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October 2, 2012
Salem News


- An officer on patrol at 8:27 p.m. Sunday noticed several vehicles stopping and slowing down in the 2400 block of East Pershing Street and found a small wild animal was injured and would not move out of the roadway. The humane officer was contacted and responded to remove the animal.

- While on patrol at 7:18 p.m. Sunday in the area of Maple Street and South Union Avenue, an officer was flagged down by someone who reported a dog at large in the area. No dog was found.

- An anonymous caller at 7:03 p.m. Sunday reported people taking aluminum cans from the recycling container next to the fire department off of South Ellsworth Avenue. An officer spoke to the people about the complaint and they replaced the cans and left.

- A resident in the 600 block of Highland Avenue flagged down an officer on patrol at 6:55 p.m. Sunday to report the operator of a green Ford Taurus driving in a reckless manner. The vehicle could not be found.

- An officer on patrol at 7:19 p.m. Sunday saw a vehicle parked illegally in the 1800 block of Oak Street, with the left side to the curb. The owner could not be located and a ticket was left on the vehicle.

- A domestic dispute was reported in the 300 block of Newgarden Avenue at 5:25 p.m. Sunday. Officers told the persons involved that the issues were civil in nature. One person involved alleged she had been pushed by another female. She was told her options.

- Jordan Stewart, 18, of Jefferson Avenue, was cited with assured clear distance ahead and possession of drug paraphernalia and his passenger, David Grodhaus, 22, of Whinnery Road, Winona, was charged with possession of marijuana after a two-vehicle accident at 12:22 p.m. Sunday on South Lincoln Avenue at Franklin Avenue. Kelly Paxson, 31, of West Pidgeon Road, was northbound on Lincoln Avenue stopped at the red light at Franklin Avenue when Stewart's northbound vehicle struck the rear of her vehicle. No injuries were reported, with light damage to both vehicles. During the course of the investigation, an officer reported detecting an odor of raw marijuana emanating from the Stewart vehicle and saw a plastic baggie containing a green vegetable matter lying on the passenger side in the front. Other drug paraphernalia was located in the vehicle. Another passenger in the Stewart vehicle, a 14-year-old male, was not charged with anything.


- Jacob J. Boyer, of Crestview Drive, East Liverpool, was cited for fictitious plates after a traffic stop at 6:27 p.m. Sunday on state Route 45 at West Pidgeon Road.

- A woman in the 1500 block of Franklin Avenue contacted police at 12:32 p.m. Sunday to report being harassed by an ex-spouse. She was told her options.

- Police were called at 10:17 a.m. Sunday to a medical call in the 1700 block of East 11th Street. KLG Ambulance transported a female to Salem Community Hospital for evaluation.

- A caller at 10:21 p.m. Saturday reported speeding pickups on Apple Street. Officers located the pickups in question and told the drivers about the complaint. No violations were observed when officers located the vehicles.

- A woman in the 1400 block of Buckeye Circle called at 5:51 p.m. Saturday to report that two juveniles had left the residence without permission and had been gone for two hours without the parent knowing where they were. The parent was given options and shortly after officers left the resident, called to say the juveniles had returned.

- A caller at 5:23 p.m. Saturday reported dirt bikes and ATVs racing around in Salem Heights towards the former Andrew's Honda on U.S. Route 62. An officer checked the area of the Heights and the Salem Country Club, but did not locate any off-road vehicles.

- Police were called at 4:53 p.m. Saturday to assist the Perry Township fire department at a trash fire at the C & C Trailer Court on West State Street after firefighters advised the people at the location appeared to be under the influence of alcoholic beverages and possibly aggressive. An officer spoke with the people involved and there was no problem. The fire was extinguished without incident.

- Police responded to the 1100 block of East Pidgeon Road to Dairy King where it was reported at 11:53 a.m. Saturday that someone used the dumpster without permission. Police found a name and address on an envelope and made contact with the person who said they didn't know it was a problem and wouldn't do it anymore.

- Louanne Lunger, 58, of South Lincoln Avenue, Salem, was cited with reasonable control after her vehicle became stuck on the railroad tracks at South Lincoln Avenue at 11:44 a.m. Friday. She was turning off of Chestnut Grove Road onto South Lincoln Avenue when she made too wide of a turn, running off of the right side of the road onto the railroad tracks, the report said. Her vehicle was disabled and fluids were leaking from the front of the vehicle.


- Mary Ann Gray called for an officer to come to the Gray Kodrich business at 6:44 p.m. Sunday, and the dispatcher could hear arguing in the background.

- A Sherman Street woman reported hearing the sound of breaking glass outside her home at 12:09 a.m. Monday. Police checked the area but did not find anything amiss.

-A caller reported seeing a suspicious white van in the Nazarene Church parking lot at 3:13 a.m. Monday and it had been sitting there for 10 minutes. Police caught up with the van in the Circle K parking lot and learned it was from the county mental health center and picking up clients.


- At 1:42 a.m. Sunday police found a suspicious man behind the Dodge dealership claiming to be looking at trucks.

- Someone reported at 12:54 p.m. Sunday they found a pile of human feces on the upper walkway bridge that crosses over Funland in Firestone Park. City park and cemetery employees were called to clean and sanitize the area.

- An Edgewood Drive woman reported at 3:41 a.m. Saturday her CO-2 alarm was going off in her basement. It was discovered that the alarm needed a new battery and a replacement was installed.

- A man reported at 11 a.m. Saturday his son was hearing noises inside the Aberdeen Court home and requested police check the house. Police found the noise may have been coming from 4WD Hardware.

- A woman wished to speak to police at 7 p.m. Saturday regarding obtaining a protection order.

- Someone reported at 8:37 p.m. Saturday someone was driving a vehicle at the rear of the Metz Road baseball fields. Police went to the area and found fresh tire tracks but did not find the vehicle.

- A woman, address not listed, reported at 10:15 p.m. Saturday she was receiving harassing phone calls from a 14-year-old boy.

- A Columbiana-Waterford Road woman reported needing an officer to accompany her to a home near the high school at 10:27 p.m. While attempting to gather more information from the woman the phone connection ended and police could not make contact with her and then checked the area but could not find her.

- Someone reported at 10:51 p.m. Saturday some kids set a couch on fire in the backyard of a North Pearl Street home. Police checked the area but found no problems.

- An auxiliary officer advised at 12:32 a.m. Friday a man was on the walking trail with a flashlight and was yelling. Police found a few men who were looking for their lost dog.

- The assistant superintendent of Firestone Park reported at 11:15 a.m. Friday someone in a grey Kia vehicle was dumping trash in the park dumpster all morning. Police had the items removed.

- James E. Rodgers, 53, Mary Street, East Liverpool, was stopped in traffic on state Route 14 and waiting to turn left at 4:30 p.m. Friday when Leah M. Fiore, 18, Hiram, struck his vehicle from behind. She was cited for assured clear distance ahead.

- Police and auxiliary officers removed Walter Walsh, Columbiana, from the football game at 7:42 p.m. Friday for being intoxicated.

- At 10 a.m. Thursday a Marathon employee reported a woman shoplifted from the store. Police stopped the woman who gave the item back and was warned not to come back to the store.

- Police went to a South Middle Street at 10:33 a.m. Thursday to find a woman wanted on a warrant through the county sheriff's office. It was discovered that she no longer lived there.

- Someone reported at 4 p.m. Thursday a reckless driver was westbound on state Route 14. Police checked the area but did not find the vehicle.

- A South Main Street resident reported at 6:16 p.m. Thursday kids were shooting BB guns in front of his home. Police found the kids and told them they could not shoot the guns in the city. The guns were then taken away from them by their guardian.

- Someone reported at 7:23 p.m. Thursday a man walking south on North Main Street was possibly drunk. Police checked the area but found no one.

- Someone reported at 10:26 p.m. Thursday a vehicle with a dog inside was parked in the Dairy Queen parking lot. Police contacted the vehicle owner who said that she and her husband would be down to get the dog.



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