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January 17, 2013
Salem News


- Nicholas Carson, 34, 563 Aetna St., Salem, was arrested on an active warrant out of the department for telephone harassment following a traffic stop at 2:05 p.m. Jan. 6.

- A Main Street, Beloit, woman reported a misuse of her credit card at 4:06 p.m. Jan. 7.

- A Country Club Lane resident reported at 4:30 p.m. Jan. 7 that someone had been driving through his yard to access a house behind his property, causing damage to the yard.

- A Calla Road resident reported at 6:25 p.m. Jan. 7 that someone had used her credit card to make several online purchases from out-of-state companies.

- A Beaver Creek Road woman reported at 12:37 p.m. Jan. 8 that a woman she knows had called her and threatened to beat her up. The suspect was contacted and advised to stop calling the complainant.

- Police arrested a juvenile resident at the Sharon Lynn Home for Girls after two women reported the suspect assaulted them at 9:16 p.m. Jan. 9.

- Richard B. Parks, 39, 11860 Green Beaver Road, Canfield, was arrested for driving under suspension and possession of dangerous drugs following a traffic stop for lanes of travel at noon Jan. 11. He was found to have Vicodin and Diazepam.

- A South Duck Creek Road resident reported at 6:06 p.m. Jan. 11 that someone used his credit card without permission to make a $409.53 purchase.


- Matthew K. Snyder, 22, Columbiana, was arrested on a county sheriff warrant at 12:54 a.m. Tuesday at Valera service station.

- A Union Street resident reported at 8:36 a.m. their 10-year-old was refusing to go to school.

- A South Vine Street resident reported at 10:30 a.m. the rear window of their home was broken.

- Jennifer E. Dickey, 31, South Avenue, struck Gerriane Costantini, 55, Girard, from behind while Costantini was stopped at the exit from Sparkle parking lot on state Route 164 at 2:56 p.m. Tuesday. Dickey was cited for speeding/assured clear distance.

- A Parkview Drive man reported at 3:36 p.m. Tuesday someone hacked into his debit card information and purchased more than $100 worth of items from iTunes.

- A Sparkle employee reported at 5:57 p.m. Tuesday someone left the store with a buggy full of merchandise.


- A caller reported a possible domestic dispute was under way at a Sherman Street home at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday. Police spoke with the couple, who said they were having an argument when the boyfriend shoved the girlfriend against the wall and she hit him in the face with an empty soda pop can. Both declined to press charges, and the girlfriend left with their two children.

- Bob White, Jefferson Street, reported at 7:43 p.m. Tuesday continuing to have problems with his neighbor in the other half of the duplex, Ernest Thomas. White, who was intoxicated, began talking about old disputes involving dog feces and trash cans. The officer also spoke with Thomas, who was outside the duplex, and then began walking back to his cruiser. Thomas then said White just threatened to assault him, which he denied. White then said the next time he finds dog feces he will place it somewhere Thomas will never find it. The officer continued toward his cruiser when Thomas said White had just reached out his kitchen window and shoved him, which White denied. The officer spoke with White about his actions, and Thomas said he intends to obtain a restraining order.

- A security alarm went off at Cherished Children day care center on West Lincoln Way at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday. The building was found secure and the alarm company reported it was a false alarm.

-While on patrol, Sgt. John Hancock found an unsecure door at the high school at 1:39 a.m. Wednesday. The building was searched and nothing was found amiss.


- A woman in the 100 block of South Howard Avenue reported at 1:27 p.m. Wednesday that unknown persons attempted to gain entry into her residence overnight by forcing a wood basement entry door open. No entry was gained.

- A woman came to the police department at 11:41 a.m. Wednesday to report she's being harassed by a co-worker. She was told the criteria did not meet the statute for filing harassment charges and was given some options. She was told to contact the officer if it continues.

- Police responded to 1125 E. State St. at 8:02 a.m. Wednesday for a report of a juvenile wearing a brown jacket/hoodie acting strange on the side of the building. Officers didn't find anyone and the clerk was unaware the call had been made.

- Police were called at 3:19 a.m. Wednesday to the 500 block of West Wilson Street for a known female arriving at a man's residence and demanding to enter. When he refused, she allegedly smashed windows and damaged the framing to his back porch door, then left. An officer attempted to find her and her vehicle at her residence, but she was not there. Information will be sent to the prosecutor's office.

- Police responded at 1:17 a.m. Wednesday to the 200 block of West 14th Street for a report of a possible overdose. Fire department first responders and KLG Ambulance were on scene and a woman was taken to Salem Community Hospital by KLG.

- Suspicious activity was reported at 11:58 p.m. Tuesday in the 1100 block of Buckeye Avenue where someone was shining a red laser light inside the front door of a residence. An officer spoke with a juvenile and a parent across the street and the juvenile denied having a laser light.

- Police were called at 9:03 p.m. Tuesday to the area of South Lundy Avenue and East Pershing Street for an upset woman requesting assistance. She said she didn't need an ambulance and that her boyfriend had been acting erratic and she became concerned that he could become violent. He didn't threaten her or harm her in any way and was located out looking for her. Both said everything was okay.

- A caller at 7:19 p.m. Tuesday reported suspicious persons in the area of South Union Avenue and East State Street where people were riding bicycles in the church lot and then left in a vehicle. An officer found the vehicle and spoke to the people. They said they were just riding bicycles and left due to it getting late.

- A suspicious person was reported at 7:09 p.m. Tuesday in the 400 block of Reilly Avenue where a caller said a man was yelling and using profanities toward a juvenile and they all left in a vehicle. Police found the vehicle at Oak Street and Woodland Avenue and the man said he was upset with a friend's child but had apologized. An officer spoke to the child's mother who said everything was fine and to the child who appeared to be fine.

- An officer found damage to a street light pole at 6:53 p.m. Tuesday in the 1900 block of Southeast Boulevard where it appeared a vehicle struck it and fled.

- A woman on Rose Avenue reported at 6:42 p.m. Tuesday that she was receiving ongoing harassing text messages from her ex-boyfriend. An officer contacted him and told him the potential consequences if the harassing messages continue.

- An anonymous person contacted police at 3:49 p.m. Tuesday to report a possible ongoing issue with underage drinking at a local business in Salem. She wanted it documented and for the department to be aware of the issue. She also asked for options.

- A man came to the police department at 2:06 p.m. Tuesday concerned about items he retrieved from his sister's residence. The items will be turned over to the Drug Task Force.

- Police responded to a residence in the 900 block of Liberty Street at 1:55 p.m. Tuesday and met with a man and his daughter, along with a grandson who lives upstairs with him, regarding some type of problem with the grandson. An officer gave him options for handling the situation and advised him on the procedure for evicting his grandson. The grandson was told he should look for a new place to live and police also told the grandson if any further problems arose, he could face being arrested.


- Jay A. Frantz, 23, of Salem, was transported to St. Elizabeth Hospital in Boardman by KLG Ambulance after a one-vehicle accident in the 1600 block of North Lincoln Avenue at 11:51 p.m. Tuesday. The report said Frantz was driving north when his vehicle ran off the right side of the road near Old Farm Lane and traveled through several yards, then struck a driveway and rolled over, coming to rest on the roof against a tree. Frantz was partially ejected from the vehicle and extricated by Perry Township Fire Department. Charges were pending.

- Police were called at 10:59 a.m. Tuesday for a suspicious vehicle that traveled down an access road behind Manor Drive, off of Park View Drive. Police were told the vehicle fled the area at a high rate of speed before they arrived. The vehicle was described as an older white mini van, but was not found. Salem Police assisted in the search.


- An officer investigated a suspicious person report in the 200 block of Oak Street at 5:36 a.m. Jan. 5.

- An officer responded to a civil complaint in the 200 block of Main Street at 9:20 p.m. Jan. 11.

- A Waddell Street resident reported at 11:05 a.m. Saturday that her daughter, Megan Detchon, 23, 3889 Waddell St., Leetonia, had taken her vehicle without permission. Detchon was apprehended by Youngstown police on a warrant for unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, a fifth-degree felony.

- An officer spoke with a Salem man at 2:35 p.m. Saturday regarding threats he had received had a local establishment.

- Officers responded to several reports of suspicious noises on Hazel Street at 10:46 p.m. Saturday.



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