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May 21, 2013
Salem News


- A spokesman for Quaker City Castings, 310 Euclid St., reported at 10:53 a.m. Monday that sometime over the weekend, steel items were stolen from the property and on Monday morning, a person took part of the property to a local scrap yard and sold it, but people at the scrap yard became suspicious when he brought another load and refused to take it. An investigation is pending.

- Police were called at 7:07 a.m. Monday to the 300 block of Sharp Street for chickens at large, but officers were unable to locate any after checking the area several times.

- A resident in the 800 block of East Fifth Street reported a case of telecommunications harassment at 2:04 a.m. Monday, but officers found the report had to be done through a different jurisdiction and told the resident who to contact.

- A dispute was reported at 12:02 a.m. Monday in the 600 block of Park Avenue, finding a verbal dispute between two acquaintances. They were told to cease contact until they can talk civilly.

- Police responded to Centennial Park for a report of loud music coming from a vehicle at 11:01 p.m. Sunday, but did not hear any disturbances. Officers spoke to occupants of two vehicles in a parking lot, but they had just arrived a short time earlier.

- A lost bank debit/credit card found at Centennial Park was turned over to police at 9:05 p.m. Sunday.

- A caller at 8:45 p.m. Sunday reported the driver of a red truck peeling tires in an alley on East Seventh Street. The owner was located and said he was upset about something and spun his tires in gravel. He apologized for the incident and said he would avoid doing it in the future.

- Police were called at 7:53 p.m. Sunday to Waterworth Memorial Park off of North Ellsworth Avenue where a person reported an unknown male with four others known to him punched him in the left side of the face and back. Officers did not observe any marks on him and spoke with the others who all denied anything physical occurred. The unknown male was also found and denied assaulting the person. The person was told his options.

- Police were called at 7:54 p.m. Sunday to the 100 block of Vine Avenue for an ongoing issue with a small black car rapidly accelerating up and down the street while children are playing in the area. Officers spoke with the vehicle owner about the complaint and he acknowledged that other officers previously spoke to him about a similar complaint. He said the exhaust on the car was loud and being repaired. He also said he was not speeding.

- A juvenile problem was reported at 7:07 p.m. Sunday in the 600 block of North Lincoln Avenue where a woman said her juvenile niece was refusing to obey her rules and being unruly. An officer spoke to the juvenile and told her they would need to get along. Police were called back to the residence for a domestic and found the juvenile had struck a brick wall, causing injury to her hand. An ambulance and fire department first responders were called and she was taken to Salem Community Hospital for evaluation.

- A man in the 600 block of Jennings Avenue reported at 5:50 p.m. Sunday that someone unknown to him had thrown what appeared to be a milkshake onto the side of his vehicle.

- A man in the 100 block of West Pershing Street reported at 5:35 p.m. Sunday that water was running into his apartment from the roof area. He was told to contact his landlord. Officers contacted the upstairs tenant to ensure there were no major water leaks.

- Police were called at 5:12 p.m. Sunday to Waterworth Memorial Park off of Superior Avenue in reference to small children using fireworks. An officer saw two girls and their parents using rockets that shot up in the air and came back down via parachute. They said they were done for the evening.

- A woman in the 900 block of West Wilson Street reported at 3:15 pm. Sunday that she came back from vacation and found her roommate had changed the locks and thrown her property on the front porch. She was told the legal process for eviction and that the incident was civil.

- No citation was issued after an accident in the 900 block of West State Street at 2 p.m. Sunday. Audith Syppko, 78, of Elberon Avenue, had stopped for the stop sign at Georgetown Road and did not see a vehicle driven by Candace Morgan, 60, of Poland, traveling east on West State Street due to an obstructed view from parked cars on the southwest corner. Syppko pulled out onto West State Street and collided with the Morgan vehicle, striking the rear passenger side and causing minor damage to both vehicles. No injuries were reported.

- A reckless driver was reported at 12:16 p.m. Sunday on North Ellsworth Avenue, but police did not notice any violations after following the vehicle.


- Shaun Gates, 31, of Salem, was charged with domestic violence, assault and obstruction of official business after police were called to a domestic in the 1300 block of West State Street at 2:15 a.m. Monday. A woman reported she had an argument with her boyfriend that turned physical and he ran from the scene. Police searched the area for him after he ran into the woods, but didn't find him. Police were called back to the residence twice after that, first when he returned and allegedly assaulted the victim's son and fled to the woods and again when he came back. Police saw him jump out the back window and run into the woods. Township police were assisted by Salem Police in searching for him and took him into custody.

- Police were called at 4:27 p.m. Sunday to the area of Allen Road and Beechwood Drive for a neighbor dispute over cut grass being blown into the road. An officer determined the grass was not a hazard to the road and then the officer learned the dispute took place a week ago.

- A church organization turned over a license plate recovered on North Ellsworth Avenue at 3 p.m. Sunday.

- Louis Grande, of South Lincoln Avenue, called in a complaint at 9:22 a.m. Sunday for dogs consistently barking at the Humane Society. Workers told officers the dogs only bark when they are being brought in or out of their kennels, but they'll try to keep them quiet. Police sat stationary in the area, but heard no excessive/consistent barking from any dogs.

- An East 12th Street resident called at 12:42 a.m. Sunday for a suspicious person in the area. An officer contacted the person and found they were out for a walk. They were identified and cleared to continue walking.

- A domestic was reported at 12:04 a.m. Sunday in the 1100 block of Prospect Street where police heard a man and woman arguing inside their residence. It was only verbal and the couple said it would not happen again.

- An officer saw motorcycles that appeared to be street racing on Chestnut Grove Road at 8:32 p.m. Saturday. The officer could not catch up to them.

- An auction sign was reported stolen at 5:32 p.m. Saturday in the 1300 block of West State Street.

- Township police were asked at 9:20 p.m. Friday to be on the lookout for a vehicle involved in an incident in Salem, but were unable to find the vehicle.


- A man called Monday afternoon for an officer to come to Carter Lumber because his wife was refusing to give him his car keys.

- Police were called to Smith Oil at 11:40 a.m. Monday where a caller reported getting into a verbal altercation with a man driving a gold S-10 after the man pulled into the gas station peeling tires and stopping within inches of the caller. The man in the S-10 left before police arrived.

- The alarm went off in the county auditor's office at 7:38 a.m. Monday, but courthouse security supervisor Justin Madison canceled the alarm and reported everything was fine.

- Anthony Barbero, 32, of Austintown, was charged Saturday with one count of receiving stolen property and two counts of using a stolen credit card. Barbero is charged with possessing a GPS device stolen from Lexi Achberger. He is also accused of using Achberger's stolen credit cards to purchase a combined $466 in cigarettes from the Valley View in Lisbon on Feb. 15 and May 8.

- While on patrol an officer noticed an open door and lights on at a home on Metz Road at 5:22 a.m. Friday. The officer checked and everything was fine.

- A caller reported there was a large black dog running through the town square at 7:46 a.m. Friday.

- The high school principal called at 11 a.m. Friday in regard to marijuana found at the school.

- A caller reported seeing a suspected drunk driver near Sparkle at 2:48 Friday and provided the license plate number. Police located the vehicle unoccupied in the Manor Apartments lot.

- Police were asked to check on the well being of a person who lives on Fairfield at 4:38 p.m. Friday.

- A person called at 6:14 a.m. Saturday in regard to someone blocking the sidewalk with their vehicle on Duquesne. Police determined the person was parked legally in their own driveway.

- Albert Pascuzzi, North Bayshore Drive, reported the mulch in his front yard was smoldering but had been extinguished at 10 a.m. Saturday. The fire singed his siding and Pascuzzi asked for a firefighter to check the damage.

- Police were asked to check on a suspicious person wearing a backpack and shorts while sitting on the side of the road by the Valero station at 10:30 a.m. Saturday. The man told police he and his dog were taking a break while walking to the turnpike in North Lima.

- A caller reported the theft of a plant from the cemetery on Saturday.

- A caller reported there was a vehicle at the Duke & Duchess at 11:44 p.m. Saturday and there were four or five youths inside with open containers of alcohol. Police checked the area but were unable to locate the vehicle.

- Police were asked Sunday by a woman to unlock her car after she locked the keys inside while the vehicle was parked on West Park Avenue.

- Leetonia police called at 1:45 p.m. Sunday for help in removing a man from the train bound for the city.

- Police responded to an alarm drop at Graft Electric on Sunday afternoon, which was due to an employee error.

- An officer on patrol found an open window at Columbiana Pump at 9:50 p.m. Sunday. The officer checked the building with the key holder and it was found to be secure.

- An Apache Lane man reported Sunday money was missing from his home.

- A caller reported hearing a couple arguing on South Main Street near the railroad tracks at 3 a.m. Monday. Police arrived and determined it was a verbal dispute only.



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