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November 29, 2012
Salem News


- A suspicious vehicle was reported at 6:55 a.m. Wednesday in the area of West Eighth Street and Jennings Avenue. An officer located the vehicle and spoke to the male driver, who provided identification and said he was doing work in the area.

- Police responded to a report of an intoxicated male pumping gas at Circle K East, 1125 E. State St., at 3:34 a.m. Wednesday. An officer confirmed the person was under the influence of an alcoholic beverage and told him he could not drive. A family member picked him up, with the vehicle parked and secured to be picked up the next day.

- Police were called at 5:47 p.m. Tuesday to the 400 block of Mullins for an unwanted person, with an officer finding the unwanted male standing in front of the residence near a sidewalk. The woman who called was on the front porch and immediately became disorderly, using explicit language and threatening serious harm toward the man if officers didn't arrest him. She was told to stop and continued on a verbal tirade until being told she was going to be arrested if she didn't go inside. The man said he was only there to pick up his cigarettes and she only became irate after officers arrived. He was told to leave and she refused to open the door to speak with officers. The report said officers had been there for similar complaints, but the male was not there when they arrived and the woman didn't follow up to provide statements.

- A Lisbon woman came to the police station at 5:27 p.m. Tuesday to report a known female showed up at her place of employment on Southeast Boulevard and began to harass her. She said there's an ongoing problem between the two of them. Police gave her some options.

- A man in the 800 block of East Fourth Street reported at 3:17 p.m. Tuesday that he has had problems with neighbors in the past and on Tuesday, one of the neighbor's relatives decided to express his opinion over a disabled vehicle on the street. He was concerned the incident might lead to damage to his vehicles.

- A woman from the 400 block of Franklin Street reported at 2:52 p.m. Tuesday that she arrived home with her boyfriend and went to get the baby and when she entered the residence, her ex-brother-in-law was there and her boyfriend was rolling down the stairs. They both ran out of the residence. She said her boyfriend's money and cell phone may have been taken. She was told he would need to contact police and advice officers of the situation.

- An anonymous caller at 2:15 p.m. Tuesday reported a reckless operator in the 1200 block of Southeast Boulevard. Police were unable to find the silver Ford Taurus and the female driver who was supposedly operating the vehicle without a valid license according to the unknown caller.

- Police were called at 2:05 p.m. Tuesday to the area of Bentley Road where hunters were reported hunting in a wooded area without permission. An officer spoke to the property owner who said he did not give anyone permission to hunt. Officers entered the wooded area and located two people who were deer hunting and they were asked to come back up to the road. ODNR wildlife officers met them and issued citations to the people involved.

- Fred Dabelstein, of Buckeye Avenue, reported at 1:07 p.m. Tuesday that an unknown vehicle struck the driver side door of his black Chevy TK Z71 parked in the north parking lot at 1098 N. Ellsworth Ave.

- A man in the 400 block of West Fourth Street called at 12:41 p.m. Tuesday to report a scam attempted Monday night, saying he wanted to warn other citizens of the scam and to tell them to never give out personal information over the phone. He said a person called claiming to be with the Social Security office and said he wanted to make some change to his number on his Social Security card. The caller did not identify himself, but the name "Bryan" came up on caller ID. The caller verified his name and address and then asked for his bank information, telling him this was a new nationwide process. At that point, he knew it was a scam and hung up, with no personal information given out.

- A North Carolina resident called at 10:14 a.m. Tuesday to report receiving a threatening letter from his father, who lives in Salem, saying the jurisdiction where he lives would not take the complaint of his life being threatened since the person making the threats lived here. He also referred to a complaint filed with Salem Police last year about his father allegedly stealing his identity. He was told an officer would try to contact his father and information would be sent to the prosecutor's office.

- A report was filed at 5:14 a.m. Tuesday regarding someone overturning two newspaper vending machines on the north side of the Salem News at the corner of North Lincoln Avenue and East Second Street. The mechanism in one of the machines was damaged in the incident. This was the second night this had happened, the report said.


- Brian K. Reynolds, 35, whose last known address was West Fourth Street, Salem, was cited for fictitious plates and driving under license forfeiture suspension after a traffic stop at 1:23 p.m. Tuesday in the 1000 block of Benton Road.

- Gregory Ellis, 50, whose last known address was North Jackson, was cited for fictitious plates after a traffic stop at 10:39 a.m. Tuesday in the 700 block of East Pidgeon Road.

- Police were called out to the 1200 block of Somerset Drive at 3:48 a.m. Tuesday to talk with a woman about an assault.

- A West Pidgeon Road resident called at 2:36 p.m. Monday to report a suspicious vehicle going from driveway to driveway in the area. The vehicle was described as a white SUV, but could not be found.

- A resident in the 1100 block of Highland Avenue called at 9:53 a.m. Monday to report a suspicious person going house to house looking in windows and going door to door. An officer found the person on North Union Avenue at 12th Street and he was identified and not found to have any warrants. He claimed to be looking for yard work to make money. He was given a courtesy ride to the corner of Union Avenue at Third Street and warned of his actions.

- Police responded to the 1900 block of South Lincoln Avenue at 5:41 a.m. Monday to clear some debris from the road.

- A woman involved in a recent domestic called police at 9:38 p.m. Sunday to report the other party was sending harassing and threatening messages electronically.

- Loud music was reported at 5:48 p.m. Sunday in the 1100 block of West Perry Street. An officer spoke to a tenant playing music and determined the volume was not excessive, but the tenant volunteered to turn down the volume.

- Wendy Ellyson, of Glasgow Road, Salineville, was cited for non-compliance suspension after a traffic stop at 11:03 a.m. Sunday on East Pidgeon Road at Depot Road.



- Ashley J. Pittman, 21, 9547 Calla Road, Salem, was arrested for operating a vehicle intoxicated following a traffic stop for failure to dim high beams at 3:07 a.m. Nov. 22.

- Blake M. Mikeska, 18, Boardman, was arrested by a Goshen officer at 2:35 a.m. Nov. 24 for marijuana possession and marijuana paraphernalia during a sobriety checkpoint conducted by the Mahoning County OVI Task Force in Boardman Township.


- An oversized truck knocked out the traffic light at the intersection of Jefferson Street and East Lincoln Way at 12:38 p.m. Tuesday.

- A woman who lives on Hunters Cramp Road reported Tuesday her 15-year-old daughter was missing when she should have been at school. Her brother last saw her at Circle K and told her to get to school. The girl's brother and sister later reported she had returned home, and the mother was advised she could file unruly charges if she wanted.

- A resident of North Jefferson Street reported Tuesday his apartment neighbor's dog defecated on his front porch, so he moved the dog feces onto his neighbor's porch. The neighbor returned the dog feces to the caller's porch and then challenged him to a fight. He also denied it was his dog that left the mess on the caller's front porch in the first place. Police arrived and told the neighbor to have no contact with the caller.


- A caller reported there appeared to be a large fire at the corner of Kelly Park and Fairfield School roads at 8:55 a.m. Tuesday. The call was canceled by the fire department.

- A delivery truck tore out a section of fence on the property of Jack Rapp, West Salem Street, at 2 p.m. Tuesday.

- While on patrol, an officer found a side door open at Custom Comfort at 11:20 p.m. Tuesday. The officer secured the door and contacted the keyholder.



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