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March 26, 2013
Salem News


- An alarm was reported at 1:18 a.m. Monday at a business in the 2800 block of East State Street. The exterior was found secure.

- Police were called at 7:02 p.m. Sunday to the 700 block of East Fifth Street for a medical emergency. A resident was taken to Salem Community Hospital for an evaluation.

- Police were called to Centennial Park for a fight reported at 4:22 p.m. Sunday when an argument between two juveniles turned physical. Information will be sent to the juvenile officer for review. Both juveniles were told to stay away from each other.

- A dispute was reported at 3:56 p.m. Sunday in the 200 block of East Fourth Street No disturbance was found, but persons involved were located on Third Street. The two men said they were only playing around.

- Andrew Graber, of Canton, was taken into custody at 3:44 p.m. Sunday in the 100 block of West State Street on an active warrant out of the Columbiana County Sheriff's Office for failure to appear.

- Police responded to a parking lot in the 2300 block of East State Street for a well-being check at 3:34 p.m. Sunday. A man appeared to be sleeping in a light blue van parked and running in a handicapped parking spot. An officer knocked on the window and the man shut off the vehicle, rolled down the window and said he had been there waiting to go to a residence for dinner. He was told to move on.

- An alarm was reported at 10:05 a.m. Sunday at a business in the 2800 block of East State Street. The exterior was found secure.

- An officer spoke with a woman in the 300 block of East Fourth Street at 9:12 a.m. Sunday in reference to threats she received on private message on her Facebook account.


- A barking dog was reported in the 1300 block of Andrew Avenue at 10:34 p.m. Sunday, but was not found.

- An open window was reported at the ReStore on North Ellsworth Avenue at 4:54 p.m. Sunday, with the rest of the exterior checked and found secure.

- A Michigan Boulevard resident called at 10:04 a.m. Sunday to report a mailbox vandalized. Marks appeared to be left by a vehicle.

- Police investigated a report at 9:19 p.m. Saturday of excessive water running near the road in front of the 1200 block of Conser Drive and determined the water main had ruptured and was gushing out of the ground about 4 inches high. A Salem dispatcher was notified to contact the Salem Water Department personnel to repair the leak.

- Police were called at 6:26 p.m. Saturday for a report of suspicious vehicles at the Ohio Edison substation on East Pidgeon Road where a caller said one vehicle was in the driveway in front of the substation and two vehicles were behind the substation in the field near the fence and none were Ohio Edison employees. Police identified the occupant in the driveway who claimed one of the other vehicles had left and the other was stuck behind the substation. The vehicle was closer to Canterbury Lane at the rear of Pembrooke Villas and the driver reported to be looking for a loose dog and believed it was permissable to drive across the yard of Ohio Edison. Ohio Edison Corporate Security was contacted and advised they would file trespass charges if an attempt at entry to the secured area was found. The company was given information on the driver and insurance information for repair to damages of property. The driver, Jean Arnoto, of Salem, was cited for reckless operation on private property and the vehicle was winched out by Sinsley Towing.


- A man reported almost being struck by someone driving a Camaro while he was crossing West Washington Street at 9:34 p.m. Saturday. The man said he was wearing a dark jean jacket and dark gray pants, and he was told to refrain from wearing dark clothes when walking at night. He said he knew where the motorist lived and police went to the residence but the vehicle was not there.

-Kimberly Broad, who works at American Health Care on North Market Street, called for an officer at 4:32 p.m. Sunday after one of the clients threatened to strike another client with a dinner plate. The officer spoke with both parties and they said there would be no further problems.


- R&L Carriers reported at 9:40 a.m. Sunday a suspicious vehicle was in the parking lot and a door on the side of the building appeared to have been pried open.

- A woman reported at 2:20 p.m. Sunday she was attempting to make a drop at Farmer's Bank and the item got stuck in the deposit box.

- James E. Artrup Jr., 24, Enon Valley, Pa., was cited for driving under suspension and improper/loud exhaust following a traffic stop in the Marathon parking lot on West Park Avenue at 6:31 a.m. Saturday.

- Jose G. Lopez, 40, Columbus, was cited for driving under suspension and stopping in a crosswalk following a traffic stop in the Marathon parking lot on West Park Avenue at 7:40 a.m. Saturday.

- A West Salem Street resident reported theft of money at 8:25 p.m. Saturday.

- Someone reported at 9:24 p.m. Saturday a driver westbound on state Route 14 was possibly intoxicated. Police notified the highway patrol after the vehicle left city limits.

- A North Main Street woman reported at 2:50 p.m. Friday her brother who had previously sent her threatening text messages had followed her to Dollar General.

- Someone reported at 4:40 p.m. Friday a driver eastbound on state Route 14 from Wellsville was possibly intoxicated. Police found the vehicle at Oakmont Plaza and learned the driver had just given blood and needed food to correct the problem.



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