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March 29, 2013
Salem News


- Columbiana Dodge reported at 9:27 a.m. Wednesday cars were entered over the weekend.

- A Court Street resident reported at 5:39 p.m. Wednesday a strong smell of natural gas was surrounding her home.

- Someone reported at 5:52 p.m. Wednesday a man and two women were fighting in front of the Way Station on Springfield Road.

- The owner of Chang-Tai restaurant turned in a lost wallet at 7:12 p.m. Wednesday. Police contacted the wallet's owner and it was returned.

- A Fairfield Avenue resident reported at 10 p.m. Wednesday a man and two women he didn't know were in his driveway and he wanted them removed.


- Police were called at 6:58 a.m. Thursday to the 400 block of Newgarden Avenue where a tractor trailer backed from a private lot and struck a utility pole just south of the railroad tracks on the east side of the road. There was no damage to the trailer.

- Police were called at 2:34 a.m. Thursday to the 500 block of South Broadway by a male who reported two separate incidents. For an alleged fight, a male said he was assaulted, but wasn't able to provide the identity of the person who assaulted him. He was taken to Salem Community Hospital by EMT. It was also reported an intoxicated woman was causing problems with another woman in a lot. An argument allegedly began when the intoxicated woman tried to enter a vehicle thinking it belonged to her. No physical altercation occurred and all involved went their own way.

- An officer on patrol at 11:16 p.m. Wednesday at Waterworth Memorial Park off of Superior Avenue checked on a parked SUV with frosted-over windows and found two juveniles in the rear of the SUV. They were identified and warned about their actions. No evidence of alcohol or contraband was seen and they were sent on their way.

- Loud music was reported at 10:10 p.m. Wednesday in the area of East Sixth Street and School Street, but officers found none.

- Officers checked on a security alarm at 8:23 p.m. Wednesday at a business in the 2800 block of East State Street and found the exterior secure.

- A reckless vehicle was reported at 8:22 p.m. Wednesday in the 500 block of Prospect Street. The vehicle was found, the driver denied being reckless and nothing was observed by officers.

- People in an apartment in the 100 block of West Fifth Street at 8:03 p.m. Wednesday reported a male known to them was walking around outside the apartment knocking on the windows. They didn't want him returning. Officers checked the area, but did not find him.

- A woman in the 500 block of Franklin Avenue called at 6:17 p.m. Wednesday regarding a dispute, with both persons saying it was over living conditions and the end of their relationship. They were told to stay away from each other. Police had already been to the residence three times earlier in the day after the woman reported wanting her live-in boyfriend out and then apparently locking him out and calling police to remove him. She had been told he could not be removed since he lived there.

- Christopher Jennings, of 12696 W. Middletown Road, was taken into custody on an outstanding warrant from Columbiana County at 4:55 p.m. Wednesday in the 200 block of East Second Street.

- An anonymous person came to the police station at 4:25 p.m. Wednesday to report possible drug activity. The information was passed on to the Columbiana County Drug Task Force.

- A suspicious person was reported in the 700 block of Highland Avenue at 3:34 p.m. Wednesday when a male was walking partway up driveways looking around. An officer determined it was a resident of the street looking for his wallet that was stolen out of his vehicle in the past few days.

- Police were called at 3:03 p.m. Wednesday to a fight in the 1000 block of East State Street, but no one was around. Two males found walking toward the rear of the location said they were not involved and did not see anything.

- No citation was issued, but one person was injured in an accident at 1:39 p.m. Wednesday at the intersection of West Fifth Street and North Howard Avenue. The accident report said Shirley Strabala, 75, of Cleveland Street, was eastbound on Fifth and stopped for the stop sign at Howard and started through the intersection. Both she and her passenger, Helen Hamilton, 73, of Fourth Street, both said a vehicle driven by Arla Hull, 74, of Depot Road, may not have stopped for the stop sign and they didn't see her until the two vehicles collided. Hull was northbound on Howard and began into the intersection at Fifth and struck the Strabala vehicle. The report said Hull was unclear what happened and didn't see the other vehicle in time to stop. The report said Hull was considered at fault, but was not cited, with the insurance companies to handle the matter. Hamilton was taken to Salem Community Hospital for possible injuries.

- A man in the 600 block of Jennings Avenue reported at 1:15 p.m. Wednesday that he was receiving unwanted phone calls and text messages from persons known to him. An officer called the people and told them to stop.

- An alarm was reported on Pearce Circle at 8:15 a.m. Wednesday, but the residence was found secure.

- A wallet found by Walmart employees was reported at 7:47 a.m. Wednesday and brought to the police station. An attempt was being made to contact the owner.


- Police were called at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday to a Cunningham Road residence for an unruly juvenile threatening a parent and damaging property after an argument over a cell phone. The juvenile had initially fled the residence, but returned when police were there. An officer spoke with both the parent and the juvenile, advising the parent of options and the juvenile of consequences of continued actions. Both said there would be no more problems.

- Police were told of a loose dog at 3:33 p.m. Wednesday in the area of Taylor Avenue and Maryland, dragging a chain. Police checked the area but did not locate the animal. The caller had called the Columbiana County dog warden about the dog since it's a common occurrence with that dog and owner. Police will contact the area humane officer if the dog is located.

- A resident in the 1100 block of Southridge Drive reported someone banging on windows and making loud noises around a residence. Police checked the area and found no one.


- Christopher L. Mikol, 45, 12856 Duck Creek Road, Salem, was arrested for operating a vehicle intoxicated following a traffic stop for left of center on state Route 165 near Goshen Road at 12:01 a.m. March 22.

- Chris R. Carlson, 58, 35941 Salem Grange Road, Salem, was arrested for operating a vehicle intoxicated following a traffic stop for left of center on state Route 165 near Beaver Street at 11:34 p.m. March 22.

- David James Reinauer, 23, 2505 Ridgewood Ave., Alliance, was arrested for operating a vehicle intoxicated following a traffic stop for following too close on U.S. Route 62 near Calla Road at 2:05 a.m. March 23.



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