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March 1, 2013
Salem News


- An officer on patrol in the 400 block of North Lincoln Avenue at 1:01 a.m. Thursday saw a suspicious male walking through the front yard of a residence dressed all in black clothing. The officer approached the male and discovered he was 17 years old, charged him with unruliness and released him to his mother.

- Police received a complaint of a domestic at 12:11 a.m. Thursday, with the caller providing an address that did not exist in the city and could not be found. The same person called back and requested assistance, then immediately terminated the call before additional information could be obtained. Officers checked a residence with a similar address, but didn't find a disturbance. The department checked with other area police agencies to see if the address was in their jurisdictions, with no more information provided.

-A driver of a vehicle leaving the rear parking lot of Salem High School onto Ninth Street at 9:16 p.m. Wednesday missed the driveway and drove into a yard, traveling 50 feet off the pavement before becoming stuck.

- Danielle N. Stanley, of 342 W. Pidgeon Road, was taken into custody on a warrant out of Columbiana County after a traffic stop was initiated at 9:06 p.m. Wednesday when an officer saw a vehicle with one lighted headlight fail to stop for a stop sign on Sunset at North Lincoln Avenue. The officer activated his emergency lights and turned around, seeing the car make a quick turn into an apartment complex in the 1000 block of North Lincoln Avenue. The car was found in the back of the parking lot and the driver had exited and was attempting to leave on foot. She was ordered to return to the vehicle and complied. An active warrant was found for her and she was cited for the stop sign violation and given a verbal warning for the headlight violation.

- A domestic was reported at 8:31 p.m. Wednesday in the 600 block of Park Avenue where a woman said her boyfriend's mother-in-law assaulted her over an argument and she's nine months pregnant. The boyfriend's mother-in-law said she did not assault the woman and that she had been assaulted by the woman. No visible injuries could be seen on either one of them. The woman was taken to Salem Community Hospital as a precaution.

- A caller at 7:40 p.m. Wednesday reported a white minivan driving slowly in traffic. An officer checked and saw no violations.

- A man in the 500 block of Walnut Street reported at 7:03 p.m. Wednesday that his nephew got upset and began to yell and throw things around the apartment, but left before police arrived. Officers found him on Aetna Street and told him to stay away from his uncle's apartment.

- Officers responded at 6:29 p.m. Wednesday to the 1400 block of Ridgewood Street for an open 911 line, with a television heard in the background. Officers made contact with the resident and learned it was accidental. All the phones were checked to make sure they were hung up.

- An Andrew Avenue woman reported at 4:29 p.m. Wednesday that she left her vehicle legally parked in the 100 block of Fifth Street Tuesday for an area mechanic to perform repairs and sometime overnight. someone shattered the driver side window.

- A cable line was reported down at 4:26 p.m. Wednesday in the 600 block of East Third Street. The line did not appear to be a traffic hazard. Time Warner was notified.

- Police received a report at 3:37 p.m. Wednesday that three fifth or sixth grade boys were coming from Southeast school and ringing doorbells on Merle and Robin Avenue when school lets out in the afternoon.

- A woman on Allen Road reported at 12:46 p.m. Wednesday that she received text messages at work Tuesday from a person known to her and she wanted a record of it.

- An anonymous caller at 12:18 p.m. Wednesday reported several cars parked along Southeast Boulevard where the mayor said there was no parking. An officer checked the length of the street and only found one Jeep parked on the street which was legally parked.a


- Police and EMT Ambulance responded to the 1300 block of Chestnut Grove Road after receiving a call at 4:37 a.m. Thursday for a medical. A woman was taken to Salem Community Hospital.

- Township police are investigating a two-vehicle accident which occurred at 1:54 p.m. Wednesday at the intersection of Egypt and Painter roads where William Ritchie, 56, of Venice, Fla. was traveling north on Egypt and attempted to turnwest onto Painter, colliding with a southbound vehicle driven by Patrick Haney, 21, of Salem, and causing severe damage to both vehicles. Ritchie was taken to Salem Community Hospital for injuries to the head, the report said. The report said a citation will be issued upon completion of the investigation.


- Tyler J. Sweely, 17, 16080 W. Pine Lake Road, Beloit, was charged with domestic violence following a domestic dispute report at 5:32 p.m. Feb. 18 in which he allegedly punched his grandfather, who is his guardian, in the back of the head during an argument.

- A West Calla Road resident reported at 10:20 a.m. Feb. 19 that he had been contacted by someone claiming to be from the New Jersey Lottery. He was told to purchase a Money Pack Card to cover the taxes, then discovered upon sending the card that the phone number came back to Jamaica.

- Randy O. Maurer, 50, 9450 S. Pricetown Road, Berlin Center, was arrested Wednesday on one misdemeanor count each of domestic violence and criminal damaging following a domestic dispute at his home.

Officers responded to the home at 2:46 a.m. Maurer's live-in girlfriend reported that he had entered their room while she was sleeping at approximately 2:30 a.m. and became aggressive during an ensuing argument, during which he allegedly threw her to the ground and tried to strangle her. She told police that she took Maurer's cell phone and locked herself in a vehicle downstairs, at which time he struck the windows and body of the vehicle with a pipe wrench.

Maurer had left the scene prior to officers' arrival. The victim refused medical treatment and would not provide a statement for officers.

Maurer was taken into custody at 1:10 p.m. the same day after showing up at the station. He also refused to provide a statement about the incident, but admitted to damaging the vehicle while denying having harmed his girlfriend.


- Police responded to the 300 West Main Street at 2:50 p.m. Feb. 24 regarding suspicious activity around the complainant's house. She said that for the last few nights and her land-line phone has been ringing around three in the morning. It rings only once before disconnecting. The complainant said the ringer she is hearing is not the normal tone. She advised that a man with a name tag of "Tom" on it came for a reading and she let him in since the meter was inside and he went to the basement. He was in the basement approximately 15 minutes leaving in an older vehicle. She was advised to call her land line company to come out and check the wiring and call the gas company if an employee had been sent to her home.

- Police received a report from a man at 8:50 p.m. Feb. 15 advising that he ran over a deer on North State Stret just north of Pinewood Dr. He put the deer in the bed of his truck and brought it to the police station. He was issued a deer claim report. His pickup did not appear to have noticeable damage.

- Police received a report at 6:58 a.m. Feb. 25 from a resident in the 46000 of North State Street advising his son found a broken window when leaving for the school bus around 6:45 a.m. The screen had been bent and the outer pane was broken.


- A caller reported a dark blue car was all over the road while traveling on state Route 14 at 4 a.m. Wednesday. Police were unable to locate the vehicle.

- An official at Kimpel's Jewelers reported Wednesday receiving a bad check in the amount of $1,600 from Ronald Scurti of Youngstown.

- A Mrs. Ludwig, South Main Street, reported Wednesday trucks from R & L Carriers are constantly speeding through her neighborhood.


- A resident reported Wednesday there are vehicles with loud exhausts constantly traveling Beaver Street, and she wants them to be cited by police.

- A man reported Thursday his neighbor on North Market Street has left his garbage container sit by the curb for the past four weeks.



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