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September 5, 2012
Salem News


-An East Pershing Street man reported at 2:03 p.m. Tuesday that an unknown man took his cell phone Monday night after 10 p.m. The man had given him a ride and when they stopped at Smith Oil, he allowed the man to use his cell phone. When he left the store, the man had left the parking lot and took his phone with him. The vehicle was described as a dark-colored truck.

- Don Huston reported at 1:08 p.m. Tuesday that a 5-ton tow motor was missing from his garage in the 500 block of East Second Street. He had been storing it for a friend who lives outside the city. He was told to have the owner of the machine contact police for information for the report.

- A loud explosion was reported at 12:42 p.m. Tuesday in the area of South Ellsworth Avenue, but nothing could be located.

- John Innella, 33, of 892 E. Fifth St., was taken into custody at his residence at 9:29 a.m. Tuesday on a failure to appear warrant out of Columbiana County.

- Police were called to Salem Chrysler Jeep Dodge on Legacy Lane at 8:35 a.m. Tuesday for a damage report. An exhaust was partially removed from a 2012 Dodge 3500 truck parked near Ellsworth Avenue. The exhaust was found on the ground with some tin snips found underneath the cab. Some wires were also thought to have been cut, with the damage estimate unknown.

- A domestic dispute was reported at 10:29 p.m. Monday in the 400 block of East Seventh Street where a woman said her husband locked her out of the house. An officer spoke to the husband and he agreed to let the wife back inside.

- A Maple Street resident called at 9:52 p.m. Monday to report a known male was sending him threatening messages. An officer spoke to the known male and he said he was being harassed by the resident. Both sides were told to cease contact.

- A woman in the 900 block of East Third Street, reported at 9:36 p.m. Monday that someone entered the residence through a window and took a computer monitor. She believed an old roommate was responsible because the rest of his personal belongings were gone, including his computer items.

-Police were called at 8:43 p.m. Monday to the 200 block of West Wilson Street where a man advised his mother's boyfriend was yelling obscenities and creating a disturbance. An officer spoke with the boyfriend and he agreed to leave for the night.

- A man reported at 8:37 p.m. Monday that he parked his vehicle on the west side of a local business and went inside. When he came back out, his GPS unit was missing from the vehicle.

- Police responded to the 1000 block of North Ellsworth Avenue after an audible alarm was reported at 7:52 p.m. Monday from a closed business. The exterior of the building was checked and found secure. A keyholder responded and the interior was found secure, also.

- A parking complaint was reported at 7:01 p.m. Monday in the 1000 block of Cleveland Street. A woman said another vehicle parked extremely close to her vehicle and blocked her in. The other vehicle owner was contacted and moved the vehicle.

- Police responded to Waterworth Memorial Park for a report at 6:22 p.m. Monday of juveniles hitting park equipment with sticks. No violations were observed when officers arrived. Officers spoke to a group of juveniles who denied any involvement.

- Police were called at 4:04 p.m. Monday for a domestic in progress at the duck pond area of Waterworth Memorial Park where a woman reported a man known to her showed up at the park to get some of his belongings. She said he got angry and threw her baby stroller, fleeing on foot before police arrived. Officers responded to the 800 block of East Eighth Street after receiving a call about a man jumping fences and running through yards who matched the description of the man from the domestic. Some of his belongings were left in a yard, with officers taking possession of some clothing and a skateboard. They were unable to find the man.

- A dog was reported at large in the 500 block of Washington Avenue at 3:55 p.m. Monday. An office saw a white pit bull-type dog with black spots and neighbors advised where the dog lived. A note was left for the owner who then called police later and said the dog accidentally escaped and he had been out looking for it. He said he would correct the problem.

- Loud music was reported in the 500 block of Aetna Street at 2:56 p.m. Monday, with the resident contacted and told the laws regarding loud music.

- A woman in the 100 block of North Lincoln Avenue reported at 2:21 p.m. Monday that someone took gas from her vehicle without permission and someone also broke her satellite dish. She was told her options.

- Suspicious activity was reported at 1:56 p.m. Monday in the 800 block of North Ellsworth Avenue. No one was found.

- A man brought his 9-year-old daughter to the police department at 1:43 p.m. Monday to report she was improperly touched by a family member.

- A woman in the 400 block of Aetna Street reported at 12:54 p.m. Monday that someone took her lawn mower without her permission. She was told her options.

- A caller at 12:38 p.m. Monday reported children unattended in a vehicle in the 2400 block of East State Street. An officer found one of the children to be of the age to watch the other children. The parents of the children were told of the complaint.

- A man the 1400 block of East Third Street reported at 12:32 p.m. Tuesday that his neighbor to the west had scaffolding set up in the shared driveway, blocking cars from use. He was upset that he would not be able to get out of the drive. He was asked if he had asked the neighbor to move the ladders prior to calling the police and he said no. He was told it's a civil matter and to communicate with his neighbor first prior to calling police. The officer talked to the neighbor and he said all the man had to do was ask if he needed the ladders moved and he would move them.

- A suspicious male pulling a red wagon was reported at 12:02 p.m. Monday in the 400 block of West Pershing Street. He could not be found.

- A man in the 600 block of Washington Avenue called at 10:04 a.m. Monday to report suspicious activity at a residence. An officer learned from another officer that a family had moved into the house and had a key. The man was told about the family moving into the home.

- A woman in the 500 block of East Perry Street, reported at 10:01 a.m. Monday that someone slashed the right rear tire of her vehicle.


- Police responded to a theft report in the 13000 block of Main Street, Beloit, at 8:30 a.m. Aug. 27.

- Melissa S. Wells, 27, 215 Chris Ave., Washingtonville, was arrested at 6:30 p.m. Thursday for obstructing official business in reference to an investigation of a magazine sales scam.

- A Middletown Road resident reported a stolen dirt bike at 7:01 p.m. Friday.

- Gergori H. Mason, 24, 127 Penn Ave., Salem, was arrested for possession of marijuana following a traffic stop at 2:19 a.m. Sunday.

- Police responded to a criminal damaging report at 7:58 p.m. Sunday.

- Derek R. Sullivan, 29, 4691 Canfield-Niles Road, Canfield, was arrested for operating a vehicle intoxicated following a traffic stop for traveling left of center at 1:45 a.m. Monday.

- John S. McCoy, 61, Seymour, Mo., was cited for improper backing following a one-vehicle crash in Green Township at 10:50 a.m. Monday in which he was attempting to back into a drive in the 9000 block of U.S. Route 62 and allegedly entering a ditch and then striking a metal pole in the driveway.

- Andrew T. Minich, 57, 1005 Lake Park Blvd., Sebring, was arrested for fictitious registration and expire plates following a traffic stop at 11:25 a.m. Monday.


- Three dogs were reported in a vehicle with the windows closed in the Burger King lot at 6:39 p.m. Friday. The vehicle had left when police arrived.

-A woman reported a group of children, about 2-years-old, running up and down South Middle Street at 9:14 p.m. Friday with no apparent supervision. Police found adults there.

-A suspicious man was reported in the Columbiana Manor lot at 10:13 p.m. Friday. Police found Kenneth Carlisle, who had fallen.

- A man reported his black dog missing at 11:17 p.m. Friday. Police had been told about a found dog earlier in the day and planned to contact the person who found it on Saturday so the man could pick it up.

-A neighbor reported a possible domestic situation at a home at 1:28 a.m. Saturday. Police spoke to the neighbors, who were outside and appeared to not be having any problems.

- Someone reported a magazine scam at 11:31 a.m. Saturday.

- An argument was reported at 12:19 p.m. Saturday between a man and an employee at Cashland.

- A Lakeshore Drive woman reported at 4:11 p.m. Saturday a suspicious vehicle was in front of her home. Police found the vehicle legally parked, locked and apparently belonging to a construction worker. There are several homes under construction in the area.

- Someone reported a eastbound Mercedes-Benz on state Route 14 driving recklessly at 5:21 p.m. Saturday.

- A fight was reported in the area of the H and R Block building at 11:53 p.m. Saturday.

- A woman reported at 2:54 p.m. Sunday there had been a fight at her home and underage drinking on the night before. She lives near the H and R Block building. Her kitchen had been torn up by those involved.

- Cynthia Kacier, 60, Warren, was eastbound on state Route 14 at 4:22 p.m. Monday and struck the rear of a truck driven by Jordan White, 27, Beaver Falls, Pa., that was stopped at the red light at state Route 164. Kacier was cited for failure to maintain assured clear distance ahead.

- Brian K. Kocanjar, 39, Youngstown, was cited for driving under child support suspension following a traffic stop on South Main Street at 5:47 p.m. Monday.

- A man reported at 6:11 p.m. Monday a woman was at a North Elm Street home when she was not supposed to be there. Police warned Alyssa Suter, 21, Salem, of criminal trespass.

- A woman reported at 11:23 p.m. Monday two dogs were barking for hours at a home behind Save-A-Lot. Police went to the area and did not hear any dogs barking.


- Someone reported a man in the parking lot of Save-A-Lot begging for money at 9:43 a.m. Monday. The man was described as wearing funny colored shorts, a white shirt and a backpack.

- A South Beaver Street man reported at 9:37 a.m. Monday he found a very friendly rabbit and believed it may have been a pet. He left his number with police.

- Someone reported very loud music at a home on state Route 517 east of the state Route 164 intersection at 11:28 p.m. Sunday. Police spoke to the resident and he agreed to turn it down. At 2:27 a.m. Monday, police were called again by someone who said the music had been turned down when police were there earlier, but now the party was continuing with loud talking and yelling. Police returned and the resident agreed to take the party inside.

- An East Washington Street woman reported at 11:05 p.m. Sunday, someone is texting her, "blowing up" her phone.

- A woman reported at 5:32 p.m. Sunday her friend asked her to call police because the friend's neighbors were arguing. Police spoke to the North Beaver Street couple and found it to be an argument about random things. They agreed there would be no further problems.

- Kendrick J. Power, 23, and Ronni DelGuzzo, 18, both of East Liverpool, were charged with stealing a boxer puppy from a vehicle in the county juvenile court parking lot on Thursday afternoon. The dog belongs to Nico Baker and Cindel Sheppard, who said the vehicle windows were nearly all the way down and they left water inside for their pet. Baker and Sheppard recognized who took the dog after reviewing the parking lot surveillance camera. Power and DelGuzzo said they took the dog for its own safety, disputing whether there was water inside for the boxer to drink.

- Melinda Withers, 28, of Steubenville, was charged with theft for reportedly shoplifting items from the BP station on Aug. 29.

-Brian K. Miller, 32, Grant Street, was charged with theft for reportedly stealing $46 from a title that was being processed at the county title office on Aug. 28.

- Angel D. Hartley, 39, Seventh Avenue, East Liverpool, was charged with writing a bad check in the amount of $75 to Morgan's Drug Store on July 30.

- A female who lives on North Beaver Street reported her son heard a tapping sound on their air conditioner at 1 a.m. Tuesday.

- Jonathan Bellanca was able to provide some additional details about what occurred before he was assaulted in the parking lot of the Circle K at 2 a.m. Sunday. Bellanca said he was at a bar in New Waterford, not Lisbon, and his friends did not want to leave, so he started walking home. Two men and a female in a car stopped and gave him a ride to the Circle K, and the next thing he knew he was on the ground with head injuries. Witnesses said they saw two men in a Jeep Wrangler assault Bellanca.



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