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April 25, 2012
Salem News


- Police responded to the 1000 block of East 10th Street at 10:55 a.m. Tuesday to help fire department first responders and EMT Ambulance with a man who needed taken to Salem Community Hospital, but was refusing to go. He had fallen and could not move his legs or get around without assistance. He was taken to the hospital.

- An officer assisted city Housing Inspector Dan Rice at 10:44 a.m. Tuesday at a residence in the 100 block of East Fifth Street where a vehicle with expired plates and obviously not in running condition was parked across the sidewalk and ticketed for the violation. A red notice was also left giving the owner 10 days to remove the vehicle from the property. Rice left a notice concerning the amount of trash left outside of the house and on the sidewalk. The tenant was not home.

- A hit/skip was reported at 10:08 a.m. Tuesday by Lillian Morenz, of Colonial Drive, who parked a blue Saturn SL2 in the Walmart parking lot and found damage to the left front corner of the car when she returned home.

- A woman in the 1300 block of South Lincoln Avenue reported a suspicious noise at 3:37 a.m. Tuesday at the rear of her residence. Officers checked the area and found nothing.

- An anonymous caller at 4:05 a.m. Tuesday reported an audible vehicle alarm in the 500 block of North Lincoln Avenue. While police were enroute, the caller called back to say it stopped. An officer checked four vehicles at the rear of a residence and all appeared okay.

- An anonymous caller at 12:11 a.m. Tuesday reported an excessive amount of smoke in the area of North Ellsworth Avenue and East Seventh Street. An officer assisted the fire department with checking the area, but nothing was located.

-Police were called at 9:25 p.m. Monday to the 400 block of Reilly Avenue where a door to a locker room was found open. Officers checked the interior and secured the door, leaving a note to notify school officials.

- Police were called for dogs at large at 7:29 p.m. Monday in the 1500 block of Shady Lane and at 7:44 p.m. Monday in the 300 block of West State Street. A resident on Shady Lane was told the law for dogs at large, with the dog returning home. Police didn't find a dog on West State Street.

- Police were called for a domestic dispute at 7:01 p.m. Monday in the 800 block of South Lundy Avenue where two family members had a disagreement over what to watch on television. One decided to leave to go for a walk.

- Lines were reported down at 6:04 p.m. Monday in the area of East Fourth Street and East School Street. A tree limb had fallen and pulled lines loose from a pole. The fire department arrived and Ohio Edison was contacted.

- Officers on patrol at 6 p.m. Monday saw several trash cans blowing through a parking lot in the 2300 block of East State Street. The business was contacted and an employee responded to take care of the problem.

- Police were called at 5:36 p.m. Monday to the 800 block of Homewood where a street light was damaged by the wind. A city resident cleaned up the glass and the street department was notified.

- A motorist at 11:47 a.m. Monday complained about only one person flagging in a construction area on Jennings Avenue. An officer spoke with some people at the scene who said they would tell the man in charge.

Salem Township report

- Constable Dan Valentine received a report at 7:48 p.m. Monday about a silver car parked on the railroad overpass with no one around. When he arrived the vehicle came down and a traffic stop was made. Two occupants from Pennsylvania were identified and they said they were by the tracks looking for glass insulators that were used years ago on the communication wires. They were collecting them and they were advised they weren't permitted on the railroad property.

New Waterford reports

- At 8:16 p.m. Sunday, police were advised of a possible intoxicated woman entering the driver's side of a vehicle at the Vittle Village gas station. Police followed the vehicle and after observing it travel left of center made a traffic stop and charged Alicia Stafford, 5564 Bye Road, East Palestine, with left of center and OVI.

- Police responded to the 3200 block of Creek Road at 3:47 a.m. Monday after receiving a call from a complainant that someone was messing around over by the cars. Police were unable to locate anything on arrival.

- Police responded to the 3900 block of W. Main Street. at 4:16 p.m. Monday where a man with medical problems was taken to the hospital by ambulance.

- Police responded to the 3300 block of Pinewood Drive, Apt. 202 at 8:47 p.m. April 20 for a verbal dispute and the complainant advised that she and another woman had an argument over the door to the stairs being open. One woman said the other was in and out of the hallway watching her. It was an ongoing issue with the two with one about to leave the window and the door open in the hallway. The other woman was advised to leave the complainant alone and advise the landlord.

- Police responded to the 3400 block of Pinewood Drive, Apt. 203 at 9:11 p.m. April 20 for a noise complaint and was met by a group of people who were loud and drinking. A woman from another apartment said they were just having some fun and they were advised to quiet down for the night or they would be charged.

- Police responded to the 3300 block of Pinewood Drive, Apt. 104 at 10:07 p.m. April 20 where the caller advised there was the "smell of dope" at approximately 9:57 p.m. The complainant said the odor was in her bathroom and bedroom, but the responding officer did not smell anything and cleared the location.


- Dawn Gooding reported Monday Zach Allison's keys were stolen from the high school and a window on his vehicle was broken.

- Chief Deputy County Engineer Bob Durbin reported Tuesday vandals spray-painted the restrooms at the historic train depot on South Market Street.


- Anita Smith requested to speak with an officer at 7:48 a.m. Monday about harassment and threats.

- Matt Kister and Mike Balzano were granted solicitor's permits at 8:35 a.m. Monday.

- A woman reported a wire was down on South Main and Woodland streets at 3 p.m. Monday. Police found it to be a TV cable and contacted Comcast for repair.

- Jerry Castelucci, Leetonia, was arrested on a city warrant for theft at 4 p.m. Monday.

- Trey Hargrove, West Park Avenue, reported receiving harassing phone calls from an unknown person at 5:25 p.m. Monday.

- Lori Mercer, Fairfield Avenue, reported at 6:16 p.m. Monday someone took her vehicle without her permission. The vehicle was later returned.

- Kimberly Yoho, Saybrook Boulevard, reported a verbal dispute on Saybrook Boulevard at 6:33 p.m. Monday.

- Duke and Duchess reported a $52.70 drive-off at 7:52 p.m. Monday.



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