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December 21, 2011
Salem News


- A woman came to the police station at 12:55 p.m. Tuesday to report her wallet stolen from her vehicle on Monday. She reported her credit card was used later at a local business to charge $437.58 in gift cards and merchandise and later her wallet was returned to her. A suspect was identified from surveillance video and information will be forwarded to the prosecutor.

- Police were called at 4:08 a.m. Tuesday to the Home Depot parking lot on East State Street for a suspicious vehicle. The store manager reported the vehicle did not belong to any employees. The manager was told the vehicle could be towed, but chose not to do that.

- Police were called at 7:36 p.m. Monday to the 500 block of East Perry Street to assist medical personnel with a mental person. The man agreed to be transported to Salem Community Hospital, but became combative while being placed on a cot. Police helped medical personnel restrain him and he was taken to the hospital.

- A Southeast Boulevard woman came to the police station at 6:20 p.m. Monday regarding a possible child abuse situation, telling police Children Services already had an open case. An officer spoke to Children Services and they requested she be told they are aware of the situation and will be making contact with the appropriate people.

- Seth Holenchick, 18, of Cleveland Street, was cited for failure to yield after his vehicle stopped for the stop sign on South Avenue at Euclid Street and proceeded into the intersection, colliding with a westbound vehicle driven by Randel Alpago, 57, of Euclid Street, at 4:57 p.m. Monday. No injuries were reported.

- A an in the 200 block of East Third Street, called police at 4:55 p.m. Monday for a neighbor dispute, saying he wanted his neighbor to return his stolen property. He was told information had been forwarded to the prosecutor to review his theft report. He was told to cease all contact with the neighbor. He had called Sunday to report a DVD player missing from his apartment.

- No citation was issued due to conflicting statements after an accident at the intersection of North Ellsworth Avenue and State Street at 1:20 p.m. Monday. Deborah Barnes, 56, of North Benton, was driving south on North Ellsworth Avenue and stopped at the intersection of West State Street for a red light. When the light turned green, she said she entered the intersection and her vehicle was struck on the right side by an eastbound vehicle which left the scene. Later, the driver from the other vehicle, Vanessa Watson, 26, of Detwiler Road, Columbiana, came to the police station and reported she was eastbound on State Street with the green light and alleged the first driver ran the red light and caused the accident. She said she stopped on South Ellsworth Avenue and waited to meet the first driver, but left when she didn't come.

- Police were called to the 500 block of Walnut Street at 12:48 p.m. Monday for a theft report. A resident reported another man removed a lawn mower belonging to someone else, but returned the item once he heard the police were called. The man claimed he had been given permission to take the property, but willingly put it back so there wouldn't be a problem.

- A man in the 1000 block of Liberty Street reported he had some items stolen from a mobile home he had stored on some property at the Salem Industrial Park in early April 2010. He was recently on Craigslist for some motor vehicle parts and found an item he said was stolen from his motor home. The item was located at a business in Austintown and he went and identified the part as his. The case is under investigation.

- A woman in the 400 block of Fair Avenue, reported at 8:24 a.m. Monday that someone entered her vehicle and went through her belongings. She reported possibly two checks missing.


- Jacqueline M. Hayes, 77, 970 W. Perry St., Salem, was cited for right of way when turning left following a two-vehicle crash in Green Township at 2:26 p.m. Dec. 12 in which he was eastbound in the 9000 block of U.S. Route 62 and allegedly attempted to turn left into a private drive, pulling into the path of a westbound vehicle driven by Roberto Agosto, 35, Youngstown.

- Police responded to a Lisbon Road home at 11:38 a.m. Dec. 13 where a man reported his wife had assaulted him the night prior. Officers spoke with the wife who offered a conflicting story. Neither wished to pursue charges.

- Police responded to a home in the 12000 block of Lisbon Road at 2:10 p.m. Dec. 14 where David Newhouse reported someone overnight had forced entry into a detached garage on the property but that nothing appeared to be missing.

- A Goshen Road resident reported at 12:15 p.m. Thursday that a woman he knows forced her way into his residence and assaulted him.

- Bonnie Englert, 58, 9729 Water St., Salem, was cited for improper backing following a two-vehicle crash in Green Township at 9:21 a.m. Friday in which she was stopped eastbound on state Route 165 at U.S. Route 62 and allegedly reversed on the roadway, striking a vehicle driven by Marty E. Kish, 44, New Middletown, who was stopped behind her.

- Ronald J. Ser, 66, Youngstown, was cited for right of way at stop signs following a two-vehicle crash in Green Township at 2:20 p.m. Sunday in which he was eastbound on Calla Road at state Route 46 and allegedly pulled into the path of a northbound vehicle driven by Kevin T. Crawford, 39, Canfield.


- An officer assisted the Washingtonville Police Department with a verbal dispute in the 200 block of West Main Street in Washingtonville at 11:54 p.m. Dec. 12.

- Shasta Linden, 28, 16 1/2 S. Main St., Columbiana, was cited for an improper turn following a two-vehicle crash on State Street at Hazel Street.

- Eric Randolph, 38, 170 Bears Den Road, Leetonia, was arrested for operating a vehicle intoxicated after officers responded to a domestic dispute at his home at 2:11 a.m. Sunday.


- High School Principal Joe Siefke reported at 2:36 p.m. Monday there was a boy in front of the school on a bike who refused to leave after being asked. Police told the 15-year-old to stay off school property.

- A Maple Street man reported at 3 p.m. Monday a Garmin was taken out of his vehicle and that his ex-girlfriend had posted on Facebook that she had taken it.

- A Graham Street man reported at 11:50 p.m. Monday he was dropping a friend off on Graham Street when someone threw either a pear or a pumpkin at his car. No damage was done to the vehicle, but he requested police bring the person, if found, to his home to clean it. Police checked the area and did not find the person.


- Police responded to an alarm drop at a Seventh Street home at 5:38 a.m. Monday.

- Police dispatched the fire department to an East Woodland home at 10:10 a.m. Monday for a possible electrical fire. Firefighters discovered the source of the smell to be a heating pad used in the garage for a pet.

- Police responded to Columbiana Floral at 5:55 p.m. Monday for a report of smoke coming from the roof. All was found to be fine and the coal furnace was in operation.

-A Timberline Drive resident reported at 10:33 p.m. she had called her house for the past hour and her husband was not answering the phone. Police made contact with the man who said he would call his wife.



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