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May 17, 2013
Salem News


- An officer on patrol at 6:32 a.m. Thursday on East State Street in front of Salem Community Hospital saw a woman on the ground bleeding. She was assisted to her feet and into a wheelchair and taken to the emergency department for treatment.

- An officer on patrol at 12:39 a.m. Thursday saw a suspicious vehicle leaving a closed business off of Pennsylvania Avenue. The vehicle was stopped and the occupants told the reason for the stop. They left with the understanding not to return.

- A resident in the 600 block of Park Avenue called at 11:52 p.m. Wednesday to report a noise disturbance in the area of Centennial Park off of Park Avenue. He said the person causing the disturbance left in a green minivan.

- Loud persons were reported in the 400 block of East School Street at 11 p.m. Wednesday, but nothing was found.

- An officer on patrol at 10:52 p.m. Wednesday located a suspicious vehicle on the access road next to Sandy Lake in the Salem Industrial Park. The occupants were contacted and said they were waiting for someone. They were identified and there was no problem.

- Police responded at 9:11 p.m. Wednesday to a dispute in the 600 block of East Third Street where a juvenile reported his stepdad threatened him and was arguing with his mother. The stepdad left before police arrived and could not be found.

- A fight was reported at 8:44 p.m. Wednesday in the 700 block of Jennings Avenue where a man said someone known to him assaulted him over ongoing issues. He had no visible injuries, but his glasses were broken. He was told his options.

- An anonymous person contacted police at 8:41 p.m. Wednesday with concerns about a known relative who had not been heard from by family since the early morning hours. The caller said that was out of character for the person. An officer explained an initial report would be done, but the person could not be considered missing yet since the person was an adult with no known medical issues or other circumstances.

- A resident in the area of Southeast Boulevard and Merle Road at 8:32 p.m. Wednesday reported finding a small knotted baggy containing green seeds near the edge of the street. An officer retrieved the bag of seeds and noted they had an odor consistent with marijuana. They were disposed of properly.

- A man in the 100 block of Sugartree Alley reported at 8:27 p.m. Wednesday that he's receiving unwanted texts from two people he knows. He was told his options. He also was concerned for his girlfriend since some of the texts were about her. She was contacted and said she was okay.

- Police were called at 8:20 p.m. Wednesday to the 1200 block of East Sixth Street for report of a juvenile in the road who appeared distraught. Nobody was found.

- A caller at 8:13 p.m. Wednesday reported people playing ball in the road on South Broadway Avenue. They were contacted and said they would stop.

- Tenants in the 600 block of Jennings Avenue called at 7:47 p.m. Wednesday concerned about an odor coming from an upstairs apartment. An officer attempted to make contact, but no one was home. The door was found open and the inside was checked, with no one inside. The tenants were told to contact the landlord since it appeared the odor was coming from living conditions in the apartment.

- An officer was approached at 6:45 p.m. Wednesday near North Broadway Avenue and East Third Street by a person who had a verbal dispute with roommates earlier and was concerned about getting some belongings. An officer spoke with the roommates who said there was no problem with the person retrieving the belongings.

- A man was reported causing a disturbance at 6:33 p.m. Wednesday in the 500 block of East Fourth Street. The person had already left when police arrived, but was found near East Third Street and Broadway Avenue and told the landlord did not want him at the property on Fourth Street.

- A suspicious man was reported seen near a garage in a back yard at 4:39 p.m. Wednesday on East Fourth Street, but was gone before police arrived.

- Police were called to the 200 block of East Fourth Street at 3:12 p.m. Wednesday for a female blocking a door and not letting another woman out of a house. The woman reported she attempted to leave the house with some friends when her adult daughter would not let her leave. The daughter told police she wanted some mother/daughter time and didn't want her to leave. The officer advised them that adults have a right to leave whenever and should not prohibit others from leaving.

- Police were called at 3:09 p.m. Wednesday to check East Eighth Street for a report of juveniles exposing themselves. They were gone when police arrived.

- Ted Ingledue, 22, of 536 Walnut St., was taken into custody at 3:01 p.m. Wednesday on a warrant for criminal damage. An officer assisting the Columbiana County Sheriff's Office made the arrest and turned Ingledue over to a deputy.

- A reckless operator was reported at 2:29 p.m. Wednesday on Southeast Boulevard near Franklin where a Ford Taurus allegedly passed another vehicle and went through a stop sign at Franklin.

- Michael Gibson, 24, whose last known addresses were listed as Woodland Avenue and Lisbon, was charged with criminal trespass after police were called to Walmart, 2875 E. State St., at 1:19 p.m. Wednesday when a security employee provided a copy of a notification of restriction for Gibson which had been signed in January 2008. Gibson told police he thought the restriction expired, but an officer told him the restriction never expires and he is not allowed on any Walmart property.


- A barking dog was reported at 4:19 a.m. Thursday, but no contact could be made at the residence where the dog was found on Benton Road.

- A barking dog was reported at 12:15 a.m. Thursday in the 1000 block of Andrew Avenue, but was not found.

- Joni Rambo, 49, of Salem, was cited for reasonable control after a one-vehicle accident at 11:18 p.m. Wednesday on state Route 45 at South Lincoln Avenue. The report said she was traveling east and due to a medical condition, she traveled through a red traffic light at South Lincoln Avenue, through a parking lot in the 1800 block and into a wooded area before striking a tree. Rambo was not injured due to the accident, but was transported to Salem Community Hospital for the medical problem.

- Police were called at 7:42 p.m. Wednesday to Pop Jackson's restaurant on Benton Road for a suspicious vehicle, but the vehicle left before officers arrived.

- Police were called at 5:14 p.m. Wednesday to the 900 block of Benton Road for a report of an asphalt truck dropping asphalt on the road. A resident reported seeing the truck dropping asphalt from the back of the truck. Police could not locate the truck. An officer noted that vehicles could drive over the asphalt with no issues.

- A resident on Allen Road spoke with police at 3:15 p.m. Wednesday in reference to unauthorized purchases on a credit card.

- A Benton Road resident called police at 2:42 p.m. Wednesday regarding a minnow bucket placed in a creek on another person's property. He went to retrieve the bucket and found that it had been thrown away by the property owner, who had warned him about trespassing on the property. He just wanted a record made.

- A one-vehicle accident reported at 1:03 p.m. Wednesday on East Pine Lake Road was under investigation. James A. Wooding, 59, of Third Street, Salem, was eastbound and claimed he passed out, causing his Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo to travel off of the road and strike a tree before coming to rest. Wooding sustained minor injuries was taken to Salem Community Hospital by Green Township EMT for further evaluation. Perry Township Fire Department and Green Township Fire Department also assisted at the scene.

- Chad Allan Saunders, of Pearl Street, Columbiana, was cited for non-compliance suspension after a traffic stop at 9:02 a.m. Wednesday on U.S. Route 62 at Michigan Boulevard. His vehicle and plates were seized on behalf of the registrar.


- Someone reported at 7:21 a.m. Wednesday a car was off the road in a field near state Route 7 and state Route 14. Police checked the area and found no one had crashed but a group of workers were there cutting trees.

- Someone reported a tractor was on fire on Fairfield School Road at 7:23 a.m. Wednesday.

- A Timberline Drive resident reported telephone harassment at 2:12 p.m. Wednesday.

- A Fairfield Avenue woman reported at 3:44 p.m. Wednesday her daughter's cell phone was stolen at the track meet or from the bus. The woman later reported her daughter had misplaced the phone and it had been found.

- A South Main Street woman reported at 4:18 p.m. Wednesday her husband beat her up. Police charged David Daniels.

- A woman reported at 4:50 p.m. Wednesday she cashed a check that was part of a fraud scam and she now owes the bank money. Police found the woman lives outside of town and referred her to the county sheriff's office.

- A Bell Avenue man reported at 8:58 p.m. Wednesday someone stole concrete pins from his yard.


- A woman reported a man came into Mary's Pizza to pick up an order at 12:20 p.m. Wednesday and he appeared very drunk and could hardly stand. The man drove away south onto Beaver Street.

- An off duty East Palestine police officer reported at 12:29 p.m. Wednesday he was in traffic behind a reckless driver who just peeled out in front of him. The person was driving a maroon Dodge pickup truck.

- Chief Mike Abraham found a boy and girl in the area of the community pool at 9:47 a.m. Thursday and took them to school after determining that is where they were supposed to be.

- Eric Whitmer from the alternative school for juveniles at county juvenile court reported at 12:44 p.m. Thursday a female student took off. She was found by Chief Abraham and returned to the school.



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