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November 9, 2012
Salem News


- A woman in the 500 block of North Ellsworth Avenue reported at 1:59 p.m. Thursday that she was contacted by Walmart asking if she had placed a purchase using PayPal. She said she had not and the purchase was not approved.

- Police were called at 1:23 p.m. Thursday to the 100 block of Washington Avenue for a report of a domestic in progress. Officers found a person upset with his girlfriend and yelling at her, which could be heard outside.

- An officer spoke to a female juvenile at Salem High School at 10:56 a.m. thursday in reference to the student being harassed and threatened via text messages by a student from another school district.

- A reckless driver was reported at 11:05 a.m. Thursday on East State Street, east of Southeast Boulevard, but no vehicle was found. A driver was later located at his residence and he admitted engaging in an argument with a driver who cut him off near Home Depot. The other driver was only identified as a male in a red pickup.

- Chris Chappell reported at 10:52 a.m. Thursday that one of the trucks at his business on Olive Street was tampered with overnight. He said he suspected a substance was placed in the gas tank of the truck, causing the engine to have major problems.

- A woman in the 1400 block of East Third Street reported at 2:44 a.m. Thursday that she observed strange lights at the rear of her property. Officers checked the property on foot, but did not locate anyone.

- A man who resides in the 300 block of North Broadway Avenue reported at 12:29 a.m. Thursday that he was assaulted, but he would not tell the dispatcher his current location. He was found walking on East State Street near Lincoln Avenue and said he and a friend had a physical altercation, but he would not provide more details. He had a cut on his hand that needed medical attention and was taken to Salem Community Hospital.

-Police were called at 11:25 p.m. Wednesday for a report of someone pounding on the walls of an apartment in the 2500 block of Lexington Avenue. Police responded and heard no disturbance.

- Police responded to the 500 block of Columbia Street at 11:13 p.m. Wednesday for an open 911 call, locating the source at a residence where children had accessed the saved emergency number on a phone with no minutes left on it. The parents said they were not aware that a phone with no minutes would still dial out for an emergency. The problem was corrected.

- A man on Jennings Avenue reported at 10:51 p.m. Wednesday that he was outside talking with friends when he was struck by an unknown male. At 11:26 p.m., police were called back to the residence to remove some unwanted people. They were told to leave by police.

- A representative of a vehicle rental business on West State Street reported at 10:16 p.m. Wednesday that a customer rented a vehicle on Nov. 1 and was supposed to return it by noon on Nov. 2 but called and requested a one-day extension, changing the due date to noon Nov. 3. Since then, he and other members of the business have been in contact with the customer, who claims to be returning the vehicle each day, but has not. An officer left a message for the customer, saying if the vehicle was not returned by 4 p.m. Thursday, charges of unauthorized use of a motor vehicle would by filed and a warrant issued.

- A woman on Spring Avenue reported at 8:38 p.m. Wednesday that she met a man from Pennsylvania on the Internet, met him once and did not like him and attempted to break off contact. She said he refuses to stop texting and calling her phone. She was told by police not to respond to anymore of his calls until they can be blocked by the phone company. An officer called and left a message for the man to cease calling her or charges could result.

- A Leetonia resident reported at 7:16 p.m. Wednesday that while moving from East Fourth Street, she noticed jewelry missing.

- A woman in the 500 block of Columbia Street reported at 7:15 p.m. Wednesday that someone stole her wallet. She said a postal worker found the wallet had been deposited into a mailbox at the Salem post office and notified her. Her driver's license, Social Security card and cash were missing. She believed the wallet had been lost until it turned up at the post office.

- A checkbook was found in the parking lot of a business in the 100 block of Benton Road at 4:49 p.m. Wednesday.

- A man in the 1700 block of East Third Street requested to speak to an officer at 4:03 p.m. Wednesday regarding an ongoing issue with thefts at his residence. He wanted to rectify the issue without pursuing charges. He was told if it fails, the matter can be sent to the prosecutor.

- A woman wanted to speak to an officer at 2:59 p.m. Wednesday in the 800 block of East Fifth Street to report a known female had been seen driving past her residence multiple times. She was concerned due to a pending custody situation.

- A man in the 1500 block of North Lincoln Avenue reported at 9:55 a.m. Wednesday that an unknown person removed a "Willie Nelson for President" political sign from his front yard. A relative saw a male get out of a vehicle and remove the sign. The man was described with slightly curly dark hair, possibly traveling in an orange truck pulling an orange trailer.

- Police were called to check the well-being of a resident on Continental Drive after a caller at 9:52 a.m. Wednesday reported an allegation that she wanted to harm herself. The report said there was no indication that she needed to be pink-slipped, or taken to the hospital. She spoke with an adult protective services worker.

- Police were called at 9:35 a.m. Wednesday for a well-being check at a residence in the 500 block of Walnut Street where a caller said there had been an argument or domestic situation. Officers spoke to a man and woman who said they had an argument, but there was no physical violence. Everything was okay.

- A motorist at 9:03 a.m. Wednesday complained about not being able to exit from Sugartree Alley behind Home Savings & Loan due to construction. The report noted there was an exit onto East State Street from the bank parking lot. The alley was blocked due to a gas line replacement under the alley and workers would have been in harm's way as they were preparing to drill more holes in the alley. A worker was told to contact the city service/safety director for suggestions.


- Joshua Richard Brown, of 1508 N. Ellsworth Ave., was cited for failure to display two plates and operating a vehicle with fictitious plates after a traffic stop at 1:03 p.m. Tuesday on East Pine Lake Road at state Route 45.

- An officer on patrol at 8:12 p.m. Monday saw a suspicious vehicle on Egypt Road at Pine Lake Road and spoke with the driver, learning the vehicle was not operating properly. The driver was able to drive from the scene after sitting for awhile.

- A resident of the 1100 block of Prospect Street came to the township police station at 4:27 p.m. Monday to speak to an officer about a possible violation of a protection order. Information will be sent to the prosecutor's officer for review for possible charges.

- A resident in the 1100 block of Prospect Street reported a case of phone harassment at 4:14 p.m. Monday, saying an ex-spouse will not leave them alone. An officer contacted the ex-spouse and told them to cease all contact or charges will be filed.


- Karl J. Wyant, 25, 12685 Goshen Road, Salem, was arrested at his home at 10:35 a.m. Nov. 2 on a warrant from the Canton Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol for failure to appear.

- Matthew A. Clark, 27, Newton Falls, was arrested for operating a vehicle intoxicated following a traffic stop for speed on state Route 14 near state Route 165 at 1:23 a.m. Nov. 3. His passengers, Lauren Ashley Henderson, 18, Newton Falls; and Taylor Marie Ellsworth, 20, Newton Falls, were also arrested for underage consumption.


-A Greentree Place resident reported at 5 p.m. Wednesday her prescription medication was missing.

-A caller reported there was loud music coming from behind the Morning Journal at 2:31 a.m. Thursday. The caller said it is coming from the delivery drivers picking up newspapers and it happens every night. Police checked the area but did not hear any loud music.



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