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October 7, 2012
Salem News


- Police removed a Leetonia Bears sign from in front of the high school at 2:28 a.m. Friday and from both the roadway on West Park and the shelter at the park at 4:28 a.m. Friday.

- Someone reported a neighbor's garage door was open when it should not be at 6:28 a.m. Friday. The home appeared secure.

- A man wearing a yellow shirt riding a red motorcycle was reportedly speeding and popping wheelies southbound on North Main Street at 10:11 a.m. Friday. He was gone when police arrived.

- A suspicious man was reported at 11:56 a.m. Friday in front of the elementary school on the sidewalk with a backpack on. He was reportedly also there on Thursday.

- An East Park Avenue man reported at 3:04 p.m. Friday he heard what sounded like a gun shot and then his siding was falling down. Police found it to be a golf ball which struck his home.

- A vehicle parked at PNC on South Main Street unoccupied was reported struck by another vehicle at 3:49 p.m. Friday. The other vehicle fled.

- A woman asked police to escort her to a West Railroad Street home at 7:14 p.m. Friday in order to get her belongings.

- A woman reported a man in a Trailblazer with an open container in his hand at 8:21 p.m. Friday. He left Columbiana before police found him.

- A Homestead resident reported at 9:03 p.m. Friday someone set something on fire on the porch, rang the doorbell and fled. Police found it to be burning animal feces.

- A woman reported at 9:12 p.m. Friday a child threw a bag of something onto their porch on Royal Birkdale. Police checked the area, but did not find anyone.

- A citation was issued at 9:27 p.m. Friday to a truck parked in such a way as to block other vehicles at the football game.

- A brother reported at 11:31 p.m. Friday he is babysitting and his sister left the house to go to a friend's house. However, he saw her out walking with several boys. The mother is out of town. Police offered if they saw her walking they would pick her up.


- Police responded to a 600 block Woodland Avenue home at 3:55 p.m. Friday where the resident reported someone had broken into the home and removed several items.

- An officer responded to an East Fourth Street home at 4:02 p.m. Friday where a dispute had developed after the resident confronted an individual who had let their dog defecate in the yard. The individual was advised of an ordinance prohibiting the action. The individual took the dog home and returned with the tools to clean up.

- An officer responded to a Southeast Boulevard apartment at 6:20 p.m. Friday where the resident reported people saw several persons loitering around vehicles at the complex around 2 or 3 a.m. that morning.

- Joseph E. Cianni, 23, 7868 St. Jacobs Logtown Road, Lisbon, was cited for improper backing following a two-vehicle crash in the 1400 block of East Pershing Avenue at 6:48 p.m. Friday in which he allegedly backed out of a private driveway and into the path of a westbound vehicle driven by Candi M. McFarland, 31, Salem. A 10-year-old passenger of McFarland was transported to the hospital with possible injuries.

- James Housour, East Third Street, reported at 9:35 p.m. Friday that unknown persons had been calling his residence and making false accusations.

- A patrolling officer observed a suspicious vehicle with fogged windows in the Centennial Park parking lot off East Pershing Street at 10:10 p.m. Friday. The officer found two individuals engaged in behavior inappropriate for a public park and warned them against their actions.

- Officers responded to the 800 block of East Sixth Street at 2:30 a.m. Saturday for a report of a large man in dark clothing running westbound from a garage. Officers searched the area but were unable to locate the suspect.

- Officers responded to the 1100 block of East State Street at 3:11 a.m. Saturday for a report of a possible intoxicated driver. The suspect vehicle was located parked at a business in the area and the driver inside the business was deemed unfit to drive. The keys were confiscated and the driver given a ride home within the city.

- Officers responded to a Park Avenue home at 3:53 a.m. Saturday where a man reported his brother-in-law was threatening members of the home. The brother-in-law told officers he was upset about the current family situation, but had calmed down.

- Officers responded to a North Ellsworth Avenue home at 5:30 a.m. Saturday for a report of an unruly juvenile who had become irate and started breaking household items. The juvenile calmed down and agreed to go to bed, but officers had to return a short time later after the juvenile started acting unruly again. The mother let him leave with a friend.



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