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January 9, 2014
Salem News

- Police assisted Leetonia police with serving a warrant in their village at 9:51 a.m. Monday.

- Jane Koch reported at 11:36 a.m. Monday and house on East Park Avenue was broken into.

- Tim Wilson, South Main Street, reported at 11:54 a.m. Monday AAA turned in a back check written by David Fronius of New Springfield for prosecution.

- Nancy Bell, North Bayshore Drive, reported at 1:39 p.m. Monday a lady got into a neighbor's car and drove away and it was unknown who she was or if she should be driving the vehicle. Police found the vehicle and identified the driver, Martha Rastetter, who said she was the homeowner's mother.

- Chancahl Thind, Fairfield Avenue, reported at 2:26 p.m. Monday he received a fake call from someone purporting to be from the IRS and he was told he needed to make payments right away or he would be in trouble with the IRS. Thind said when he mentioned an attorney the person hung up.

- A Hawkins Lane resident reported at 6 p.m. Monday they heard loud noises banging against the side of their house. Police checked the property and found nothing unusual.

- Katherine Karpinski, 71, state Route 7, New Waterford, was eastbound on state Route 14 at 8:39 a.m. Friday and collided with Vickie Satterfield, who was in the exit lane for Dunkin Donuts. No citations were issued due to the crash being on private property.

- Frank J. Kratz, 73, New Wilmington, Pa., was backing his tractor trailer through the Duke and Duchess lot at 1 a.m. Monday and struck the building causing damage to the plastic overhang. No citations were issued.

- Police discovered the South Main Street railroad crossing gates were malfunctioning at 10:34 a.m. Tuesday and notified the railroad company to make repairs.

- East Palestine police reported at 1:45 p.m. Tuesday they received a call about a possibly large black animal in the middle of the lake just east of Columbiana limits. Police went to the lake and found it to be a large garbage bag that had blown onto the lake.

- Police assisted the Columbiana County Sheriff's Office with a domestic at a Heck Road home at 5:49 p.m. Tuesday. EMS also responded to the home.

- The Assistant Manager of Columbiana Manor reported at 10:53 p.m. Tuesday a man in shorts was running up and down the hallways yelling and provoking tenants.


- A barking dog was reported at 2:12 a.m. Wednesday in the 400 block of Benton road, but no barking dog was found.

- Police and the fire department assisted KLG Ambulance with a lift assist at 11:13 p.m. Tuesday on Plymouth Place. A 55-year-old man was taken to Salem Regional Medical Center.

- A caller at 4:55 p.m. Tuesday reported a reckless operator in a black Jeep with a broken window speeding and doing doughnuts in the 1100 block of Prospect Street at Salem Acres. The vehicle owner was contacted and denied all allegations. Police warned the person about the consequences of reckless driving.

- Stephanie Lambert, 26, of Southeast Boulevard, Salem, was cited for failure to control after allegedly losing control of her southbound Ford Escape in the 1800 block of Cunningham Road at 8:50 p.m. Monday, leaving the west side of the road and striking an embankment, causing the vehicle to roll over. She was treated at the scene by KLG Ambulance.


- A woman in the 700 block of North Lincoln Avenue called at 2:52 p.m. Wednesday to report having a problem with school kids cutting through her yard before and after school, using it as a shortcut.

- A clerk at Smith Oil, 968 E. State St., reported a motorist in a brown Chevy Silverado left without paying for $10 worth of gas.

- Daniel Krupp, of Cortland, was cited for failure to yield after he allegedly pulled his stopped vehicle from East Fourth Street in front of a southbound vehicle on Hawley driven by Tiffany Bucher of West Fifth Street and struck it, causing her vehicle to strike a northbound vehicle on Hawley driven by Tiffany Winkler, of Cedar Ridge Drive, who stopped waiting to make a turn. The three-vehicle accident occurred at 2:08 p.m. Wednesday with no injuries. All three vehicles were towed from the scene.

- Police assisted the Sheriff's Office with checking a residence in the 400 block of Franklin Street for signs of people being inside at 1:16 p.m. Wednesday. The residence appeared secure, with no one seen around or inside.

- Brandon Brink, of Whinnery Road, reported at 1:05 p.m. Wednesday that his vehicle was stolen from behind a friend's residence on East Third Street where he was storing it. The report said the vehicle was torn apart and was going to be used for a demolition derby car, which meant it had to be hauled or towed from the scene. He checked a local scrap yard and an officer also checked one, with nothing found.

- William Phillips, of Sheely Road, reported at 12:25 p.m. Wednesday that he was at Walmart on Dec. 8 when someone entered his vehicle and stole a bag of library books from Salem Public Library valued at $172. His insurance company requested a police report.

- A passing motorist told an officer at 11:03 a.m. Wednesday that a man was on the ground by Consumers National Bank. Officers and fire department first responders arrived and learned the man was attempting to use his card at the outside ATM and had some type of medical problem. His mother was there and EMT Ambulance took him to Salem Regional Medical Center.

- Police responded for a residential alarm at 10:44 a.m. Wednesday in the 2200 block of Southeast Boulevard. All doors and windows appeared secure. No one would come to the door.

- Police responded to the 200 block of Elm Avenue, Ort Furniture, at 6:59 a.m. Wednesday with fire department first responders and EMT Ambulance while they tended to an employee having a medical issue. EMT took the employee to the hospital.

- An alarm activation was reported at Marc's, 2487 E. State St., at 5:44 a.m. Wednesday, with the exterior found secure.

- An officer on patrol found an open door at an old vacant building in the 600 block of East State Street at 5:26 a.m. Wednesday, checked the building and resecured the front door. No one was found inside.

- A man called at 12:11 a.m. Wednesday about people possibly inside his father's residence on Newgarden Avenue which was supposed to be vacant. He saw a light on inside that was supposed to be off and said the tenants had been told they needed to move out. He couldn't confirm if they were legally evicted and was told police could not legally check the residence if the current tenants had not been evicted. Nobody answered the door.

-Officers responded to the 100 block of North Ellsworth Avenue at 5:40 p.m. Tuesday for a report of a man pounding on cars and yelling. The man's wife said they were arguing and he struck the back of their vehicle and left. Contact was made with him at a nearby apartment and he acknowledged striking the vehicle, then requested an ambulance due to a wrist injury he suffered. He was taken to the hospital.

- A suspicious vehicle was reported at 4:56 p.m. Tuesday in the 200 block of Elm Avenue. The driver said he slid in the snow and his vehicle became stuck in the parking lot. A tow truck responded to pull his vehicle out.

- Richard Davis, of Manor Drive, reported at 4:15 p.m. Tuesday that his vehicle was struck by a shopping cart in the Walmart parking lot on East State Street and a witness told him two males pushed the cart into the vehicle. An attempt will be made to contact the suspect.

- Officers conducted a welfare check at 12:56 p.m. Tuesday at a Walnut Street address after several friends reported not being able to contact a woman. They were worried due to the weather. An officer made contact with her. Her phone was off the hook.

- Shots were reported fired in the 1100 block of East Third Street at 11:57 a.m. Tuesday. Nothing was heard or seen. The caller had reported three distinct shots.



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