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February 22, 2013
Salem News


- Police were dispatched at 2:31 p.m. Thursday to the area of South Howard Avenue near West State Street for a report of a semi truck spraying pink fluid from the rear. An officer followed the tracks and found the truck parked at American Standard. The truck had driven too far to the right while westbound on East State Street near East State and Lincoln, striking a large city-owned planter, dragging the planter to where it finally dislodged at American Standard. There was no damage to the truck, but the planter was damaged.

- Rachelle Harnevious, 36, of 565 Franklin Ave., was taken into custody at 2:41 a.m. Thursday in the 500 block of Franklin on a warrant for failure to appear.

- An officer on patrol at 12:35 a.m. Thursday heard an audible alarm coming from Murphy USA gas station in the 2800 block of East State Street. The exterior of the business was checked and found to be secure.

- A suspicious vehicle was reported parked in the 700 block of East Fourth Street at 12:13 a.m. Thursday for an extended period of time. Upon arrival, an officer saw the vehicle leaving after a female passenger was dropped off.

- A caller at 9:23 p.m. Wednesday reported an ambulance needed at a store in the 200 block of South Lincoln Avenue where a female was upset because her boyfriend yelled at her and she wanted to go to the hospital. Fire department first responders and EMT Ambulance responded, with EMT transporting the woman to Salem Community Hospital.

- Police responded to a location in the 200 block of South Lincoln Avenue where a woman had gone to call police at 9:06 p.m. Wednesday. She told officers her live-in boyfriend had been yelling at her and frightened her. She said he had not threatened her, but she was concerned about his drinking and him becoming angry several times. Officers went to the residence on Walnut Street and spoke to the boyfriend who said personal issues were contributing to them not getting along. The domestic violence laws were explained and they were both told to go to separate rooms for the night. The woman was told options for seeking other living arrangements to prevent the problem from reoccurring.

- A barking dog was reported at 7:59 p.m. Wednesday in the 1900 block of Whinnery Road. The homeowner arrived while officers were on scene and was told a citation will be issued if officers have to return for the same problem again.

- Police were called at 7:54 p.m. Wednesday to the 600 block of Park Avenue for a dispute. Residents said there was a verbal dispute and the people involved were told to stay away from one another if they can't get along.

- An anonymous caller from the 700 block of West Wilson Street reported at 6:48 p.m. Wednesday that several people were standing around near her property by a gate. An officer checked the area and did not see anyone.

- Robert Metts, of Eighth Street, reported at 5:42 p.m. Wednesday that he had two trailers parked at a property in the 100 block of West Second Street and now they're missing. He said the previous resident said he could keep the trailers there until he could get them moved. The property owner was contacted by police and said the residence had been abandoned for six months and he had several people in and out the past couple of days removing property. He said he would make some calls and try to find out where the trailers are so he can get them back.

- A man reported at 4:52 p.m. Wednesday that a male known to him had possibly made threats of bodily harm to him. He was told his options.

- An anonymous caller at 4:01 p.m. Wednesday reported a reckless pickup in the area of Southeast Boulevard and Franklin Avenue, last seen traveling north on Franklin. An officer was unable to locate the vehicle, but was able to locate a phone number for the registered owner and called him about the complaint. He denied driving in a reckless manner.

- An officer responded to a business in the 400 block of Newgarden Avenue for a report at 1:58 p.m. Wednesday of a disagreement over property between the employer and an employee. The property was returned to the employer by the employee in the officer's presence and the employee came to the police department to fill out a written statement in regard to statements made by the employer to the employee.

- Loud music was reported at 10:22 a.m. Wednesday in the 800 block of East Third Street. An officer stood in the hallway and could not hear any music, but made contact with a resident. He had music playing but it could not be heard from the hallway. He was told about the complaint and said it's part of an ongoing problem with the upstairs neighbor always stomping on the floor and upset with the music. He said he would turn it down to appease the situation.

- A man in the 200 block of Vine Avenue reported at 9:28 a.m. Wednesday that his wife had taken some of "his" property from the apartment without his permission or knowledge. He was told it's community property, but the case would be reviewed with the prosecutor's office.


-Mark Allen Rishel, 31, whose last known address was Arch Street, Alliance, was taken into custody at 11:50 a.m. Thursday at a business on Benton Road after police were notified of a warrant out of Columbiana County for a person working at the establishment. The warrant was for failure to appear.

- Joseph Sabatino of Sabatino Cabinet on Depot Road reported at 8:01 a.m. Thursday that a vehicle was stolen from the business which was broken into earlier. The break-in had been reported at 4:34 a.m., with numerous tools stolen.

- A resident in the 400 block of West Pidgeon Road reported at 5:51 a.m. Thursday that she heard a light knocking noise outside her window and then heard what sounded like buckets rattling near where they keep their deer. Officers checked the area, but did not locate the source of the noise.

-Louis Grande, of the 1800 block of South Lincoln Avenue, called at 10:42 p.m. Wednesday in reference to a new sign put up in front of a business in the 1800 block of South Lincoln Avenue that is shining into his residence. He was advised of his options.


- A North Elm Street resident reported fraudulent bank account activity at 3:13 p.m. Wednesday.

- Police and fire officials were requested to assist the Lisbon Highway Patrol at 6:54 p.m. Wednesday with a vehicle accident and extrication at state Route 7 and Heck Road. Additional information was not immediately available through the patrol on Thursday.


- A caller reported loud music was coming from the Motorcycle Dream Shop at 3 a.m. Thursday. Police arrived and spoke with Mike Skidmore, who was told to keep the music down, which he said he would do.

- The police and fire departments were called to a home on Maple Street at noon Thursday because a boy's arm was stuck in a chair. The child's arm was extricated by a police officer before firefighters arrived.



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