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November 2, 2012
Salem News


-A man in the 300 block of East Eighth Street reported at 11:09 a.m. Thursday that an unknown person entered his residence on Wednesday. His and his wife's wallet and two containers of money were missing totaling an estimated $240.

- A man in the 300 block of East Fourth Street reported at 10:47 a.m. Thursday that sometime overnight, a window at the residence sustained two small holes in the bottom outer pane.

- Sue Baddeley, the owner of a tavern in the 400 block of South Broadway Avenue, reported at 10:38 a.m. Thursday that someone attempted entry sometime after closing. She said she found the rear door had been kicked several times and the door frame splintered and damaged heavily, but entry apparently was not made due to the alarm scaring off the perpetrator. Another door was also kicked, but did not appear to be damaged.

- Police were called at 10:45 p.m. Wednesday to the 2500 block of Lexington Avenue for a noise complaint. Contact was made with a resident who said she yelled at her children to go to bed, as they were not listening to her.

- A drive-off was reported at 9:28 p.m. Wednesday at Smith Oil, 968 E. State St., where a clerk told police she accidentally forgot to charge a person for gas when checking her out. She told officers a short time later that the person returned to the store and corrected the problem.

- Officers, along with fire department first responders and EMT Ambulance, responded to the 1200 block of Cleveland Street for a medical call at 9:16 p.m. Wednesday. The person was checked, but refused treatment.

- Michael Mitchell, of 841 E. Fifth St., was taken into custody after police were called to his residence at 7:20 p.m. Wednesday for a warrant check. A warrant out of Columbiana County was confirmed.

- A reckless driver was reported in the 1100 block of East State Street at 6:32 p.m. Wednesday. Police couldn't find the vehicle.

- Police were called at 4:44 p.m. Wednesday to a gas station in the 1100 block of East State Street for a suspicious person. A clerk said the person had been sitting in front of the store for over 30 minutes. An officer made contact with the person and he said he was on his phone and did not want to drive while talking. The officer told the clerk and she requested that the man leave. When told the clerk's wishes, the man left.

- No citations were issued and no injuries were reported when the crossing arm on the front of a stopped Salem school bus struck a parked van owned by Salem Community Hospital, damaging the gas cap and scratching the side of the van. The incident in the 500 block of East Fifth Street was reported at 3:39 p.m. Wednesday by the school transportation supervisor. The bus driver did not realize it at the time it happened, but was told about it by another person.

- Police were called at 3:29 p.m. Wednesday to Walmart, 2875 E. State St., for two females who attempted to leave without paying for two hot food items valued at $3.52 and $3.93. Both claimed they believed the other woman purchased them. The store requested no charges be filed.


- A caller reported a naked woman just walked into the Subway restaurant at 12:21 p.m. Tuesday. When police arrived they were told by an employee the naked woman was in the restroom. Police spoke with her and she claimed her apartment across the street was on fire. One of the officers went immediately to her apartment and there was no fire but he did find blood on the floor. He returned to Subway with something to cover the woman and they noticed she had several cuts on her arm. An ambulance was summoned.

- Police were called to the county mental health clinic to stand by while they transported a client to a hospital at 1:17 p.m. Tuesday.

- A man reported Tuesday gasoline was stolen from his pickup while it was parked at the park-and-ride lot on state Route 154. They were able to do so by cutting a hole in his fuel tank.

- James M. Strabala, 47, East Chestnut Street, Lisbon, was westbound on Chestnut Street at 10 a.m. Tuesday and reportedly swerved to avoid an animal that ran into the road and he drove off the road and hit a utility pole. He was cited for failure to control.

- An East Lincoln Way woman reported at 12:25 a.m. Thursday she and her husband were arguing most of the night and that at one point he shoved and assaulted her. Police spoke with her and found she had no injuries.

- A resident reported at 3:15 p.m. Thursday her parked vehicle was backed into by another vehicle on Prospect Street.

- A Circle K clerk reported at 2:59 p.m. Wednesday a bag of marijuana was found on the floor of the store.


- A CARTS driver reported at 7:44 a.m. Wednesday they were unable to make contact with an elderly woman on East Woodland Avenue. Police found the woman and there were no problems.

- Shawn Peddicord requested a solicitor's permit at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday for the sale of water coolers, cooler services and water sales.

- Ashlee M. Perkins, 38, Crestview Road, Leetonia, was westbound on Pittsburgh Street approaching Quincy Avenue at 2:58 p.m. Wednesday and was rear-ended by Jonathan William Jones, 17, Beaver Creek Road, Salem, who was also westbound on Pittsburgh Street. Jones was cited for assured clear distance ahead.

- A Spruce Street man reported at 3:29 p.m. Wednesday items were taken from his home.

- An East Park Avenue business owner reported at 3:35 p.m. Wednesday it appeared someone altered the lock on the door as the door was operating different than it had before.

- A Sparkle Market employee turned in a wallet found at the store at 7:31 p.m. Wednesday. Police notified the Salem Police department who attempted to make contact with the woman the wallet belonged to.

- A man requested police stand by a North Pearl Street home at 11 a.m. Tuesday while he retrieved his belongings.

- Someone reported at 4:16 p.m. Tuesday an iPod was taken from a West Woodland home.

- A woman reported at 11:19 p.m. Tuesday loud noise was coming from the Columbiana Manor Apartments. Police told the residents of the complaint.


- Police responded to two reports of burglary at homes in the 16000 block of Western Reserve Road at 4:12 p.m. Oct. 25.

- Elmer S. Day Jr., 79, 2101 state Route 45 South, Salem, was cited for improper backing following a two-vehicle crash in Beloit at 2:14 p.m. Oct. 25 in which he allegedly backed from the Post Office parking lot on Main Street and struck a southbound vehicle driven by F.S. Grist, 66, Poland, who had stopped at the railroad tracks.

- Police responded to a theft report in the 12000 block of state Route 45 at 9:20 a.m. Oct. 26.

- Kacee Rae Moser, 24, 730 N. Lincoln Ave., Salem, was arrested for driving under suspension, fictitious plates and no turn signal following a traffic stop at 2:01 a.m. Saturday for an improper turn.



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