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March 2, 2013
Salem News


- Police received a complaint from a Perryville resident at 10:59 a.m. Friday advising she wanted to report a theft regarding a problem that occurred in Lisbon and she was referred to that department. She then wanted to file charges for theft against her niece for not using $200 she gave her for the purpose it was given to her for, plus an additional $60. The niece was being brought to the police department since the complainant became upset feeling a theft had been committed against her. While westbound on East Pershing Street and approaching a traffic light on South Lincoln Avenue, the niece jumped out of the vehicle while it was still moving and ran behind a building to the north on East Pershing and was not found. It appears to be a civil matter since the money was given voluntarily.

- Police responded to the 2800 block of East State Street at 12:01 p.m. Friday where the manager advised that on Feb. 17 a Pennsylvania man used a non-valid card to pump $64.54 in gas and was allowed to leave without paying after he promised to return and pay. The complainant called numerous times and he hangs up and she wanted to press charges and was advised of the procedure.

- Police responded to the 100 block of Washington Avenue at 1:06 p.m. Friday where the complainant said an ex-roommate stole his wallet with $20 in cash, food stamps and personal papers.

A complainant in the 300 block of South Ellsworth Avenue advised police at 10:31 a.m. Friday that a .22-caliber shell casing was found in the front door area. There was possibly a small hole in the upper area of the building above the door.

- Police took Robert Scwarz, 431 S. Broadway Ave., into custody on an Indiana warrant for failure to appear at 4:28 p.m. Thursday. He was taken to the county jail.

- Police responded to the 2800 block of East State Street at 5:30 p.m. Thursday where the assistant manager advised that a man threatened a female cashier. Police located him and he was advised of the complaint and said he was upset about the service and had made a remark about a gun. He was advised of the consequences and said he understood.

- Police responded to the 100 block of South Union Avenue at 1:25 a.m. Friday for a domestic dispute between a husband and wife over a possible separation. There was no violence.

- Police made a speeding stop in the 700 block of West State Street at 12:34 a.m. Friday and the driver said he was transporting the back-seat passenger to a Canton hospital, noting he was coughing up blood. First responders and an ambulance were summoned and the man was taken to the Salem hospital.

- Police responded to the 500 block of Columbia Street at 11:41 p.m. Thursday for a medical problem and the person was taken to the hospital.


- The Mahoning County coroner's office is investigating the death of a Michigan Boulevard man due to his having numerous medical issues and the high level of carbon monoxide in the residence, Perry Township police said.

Police responded to the 200 block of Michigan Boulevard with an ambulance for a report of an unconscious man at 1:21 a.m. Friday.

The man was dead and the smell of natural gas was prominent in the residence.

The Perry Township Fire Department was summoned to investigate and high levels of carbon monoxide were found throughout the residence and two occupants were advised to evacuate until a qualified technician could check the stove.

- Police responded to the 1300 block of West State Street at 12:34 a.m. Friday for a barking dog complaint and found the dog and its tangled-up chain. An officer untangled the chain and attempted to contact the resident but no one responded. A copy of the township ordinance against barking dogs was left at the door.

- A complainant in the 400 block of Springdale Street advised police at 5:07 p.m. Thursday about a phone scam they received allegedly from the IRS. The caller claimed that the complainant was due a refund on the previous year's income tax in the amount of $2,173 and if they sent a $200 "penalty fee" they could collect the money owed them. The complainant was asked to either supply their bank account number or checking account number along with the last four digits of their Social Security Number for verification. When the complainant told the caller, who spoke with a foreign accent, that they would call the IRS to verify the call was legitimate, the caller abruptly ended the call.

- Police made a traffic stop on Logan M. Jones, 12507 Salem-Warren Road, at 11:38 a.m. Thursday in the 900 block of Benton Road. He was driving under suspension and also had an unloaded .40-caliber Ruger handgun with a loaded 15-round magazine next to it on the floor in the back on the passenger side where it was readily accessible to him. He was charged with carrying a concealed weapon and driving under suspension and released on his own recognizance.


- A South Main Street resident reported at 12:22 p.m. Thursday money was taken from their bank account without permission.



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