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January 7, 2014
Salem News


- Megan Miles, Maple Street, reported at 9:49 p.m. Thursday finding the front door wide open when she came down from the upstairs. An officer checked the house and everything appeared to be in good order.


- Police assisted the Leetonia Police Department with removing a patron at the Leetonia Eagles Club at 12:58 a.m. Sunday.

- A man reported at 3:25 p.m. Sunday a vehicle parked at Columbiana Tire that was for sale had a window down.

- A man reported at 6:30 p.m. Sunday someone broke the screen at the ATM drive-through at PNC Bank south. Police checked and found the screen blank.

- A man reported at 10 p.m. Sunday someone was illegally parked on Friend Street near James Street. Police checked and found no one illegally parked.

- An electric department employee requested at 10:55 p.m. Sunday police stand by while they energized the power lines behind Sparkle Market.

- Tim Dickey, Union Street, reported at 9:45 a.m. Friday people were using his dumpster.

- Elizabeth Stamp reported at 10:50 a.m. Friday she transported a man in her taxi and he took off without paying.

- Kala Elser, South Bayshore, reported at 4:35 p.m. Friday there were fraudulent transactions on her bank account.

- A man reported at 7 p.m. Friday he was behind someone driving recklessly in a silver Cadillac on state Route 14. Police notified the Beaver Township Police Department when the vehicle turned northbound on state Route 46.

- A 17-year-old boy and 17-year-old girl were cited for tobacco possession following a traffic stop on Duquesne Street at 1 a.m. Saturday.

- The Lisbon Highway Patrol reported at 1:27 p.m. Saturday someone advised them there was an open door at the old truck stop on state Route 14. Police contacted the property owner who closed the door.


- Police responded to a domestic dispute in the 18000 block of Second Street at 1:09 p.m. Dec. 15 in which the resident said his son punched him in the head during a verbal altercation. There were no signs of physical harm and neither person wanted to pursue charges.

- Police responded to the Sharon Lynn Girls Home at 2:28 p.m. Dec. 15 where a juvenile resident had reportedly broken Christmas ornaments and put holes in two walls with a chair.

- Police responded to the Sharon Lynn Girls Home at 8:20 p.m. Dec. 15 where a juvenile resident had left the home without permission. Once found, the resident threatened physical harm to herself and was transported to the hospital for evaluation.

- A Main Street, Beloit, resident reported at 1:59 p.m. Dec. 17 that a towing company would not release his vehicle. The towing company said the vehicle would be released once all fees were paid.

- A Cedarwood Street, Beloit, resident reported at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 18 that he has a protection order against a neighbor and wanted the neighbor thrown out of his home. He was told officers did not have the power to remove someone from their residence.

- An Oak Street, Beloit, resident reported at 3:34 p.m. Dec. 21 that a man he knows had cut him off in his vehicle and then punched his window while screaming at him.


- An officer on patrol at 3:56 a.m. Monday found a tree down in the 500 block of West Pine Lake Road, remaining on the scene for traffic control until the road department arrived to remove the tree.

- A woman on Apple Street reported at 2:53 p.m. Sunday that she gave money to a relative to do repair work on her vehicle and the repairs had not been made yet. The vehicle is at her residence disabled and disassembled by the relative. She was told it's a civil matter and to seek recourse through small claims court if she can't work it out with the relative.

- A resident on Elberon Avenue reported his 4-year-old child returned home from visitation and claimed the other parent made threats against the resident's current spouse. The parents are currently involved in a custody review.

- Susan Crean, 19, of 3621 Conkle Road, Salem, was taken into custody for an active warrant for failure to appear on an underage consumption charge. She was a passenger in a vehicle during a traffic stop at 12:37 p.m. Sunday on South Lincoln Avenue at Highland Creek. The owner/operator of the vehicle, Joshua Heacock, 21, of the same address on Conkle Road, was cited for driving under a 12-point suspension. The license plates were removed to be sent to the BMV, with the vehicle towed.

- A suspicious vehicle was reported at 10:01 a.m. Sunday at the intersection of Stewart and Hunt roads. Police made contact with the owner, who said the vehicle broke down and would be moved shortly. The vehicle was off the road and not a hazard.

- A Winona woman called at 12:28 a.m. Sunday to report a set of box springs on the road on state Route 9 near Jones Drive. An officer cleared the road and called the Ohio Department of Transportation to retrieve the item.

- Police responded to the 1100 block of Stewart Road for a report of a high snow drift covering the road and making it hazardous. The road department was called to clear the roadway.

- A woman called police at 8:12 a.m. Saturday regarding a custody issue, saying her ex-spouse was to bring their children back to her on Jan. 2 but hasn't and she couldn't reach him by phone or social networking sites. Police made contact with him and he said he lost his phone and thought the agreement was to take the children back on Saturday. He said he was taking the children home that day.

- A woman on Prospect Street reported at 1:29 a.m. Saturday that she was receiving unwanted phone messages from a relative.

- Police responded to the 1600 block of Painter Road after being told at 1:26 a.m. Saturday that an elderly female called 911 and asked for a number to be called for her and then hung up. An officer saw her sitting on the floor and she said she was unable to answer the door. An ambulance was summoned along with the Perry Township fire department. Ambulance personnel found a way inside and checked her. She said she just couldn't get up off the floor and refused transport to the hospital. A relative was called to respond and police remained until she arrived.

- Township police assisted a Columbiana County Sheriff's Office deputy with the serving of a warrant on a female at the C&C Trailer Court on West State Street. The female had an active warrant from Mahoning County and was taken by a deputy to the Columbiana County jail to await transport to Mahoning County. Two juveniles were taken to the sheriff's office to await another relative to take temporary custody.


- A Walmart representative came to the police station at 2:57 p.m. Monday to report several theft incidents at the store. She said one man stole several items three separate times for a combined total of $209 in merchandise. A female stole several items valued for a total of $749. In another incident, a man and woman stole $289 worth of merchandise, then stole $97 worth during a second visit. Another female entered and stole $226 worth of merchandise. All the thefts are under investigation.

- A woman in the 400 block of Ohio Avenue reported concerns at 10:43 a.m. Monday over her landlord threatening to evict her in three days. She reported she received a notice and also that the hot water shut off. An officer spoke to the landlord who said she has not paid the rent and he has already begun the process through civil court.

- A woman in the 600 block of South Union Avenue called at 9:48 a.m. Monday about a house in the area having an outside dog and she was concerned for its well-being due to the cold weather. Police were unable to locate the animal or an exact location.

- A man on East Fifth Street reported at 9:36 a.m. Monday that there were some unauthorized transactions on his bank account from overseas. The transactions posted Sunday and were in Saudi Arabia totaling $1,070.

- A woman reported at 10:04 p.m. Sunday that she recently moved out of a residence and the man she was living with was refusing to give her the dog her aunt gave her. An officer spoke to the man who said she could come and get the dog, but she could not have the food or other items he bought for the dog.

- Police were called at 8:43 p.m. Sunday to a residence in the 400 block of East Seventh Street for a burglary report. A woman from Philadelphia, Pa. said a commemorative cup in a protective case was missing from her mother's home and she believes she knows who stole the item. There was no forced entry. She was told to have her mother call police if she wants to pursue the matter since she's the victim.

- A woman in the 400 block of Ohio Avenue called police at 8:11 p.m. Sunday about landlord/tenant issues, reporting her landlord allegedly told her she was getting a three-day eviction notice and he intended to change the locks if she was not out, even if her property was still inside. She was told the landlord cannot change the locks or lock her out without first following the proper eviction procedure. She was told to tell her landlord she spoke to police and he can contact them to affirm what she was told.

- Police were called at 6:36 p.m. Sunday to a facility in the 200 block of Continental Drive where a resident reported an item stolen from his room. He indicated someone stole the money he had when they brought him to the facility. An officer affirmed the money was not stolen but was safely secured in a lock box at the facility.

- Police were called at 6:22 p.m. Sunday to the 500 block of Walnut Street where a woman said she and a friend had been discussing an arrangement when he got upset, pushed her and left. She also showed an officer a half-empty bottle of Vodka she said the friend stole from her. She was told her options.

- No citations were issued after a private property accident in the Pizza Hut parking lot reported at 5:59 p.m. Sunday. According to the report, Brandon Barnes, 19, of Steubenville Pike Road, Lisbon, had been in the lane of travel in the lot westbound, then turned north, stopped and began to back into a parking space. A vehicle driven by Hayden Miller, 21, of Salem-Alliance Road, Salem, was parked in a parking space on the east side of the lot and pulled out of the space traveling west where Barnes was backing up, with the two vehicles colliding. The two drivers both alleged the other was traveling excessively fast, however the damage sustained to either vehicle was not consistent with a high-speed impact. The report said Barnes was already in the lane of travel when backing and Miller entered the lane of travel from a parking space, driving into Barnes' blind spot and failing to yield. Based on the evidence and position of the vehicles, the officer did not determine one driver to be more at fault than the other. A family member of Miller became disgruntled and the officer tried to explain that neither driver was clearly at fault. He was told he could contact the chief Monday through Friday.

- Marlin Catlos, 51, of 664 E. Sixth St., was charged with theft and disorderly conduct with intoxication after police were called at 5:52 p.m. Sunday to Walmart on East State Street where an off-duty officer saw him extremely intoxicated stumbling around the store parking lot. The officer was also told he had a bottle of mouthwash from the store. The mouthwash was returned to the store and determined to be stolen. Catlos also had been charged on thursday with theft and disorderly conduct, along with failure to control and leaving the scene for another incident.

- Loud persons were reported at 5:51 p.m. Sunday in the 500 block of Walnut Street. Occupants of an apartment were told about the complaint and said they would keep the noise down.

- Police were called at 5:38 p.m. Sunday to assist the humane officer at a residence on East Third Street to attempt to let a dog out due to the owner being away. The dog was not friendly and posed a potential threat. The humane officer opted not to let the dog out because it appeared someone may have already been there. She planned to check on the animal Monday.

- A caller at 4:31 p.m. Sunday reported possible shots fired in the 1200 block of Fairview, but nothing was found.

- Shonda Causey, of Kensington, reported at 2:30 p.m. Sunday that her vehicle was legally parked in a lot in the 1200 block of Southeast Boulevard when an unknown vehicle struck the rear right side and left, leaving minor damage.

- Mary Wildman, of the 600 block of East Eighth Street, reported at 12:24 p.m. Sunday that her laptop computer was stolen from her residence.

- Scott Dean of North Howard Avenue reported at 12:15 p.m. Sunday that he lost his wallet leaving a property in the 400 block of East State Street. He returned to the business, but the wallet was not there.



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