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February 26, 2013
Salem News


- A Columbiana-Waterford Road woman reported at 3:18 a.m. Sunday a

woman who was reportedly abandoned showed up her porch. Police gave the woman a ride to her brother's home on Park Place.

- Someone reported at 10:25 a.m. Sunday someone attempted to break into Columbiana Firestone by breaking out a window and attempting to pry a door open with a crowbar.

- Police responded to a domestic dispute on South Main Street at 5:35 p.m. Sunday. No charges were filed.

- Leon H. Casity, 80, Paulin Road, Poland, was southbound on North Vine Street at 1:45 p.m. Saturday and Arlene B. Hitchcock, 34, North Vine Street, was backing out of a driveway onto North Vine Street and struck Casity's vehicle. She was cited for failure to yield from a private drive.

- Debbie L. Curtis, 52, North Market Street, Lisbon, was stopped in traffic on North Main Street at 10:49 a.m. Friday and Scott D. Nelson, 30, Youngstown, was southbound and struck her vehicle. No citations were issued.

- A man reported at 6 p.m. Friday someone stole his wallet at the weight room in Firestone Park.

- A Fairfield Avenue woman reported at 6:55 p.m. Friday a suspicious vehicle was in her driveway. The woman told police she heard what she believed to be the rear door of a vehicle slam shut and saw the shadow of a person on the rear patio. Police checked the area and found no one and no evidence anyone had been there.


- Police responded to the area of North Ellsworth Avenue near Jennings Avenue to search for a box truck towing a pickup that had a flat tire after an anonymous caller at 10:47 a.m. Monday reported concerns that a tire may blow out on the truck. The vehicles could not be found.

- Michelle Satmare, 19, of East Liverpool, was cited for possession of marijuana and her passenger, Cierra Sokol, 18, of 12890 Beaver Creek Road, Salem, was cited for possession of drug paraphernalia, both minor misendeavors, after a traffic stop at 3 a.m. Monday in the 700 block of East State Street for an alleged expired registration violation. Satmare showed proof of having valid license plates/registration.

- Police responded to Smith Oil, 968 E. State St., after employees reported at 11:16 p.m. Sunday that a female had been in the bathroom for 20 minutes and possible drug paraphernalia had been found in the bathroom waste basket after she left.

- Police responded to the Giant Eagle parking lot, 2401 E. State St., where a man reported at 9:28 p.m. Sunday that a female approached his parked vehicle and asked if she could sit inside to warm up. While in the vehicle, she allegedly grabbed money belonging to the man and fled across the parking lot westbound. Officers did not encounter any female while responding to the complaint and didn't locate her after searching the area. The complainant's address was listed as Wisconsin.

- Officers were called at 7:52 p.m. Sunday to the 500 block of Franklin Street for reports of possible shots fired. No one was found in the area and officers did not hear any gunshots or similar noises.

- Tom Logan reported at 3:19 p.m. Sunday that he owns the property on the southwest corner of West State Street and Sharp Street and is having a problem with residents in the area using his parking lot for their personal use. He was advised of his options and was told he has the right to have the vehicles towed.

- Police were dispatched at 2:43 p.m. Sunday to a residence in the 300 block of Ohio Avenue for a report of a handicapped child and a 4-month-old child left alone. A neighbor said the parents were seen walking down the street without the children. An officer checked the residence and found both the mother and the father inside the home with the children.

- Police were called to Walmart at 2:34 p.m. Sunday for a report of a child behaving uncontrollably. An officer made contact with the father of the handicapped child, spoke with him about the situation and learned it was not a police issue.

- A man in the 300 block of S. Ellsworth Ave. reported at 1:30 p.m. Sunday that an abandoned bicycle had been in his yard for three weeks. An officer brought the bicycle to the police department and placed it in the bike corral.

- An officer at 1:11 p.m. Sunday received a telephone call about the welfare of a child living in Salem. The caller was provided with options to deal with the problem and was told the officer would investigate further.

- A man in the 100 block of West 14th Street called at 12:26 p.m. Sunday to report concerns over a neighbor's dog leaving waste in his yard. An officer spoke to the neighbor who did act apologetic and said it would not happen again.

- A woman at 11:31 a.m. Sunday reported finding a 4-year-old child in the street at North Lincoln Avenue and Sixth Street with no shoes and no coat wearing only pajamas. She placed the child in her vehicle and brought him to the police station. Officers took the child and located the mother and grandmother who called in for assistance in locating the child. The child was taken home and all information will be furnished to Columbiana County Children Services for follow up.

- A 48-hour notice ticket was placed at 8:50 a.m. Sunday on a vehicle parked for two days in front of 188 Railroad Street without being moved.

- An officer stopped in the 100 block of South Lincoln Avenue at 8:25 a.m. Sunday to speak with a man who was walking and not dressed for the weather. He was looking for two dogs that ran off when he let them out. He found the dogs and returned to his residence on South Lincoln Avenue.


- Police on patrol at 2:11 p.m. Sunday came across a disabled vehicle on Georgetown Road at state Route 45 in the road with no one around and a note saying the operator would be back in one to three hours. Police called for the vehicle to be towed due to it being a hazard.

- Police on patrol at 8:12 a.m. Sunday came across a white van parked behind the old Dilco factory buildings on Newgarden Avenue and found a man sleeping in the back seat. An officer woke up the man, identified him, checked for warrants with none found and told him he couldn't sleep there and would have to leave.

- A woman from Salem called at 11:36 p.m. Saturday and asked police to check on her female friend on Benton Road, saying she had been assaulted earlier and now she could not make contact with her by phone. An officer contacted the female and she denied being assaulted and showed no sign of being assaulted. She was told to call the woman.

- An officer on patrol at 7:56 p.m. Saturday found an open window at the future ReStore on North Ellsworth Avenue. The window was closed and the owner notified. It appeared the window was left open by construction workers.

- Township police were called at 6:30 p.m. Saturday to assist Salem Police, along with a Sheriff's Office unit, on an assault call for a combative male. He was taken into custody by Salem Police.

- Police were contacted by the Ohio State Highway Patrol at 5:58 p.m. Saturday to locate and stop a northbound pickup truck with a tank on the back leaking some type of liquid on the road. The truck had been traveling north on state Route 45 from Teegarden Road, but was not seen by township police.

- Police were called at 4:33 p.m. Saturday regarding a canine carcass found by a person cutting wood on a Cunningham Road property. The animal did not appear to have been mistreated and was found in Salem Township with no tags on it.

- A woman on North Indiana Avenue called at 6:10 a.m. Saturday to report finding obscene pictures on a tablet she purchased used.

- Juan Gutierres Zararias, 20, of Salem, was cited for expired registration and no license after a traffic stop at 12:52 a.m. Saturday at Circle K South on South Lincoln Avenue.


- John Heim was driving on East Lincoln Way when he struck a dumpster sitting on the side of the road in front of 120 W. Lincoln Way at 6:26 a.m. Monday. He was cited for failure to control.

- A caller reported on Monday the house on Vine Street behind Smith Oil was littered with junk, and the caller was worried about it attracting rats.

- A security alarm went off at the Ohio Edison substation on Pritchard Avenue at 11:45 a.m. Monday. Officers found the locks and gates to be secure.

- A resident reported Monday someone obtained access to her new bank account and made three transactions on totaling $120.



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