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January 29, 2013
Salem News


- Michelle L. Peuterbaugh, 39, Hanoverton, was arrested on a county sheriff's warrant at 2:13 a.m. Saturday during a traffic stop on state Route 14. Police found several different types of pills without prescriptions during a search of her vehicle and charged her with aggravated possession of drugs, possession of dangerous and drug paraphernalia. Additional charges are pending.

- A Quincy Avenue man reported at 10:34 a.m. Saturday his 1994 Chevy Camaro had a brick thrown through the back window.

- Sherri B. Stauffer, 59, Beloit, was eastbound on state Route 14 at 3 p.m. Saturday and struck a vehicle driven by Angela M. Rosen, 20, East Friend Street. Stauffer was cited for assured clear distance.

- A Quincy Avenue man reported at 12:47 a.m. Sunday his vehicle was vandalized again. He reported his tires were slashed and that he saw his girlfriend's ex-boyfriend around the car about the same time.

- Someone reported at 1:26 a.m. Friday a vehicle was stopped in the South Cross Street intersection. Police found the vehicle was disabled and AAA was en route.

- Someone reported at 8:25 a.m. Friday a woman's vehicle broke down underneath the Lisbon Street overpass and caused a traffic jam. Police found the vehicle had already been pushed off the road.

- Someone reported at 3 p.m. Friday a man was possibly drunk and stumbling near the railroad tracks near the high school. The man agreed to go home.

- A Terra Verde Avenue woman reported at 5:19 p.m. Friday her husband made threats.

- A man reported at 5:25 p.m. Friday a dog at a West Southern Street home was outside and covered with frost. Police did not see the dog.

- Ashley M. Morelli, 31, Alice Street, East Palestine, was northbound on state Route 164 at 8:57 a.m. Thursday and approaching state Route 14 when she was struck by Jordan T. Wales, 20, Garfield Avenue, East Palestine. Wales was cited for failure to yield making a left turn.

- A Camelot Drive woman reported at 10:21 p.m. Thursday a man was at her apartment threatening to strangle her. Police spoke with her and the man, of the same address, and learned no physical violence had taken place. Arrangements were made for the woman to stay elsewhere and the he also agreed to leave.


- A newspaper carrier reported at 7:49 a.m. Jan. 20 finding an all-terrain vehicle near the woods on Calla Road that had been stripped. No owner was located for the 1995 red Honda with purple flames.

- A Garfield Road resident reported at 12:45 p.m. Jan. 23 that his daughter's boyfriend had made indirect threats via Facebook.

- Police responded to a burglary report in the 14000 block of French Street in Damascus at 7:24 p.m. Jan. 24.


- April Frantz, North Market Street, called at 2:50 a.m. Sunday there was someone turning the knobs on her back door. She called back 16 minutes later to say the person was Dan Desellem, who was screaming through the window that he was going to kill her. The dispatcher could hear screaming over the phone, and police arrived and found Desellem at the back door. Desellem, who was believed to have been drinking, was arrested for disorderly conduct .

- Casey Reynolds reported her son was struck by a BB pellet while sled riding down the hill behind the Eagles at 2:16 p.m. Sunday. Police spoke with the father of one of the boys believed involved and then with the boy, who admitted he and another youth were shooting BB guns at the sled riders. The other parent was contacted, the BB guns were confiscated, and the report will be forwarded to county juvenile court.


- A woman on Lexington Avenue requested to speak to an officer at 1:14 a.m. Monday regarding a potential future problem concerning a child custody issue. She was given advice on the matter.

- Police responded to the area of Newgarden Avenue and Railroad Street for a water line break at 11:19 p.m. Sunday and discovered a leak coming from a business in the 200 block of South Ellsworth Avenue. The water department was contacted and responded to shut the water off.

-Officers responded to State Street Tattoo, 536 E. State St., for a reported theft at 11:09 p.m. Sunday. The store owner reported someone unknown entered the business and stole an undetermined amount of money. The owner was told options for dealing with the situation. Police had responded to the same property earlier after receiving an alarm report at 9:39 p.m. Sunday. At that time, they found the exterior secure.

- A woman in the 500 block of Perry Street reported at 6:42 p.m. Sunday that her juvenile daughter was being unruly and refusing to follow house rules . She was told her options and the juvenile was entered in the law enforcement data base as missing.

- Police were advised at 5:20 p.m. Sunday about suspicious activity at a business in the 200 block of South Ellsworth Avenue. Officers found a strobe light activated inside the business and an audible alarm and contacted the keyholder to check the business.

- A resident in the 600 block of Cedar Street called at 4:03 p.m. Sunday to report receiving unwanted text messages from a person known to him. He was told his options and the other person was contacted and told to stop.

- Police were called to a business in the Quaker Square Plaza at 2789 E. State St. for a report of an irate customer at 2:45 p.m. Sunday. A clerk said a man unknown to her entered the store and then became upset. He left after she told him she was calling the police. Officers checked the area, but were unable to find the man.

- Police responded to 2870 E. State St. at 11:14 a.m. Sunday for an audible alarm, checking the exterior of the building. The alarm could be heard going off, but the exterior appeared secure. The alarm company was attempting to contact the keyholder.

- A woman in the 600 block of East Third Street reported at 9:48 a.m. Sunday that her downstairs neighbor made verbal threats towards her. The downstairs neighbor was contacted and said he did not threaten her. He said she and her husband stomp on the floor on purpose to irritate him. He claimed to be moving out soon, which would solve the problem.

- A man came to the police station at 9:03 a.m. Sunday with a cell phone he found. The phone was placed in dispatch.

- A drive-off was reported at a gas station at 2869 E. State St. at 7:58 a.m. Sunday, with the clerk reporting the dark green pickup was still over at Walmart on the grocery side. An officer located the vehicle occupied by the motorist and a woman. The male operator said he tried to use his prepaid card for $20, but the pump did not take it and it ran over to $25. He tried to find the clerk, but was unable to find her and said he went to Walmart to see them about the card. They told him to go back, which he was in the process of doing, to take care of the situation.


- Police were requested to check for a runaway juvenile at 8:52 p.m. Sunday at an apartment at Salem Acres on Prospect Street. The juvenile was not found.

- Keith Chilton, of the 2000 block of Countryside Drive, reported at 8:40 a.m. Sunday that someone egged their vehicle and garage door.

- Mike Fritzman, of the 1300 block of Highland Avenue, reported at 2:22 a.m. Sunday that several juveniles rang his doorbell and fled, last seen hearing towards Union Avenue. An officer checked the area, but didn't find anyone.

- Joseph R. Bates, 20, of Cameron Street, Winona, was charged with operating a vehicle intoxicated, left of center and open container after a traffic stop at 12:55 a.m. Sunday on Depot Road near Stewart Road.

- Officers and firefighters responded to a report at 12:10 a.m. Sunday in the 1900 block of Highland Creek for a report of a possible smoke detector going off. Nothing was found.

- Alyssa Noelle Smith, 21, of Sebring, was charged with speeding, operating a vehicle intoxicated and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle after Salem Police notified Perry Township Police at 2:21 a.m. Saturday of an alleged stolen vehicle that had just left a drinking establishment and was seen traveling south on Newgarden Avenue. An officer spotted the vehicle traveling north on state Route 45 and turn west onto U.S. Route 62. The officer conducted a traffic stop and Smith was taken to the Columbiana County jail. The owner of the vehicle just happened past the stop and the vehicle was released to a driver she designated.

- Doug Rudibaugh, of East 11th Street, called at 5:50 p.m. Friday to report a suspicious vehicle parked on his property on Painter Road. The red Jeep Rubicon was checked, but was not reported stolen. He was told they could have the vehicle towed if they wanted. An officer attempted to contact the registered owner.

- Police were told at 5:50 p.m. Friday by a homeowner on Shamrock Arbor that a township snow plow struck their brick mailbox and knocked it over. Damage was estimated at $100.

- Kenneth Lanham, 57, of Liberty Avenue, Alliance, was cited for reasonable control after allegedly losing control of his westbound vehicle on U.S. Route 62/state Route 173 while attempting to slow down for traffic in front of him, traveling off of the right side of the road and striking a utility pole at 4:46 p.m. Friday.



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