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October 25, 2012
Salem News


- Travis Powell reported at 9:40 a.m. Wednesday that he was making a delivery at Smith Oil, 968 E. State St., and while inside the business, someone entered his truck and removed his work handheld scanner, personal cell phone and GPS unit.

- A Fair Avenue resident called at 9:17 a.m. Wednesday to report receiving emails and a FedEx pack in the mail awarding her a job. Along with the position, there was a check sent from a bank that was supposed to be cashed. Other instructions were also sent and the packet came from New York state. The resident felt it was a scam because she had not applied for any such position anywhere and did not know anyone with the names provided. An officer made copies of the information sent. She was to take the information to the bank and have them review it since the bank's name was on the check. She was also to let the company know to have no further contact with her by any means.

- A caller at 8:10 a.m. Wednesday reported two dogs running loose in the 800 block of East Fifth Street, but none could be found.

- Police responded to the emergency department at Salem Community Hospital after two employees reported at 10:48 p.m. Tuesday that they were assaulted by a female seeking treatment. Their statements will be sent to the prosecutor's officer for review for possible charges.

- A man in the 400 block of West Pershing Street reported at 10:20 p.m. Tuesday that during the morning hours Sunday a woman came to his residence and said she had been struck by another person and asked to use the phone. He let her inside and after using the phone, she asked to use the bathroom and was out of his sight for several minutes. He noted a ring missing after she left and was going to check with local pawn shops for the ring.

- Officers checked the area of Washington Avenue at 10:19 p.m. Tuesday for an unclothed man south of East State Street, learning the suspect had already returned to a nearby apartment complex. Officers were aware of prior complaints in the area and made contact with the suspect who claimed he was sleeping in the apartment. He was told about the complaint and the possible consequences if he's caught outside unclothed.

- Geoffrey Johnson, of Brooklyn Avenue, reported at 9 p.m. Tuesday that someone removed his cell phone and $40 from his vehicle which had been parked at the rear of Pizza Hut between his deliveries.

- Police were called at 7:29 p.m. Tuesday to the 700 block of East Pershing Street where a woman reported having a dispute with her adult son. She wanted to retrieve personal property from the apartment, but he would not let her in. An officer spoke with both parties and they reached an agreement.

- A Columbiana woman on Crestview Drive reported at 6:04 p.m. Tuesday that her juvenile daughter said a family member grabbed her neck while at Salem Walmart within the past two weeks. She wanted the incident documented.

- Police responded at 4:54 p.m. Tuesday to the 400 block of Ellsworth Avenue where a large amount of white smoke could be seen. The source was located in a back yard where there was a cookout fire which was started by burning leaves. The person acknowledged the burning of leaves was prohibited and no more would be placed in the fire.

- A dog was reported at large in the 100 block of East Fifth Street at 4:43 p.m. Tuesday. An officer could not locate a loose dog, however, a chained dog at the rear of a residence had crawled through a small hole in the base of a fence. The resident was contacted to assure the dog was not tangled up.

- Police were called at 4:02 p.m. Tuesday to the 400 block of South Broadway Avenue where a prior resident said she moved out recently and the tenants would not let her get her belongings. An officer explained to the tenants that because she had not been evicted, she had every right to enter and retrieve personal items. Officers stood by a short time and there were no more problems.

- A man on East Sixth Street reported at 3:49 p.m. Tuesday that he lost his wallet sometime between Walmart and home on Oct. 20 at 2:15 p.m. An officer checked with Walmart and Dunkin' Donuts, where he had also stopped, and no wallet had been turned in.

- Police arrived at Church Budget in the 800 block of South Lundy Avenue at 12:34 a.m. Tuesday after a man reported two people, possibly male juveniles, attempted to break into the building and fled before officers arrived. No one was found in the area and there was no new damage to the building.


- A barking dog was reported in the 1300 block of Andrew Avenue at 4:26 a.m. Wednesday. An officer located the dog and spoke with the owner who said he let the dog out and fell asleep and won't let it happen again.

- Paul Hoffee, of 9051 McCallister Road, Lisbon, was charged with fictitious plates after a traffic stop at 3:39 p.m. Tuesday on East Pidgeon Road at Depot Road.

- A Prospect Street woman reported at 9:32 a.m. Tuesday that someone damaged her 1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee while it was parked in front of her residence in the 1100 block. Minor damage was located on the rear driver side bumper area.


- A semi-tractor belonging to Agland Co-Op, and driven by Shannon S. Jones, 52, of Port Washington, backed into a box truck owned by Morgan Logistics in the Agland parking lot at 10:35 a.m. Monday.

- Police and an ambulance were summoned to a home on Sherman Street at 1:54 a.m. Wednesday after the 75-year-old resident began having problems breathing.


- A South Vine Street man reported at 8:11 a.m. Tuesday he was having an issue with a neighbor.

- A Homestead Drive man reported at 8:58 a.m. Tuesday he wished to file a child custody report at his attorney's request. At 11:55 a.m. police received two 911 phone calls from the home, one from the man and one from his wife regarding domestic issues. At 1:33 p.m. the man requested police stand by for a child exchange at the home.

- A PNC Bank employee reported at 2 p.m. Tuesday a man was on their property approaching customers with a cardboard sign asking for handouts. Police spoke with the man who agreed to leave the property.

- Someone reported at 5:38 p.m. Tuesday about six kids were sitting on the curb of West Salem Street near Joshua Dixon Elementary and appeared to have set some leaves on fire. Police found the group and a man identified as James Phelps said he had thrown down a cigarette which caught the leaves on fire and he put it out. Police warned Phelps for littering.

- An Apache Lane woman reported at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday her ex-husband did not return their kids on time.

- Bryce A. Turney, 17, Leetonia, was eastbound on state Route 14 at 6:44 p.m. Tuesday and struck the rear of a vehicle stopped in traffic and driven by Gretchen L. Hull, 40, Leetonia. Turney was cited for assured clear distance.

- Someone reported at 7:35 p.m. Tuesday a suspicious vehicle was at Chase Bank.

- A man requested at 7:43 p.m. Tuesday police conduct a welfare check on his girlfriend at a Herbster residence. Police made contact with her son who said she was sleeping and there were no problems.

- A man requested at 8:18 p.m. Tuesday police conduct a welfare check on his mother on Springfield Road. Police went to the home and found no problems.



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