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April 16, 2012
Salem News


- Police removed a discarded couch from the road in the 800 block of East Third Street at 5:38 a.m. Sunday.

- Police responded to a business in the 500 block of East Pershing Street at 5:19 a.m. Sunday for a 911 hangup call from a cell phone. A 12-year-old juvenile came forward and said the number in question belonged to his phone, but he said he wasn't near his phone. It was determined another juvenile may have used it and accidentally dialed 911.

- Evan J. Wooding, 25, of 1723 E. Third St., was taken into custody for an active warrant for failure to appear on a driving under suspension charge after an officer saw him at 3:59 a.m. Sunday outside Salem Community Hospital and knew about the warrant. He was taken to the Columbiana County Jail by a deputy.

- Police were called to the 200 block of East Fourth Street at 2:33 a.m. Sunday for loud persons and upon arrival, heard a woman yelling in an apartment. She said she was upset over money owed to her by her boyfriend. She was told its a civil issue and to keep the noise down.

- Ashley L. Metzgar, 24, of 794 Arch St., was taken into custody outside Wing Warehouse at 1:32 a.m. Sunday on South Ellsworth Avenue for an active warrant for contempt of court. She was also charged with a minor misdemeanor citation for possession of marijuana after she produced a plastic baggie of marijuana. She was taken to the county jail by a deputy.

- An officer on patrol at 1:22 a.m. Sunday saw two men who appeared to be in a verbal altercation in front of Wing Warehouse on South Ellsworth Avenue. One left before the officer arrived in the parking lot. The other said there was no problem.

- Police were called at 10:36 p.m. Saturday to the 400 block of South Broadway Avenue for an intoxicated person. The person was found to be voluntarily intoxicated and went home in a cab.

- A caller at 10:08 p.m. Saturday reported an intoxicated driver on North Ellsworth Avenue and State Street driving a black van with a ladder rack. The vehicle could not be found.

- Larry Levine, 66, of Benton Road, was cited for assured clear distance after allegedly failing to stop for traffic and striking the rear of a vehicle driven by Gloria Simms, 69, of West Perry Street, who stopped for traffic turning into a business on West State Street near Pizza Hut at 8:02 p.m. Saturday.

- An officer responded to the 100 block of West Wilson Street at 7:40 p.m. Saturday and spoke to a person about a civil matter.

- An officer at 7:38 p.m. Saturday responded to a Westview Drive residence to deliver a message to a city resident from a police officer in O'Fallon, Missouri regarding a credit card investigation.

- A woman at 7:30 p.m. Saturday reported a suspicious person in the 200 block of South Broadway, saying a man entered the building and was acting strange. She said he was there a short time and then left. Police didn't find him.

- A woman in the 1300 block of East Pershing Street reported at 4:55 p.m. Saturday that she went out with friends the night before and left her infant child with her mother. When she came home in the early morning hours, she was locked out and stayed with friends. When she returned in the afternoon, the door was still locked and she had not been able to reach her mother to obtain custody of her child. An officer left a voice message for the mother and spoke with a grandmother who said the child was with the mother and everything was fine. She was going to contact the mother. At 7:12 p.m. Saturday, police were called back to the woman's residence for a verbal dispute between family members. One family member left to avoid further problems.

- Ed Steffane reported at 4:27 p.m. Saturday that he gave a friend a ride to the 500 block of Walnut Street and noticed his cell phone missing when she left the vehicle. An officer spoke to her and she denied taking the cell phone. He was told his options.

- Police were called at 2:11 p.m. Saturday for a suspicious odor at Centennial Park, but officers didn't find any upon checking the pavilions.

- Richard Seaman, of Berlin Center, reported at 12:49 p.m. Saturday that he had credit cards stolen from his vehicle in another jurisdiction and found the credit cards were used in two stores in Salem.

- A man came to the police station at 11:20 a.m. Saturday regarding misuse of a relative's credit card. The credit card was taken from another family member by an officer and will be given to the man at a later date.

- A caller at 8:58 a.m. Saturday reported a motorist driving erratically on South Lincoln Avenue and Pershing Street. An officer found the elderly driver and spoke with him about the complaint. No impairment could be detected.


- A person at 2:14 a.m. Saturday reported a man was following him everywhere he went and while he was talking to the officer at Circle K, the suspect arrived and then his car wouldn't start. The person was told he wouldn't be able to follow anymore and to leave.

- An officer made a traffic stop at 11:24 p.m. Friday of a vehicle being sought by Salem Police in reference to an incident possibly involving a gun. Salem officers arrived, the driver gave consent for a vehicle search and no gun was found.

- Police were called at 10:38 p.m. Friday to check on a possible sewage leak on Egypt Road called in by a passing motorist. A small amount of gray water was found on the road in the 2100 block and it appeared to be coming from a failed septic system. The property owner was to be notified by the tenant. A copy of the report was being forwarded to the Columbiana County Health Department.

- Police responded to the 400 block of Benton Road at 8:02 p.m. Friday for a neighbor dispute over a campfire and smoke. The fire was determined to be within the legal range and not producing excessive smoke. The neighbors were told not to make comments to each other and to contact the landlord over specific issues. Police had also been called at 5:47 p.m. Friday by a tenant complaining the odor or smoke was causing breathing problems for them.

- A complainant from the 1100 block of Benton Road at 5:01 p.m. Friday reported an alleged littering problem that occurs during the lunch break of employees at a local business on Allen Road, claiming they were discarding bags from fast food restaurants, beer cans and other garbage onto the road, their front yard or the vacant lot near the property. They were told to contact the business owner.

- Norma Schrock, Leetonia Road, Leetonia, was cited for failure to yield after colliding with a vehicle driven by Scott Cannon, East Martin Street, East Palestine, at the intersection of state Route 45 and South Lincoln Avenue at 4:32 p.m. Friday.

- Shawn Rishel, Georgetown Road, Salem, was cited for failure to maintain reasonable control after allegedly losing control of his vehicle at 5:08 p.m. Thursday and driving into a front yard in the 1600 block of South Lincoln Avenue, causing damage to the landscaping and shrubbery.

- Police and the Perry Township Fire Department responded at 4:49 p.m. Thursday to a small brush fire in the 600 block of Brittany Lane behind a residence. The fire department extinguished the fire.

- A resident in the 1600 block of Van Buren Avenue called at 4:19 p.m. Thursday to report receiving harassing text messages from a person known to them.

- Police were called at 8:23 p.m. April 11 for a report of juveniles on Salem Board of Education property bordering Fairview Avenue at the end of Whinnery Road. No juveniles were found.

- Two people with long rifles were reported at 6:46 p.m. April 11 across from Pop Jackson's restaurant. Police found two juveniles with a BB gun shooting at a squirrel in a tree. They were ordered to their own property to target shoot, not at animals without a valid hunting license, permission of the propertyowner or adult supervision.



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