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February 19, 2013
Salem News


- A dog was reported barking at 5:55 a.m. Monday in the 1800 block of Maple Street, but officers checked the area and nothing was heard.

- A man in the the 600 block of West Seventh Street, reported at 1:53 a.m. Monday that several persons threw eggs at his house and toilet-papered several of his trees.

- A man in the 700 block of West Pershing Street, reported at 10:43 p.m. Sunday that an unknown person struck the fence at the rear of his residence. A neighbor was able to identify the person in question, who had been backing from a private drive and struck the fence and left. An officer contacted the man in question and obtained his information. The fence sustained considerable damage.

- An alarm was reported in the 2400 block of East State Street, with the exterior of the building checked and found secure.

- John A. Stoffer, 50, of 455 S. Broadway Ave., was cited for possession of drug paraphernalia, a stop sign violation and a plate light violation after a traffic stop at 9:01 p.m. Sunday on South Broadway.

- An officer on patrol at 8:26 p.m. Sunday was flagged down by a motorist in the 800 block of West State Street and advised of a possible traffic signal malfunction at West State Street and state Route 14. He asked who he could speak to about traffic signals in town and was referred to the city service/safety director. Officers monitored the signal for several cycles and it appeared to be working correctly.

- A clerk at Smith Oil, 968 E. State St., reported at 6:02 p.m. Sunday that an unknown person left without paying for $40 worth of gasoline.

- Police were called at 4:07 p.m. Sunday for alleged suspicious activity at Taco Bell/Long John Silver's, but officers saw nothing suspicious when they checked the area.

- A man from Fifth Street came to the police station at 2:29 p.m. Sunday to speak to an officer about how to handle a family matter.

- A man in the 600 block of South Lincoln Avenue reported at 1:48 p.m. Sunday that he received threatening phone calls from a male who lives in Youngstown.

- A man on Franklin Street reported at 1:37 p.m. Sunday that he received a threatening telephone call from the father of his girlfriend's child, who lives in Youngstown. The girlfriend, who has an active warrant against her, has been staying with the suspect of the threatening calls.

- Police were called at 12:44 p.m. Sunday to South Ellsworth Avenue at the railroad crossing where the northbound crossing gate had been broken in half allegedly by a hit-skip driver. A witness provided information for an older model Chevy Silverado and reported the truck was traveling south on South Ellsworth when the railroad gates began to go down. The truck swerved around the southbound gate and then struck the northbound gate, damaging it. The witness said the gate appeared to have hit some sort of ladder rack on the truck. The registration came back to a Lisbon man, with Lisbon Police asked to keep an eye out for the truck. Lisbon Police called back a short time later and said the truck was located and the motorist ordered to respond to the Salem Police Department. The driver denied knowing that he drove around the crossing gates and struck a gate. No damage was observed on the truck. Jay Hackathorn, 41, of 119 N. Vine St., Lisbon, was cited for hit/skip leaving the scene and a railroad crossing violation.

- Police were called at 10:17 a.m. Sunday to Papa John's Pizza for a security alarm, checked the building and found it secure.

- Police responded to Dunkin' Donuts/Baskin Robbins in the 2800 block of East State Street for a report at 6:50 a.m. Sunday of an unwanted male and female on the property trying to solicit money and rides from patrons. They left before police arrived, with witnesses saying they went to Walmart. An officer made contact with them and gave them a courtesy ride to a friend's residence on East Third Street.

- Loud persons were reported at 4:12 a.m. Sunday in the 700 block of Superior Avenue, but nothing was heard.

- Dale Iler, 45, of Salem Grange Road, was cited for failure to control and operating a vehicle under the influence after a one-vehicle accident was reported at 3:11 a.m. Sunday at the intersection of South Broadway Avenue and East Euclid Street. Iler was traveling south on Broadway and attempted to make a left turn onto Euclid when she lost control of her vehicle on the snow-covered road and traveled off of the road, striking a yellow cement post in the parking lot of Quaker City Castings. The report said her alcohol content in a breath test measured .153, which is over the legal limit of .08.

- Police were called at 2:13 a.m. Sunday to Salem Community Hospital, 1995 E. State St., for a disorderly person. Hospital staff said a recently released patient and his friend were very irate. Police made contact with them and they apologized for their actions. They were permitted to use the waiting room to call for a ride.

- A woman in the 1300 block of East State Street called at 12:55 a.m. Sunday for a report of someone possibly inside her residence. Officers checked the interior and found no one.

- An alarm activated at 12:54 a.m. Sunday in the 400 block of West Pershing Street, with police responding but unable to access the perimeter due to the main gate being locked. A key holder did not respond.


- A passerby called police at 8:46 p.m. Sunday in reference to a man walking along the road on East Pidgeon Road who staggered into traffic as they drove by. They believed he may have been impaired. Officers spoke to the man who resides nearby and he advised he stumbled on ice and snow on the side of the road. He was not impaired.

- Police responded to a report at 7:02 a.m. Sunday of a missing stop sign at the intersection of North Union Avenue at Parkview Drive and found footprints in the snow leading to a North Union Avenue residence. After speaking with the homeowner and people inside the residence, police took four juvenile males into custody for theft. They were taken to the police station, processed and released to their parents. Charges will be sent to the juvenile prosecutor.

- An officer at 10:22 p.m. Saturday saw a vehicle driven by a juvenile, Kayla M. Curtis, of Goshen Road, Salem, traveling west on Goshen Road at Beechwood Road attempt to stop for another car in the ditch on Goshen and slide on the icy road into a ditch, striking a mailbox. Curtis was cited for reasonable control. A vehicle driven by Michelle Hayes, 28, of East Third Street, Salem, had slowed for a vehicle in front of her at 9:56 p.m. and slid into the ditch in the 1800 block of Goshen Road.


- A Bell Avenue resident reported at 2:20 a.m. Sunday a person was acting suspicious behind a light post in the empty lot behind the property. Police checked the area and found no one.

- A man reported at 12:52 p.m. Sunday his neighbor on West Southern Avenue discharged a weapon around 5 p.m. Saturday and that when he confronted him about it the neighbor denied discharging a weapon, but there was a bullet hole on his home.

- Jack J. Marshall, 44, Columbiana, was arrested and cited for OVI and red light violation following a traffic stop on state Route 14 at 3:33 a.m. Saturday.

- A Beechwood Drive woman reported at 7:44 p.m. Saturday she heard people on her porch. Police checked the area but did not find anyone.

- A Union Street man reported at 9:25 a.m. Friday his back yard was damaged during the night.

- A North Cross Street woman reported at 12:25 p.m. Thursday a man was harassing her on the phone.

- A West Salem Street woman reported at 5:28 p.m. Thursday the pipe on her wood burner was really hot and smoking.


- An East Chestnut Street man reported his dog had been kidnapped at 3:32 p.m. Sunday. Police arrived and spoke with a woman who said her daughter and son-in-law had taken the dog. She was told this was a civil matter, but as the officer was leaving the dog was returned by the couple.

- A West Washington Street man reported someone was pounding on his door at that very moment at 8:41 p.m. Sunday. Although he did not know who it was, he said the person could be someone angry over a female friend.



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