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August 21, 2012
Salem News


- An officer responded after receiving a call at 10:40 a.m. Monday about a disturbance in the 400 block of South Lincoln Avenue. Prior to reaching the destination, dispatch advised the call was canceled because the parties had left the area.

- Officers responded to the 1000 block of Cleveland Street for a report at 12:27 a.m. Monday of a person to be removed from a front porch. A woman wanted her daughter removed from the property. The daughter said she just needed a few of her belongings and she would be on her way. The mother allowed her to grab a few things and she left with a male in a cab.

- Loud music was reported at 10:36 p.m. Sunday in the 200 block of Continental Drive where officers could hear music coming from a business. Contact was made with cleaning personnel who apologized and turned the music down.

- Police were called to the 300 block of Ash Street where an ambulance was requested at 10:13 p.m. Sunday for a man having a medical issue. Fire Department First Responders and EMT Ambulance responded and the man was taken by EMT to Salem Community Hospital.

- Police responded to a report at 9:56 p.m. Sunday of an ambulance needed in the 500 block of Granite Avenue where a female was having a panic attack. Fire Department first responders and KLG Ambulance responded and the female was taken by KLG to Alliance Community Hospital at her request.

- A caller at 9:52 p.m. Sunday reported people being disorderly in the parking lot of a business in the 1800 block of East State Street. An officer responded, but no one was in the parking lot when he arrived. The manager said several people were causing a problem previously, but they left.

- A woman came to speak to an officer at 9:23 p.m. Sunday about an incident occurring in the city. She said two men have been going to one of her family member's homes on Rose Avenue and asking for money two times a week. She was told to have the family member call police the next time the men arrive.

- A woman in the 2300 block of Southeast Boulevard called at 9:14 p.m. Sunday to report her daughter making threatening statements towards her over personal issues.

- Police were called at 9:10 p.m. Sunday to Waterworth Memorial Park off of Superior Avenue for people acting suspicious, but could not locate anyone matching the description given.

- Police responded to a business in the Industrial Park on the Salem Parkway for an alarm activation at 8:49 p.m. Sunday. During a check of the exterior, two doors were found unlocked. The interior was checked and found to be in order. A key holder responded and secured the doors.

- Brad K. Pittman, 35, whose last known address was listed as Vine Avenue, was charged with disorderly conduct after police were called for a fight at 7:31 p.m. Sunday in the area of Walmart, East State Street. Several witnesses said a male pushed his girlfriend down after a verbal dispute. While officers were speaking to witnesses, he began to yell obscenities and create a disturbance. He was taken into custody after being told to stop several times and refusing. Fire department first responders and EMT Ambulance responded to check the girlfriend, but she refused treatment.

- Several juveniles were reported creating a disturbance at the Centennial Park playground at 6:56 p.m. Sunday. Officers spoke to a large group of juveniles and told them about the complaint. They said they would stop so there would be no more problems.

- A man in the 300 block of West Fifth Street reported at 6:22 p.m. Sunday that someone entered his vehicle overnight and took several items worth a total of $449. He noticed the hatch up on his vehicle Sunday morning and found the items missing.

- Police were called at 6:10 p.m. Sunday to the 600 block of Park Avenue where a man said he was harassed by several people while walking through Centennial Park. He was told his options.

- A reckless vehicle was reported in Centennial Park at 4:57 p.m. Sunday, but was not found.

- A man in the 300 block of West Fifth Street reported at 4:44 p.m. Sunday that someone entered his truck overnight and took $2,000 worth of items. They also tried to enter his shed, but failed. He last saw the items in the truck around 6 p.m. Saturday.

- A possible intoxicated driver was reported at 4:40 p.m. Sunday in the 600 block of Newgarden Avenue. The vehicle was found and followed, with no violations observed.

- Police were called at 4:26 p.m. Sunday to the 2500 block of Lexington Avenue for a report of children left unattended. Officers located several children playing outside the residence in question and found the parent of the children watching them from inside the residence.

- A West 10th Street resident came on station at 3:55 p.m. Sunday to speak to an officer, reporting almost being struck by a vehicle while walking in the 200 block of East Second Street. The vehicle could not be located.

-A woman in the 100 block of Washington Avenue reported at 3:02 p.m. Sunday that someone entered her locked garage and removed a floor jack.

- An officer on patrol in the 1100 block of East Third Street at 1:53 p.m. Sunday saw a man known to have an active warrant for his arrest. Roy Shedd, of 771 N. Lincoln Ave., was taken into custody for two active warrants and delivered to the Columbiana County jail.

- Police were called at 1:52 p.m. Sunday to Salem Community Hospital for a motor vehicle vs. pedestrian accident on North Howard Avenue and West Second Street. The victim said he was riding a bike westbound across the street when he was struck by a blue vehicle traveling south on Howard which then left the scene traveling west on West State Street.

- Police were called at 1:21 p.m. Sunday for solicitors in the 400 block of North Lincoln Avenue. Two men fitting the description were found but denied going to any doors and soliciting.

- A Lisbon man called at 12:57 p.m. Sunday to report that his daughter left the residence sometime after 1:30 a.m. from Lisbon and went to Walmart in Salem with a few adult males from the area. While at Walmart, he reported they may have committed a theft offense. Information was gathered and an officer was going to follow up with loss prevention personnel at Walmart.

- Allen R. Sheppard, 30, of 941 E. Pershing St., was charged with domestic violence after police were called to his residence at 9:57 a.m. Sunday for a domestic situation. Police learned that one male resident got into a physical altercation with his live-in brother at the home and while they were involved in the altercation, he allegedly knocked down a 6-year-old girl while in the process of tackling the brother. She went into the cupboard, falling to the floor. Sheppard was taken into custody and taken to the county jail.

- A man in the 400 block of Continental Drive called at 9:40 a.m. Sunday in reference to his concerns for his banking at Huntington Bank and suspicious calls he has received.


- Police were called at 6:52 p.m. Sunday for an abandoned motorcycle found in the 900 block of Georgetown Road. No owner could be found, with the motorcycle removed by a tow truck.

- A woman in the 1300 block of West State Street reported at 5:53 p.m. Sunday that her juvenile child was having issues with other juveniles in the neighborhood. Police spoke with both parties and they were told to keep their children away from each other.

- A woman in the 1100 block of Prospect Street reported at 3:04 p.m. Sunday that an ex took some belongings out of their apartment. They were contacted and told to return the items or they will be charged. They said the items would be returned within the hour.

- A Brittany Lane man reported a burglary attempt at 3:03 p.m. Sunday at his home, showing officers where the attempt occurred. Officers saw fresh pry marks on an outer screen window, but it appeared no entry was made. The resident was told to make sure all windows and doors are locked and to keep an outside light on at night.

- Officers on patrol at 11:25 p.m. Saturday noticed a residence on 12th Street with toilet paper in the trees, baby powder on two vehicles and some plastic wrap on one of the vehicles. The owner was notified.

- A North Union Avenue man reported at 11:10 p.m. Saturday that he saw three male juveniles take a steel bar from his property. When he yelled at them, they dropped it and fled. Police were unable to find them.

- Police were called at 10:10 p.m. Saturday for a domestic dispute between a husband and wife in the 1700 block of Allen Road. Both parties admitted to physical violence but both refused to prosecute.

- Police were called at 8:01 p.m. Saturday to the area of Depot Road and Pidgeon Road for a report of multiple juveniles standing in the bed of a silver truck heading north on Depot Road. The truck could not be found.

- Police responded to the 1000 block of Andrew Avenue for a report at 2:20 p.m. Saturday of a domestic dispute between a mother and adult daughter at the family residence. Both admitted to shoving each other and having a verbal confrontation. They were separated and were told about the domestic violence laws and the results if police were called to the residence again.

- Police responded to a call at 10:39 a.m. Saturday from a female claiming to be held against her will at a residence on Beechwood Place. Two Salem police units also responded. It was determined the male had picked up the female acquaintance and after driving around talking, brought her to his residence. She did not want to go to his residence and jumped out of the vehicle when it arrived at the house. She called police and was found with the male in the road. She did not want to file charges and just wanted to go back to another residence in Austintown. She was picked up by another male at the Perry Township police department.

- Police were called at 9:04 a.m. Saturday to Salem Community Hospital where personnel were treating a juvenile patient who had jumped from a moving vehicle while on Cunningham Road early in the morning between 1 and 2:30 a.m. An officer spoke to the juvenile's parent and learned the juvenile was with an adult and had become upset and attempted to exit the vehicle before it could stop. The juvenile suffered minor injuries and abrasions.


- An officer responded to the Silliman Street area near the railroad tracks at 9:46 p.m. Aug. 11 for a report of an intoxicated woman but was unable to find anyone. The officer later responded to a Park Avenue apartment at 10:30 p.m. where the woman had returned and was allegedly throwing around household items. A ride was called for the woman.

- Police responded to a Silliman Street home at 11 p.m. Aug. 11 after a Pennsylvania woman reported her daughter had been in an argument with her husband but was unable to contact police. Officers spoke with the husband who had initially denied the wife was home and found that the two had quarreled about money issues and that his tone of voice had frightened her. He was warned about domestic violence laws.

- Jason E. Cope, 36, 3618 Silliman St., New Waterford, was arrested for driving under suspension after officers observed him leaving the Vittle Village parking lot at 2:28 p.m. Friday.

- An officer responded to a Boardman Street home at 9:33 p.m. Sunday where the resident reported his daughter had not been returned home on time by her mother following a visitation. He stated that he had contacted the mother who said they were on their way home.


- A woman reported at 10 p.m. Sunday dirt biker riders coming from the Motorcycle Dream Shop were riding in the alley and roadway and spinning tires. Police spoke with Jeff Skidmore, who said he was test-riding a dirt bike in the parking lot but denied spinning out and spraying gravel about. Skidmore was told to quit for the night, which he said he would do.

-A Sherman Street woman reported Sunday her vehicle and shed had been egged, and someone also tried kicking in the shed door.

- An elderly resident in the vicinity of North Beaver and West High streets reported there was too much noise going on at 12:15 p.m. Sunday. She said the noise was a combination of a barking dog and a pounding sound.

- A Sherman Street woman reported Friday someone she knows took $200 from her house.

- A caller reported a drug deal occurred somewhere in the village at 11:40 p.m. Friday, and the one person was driving a black Cobalt and other person a maroon Grand Am. The caller also identified the alleged perpetrators.

- The back door alarm went off at the Shale Gas Tavern at 9:25 a.m. Saturday. The alarm went off again at the tavern at 9 a.m. Sunday.

- A West Washington Street woman reported at 10:25 a.m. Saturday her tied-up dog got into a confrontation with the neighbor's untied dog that had come into her yard.

- A North Market Street woman reported Saturday finding a billy club in her shrubs and it appeared to have blood on it.

- An East Washington Street woman reported her drunken boyfriend was outside arguing with a neighbor at 12:21 a.m. Sunday. Another caller from East Lincoln Way called to say they could hear them arguing.

-A vault alarm went off at Huntington National Bank at 2:50 a.m. Sunday. Police arrived and found no problem.

- A caller reported several females on West Lincoln Way were being loud at 2:50 a.m. Sunday, and one of them had blocked his vehicle in with his vehicle and another vomited on the porch. Police arrived and learned the caller's vehicle was not blocked. Police also spoke to the females, and they were not drunk, nor were they being loud.


- A Lisbon Street woman called at 2:28 p.m. Sunday to report graffiti inside the pavilion at Wick Park off of Summit Street.

- A Chestnut Street man called at 8:11 p.m. Friday for a 4-wheeler complaint on Walnut Street.

- Police were called at 8:28 p.m. Friday for a property dispute in the 300 block of Waddell Street.


-Someone reported at 1 a.m. Sunday loud music was coming from the area of Fairfield and Woodland avenues. Police checked the area but did not hear any loud music.

- A man reported at 8:43 a.m. Sunday sometime overnight someone took a bat to the light in his front yard on West Woodland Avenue.

- An East Friend Street man reported at 12:35 p.m. Sunday there was a strong odor of natural gas in his home.

- An R Pizza employee reported at 2 p.m. Sunday someone left their driver's license in the store. Police made contact with the owner and it was returned.

- Daniel Kloss, North Elm Street, reported at 6:46 p.m. Sunday someone shot his window with a BB gun.

- Vincent M. Boerio, 34, Columbiana, was westbound on state Route 14 at 6:54 p.m. Sunday and was reportedly being chased by an aggressive driver. Boerio attempted to make a left-hand turn southbound onto North Main Street and lost control, striking a northbound vehicle driven by John Weaver, 60, Columbiana, who was stopped at the red light. Boerio was cited for failure to control.

- Someone reported at 10:57 p.m. Sunday three boys were acting strange in the area of the substation by Bell Avenue. Police found the kids walking on Pittsburgh Street and one was taken into custody for curfew violation until his parents could pick him up. The other two were taken home.

- Someone reported at 6:24 a.m. Friday dogs were barking behind Save-A-Lot. Police contacted the owner who said she was camping and would come home to care for the dogs. Police stood by the home until she arrived and issued her a verbal warning.

- A woman reported at 10:13 a.m. Friday someone slashed the tires on her vehicle on Fairfield Avenue sometime overnight.

- A woman reported at 12:16 p.m. Friday her sister keep coming to her home on North Elm Street and she does not want her there. Police went to the home but the woman's sister was already gone.

- A North Main Street woman reported at 2:37 p.m. Friday her ex-husband was harassing her over the phone. She later requested police stand by while she retrieved items from her ex-husband's home.

- A woman reported at 4:55 p.m. Friday her son was exposed to marijuana.

- Someone reported at 8 p.m. Friday a lot of noise was coming from a home on Southwest Street. Police found the noise was coming from Union Street home and the resident was working on something.

- A woman reported at 9:40 p.m. Friday a dog was barking at the end of Bell Avenue. Police found the dog and attempted to contact its owner but no one answered the door.

- A man reported at 11:35 p.m. Friday a tire on his vehicle was slashed while it was parked on South Main Street.



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