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October 31, 2012
Salem News


- Police were called at 12:07 p.m. Tuesday to Walmart, 2875 E. State St., where a woman took her vehicle to get tires and when the technician moved the vehicle inside, he found drug paraphernalia in plain view. Officers confiscated the marijuana pipe and talked to the woman about the offense.

- A neighbor reported suspicious activity at 11:18 a.m. Tuesday in a vacant house in the 700 block of East Fifth Street. An officer found a person had been hired to clean out the house that had been purchased by a contractor.

- A Lisbon man and four others met with police at 3:58 a.m. Tuesday in the 1200 block of East State Street regarding damage to a vehicle parked in the driveway. They said a juvenile male had been sending threatening text messages and Internet communications and made threatening remarks toward people in the group. On Tuesday he was in his vehicle at the residence when they arrived and was standing next to a victim's vehicle, pointed to the vehicle and said the tires were flat. Both tires were flattened with a sharp object. Police attempted to contact the juvenile and his parent but no one answered. An investigation was pending.

- Police were called at 1:49 a.m. Tuesday to the 600 block of Park Avenue for a possible fight. There was no fight, just a verbal dispute. Both parties were told to separate and were given options on living arrangements.

- An anonymous caller at 10:42 p.m. Monday reported dogs barking in the 400 block of Jennings Avenue and was concerned if they had shelter. Officers could not find or hear any dogs.

- A man in the 300 block of Georgetown Road reported at 9:35 p.m. Monday that he received threats while in the 2400 block of East State Street where he had met his ex to discuss custody issues. The male with her threatened him.

- An officer responded to the 200 block of South Lincoln Avenue where a man from East Fourth Street reported at 7:14 p.m. Monday that he was threatened by an unknown male juvenile.

- A woman in the 300 block of West 10th Street called at 5:16 p.m. Monday to report ongoing problems with her husband and the neighbors, saying someone cut some string to their fence. The neighbors were contacted and said no one had been outside or cut the string.

- A bicycle was found at 4:55 p.m. Monday in the 300 block of South Ellsworth Avenue.

- A suspicious female was reported at 3:26 p.m. Monday near a bus stop in the 300 block of Woodland Avenue. An officer checked the area and spoke with the caller about the incident.

- A domestic was reported inside a vehicle at the rear of the police department at 1:09 p.m. Monday, with two people found upset, but not violent. A woman reported her boyfriend was recovering from a marijuana and methamphetamine addiction and they needed separated for their well-being. He called his mother and she said he could go to her home.

- A woman in the 100 block of North Lincoln Avenue asked at 1:07 p.m. Monday if she could be thrown out of her residence without being evicted or given notice. She had lived there since August and received mail there. She was told she must be legally evicted through court by the landlord or tenant on the lease.

- An officer at 1:05 p.m. Monday reported speaking to a man in the lobby about damage to his car. Frank McLaughlin of East Palestine reported that he was driving into town on Franklin Avenue at 7:55 a.m. and struck a hole in the 900 block, causing damage to his right front tire and wheel. He said there was no barricade there. He had talked to the Salem Utilities Department regarding the hole on Franklin near Union. Police received a similar report at 8:20 a.m. Monday from Jake Guy of East Palestine, whose vehicle struck a large hole in the 900 block of Franklin Avenue, causing his front right tire to be blown out and probably causing damage to the rim. The report said he was upset the city had a hole that had not been fixed, as some of the neighbors told him several people had complained this weekend about the hole. Salem Utilities had been working on the road and they responded and said a barricade had been placed there, but someone had apparently driven over it, smashing it on the road. The barricade was in several pieces. Three buckets of black gravel were dumped in the hole and the utilities workers left to get another barricade and more fill for the hole.

- Officers and the firefighters were dispatched to East State Street at 12:32 p.m. Monday for a very large amount of smoke in the 1000 block. The source was located in a backyard on Cleveland Street where the owner was burning various items. Jeffrey Smith was cited with a minor misdemeanor for open burning and extinguished the fire.

- Police were called at 10:55 a.m. Monday for a dog outside without food or shelter and only the water coming from the rain. No dog was found outside.

- An officer was dispatched at 8:25 a.m. Monday to the 100 block of West State Street to recover a knife found inside a store. It will be placed in lost and found.


- Dylan Hollobaugh, 20, was cited for failure to control after police were called at 12:54 a.m. Tuesday for a one-vehicle accident on Egypt Road between East Pine Lake Road and Painter Road. The report said Hollobaugh drove off the road and up onto the side of a hill and rolled his vehicle to avoid a tree that had fallen across the road. Perry Township Fire Department removed the tree.

- Police were called at 5:30 p.m. Monday to the 1800 block of Cider Mill Road for a tree blocking the road. Police stood by until the township road department could remove the tree.

- A woman in the 1300 block of West State Street reported at 6:26 a.m. Monday that she was being harassed through text messages.


- Someone reported at 5:54 p.m. Monday some kind of wire was down on South Cross near Lisbon Road. Police stood by as the proper crew fixed the cable TV wire.

- At 8 p.m. Monday police stood by with electricians as they attended to a live wire call on Esterly Drive.



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