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February 5, 2014
Salem News


- Leon Johnson, 67, of North Benton, was cited for failure to yield after the semi truck he was driving at 12:47 p.m. Tuesday turned right from Mullins Street onto Newgarden and collided with a northbound pickup on Newgarden driven by Daniel J. Hovorka, 31, of Andrew Avenue. Johnson had been westbound on Mullins, stopped for the stop sign and turned to go northbound on Newgarden. No injuries were reported.

- A resident in the 100 block of Ohio Avenue reported at 1:05 p.m. Tuesday that a man came to his door on Friday asking for money and when he told him he had no spare money, the man lowered the amount of money he wanted. On Tuesday, the man came back with another male and said he needed money. When he denied the request, the man again tried to negotiate the amount needed. He was described in his late 20's, 5 feet 10 inches to 6 feet tall, in need of a shave.

- A spokesman at 2350 E. State St. reported at 11:17 a.m. Tuesday that a suspicious woman may have concealed items inside her bag. She bought one ice tea and left.

- A man in the 500 block of East Perry Street reported at 11:01 a.m. Tuesday that a nearby business was in the process of putting up a fence across the alley beside his residence. He wanted to know if they had the right to block the alley off. The information will be forwarded to the zoning department.

- A loose dog was reported at 10:51 a.m. Tuesday in the 900 block of North Ellsworth Avenue, but was taken inside by the owner as police arrived.

- An open door was reported at a vacant residence on Columbia Street, with the interior checked and no one found inside. Information will be sent to the housing and zoning department due to the condition of the home.

- Mark Bixler, of the 1300 block of Ridgewood Drive, reported at 8:23 a.m. Tuesday that someone punched a hole through the driver side plastic window of his vehicle and unlocked the door, forcefully entering the center console. Nothing appeared missing.

- Pamela Kirby, of the 900 block of South Union Avenue, reported at 7:16 a.m. Tuesday that someone rummaged through her vehicle, but did not take anything.

- Stefanie Graham, of the 1300 block of Ridgewood Drive, reported at 7:14 a.m. Tuesday that someone entered two vehicles in her drive and removed a small amount of loose change.

- Police responded at 10:03 p.m. Monday to the 500 block of East Third Street around Lundy Avenue for a report of a suspicious male in dark clothing, but found no one.

- A woman on South Lincoln Avenue reported at 9:59 p.m. Monday that she was receiving unwanted calls and texts from people known to her. She was told to contact her phone carrier to have the calls blocked, to not answer the calls and delete the texts.

- A man came to the police station at 7:26 p.m. Monday saying he was homeless from the state of Maine. He had documentation from a local church to be transported to a motel for the night and was given a ride.

- A woman on Meadowview Drive reported at 7:03 p.m. Monday that she was receiving unwanted texts from a person she knows. She was told her options and the person was told to stop.

- Laura Blake, 47, of 1130 E. Pershing St., was charged with failure to maintain control, leaving the scene of an accident and having no license after the car she was driving struck the back of a parked car as she was leaving the 400 block of West School Street at 6:26 p.m. Monday. She had been parked behind the unoccupied vehicle, owned by Emily Kibler, of West School Street, and left the scene. Police found the vehicle Blake was driving on Pershing Street and spoke to her. She told police she was assaulted by another female on West School Street and fled the residence. She was taken by ambulance to Salem Regional Medical Center for treatment.

- Police responded at 5:15 p.m. Monday for persons soliciting in the 2000 block of Lexington Avenue. They were identified and told to get a permit from the city.

- An alarm sounded at 5:13 p.m. Monday for a business in the 100 block of North Lincoln Avenue, but the business was found secure.

- Officers responded at 4:21 p.m. Monday to the 100 block of North Lincoln Avenue to check on the welfare of a woman reportedly intoxicated, but were unable to make contact with the person in question.

- An officer at 2:57 p.m. Monday spoke with two solicitors regarding door-to-door sales on East Sixth Street. No permits had been issued, so they were told to obtain one from the city.

- A man reported at 2:09 p.m. Monday that he was the new owner of a property on Summit Street and was concerned for a woman residing in the home with dogs. None of the neighbors had seen her lately and when he went there, no one answered the door, but the dogs barked. He wanted an officer to check that she was okay. He also wanted to know if she received any mail he sent regarding legal matters. Officers were able to speak with the woman who said her attorney advised her not to answer any mail from the man. She was told to talk with her attorney and the man was told to contact his attorney and the sheriff's office for the next step for legal action.

- Marjorie Daugherty, 80, of Andrew Avenue, was cited for failure to yield after the westbound vehicle she was driving on Franklin at 1:42 p.m. Monday stopped for the stop sign and attempted to cross South Broadway, striking a northbound vehicle on Broadway driven by Frank Faulkiner, 52, of North Ellsworth Avenue. No injuries were reported.

- A man reported at 8:13 a.m. Monday that someone struck and damaged one of his vehicles for sale in a parking lot in the 1700 block of South Lincoln Avenue.

- A Lisbon woman reported at 7:58 a.m. Monday that her debit card was lost or stolen in the city limits on Saturday and someone used it for $80 and tried to use it several other times at different locations in the city.


- Police assisted Beaver police with a traffic stop on old Route 14 at 1 a.m. Monday.

- Kevin Richards, 31, Lisbon, was eastbound on state Route 14 at 5:32 a.m. Monday and stopped at the red light at the state Route 46 intersection when he was struck from behind by an eastbound vehicle driven by Tony Fall, 39, Leetonia. Fall was cited for assured clear distance.

- Roseanne Schwartz, East Park Avenue, reported credit card fraud at 9:25 a.m. Monday.

- A South Main Street woman reported at 3:32 p.m. Monday a man walks a large black dog every day by Harmony Village and does not clean up after it. Police checked the area but did not see the man.

- Dr. Vitko, East Park Avenue, reported at 5:51 p.m. Monday a cane or walking stick was found at the end of his office driveway.


- The security alarm went off at the Head Start building at 3:57 p.m. Friday, and the officer arrived to find two females who said they set it off by exiting the building through a side door. A person with a key arrived to reset the alarm.

- A woman at the VFW called at 9:13 p.m. Saturday about a possibly drunken female walking around the Elkton Auto Corral dealership. An officer found the woman, who said her ride had left her. The officer gave her a ride home and released her to the custody of her daughter.

- An anonymous caller reported her car had been egged at 10:13 p.m. Saturday. The officer went to the location on West Washington Street but did not find anyone about.

- A clerk at the Days Inn called at 12:02 a.m. Thursday to say there were some drunken oil and gas workers in the lobby who appeared as if they were about to fight. The officer found four men sitting by the fireplace in the lobby and they were told by police they needed to settle down and turn in for the night, which is what they said they would do.

- A caller reported a motorist driving in a reckless manner was coming into town west on U.S. Route 30 and driving a white Cadillac at 6:49 p.m. Jan. 20. The driver made a wide turn in town and was stopped by police. The female driver did not appear impaired and said she must have swerved when she was retrieving her phone which she dropped.

- Julie Cristy, South Park Avenue, called with a loud music complaint at 10:39 p.m. Jan. 19. Police spoke with the neighbor, who apologized and agreed to turn down the music.

- Police investigated a vehicle parked on the sidewalk on South Lincoln Avenue at 3 p.m. Jan. 16, but no one answered the door, so a parking ticket was issued.

- Tim Wilkinson, Moore Street, reported at 5:43 a.m. Sunday there was a suspicious person in a vehicle. An officer checked the area but did not see anyone around.

- Police were called to the county juvenile court complex parking lot in regard to a possible domestic dispute at 1:36 p.m. Friday. Police spoke to William Beesler Jr., who said his girlfriend would not let him in the house. Angel Lake told police she was upset because he was late and she had been waiting hours for him. The officer determined there was an arrest warrant for Beesler out of the county sheriff's office and waited until a deputy arrived to take him into custody.

- Police responded to a noise complaint at the home of Rachel Jordan, East Lincoln Way, at 1:41 a.m. Saturday. Jordan was advised to turn down the music or she would be cited.

- Michelle Seidner reportedly struck a parking meter on North Park Avenue, bending the post and damaging her mini-van, at 2:09 a.m. Saturday.

- Sharon Miller, West Washington Street, reported at 9 p.m. Saturday a stray pit bull ran into her home when she opened the door and began acting aggressive to her child and pets. Miller managed to put the dog in the fenced-in back porch. Police contacted the county dog warden's office, which said it would send someone to get the pit bull within 30 minutes.

- Nick Noel called with a loud noise complaint on North Beaver Street at 1 a.m. Sunday. Police spoke with Amber Jones, who agreed to turn the TV volume down.



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