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September 25, 2012
Salem News


- Robert L. Harmony, 44, of 383 1/2 E. Fourth St., was charged with operating a vehicle under the influence/reasonable control at 7:40 a.m. Monday for an incident which occurred Sept. 16.

- Officers responded to the area of Southeast Boulevard and Franklin Avenue after receiving a report at 5:41 a.m. Monday for a suspicious person flagging down traffic. Nobody was found.

- Police were called at 11:35 p.m. Sunday to a domestic in the 500 block of Walnut Street where a man said he and his girlfriend had an argument over personal issues. She left before officers arrived and could not be located.

- Thomas A. Williams, 26, of Akron, was charged with operating a vehicle under the influence and speeding after a traffic stop at 10:24 p.m. Sunday on West State Street.

- KLG Ambulance reported possible underage consumption at 9:13 p.m. Sunday on East Pershing Street. Police were unable to locate anyone.

- A parking violation was reported at 6:44 p.m. Sunday in the 400 block of Penn Avenue. No violation was observed, but the owner of the vehicle said she would park in another place the next time she came to visit family.

- A domestic dispute was reported in the 800 block of Summit Street at 6:36 p.m. Sunday. The dispute was found to be over property. Both parties were told their options.

- A woman in the 900 block of West Wilson Street called police at 6:02 p.m. Sunday regarding an ongoing problem with a neighbor. She was told her options. Officers spoke with the neighbor about the matter.

- A Salem man whose last known address was Prospect Street reported at 5:13 p.m. Sunday that someone known to him stole his cart that contained his clean clothing. He was told his options.

- A juvenile contacted police at 2:18 p.m. Sunday to advise a juvenile friend stole a memory chip from him, but he had the chip back in his possession when an officer arrived. The suspect had already returned the item.

- An officer gathered information at 1:57 p.m. Sunday at Walmart, 2875 E. State St., regarding stolen merchandise from the store.


- Police were called at 7:59 p.m. Sunday to the 500 block of Wisconsin Boulevard for a domestic dispute which officers found to be verbal. One person was going to leave to stay with a friend. The domestic violence laws were explained. Police had been called to the same residence at 6:30 p.m. for an unwanted person, learning the person was not there. A resident reported the person texted him and said they were coming over. He was told to call the person and tell them not to come over and to call police if the person shows up.

- Perry Township Police assisted Goshen Township Police with a shooting complaint in the 1400 block of Benton Road at 4:52 p.m. Sunday. A Goshen officer was investigating a shooting complaint in Goshen Township when shots fired from a Perry Township property flew over the officer's head. Police spoke to the people shooting and told them to stop until they have a proper backstop. They were warned of possible actions if the shooting continued after police left.

- Police were called at 2:06 p.m. Sunday to the 1000 block of Elberon Avenue to remove multiple dogs from a residence at the request of the owner. Police removed four dogs and two cats from the residence, with the animals taken to a temporary shelter until homes can be found. Police contacted the humane society and documented the living conditions of the animals, with everything to be sent to the prosecutor for review.

- A woman in the 200 block of Plymouth Place called at 1:30 p.m. Sunday to report her ex-boyfriend using her credit card without her permission. She did not want to pursue charges and was told to contact the card company and cancel the card.

- Police were called at 6:44 a.m. Sunday for a report of four horses running loose on U.S. Route 62 between North Ellsworth Avenue and North Lincoln Avenue. The people responsible for the animals were found and the animals were corralled and returned to the barn.

- Police were called to the 1700 block of Newgarden Avenue at 11:35 p.m. Saturday to assist a resident with a malfunctioning mechanical bed.

- Police assisted EMT and the Salem Fire Department on a medical call at 9:16 p.m. Saturday in the 1300 block of Beechwood.

- A caller at 3:18 p.m. Saturday reported a blue SUV driving slowly back and forth multiple times on East Pine Lake Road and asked police to check it out. The vehicle could not be found.

- A resident in the 1900 block of Cunningham Road called at 10:48 a.m. Saturday requesting information about regulations on operating farm equipment on the road. She was told there are no regulations on where the equipment can be operated, but they do have regulations on what they need to be road legal.

- A woman called at 9:17 a.m. Saturday regarding a civil matter with an animal, telling an officer they gave an animal to a person who took the animal to a shelter. She was told to contact the shelter due to the issue being a civil matter.

- A man in the 1100 block of North Union Avenue reported at 10:49 p.m. Friday that someone attempted to enter the residence. A screen was removed from a window and another window damaged, but it didn't appear entry was made.

- A resident on East 11th Street called at 8:41 p.m. Friday to report startling two suspicious persons who were on their property when they came out. The persons were wearing dark clothing and ran through the yards towards 12th Street. Officers checked the area, but did not find anyone matching the description.

- An East 11th Street man reported at 7:19 p.m. Friday that vehicles appear to be traveling well over the posted speed limit and he was concerned for the safety of children on the street.

- Police were called at 2:04 p.m. Friday regarding a black dog running at large in the trailer park on West State Street. An officer will contact the owner and tell them to keep the dog chained up. The caller was told to call the dog warden if the dog keeps coming around.


- A woman reported at 2:44 p.m. Sunday being involved in a dispute on West Washington Street involving her cats and cat food. Her father called at the same time to complain about the daughter harassing him and how she left cats behind after moving out several weeks ago and was now accusing him of failing to care for them. The parties were advised this was a civil dispute and they should make arrangements for the daughter to stop by to retrieve her remaining belongings.

- Mark West was delivering pizza when his parked car rolled into the chain link fence of Bernice Monter, North Beaver Street, at 6 p.m. Sunday. West and Monter agreed to make arrangements to have the fence repaired.

- A West Lincoln Way man reported his girlfriend broke a flat screen rental TV at 4:29 p.m. Sunday. His girlfriend said he owed her $200 she loaned him to pay bills. The parties were advised this was a civil matter.

- A caller reported someone was breaking into the East Chestnut Street home of Tabbithia Boyd at 5 a.m. Sunday. Boyd told police she did not want anything done.

- Richard C. Brendlinger Jr., 39, West Washington Street, was charged with domestic violence after police were called to his home at 9:21 p.m. Sunday in regard to a dispute that reportedly involved Brendlinger turning over a table and threatening to shoot his wife and himself while armed with a handgun.

- A loud music complaint from a car parked at the laundromat next door to the Save A Lot supermarket was received at 2:43 p.m. Sunday, but police did not hear any loud music when they arrived.

- A Maple Street woman reported at 11:29 p.m. Saturday she wanted her boyfriend removed from her father's house but he was refusing to leave. Both parties said they would stay somewhere else for the night.

-A case worker for Children Services was at a home on East Lincoln Way at 10:37 a.m. Saturday to perform a case plan for the children and the adults were pacing about. She called police out of concern things might escalate.

- A caller reported at 1:33 p.m. Saturday seeing a disheveled looking man with a bruise on his head walking along Saltwell Road. Police patrolled the area but were unable to locate the man.

- An employee from Drive Now Auto called at 2:21 p.m. Friday to say a customer whose down payment was turned down for a 1998 Honda Accord began making a scene and threatening to assault him.

- Kris Elsass reported Friday afternoon two males were in a section of an upstairs apartment on West Lincoln Way that was uninhabitable, and the suspects were disassembling TVs. Clayton Kellner was told by police if he returned to the property he would be charged with trespassing.


- An officer investigated a report of a man going door to door asking for a gallon of gas in the 700 block of Columbia Street at 9:16 p.m. Sept. 12.

- An officer assisted Columbiana police in checking a business in the 400 block of West Railroad Street in reference to multiple alarm drops at 9:52 p.m. Sept. 15.

- An officer investigated a report of possible child abuse in the village at 8:28 p.m. Thursday.


- Anthony Verdream, 28, Girard, was arrested for operating a vehicle intoxicated following a traffic stop for speed at 1:01 a.m. Wednesday.

- Police investigated a theft report at an 11000 block Lisbon Road home at 6:58 p.m. Wednesday.

- A First Street, Beloit, business reported someone had damaged a window at the business at 8:01 p.m. Wednesday.

- Shaun E. Pitts, 34, Conneaut, Ohio, was arrested at 11 a.m. Thursday on an active warrant through the department for unauthorized use of property.

- Police investigated a theft report at an 11000 block Stratton Road home at 10:30 a.m. Saturday.

- Police investigated a theft report at a 12000 block Middletown Road home at 11.48 a.m. Saturday.

- Police investigated a theft report at a 13000 block Western Reserve Road home at 12:12 p.m. Saturday.

- Michael D. Palmer, 26, 5850 Elias-Lloyd Drive, Ellsworth, was arrested for operating a vehicle intoxicated and open container after being stopped at an OVI checkpoint in Austintown at 11:15 p.m. Saturday.

- Catherine A. Ritteger, 44, 45832 Clarkson Road, Rogers, was arrested for operating a vehicle intoxicated, failure to reinstate and failure to comply following a traffic stop for traveling left of center at 5:39 p.m. Sunday.


- Someone requested at midnight Sunday police check pavilion No. 1 in the park because of some of the trucks there. Police found it was the city electric repair crew working on power lines damaged by a tree during an earlier storm.

- Anthony Weber, East Park Avenue, reported at 1:51 a.m. Sunday he was stabbed during a possible breaking and entering. No other information was available.

- A woman reported at 7:25 a.m. Sunday a vicious dog was around the industrial park. Police found the dog that appeared to be timid instead of vicious and contacted the county dog warden.

- An East Park Avenue woman reported at 11 a.m. Sunday she was possibly the victim of a telephone scam.

- The Family Video manager reported at 1:52 p.m. Sunday Jonathan Weis was in the store when he was not permitted to be there. Police spoke with Weis and he was sent on his way.

- A man reported at 2:33 p.m. Sunday three mums worth roughly $30 were stolen from his dad's grave site just east of the chapel and another grave beside his was missing two flowers.

- Police found an open van door in the driveway of a Kingwood home at 11:31 p.m. Sunday and contacted the owner who realized they had accidentally left it open.

- Someone reported at 4:10 a.m. Saturday a white Toyota pickup was in a ditch near Crestview Elementary. Police checked the area and could not find the driver. The Lisbon Patrol was then notified and made contact with Tyler Boyken, Duquesne Street, who owns the vehicle.

-A West Friend street woman reported at 8:31 a.m. Saturday people were trespassing on her property.

- David P. Wyant, 46, was backing from his driveway on North Cross Street at 3:31 p.m. Saturday and struck an unoccupied car parked on the street. He was cited for improper backing.

- At 3:38 p.m. Saturday, Anthony J. Rock, 26, Darlington, Pa., was served with charges of falsification, failure to reinstate license, and expired plates in connection with an Aug. 25 traffic stop in which he provided an officer with his cousin's information to avoid a citation.

- At 7:18 p.m. Saturday police found a dog in the middle of the road and returned it to its owner on Garfield Avenue.

- Todd Kirtley, 29, New Waterford, was cited for driving under suspension, fictitious registration and seat belt following a traffic stop on East Park Avenue at 8:21 p.m. Saturday.

- Someone reported at 8 a.m. Friday a reckless driver was in the area of Columbiana-Waterford Road. Police checked the area but were unable to find the vehicle.

- A woman reported at 8:31 a.m. Friday her son's trash can was stolen on Hawkins Lane.

- A Woodland Avenue doctor's office reported at 9:51 a.m. Friday a patient left before he was discharged and still had an IV-block in his arm and requested police contact the man so he could return to the hospital and have it removed.

- A Timberline Drive resident reported at 10:43 a.m. Friday their neighbor missed the CARTS bus that morning and they were concerned for his well being. Police found the man at the home and he had been riding his bicycle.

- A South Middle Street woman reported at 11 a.m. Friday her window was shot with a BB gun sometime during the night.

- Someone reported at 12:53 p.m. Friday a man was trying to sell things on West Park Avenue.

- The Lisbon Patrol reported at 2:57 p.m. Friday a reckless driver was on state Route 14. Police checked the area but did not find the vehicle.

- A woman reported at 5:11 p.m. Friday about five kids were playing a cops and robbers type of game near the church on South Middle Street.

- A South Vine Street resident reported at 6:21 p.m. Friday he was having problems with his computer. Police found the man did not have a security program installed and would need to take it to a business to have it cleared.

Woman indicted on bad check charge

LISBON - Nicole L. Hamilton, 34, address unknown, was served a secret indictment issued by the Columbiana County grand jury for a passing bad checks charge. The indictment was issued in January 2010. According to court documents, Hamilton wrote a check on Nov. 22, 2009 on a closed account.



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