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January 31, 2013
Salem News


- A Grafton Road man reported he was driving east on Longs Crossing Road at 3:20 p.m. Tuesday when a car swerved into his lane at him. He believes it was intentional.

- A Shining Tree Lane resident reported Tuesday that sometime over the past two days someone drove through his yard and over his retaining wall, damaging both. He said several other yards in the area also were damaged.

- A state Route 558 man reported at 11:19 p.m. Tuesday his neighbor was blaring the radio again, disturbing the neighborhood.


- Police were called for a possible breaking and entering in a garage in the city at 12:51 p.m. Wednesday. Upon investigation, it turned out to be a faulty garage door. The wheel in the track had broken, causing the door not to close.

- A caller at 11:27 a.m. Wednesday reported a utility pole struck sometime overnight in the 500 block of Sugartree Alley. The only visible damage was a small amount of wood shavings on the ground.

- A caller at 11:12 a.m. Wednesday reported a tree down blocking both lanes of the road on Stone Castle Trail. The service department was to be contacted to remove the tree.

-Bob Riley called at 8:02 a.m. Wednesday to report that sometime between Monday and Wednesday, an unknown person spray painted a sign with white spray paint in the front lawn of the Believers Church Fellowship in the 600 block of Second Street.

- Jennifer Chester, of the 200 block of East Ninth Street, reported at 5:30 a.m. Wednesday that someone unknown busted out the passenger side window of her vehicle and removed 50 CDs from the glove box, $25 in cash from the center console and two packs of cigarettes.

- A man in the 500 block of West Wilson Street reported at 3:02 a.m. Wednesday that a woman known to him was on his property looking through his back window. An officer located the woman's unoccupied Ford Ranger parked just west of the man's residence and began checking the property, finding the woman laying on the ground attempting to conceal herself along the east side of the house. She was intoxicated and demanded to enter the residence to gain property. The man did not want her there and she was told not to return or she would be charged with criminal trespass.

- Officers on patrol at 2:35 a.m. Wednesday saw a porta-jon in Waterworth Memorial Park near the duck pond knocked over. There appeared to be no visible damage.

- Police were called at 1:49 a.m. Wednesday for a reported alarm at a business in the 300 block of East State Street. The exterior of the business was checked and found secure.

- A woman in the 600 block of Franklin Avenue reported at 1:46 a.m. Wednesday that the upstairs tenants were continuously banging on the floor and making loud noises all hours of the day. The tenants were told about the complaint and the woman was told to call her landlord.

- A woman in the 900 block of Liberty Street called at 11:17 p.m. Tuesday to report phone harassment by her separated husband, showing the officer where he had called 100 times within the past two hours. The officer spoke with the suspect on the telephone and told him the potential consequences if the problem persists.

- Police were called at 10:50 p.m. Tuesday for a dispute in the 400 block of Aetna Street and located a couple sitting in a vehicle in front of the residence. They had a verbal dispute but were calm.

- Seth Fraser, of the 700 block of East Fifth Street, reported at 10:20 p.m. Tuesday that an unknown person cut the alternator and power steering belts on his vehicle while it was parked at the rear of the building inside a carport. It was believed the damage happened between 6 p.m. Monday and 11 a.m. Tuesday.

- Christopher York, of Fort Worth, Texas, was cited for reasonable control after the semi tractor trailer he was driving at 4:43 p.m. Monday struck two poles and a road sign while attempting to turn right from West State Street onto South Ellsworth Avenue. The trailer struck a city light pole, then struck another utility pole and a state road sign.

Officers spoke with employees of EMT Ambulance at North Lincoln Avenue and East Fourth Street at 2:19 p.m. Monday regarding a noise complaint involving a neighboring property. They said they had contacted the landlord of the residence on Fourth Street and said it appeared the tenant was breaking up the apartment, banging on the walls. The tenant told police he was cleaning and breaking up some cleaning material to use. He said they were banging on the walls at him. The tenant was told to call the landlord if he has a problem with the building. The employees said he had been banging for over five minutes so they banged back. They had called the landlord and the landlord told them to call police.

- Police were called at 10:50 a.m. Monday after a Salem Community Hospital patient left before being released and walked north through the parking lot into the wooded area at Third and Roosevelt. A 911 call was received saying the patient was seen walking east on Bentley wearing a hospital gown and socks. An officer located him and two concerned citizens who were aiding him. An ambulance was called to return him to the hospital for medical care.


- Police were called to a one-vehicle accident at 2:08 a.m. Tuesday in the 1500 block of state Route 9 where a northbound vehicle driven by Karen Taggart of East Liverpool left the roadway and struck a utility pole. She told the officer there was an animal in the road and she turned to the right to avoid it.

- Police were called at 4:30 p.m. Monday to the 1800 block of Newgarden Avenue for a report of a commercial building with a light on inside the building that normally was not on. The building was checked and no lights were on. There were no problems found.


- Someone reported at 6:18 p.m. Tuesday lights were on inside a garage on North Vine Street when the resident was home. Police checked and found no problems.

- Duke and Duchess reported at 7 p.m. Tuesday a customer returned to the store and was frantic because she left her wallet on top of her car and it fell off somewhere. Police found the wallet and returned it to the Washingtonville woman.

- Someone requested at 8:36 p.m. Tuesday police conduct a welfare check on a relative on North Middle Street. Police contacted the resident and there were no problems.


- Ray Perrino of Willowbrook Sand & Gravel reported Wednesday a business trailer on his property was broken into again. Chief Mike Abraham responded and determined the office desk had been ransacked but nothing had been stolen because there was no money in it.

- A caller reported Wednesday the crosswalk buttons at the downtown intersections are not working correctly.



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