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December 29, 2012
Salem News


- A North Lima woman reported at 11:41 p.m. Thursday that a co-worker entered her vehicle in the Freshmark employee parking lot without permission, while she was sitting in the vehicle, and restrained her and started kissing her. The responding officer was unable to make contact with the suspect. The matter remains under investigation.

- Police spoke with a man over the phone at 9:35 p.m. Thursday in reference to a custody issue.

- Police responded to the 1800 block of Newgarden Avenue at 7:03 p.m. Thursday for a report of a suspicious vehicle driving through the fields. The vehicle was located and the driver said they were given permission to drive in the field by the land owner. An officer tried, but was unable to contact the land owner. The driver was told to stop until his story could be verified with the land owner.

- Mark Cvelbar, 47, of Euclid, was cited for failure to control after the car he was driving traveled off of South Lincoln Avenue in the 1900 block at 4:28 p.m. Thursday and struck a tree. Two passengers in the vehicle were taken to Salem Community Hospital with minor injuries.

- Clifford M. Poynter Jr., 27, of Salem, was charged with domestic violence and taken to jail after police were called to the 1100 block of Prospect Street at 12:27 p.m. Thursday for a woman standing outside her apartment screaming for help. The report alleged Poynter assaulted the woman during an argument, leaving her with visible injuries.


- A resident in the 900 block of East Third Street reported at 1:14 p.m. Friday that someone removed a bicycle from his back yard sometime between Dec. 17 and 23.

- Carrie Crawford, of the Counseling Center of Columbiana County office, 188 N. Lincoln Ave., reported at 1:06 p.m. Friday that sometime over the past couple of days, persons unknown broke out two windows on the south side of a storage building to the east of the business. A third window was also broken, but she wasn't sure if it was done at the same time.

- An officer collected a counterfeit $20 bill from the store manager at Circle K West, 780 W. State St., at 12:45 p.m. Friday and turned it over to the department detective.

- Officers helped the Columbiana County Sheriff's Office serve warrants in the city at 12:08 p.m. Friday, with two males picked up and taken to the county jail by deputies. A third person was not found in the city.

- A woman wanted to speak to an officer at 12:04 p.m. Friday about problems she was having with her son.

- A man in the 800 block of South Lincoln Avenue, reported at 9:42 a.m. Friday that someone entered an unlocked vehicle parked in his drive and ransacked the interior, but nothing appeared missing. The responding officer followed foot tracks in the snow to a residence south of the caller's home, but the tracks led to a cleaned driveway and could not be followed further.

-A barking dog was reported at 9:09 a.m. Friday in the 600 block of Franklin Avenue. An officer found a dog sitting on the front porch of a house, but the dog was not barking.

- Salem Parks foreman Jim Grimm called at 9:34 a.m. Friday to report finding a ring at Kelley Park on Prospect Street. The ring was placed in the police dispatch area in case anyone calls about it.

- Police were called at 3:56 a.m. Friday to Walmart, 2875 E. State St., for a report of a woman loitering in the lobby. Contact was made with the woman and she requested a ride to Youngstown, but said she had no money for a cab. She was provided a ride to her boyfriend's residence within the city of Salem.

- Officers responded to a Salem business at 1:23 a.m. Friday when a passerby reported a rear door open to the business. Officers checked the interior of the business, which appeared secure. Officers were able to secure the rear door.

- Officers assisted Perry Township Police at a Vine Avenue address at 2:38 a.m. Friday on a followup to a previous call.

- Police responded to a reported assault at 11:21 p.m. Thursday in the 800 block of East Sixth Street. The victim had visible injuries, but declined an ambulance being called. Statements were taken from the victim and witnesses, with criminal charges pending a review by a prosecutor.

- Police were called at 10:38 p.m. Thursday to a business in the 700 block of West State Street for a report of a man loitering at the business. Officers located him and identified him. He said he just stepped inside to warm up. He moved on without incident.

- Jimmie Exline, 36, of South Lincoln Avenue, was charged as a fugitive from justice after turning himself in on an active warrant from Bucks County, Pennsylvania. An officer had seen him at 1:35 p.m. Thursday walking on South Lincoln Avenue and had received a call about a possible warrant against him. The warrant was checked and the other county contacted, responding with a teletype to have Exline picked up. He came to the police station voluntarily.


- A woman reported at 4:53 p.m. Thursday that while at a relative's home on Lincoln Way her daughter slipped and fell so she rushed her upstairs to make sure she was OK and when she returned downstairs she found that $40, two X-Box games and prescription medication was missing.


- Someone reported at 9:47 a.m. Thursday someone was driving a four-wheeler on yards on North Main Street and the area of Circle K. Police went to the area but did not see anyone on a four-wheeler.



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