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January 10, 2013
Salem News


- Rex Borrelli, of the 700 block of Superior Avenue, reported at 12:33 p.m. Wednesday that he left a ring in a cupholder of his vehicle in the morning and upon returning to his vehicle at 11:30 a.m., found it missing. The vehicle was parked in the driveway of the residence.

- A woman on Highland Avenue reported at 10:34 a.m. Wednesday that an unknown person accessed her credit card account and attempted to charge $258 on the account on Wednesday in the U.K., then a second attempt was made and the charge was processed. The bank asked her to file a police report as part of their investigation and the bank will reimburse her. She believed this occurred over the Internet. The account has been closed.

- A resident called at 8:01 a.m. Wednesday to complain of a traffic hazard with a crew trimming trees in the area of North Lincoln Avenue and East 11th Street. The crew was advised of the complaint.

- Police were called for a report of juveniles in the 400 block of South Lundy Avenue at 3:53 a.m. Wednesday, but none were found.

- Police assisted Perry Township officers at 3:11 a.m. Wednesday at Salem Acres on Prospect Street after a man fled the area while a township officer was investigating a protection order violation at one of the apartments. The suspect could not be found.

- Police were called for a suspicious vehicle in the 200 block of Woodland Avenue with two people sitting inside at 2:28 a.m. Wednesday. The vehicle was located with no one inside the truck. Two females were in a vehicle parked in front of the truck and they said they broke down and a tow truck was en route to assist them. They had not seen anyone in the vehicle in question.

- A man from Columbia Street came to the police station to speak to an officer at 9:36 p.m. Tuesday about a previously reported incident with a female juvenile. He said the girl came to his friend's residence where he is staying and she has a protection order against him. He said he did not follow her or see her. The owner of the residence said she's permitted at the residence and wanted the incident documented in case of a further problem. An officer spoke with the girl's father and he said he would take care of the problem so it doesn't happen again. The girl had come to the police station at 8:14 p.m. to report the man from Columbia Street had followed her and her sister after she dropped a ring off at the residence.

- Loud music was reported in the 100 block of West Pershing Street at 9:35 p.m. Tuesday. An officer explained to the woman complaining that her apartment building is located in an area zoned commercial and she would need to inform her landlord. She did call her neighbor and request he turn the volume down.

- Police were called to the Walmart parking lot at 8:15 p.m. Tuesday for a green Chevy Blazer traveling in a reckless manner. The vehicle could not be found.

- Police were called at 7:31 p.m. Tuesday to the Walmart parking lot for an open container in a vehicle. The vehicle was found, but nobody was around and when police returned, the vehicle was gone. The vehicle owner was contacted at his residence and told about the complaint and the consequences if he's found in a vehicle with an open container.

- A resident of the 300 block of Newgarden Avenue, spoke to an officer at 6:44 p.m. Wednesday to report her dog recently became ill and had to be euthanized and her veterinarian believed the dog may have been poisoned. She wanted the incident documented.

- A resident of South Lane, Hanoverton, reported at 6:42 p.m. Wednesday that he was legally parked in the lot at Aldi's and when he came out of the store, he discovered an unknown vehicle struck the right front bumper, corner panel and right side mirror of his vehicle, causing minor damage.

- A woman reported at 6:23 p.m. Wednesday that she's renting a residence on South Lundy Avenue and the property owner requested she move out. She wanted to know her rights and how the eviction process works. She was told the information and advised to contact an attorney due to the situation being civil in nature.

- An officer was flagged down at 4:45 p.m. Tuesday in the 1200 block of East Third Street for a vehicle left running since noon. The officer secured the vehicle and the owner eventually answered the door and was told about the complaint.

- A resident reported at 4:42 p.m. Tuesday that an unknown person entered the residence he recently purchased in the 900 block of South Lincoln Avenue and removed a small amount of copper from under the kitchen sink.

- A man in the 500 block of East Third Street reported at 4:40 p.m. Tuesday that a known male was sending him harassing text messages. He wanted it documented.

- A caller at 3:17 p.m. Tuesday reported a vehicle owned by Justin Ward, of North Ellsworth Avenue, was parked in a lot in the 2200 block of Merle Road when another vehicle struck the right front passenger door, causing a dent and scratch. The other vehicle left the scene.

- Suspicious activity was reported at 3:10 p.m. Tuesday at an empty house on Newgarden Avenue where a path was shoveled in the back yard and no one was living there.


- Someone from the Columbiana County engineer's garage reported at 3:32 p.m. Tuesday there was someone on their property near a small building next to the Middle Fork of the Little Beaver Creek.

- Danya Miller, Sherman Street, called for an officer at 4 p.m. Tuesday after her mother's hand became stuck in a basement drain and was turning purple. She managed to get her hand unstuck by the time an officer arrived, but she still requested to be checked by EMTs to determine if anything was broken, so an ambulance was summoned.

- Bob White, North Jefferson Street, reported Tuesday being harassed by his apartment neighbor over a prior incident in which White placed dog feces on the neighbor's porch.

- A passing motorist reported seeing a white van with a man inside parked at the cemetery garage at 6:12 p.m. Tuesday.

-Lori from Smith Oil reported there was a man there acting strange at 11:57 p.m. Tuesday. She said he was talking about how to change car parts and not to tell anyone if you have money. He then left, heading toward town.

- A security alarm went off at the Dollar General store at 3:25 a.m. Wednesday, but the building was found secure. Police were unable to reach the key holder.

Columbiana REPORTS

- Larry Macklin reported at 12:!7 a.m. Tuesday Mike Esenwein was trying to break down the door to his South Pearl Street apartment. Esenwein said he had been at the apartment and was locked out. Police found no damage to the door and spoke with Macklin, who said that he didn't want Esenwein at the apartment. Police then verbally warned Esenwein for criminal trespass.

- A woman reported at 9:42 a.m. Tuesday that while her vehicle was at the bus stop on Elm and Prospect streets the downstairs tenant at 33 North Elm Street opened her bedroom window and yelled profanities at her after her children got on the bus. She also reported the woman challenged her to get out of the car so she could cause her harm.

- Someone reported at 4 p.m. Tuesday a man in his late 20s and wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt was acting suspicious while walking up and down North Pearl Street. Police checked the area and found it to be Mike Esenwein.

- Someone reported at 6:35 p.m. Tuesday a ladder was next to the ATM machine at PNC Bank South. Police checked and found that the ladder had been placed there to indicate the ATM machine was out of service.

- Someone reported at 6:49 p.m. Tuesday a reckless driver was traveling at speeds of up to 100 miles per hour and going left of center several times on Middletown Road.

- A West Salem Street resident reported at 7:13 p.m. Tuesday they found footprints in the snow leading to the back door of their house.

- A North Elm Street resident reported at 9:25 p.m. Tuesday noise was coming from the upstairs apartment.



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