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September 20, 2012
Salem News


- Mary A. Roudebush, 62, Norton, Ohio, was cited for a traffic signal violation following a two-vehicle crash on East State Street at 9:17 a.m. Monday in which she was westbound on East State Street and allegedly failed to stop for a red light at Broadway Avenue, striking a southbound vehicle driven by Helen Elevick, 86, Highland Avenue, Salem. Salem First Responders also responded, but no injuries were reported.

- Police responded to an East Third Street home at 12:03 p.m. Tuesday where a woman and her husband both claimed to have been injured by the other. The matter was forwarded to the county prosecutor's office.

- A South Lincoln Avenue woman reported at 1:10 p.m. Tuesday observing a dog defecate in her yard and then return to a neighboring home. She stated that the issue had been ongoing. An officer spoke with the landlord at the home who said he would talk to the tenant.

- An officer on patrol in the 1500 block of Salem Parkway West at 9 p.m. Tuesday observed a vehicle off the roadway near the dead end cul-de-sac of Quaker Circle. The driver was reportedly traveling near the woodline southeast of the cul-de-sac and then stopped and turned off the headlights before turning on an apparent flashlight.

The officer was unable to access the vehicle through the brush, but returned with a Perry Township officer to investigate and observed the vehicle approaching the edge of the cul-de-sac from out of the brush. Upon contact, the driver stated that the land belonged to a family member and was only accessible from the cul-de-sac.

- Officers responded to the 900 block of East Pershing Avenue at 2:48 a.m. Wednesday where Jordan L. Smeltzer, South Lincoln Avenue, Salem, reported three men assaulted and robbed him and then fled north through the library parking lot. He had blood on his person and clothing, but refused medical treatment. He was later treated at the Salem Community Hospital.

- A Prospect Street woman reported on station at 1:19 p.m. Wednesday that she discovered her wallet missing over the weekend and could not find it at any of the places it might have been.

- Reginald A. Robinson, 657 E. State St., Salem, was arrested at his business on an active warrant out of the Columbiana County Sheriff's Office at 2:25 p.m. Wednesday.

- An East Fifth Street woman reported a woman she knows had been sending messages via Facebook to her boyfriend and boss. She was advised that no criminal activity occurred but that a report would be filed.


- Someone reported at 3:39 a.m. Tuesday they were following a possible drunk driver near Stanton Avenue. Police checked the area but did not find the vehicle.

- Keith A. Poulton, 42, Columbiana, was taken in custody on a parole violation warrant through Mahoning County at his home on Windjammer Drive at 4:37 p.m. Tuesday. He was then released to the Mahoning County sheriff's office.

- A South Middle Street man reported at 5:38 p.m. Tuesday the front window of his home was broken by someone.

- A North Main Street woman reported at 6:18 p.m. Tuesday she was accosted at Circle K by a man asking her for money or cigarettes. Police checked the area but did not find the man.

- A woman reported at 7:24 p.m. Tuesday it appeared a family was living in a vehicle in the Circle K parking lot. Police checked the lot but did not find the vehicle. The woman later reported it had moved to the laundromat at South Main Street. Police found the vehicle and there were no problems.

- Someone reported at 10:21 p.m. Tuesday a vehicle was in the storage facilities on South Main Street and had its lights out. Police checked the area and there were no problems.


- Police administered a Datamaster test on an OVI suspect for Goshen Township police at 1:31 a.m. Wednesday.

- Police responded to a three-vehicle accident at the state Route 45 and 9 intersection at 3:52 p.m. Tuesday where an eastbound car driven by Christina L. Mohr, 1360 W. State St., Lot 6, ran the red light striking a northbound car operated by Mary S. Kline, 7028 Shore La., Lisbon. Mohr's vehicle continued eastbound striking the westbound vehicle operated by Dale M. Chmielewski of Copely, Ohio.

That vehicle sustained minor damage and was driven from the scene and Mohr was cited for a red light violation.

- Police responded to the 1100 block of West Perry Street at 10:04 p.m. Monday for a barking dog complaint and after sitting stationary for 10 minutes nothing was heard.


- A Garfield Street woman reported at 4:32 p.m. Tuesday her soon to be ex-husband was harassing her and most recently sent her a threatening text message and she wished to pursue a restraining order.

- A woman reported at 9:11 a.m. Wednesday her 22-year-old daughter was walking near McKinley School on Monday and was approached by a man who asked her if she lived nearby with her parents and if she wanted to go pick tomatoes.



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