between 10th and Rea Drive. An officer responded and determined the neighbor was not impeding Ohio Edison or city workers clearing the roadway. He was permitted to help due to the street department having multiple locations in the city to check where limbs were down.

- A spokesman for a company in the 1400 block of Allen Road reported at 8:17 a.m. Monday that someone entered the building over the weekend and removed several items, including scrap metal. Some of the scrap metal was recovered.


- Donna Mason, West Washington Street, reported at 1:29 p.m. Nov. 13 a semi-truck cut the corner and drove up over the curb and her lawn. Mason said she signaled the driver to stop but he kept going. She was told police do cite truckers for driving off state routes every time they witness it.

- Police were called to the alternate school at the county juvenile court building at 11:17 a.m. Nov. 13 in regard to an unruly juvenile, who refused to calm down, even while the officers were present. The boy was upset over an assault that occurred while he was playing football in the gym. The boy was taken into custody and brought to the police department before being released to his parents.

- An employee of the alternate school at the county juvenile court building called Nov. 6 to report a 17-year-old boy has been making threats in class that were overheard by students and teachers alike. The boy said he was going to kill someone someday because he was filled with hate.

- Police were called to a home on East Lincoln Way at 9:45 a.m. Friday to assist an ambulance crew called to scene. The man had calmed down by the time an officer arrived and the ambulance crew said everything was fine.

- Police were asked to go to a home at noon Friday to stand by if needed while a court order was served for Jamie Toalston to take immediate custody of the children of the late Holly Davis Toalston. The children were located on North Market Street


- Someone reported at 8:32 a.m. Monday an erratic driver westbound on state Route 14. Police checked the area and found the vehicle going northbound on state Route 46.

- Joseph Yank, Youngstown, was stopped in traffic at the light at state Routes 14 and 164 and was struck by Michael Jones, Deerfield, when he traveled through the intersection. Jones was cited for failure to stop for signal lights.



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