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September 18, 2012
Salem News


- A unruly female juvenile in the 1200 block of Southeast Boulevard was taken to the Tobin Center at 8:40 a.m. Monday after her mother advised she was struck in the abdomen and chest by over an argument about not going to school.

- Police responded to the 1700 block of East 3rd Street at 8:44 a.m. Monday after officers were made award of a situation involving students harassing another on a school bus.

- Police observed the railroad crossing gates at Mullins Street activating without trains passing and notified Norfolk Southern at 5:51 a.m. Monday.

- Police responded to the 300 block of Fair Avenue at 7:17 a.m. Monday for a report of loud explosions and were unable to locate the source. Transformers were OK and there appeared to be power in the area.

- Police responded to the 200 block of East 8th Street at 4:50 p.m. Sunday to check for a wanted person but they were not at home.

- Police responded to the 1200 block of Southeast Boulevard at 5:04 p.m. Sunday for an ongoing problem with the neighbor's juveniles. Police spoke to the juveniles and advised them of the complaint.

- Police responded to the 1800 block of Oak Street at 6:06 p.m. Sunday for a distraught person. A female was suffering mental illness and police stood by until a family member arrived.

- Police gave an unwanted person a courtesy ride to a friend's residence at 7:28 p.m. Sunday after being summoned to another residence.

- Police responded to the 500 block of East 4th Street at 9:14 p.m. Sunday where the complainant advised of problems with a person at the facility earlier in the evening.

- A resident in the 200 block of Vine Avenue advised police at 9:42 p.m. Sunday a neighbor had been harassing him and keeps knocking on his door for no reason. Both sides were advised to stay away from each other.

- Police responded to the 400 block of East Euclid Street at 10:35 p.m. Sunday and checked for a suspicious vehicle but were unable to locate anything.

- Police responded to a report of an intoxicated person in the 1900 block of East State Street at 11:05 p.m. Sunday and the person volunteered to go to the hospital.

- A red tag for a barking dog was left at a residence in the 800 block of Prospect Street at 8:06 a.m. Sunday after no one came to the door.

- Police responded to the 200 block of South Lundy Avenue at 12:49 p.m. Sunday regarding a theft from the building entrance. A 10 to 12-foot section of safety chain that enclosed a display was taken. The incident is under investigation.

- Police responded to the 500 block of South Madison Avenue regarding a civil matter at 2:37 p.m. Sunday. It was over property taken from a foreclosed on property.


- Police responded to the 1100 block of West Perry Street at 3:47 p.m. Sunday regarding a report of threats being made. A man said he was threatened by his ex-wife's new boyfriend. Police spoke to the boyfriend who denied the threats and police advised each to go their separate ways.

- Police responded to the 1500 block of Harding Avenue where the subject was advised some of the harassment he complained about was civil and he needed to contact a lawyer. Police advised that contact will be made with the person harassing them and they will be advised to stop.

- Police, fire and ambulance personnel responded to the 300 block of West Pidgeon Road for a structure fire that the homeowner had extinguished. It was confined to the kitchen area and no injuries were reported.

- Police responded to the Sparkle Market in Salem at 2:37 a.m. Sunday as Salem police were tied up for a report of a man yelling in the parking lot. Officers checked the area out but were unable to locate anyone.

- Police responded to the 400 block of Benton Road at 3:18 a.m. Sunday for a report of harassment. Police told him the neighbor had a legitimate complaint because when the officer arrived the television was playing loudly. He advised the officer of several other things the neighbor does and was advised to contact police if he observes them doing anything illegal.

- Police met with a complainant on station at 6:34 p.m. Saturday who reported domestic problems at their residence and requested information. It was determined it occurred in the city and the complainant was referred to Salem police.


- Someone reported at 12:16 a.m. Sunday a possible drunk driver was eastbound on state Route 14. Police checked the area but did not find the vehicle.

- At 10:21 a.m. Sunday members of an East Palestine church requested police conduct a welfare check on a South Main Street woman after she was not heard from for several days and the mail was piling up on her porch, and no one would answer the door when they went to the home. Police were able to contact the woman's son who said she was in the hospital and accounted for.

- Danielle R. Jenkins, 26, Leetonia, was cited for driving under suspension following a traffic stop on Lisbon Street at 3 p.m. Sunday.

- A man reported at 5:16 p.m. Sunday a young kid was riding a dirt bike on Union and Southwest Street. Police told the boy and his mother the rides should be confined to their yard.

- On Sunday, Michael Smith of East Palestine was charged for failure to pay balance of city income tax owed for 2010. Douglas Illig, of Columbiana, was charged for failure to pay city income tax for 2008, 2009, and 2010. Brandon Barnhouse, of Columbiana, was charged for failure to file city income tax for 2007-2010, and Frank Nemick, of Struthers, was charged for failure to file city income tax for 2007 and failure to pay city income taxes for 2005 and 2006.

- Someone reported at 1:43 a.m. Saturday a dog was barking in the area of Metz Road and Fairfield School Road. Police heard the dog barking but were unable to find where it was.

- A man reported at 4:44 a.m. Saturday his vehicle was keyed on both sides while parked in the Sparkle parking lot.

- Someone reported at 1:28 p.m. Saturday a dark red vehicle was driving recklessly on state Route 164 southbound into the city. Police checked the area but did not find the vehicle.

- The highway patrol requested at 7:15 p.m. Saturday police attempt to make contact with Cale Armstrong on Blueberry Drive since he was reportedly involved in a hit-skip. Police found Armstrong and relayed the message and he told officers he would go to the patrol, but didn't show up and later had his phone turned off.

- A man reported at 9 p.m. Saturday two small kids were inside a green Saturn vehicle in the McDonald's parking lot and the car was running with no adults inside. Police spoke with Jason Morgan, of Leetonia, who had just come out of the restaurant and told him not to leave children unattended in a running vehicle. Morgan told police he had went inside "real quick" to get some items for the football team.

- Jill A. Brothers, 49, Negley, was arrested and cited for OVI, marked lanes and left of center following a traffic stop on state Route 7 at 10:50 p.m. Saturday.

- A man reported at 2:12 p.m. Friday a local bank refused to cash a check he received with written instruction on cashing the check and then sending the money to Nigeria. Police told the man that it was likely a scam and that was why the bank wouldn't get involved.

- The highway patrol advised of a reckless driver on state Route 14 near Madison Drive at 10:26 p.m. Friday. Police found the vehicle backed into a parking space and unoccupied.

- Someone reported at 11:18 p.m. Friday a suspicious person was knocking on doors in the South Bayshore area.


- Maria Stone was arrested for theft for a pack of batteries allegedly unpaid for and in her car on Saturday at Rite Aid.

- Richard Hart, Canton, reported at 4:15 p.m. Thursday he was in a crash on East Lincoln Way at McKinley Avenue. According to the report, Gary Bookman, Smith Road, Negley, was backing a pickup and trailer on East Lincoln Way at the east side of Jackson Street and was attempting to make room for a semi truck that was turning when he struck Hart's vehicle, which was stopped in traffic behind his. Bookman told police he could not see Hart's vehicle as he was backing.

- A woman reported at 10:17 p.m. Thursday loud noises were coming from the lower apartment on Beaver Street. Police went to the apartment and could hear a woman crying loudly. The woman told police she was upset with her boyfriend who was not there.

- A woman reported at 11:29 p.m. Thursday one of the many pumpkins that were in her yard was thrown out into the street and she believes a young man in a Chevy pickup was responsible. Police spoke with a 17-year-old who said he had come across the pumpkin in the road and was attempting to move it so other vehicles wouldn't hit it but since it was so big he was unable to get it out of the roadway.

- A woman reported at 11:12 a.m. Friday feedbags were in the road at North Market and Beaver streets. Police went to the area but the bags had been moved.

- A woman reported at 10:47 a.m. Saturday she was staying with a friend on East Chestnut Street and her boyfriend was threatening her and her friend. The woman said the man threatened to smash out the windows of her car.

- A man reported at 1:54 p.m. Saturday a woman might have suffered heat exhaustion at the Appleseed Festival. Festival volunteers escorted her toward the fire department near her car.

- A man reported at 1:59 p.m. Saturday kids were throwing pallets near Albco.

- A Smith Oil employee reported at 8:39 p.m. Saturday a man came to the station and paid $100 for his son, whom the employee believes has been driving off without paying for gas.

- A man reported at 7:46 p.m. Saturday he lost his wallet while at the Appleseed Festival.

- A man reported at 7:30 p.m. Saturday he lost his silver credit card holder while at the festival.

- A woman reported at 10:16 a.m. Sunday a man wearing beige khaki shorts and a blue shirt was staggering all over Saltwell Road.



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