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August 25, 2012
Salem News


- An officer responded to the area of South Lundy Avenue and Franklin Street at 3 p.m. Thursday where a vehicle without an occupant was blocking the intersection. The vehicle was towed and the Salem Fire Department responded to clean up a transmission fluid spill. The driver did not return for the vehicle.

- A South Lincoln Avenue woman reported at 3:19 p.m. Thursday that she had been receiving six to eight calls a day from a Columbiana County Jail inmate who had been court ordered to have no contact with her.

- Police responded to a domestic dispute at a Sharp Avenue home at 7:22 p.m. Thursday and found a man and woman highly intoxicated and claiming that each had assaulted the other. They were advised to sober up and stay away from each other for the rest of the night.

- Officers responded to a Franklin Street apartment at 10:12 p.m. Thursday in reference to a fight and found it to be a verbal dispute that had escalated into a physical altercation. Neither party wished to press charges.

- Police responded to a Franklin Avenue home at 12:30 a.m. Friday where Erin Benner reported she was awoken by a noise and found a light on and the back door unlocked. Officers searched the area but did not find anyone.

- An officer responded to the area of New Garden and West Wilson Street at 1:01 a.m. Friday in reference to a juvenile walking in the roadway, possibly crying. The officer spoke with the juvenile who said he had become upset after being struck in the head while playing with some friends and had gone for a walk to calm down. The officer returned the juvenile home and advised his father of the situation.

- Police responded to a Park Drive home at 5:37 am. Friday where a woman reported seeing a female writing a vulgarity on her daughter's vehicle before fleeing to a waiting vehicle when she was observed.

- Police responded to an Aetna Street residence at 9:44 a.m. Friday where a woman reported her husband had kicked a hole in the wall of the rented home during an argument. She did not wish to press charges, just to have the incident documented.

- A caller reported at 9:49 a.m. Friday that a semi southbound on North Lincoln Avenue had struck a light pole, flower planter and wooden barricades while turning right onto East State Street but did not stop.


- Rachel Poynter, 67, state Route 164, Lisbon, was cited for failure to yield after she turned her Malibu into the path of an S-10 pickup driven by Frank Morrell, 42, Roller Coaster Road, Lisbon, resulting in an accident, which occurred at the intersection of South Market and Washington streets at 4 p.m. Thursday.

- A Greentree Place woman called for an officer at 2 p.m. Thursday because her family was having problems with their neighbor, who she alleged was threatening her sister. The dispute was over a puppy, with one the parties accusing the other of harming the dog. Police checked the dog, and it seemed uninjured. The parties were advised to keep their pets on leashes and to stay away from each other.

- A caller complained Thursday about trash in a yard on Sherman Street and the home smelling really bad. The police chief told the owners to clean up the trash.

- A South Lincoln Avenue man reported there was a drunk trying to get in his front door at 9:53 p.m. Thursday. Robert Halfhill, 30, New Waterford Road, New Waterford, was charged with disorderly conduct.



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