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August 22, 2012
Salem News


- A woman in the 700 block of North Lincoln Avenue reported at 12:55 p.m. Tuesday that her 7-year-old son was approached on Monday at Waterworth Memorial Park by a known juvenile who threatened to do bodily harm to him.

- Police were called at 11:58 a.m. Tuesday to the 400 block of Woodland Avenue to check on juveniles going door to door inquiring to mow residents' grass. An officer was flagged down by a man who was concerned they were too young to be performing work without parental supervision. The children could not be found.

- A parking ticket was issued and placed on a parked Ford Ranger in the 700 block of Prospect Street at 10:42 a.m. Tuesday due to the temporary tag expiring two days ago.

- Donna M. Blanchard, 53, of 593 Aetna St., came to the police station at 9:23 a.m. Tuesday to turn herself in for an active warrant for her arrest for failure to appear. The warrant was confirmed and she was taken into custody, turned over to a deputy and taken to the Columbiana County jail.

- A woman in the 1000 block of East Ninth Street called at 2:28 a.m. Tuesday to report a prowler in her yard. No persons or vehicles were found in the area. She told officers she could hear someone trying to enter the back door to the residence. There appeared to be no damage to the door.

- A juvenile male approached an officer at 12:22 a.m. Tuesday at the rear of the police department and provided information about two suspicious text messages he received on his cell phone. An investigation was pending.

- An anonymous person came to the police station at 11:22 p.m. Monday to report possible illegal activity in the city in the 100 block of South Lincoln Avenue. The information will be passed on to the proper agency.

- A Ridgewood Drive woman reported at 10:25 p.m. Monday that she was legally parked in the lot of a business in the 2900 block of East State Street when another vehicle struck her car and fled. There was damage to the passenger side front door.

- A possible intoxicated driver was reported at 10:24 p.m. Monday in the 2800 block of East State Street. The vehicle was located, but the driver was not intoxicated.

- Loud persons were reported at 8:32 p.m. Monday in the 100 block of North Lincoln Avenue. Officers spoke with several people and advised them of the complaint. They said they would cease their actions.

- At the request of the city fire department at 8:01 p.m. Monday, officers responded to the 400 block of Jefferson Avenue and stood by while firefighters handled a medical call.

- A Hanoverton man came to the police station at 7:07 p.m. Monday to report someone pulled a gun on him at a store in the 1100 block of East State Street. He said he and the person don't get along and when he came out of the store, the person began yelling at him and then reached into his vehicle and pulled a gun out, but never pointed it at him. The person then left. He didn't want to pursue the matter, but wanted it documented.

- A woman on Diagonal Road reported at 5:13 p.m. Monday that her boyfriend damaged her vehicle while she was visiting him at a residence on Sharp Avenue. The damage to the passenger door and mirror was the result of a verbal dispute, she said.

- A reckless vehicle was reported in Centennial Park at 3:51 p.m. Monday, but could not be found.

- A dog was reported at large at 3:23 p.m. Monday in the 900 block of South Union Avenue and found on the owner's property. An officer spoke by phone to a relative of the owner and he said he would contact the owner about the complaint.

- A woman in the 1500 block of Ridgewood Drive reported at 2:45 p.m. Monday that two males, one large and one a little smaller, walked by pushing a lawn mower talking loudly and she thought they were saying things about a theft. An officer located the two males on Oak by Park and they said they were only out trying to make some money by mowing yards. They didn't know anything of any thefts.


- Police were advised by a resident on South Lincoln Avenue at 10:40 a.m. Tuesday about a possible phone scam in which a male caller claims to be an officer in another country and that a family member has been arrested and needs bail money. The caller, who claimed to be from Peru, hung up before any information was exchanged.

- A Grant Street man reported at 9:36 a.m. Tuesday that someone took 10 pills from his residence after pushing in a screen window and crawling inside.

- Police were called at 11:15 p.m. Monday to a residence in the 800 block of Heritage Lane for a person knocking on a homeowner's door and then leaving before the homeowner could get to the door. Nobody could be found.


- A skateboard was found laying in shrubs at a gazebo in the park at 4:10 a.m. Monday.

- Someone reported at 1:17 p.m. Monday a silver Camry was driving recklessly into town on state Route 164 southbound. Police and Boardman Township Police Department checked the area but did not find the car.

- A woman gave police a cell phone she found on Firestone Avenue at 2 p.m. Monday. The owner was contacted to pick it up at the police station.

- Someone reported at 2:47 p.m. Monday two vases of silk flowers were taken from the cemetery on Kelly Park Road.

- Someone reported at 7 p.m. Monday that neighborhood kids were making fun of her 9-year-old granddaughter on Allen Street. Police said they would walk to the children.

- A man reported at 9:36 p.m. Monday that a gold Chevrolet Impala was illegally parked on Western Southern Avenue. Police found the vehicle was parked legally.

- Someone reported at 9:39 p.m. Monday a gray vehicle was suspiciously parked in her back yard on West Salem Street. It was later discovered the car belonged to a relative.

- A Marathon employee reported at 10:22 p.m. Monday a man in a gray colored Dodge pickup was in the store and appeared drunk. Police checked the area for the man but could not find him.

- Andrew J. Pappagallo, 62, Cedar Wood Drive, Mineral Ridge, was eastbound on state Route 14 at noon Monday and was struck by Cary L. Hull, 58, West Middletown Road, Salem, who was pulling onto the road and failed to yield from a private drive. Hull was cited for failure to yield.


- Gordon Alger, 54, of Flint, Mich., reportedly backed into vehicle operated by Diane Armstrong, 68, of Lisbon, causing minor damage. The accident occurred at the intersection of Moore and North Market Street at 2:24 p.m. Sunday.

- Two callers reported there was a male who keeps falling down near Saltwell Road at North Market Street at 5:39 p.m. Monday.

- Betty Jo Chuck, East Chestnut Street, reported Monday that she turned over a vehicle title to someone without signing the back, and she later learned someone else signed the back of the title.

- A resident of Applegrove Apartments reported Monday that someone was pacing back and forth in the county municipal court parking lot at 7:09 p.m. Monday and the person had been doing so for the past 20 minutes.

- A Jerome Street woman reported Monday a juvenile had given her son some pills.

- A caller reported that someone just left the Dollar General with blood on his face at 8:37 p.m. Monday.

- A caller witnessed a man taking bricks from the Circle K parking lot at 6:26 a.m. Tuesday.

- A woman reported Tuesday that copper plumbing was stolen from a house she has for sale on East High Street.



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