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September 8, 2012
Salem News


- An East State Street resident reported at 12:02 p.m. Thursday that someone made two unauthorized purchases of $110.92 and $107.54 one minute apart in Strottersburgh, Pa.

- Police responded to a Woodland Avenue home at 2:56 p.m. Thursday where a man reported receiving unwanted telephone calls regarding a bill he owes.

- An employee of an East State Street business reported at 2:58 p.m. Thursday that management discovered on Wednesday that a large number of video games had been stolen.

- A Monroe Street resident reported at 3:21 p.m. Thursday that she had attempted to obtain a loan through the online company Cash For You and had sent to a New York address $270 to be returned upon verification. She stated that once she sent the $270, the company asked for another $500 before the loan could be approved. She said she refused to send the extra money and that the company refused to refund the initial $270.

- Police responded to a Walnut Street apartment at 5:12 p.m. Thursday where a woman reported a man who was not supposed to be on the property had been making threats toward her. She was advised to tell the landlord about it and the two were told to stay away from each other.

- Officers responded to an East State Street business at 5:36 p.m. Thursday where the manager reported someone had taken the sign from the front of the business.

- An officer responded to a Newgarden Avenue home at 5:37 p.m. Thursday for a report of juveniles shooting an air rifle in their backyard. The officer spoke with the juveniles and their mother and warned them about the city ordinance prohibiting the activity.

- Police briefly detained a man at a West Pershing Street apartment for allegedly brandishing a knife during a domestic dispute at 8:55 p.m. Thursday. The man was released and statements were collected so the incident forwarded to the county prosecutor for possible charges after officers determined multiple fights had occurred.

- Officers responded to a West Pershing Street home at 9:25 p.m. Thursday where a woman reported someone had taken items from the garage at her residence. She provided the name of a possible suspect.

- An officer responded to a report of a suspicious person in the 600 block of East Third Street at 12:03 a.m. Friday, but could not find anyone.

- An officer responded to a West State Street gas station at 1:42 a.m. Friday where an employee reported a customer had become irate after she refused to sell her cigarettes because a lack of identification. The customer was located outside and given a ride home.

- Police responded to an unknown noise disturbance outside a Continental Drive apartment at 4:27 a.m. Friday, but could not locate anything suspicious.


- Police responded to the 100 block of Benton Road at 3:17 p.m. Thursday for a report of a woman staggering near the roadway and causing a traffic hazard. Officers joined Salem police in searching for the woman but could not locate her. Witnesses said she was last observed inside city limits.

- Cheri Ann Burke, 49, Crestview Drive, Leetonia, was cited for assured clear distance ahead following a two-vehicle crash on state Route 45 near Southridge Drive at 4:28 p.m. Thursday in which she was northbound and allegedly failed to stop for traffic, striking the rear of a vehicle driven by Joseph H. Cattell, 50, Courtney Road, Beloit.

- Police responded to a North Ellsworth Avenue home at 8:47 p.m. Thursday where an 11-year-old was refusing to obey parental controls and the rules of the house. An officer spoke with the juvenile and parents and advised them of parental options and the consequences if the juvenile continued his behavior. Information was offered for contact with the Columbiana County Juvenile Diversion program.

- An officer on patrol at 12:48 a.m. Friday found a large tree that had fallen on Painter Road west of Egypt Road, blocking the roadway. The Perry Township Road Department responded to clear the roadway.


- Someone reported at midnight Thursday workers putting up rides on South Main Street were yelling and cussing. Police told the workers of the complaint, and they said they would be quiet.

- At 2:58 a.m. Thursday a warning letter was sent to Nancy Kyser-Hoffman, Duquesen Street, for high weeds.

- At 11 a.m. Thursday police met with the Ohio Department of Commerce at their request for an inspection at Cashland.

- A Woodland Run resident reported at 11:12 a.m. Thursday that every morning between 4:15 and 4:30 a.m. the paper carrier delivers papers in a car with an "extremely loud" muffler and the noise wakes the residents.

- A woman reported at 3:11 p.m. Thursday someone stole her car from the Prima Health Care parking lot and was headed northbound on state Route 7. Police found the vehicle and discovered it was a taken by a repossession company.

- Someone reported at 4 p.m. Thursday items were taken from the storage lockers at Columbiana Space Center on South Main Street.

- Police stood by with liquor control agents at Shellabellas at 7:55 p.m. Thursday as the agents cited the bar.

- Someone reported at 7:59 p.m. Thursday a suspicious man was by a home in the area of Washington Street. Police found the man and learned he was allowed to be on the property.


- A Thomas Road resident reported at 10:10 p.m. Thursday his nephew was threatening to burn down his house.

- A woman reported at 2:51 p.m. Thursday someone driving a van was chasing a girl in the alley behind Circle K. The woman described the van as a green Chrysler Voyager and the girl was wearing shorts, a belly shirt and a backpack. Police checked the area but did not find the girl or the van.

- Kayla Lee Babcock, 19, Cream Ridge Road, Lisbon, was cited for speeding at 5:20 a.m. Friday on state Route 154.



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