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January 16, 2014
Salem News


- An officer responded to the 900 block of Homewood Avenue at 1:52 a.m. Wednesday for a 911 call. The female resident said they did not call 911. Her phone was flashing and she said they've been having trouble with it. The phone company is supposed to be checking it.

- Diana Andre, of the 400 block of Franklin Street, reported at 12:40 a.m. Wednesday that a woman had just thrown a brick through a window above her door and fled north on South Lundy Avenue. Police could not find her, but were able to get the suspect's name from Andre and another female at the residence. Officers attempted to contact the suspect at her residence, but had no contact with her. Andre did not want to file charges, but wants her to pay for the window and doesn't want her coming to her property. She was told she would need to pursue damages civilly since she's not filing criminal charges.

- A woman in the 400 block of Aetna Street reported at 6:05 p.m. Tuesday that an unknown male keeps sending her vulgar text messages. She was told to call her cell phone carrier and have the number blocked.

- An anonymous caller at 5:10 p.m. Tuesday reported a dog belonging to a resident on East Seventh Street running at large. The dog was not at large when officers were in the area. The residence was located and several children were responsible for the dog getting out. They were told about the city ordinance.

- Police were called to the 2100 block of Monroe Avenue for a person with a gun at 4:58 p.m. Tuesday. A woman said she heard a man yelling with two females that he was going to bring a gun back to the location. He left in a blue Toyota, which was located and stopped by police. The man and two females were inside and officers conducted a consent to search the vehicle, finding no weapons. The man said he had just been robbed by a male he dropped off at the apartments and was coming back to confront him. He didn't know the man but one of the females did and he gave him a ride. The male advised he had a gun, which the victim did not see, and demanded all the money in his wallet. He gave him $340 and the male fled on Monroe Avenue. He wasn't found. The man and the females were told not to return to the property.

- A woman in the 400 block of Sharp Street reported at 4:40 p.m. Tuesday that her daughter was threatened over the phone by a male known to her. The male was contacted and said he was the one being harassed. All parties were told their options.

- A juvenile who was crossing Aetna Street, fell off his skateboard and struck his head was taken to Salem Regional Medical Center after first responders and police were called to the 400 block of Aetna at 4:03 p.m. Tuesday. He was found seated on the curb with blood coming from his head. Several area residents were standing by with him and his parents arrived.

- A pit bull dog was reported at large at 3:20 p.m. Tuesday in the area of East Seventh Street and Eighth Street, but nothing was found.

- Police assisted the Columbiana County Sheriff's Office at 2:13 p.m. Tuesday in looking for several persons with warrants. One person was located on Aetna Street and taken to the county jail by a deputy.

- Fred Bowers, of the 300 block of West Eighth Street, reported at 1 p.m. Tuesday that someone cut off a lock and two hasps from a shed on his property. Nothing appeared missing.


- A Rite Aid employee reported at 10:53 a.m. Tuesday someone stole about $1,500 worth of razors from the store.

- A Heck Road woman reported at 10:29 p.m. Tuesday her father took some medications and was having a possible reaction to them. Police went to the home and no EMS were needed.

- Evelyn D. Jones, 74, Boardman, was stationary at the PNC Bank exit at 4:15 p.m. Tuesday when her vehicle was struck by a vehicle driven by Roscoe B. Ritter, 57, Hopkins, S.C. No citations were issued since the crash occurred on private property.

- A woman reported at 5:19 p.m. Tuesday the railroad crossing gates were malfunctioning at the South Elm Street property. The railroad was notified.

- Tammy Gamble reported at 6:21 p.m. Tuesday a Canada goose with a possible broken wing was in front of the Golden Chopstix restaurant. Police went to the area but were not able to catch the goose.


- Tim Redmond reported at 6 a.m. Jan. 10 his daughter's Cherokee was stolen from where she had parked it the night before, at the bottom of the driveway leading to the county mental health center. Police determined the same night an ATV was stolen from the back of a pickup truck owned by Trampus Jennings, an oil and gas worker from West Virginia who was staying at the nearby Days Inn. Police determined the thefts were committed by four suspects who pulled into the Days Inn parking lot in two pickup trucks, one of which is an older maroon S-10. Tracks in the snow showed where the suspects were riding the stolen ATV from the Days Inn to where the Cherokee was stolen and then to the park-and-ride on state Route 154.

- A passing sheriff's deputy reported seeing Lisa Holt fall down on South Lincoln Avenue at 5:14 p.m. Monday. Police arrived and spoke with Holt, who denied being drunk or falling down. Holt, who said her boyfriend had left her, was told this was not a police matter and that she should just go sleep it off.

- The sheriff's office asked for an officer to stand by while a tow truck transported Amber Jones' vehicle to her home on North Beaver Street from state Route 154 at 5:37 a.m. Tuesday. The dispatcher was concerned because Jones, who appeared intoxicated, was harassing the tow truck driver. The vehicle transport was completed without any problem.

- Bob Marshalek from the Community Action Agency reported Jan. 10 a motor vehicle struck their building behind the VFW, breaking several bricks and pushing them in to create a hole.



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