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January 11, 2013
Salem News


- A woman at 6:29 a.m. Thursday spoke to police at a Fifth Street property about being assaulted by her live-in boyfriend at her residence on North Ellsworth Avenue after an argument, complaining of a possibly right broken hand/wrist, a minor injury to her upper lip and neck, which was slightly red. Fire department first responders checked her hand, but she didn't want transported. She drove herself to the hospital and was told to contact police after she was treated, to make a written statement. A written statement was taken from the boyfriend. Information will be forwarded to the prosecutor's office for review for possible charges.

- Nickolas Korda, of Franklin Avenue, reported at 4:34 a.m. Thursday that his upright grocery cart full of newspapers was missing. He was delivering newspapers in the area of Franklin Avenue and South Lincoln Avenue and left the cart on the corner to walk to a few houses. When he returned, the cart was gone. It contained the Salem News, Morning Journal and East Liverpool Review newspapers. Officers checked the area and didn't find the cart.

- Douglas Smith, of 228 Vine Ave.-10, was charged with disorderly conduct persisting and resisting arrest after police were called to his apartment building for the third time at 1:34 a.m. Thursday for a disturbance. Police were first called at midnight for a domestic and learned he and his wife had been arguing all day. He was allegedly upset and using profanities when officers were talking with him and attempting to explain to him the procedures regarding eviction and child custody. The parties were told to stay away from each other for the rest of the night, but officers were called back at 12:30 a.m. and could hear him screaming and yelling profanities at his wife inside the apartment. They were separated again and he was going to stay at a friend's upstairs. When officers arrived again an hour later, he was back at the apartment being disorderly and causing a disturbance. He was told he was under arrest and while an officer was trying to handcuff him, he pulled away, said an expletive and three officers took him to the ground, with a brief struggle starting. He continued to resist and an officer used a taser on him.

- Police were called at 10:44 p.m. Wednesday for a dispute in the 400 block of Sharp Avenue, but persons involved had responded to the police station for the incident which occurred on South Broadway Avenue where residents found a man arguing with the neighbor and said he brandished a knife. He was asked to leave and two residents followed him to the station. He had called police and when contacted in the main lobby, he was checked for weapons and a knife was confiscated. He denied making any threats and the residents didn't want to pursue charges, but he was told he may face charges for carrying a concealed weapon due to the size and style of knife. The prosecutor's office will be consulted about charges.

- A man in the 300 block of North Lundy Avenue reported at 10:01 p.m. Wednesday that someone entered his residence and removed a video game system and games belonging to his girlfriend.

- An anonymous caller at 9:49 p.m. Wednesday reported hearing persons arguing near the east end of the basement in an apartment building in the 700 block of East Fifth Street. No disturbance was found.

- A man in the 1700 block of Fairview Court reported at 8:32 p.m. Wednesday that his ex-wife has been sending harassing text messages. An officer attempted to contact her and left a message regarding possible criminal charges for telecommunications harassment.

- A store clerk in the 2300 block of East State Street reported at 6:50 p.m. Wednesday that a woman entered the store and concealed two items while shopping and left without paying for them. Officers checked the area, but were unable to locate the vehicle in question.

- A domestic was reported in the 800 block of Newgarden Avenue at 6:42 p.m. Wednesday when a mother and her two juvenile children were involved in a verbal dispute. She was told her options for dealing with the children when they become unruly.

- An anonymous caller contacted the police at 5:26 p.m. Wednesday to speak to an officer regarding conceal carry laws due to a recent arrest report that had been published in the newspaper. The officer gathered information and will follow up with the caller.

- A woman came to the police station at 4:58 p.m. Wednesday to report receiving harassing and threatening phone calls from a male with a restricted phone number. The suspect said he knew a specific person was at her residence who owed him money and the caller alleged he would be coming to the apartment with a gun.

- A Benton Road woman reported at 4:54 p.m. Wednesday that a female she knows yelled at her while she was outside a business and threw an iced coffee in the direction of her and her vehicle.

- A woman on Fair Avenue reported at 4:45 p.m. Wednesday that her juvenile daughter came home from school and said another child was spreading a rumor about her. She was told to tell the school and they would contact police if they needed more help.

- Police were called to a dispute in the 400 block of Sharp Avenue at 4:39 p.m. Wednesday when persons visiting an apartment were assaulted by a roommate. Nobody was injured, with the persons arguing. They were told to stay away from each other.

- Police checked for a reckless operator near South Broadway and Key Bank at 10:26 a.m. Wednesday. The vehicle was located and the driver apologized. No violation was seen.


- At 3 p.m. Wednesday a Marathon employee turned in a wallet found at the service station.

- A woman reported at 6:41 p.m. Wednesday her son living on Royal Birkdale Drive was extremely intoxicated and about to leave his home in a 2005 White Dodge Ram truck to stay with a friend and requested an officer stop him from driving. Police spoke with the 55-year-old man and he said he was not leaving the home for the night.

- A Fairfield Avenue woman reported at 8:20 p.m. Wednesday a suspicious vehicle was blocking her driveway. Police spoke with the driver who was a home health nurse at the wrong address and got stuck trying to turn around.

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- A Salem-Unity Road man reported Monday his ex-girlfriend has been calling and texting him numerous times a day and at all hours. Constable Dan Valentine contacted the woman and told her to quit it.


- Annette from the Vista Center reported Wednesday a woman arrived to take a patient from the facility without the official guardian's permission.

- A woman reported Wednesday finding a dead animal in a bag under the Canton Bridge by Willow Grove Park.

- A traffic flagger for a construction company reported a motorist in a blue Dakota pickup flew through a construction zone on Pritchard Avenue on Wednesday. The caller said the motorist disobeyed directions and was nasty to the flagger.

- A man reported he moved out of an apartment on West Washington Street two months ago, and the landlord let him store some items in the garage. He said he discovered on Thursday a computer tower, desk and refrigerator were missing from the garage.



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