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February 5, 2013
Salem News


- A West Washington Street woman reported being threatened by her daughter at 5:47 p.m. Friday. An officer spoke with the parties, who said there would be no further problems.

- A 911 hang-up call was received from an apartment house on North Market Street at 9 p.m. Friday, and police spoke with a woman, who said her child had been playing with the phone.

- A snow plow truck on East Lincoln Way lifted up a manhole at Harrison Street at 3:52 p.m. Saturday when Daniel Kostecki drove by, striking the cover and disabling his 2004 Jeep Liberty.

- Irvin Hoover, Glasgow Road, Lisbon, was backing up to avoid semi-trailer that was turning into him at an intersection when he struck a car being driven by Diane M. Smith, Applegate Road, Lisbon. The accident occurred at 4:25 p.m. Friday at the intersection of West Washington and South Lincoln.


- A Fairfield Avenue resident reported at 12:43 a.m. Sunday their home was egged by someone driving past.

- A member of the Presbyterian Church reported at 9:30 p.m. Sunday they were going to donate a jacket that has been on their coat rack for some time but found some legal papers inside that indicated who the owner was, but the church did not know the person. Police attempted to contact the coat's owner.

- A man reported at 2 p.m. Sunday several kids were on the ice at Arrowhead Lake and he was worried there may be thin spots. Police went to the lake but there were no kids there.

- Several people reported at 4:18 p.m. Sunday kids were driving recklessly in the Tennis Court lot at Firestone Park. Police warned the drivers and they left the park.

- Police found a convertible top in the middle of the road on state Route 14 at 11:50 a.m. Saturday and contacted the owner.

- A woman reported at 5:58 p.m. Saturday a Lisbon Street man was standing at his front door completely naked and being obnoxious.

- A North Elm Street resident reported telephone harassment at 10:14 p.m. Saturday.

- Police responded to a verbal dispute at a North Elm Street home at 10:24 p.m. Saturday. No charges were filed.

- A woman reported at 6:11 p.m. Friday a green Dodge Caravan was driving recklessly on state Route 14. Police referred the call to the Beaver Township Police Department since the vehicle was northbound on state Route 164.


- A man in the 1000 block of East Fourth Street, reported at 3:16 a.m. Monday that an unknown male entered his garage and was believed to still be inside. Officers checked the interior of the garage and found nobody inside. The suspect was reported to be wearing a dark shirt and a stocking hat. Officers checked the area, but were unable to find anybody. the same resident had also called at 2:15 a.m. for a suspicious vehicle in the neighborhood, a red Jeep. The vehicle was found in a driveway and had two males inside. The male in the passenger seat told police his girlfriend resided at the residence where they were parked and he was just being dropped off and getting ready to go inside.

- Officers were called at 11:08 p.m. Sunday to the 500 block of North Ellsworth Avenue to speak to someone about a possible missing person. Officers found that no report was needed and left without incident.

- A domestic in progress was reported at 10:22 p.m. Sunday in the 1300 block of Robin Avenue where police spoke to all parties and no one reported any violence. They did not want to cooperate and no visible injuries were observed.

- A domestic dispute was reported at 8:32 p.m. Sunday in the 1000 block of East Fourth Street where police spoke to all parties who indicated no physical violence took place. One of the involved people left to let the situation calm down.

- A woman in the 900 block of Newgarden Avenue at 4:56 p.m. Sunday reported finding a person's birth certificate on her back porch. She brought the birth certificate to the police station where it was placed in the lost property bin. An officer planned to contact the person.

- Police were called to the 100 block of Penn Avenue for a theft report at 4:29 p.m. Sunday involving a person stealing a bearded dragon lizard and then the person's friend returned the lizard. The owner did not want to pursue charges, but wanted the incident documented. Contact was made with the two persons and they were told they're no longer permitted in the store.

- A woman in the 300 block of Hickory Lane called at 2:57 p.m. Sunday to report her ex-husband's new wife came to the house and became belligerent over a lost necklace that was given to the woman's sons. She felt threatened and wanted documentation. The new wife was contacted and claimed she was not belligerent, but claimed the woman and her mother were rude to her and told her to call the police. The report said there's an upcoming court case over child custody with the two sons.

- A man in the 800 block of East Third Street called at 11:47 a.m. Sunday to report receiving threats by phone from a female known to him. He wanted a report filed.


- Police arrested a juvenile resident at the Sharon Lynn Group Home for assault and vandalism after officers responded to the facility at 7:22 p.m. Wednesday where she allegedly assaulted two staff members and threw a chair through a window.

- Police arrested a juvenile male for domestic violence after responding to a Sharon Lynn Drive home at 7:11 a.m. Thursday where he allegedly assaulted his aunt.

- Joseph F. Kornbau, 29, 3811 Conkle Road, Salem, was arrested for operating a vehicle intoxicated following a traffic stop for lanes of travel at 10:25 p.m. Saturday.

- Peggy J. Gregorino, 48, 6251 Garfield Road, Salem, and her son, Timothy L. Holloway, 29, same address, were arrested for domestic violence after officers responded to the home at 4:36 a.m. Saturday where they had allegedly assaulted Gregorino's live-in boyfriend.


- Police received a call from a resident in the 3900 block of Boardman Street at 1 p.m. Monday advising that his family left about 8 a.m. and upon returning discovered that the front door had been kicked in. The complainant advised that nothing was taken however it was possible that two dogs inside the residence scared off the intruder. There were scuff marks on the door and a neighbor across the street advised that he didn't see anything, but another household member stated that a green vehicle slowed while going by the house in the morning. There were no visible footprints in the snow.

- Police responded to the 3800 block of Grant Street at 4:50 p.m. Jan. 23 for a 911 hang-up call and spoke to the resident who said there was no problem and everything was OK. She explained that she was having a problem with her answering device and it apparently dialed 911.

- Police received a complaint from a resident in the 46000 block of Taylor Avenue at 4:54 p.m. Jan. 27 advising she received an unwanted message from her ex-husband's ex-girlfriend. She explained that he died recently and the funeral services were held the day before. She said that during the services she heard that his ex-girlfriend was physically removed from the services but did not see it. The complainant further stated that later in the day, a friend advised her she noticed Facebook posts involving an online conversation between the complainant and the ex-girlfriend. The complainant stated that the post was a personal message that she sent to the ex-friend approximately one year ago and was only meant for her viewing. The complainant said she believes the ex-girlfriend re-posted the Facebook message now on her own Facebook page for other people to read. An office viewed the message on the complainant's Facebook page and it appeared the message was sent from the complainant to the other woman's Facebook account with no response from her. The complainant, however, did state that some words in the online message appear to have been added or changed. The posts did not show an account for which they were coming from or the exact date they were sent. Police asked the complainant if she had attempted to call, text, or in any way communicate with her since. She replied "no" and she was advised to contact police if the other woman attempts to contact her.

- Police responded to the 3200 block of Creek Road at 1:04 p.m. Jan. 30 where the complainant wanted to speak with an officer regarding a threatening phone call on her cell phone. The call threatened to issue her a warrant for her arrest as well as throw her in jail for six months. The caller also requested that the complainant give up all of her updated personal information. Police asked the complainant why she thought a loan company would be contacting her and she said her brother had taken out a loan in her name from CashNet USA and she believes he owes them money. He has a joint account in which he overdrew multiple times and the loan he took out was from that account. She advised that she helps her brother out with his disability checks and this is how she believes her brother got all of her information. She advised that she contacted CashNet and they said they would leave her alone and try to locate her brother to pay back the loan. A phone number for CashNet USA did not match number on her cell phone and after looking it up on the Internet it appeared the number is a scam and that they call people and threaten them in exchange for personal information. The complainant was advised to ignore the call and that it was more than likely a scam.



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