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January 13, 2013
Salem News


- Nathan Winn, 21, whose last known address was either Continental Drive or East Sixth Street, was charged with criminal trespass and taken to the Columbiana County jail after police were called at 2:53 a.m. Saturday to the area of East Fourth Street and Hawley Avenue for a suspicious person looking into parked cars. While checking the area, officers were flagged down by a resident a few blocks over who said he just saw someone going through his tool box in the bed of his truck. The person fled on foot towards North Lincoln Avenue and was located a few minutes later inside a vehicle that he did not own or have permission to be inside. Winn was positively identified as the person who allegedly went through the tool box. The matter will be sent to the prosecutor for review for possible additional charges.

- Mike Hamilton, of the 1000 block of East Fourth Street, reported at 12:41 a.m. Saturday that he woke up to an unknown person lightly knocking on his door and shaking the door handle, but he did not see anyone around. Police checked the area for several minutes, but were unable to find anyone.

- A woman in the 2100 block of Monroe Street spoke to officers at 11:54 p.m. Friday in reference to her 17-year-old son, saying she returned home around 10:30 p.m. and found her son and two other males in the apartment. She also found numerous empty cans of beer, one of the males had a bottle of whiskey and her son appeared to have been drinking. She and her son got into an argument and when she threatened to call police, he and the other two males ran out. A missing person/runaway report was filed, with information entered into the law enforcement data base.

- Police responded to a business in the 500 block of East Pershing Street at 11 p.m. Friday for a reported altercation, making contact with an adult male and a 17-year-old male who had already been separated. Both gave conflicting stories about what happened. The adult said the juvenile had been trying to instigate problems with other juveniles and was confronted about using profane language, with the juvenile allegedly striking the adult several times. The juvenile said the adult pushed him and raised a fist toward him so he defended himself. Nobody wanted to pursue charges and they went on their way.

- At 8:38 p.m. Friday, police were called for an unwanted juvenile at a business in the 500 block of East Pershing Street. A woman reported a known juvenile had been told several times that he is not allowed at the business. The boy was taken into custody for criminal trespass, taken to his residence and released to his mother. The juvenile bureau will contact the mother and she was told her son is not permitted at the business.

- Police responded to the 2300 block of East State Street at 8:17 p.m. Friday and checked the plaza parking lot for a black VW with a possible impaired driver. Officers could not find any vehicles matching the description.

- Police received two separate calls at 6:07 p.m. and 7:08 p.m. Friday for a loud exhaust/truck in the 1100 block of Maple Street, but were unable to find anything after monitoring the area for several minutes after each call.

- Police were called at 5:39 p.m. Friday to the 100 block of Washington Avenue where a woman wanted to speak to an officer. She reported that both she and her boyfriend wanted to go to the hospital for evaluations. Fire department first responders, KLG Ambulance and EMT Ambulance all responded, with KLG transporting her and EMT taking her boyfriend.

- Police were called at 5:26 p.m. Friday to the 600 block of East Third Street where a victim said an unknown person entered her residence and took an undetermined amount of money. She was told her options.

- Tina Shamp, of the 1000 block of East Fourth Street, reported at 4:59 p.m. Friday that a ring was stolen from the center console of her locked vehicle between Wednesday and when she called police Friday. The ring was gold with rubies and diamonds, valued at approximately $500.

- A caller at 4:05 p.m. Friday reported a vehicle passed a school bus that had its lights activated in the area of Jennings Avenue and West Eighth Street. Police checked the area, but were unable to find the vehicle in question.


- Roger L. Smith, 66, of Newton Falls, was cited for reasonable control after he pulled his vehicle into a ditch in the 1100 block of West Perry Street, thinking he was turning into a driveway, at 11:55 p.m. Wednesday.

- Police were called at 7:03 p.m. Wednesday to the 1200 block of Benton Road for a landlord/tenant dispute and resolved the matter.

- A woman in the 1100 block of Prospect Street reported the theft of her medication at 6:54 p.m. Wednesday.

- A woman in the 1200 block of West Perry Street reported at 5:52 p.m. Wednesday that they received a suspicious call from an unknown number. The caller identified himself as their grandson and wanted money. She was told to call police back if it happens again.

- A woman in the 1100 block of Prospect Street reported at 3:05 a.m. Wednesday that a man she has a protection order against was knocking on her door wanting in. The responding officer saw a person matching the description flee the area, but was unable to apprehend him.



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