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POLICE REPORTS

July 17, 2013
Salem News

SALEM

- A man in the 200 block of North Howard Avenue reported at 1:34 p.m. Tuesday that his ex-girlfriend threatened him by text message.

- A man who resides in the 800 block of East Third Street called police from another location at 12:08 p.m. Tuesday to request removal of his ex-girlfriend from his residence. She was in the process of leaving when police arrived.

- Police checked for limbs and lines in the road in the area of South Union Avenue and Ridgewood at 11:51 a.m. Tuesday and found a large electric line sagging down which appeared fine. Ohio Edison was contacted to check it.

- A spokesman for Walmart, 2875 E. State St., reported at 11:14 a.m. Tuesday that he found on video where a woman had entered the store on Monday and removed an air conditioner and cell phone without paying for them.

- A spokesman for Lease Drug, 229 N. Ellsworth Ave., reported at 10:20 a.m. Tuesday that a woman had written a bad check on a closed account using her mother's name. Information will be sent to the prosecutor's office. While there, the officer found that a man left his driver's license in January for the pharmacy to hold until he came back since he didn't have the money to pay for his prescription. A female at the number he left was contacted in February and told to have him return to pay the bill, but he's never returned.

- Kristopher Branch, whose last known address was Salem, was cited for failure to control after a one-vehicle accident reported at 10:13 p.m. Tuesday on Railroad Street. The report said he claimed he was traveling west on Railroad Street when his car began smoking from under the hood and he could not see. He said he lost control and struck the American Standard building, ran over a mound of dirt in the parking lot of American Standard and got stuck. The report said he spun the wheels trying to free the car but only ruined the tires with large chunks of rubber/steel belts in the area. He was cited at his residence. Also struck was a no parking sign owned by the city.

- A woman reported at 9:55 a.m. Tuesday that her husband was moving out of state and was selling off their belongings against her wishes. She said there were three items she wanted and the information was relayed to him.

- A business owner reported at 6:40 a.m. Tuesday that a small child walked into the business on Newgarden Avenue and said his mother wanted the police called. Officers were familiar with the child and located his mother at her residence in the 500 block where she had a verbal dispute with her live-in boyfriend. She denied sending the child to have the police called. The incident will be forwarded to Children Services.

- Denise Tyson, 42, of 1621 Southeast Boulevard, has been cited for reasonable control after being injured in a one-vehicle accident at 2:09 a.m. Saturday and being taken to St. Elizabeth Hospital for treatment. Her Nissan Sentra was westbound in the 1500 block of Southeast Boulevard and traveled off of the right side of the road over a curb, striking at tree and overturning, coming to rest on the roof.

- Police responded at 10:38 p.m. Monday to the 600 block of East Third Street where a man said his wife took the children to another house and he wanted to see them. Officers told him due to his state of intoxication, he should sleep it off and speak with them in the morning.

- An anonymous caller at 10:26 p.m. Monday reported a fight in the 300 block of South Broadway Avenue where a male and female said they had a verbal fight and nothing physical happened. She was staying elsewhere for the night.

- Police were called at 9:53 p.m. Monday to the Pizza Hut parking lot on West State Street where a man said he bought a pizza and a male he knows came out to the parking lot and threw a cup of water at his vehicle, then started yelling at him and hitting his windows. Information will be sent to the prosecutor's office for review.

- Fireworks were reported at 9:44 p.m. Monday in the areas of Wilson and Newgarden and North Broadway, Third and Fourth streets, but nothing was found.

- A suspicious vehicle was reported at 9:44 p.m. Monday in the 100 block of Continental Drive, but was not found.

- A domestic was reported at 8:56 p.m. Monday in the 600 block of East Third Street where a man said he had a verbal dispute with his wife and she left. She could not be found.

- Officers were flagged down at 7:33 p.m. Monday in the 500 block of Pershing Street by a woman who said she was being harassed by a female she knows. She was told her options.

- A woman on South Howard Avenue reported at 7:11 p.m. Monday that she left her keys in the bathroom at the Memorial Building and returned to find them gone.

- Police investigating smoke in the 400 block of North Ellsworth Avenue at 7:10 p.m. Monday found a woman burning a piece of particle board. She was told about the city ordinance against burning and put the fire out.

- A child was reported left unattended in the 2500 block of Lexington Avenue at 6:57 p.m. Monday. The juvenile was found near the parking lot of the apartment complex and police spoke to the person watching the children at the residence. Information will be forwarded to Children Services.

- Police were called at 6:39 p.m. Monday for a suspicious substance in the storm drain in the 900 block of East Third Street and found a dead fish.

- Officers were flagged down at 6:07 p.m. Monday on Granite Street for low-hanging limbs causing motorists to swerve to avoid scratching the paint on their vehicles. An officer was able to remove the protruding limbs.

- A man on Franklin Avenue called at 4:15 p.m. Monday about two sets of unauthorized debits on his bank account, but later determined they related to a valid insurance policy a family member had recently renewed.

- Police were called for an assault at Centennial Park at 3:07 p.m. Monday and learned that there were two male juveniles at the pool and one was picking on the other one. The one being picked on said he was tired of it and punched the other boy in the stomach. The primary aggressor was kicked out of the pool area by employees and his parents were made aware of the incident.

- A person came to the police station at 2:52 p.m. Monday to report items stolen from his vehicle while it was parked on West Wilson Street.

- A business owner at the corner of Second Street and Ellsworth Avenue called at 2:02 p.m. Monday to report witnessing a Dodge Durango strike a utility pole on the corner at low speed. The vehicle jarred the pole and the driver backed up and drove part-way down the sidewalk before making it all the way onto the road and traveling south on Ellsworth Avenue. The male driver was in his 40s or 50s.

- A woman called at 1:45 p.m. Monday to report a small dog inside a vehicle parked in the lot in the 700 block of West State Street, but the vehicle left before police arrived.

- Police checked the area of East State Street and South Broadway Avenue at 12:54 p.m. Monday for two people arguing, but they were leaving as police arrived and nothing criminal was seen.

- An anonymous caller reported concern at 10:08 a.m. Monday for the well-being of a dog tied to a tree in a back yard on East Sixth Street. The animal was checked and had water. The resident was contacted and told to keep checking the dog due to the heat and preferably not to leave the dog outside all day.

SALEM TWP.

- Constable Dan Valentine received a request from a woman at 5:30 p.m. Saturday to check on her children at their father's residence who resides in the 5800 block of Lisbon-Canfield Road, Leetonia. The children ages nine and 11 told her they were being mistreated and wanted to go home. The mother was out of town and couldn't get back. Valentine spoke to the father who advised the children were acting up and broke things and they got into trouble. Both the mother and father agreed to let the children go to the father's ex-girlfriend's house for the weekend and she came and picked them up. The mother was advised to contact this department when she returned if further action was needed.

GOSHEN POLICE DISTRICT

- Police responded to the Sharon Lynn Girls Home at 8:47 p.m. July 7 where a woman reported two juvenile residents had carved obscenities into the side of her vehicle with a fork and flattened her tires with a rock.

- Kim J. Nezbeth, 35, 14941 Floral Drive, Damascus, was arrested at 3:15 p.m. July 8 on an active warrant out of the department for domestic violence.

- Police responded to the Sharon Lynn Girls Home at 7:25 p.m. July 8 where staff members reported two juvenile residents had damaged the drywall and flipped over a table.

- Gregory Keenan Lucas Sr., 49, 17000 Middle Road, Salem, was arrested at 9:27 p.m. July 8 for domestic violence after allegedly threatening to burn down his girlfriend's home.

- Police responded to the Sharon Lynn Girls Home at 11 p.m. July 9 where a woman reported two residents had run away from the facility. Both individuals were found several days later.

- Kimberly A. Harper, 49, 1488 state Route 14, Deerfield, and Lorinda K. Sudimak, 46, same address, were arrested for theft at 9:28 p.m. July 10 after allegedly concealing items from the Dollar General in Beloit in their purses.

- Darby Scott McCoy, 43, 13640 U.S. Route 62, Salem, was arrested for domestic violence at 6:15 p.m. July 10 after allegedly assaulting his mother.

- A Derr Avenue resident reported at 5:10 p.m. July 11 that she had seen a juvenile female and unknown male walk behind her garage and then she heard something hit the garage. She said she discovered two holes in the vinyl siding of the garage.

- A 10000 block Lisbon Road resident reported seeing an unknown man looking through her window at 11:30 p.m. July 11. Officers searched the area but did not find anyone.

- A 16-year-old Leetonia resident was cited for failure to control following a one-vehicle crash in Green Township at 3:02 p.m. Saturday in which he was northbound in the 12000 block of Lisbon Road and allegedly traveled off the right side of the roadway, striking a group of mailboxes. No injuries were reported.

LISBON

- Someone from the Subway restaurant reported a dog was tied outside without food and water in the area between the old county welfare department office and former village hall at 1 p.m. Monday. Police called the veterinarian number on the dog's tag and learned the owner was Helen Reynolds, who when contacted said Joe Piscitani was the owner. Piscitani came out of the antique store down the street and said he ties the dog up there all of the time, and the dog did have some shade. Police advised Piscanti to place some water out for the dog since it was 90 degrees.

- A West Lincoln Way woman reported at 9:46 p.m. Monday her fiance's brother called her several times to say he was on his way from Akron armed with a shotgun to shoot her. Police kept an extra watch on the residence.

COLUMBIANA

- Jonathan R. Cook, 26, Columbiana, was cited for driving under suspension, seat belt and turn signal following a traffic stop on South Pearl Street at midnight Monday.

- A woman and two men reported at 7:32 a.m. Monday the woman's ex-boyfriend came to her home on South Main Street and trashed it and threatened them with a knife. Police arrested Cassidy A. Sandoe, 19, Columbiana, for domestic violence.

- A Columbiana-Lisbon Road woman reported at 10:25 a.m. Monday her car was scratched.

- Courtney P. Warneke, 17, state Route 164, Leetonia, was stopped in traffic northbound on state Route 45 in Salem at 12 p.m. July 1 and was struck from behind by Barbara A. Westover, 68, Cream Ridge Road, Lisbon. Westover was cited for assured clear distance.

- The fire department was called to a camper fire on West Lincoln Way at 11:39 a.m. Monday. The camper, owned by Chad Carpenter, sustained damage to the interior.

 
 

 

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