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November 30, 2012
Salem News


- A woman from South Union Avenue came to the police station at 3:06 p.m. Thursday with some questions regarding her ex-boyfriend moving out of her residence and her rights regarding her property.

- An officer responded to the 300 block of Hickory Lane after receiving a report at 2:23 p.m. Thursday of a man possibly having a heart attack. The man appeared to be okay and told the officer his dog dragged him down, causing him to hit the ground. He did say he temporarily blacked out and voluntarily went to Salem Community Hospital for treatment.

- A man in the 200 block of West 10th Street reported at 1:27 p.m. Thursday that a known male drove by his house and flipped him the middle finger and gave him a hand gesture of a pointed gun toward him. He was told the procedure for a protection order.

-A businessman in the 500 block of East State Street reported at 12:21 p.m. Thursday that he hired a female who has since been observed taking merchandise from within the store.

- Marjorie Wyss, of Beechwood Road, reported at 10:16 a.m. Thursday that her 2006 Mitsubishi Eclipse was struck on the front left corner by an unknown vehicle while parked in the Salem High School parking lot. Police believe the other vehicle may have been a Chevy truck.

- A man in the 200 block of Vine Avenue called at 9:16 a.m. Thursday with questions regarding his juvenile daughter involved in a relationship with a 19-year-old male and not attending school. She's currently on probation through Juvenile Court and he was told to report the information to her probation officer.

- Police were called at 7:13 a.m. Thursday for a possible water line break in the 200 block of West 14th Street. The water break was confirmed and the water department notified.

- Police were called at 9:34 p.m. Wednesday for a possible water line break in the 800 block of Fair Avenue. The water break was confirmed and the water department notified.

- Mike Smyth, of Bergholz, reported at 8:49 p.m. Wednesday that he owns property in the 300 block of West Pershing Street and did a three-day eviction notice on his tenants. He heard they moved out and asked police if he could enter the residence. He was told he needed to pursue the eviction process through the civil division of the Sheriff's Office.

- A suspicious person was reported in the 500 block of South Madison Avenue at 7:22 p.m. Wednesday. An officer located the person who said he worked for the homeowner and was waiting for her to return with his payment.

- A man in the 200 block of West Wilson Street reported at 4:43 p.m. Wednesday that he was assaulted in the alley just north of the property.

- Police responded to the area of Lexington Avenue and Continental Drive to check on a complaint at 3:45 p.m. Wednesday of hunters near a residential area. No hunters were found near there and no gunshots were heard, but a hunter was located on land annexed into the city to the rear of the 2900 block of East State Street. He was contacted and told that discharging a firearm is prohibited anywhere within the city limits on both public and private property. He left without incident.

- A suspicious vehicle was reported frequenting the area at 3:45 p.m. Wednesday. The vehicle was not found.

- A woman in the 600 block of Cherry Street called at 3:31 p.m. Wednesday to report an ongoing dispute with a neighbor and a feeling that the other party entered her mailbox. She said she found leaves and cat food in the mailbox.

- Ryean Sutton, of the 300 block of North Madison Avenue, reported at 2:53 p.m. Wednesday that someone entered his vehicle in the driveway and removed two containers of fishing gear. The next door neighbor also reported a vehicle entered, but nothing appeared to be missing.

- Police were called to the 400 block of South Broadway Avenue at 12:51 p.m. Wednesday to assist Columbiana County mental health personnel in serving a court order to a male who became combative. He did not want to leave the residence, but after speaking with an officer, agreed to accompany the mental health workers.

- A woman responded at 11:21 a.m. Wednesday to the police station with an article of equipment that had fallen from a city fire truck on South Ellsworth Avenue near Pershing Street. Fire department personnel were notified and retrieved the equipment.

- A woman who works for J.R. Schugal Trucking Company, a sister company to Watershed Enterprises, called at 10:01 a.m. Wednesday to report a 53-foot refrigerated utility trailer that had been parked Sept. 23 at Fresh Mark was missing. The vehicle had a Minnesota license plate and was entered into the law enforcement data system.

- A woman in the 1800 block of Cleveland Street reported her unlocked vehicle was entered overnight and some ink pens and change were taken.


- An officer responded to a runaway juvenile complaint filed at 2:27 a.m. Wednesday by Bruce Shasteen, of Jennings Avenue. Information was gathered and the juvenile was entered into the law enforcement data base. An officer said the girl remained missing Thursday, but an amber alert had not been issued. According to a poster posted on the Salem Police Facebook page by a relative, Lindsey Marie Shasteen is 16 years old, with brown hair and hazel eyes, standing 5 feet 1 inch tall, weighing 103 pounds with braces, both ears pierced and a birthmark on her ankle. The poster said she was last seen at home in the early morning hours of Nov. 28 and may be with a 23-year-old male named Darren in the Canton area.

- A woman from the 900 block of Elberon Avenue called at 9:25 a.m. Thursday to report allegedly being threatened by a spouse she was no longer living with. She was told her options.

- A resident in the 1100 block of West Perry Street reported at 4:43 p.m. Wednesday that a neighbor juvenile possibly took their child's video game system. The incident is under investigation.

-Jl Zeng Yang, 52, of West Eighth Street, Salem, was cited for non-compliance suspension and his license plates and vehicle registration seized on behalf of the registrar after a traffic stop at 12:40 p.m. Wednesday on North Ellsworth Avenue.


- A suspicious vehicle was parked at the Way Station at 4:29 a.m. Wednesday. The driver had left a note saying they were out of gas and would return.

- A storage building at Columbiana Pump was found broken into on Wednesday afternoon and a number of items were taken.

- Security guards at the industrial park reported Wednesday afternoon there were people driving a vehicle with Florida license plates asking about scrap. Police later located the vehicle on state Route 46 and advised the occupants - Jacob John, Alex John, Paul John and Kevin John - about the soliciting laws. The Johns are from Michigan and North Carolina.

- Chip Highley came to the station on Wednesday in regard to a child visitation dispute.

- Michelle Nulf, Fairfield School Road, reported at 11:38 p.m. Wednesday a man she knows was at her door would not leave. Police found Dave Weikart, who lives in town, and advised him not to go back to the Nulf residence. About a half hour later police arrested Weikart for OVI following a traffic stop on Fairfield School Road.

- A two-vehicle accident occurred at the intersection of North Middle and Allen streets at 3:14 p.m. Wednesday. Doris W. Powers, 88, Village Court, pulled into path of a car driven by Marilyn K. Kotsch, 71, Riffle Road, New Waterford, resulting in the accident.


- Denise Achberger reported her 17-year-old daughter was driving on North Market Street when she was struck in the rear by another motorist who left the scene. This was at 6:07 p.m. Wednesday.

- Jay Farrow, West Lincoln Way, reported Wednesday two windows to his apartment house were broken.

- A caller reported a window was broken at his rental property on West Washington Street at 7:10 p.m. Wednesday, and charges are expected to be filed against two juvenile suspects.

- A North Jefferson Street man called with a loud music complaint at 11:57 p.m. Wednesday. An officer spoke with the person, who agreed to turn down the music.



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