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April 1, 2013
Salem News

- April Stoll, state Route 164, Lisbon, reported Sunday being assaulted by her sister while at their parents' home on Salem Grange Road. Stoll said her sister grabbed her by the throat, threw her against the bathroom wall and struck her in the head and face. Her parents had to intervene twice. She wasn't certain what she wanted to do, according to deputies, who said Stoll indicated she will consider the option given to her.

- A caller reported driving by a gravel parking lot at the corner of Teegarden and Depot roads and seeing a Dodge Dakota that had been extensively damaged. The vehicle is owned by Leslie Bhe, state Route 30, Lisbon, a trucker who parks there. The vehicle had damage to windows, hood, headlights, tail lights, mirrors and the dashboard, with the radio also missing. The owner was contacted and the vehicle was towed.

- Lisa Clark, Pancake-Clarkson Road, Rogers, reported Saturday a man who lives on her road shot her dog while it was in his field. The dog warden is investigating the incident. The report did not indicate whether the dog was killed.

-Gale Allen, Fife Coal Road, Wellsville, reported Sunday morning a small, dark-colored car pulled in front of the driveway and someone inside threw two Styrofoam cups of nails into the driveway. Allen said his son told him it was a person with whom he has been having problems, but he had no proof of that.

- John Flask, state Route 558, Leetonia, reported seeing a suspicious man on the phone at Breezeway Mobile Manor. Deputies discovered the man was arguing with a family member on the phone and told him to take his argument elsewhere.

- A Washingtonville man reported he may have accidentally cut off another driver, who began yelling and threatening to kill him. The man got out of his truck at one point. Deputies left a card on the truck of the other driver, directing him to call them.

-Leslie Cunningham, South 12th Street, Beloit, called to report suspicious burning, but deputies found the neighbor to be cooking maple syrup, with sap collecting buckets visible on the trees. No suspicious activity was found, according to reports.

Highway Patrol

- While eastbound on Buck Road Friday, Kirby N. Wilt, 19, South 15th Street, Sebring, reportedly crossed the center line, went off the road, striking a ditch and embankment before rolling over. He was flown by Stat MedEvac helicopter to St. Elizabeth Medical Center and will be charged once released from the hospital, according to reports. His passenger, Andrew D. Weingart, 15, West Michigan Avenue, Sebring, was transported by Sebring Fire EMS to Mercy Hospital.

- A vehicle driven by Debra J. Blazer, 57, First Street, Hanoverton, was reportedly struck from the rear by a vehicle driven by Rodney H. VanFossen, 48. Union Avenue S.E., Minerva, while Blazer was stopped southbound on state Route 9. VanFossen left the scene without exchanging information with Blazer but was located and charged with OVI, assured clear distance and hit-skip.

- Bryant W. Nestor, 23, Glasgow Road, Salineville, was charged Wednesday with failure to control and OVI after his southbound vehicle reportedly went off state Route 9, striking an embankment and tree. He was transported by family to St. Elizabeth Medical Center.

- While stopped eastbound on state Route 165 Friday, a vehicle driven by Willard H. Leake III, 18, state Route 14, New Waterford, was rear-ended by a vehicle driven by Ronald K. Miller, 7, Metz Road, New Waterford. Miller was transported to Salem Community Hospital by East Palestine Fire EMS and was cited for assured clear distance.


- Thomas L. Peterson, 48, St. Jacob-Logtown Road, Leetonia, was arrested by village police for criminal trespass Saturday after reportedly being found at Applegrove Apartments.

- Alyvia Blankenship, no address listed, reported two holes punched in her right rear tire at Smith Oil. She had to leave the vehicle at the gas station until Saturday morning.

- Officers were advised of a highly intoxicated man walking around the parking lot at the Valley View gas station but when they arrived, they found Scott Gaume of Indiana was intoxicated but not exhibiting any disorderly behavior. He told officers his buddy kicked him out of a vehicle and he just needed to get back to where he is staying. The Valley View clerk was unaware he was in the parking lot, according to reports. Officers transported him to a Maple Street address.

- Caitlin Gaines, 21, East Lincoln Way, reported being bitten by a German shepherd-type dog while walking her own dog on Pritchard Street. She suffered bleeding wounds to her pinky finger and stomach area and told officers three men managed to get the dog off her. Officers went to the Pritchard Street residence from which the dog came but got no response. They had the dispatcher call and leave a message for the owner to call. Officers later spoke with Donny Henthorne, who said his dogs had been inside the house all day, but he was advised to bring the dog's vaccination and license records to the police station, which he did.

- An officer was advised by a passerby that someone in a white van was throwing rocks into a yard on Maple Street near the Morning Journal. The passerby also told officers there was a person in the yard with some type of weapon. The officer located the van and advised the person inside to stop throwing rocks.

- Officers were advised by Toney Brock, North Jefferson Street that his brother, Wayne Brock, had assaulted him by punching him in the face after a letter was sent to both police and his brother regarding Toney Brock. When contacted by police, Wayne Brock refused to come to the police station to talk to officers about the situation and was cautioned that charges could be filed.

-Tag Lewis, no address listed, reported being followed by his son from Boardman, saying his son is causing him problems.

-An Applegrove Apartments resident called Sunday to say her Tinker Bell hat is missing and that she believes people are entering her home and taking things, also harming her cat.



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