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December 11, 2013
Salem News


- A Salem city plow truck was coming around a curve on a city street at 10:58 a.m. Tuesday and slid on the snow, striking the left corner of a parked vehicle with the snow blade. The vehicle was owned by Kirt McElhaney of Cortland. No injuries were reported and no citation was issued.

- A woman at 9:40 a.m. Tuesday called police about problems with a man who lives at an apartment in the next building who has made comments saying no animals should be allowed in the area. She has a dog and on Monday she was down towards the end of the building where he lives and he was arriving home and made comments about the dog and told her to move because he needed to park. An officer spoke to a female at his residence who said there was a different story. The officer talked to management at the apartment complex and the manager said she would talk to all involved.

- A clerk at Murphy USA gas station, 2869 E. State St., called at 9:36 a.m. Tuesday to report a drive-off and described the vehicle. The woman motorist was contacted and thought she had paid for the fuel, showing the officer a water she had purchased. She responded back to the business and the problem was corrected.

- Patricia Hartman, of Salem, reported at 9:25 a.m. Tuesday that her parked vehicle was struck in a handicap space in the Walmart parking lot.

- An alarm was reported in the 2200 block of Southeast Boulevard at 2:39 a.m. Tuesday. The resident said the alarm to the garage was activated. An officer checked the garage and area before leaving.

- Officers on patrol at 1:25 a.m. Tuesday came across a domestic dispute in the 300 block of Newgarden Avenue. The people involved said they were having relationship issues. Police learned that the male had an outstanding warrant out of the Columbiana County Sheriff's Office for failure to appear on a possession of drugs charge. Donald Huff, 33, of 187 Plymouth Place, was taken into custody on the warrant and turned over to a sheriff's deputy. Police had been called to the 300 block at 12:28 a.m. for an unwanted person at a residence where a man said a known male was stopping by and he didn't want him there. He was told to call police when the male is there. An officer planned to contact the male to tell him to cease contact.

- Police were called to the 300 block of Sharp Avenue for a possible suicide attempt at 11:48 p.m. Monday. Officers made contact with a person who said he was having relationship issues with his girlfriend and made a comment out of anger. He appeared to be in the right frame of mind.

- Police were called at 9:54 p.m. Monday to the 200 block of West Wilson Street for a person to be removed. A woman said her mother's ex-boyfriend was at the house to get his belongings and was intoxicated. He left before police arrived and could not be found.

- A suspicious person was reported at 9:54 p.m. Monday in the 1000 block of East Pershing Street, but left before officers arrived and could not be located.

- An anonymous caller at 9:51 p.m. Monday reported seeing a possible prowler next to a residence in the 500 block of South Union Avenue, saying it appeared the person was trying to get into a basement door. Officers checked the area and saw nobody around, then checked with the resident inside who said he had been outside near his basement door.

- Police were called at 9:25 p.m. Monday for suspicious activity in the 400 block of Franklin Avenue where a woman said someone had been behind her vehicle and left when she came out of her house. Officers spoke with the people who had reportedly left and they said they ran out of gas and ended up in the parking lot. They had been filling their vehicle with gas and left.

- Police were dispatched to Elm Avenue at 7:31 p.m. Monday for a report of a truck being driven recklessly in a business parking lot. The officer found no vehicle in the lot and did not see any marks where a vehicle would have been driven recklessly in the gravel.

- A man reported at 5:08 p.m. Monday that several people were seen at 1:30 p.m. in a parking lot in the 900 block of East State Street, possibly engaging in some sort of drug-related activity.

- Jesse Ieropoli, 23, of 7574 Rose Drive, Lisbon, and Chad Williams, 33, of 13450 state Route 45, Lisbon, were each charged with theft and released on recognizance bonds after police were called to Walmart on East State Street at 3:37 p.m. Monday for suspected shoplifters. A loss prevention officer at the store reported having two males detained for theft. The report said Ieropoli tried to leave without paying for $21.97 worth of merchandise and Williams tried to leave with $97.85 worth of items.

- Evan Wooding, 26, of 1723 E. Third St., was taken into custody on a warrant out of Columbiana County for failure to appear on a drug paraphernalia charge and a warrant for a secret indictment for possession of drugs after police stopped his vehicle at noon Monday in the 900 block of Highland Avenue. Both charges had stemmed from Salem cases. He was also charged with driving under non-compliance suspension. His vehicle was towed and he was taken to the county jail. Police had been called to the 1800 block of Cleveland Street at 10:48 a.m. for a person going door-to-door on foot attempting to have a check cashed by some residents. The person turned out to be Wooding.

-William Tomlin, 43, of 182 N. Union Ave., was taken into custody at 10:38 a.m. Monday at his residence on an arrest warrant out of Columbiana County for an assault charge filed by Salem Police for an August incident. Police had been called to the property on Aug. 17 for a fight in progress, with a female victim needing medical attention and a male fleeing the scene.


- Pauline Rankin, 54, East Pine Street, was driving south on North Market Street when she lost control and struck a village snow plow being driven by Justin C. Carlisle, 22, at 9:23 p.m. Nov. 26. There were no injuries.

- Police responded to a dispute at the home of Nichole Hilton, West Chestnut Street, at 1:20 p.m. Dec. 3. Police spoke with Pat and Amy Moore, both of whom accused the other of striking the other. Mrs. Moore said she had just returned from the hospital after another fight between the couple that occurred earlier in the day when Mr. Moore struck her. He accused her of shoving him down the stairs. The parties were advised there was insufficient evidence to arrest either one but they would both be charged if the officers had to return.

- Juanita J. Buckius, 72, state Route 154, Rogers, was cited for running a stop sign after striking a vehicle driven by Christine R. Chludzinski, 42, state Route 45, after the intersection of East Chestnut and Pritchard at 9:52 a.m. Sunday.


- James C. Bollinger, 23, Enon Valley, Pa., was cited for failure to reinstate license and speeding following a traffic stop on Wardingly Drive at 7:19 a.m. Monday. The owner of the vehicle, Connie J. Bollinger, 48, East Palestine, was later cited for wrongful entrustment of a motor vehicle following additional investigation.

- Kelly Jones reported at 3:30 p.m. Monday a gray SUV almost hit her daughter when she got off the bus on North Main Street. Police attempted to locate the vehicle using the registration but they did not match up.

- A woman reported at 4:42 p.m. Monday someone was open burning on East Friend Street near the railroad tracks. Police found the homeowner was preparing to cook steaks and he was warned to keep the fire down.

- A woman reported at 8:12 p.m. Monday a vehicle was parked on South Elm Street and someone with a flashlight was looking at something on the vehicle. Police found the fire department was doing training exercises.



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