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December 12, 2013
Salem News


- A caller at 1:11 p.m. Wednesday reported people in a vehicle selling meat with no permit on Rose Avenue. The vehicle could not be found.

- A man on Southeast Boulevard reported at 12:43 p.m. Wednesday that he's receiving threatening texts and phone calls from a person who sold him a car recently. He said the person owns a business on the west side of town and he received the title and put the car in his name, but there were major problems and he had the car scrapped. He still owes the person $310 and has been trying to work out some ways to pay him, but he won't listen. He said supposedly the car was still in the dealer's name and not in the name of the person he bought it from.

- The manager of a business in the 100 block of South Broadway Avenue at 11 a.m. Wednesday requested police check the well-being of a male resident upstairs, saying his employer and the manager had not seen him in a week. The male came to the door and said he was having trouble with his leg and wasn't feeling well and was staying inside. He was told to call his employer.

- Peter Ort advised police at 8:13 a.m. Wednesday that new damage was found in a room on the south side of the building in the 200 block of Elm Avenue. Marks were found on the brick with a greenish blue-colored possibly salt or other material where the damage occurred. The wall outside was slightly pushed in as if a vehicle or truck had struck the building. Inside there were fresh cracks in the plaster. A report was required for insurance purposes. The damage may have occurred over the past weekend. Motorists turn around in the lot and sometimes operate recklessly.

- William Barrett Jr., 32, of Wyoming Avenue, East Liverpool, was cited for driving under suspension and two headlights required after a traffic stop at 4 a.m. Wednesday in the 2500 block of East State Street for three equipment violations. He received a warning for the other two equipment violations. The vehicle was towed and he and his passenger received a courtesy ride to a local business.

- A suspicious vehicle was reported at 3:35 a.m. Wednesday in the 1000 block of North Lincoln Avenue, but was not found.

- A suspicious vehicle was reported at 9:06 p.m. Tuesday at Salem Security Storage on South Ellsworth Avenue. The vehicle was located in the fenced-in portion of the business in Perry Township. Township police were notified.

- A man at 8:18 p.m. Tuesday reported suspicious people parked a vehicle in the 1000 block of West State Street just outside the city limits and crossed the street. He wasn't sure what they were doing and thought the police should be notified. Dispatch also notified Perry Township Police.

- A woman in the 400 block of Franklin Avenue reported at 6:23 p.m. Tuesday that a suspicious vehicle had been parked in her driveway. The male and female left before police arrived, but the vehicle was found parked on Washington Avenue. The driver said he and his passenger parked on Franklin to check on a disabled vehicle belonging to them.

- Police responded to the 400 block of Franklin Avenue at 6:05 p.m. Tuesday for a suspicious odor. A woman said she could smell an odor of drugs coming from other apartments in the building. An officer was unable to detect any odors consistent with any illegal substances.

- A vehicle was found parked in a no parking zone at 5:39 p.m. Tuesday on Aetna Street. The owner was contacted and moved the vehicle.

- Police were called to Tractor Supply on East State Street at 4:34 p.m. Tuesday for a possible theft involving a suspect in a blue Chrysler PT Cruiser, which was found at another business. The owner said he didn't buy anything at Tractor Supply. An officer followed him back to the store and was told by a store spokesman that he was being suspicious and the spokesman thought he saw a store item sticking out of his coat pocket. The man consented to a search and no stolen items were found.

- A woman at a business in the 200 block of East State Street reported a suspicious person at 4:27 p.m. Tuesday. She said an older man was inside the business acting strange and made some strange statements, then took a bag of jerky that was for people to sample. She wanted it documented.

- A man in the 1200 block of West State Street reported at 4:26 p.m. Tuesday that he was notified by his bank about some fraudulent charges to his bank account. He was not aware until he discovered his debit card would no longer work. The suspected unauthorized charges originated out of Delaware and New York between Nov. 30 and Dec. 7, with 12 charges totaling $550.

- A Walmart asset protection agent reported at 4:25 p.m. Tuesday that an unknown male stole 12 video game systems from the store on Dec. 2. Police collected video surveillance and photographs of the suspect or suspects.

- A caller at 4:13 p.m. Tuesday reported a cooler in the street in the 200 block of West State Street. It was described as a nylon collapsible cooler which was found by an officer on the sidewalk with some lunch items inside. It appeared it was accidentally lost by the owner and placed in the police lost and found.

- A caller at 3:57 p.m. Tuesday called for a parking complaint at Walmart where a maroon Nissan sedan was partially in a parking space and partially in the lane of traffic in the lot. An employee of the business was told about the complaint and told the options for dealing with the vehicle.

- A city worker reported at 2:46 p.m. Tuesday that a gray truck was parked in the 400 block of East State Street in front of a fire hydrant. An officer made contact with the owner in a business and the vehicle was moved.

- Michelle Woodworth, 55, of 938 Prospect St., was taken into custody at 2:19 p.m. Tuesday at a South Union Avenue residence on a warrant for non-support.

- Michael Terlecky, of Canfield, reported at 1:05 p.m. Tuesday that jewelry was stolen from his vehicle while he was inside a business in the 2900 block of East State Street on Monday.


- Police responded at 9:05 p.m. Tuesday to Salem Security Storage for a suspicious vehicle, but found everything okay after making contact with the people.

- A resident in the 300 block of Georgetown Road asked to speak with an officer at 4:50 p.m. Tuesday regarding checks received in the mail. The bank had determined they were fake and he wanted to turn them over to the police. He was told how to handle it if it happens again.


- A Columbiana Dodge employee reported at 10:27 a.m. Tuesday a car was in the parking lot for about six months and they do not know who it belongs to. It was later discovered to belong to a former customer.

- Willis Barnhart, state Route 14, reported at 2:43 p.m. Tuesday his grandson ran up charges on his Comcast bill.

- A man reported at 6:20 p.m. Tuesday trash bags were on Duquesne Street near Fairfield Avenue. Police removed the bags.

- Maria L. Bortner, of Columbiana Dodge on Commerce Circle reported at 12:27 p.m. Wednesday Amy Bertolino wrote a bad check.


- Reginald Miller, Sherman Street, reported Nov. 23 his vehicle was egged. The report was not made available to the news media until Wednesday.



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