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November 29, 2013
Salem News


- Police responded to a two-vehicle crash on icy roads at 4:28 p.m. Tuesday in which Leah H. Nicoara, 39, Salem, was westbound on East Pershing Street and allegedly slid through the stop sign at Park Avenue, striking a northbound vehicle driven by Marjorie Cross, 68, Salem. No injuries were reported and no citation issued.

- Police responded to a two-vehicle crash on icy roads at 7:42 p.m. Tuesday in which Steven Faber, 55, Salem, was eastbound on East State Street and allegedly slid while turning southbound onto Southeast Boulevard, striking a northbound vehicle in the left turn lane driven by Fayez, Abdlrasul, 61, Salem. There were no injuries reported and no citation issued.

- Barbara L. Bostwick, 51, 631 Franklin Ave., Salem, was cited for improper backing following a two-vehicle crash outside her home at 7:57 a.m. Wednesday in which she allegedly backed from her drive and struck a westbound vehicle driven by Mitchell P. Hawkins, 51, Columbiana. No injuries were reported.

- Police responded to a hold up alarm at 2586 E. State St. B at 6:01 p.m. Wednesday. The suspect had fled the scene and officers were unable to find the person. The incident is under review.

- An officer responded to a North Ellsworth Avenue business at 6:09 p.m. Wednesday where a man was pounding on the back door requesting an ambulance for a medical condition. First Responders and KLG Ambulance responded. He was transported to the hospital for treatment.

- An officer responded to a domestic dispute in the 900 block of Franklin Avenue at 8:34 p.m. Wednesday and found a woman who wanted to leave with her children. No violence had occurred.

- Police conducted a wellbeing check at a Lexington Avenue apartment at 9:23 p.m. Wednesday after the 86-year-old resident's son reported he hadn't been able to contact her. She was found deceased of apparent natural causes.

- Police responded to a domestic disturbance at a Woodland Avenue home at 9:40 p.m. Wednesday and found a woman who had had an argument with her husband and wanted him to leave. He was transported to the police station to wait for a family member. The woman was told to file a report after she was sober if she wished to pursue the matter.

- Police responded to an East State Street business at 11:08 p.m. Wednesday to remove a disorderly customer. The customer was warned not to return.

- Officers responded to a domestic disturbance report in the 500 block of East Sixth Street at 11:42 p.m. Wednesday and discovered an intoxicated man who had severely lacerated his wrist while breaking something during an argument at his home. First Responders and an ambulance arrived and transported him to the hospital for treatment.

- Police are investigating a report of a possible sex offense at a 600 block East Third Street home at 2:46 a.m. Thursday.


- A barking dog complaint was received on Bell Avenue at 10:09 a.m. Wednesday. The caller also said she did not believe the dog had food or water. The Alaskan husky was found asleep and there was food and water available.

- A female caller reported at 4 p.m. Wednesday there was a vehicle at the Marathon gas station with two or three children in it and they did not appear to be properly restrained. The vehicle was gone by the time police arrived.

- A 911 hang-up call was received from 140 S. West St. at 5:45 p.m. Wednesday. Police arrived and spoke with the homeowner, who said everything was fine.

-Police assisted a sheriff's deputy in serving a warrant on someone on South West Street at 9 p.m. Wednesday.


- Police were called to L & G Mower, East Washington Street, at 9:55 p.m. Tuesday, where they found Floyd Gilmore in front of the donation bins. Gilmore said he had just dropped off some items and was going to Smith Oil for some coffee. He was on bicycle and there were no footprints around the building in the snow.

- Chad Ray, East Chestnut Street, reported Monday a boy broke the key to his ATV and was bragging at school about what he had done. An officer spoke with the 11-year-old, who lives on Hill Street, and he admitted breaking the key. The boy and his parents agreed to make restitution, and this was fine with Ray.

- Dustin Cutwright, North Beaver Street, reported his vehicle was egged last Friday.

- Sam Stacey, East Washington Street, reported Wednesday every time the upstairs tenant leaves the dogs bark, and the officer could hear the dogs barking when he arrived. Stacey was told to call back when the tenant arrives home.

- An employee of the county Mental Health Center called at 11 a.m. Wednesday to report that Todd Lewis was there and would not leave. The responding officer told Lewis he could either leave or go to jail, and he chose to leave.



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