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February 12, 2013
Salem News


- A man reported at 12:51 p.m. Monday that he was in the 500 block of Walnut Street when he was approached by a male who made a threat towards his daughter about a stolen motorcycle and when he intervened, he made a threat to him and indicated he had a knife. He wanted the incident documented.

- A Continental Drive resident reported at 10:58 a.m. Monday that someone kicked in the front door and damaged the door frame of another apartment in the 300 block of Continental Drive. The apartment was vacant with little inside.

- Police were called at 10:08 a.m. Monday for a possible breaking and entering at a vacant house in the 500 block of South Lincoln Avenue. A neighbor reported some men entered the house with some items and their truck was still in the drive. The owner of the home had requested police be contacted if anyone was at the home, due to recent thefts. An officer made entry and spoke to two males inside and verified they were performing work for the property owner.

- A woman at Pizza Hut, 325 W. State St., called at 9:48 a.m. Monday to report a problem occurred on Feb. 1 when an employee had been sent home by the manager at the time of an incident. He had made threats toward the employees there that day. The company's human resources department wanted a report filed.

- A suspicious man was reported seen in a parking lot near employee vehicles in the 200 block of Pennsylvania Avenue at 8:48 a.m. Monday. The report said he shoved an item into his pocket and fled the area, last seen running across the railroad tracks.

- Adam W. Morrow, 27, whose last known address was listed in the 900 block of Liberty Street, was charged with criminal trespass and resisting arrest and taken to the Columbiana County jail after police were called at 8:52 a.m. Monday to a residence in the 300 block of Newgarden Avenue for an alleged trespassing incident. Howard Keslar of Columbiana reported finding a man in his property without permission on Newgarden Avenue. The man, identified as Morrow, was taken into custody upon approval of an assistant prosecutor, but allegedly resisted arrest, with Patrolman Austin French injured in the process. He was treated and released at Salem Community Hospital. Keslar and an employee of the city water department who was in the area assisted in tackling the suspect and restraining him until backup officers arrived, Lt. Don Beeson said.

- Police were called at 7:21 a.m. Monday to the 1700 block of Pennsylvania Avenue for a breaking and entering. The manager of the business reported an unknown person forced entry and removed a set of torches. Four tanks were also missing. The theft occurred between Saturday and Sunday.

- An officer on patrol at 2:01 a.m. Monday on East Pershing Street near South Broadway Avenue heard a loud explosion or gun shot sound and found a semi tractor trailer stopped in the middle of the road in the 100 block of South Ellsworth Avenue. the driver, Michael Hourigan, 54, of Kenniwick, Wash., had attempted to turn right from West State Street when the passenger side rear tire struck a fire hydrant on the southwest corner of the intersection, knocking it over and damaging it and the tire and rim of the trailer. No citation was issued.

- A domestic in progress was reported at 9:59 p.m. Sunday in the 200 block of West 16th Street. Both people involved said there was a verbal dispute over household issues, but no physical violence. They were told their options.

- A woman in the 600 block of Cedar Street reported at 6:30 p.m. Sunday that she was receiving harassing phone calls from a known man who did not want her operating a vehicle. An officer spoke with the male and told him to stop calling her or he could face charges for telecommunications harassment. He said he was concerned about her safety and felt she should not be driving. He was told she has a valid license, insurance and plates and to stop calling her.

- Police had been called to Walmart, 2875 E. State St., for a shoplifting report at 12:42 p.m. Sunday, but the response was delayed due to other emergency calls. Dispatch reported another call came that the person in question had randomly collapsed on the floor. The man involved was on the floor of the asset protection office. EMT Ambulance and fire department first responders responded and the man was taken by EMT to Salem Community Hospital for treatment. The incident was under investigation.

- Police were called at 12:38 p.m. Sunday to the 2300 block of Kennedy for a domestic in progress. Both persons involved said it was a verbal dispute with no physical violence.

- A caller at 11:10 a.m. Sunday reported a suspicious person near the rear of the First Presbyterian Church on East Second Street. An officer found a man who said he was just using his phone. He was told to leave.


- A resident in the 1700 block of Depot Road called at 2:56 a.m. Monday to report hearing a noise outside of their residence. Nothing was found.

- An unidentified westbound vehicle struck and killed two deer attempting to cross West State Street in the 1100 block, causing moderate damage to the vehicle from the debris left at the scene reported at 7:38 p.m. Sunday. The vehicle did not stop. An area resident and police removed the carcasses from the road.

- Officers assisted Salem Police at 4:34 a.m. Sunday after a person ran from them near the intersection of Second Street and Jennings Avenue. The person was located under the overpass and detained until Salem units took him into custody.

- Police were called at 9:24 p.m. Saturday to the area of South Lincoln Avenue for two bicyclists without proper reflectors or lights, causing motorists to swerve due to lack of visibility. Officers checked the area, but did not find them.

- A reckless operator was reported at 5:01 p.m. Saturday in a green and white van traveling north on state Route 9 near Conser Drive, but was not found after police searched the area.

- An officer on patrol at 4:31 p.m. Saturday saw a pickup and flat bed trailer parked in the road facing traffic in front of a residence on Van Buren Avenue, creating a hazard for traffic to go around. The operator was notified of the parking violation, activated the hazard lights and said the vehicle would be moved.

- Nellie McCleery, 33, of Franklin Avenue, Salem, was cited for right of way turning left after she attempted to make a left turn into a private drive at 1:50 p.m. Saturday on West Pine Lake Road and was struck by a westbound vehicle driven by Victoria Honeywell, 56, of Allen Road, Salem. All occupants in the vehicles refused medical treatment.

- Police were called for suspicious vehicle in the 1200 block of Beechwood Road parked in a field behind a vacant house. The vehicle was stuck in the field with no one around. The owner was contacted and said the property owner had been contacted and they were allowed to be there.

- Police responded to the 1100 block of Prospect Street at 11:54 a.m. Saturday for a welfare check for possible abuse of a child. The mother said there were no problems and the child had been at a birthday party all day, admitting they had an argument earlier but nothing other than that.

- A man on Stewart Road reported at 11:24 a.m. Saturday that they sold a vehicle earlier in the day, removed the plates off of the vehicle and placed them on the roof of another vehicle. They forgot the plates were on the roof of the other vehicle and drove into Salem and when they returned home, the plates were gone.

- Robert Griffin, 21, of East Liverpool Road, East Liverpool, was cited for fictitious plates after a traffic stop on state Route 45 near Kent State University at 9:53 a.m. Saturday.


- Beaver Township police requested at midnight Sunday police assist in attempting to find kids in a field near state Route 165 and state Route 46. Police checked the area but found no one.

- Peyton M. Adams, 18, New Waterford, was arrested and cited for OVI, stop sign violation, and possession of "spice" following a traffic stop on state Route 14 at 2:47 a.m. Sunday.

- A North Main Street resident reported at 11:42 a.m. Sunday neighbors were playing music loudly.

- A Canterberry Court resident reported at 12:50 p.m. Sunday she was a victim of a scam.

- An East Friend Street woman reported at 1:42 p.m. Sunday a man wearing a green and navy blue hooded sweatshirt was repeatedly walking up the steps to her home and then turning around and walking away. Police found the man was from Pittsburgh.

- Someone reported at 12:37 a.m. Saturday they could smell something burning, possibly from a furnace on Southern Terrace Park.

- Someone reported at 2:39 a.m. Saturday noise was coming from a West Salem Street home. Police told the resident to keep the noise down.

- A Woman reported at 3:44 p.m. Saturday she dropped her child off with his father on North Elm Street and when she returned to pick the child up he refused to allow her. The woman later reported she resolved the issue.

- Someone reported at 6:41 p.m. Saturday kids were standing on Arrowhead Lake. Police checked the area but did not see any kids no the lake.

- Shellabell's restaurant reported at 8:40 p.m. Saturday a man was acting disorderly. Jacob Andrews of Leetonia was issued a verbal warning for criminal trespass and disorderly conduct. The business owner did not wish to press charges.

- A man reported at 9 p.m. Saturday a friend of his one South Elm Street was not answering the door and he was concerned. Police went to the home and found the man was fine.


- Timothy R. Smith, 23, 581 Pidgeon Road, Salem, was arrested for driving under suspension following a traffic stop for a loud exhaust at 12:25 p.m. Feb. 3.

- Police arrested a juvenile resident of the Sharon Lynn Group Home at 7:11 p.m. Feb. 4 after a woman reported that the resident threw a trash can at her and struck her in the face.

- A French Street resident reported at 2:54 p.m. Feb. 5 that someone had taken copper out of the home within the past few weeks.

- A Beaver Creek Road resident reported at 2:55 p.m. Feb. 5 that his garage door had been struck by a bullet which appeared to be from a muzzleloader.

- Rebekah Biggerstaff, 15, 12616 Sharon Lynn Drive, Salem, was arrested for theft at 12:30 p.m. Friday after admitting to taking the cell phones of two teachers at West Branch High School when one of the teachers reported hers missing.

- A Stratton Road resident reported at 4:48 p.m. Thursday that he possibly received a fraudulent check after posting an ad for a wheelchair on Craigslist.

- A woman reported at 5:15 p.m. Saturday that her vehicle had been struck by an unknown vehicle while parked in the Beaver Creek Sportsman's Club while she was working an event at the club.

- Kenneth Stokes, 55, Girard, was arrested for operating a vehicle intoxicated and failure to comply following a traffic stop for lanes of travel in which he attempted to elude police at 3:15 a.m. Saturday.

- Gerald Streeter, 52, 11939 Middletown Road, Salem, was arrested for domestic violence after police responded to his home at 11:30 p.m. Saturday where his wife alleged he had struck her in the head during an argument.


- Constable Dan Valentine received a report at 8:30 a.m. Sunday from a resident in the 37000 block of state Route 558, Leetonia, advising that someone from his neighbor's backed into his fence knocking it down sometime overnight. The neighbor agreed to fix the fence but denied being the one who hit it.

- At 7:14 p.m. Sunday, Valentine received a report from a resident in the 37000 block of state Route 558 who advised that his landlord came to his house demanding a home inspection but the complainant did not want him inside that night. The landlord confirmed that he was there to collect past-due rent and to do a home inspection and he and the tenant began to argue and then two teenagers came outside trying start a fight so the landlord left. Valentine stood by while the landlord posted and hand-delivered a three-day eviction notice to a member of the tenant's family.

- Valentine received a complaint at 7:30 p.m. Sunday from a resident in the 2300 block of state Route 45, Salem, who advised that woman and male friend of hers showed up at the house. The woman and her friend got into an argument and he struck her in the face and the complainant told the man to leave but he refused and the complainant and another threw him out of the house. The complainant said that the man then went around the house beating the doors and windows. The man was gone when Valentine arrived and the woman, who was intoxicated, refused medical attention and declined to file charges.


- Shawn Haines, East Chestnut Street, reported at 2:10 p.m. Sunday he and his girlfriend are in the process of being evicted by his future mother-in-law, and that day she threatened him by making a slashing mark across her throat and then saying she was going to kill. The woman, Shirley Dopp, denied doing any such thing. The officer told the parties they need to remain civil until Haines moves out or charges would have to be filed. Dopp called back at 3:18 p.m. to say she overheard Haines say he was going to kill while he was talking to someone on the phone. Dopp called again at 6:39 p.m. to say Haines was making threats again, and she provided the officer with a thumb drive containing video and audio of the threats.

- A person who lives on South Lincoln Avenue called for an officer at 12:15 a.m. Monday because there was an intoxicated male at the residence, who the caller wanted to leave. Police arrived and found a drunken Danny Donohue, Maple Street, sitting outside the residence. While talking with Donohue, Lisa Holt walked outside and said she was the one who wanted a male escorted from her property. After escorting Donohue home, the officers returned to the South Lincoln Avenue residence and determined the person Holt wanted removed was Henry Parks, who was taken into custody after determining there was an arrest warrant for him.



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