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November 26, 2013
Salem News


- A dog was reported at large at 11:47 a.m. Monday in the 900 block of North Lincoln Avenue. An officer recalled seeing the dog following two people in the area of East Seventh Street and Superior Avenue who said they were looking for the owner. Both parties were put in contact with each other and the dog was retrieved by the owner.

- A spokesman for Gene's Drive Thru in the 1700 block of East State Street called at 10:31 a.m. Monday to report finding a magazine from a pistol laying in the drive-thru. The magazine was loaded with ammunition.

- Courtney Fletcher, 19, of East Fourth Street, was cited for reasonable control after she looked away from the road and the westbound car she was driving on Fifth Street at 10 a.m. Monday struck a parked car owned by Debbie Earl of East Fifth Street. Both vehicles sustained disabling damage.

- Police were called at 9:53 a.m. Monday for a suspicious person in the driveway at Wendy's on East State Street reportedly dancing. The person was gone when police arrived.

- Police were called at 8:11 a.m. Monday to the 400 block of East Fifth Street for an assistance request. An officer found a juvenile fell in the snow and was cold. The juvenile had no injuries and was given a courtesy ride to Reilly school.

- Police were called at 4:21 a.m. Monday to check the well-being of a female resident in the 700 block of North Lincoln Avenue. Officers arrived and made contact with a relative of the female who said everything was fine.

- A resident on Sharp Avenue called at 11:51 p.m. Sunday to request removal of an intoxicated person from a residence in the 300 block. The resident was told the person could not be forced out of the home and was told some options.

- Officers on patrol at 5:41 p.m. Sunday saw what appeared to be suspicious activity in the area of Legacy Lane, checked the area and found that all appeared fine.

- A woman in the 600 block of Woodland Avenue reported at 5:09 p.m. Sunday that numerous people were posting bad things about her on Facebook. An officer was shown the postings which also had comments back from her. She was told not to comment back and to delete the people. She was also told to contact Facebook should it continue. An officer will attempt to contact the main female that the woman said started the harassment.

- Derek Ball, 24, of 955 Home Circle, was taken into custody at his residence at 2:43 p.m. Sunday for an active warrant out of Morrow County for failure to appear on driving under suspension/speed charges. He was taken to the Columbiana County jail to await extradition.


- No injury was reported when an officer was flagged down on state Route 14 by Kimberly Galloway, 49, of North Benton, who reported at 5:56 a.m. Monday that her vehicle struck a deer.

- Loud music was reported at 10 p.m. Sunday at the trailer park in the 400 block of Benton Road. An intoxicated man was contacted and told to turn it down. Police had been called earlier for the same complaint, but were told to disregard it when the music was turned down.

- A juvenile was cited for failure to control after a vehicle struck a patch of slush on the side of the road on Chestnut Grove Road at 1:40 p.m. Sunday and struck a tree. No injuries were reported.

- Rebecca Ewing, 47, of Alliance, was cited for failure to control at 12:04 p.m. Sunday after her vehicle struck a patch of slush on the side of the road on U.S. Route 62 near Country Club Drive, traveled left of center into a ditch, then struck a tree.

- Police were investigating multiple accidents with injuries in the area of Cunningham Road north of state Route 344 at 7:30 p.m. Saturday due to icy road conditions on a hill. A vehicle driven by Justin Brooks, 22, of Salem, was stuck on the hill when a vehicle driven by Terry Crumbaugh, 56, of Leetonia, tried to go around him up the hill and was struck head-on by a pickup driven by George Gamble, 51, of East Liverpool, who was unable to stop downhill on the icy road. Another vehicle driven by John Sayer, of Leetonia, came over the hill, was unable to stop and struck the Brooks vehicle head-on. Two other vehicles came over the hill southbound but were able to avoid crashes by driving into a field, with no injuries or damage. Multiple operators and passengers were transported to Salem Community Hospital with non-life threatening injuries once emergency vehicles could access the scene due to road conditions. The accidents are still under investigation.

- Police responded to a report of a car in the ditch on U.S. Route 62 near Country Club Lane at 6:59 p.m. Saturday, but didn't locate it. Multiple vehicles were stuck eastbound attempting to go up the hill on U.S. Route 62 near Indiana Boulevard, with the police cruiser unable to travel east due to road conditions. Route 62 was checked westbound to Duck Creek Road with no vehicles in the ditch.

- Randy Yakubek, of the 1600 block of North Lincoln Avenue, reported at 6:29 p.m. Saturday that someone drove a vehicle through his yard and up to the neighbor's yard. Police followed the tire marks from his driveway through the neighbor's yard and up the roadway back onto North Lincoln Avenue, leading to an unknown direction of travel.

- A caller at 6:24 p.m. Saturday reported a hit/skip accident involving a westbound truck pulling a trailer that clipped another vehicle on state Route 45, just west of Depot Road. None of the vehicles were found.



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