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POLICE REPORTS

November 25, 2013
Salem News

SALEM REPORTS

- Police responded to the 400 block of Franklin at 1:40 p.m. Sunday for a report of juveniles hanging out an upstairs window. None could be found.

- Police met with a woman from the 600 block of East Fourth Street at 1:40 p.m. Sunday in reference to locating her alleged missing husband. She was told nothing could be done as her husband left on his own free will and was not in danger or missing.

- William Ricchino, of the 800 block of West Pershing Street, reported at 12:56 p.m. Sunday that his portable generator was stolen.

- City police assisted Perry Township Police at 12:15 p.m. Sunday with traffic control for an accident on U.S. Route 62 near Country Club Drive.

- One injury was reported after a hit/skip during poor road conditions from freezing road surfaces with heavy snowfall accumulation at 6:46 p.m. Saturday at the intersection of South Lincoln Avenue and East Pershing Street. A vehicle driven by Tabatha Cunningham, 33, of Franklin Avenue, was stopped northbound on South Lincoln Avenue and was struck from behind by another vehicle. The other vehicle, described as a four-door, went around her and fled the scene east on Pershing Street. Her passenger, William Cunningham, 35, also of Franklin Avenue, had previous medical treatment for an injury and sustained additional minor injuries to his neck/head area as a result of the impact. He was transported to Salem Community Hospital.

- No citation was issued after Christopher Cowling, 27, of Depot Road, lost control of his northbound vehicle due to road conditions and crossed into the path of a southbound vehicle driven by Bradley Eberst, 24, of Hookstown, Pa., causing a collision at 6:44 p.m. Saturday. An occupant in the Eberst vehicle was treated at the scene by EMS for a cut lip.

- No citation was issued after Meg Bell, 20, of Heritage Lane, slid off of West State Street at 6:35 p.m. Saturday and struck a telephone pole. The road was icy and snow covered. No injury was reported.

- An open door was reported at a business at 4:55 p.m. Saturday in the 1000 block of East State Street. An officer was able to secure the door.

- Police at 4:13 p.m. Saturday spoke to a man in the 500 block of Columbia Street about a possible theft. He was told the situation was civil in nature.

- Jeffrey L. Price, 51, of Euclid, was cited for reasonable control after the southbound refrigeration tractor trailer he was pulling at 3:20 p.m. Saturday struck a pole meant to protect pedestrians and a traffic/crosswalk pole while attempting to turn westbound on West State Street from North Ellsworth Avenue. The collision caused disabling damage to the trailer, specifically to the trailer brakes. After completing the turn and continuing west, the trailer went off of the right side of the road, losing a tire and shearing off a light pole. Davidson's Towing had to tow the vehicle to its destination at FreshMark. Police provided traffic control as the truck was being towed down State Street and had to make the turn at Lincoln, with police escorting it out of the city.

- A clerk at Smith Oil, 968 E. State St., reported at 2:51 p.m. Saturday that an older looking man may have left without paying for $14 worth of gasoline. She said it appeared he was using a card but if he did not use it correctly, it did not charge to the card. The vehicle was described as a green Ford Contour.

- A man on Fourth Street reported at 2:35 p.m. Saturday that he feels he is being harassed by people when he goes to Sparkle Market, 423 S. Lundy Ave., because he said they want him to take a job but he has a sick wife and can't at this time. An officer will speak with the manager.

- A barking dog was reported at 2:26 p.m. Saturday at North Howard Avenue and Fifth Street, but was not found.

- Police responded at 2:02 p.m. Saturday to the 700 block of Jennings Avenue for a 911 call about a juvenile injured while playing. The parent responded and took care of the problem.

- Dean Slagle, of Salem, reported at 1:58 p.m. Saturday that he was in the Walmart parking lot driving past the front of the store when the occupant of another vehicle flipped him off and acted as though they were going to run into his vehicle. He said he wasn't familiar with him or why he acted in such a manner.

- Police responded at 1:54 p.m. Saturday to Cunningham Road and East State Street where officers saw two men with a dog at the northeast corner by Dunkin' Donuts sitting on the ground with a sign saying "travelin' through, hungry, need help." They said they came down from Youngstown. They were both identified and one asked what the problem was and was told they were tying up traffic. They were told where to get help and were sent on their way.

- Bruce Whitcher, of Fair Avenue, reported at 1:51 p.m. Saturday that someone removed a five-point plow from his yard.

- Police met with a man from the 600 block of East Fourth Street at the police station at 10:57 a.m. Saturday regarding a domestic. He said he was involved in a domestic dispute with his estranged wife on Thursday. He left on Friday and has not returned to the residence in fear of more violence. Information was sent to the prosecutor's office for review of possible charges. He said his estranged wife is now bothering family and friends trying to look for him.

- Police were called at 9:44 a.m. Saturday about a suspicious person in the 600 block of Columbia Street headed towards South Lincoln Avenue. He was described as a male wearing a tan hunting coat, scruffy-faced, wearing a ball cap and carrying a large piece of pipe. He was not found.

- Police responded to a 911 call at 9:28 a.m. Saturday in the 1200 block of Robin Avenue, but learned it was accidental, from a small child dialing the phone.

- A barking dog was reported at 8:27 a.m. Saturday in the 800 block of Jennings Avenue, reportedly barking for hours. An officer spoke to the owner of a dog which was barking but he said the dog had only been out for 15 minutes and barks when he wants back in. The officer did not locate the dog in question.

- Jonah McIntosh, 28, of North Lincoln Avenue, was cited for assured clear distance after failing to stop in time for slowing traffic while eastbound on East State Street at 3:22 p.m. Friday and striking the rear of a vehicle driven by David Haluska, 62, of Columbiana.

COLUMBIANA REPORTS

- A man reported at 1:07 a.m. Saturday his neighbor below him in building 333 at Columbiana Manor apartments was being loud on two occasions and, when confronted, appeared intoxicated and spoke to him in a threatening manner. The caller was told to contact police first the next time.

- A bad check in the amount off $211 was reportedly received at Eyecatchers on Saturday from Julia Adams.

- An unknown male reported Saturday receiving harassing calls from a possible wrong number.

- Brian Pieren, Pueblo Lane, was arrested Saturday on a charge of failing to file his city income tax.

- The highway patrol reported a blue Blazer went into a ditch off state Route 14 near Firestone Tire at 5 p.m. Saturday, but the responding officer was unable to locate the vehicle.

- Tina Cutwright reported there was a reckless driver behind her in traffic at the intersection of state Route 164 and South Main Street at 6:31 p.m. Saturday. Police caught up with the vehicle and observed no driving violations.

- Angel Hill asked for an officer to be present when she picked up her son at her ex-husband's home on Union Street at 9 p.m. Saturday.

- Stephanie Scyoc asked for an officer to be present when she picked up her children at her ex-husband's home on Union Street at 9:44 p.m. Saturday.

- Stefany Noling, East Park Avenue, reported at 10:46 p.m. Saturday she wanted her father, who does not live there, to leave the residence she shares with her mother. The mother told police her ex-husband could take the car and phone, which he did and left.

- A caller reported there was a dog tied outside a residence at 224 Quincy Ave. at 11:54 p.m. Saturday and it could not reach shelter. Police were unable to contact the owners, but a neighbor said they are often away on weekends. Police took the dog for safekeeping due to the cold and the fact there was no access to necessary nourishment. The dog was being kept until the owners can be located, and possible animal cruelty charges could result.

- A person who lives on Bristol Lane called at 2:54 a.m. Sunday to report his son was drunk and messing up the house.

 
 

 

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