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July 14, 2013
Salem News


- Jennifer M. Lesko, Franklin Avenue, reported at 10:04 a.m. Saturday sometime overnight someone took her vintage Coca Cola cooler from her front porch.

- Alicia E. Bailey, East Third Street, reported at 11:19 a.m. Saturday she went out with a friend Friday night and had a babysitter for her son, but the boy's father came and took him, keeping him overnight. She was having trouble getting the father to return the child, but police contacted him and the child was returned.

- Bonnie Andre, East Third Street, reported at 11:57 a.m. Saturday her husband has been removing property from the home where they previously lived together. No one was there when police arrived.

- Derrik A. Bruce, North Lincoln Avenue, Alliance, turned himself in on a warrant at 1:13 p.m. Saturday.

- Police responded to Essex III, Continental Drive, at midnight Saturday to speak with management about an incident which had occurred earlier. Police gave the manager options to deal with the situation.

- Police responded to the home of Jake Graybeal, North Ellsworth Avenue, where it was reported at 12:34 a.m. Saturday someone in the home was having a medical problem. First responders were already there. The person was unresponsive and taken to Salem Community Hospital for evaluation.

- Wal-Mart reported at 1:47 a.m. Saturday there was a man at the store who had been there for more than eight hours. Police took him to the police station where he could make arrangements for a ride to Youngstown.

- A fight was reported at 441 S. Ellsworth Ave. at 2 a.m. Saturday and it was reported the people involved were walking toward Broadway. Police did not find anyone in the area.

- Someone reported a rolled over accident in the area of Southeast Boulevard and Park Avenue at 2:09 a.m. Saturday. First responders, KLG and police arrived. The driver was removed from the vehicle and transported to St. Elizabeth Hospital. The matter is under investigation.

- A fight was reported in the 2900 block of East State Street at 5:39 p.m. Friday. However, when police arrived it was found a man was having a seizure. The man's caseworkers were able to get him under control and back into their vehicle.

- Kari L. Dingman, Vine Street, reported at 6:15 p.m. Friday she was receiving unwanted calls and text messages from someone she knows.

- While on patrol at 6:50 p.m. Friday police found a semi truck and trailer stopped on the railroad tracks on West Pershing Street with its flashers on. The driver was looking for a place to turn. Police helped him back off the tracks and waited until he turned.

- Sherri L. Bulina, Park Avenue, reported at 7:52 p.m. Friday she has been receiving unwanted text messages on her phone.

- Edward E. McMillen, Southeast Boulevard, reported at 8:15 p.m. Friday someone he knew took his cell phone while he was at Foxes Den.

- Children were reported playing in the roadway on East Sixth Street at 8:06 p.m. Friday. Police spoke to a large group of children in the area.

- Someone reported at 8:14 p.m. Friday a group of three children had been throwing a grappling hook inside the playground. Police spoke to the children, who admitted to it and were warned about the possible dangers.

- Police checked the area of Superior Avenue and East Eighth Street at 9:02 p.m. Friday after someone reported a motorcycle being driven recklessly.

- A domestic dispute was reported at a home on East Third Street at 9:50 p.m. Friday. Police spoke to both people involved, who said they had a heated argument. Both were warned to stay away from each other for the remainder of the evening.

- A possible waterline break was reported by Diane Banar, Morris Avenue, on Friday. Police found a small amount of water seeping from the ground and the water department was contacted.

- Police checked the area of Ohio Avenue and East Pershing Street at 9:49 p.m. Friday looking for a possibly intoxicated man in a black jersey and shorts in the area, but did not locate him.

- A Beechwood Road resident reported problems with a 15-year-old refusing to follow house rules at 10:51 p.m. Friday. Police warned the boy.


- Julene Day, New Waterford, was cited with driving under suspension at 1:29 a.m. Friday.

- A prowler was reported knocking on a door at a Terre Verde home at 4:37 a.m. Friday. Police checked the area and found the newspaper on the porch. The carrier, who was still nearby, told police they knocked on the door after seeing the lights on, just to see if they wanted their back newspapers.

- Police checked on a 92-year-old woman at a Colonial Drive home at 8:05 a.m. Friday after her daughter had tried to call, but could not get her to answer the phone. Police found the telephone line was dead. The woman was fine.

- A traffic crash was reported at 9:45 a.m. Friday on North Main Street. No details were released.

- An elderly woman from a Columbiana-Lisbon Road home was reported missing at 11:08 a.m. Friday. The woman reportedly has issues with dementia. She was found at a neighbor's house and taken back home.

- Jill Siembida, who has a business at 18 S. Main, reported at 11:46 a.m. Friday someone opened a sewer plug and placed rocks and bottles inside, blocking the sewage pipe. The damage to the pipe had to be repaired by tearing up the parking lot.

- Someone reported a SUV with a camping trailer parked behind the Dutch Village Inn with a dog tied in a kennel with a tarp over it at 12:25 p.m. Friday. Police spoke to the owner of Das Dutch Haus, who said they had been going out periodically to check on the dog and give it water.

- Tyler Stokes, Salem, was going through the lane closest to the building at Chase Bank at 12:48 p.m. Friday when he discovered he could not fit. He backed into Matthew Jones, Columbiana.

- Connie Harris, Leetonia, was driving in the area of West Park Avenue near North West Street near construction work at 4:54 p.m. Friday, when a rock shattered the back window of her Jeep.

- Someone reported open burning on Fairfield School Road at 5:37 p.m. Friday. The house was vacant and the fire may have been started by a contractor. A neighbor agreed to put it out.

- Someone reported children in a light blue Honda Accord parked in the Family Dollar parking lot at 6:08 p.m. Friday. The windows were down, but the caller was concerned because the vehicle had been parked there for awhile. The vehicle was gone when police arrived.

- Police spoke to someone concerned about children at a Court Street home at 6:58 p.m. Friday.


- A woman reported she was locked out of her vehicle at the Days Inn at 8:51 a.m. Friday.

- Debra Cusick, West Chestnut Street, reported at 2:05 p.m. Friday she needed an ambulance for a 60-year-old woman who was having trouble breathing.

- Someone reported a person going door-to-door on Garfield Street selling frozen steaks at 2:32 p.m. Friday. Police searched the area, but did not find anyone.

- Smith Oil reported at 6:53 p.m. Friday a man pumped gas on Wednesday, but did not have his wallet and said he would come back to pay for nearly $20 in fuel. However, the man had not returned. Police checked the name he gave, but could not find a licensed driver by the name and the telephone number did not work.

- A man reported someone locked in the Home Savings Bank between the two sets of doors at the rear of the building at 8:30 p.m. Friday. Police found a cleaning employee was locked in with her keys inside the building. Police contacted someone with a key to the bank, who was able to get her out unharmed.

- Someone reported a man going door-to-door on East Lincoln Way at 9:04 p.m. Friday. The man was reportedly looking for a ride to Wellsville. The man, who has been staying at the Kendell House, was trying to go to Wellsville to see his uncles. Police explained he cannot just knock on every door looking for a ride and gave him a ride back to the Kendell House.

- Tiffany McFarland, North Market Street, reported at 9:11 p.m. Friday her grandmother was knocking on the door, but she did not want to speak to her. The grandmother told police she was trying to help her granddaughter, who is ill and living in poor conditions.

- A janitor reported a CARTS vehicle parked in the CARTS garage, running and locked at 9:30 p.m. Friday. A CARTS employee with keys was able to respond.

- Someone driving by reported at 2:34 a.m. Saturday the front door to Bad Frogs was open. Police found the building secure.

- Someone named Theresa at the Columbiana County Fairgrounds reported at 8:16 a.m. Saturday a vehicle drove through the back of the arts and crafts building.



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