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January 5, 2013
Salem News


- Police were called at 12:25 p.m. Friday for a break-in in progress at a residence in the 100 block of Washington Avenue. Someone was kicking in the front door. When police arrived, the suspect had left, but the resident said it was her brother and they wanted no further assistance.

- A resident on Edgewood Drive reported at 9:41 a.m. Friday that over the past couple of days she noticed several footprints around the west side of her front area leading to the back of her residence on the west side toward Kennedy Drive. Footprints go between her residence and one to the west. An officer checked the area and found prints that led to Kennedy but from there unknown.

- Police were called to the 400 block of Continental Drive at 4:05 a.m. Friday for a phone harassment complaint. A woman said a person kept calling her and making threats. An officer attempted to contact the other person but was unsuccessful.

- An anonymous caller at 3:56 a.m. Friday reported a suspicious vehicle in the Walmart parking lot on East State Street near the tire/lube express. The vehicle was identified as a Jeep Cherokee with the driver side window down and had been seen there by the officer several hours prior to the call. The Jeep was unoccupied.

- Police responded to the 800 block of West Pershing Street for a dispute reported at 9:43 p.m. Thursday at an apartment building. Officers made contact with a man in the parking lot and he said he had a verbal dispute with his girlfriend, which she confirmed when contacted. They both said it was only a verbal disagreement.

- Police were called at 8:40 p.m. Thursday to the 1200 block of Carole Drive for a barking dog possibly outside all day. The owner said the dog had only been outside 20 minutes and was an indoor pet, only out as necessary. The dog appeared in good health. No other dogs were heard in the area.

- Police had to respond to a Short Street residence twice Thursday, at 8:08 p.m. and 6:32 p.m., over disputes related to an eviction and resulting in one woman taken into custody for an outstanding arrest warrant. Marci Mancuso, 27, of 424 Washington St., Leetonia, was taken to the Columbiana County jail on a warrant for failure to appear. The tenant at the Short Street property alleged she had been assaulted by the landlord who came to the residence and started physically removing the her property. Police learned the landlord followed proper eviction procedures and gave the tenant an additional eight hours to move out before starting to physically move items. An altercation developed with the tenant trying to pull property out of the landlord's hands. The landlord said the tenant was not purposely struck, but if she was struck, it was an accident during the struggle. All parties were told to come to the police station for written statements. Police returned later for a dispute over a car. A man said he only needed time to put on the tires to move the car, but the landlord had a tow truck there to tow it away. The man was told the landlord had taken immediate possession and they were to have the property moved. He was told to contact the tow company about retrieving the vehicle.

- A woman in the 1500 block of Ridgewood Drive reported at 6:08 p.m. Thursday that someone opened an unauthorized credit card account through Discover using her identity. At least four different charges were made on the account through the Internet. Discover called the woman after suspecting the charges might be fraudulent.

- A man in the 700 block of North Lincoln Avenue reported at 4:33 p.m. Thursday that a female acquaintance asked him to delete her phone number and have no contact with her, which he did, but she continued to send harassing messages to another friend of his. An officer made contact and she said the calls would stop. All the persons involved were told to have no more contact.

- A woman came to the police station at 4:05 p.m. Thursday to talk to an officer about a dispute with her parents over her living arrangements. She wanted her personal property and said she had been told to get out and didn't get any of her belongings. The eviction procedure was explained to her and to her mother at the Orchard Bend Drive property. Her mother said she had moved out to live with her boyfriend and she wasn't giving her any property at this time. They were told the claims over property were civil.

- A woman at 12:42 p.m. Thursday on Highland Avenue reported her mother received a letter and a check in the mail informing her that she won some money and all she had to do was deposit the check in her checking account where they would take care of the taxes she owed. She felt it was a scam and the officer agreed.

- Rickey Jones, 23, of West Fifth Street, was cited for left of center after turning a Ford F-150 left onto Third Street from North Ellsworth Avenue, crossing the center line and striking the front of a Dodge Caravan driven by Michael Hazelbaker, 43, of North Ellsworth Avenue, who was stopped facing west at the stop sign on Third Street at 9:16 a.m. Thursday.



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