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September 27, 2012
Salem News


- An Old Route 558, Leetonia, man reported at 7:27 p.m. Tuesday on his farm that sometime between Friday and Saturday someone took two batteries from one tractor and one battery from another tractor.


- Someone reported at 6:48 a.m. Tuesday the driver of a vehicle southbound on state Route 7 was possibly intoxicated. Police checked the area but did not find the vehicle.

- Someone reported at 8:13 a.m. Tuesday a door was damaged while trying to gain entry into a Timberline Drive home for EMS for someone who had fallen there and the door was locked.

- Someone requested at 8:57 a.m. Tuesday police check on a Fairfield Avenue man who did not show up for work that day. Police went to the home and did not see the man and there was no vehicle in the driveway. Dispatch was later able to contact the man's pastor, who said that he had spoken with him earlier and everything was fine.

- The railroad company reported at 11 a.m. Tuesday they received complaints that people were climbing on a stopped train on Pittsburgh Street to get across the tracks. Police went to the location but did not see anyone.

- Someone reported at 1 p.m. Tuesday two suspicious men were sitting inside a North Bayshore Drive building. Police found the men were doing maintenance work there.

- A woman reported at 1 p.m. Tuesday a german shepherd dog was near Arby's and possibly injured. Police attempted to check on the dog but it ran into the woods.

- Someone reported at 4:38 p.m. Tuesday a man was in the back of the Marathon gas station and had earlier purchased a beer and put it in a McDonald's cup and was drinking it as he drove away. Police found the man leaving the store and recognized him as Michael P. Esenwein, 27, Columbiana, who had a suspended driver's license. He was then stopped on South Vine Street and found not to be impaired but was cited for driving under suspension. Esenwein allowed police to search his vehicle and no alcohol was found.

- Someone reported at 5 p.m. Tuesday that sometime within the last two weeks someone removed two wreaths from a gravesite in the cemetery.

- A man reported at 5:19 p.m. Tuesday the railroad crossing gates on Pittsburgh Avenue were malfunctioning.

- Circle K reported theft at 9:37 p.m. Tuesday.


- A person by the name of Swords reported at 5:54 a.m. Wednesday someone driving a dually white truck was following too close coming into town east on U.S. Route 30, and then at County Home Road the driver passed at a double-yellow line with another vehicle coming the other direction. Police waited for the truck to enter town but it never did.

- A woman reported Tuesday juveniles were smoking cigarettes at the school bus stop at the corner of Pritchard Avenue and High Street.

- A caller complained about loud music coming from the Motorcycle Dream Shop at 12:23 a.m. Wednesday. Police spoke with Mike and he agreed to turn down the volume.

- A state Route 154 woman reported at 1 a.m. Wednesday she discovered her pickup truck was covered with a brown substance and someone also tried to enter the vehicle. She said her shed also appeared to have been tampered with.SALEM

- Police responded to a call at 6:03 a.m. Wednesday in the 700 block of East Pershing Street where an ambulance was requested for a man having pain in the abdomen. EMT Ambulance and fire department first responders arrived and he was taken to Salem Community Hospital.

- Police were called at 4:18 a.m. Wednesday to the Salem Community Hospital emergency department waiting area at the request of hospital personnel to remove a woman in the lobby. It was determined she had been treated at the hospital and was discharged, but was refusing to leave because she was homeless. She told officers she was evicted from her residence in Salem and had no place to go. Officers attempted several options, but she declined. She was given two referrals for service to assist her with locating a residence through the county, once offices open. After several minutes, officers had to advise her she had to leave or she would be arrested. The report said she reluctantly left the building.

- An officer arrived at 3:58 a.m. Wednesday in the 300 block of Benton Road regarding electrical lines down in the road and arcing and found a power line along the road arcing and mulch on the ground smoldering. It was determined to be in Perry Township's jurisdiction, with their police and fire departments contacted to respond. Ohio Edison was also contacted.

- A man from Darlington, Pennsylvania reported at 2:14 a.m. Wednesday that his debit card was removed from his wallet by a known female he was visiting in the 600 block of Fair Avenue.

- Police responded at 1:42 a.m. Wednesday to Circle K East on State Street where a woman said she and her live-in boyfriend had an argument at their home on Washington Avenue. She asked officers to come with her to the residence to calm down her boyfriend, who when contacted by police, said he was having chest pains and felt dizzy. EMT Ambulance and fire department first responders arrived and he refused transport to the hospital. Both parties complained they were pushed or shoved. There was no evidence of an assault on either party and they were advised of the domestic violence law.

- Police were called at 11:21 p.m. Tuesday to the 300 block of North Broadway Avenue where a boyfriend and girlfriend were having a feud over sleeping arrangements. Both advised of a prior dispute with each alleging the other caused an injury. The woman had already made a complaint with police and the man planned to file a report in the morning.

- A man flagged down an officer at 10:08 p.m. Tuesday in the area of East State Street and Penn Avenue to report someone in a PT Cruiser with a temporary tag was driving recklessly. The vehicle was not found.

-A suspicious person was reported at 7:58 p.m. Tuesday in the 200 block of East State Street. An officer found a man standing under a car port, voluntarily intoxicated, who said he was trying to stay out of the rain. He was taken to his residence in the 1000 block of North Lincoln Avenue.

- Michael Vandam, of the 1300 block of Jefferson Avenue, reported at 6:42 p.m. Tuesday that his mother's vehicle had been legally parked in front of his residence for several weeks and someone struck the driver side. An officer found minor damage with white paint marks. It was unknown when the hit/skip happened.

- The fire department and police responded to a report of smoke coming from a vehicle at 6:42 p.m. Tuesday in the 900 block of Home Circle. It was determined there was no actual fire, but the vehicle had overheated and appeared to have been parked and left running for some time. No one would answer the door at a nearby home. The vehicle was secured.

- A woman reported at 5:54 p.m. Tuesday that she went to an establishment in the 300 block of South Ellsworth Avenue where she learned a known male brought in a bag of cut up clothing that had been taken from her residence by him in the past 24 hours. He was contacted and told police the clothing belonged to him and he only loaned it to her. He was cautioned that his conduct was establishing a pattern which could result in a menacing by stalking charge if the conduct continues.

- An officer assisted a Columbiana County Sheriff's Office deputy at 5:44 p.m. Tuesday on a traffic stop at the rear of the 500 block of East Perry Street and stood by until the citizens were served. The report said several intoxicated people came out of the residence and voiced their displeasure with the deputy.

- Police responded to a call of an unwanted person at an apartment building in the 600 block of Jennings Avenue at 5:25 p.m. Tuesday, finding a man who said he had been pounding on the door trying to make contact with a person who owes him money. He left and the officer spoke with the person who admitted owing the man money. The officer recommended he repay the man to prevent more problems.

- Police responded to a property dispute reported at 4:49 p.m. Tuesday in the 100 block of Washington Avenue where a person had possession of a bike and would not return it to the owner. A West Wilson Street resident said he lent the bike to a friend who previously lived at the Washington Avenue residence and now the roommate was holding the bike and refusing to return it until the friend paid the back rent. The roommate reluctantly returned the bike and an officer explained that back rent was a civil matter.

- A woman reported at 4:17 p.m. Tuesday that she and her son were visiting her ex-husband, who is her son's dad, at Salem Community Hospital a few days ago when an unknown female began to yell at her and her ex-mother-in-law grabbed her by the arm and struck her. The mother and other family members had been in the room. She was told her options.

- A woman came to the police station at 3:57 p.m. Tuesday to report someone has been calling and harassing her for a week and she wanted it to stop.

- A woman in the 600 block of West Eighth Street reported at 3:52 p.m. Tuesday that someone carved offensive words into her porch.


- Police responded to the 1400 block of East 11th Street for a welfare check after neighbors heard an audible alarm going off at 8:15 p.m. Tuesday. The homeowner was contacted and said it was the smoke alarm and they were fine.

- Haeley Cline, 17, of Ellyson Road, East Rochester, was cited for assured clear distance after her vehicle struck the rear of a vehicle driven by Justin McGhee, 24, of Stewart Road, Salem, who was southbound on Depot Road at 6:34 p.m. Tuesday and was preparing to turn onto Stewart Road.

- A domestic dispute that happened earlier in the day was reported at 6:13 p.m. Tuesday at the police station. A woman said she went to an apartment on Cunningham Road to talk with an ex-spouse and it turned into a shoving match. The ex-spouse was contacted and advised the same. Neither wanted to file charges.

- Police responded to the 1300 block of Pembrooke Drive at 12:23 p.m. Tuesday for a report of a 2-year-old child locking the parent out of the residence. Officers were able to gain entry through a living room window.

- A woman called at 9:37 a.m. Tuesday regarding her brother cutting up several of her vehicles for scrap. She had left the vehicles on her brother's property when she moved out a year ago. She was told to contact a lawyer since it's a civil matter.



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