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December 28, 2012
Salem News


- A Ridgewood Drive man came to the police station at 8:50 a.m. Thursday to report a possible hit/skip that occurred at Walmart with his vehicle, but after police spoke with Walmart security and reviewed video footage, it was found the damage did not occur at Walmart. He said he would check another location, in Boardman.

- Police were called at 8:30 a.m. Thursday for a reported domestic in the 600 block of East Fourth Street for a verbal fight over the phone. A female said another woman called her and called her an obscenity, so she yelled back at her.

- A resident in the 600 block of East Sixth Street called at 10:30 p.m. Wednesday to complain about vehicles parked in the street. The owners were contacted to move the vehicles.

- A resident in the 1500 block of Maple Street reported at 10:13 p.m. Wednesday that a man sprained his ankle and was attempting to solicit a ride from area residents. While police were enroute, the resident called back and said the person left the area. An officer located the person walking near Cleveland Street and North Union Avenue, but he said he was almost home and needed no more assistance.

- Police responded to the rear parking lot of a building in the 1200 block of East Sixth Street at 9:05 p.m. Wednesday for a report of several vehicles operating in a reckless manner. No vehicles could be found.

- A resident in 300 block of West Fifth Street wanted to speak to an officer at 9:04 p.m. Wednesday regarding a driveway shared with the residence to the west of his house, saying he was upset that they parked at the end of the drive. They left before police arrived. When asked if they were blocking him in, he said he did not own a vehicle. He then said they were blocking the sidewalk. Earlier in the day, at 4:16 p.m., he called police and said he was upset that his neighbor cleared the snow from the sidewalk. The officer told him the public sidewalk did not belong to him.

- Police were called at 7:35 p.m. Wednesday to the 1100 block of East Third Street where a male was pounding on the door and window of a residence. An officer located him in his vehicle at the rear of the residence and he said he was there to see his ex-girlfriend and gather some small items he left there. She told police she did not want to see him and he had nothing there. He was told she didn't want him there and left.

- Officers had contacted 86 people to move their vehicles due to the snow emergency parking ban by 4:07 p.m. Wednesday and also had some vehicles parked on the street towed after being unable to locate the owners. Some of the streets where vehicles were towed included East Third Street, East Fourth Street and East Sixth Street.

- A woman in the 600 block of Ohio Avenue reported loud persons at 5:51 p.m. Wednesday, saying her neighbors left before police arrived. She said she could hear them go up the stairs and their cat run across the floor. She was told to tell the landlord.

- A pizza delivery driver had to be towed out of a ditch in the area of South Union Avenue and Maple Street after getting stuck while trying to make a delivery at 5:50 p.m. Wednesday.

-Police responded to the area of Pearce Circle and Western Reserve Road at 5:23 p.m. Wednesday for a report of a 12-year-old boy who had gone sled riding and possibly became lost. When an officer arrived in the area, a parent in a passing vehicle flagged him over and said the child was located. The officer followed the parent to a residence in the 2000 block of Pearce Circle and confirmed the boy was reunited with his family.

- Brooks Davis, 29, of Southeast Boulevard, was cited for failure to control allegedly after his "tires broke loose" in the snow while northbound in the 1500 block of Southeast Boulevard at 3:25 p.m. Wednesday, causing the vehicle to veer left of center and collide with a southbound vehicle driven by Richard Baldwin, 68, of Sherman Street, Lisbon.

- A juvenile reported at 1:24 p.m. Wednesday that he was assaulted by a non-family member of the household where he was a guest in the 1800 block of Oak Street. He was told to notify his parents regarding the incident and have them report to the police station with him to talk with the responding officer and complete the report. He had minor injuries.

- Gloria Berlin, 58, of Simpson Street, Alliance, was cited for a stop sign violation at 11:04 a.m. Wednesday after her southbound vehicle on South Madison Avenue attempted to stop for the stop sign at Pershing Street and slid on the snow into the path of a westbound vehicle driven by Julie Evancho, 51, of Brittany Lane, who tried to stop for Berlin. No injuries were reported.


- A woman reported at 10:53 a.m. Wednesday her purse was stolen while at Sparkle Market. The purse was later found in another cart.

- Robert Baker, 46, Bacon Avenue, was plowing the Dutch Village Inn parking lot at 1:28 p.m. Wednesday and Karla Welch, 56, Church Street, New Waterford, was attempting to get up the hill in the parking lot and slid into the path of the snowplow.

- A man, name and address not listed, reported at 4 p.m. Wednesday he was receiving text messages from someone he thought was an old friend.

- A woman requested police check on her homebound mother at 5:52 p.m. Wednesday after not hearing from her. Police went to the James Street home and found the woman was well.

- A street department employee reported at 9:37 p.m. Wednesday a car was parked on Edgewood Court for a long time and requested police speak with the owner about having it removed since it was making it difficult for snowplows to get through. Police spoke with the owner and found the car wouldn't start.

- Someone reported at 6:31 p.m. Tuesday a woman who was possibly intoxicated had just left a store with more alcohol and was driving. Police checked the area for the woman but could not find her.

- A man reported at 9:43 a.m. Monday he went to his ex-wife's home on Cherokee to pick up his kids, and they were refusing to go with him.



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