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September 13, 2013
Salem News


- A man reported at 8:51 a.m. Wednesday his wife could not park in a handicap space at McDonald's because someone in a silver Mercedes convertible without a placard was parked there. Police went to the parking lot and saw a silver Buick in the handicap space with a placard.

- Boyd Johnson of East Palestine reported at 9:41 a.m. Wednesday he was assaulted by a co-worker while working at STG on Wardingly Drive.

- Crystal Marchianda reported at 1:27 p.m. Wednesday a car was vandalized in the Century parking lot on Railroad Street.

- Brianna Bates, 17, Pleasant Valley Court, Salem, was southbound in the Columbiana High School parking lot at 3 p.m. Wednesday and was stuck by Robert Hum III who was also southbound. No citations were issued.

- Greg Fidoe, North Bayshore Drive, reported at 5 p.m. Wednesday someone was using his credit card.

- Bryan Ray reported at 9:12 p.m. Wednesday he was threatened by someone he knows while at Circle K. At 11:14 p.m. he requested police stand by while he retrieved items from his home on Terra Verde.


- A woman in the 900 block of North Lincoln Avenue reported a scam at 11:28 a.m. Thursday, explaining that she and her husband received two calls in the past day or so from a place calling themselves Credit Union Alert, claiming they needed contacted because their credit cards were blocked. If called, the company then wants information given over the phone. Her bank told her they have received calls about this same type of calling.

- William Blakovich II, 47, whose address was not listed, was taken into custody at 10:45 a.m. Thursday and charged with being a fugitive from justice from Beaver County, Pa. Police learned he was working at Quaker City Castings on Euclid Street and made the arrest.

- Police were called to the Salem Community Hospital emergency department at 9:39 a.m. Thursday for a domestic violence case. The alleged victim had no visible injuries and did not want to pursue any charges.

- Nellie Houdyshell, 75, of Arch Street, was cited for failure to control and taken to Salem Community Hospital after she said she suffered some type of medical problem while eastbound on 10th Street and struck two parked vehicles at 8:39 a.m. Thursday. The parked vehicles were owned by Shirley Brant and Robert Grimm.

- A resident in the 500 block of Franklin Street called at 7:51 a.m. Thursday to express concern over vehicles driving through his private driveway, which is located next to an open alley. The driveway is posted and he has a child who plays in the yard area. He said he told the mayor about the situation and on Thursday, he saw a vehicle drive through his driveway and go to the apartments at the corner of Franklin and Lincoln. Police will try to contact the driver.

- Kitty Morrow, of the 400 block of Woodland Avenue, reported at 6:32 a.m. Thursday that someone entered two vehicles parked at the rear of the residence. Items missing included a CD case, five tow chains and four ratchet straps.

- John Seitz, of the 400 block of Woodland Avenue, reported at 5:50 a.m. Thursday that someone entered two vehicles parked at the residence and removed some items.

- Police were called at 3:57 a.m. Thursday for a report of a suspicious person in the 1100 block of East Ninth Street where a woman said someone was knocking loudly on her door. Officers found a man knocking on the door who said he was trying to wake up the homeowner to get inside. The resident said she knew him, but he was not welcome.

- A man at a bar in the 500 block of South Broadway Avenue reported at 2:16 a.m. Thursday that another male broke his cell phone. Both said it was a misunderstanding and arrangements were made to replace the phone.

- John Gbur, 45, of 622 Park Ave., was charged with disorderly conduct after police were called to his residence at 12:09 a.m. Thursday for an intoxicated person. They found him attempting to enter a parked vehicle to retrieve some property so he could leave. A woman said they had an argument over his drinking, she told him to stop and he allegedly became upset and broke the door jam, screen door and front porch pillar. She wanted him to leave for the night. The charge resulted from him failing to stop yelling vulgarities when told to stop by police.

- An audible alarm was reported at 12:07 a.m. Thursday in the 1100 block of Newgarden Avenue where the resident wasn't sure why the alarm would be going off. The alarm company was contacted and said it was their error.

- Police were called at 11:40 p.m. Wednesday to the 500 block of Continental for loud music, but couldn't find anything.

- Police responded to the area of South Union Avenue and Maple Street at 6 p.m. Wednesday for an alleged fight involving a man who exited a black Dodge truck and a person walking down the street. Nothing could be found.

- Emmett Hughes, of the 400 block of South Lincoln Avenue, reported at 5:47 p.m. Wednesday that a Harley Davidson motorcycle was stolen from his garage.

- A large truck struck a utility line, knocking down tree limbs and the line in the 1200 block of East Third Street, a caller reported at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. The utility line was determined to be a phone line which was impeding traffic and creating a risk of damage for vehicles so it was cut and rolled up at the base of the pole across the street.

- A woman reported at 4:24 p.m. Wednesday that a known female was making harassing calls and sending harassing text messages to her phone. The suspect was contacted and said she would have no more contact with the woman.

- An officer in the 300 block of West Pershing Street saw two male juveniles throw a beer bottle into the street, breaking the glass at 4:21 p.m. Wednesday, When stopped, they pointed the finger at each other and said it stemmed from an incident on the bus. Their parents were notified and they were told the consequences if it happens again. The glass was cleaned up.

- A woman and her boyfriend reported at 3:58 p.m. Wednesday that a known female had made harassing calls to them, including alleged death threats. The boyfriend's ex had made a comment to the woman about what she was going to have done to him. They have a child together, so they have to have contact during periodic child exchanges. The ex-girlfriend was contacted and denied making threats. She did say she told the woman she should get away from him and had friends unhappy with what he's done. She was told the potential criminal charges for telecommunications harassment.

- A man on East Pershing Street at 1:05 p.m. Wednesday reported concerns over his bank account.

- An officer was called to Waterworth Memorial Park at 11:31 a.m. Monday near the duck pond for an assault. A victim was found with visible injuries and a suspect was located and allegedly admitted to assaulting the victim. The case will be sent to the prosecutor for review.

- A woman on North Broadway Avenue came to the police station at 10:06 a.m. Monday in reference to the possible receiving of stolen merchandise out of Kent. She was told to contact the jurisdiction handling the theft to see if the merchandise was stolen.

- An officer on patrol saw a motorist at 9:13 a.m. Monday in the intersection of West Fifth Street and Howard Avenue with a squirrel that would not leave the vehicle's tire. The officer assisted the motorist with removal of the animal.


- Two calls were transferred Wednesday from an Ohio Highway Patrol dispatcher from people claiming to have come across motorists driving recklessly. The first one was a vehicle heading south on state Route 45 into town at 12:37 a.m. and the other was about a vehicle on Market and Lee streets at 8:19 a.m. In neither instance did the officer find the vehicles.

- A resident reported a motorcycle just struck a parked car on East Chestnut Street at 1:36 p.m. Wednesday and the injured motorcyclist had left the scene bleeding. Another witness obtained the license plate number, which came back to Thomas Entrikin, of McKinley Avenue. An officer went to Entrikin's home and found a damaged motorcycle in the shed. Blood was also found on the shed door. The officer then called the Salem Community Hospital emergency room, which confirmed that Entrikin was there, and he later contacted police.

- Police received two calls in the early morning Wednesday from a woman, who said a raccoon was in her garage. Police did not find the raccoon but spotted some paw prints.

- Donald E. Lemasters, 22, of Lisbon, was cited for failure to yield after he reportedly drove through the intersection of state Routes 164 and state Route 517 at 1 p.m. Tuesday, resulting in his Pacifica being struck by a semi-trailer driven by Jeremy I. Gatewell, 30, of Pittsburgh.

- Gary Wonner, East Chestnut Street, reported Tuesday receiving harassing text messages.



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