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September 14, 2013
Salem News


- A woman from Liberty Street reported at 11:37 a.m. Friday that a female was in front of her in the checkout at a local grocery store and a male was behind her and they were talking and joking with the cashier. Something was said about a name and they would never tell a lie and she realized it was the female having something to do with her ex-son-in-law. Something was said and the female made a threat towards her about watching her back. She only wanted a report on file.

- Cletis Monroy, 30, of 295 Rose Ave., was charged with attempted burglary, possession of criminal tools, drug abuse instrument and possession of drug paraphernalia after police were called at 10:49 a.m. Friday to the 800 block of East Third Street for a burglary in progress with the residents inside the home. Officers arrived and detained a man, later identified as Monroy, allegedly attempting to gain entry into an attached garage by cutting a padlock. He was found in possession of drug abuse instruments and taken into custody. An officer said the drug paraphernalia involved a suspected crack pipe. The residence was checked and the occupants gave a statement.

- A man on Rose Avenue reported at 10:45 a.m. Friday that a female he knows came to his residence just before he called police and when he opened the door, she shoved past him and said she wanted money. She went to the bedroom and removed cash and when he tried to stop her, she shoved him to the floor, injuring his hand, before fleeing out of the apartment.

- Police were called for solicitors on the Salem Parkway in the industrial park at 10:38 a.m. Friday and saw a white pickup with three to four high performance-type motors in the back. The pickup had a South Carolina license plate and turned into a business on the George E. Wallace Parkway where an officer stopped the driver who said he was selling the motors to local businesses door-to-door. When asked if he had a permit, he said he had a license from the state to sell. He was told he needed a permit to solicit in the city and was told where to go to apply. The side of the pickup said Capitol Equipment.

- An officer was flagged down at 9:52 a.m. Friday in front of Walmart, 2875 E. State St., where a woman had collapsed in the entrance. Fire department first responders and an ambulance responded. She was taken to Salem Community Hospital by KLG.

- Joshua Irey, of Benton Road, reported at 9:27 a.m. Friday that his pickup was damaged while he was at the car wash on West State Street. He said there was no clip to hang the hose so he attempted to secure it to the hooks on the wall and when he was backing out of the wash bay, the hose came loose and struck his vehicle. The damage included the plastic cover breaking around the window, the outside mirror being damaged and the side of the vehicle being scraped. He was told to contact the business owner.

- A woman spoke to an officer at the police station at 1:30 a.m. Friday regarding an argument that took place over the Internet between her and a female she knows. She wanted it documented.

- A possible prowler was reported in the 600 block of East Third Street at 9:54 p.m. Thursday, but nobody was found after officers checked the residence inside and out. A prowler had been reported in the basement of the same home at 4:24 p.m., with no one located.

- A man and his girlfriend gave statements at 8:46 p.m. Thursday in reference to an incident that started in Lisbon and ended in Salem.

- Police were called for an unknown problem at 8:46 p.m. Thursday in the 300 block of South Lincoln Avenue, with both parties told to stay away from each other for the evening.

- Police were called at 7:46 p.m. Thursday to the 300 block of Newgarden Avenue for a fight. A woman said one of the neighbors confessed to poisoning her dog. She was told to take the animal to a vet to have it checked out. The neighbor denied that he poisoned the animal. Officers advised all that they could be facing charges.

- A reckless driver was reported at 7:43 p.m. Thursday on East State Street, but was not found.

- A man in the 200 block of West Wilson Street reported at 6:05 p.m. Thursday that he was receiving unwanted calls and texts from a male he knows. He was told his options.

- Tree limbs were reported in the road at 4:49 p.m. Thursday in the 1100 block of Cleveland Street. The limbs were placed on the curb lawn, with a message left for the street department to pick them up.

- A hit/skip was reported at 4:28 p.m. Thursday in the 800 block of West State Street. Jordan Pitts, of Hanoverton, was westbound and stopped for traffic when another westbound vehicle described as a dark-colored small SUV failed to stop and struck the Pitts vehicle from behind, then left. Damage was to the right rear bumper area.

-A male juvenile came to the police station at 4:17 p.m. Thursday believing there was a warrant for his arrest. An active warrant was found and the 17-year-old from Leetonia was taken into custody for a warrant for an unruly charge.

- A woman in the 600 block of East Fourth Street reported at 4:14 p.m. Thursday that a neighbor set a baby stroller and child's toy in her yard and left. An officer spoke to the neighbor, learning she put them in the wrong yard. She retrieved the items.


- Police provided traffic control after being called at 5:45 p.m. Thursday to Snyder Road near South Lincoln Avenue where a semi tractor trailer attempted to make a u-turn and became stuck when the trailer went off the berm into soft soil, with the trailer across the roadway. Davidson Towing responded and pulled the trailer out.

- Police received multiple calls Thursday evening regarding solicitors going door-to-door in the area of Old Coach Lane, Devonshire, Ansley Way and Brittany Lane. The callers were told permits aren't required in the township and a rule of thumb was buyer beware. Officers found four solicitors and checked their identities for outstanding warrants. One of them had two traffic warrants from Cuyahoga County, but was outside the pickup radius. They were told to stop after dark for safety reasons.

- A Pembrooke Drive resident at 8:13 p.m. Thursday called regarding phone calls he keeps receiving wanting to speak to his spouse. It happened in the past and started happening again recently. The name and phone number of the person is unknown and they won't advise the reason for the calls. He was told to get a number the next time they call.

- A Springdale resident called at 1:42 p.m. Thursday regarding a text message sent out claiming her credit card was compromised and she would have to call a number to get it re-activated. Police checked the number and found it was connected to a fraud/scam out of the Youngstown area.


- An East Lincoln Way woman reported Wednesday receiving harassing text messages from a man even after she asked him to quit. Police attempted to contact the man and also advised her to obtain a protection order if it continues.

-Police were called to McKinley School on Sept. 3 in regard to a custody dispute over whether the mother was allowed to pick up the child after school.

- An official at the Vista Center called Sept. 5 to report that a client left against their medical advice to attend a church function in Ravenna. Police called the church, and the minister said he would make sure the man returns.

- While on patrol police heard loud music and people talking on East Lincoln Way at 11:37 p.m. Thursday. Police spoke with Amanda Wilson, who apologized and agreed to turn down the music. Police were called to the scene at 1:29 a.m. and could again hear loud music, and Wilson was cited at that point for disturbing the peace.

- Dylan S. Ketchum, 18, of Salineville, was cited for failing to stop an assured cleared distance after striking the rear of a stopped vehicle being driven by Allen W. Frano, 67, of Youngstown, at the intersection of East Lincoln Way and Jackson Street at 3:25 p.m. Sept. 5.

-Thomas R. Entrikin, 62, McKinley Avenue, was cited for failure to control after the motorcycle he was driving struck a parked car belonging to Lane M. Skafis on East Chestnut Street at 1:36 p.m. Wednesday.


- Donna M. Detwiler, 60, North Lima, drove over a concrete pylon in the Arrowhead Lanes parking lot at 7:15 p.m. Thursday.



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