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October 15, 2012
Salem News


- Police received a complaint on station at 1:42 p.m. Sunday from a person wanting information on how to handle a situation with his estranged wife who was still living with him. He was advised of the options.

- A complainant in the 200 block of E. 3rd St. advised police at 2:15 p.m. Sunday of a verbal agreement with another woman she let borrow money to split bingo winnings and she did not do it after winning as agreed to. Police advised her it was a civil matter.

- Police responded to the 100 block of W. 4th St. at 12:38 a.m. Sunday for a report of a suspicious vehicle shining a light on houses but were unable to locate anything.

- Police responded to the 400 block of S. Lundy Ave. at 1:47 a.m. Sunday where man with a torn shirt and a visible injury around his neck had been assaulted. Due to a language barrier he could not determine the location or who the suspects were and refused an ambulance. Photos were taken.

- A complainant in the Carole Dr. and Whinnery Road area advised at 5:28 a.m. Sunday that a suspicious man with a white duffel bag had approached the complainant for a cigarette and walked off. Police were unable to locate him.

- Several people in the 300 block of S. Broadway Ave. flagged down police at 11:29 p.m. Saturday regarding a physical altercation. Information was gathered and everyone was advised to come to the station and provide statements. All declined medical attention.

- Police responded to the 500 block of E. Pershing St. at 10:43 p.m. Saturday for a dispute between a mother and daughter over skating. The grandmother responded and the daughter left with her.

- Police responded to the 500 block of E. Pershing St. at 9:55 p.m. Saturday and found three juveniles on the roof of Timberlanes and advised them of the consequences of trespassing. They were advised to leave the area.

- Police responded to the 1500 block of S.E. Blvd. at 9:55 p.m. Saturday for a report of a person receiving a gunshot wound. The victim had made adjustments to an air rifle which accidentally discharged striking the victim in the lower back. Family members affirmed there were no further problems.

- Police responded to the 400 block of Continental Dr. at 9:20 p.m.Saturday where a female was taken to the hospital.

- While investigating another call at 4:47 p.m. Saturday on W. Wilson St., police observed fresh graffiti on a residence in the 700 block of W. Wilson St. Photos were taken.

- Police responded to the 400 block of Sharp Ave. at 4:23 p.m. Saturday regarding a pit bull and dachshund that attacked a cat. Neighbor's witnessing it were able to intervene and prevent them from killing the cat which suffered a broken rear leg. Police were unable to contact the dog's owner at first but later he said someone broke into his residence and left the doors open and allowing them to get loose. He was advised of the complaint and that he would be civilly liable for veterinary expenses incurred by the cat's owner.

- Police responded to the 400 block of W. Pershing St. at 11:35 a.m. Saturday and spoke with the complainant who advised there were people in the alley. An officer talked with the men walking in the alley and they said they heard something like pipes falling and looked and saw nothing. Police did find a nearby residence unsecured. No one was inside and it was mostly destroyed. A neighbor advised people have been in and out using it to party in.

- Police responded to the 400 block of Reilly at 1:59 p.m. Saturday for a report of a suspicious man interacting with children at the school while they are on the playground. The report is under investigation.

- Police responded to the 2500 block of Lexington Dr. at 2:49 p.m. Saturday where the complainant advised of receiving harassing phone calls from his ex-girlfriend and her current boyfriend. The boyfriend was advised of the complaint and said the complainant was making calls. Both were advised to cease their actions.

- Police responded to the 500 block of Newgarden Ave. at 12:17 p.m. Saturday where the complainant advised an unknown person used a pair of scissors to break a bathroom window on the north side of the building. Money in a tin was later reported as missing and the scissors were located on the roof of a nearby vehicle. The complainant said the same thing occurred about a week ago.

- Police responded to the 2400 block of W. State St. at 2:37 p.m. Saturday when a woman advised she observed a man in her vehicle as she exited the store. She yelled and he got into another vehicle similar to her's. She reported a cell phone, loose change and cigarettes were missing.

- At 2:52 p.m. Saturday, police responded to the 100 block of N. Howard Ave. where the office was entered and an unknown amount of change was taken from the laundry.

- Police responded to the 800 block of Summit St. at 10:37 a.m. Saturday where a pumpkin was thrown at the complainant's vehicle breaking the left side mirror at 1 a.m. Saturday.

-Police responded to the 800 block of S. Lincoln Ave. at 1:18 p.m. Saturday where the back door to a vacant residence was kicked open and the complainant advised the realto. An officer checked the interior and it was OK.


- Police arrested Tiffany Walls, Pritchard Avenue, Sunday charging her with four counts of theft after complaints that she was breaking into cars along Pritchard Avenue and East Chestnut street, stealing money. According to police, the description given was "a well-known description we had," and they went to Walls' home, where she reportedly confessed.

-Vine Street resident Jay Heckathorn reported Sunday morning a man arguing with his parents at Smith Oil, disturbing Heckathorn's sleeping children. Heckathorn told police the man - whom he knows - spit in his face when told to be quiet. Officers arrived to find no one in the parking lot.

- Eric Kibler, West Pine Street, reported finding a note containing biblical sayings in his mailbox. He was advised to bring the note to the police station.

-Don Wolfe called to report the mother of his foster children were trying to see them at Smith Oil when she is not supposed to have contact with them. The mother told officers her son was texting her so she had brought him some money. It was found the mother, who was not identified in reports, had an outstanding warrant from Carroll County, and she was taken into custody.

-Howard Lightner reported Friday he was walking on North Beaver Street and walked into a low-hanging tree branch, scratching his face. An officer went to the area but did not find Lightner but an hour later came across him, intoxicated, at Circle K. The officer reported having to warn Lightner about being disorderly in the store.

-Theresa Howard, Maple Street, reported her room mate Charles Butcher had assaulted her Thursday night. She declined to press charges and had no visible injuries but did have a medical report from the hospital, according to reports.

- Chelsea Wilson complained that Martha Sine is calling her sister and mother. Sine said they were also calling her. All parties were advised to stop contacting each other.


- After a complaint about two vehicles blocking the entrance to Riverview Cemetery, officers arrived to find two men exiting one vehicle and a woman sitting in the other. The two men were uncertain if their vehicle was insured and both were acting nervously, circling back and forth behind the rear of the vehicle. A rolled-up piece of plastic baggy was found at the feet of one of the men, Angelo M. Luckino, 41, Hammond Park Drive, Wellsville, partially stuffed underneath a tire. Officers found suspected drug residue inside the baggy. The other man, Patrick Brandt, 39, Lake City, Florida, had an outstanding warrant and was taken into custody. Hancock County Sheriff's Department brought its K-9 unit to the scene, and the dog reportedly alerted on several areas. Officers found a syringe when the driver's side door was opened and two stuffed underneath the carpeting, as well as two others in a sunglass compartment, according to reports. Since Luckino was in possession of the vehicle, whose owner was listed as Gina Amato, Lincoln Avenue, Wellsville, he was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia. The complainant, Cindy Scarabino, requested that the vehicle be towed.

- Dispatched Sunday to a domestic dispute on May Street, officer reported finding several children yelling at Robert D. Buzzard, 39, of that address, telling him to leave. Officers said Kristy L. Steed, 41, had red marks at the base of her nose and reported Buzzard began arguing with her about a boy she dated 20-some years ago. The report noted Steed and Buzzard have been together 23 years and have several children together, although not married. Steed said he grabbed her face and pushed her over a table, which is when the children jumped on him to make him stop. He was charged with domestic violence.

- Katelyn L. Straub, 22, North Shady Lane, was charged with no operator's license after she reportedly pulled her vehicle in front of a van driven by Mary L. Hadorn, 64, Spring Street, who was southbound on Lisbon Street.

- A truck driven by Larry E. Hanlin, 24, Steubenville, was pulling from a parking space in the Giant Eagle lot when it reportedly struck the roof of the 1st National Community Bank, damaging the soffit, fascia and gutters.



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