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September 12, 2011
Salem News

- Joe Mardis, state Route 172, Minerva, reported at 12:22 p.m. Sunday he noticed someone had knocked the light off the light post at the end of his driveway. He remembered hearing a vehicle peel out between 10:30 and 11 p.m. Saturday.

- Debbie Smith of Rogers Food and Fuel, Depot Street, Rogers, reported a shoplifter at 11:04 a.m. Sunday.

- Chris Boone of DP Fuels, state Route 7, New Waterford, reported at 11:04 a.m. Sunday a vehicle drove away from the pump with the nozzle still in the vehicle's gas tank. Deputies will contact the man, who is a regular customer at the station.

- Valerie Rockenberger, North Market Street, East Palestine, reported at 11:36 a.m. Sunday her neighbor is unhappy about a fence Rockenberger is putting up on her property. The neighbor has been parking his four-wheeler on his property to stop her from completing the fence.

- David Birch and Diana Pridemore, Failer Street, East Palestine, were both charged with domestic violence at 6 a.m. Saturday after an incident at their home overnight. Pridemore claimed her boyfriend had pulled her around by her hair and showed deputies bunches of her hair that had been pulled out.. He had a bruised right eye, which he claim happened when Pridemore beat him up.

- Steve Sitler, state Route 558, Leetonia, reported a loud party with fireworks in the area at 3:12 a.m. Saturday, but deputies did not hear anything. Deputies spoke to one man who said he had a gathering earlier but there were no fireworks set off. There had been quite a few ATVs there, but he had cleared everyone out.

- Joe Mastro, Rose Drive, Lisbon, reported at 12:23 a.m. Saturday a disturbance at the apartment complex. One woman talked to deputies and said she heard noises and saw someone going down the steps toward the front of the apartment complex. She tried to follow him, but she lost him. Eggs had been thrown at the doors of apartments 48, 39 and 41. The same man has reportedly caused problems there before.

- Kelly Wetzel, Malone Road, Salineville, reported at 12:46 p.m. Saturday she is being harassed by the neighbors. She had gone over to talk to the neighbor about her son's bicycle being taken by their son and the neighbor was rude, calling her names.

- An employee of Phat Cats, state Route 45, Lisbon, reported at 8:41 p.m. Saturday someone had passed them two counterfeit $10 bills at the store. In the past couple days someone else passed them both a counterfeit $20 and a $5.

- Jim Hlebovy, Miller Road, Leetonia, reported at 5:46 p.m. Friday he and his son were having an issue about a computer with his son threatening him about money. Deputies spoke to the son, who agreed to stop making threats.

- A woman reported at 7:15 p.m. Saturday a 16-year-old boy had inappropriately touched her 12-year-old niece. Deputies spoke to the 16-year-old and his grandfather. The boy claimed the other children were coming after him with a chain and he had touched her in self-defense. All the children were told to stay away from each other and additional touching would lead to charges.

- Jason Fitzsimmons, Woodville Road, Leetonia, reported at 7:26 p.m. Friday his wife and her father were at his home moving his wife's belongings from the house, when his father-in-law pulled a gun on him and asked, "Do you wanna die?" Deputies spoke to both the wife and her father, and both claimed it was Fitzsimmons who had been drinking and who had put a telephone to his own head. Deputies returned to talk to Fitzsimmons, who said his father-in-law had returned twice after deputies left and threatened again to kill him by pointing a gun in his face. Fitzsimmons, 36, was charged with making a false alarm.

- Mark Maxwell of Maxwell China, state Route 14, East Palestine, reported at 12:15 p.m. Saturday someone broke into the business, breaking a window and kicking in the office door. At that time he was trying to determine if anything was taken.



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