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August 2, 2013
Salem News

- A Jupiter Drive, Wellsville, woman reported her two motor vehicles were entered overnight and her purse was stolen from one of them. Young later found her wallet and credit cards while searching the neighborhood.

- Deputies went to a home on Sharp Street, Perry Township, at 9:35 a.m. Thursday to serve an indictment on Melanie Paulin. A male later identified as Josh Best answered the door but told them Paulin was not there. All the while Best kept the door closed. Best then told them they had awakened him and then the deputies asked if they could come inside and he shut and locked the door. Several minutes passed and the deputies knocked again and Best opened the door only wide enough for him to stick his head out. The deputies told Best they were coming in and he tried to shut the door but they prevented him from doing so. The deputies searched the house and found Paulin hiding behind a door in an upstairs bedroom. Best was also taken into custody and charged with obstructing police business.

-A state Route 172, Lisbon, man reported Wednesday batteries were stolen from four of his motor vehicles, along with two gas containers and some beer.

- Vivian Ryan reported at 11:21 p.m. Tuesday someone in a red extended cab pickup knocked over the Port-A-John in Runzo's Bait Shop parking lot on Case Road, Beloit. A deputy searched the road but failed to locate the vehicle.

- Jim Sturgeon reported July 18 he was in the process of selling his home on Applegate Road, Wayne Township, when he discovered someone had broken into the detached and attached garages, as well as the home, using what appeared to be a sledge hammer. The intruders stole several motor vehicle batteries and copper plumbing.

- A U.S. Route 62, Beloit, woman reported at 11:49 a.m. Wednesday someone near the Marathon Gas station was shooting without a safe backdrop. She is worried because children sometimes play in the woods behind the home where the shooting was occurring. Deputies intended to contact the homeowner.

- A Creek Road, New Waterford, woman reported Wednesday her husband and their daughter were mowing grass on state Route 154 in Middleton Township. When they returned to their truck her daughter saw that her backpack was missing.

- Deputies were called to a residence on Torma Road, Madison Township, at 2:35 a.m. Thursday, where a man reported an hour before two men he did not know showed up and one of them kept advancing toward him even after he told them to leave. The resident, who was armed with a shotgun, said the suspects left only to return, this time with a third male and a female. One of the men said he was there looking for $80 he had dropped but they fled when the resident told them he was on the phone with the sheriff's office. About an hour before another person called the sheriff's office to say he had been at the property to purchase marijuana, and the person who lived there and his son pointed a gun at them and took $70 before firing a shot. The caller identified himself as one person when he called the dispatcher and then gave a different name when questioned by the deputy.

- Someone painted an inappropriate image on the window of a car at a home on Rochester Road, North Georgetown, and other images were painted on the resident's barns and chicken coop.

- Deputies were called to a domestic dispute on Brookfield Avenue, Lisbon, at 9:32 p.m. Wednesday, where a woman reported she had decided to stay home from work to surprise her boyfriend, who showed up with his ex-girlfriend. An argument ensued when he reportedly shoved the girlfriend out the door and later kicked her. The boyfriend denied kicking her, and she did not show any signs of being struck. She declined to press charges and made plans to stay somewhere else for the night.

- A Pancake-Clarkson Road, Negley, man reported at 10:53 p.m. Wednesday there was an abandoned ATV on the side of the road in the area of state Route 170 and Pancake-Clarkson Road, but the responding deputy found no such vehicle.

- A Main Street, North Georgetown, woman reported Wednesday someone drew graffiti on her pickup.

- A Steubenville Pike, Lisbon, woman reported Wednesday she found a box in her mailbox containing hundreds of cockroaches. The package was addressed to her boyfriend.

- A Gavers Road, Hanover Township, man reported Wednesday his ex-wife keeps calling, texting him and emailing him. His ex-wife told the deputy she was only contacting him in regard to their daughter.

- A U.S. Route 30, Hanoverton, woman reported Wednesday she and her boyfriend were breaking up, and his brother spun out in the driveway when leaving, spraying her and her vehicle with gravel.

- Elmer Stoudt, Spillway Road, Guilford Lake, reported Wednesday finding the gas cap off on the vehicle owned by Barbara Stoudt of Salem, and she believes dirt was placed in the gas tank.



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