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February 9, 2014
Salem News

Salem reports

-Police made a traffic stop at the Franklin and S. Broadway Avenue intersection at 1:22 a.m. Saturday for an equipment violation and arrested James M. McVay, 11493 Trinity Church Road, Lisbon, a front-seat passenger on an outstanding warrant from the Canfield police for failure to appear on a drug abuse instrument charge. He was released to Canfield police at the U.S. 62/state Route 165 intersection. The driver was given a verbal warning for the violation.

-Police responded to the 1100 block of E. 3rd Street at 2:19 a.m. Friday for a personal property dispute. It was a civil matter and all involved said there would be no further problems.

-Police received a stolen vehicle report on station at 5:18 a.m. Friday for a vehicle stolen from the 500 block of S. Broadway Avenue. Police located the vehicle crashed into a snow bank at Penn Avenue and E. Pershing Street The incident is under investigation.

- Police charged Lillian Wilson, 1519 S.E. Blvd., at 1:46 p.m. Friday for failure to yield from an intersection. She was westbound in the 2300 block of E. State Street and turned into the path of the vehicle operated by Pamela Blevins, 12433 Salem-Warren Road, pushing her vehicle into the vehicle of Tina Walker, 29547 Campbell Road, Hanoverton, that was facing north, exiting the plaza. A passenger in Blevins' vehicle was taken to the hospital.

-Police responded to the 1100 block of E. State Street at 4:06 p.m. Friday and attempted to contact juveniles in a residence who had thrown a piece of ice at the complainant's vehicle. No one answered the door.

-Police received a complaint on station from an E. 5th Street resident at 4:35 p.m. Friday regarding an incident with school staff at Southeast Elementary School when she picked up her child. She was advised by staff that she was not allowed in the school and they had continued to bump into her going back toward the front of the school. The complainant advised she also had a verbal confrontation with a bus driver. The complainant wanted a report to document the incident and would follow up with school administrators. Police later received a call from the female teacher involved in the incident who stated the complainant was very aggressive towards them as they were following protocols. She advised that the parent had pushed into her and her assistant and was not listening when told she needed to wait in the front lobby. She was advised the incident would be documented and to speak with her administrator on the next school day.

-Police responded to the 800 block of E. 6th Street at 9:08 p.m. Friday for a report of a suspicious vehicle, a blue-colored Ford Crown Victoria, in the driveway. Police were unable to locate it.

-Michael K. Newell, 290 S. Union Avenue was arrested at 9:55 a.m. Friday on several outstanding warrants from Mahoning County and released to deputies.

-Police responded to the 200 block of S. Union Avenue at 9:32 a.m. Friday where the complainant advised that on Feb. 6 the residence was entered and property removed. The incident is under investigation.

-Police made a traffic stop at 11:49 a.m. Friday in the 200 block of W. State Street for a left of center violation. James M. Houshour, III, lka 989 E. 3rd Street, was taken into custody on a contempt of court warrant from Columbiana County and transported to the county jail. He was given a warning for the traffic violation.

-Police received a complaint from a lab supervisor at the hospital at 10:51 a.m. Friday regarding 20 harassing phone calls requesting a certain employee. The caller was rude and the employee did not know his name and he did not provide it. The complainant had a phone number the man was calling from and it appeared to be some sort of scam. An investigation is pending.


- Jessica Wells, Springfield Road, reported someone tapping on windows at 12:08 a.m. Friday. Police noted too many footprints and were unable to determine a suspect.

- A Duquesne Street woman report a domestic dispute with her boyfriend at 1:53 a.m. Friday. He reportedly refused to let her out of the driveway when she wanted to leave. She left upon an officer's arrival.

- Don Tilton, Fairfield Avenue, reported at 7:39 a.m. Friday that a juvenile had been driving fast on the street and nearly wiped out in front of his driveway. Police spoke with the mother of the driver regarding the incident.

- Edwin Wilms was heading south on state Route 164 when he was rear-ended by Joseph Osborn, Salem, who was traveling in the same direction at 9:13 a.m. Friday. Osborn was cited for assured clear distance.

- The principal of Columbiana High School reported at 10:38 a.m. Friday that a teacher reported money missing from a desk.

- Fire personnel responded to a report of a teacher sick from carbon monoxide at Columbiana High School at 9:25 a.m. Friday.

- A Columbiana Middle School teacher reported an iPad stolen at 11:01 a.m. Friday. The iPad was later returned at the middle school.

- Christine Langas, Aliquippa, Pa., was driving west on state Route 14 and allowing a semi to pass her when she got stuck in the ice and drove off the road near the Dodge/Jeep dealership at 6:54 p.m. Friday. Langas was cited for no valid license.

- A Valero employee requested assistance after locking her keys in her car at 8:30 a.m. Saturday.



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