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January 16, 2013
Salem News


- An East Woodland Avenue woman reported at 6:32 a.m. Monday a suspicious vehicle was parked in front of her home and a man inside appeared to be using a computer. The woman reported shortly after that the vehicle had left.

- Someone reported at noon Monday her mother was assaulted by another resident at St. Mary's on Garfield Road.

- Someone reported at 1:43 p.m. Monday jewelry was taken from West Salem Street sometime during the month of December.

- A woman reported at 4 p.m. Monday a woman was holding up a sign asking for assistance in the Duke and Duchess parking lot. Police went to the area and were told the woman had already been given a ride to a mission in Youngstown.


- An East Washington Street man reported Monday a jumper box and gun had been stolen from his residence.

- While on patrol, officer David Hilliard found three of the four doors unsecure at St. George Catholic Church at 11:50 p.m. Monday. Hilliard searched the church but nothing appeared disturbed.

- A call was transferred to the fire department for a lift assist on East Pine Street at 1:10 p.m. Tuesday.

- A call was transferred to the fire department for a lift assist at a home on state Route 45 at 11:44 p.m. Monday.

Salem Township

- A caller reported at 5:36 p.m. Monday reported a car with two men inside parked behind the maintenance building at Mt. Calvary Cemetery for an extended period of time. The vehicle was gone when police arrived.

- A Salem Unity Road woman reported Monday a relative is giving her a hard time about a family matter and inappropriate comments were made.


- An officer responded to the 1300 block of North Union Avenue at 11 a.m. Tuesday to assist Perry Township Police searching for a vehicle. A white mini van that went down the drive was gone before police arrived and could not be located.

- The department received at least two calls at 8:18 a.m. Tuesday regarding a possible intoxicated male on South Lincoln Avenue and then East State Street. Officers did not find the person on the first call, but after the second call, located him near Union Avenue and East State Street. It was determined the man had a medical problem and was not intoxicated.

- Police responded to a call at 1:49 a.m. Tuesday for an audible car alarm on Legacy Lane and found a vehicle with the four-way flashers on. The vehicle was checked and appeared to be secure. Nothing was found out of the ordinary.

- A suspicious vehicle was reported in the drive-thru of the Burger King, 1761 E. State St., at 12:09 a.m. Tuesday, but left before police arrived.

- A domestic dispute was reported at an apartment in the 200 block of Vine Avenue at 8:08 p.m. Monday between a husband and wife. The wife decided to leave for the night.

- Police were called to a different apartment in the 200 block of Vine Avenue at 7:50 p.m. Monday for a welfare check by a man who said he was concerned because his wife was acting erratic. Officers made contact with her and she appeared to be acting normal.

- A man came to the police station at 6:40 p.m. Monday to report his soon-to-be mother-in-law was harassing him at his place of employment and causing problems. He wanted it documented.

- Clayton Elliott, 39, of Youngstown, was cited for assured clear distance after the southbound vehicle he was driving on South Lincoln Avenue, approaching Franklin, struck the rear of another southbound vehicle driven by Carrie Menough, 57, of East Ninth Street, who was stopped for traffic at 4:26 p.m. Monday.

- Police checked a residence in the 800 block of East Sixth Street after the Sheriff's Office received two 911 hangup calls at 2:32 p.m. Monday. No one answered the door and all appeared okay.

- Police were called at 1:43 p.m. Monday regarding an alleged reckless operator in a postal truck on North Lincoln Avenue and made contact with the caller who complained and the driver of the truck at the post office parking lot. The woman said the truck was over the center line numerous times as they followed it into Salem from state Route 165. An officer spoke with the driver, who was a mechanic from Youngstown bringing a truck to the post office to replace one that needed taken back. The post office manager said they would handle the situation and contact the driver's boss. The driver advised he was not used to operating a vehicle from the right side.

- A caller at 11:50 a.m. Monday reported a green Jeep ran the school bus light on Newgarden in the 300 block.

- Police responded to the 400 block of Continental Drive at 8:28 a.m. Monday for a report of menacing/threats regarding an alleged ongoing problem over a vehicle and spoke with both parties.



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