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October 26, 2012
Salem News


- Police responded for a criminal damaging report at 12:09 p.m. Thursday at a residence in the 200 block of East Third Street where several people are living and having problems getting along. One person alleged the others aren't paying their fair share and the other side alleged their property has been vandalized by the others. A stereo and stereo speakers owned by one woman were damaged and her DVD player was filled with shaving cream. She's in the process of moving out.

- Police responded to the 100 block of West Pershing Street where a set of parents reported at 12:08 p.m. Thursday that their teenage daughter had been unruly. An officer spoke with her and she acknowledged the error of her ways. Potential consequences were explained also.

- A caller at 11:20 a.m. Thursday reported a man soliciting in the 500 block of East Perry Street without a permit. He could not be found.

- A caller at 10:25 a.m. Thursday reported a suspicious man at the rear of the 200 block of Hawley Avenue. An officer found the man sitting near a dumpster and a tree. He was identified and said he was waiting for his employer to pick him up so they could start soliciting. He was told to obtain a permit first and said his employer was looking into that.

- A resident in the 800 block of East Fourth Street reported at 9:36 a.m. Thursday that a man came to his residence to sell magazines, supposedly to be sent to overseas military personnel. He insisted on either cash or cash and check, but the resident only gave him a check. He later found that there was no soliciting license issued by the city and canceled the check.

- A domestic dispute was reported at 9:35 a.m. Thursday in the 100 block of Washington Street where dispatch heard a man yelling in the background. When officers arrived, he was in the shower and the woman said he was threatening her, but she did not want to file charges. He came out and told officers she wouldn't give him a 99-cent bar of soap for the shower. Both were warned about their behavior and told their options.

- A anonymous person in the 100 block of Hawley Avenue spoke to an officer at 9:15 a.m. Thursday regarding graffiti and criminal damaging.

- Police charged three men with obstructing official business after a woman on East Eighth Street called at 2:37 a.m. Thursday to report suspicious people with backpacks in the 600 block. Officers saw them running through Waterworth Memorial Park and saw a vehicle parked with the door open on Superior Avenue in the park. After a foot pursuit, one of the suspects, Gary Mason Jr., of Wellsville, was found hiding in a sewer drain in the park at the rear of the Salem Community Center. The other two suspects, Dakota Santee, of Goshen Road, and Thomas Ripley, of Prospect Street, were found on Eighth Street at School Street a short time later.

- A spokesman for Circle K East in the 1100 block of East State Street reported the unlawful use of the store's dumpster at 3:20 p.m. Wednesday. A name was obtained from the trash. The officer tried to contact the suspect, but she no longer lived at the address found in the trash. A new address could not be found.

- Officers were called at 1:44 p.m. Wednesday to a disturbance on Washington Avenue at Hollyhock and learned a man and a woman were arguing upstairs and the man was allegedly threatening the woman. Officers talked to them and there were no signs of violence. The woman said there was no threat and the man said he did not threaten her. He was told if he continued to yell and cause a disturbance, he may be charged with disorderly conduct.

- Officers at 1:31 p.m. Wednesday assisted the Columbiana County Sheriff's Office in looking for a wanted person in the 500 block of Walnut Street. He was located hiding in the bathroom of an apartment and taken into custody.


- A Dutch Village Inn clerk reported at 12:43 a.m. Wednesday a suspicious person was in the lobby and seemed confused. Police had the man taken by EMS for treatment.

- Someone reported at 12:44 a.m. Wednesday a man in dark clothing was walking on state Route 14. Police checked the area but did not find the man.

- Justin Martin, Youngstown, was cited for possession of marijuana during a traffic stop on North Main Street at 8 a.m. Wednesday.

- Someone reported at 9 a.m. Wednesday the park/cemetery office was broken into and two chainsaws were stolen.

- Someone reported at 9:55 a.m. Wednesday a home on North Elm Street had a broken window and the door was open. Police checked the home and left a message with the realtor.

- Someone reported at 11:49 a.m. Wednesday a man was selling magazines without a permit on Court Street. Police warned Dalton Purvis to get a permit or stop soliciting.

- Someone reported at 2:55 p.m. Wednesday a vehicle was parked on city property when it was not supposed to be. Police contacted the owner and warned them of trespassing on city property.

- Someone reported at 3 p.m. Wednesday a man on a Suzuki was weaving back and forth eastbound on state Route 14. Police checked the area but did not see the man.


-Police were called at 2:42 a.m. Thursday to Waterworth Memorial Park in Salem to assist Salem police with apprehending three people who fled from them.

-An officer on patrol at 1:35 a.m. Thursday saw a vehicle parking in the parking lot of the Salem Bible Church on Cunningham Road. The officer found an open door into the church, and upon entering met a person identified as the preacher's son. Everything was found to be okay and the door was secured.

-Police responded to a report of harassment in the 1800 block of state Route 344 at 8:12 p.m. Wednesday. The police spoke with the caller about harassing phone calls. He was told to contact police if the person calling should arrive.

-At 6:13 p.m. Wednesday, a resident in the 2000 block of Countryside Drive reported seeing suspicious people soliciting for money for a benefit dinner at the Memorial Building in November. An officer spoke with the juvenile's mother who said the child belonged to a martial arts club in Salem which was soliciting contributions for the dinner. The officer could not confirm the explanation and told the resident to use caution whether they donate or not.

-Police were asked at 5:23 p.m. Wednesday to speak with a person in the 1000 block of West Perry Street who had questions about harassment. The person was involved in civil litigation with someone over child custody matters and believed other family members were attempting intimidation. The officer gave the person information.

-Mitchell A. Hill, 28, of Ravenna, was charged with driving under suspension and failure to display two license plates during a traffic stop at 1:28 p.m. Wednesday in the 900 block of Benton Road.



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