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April 1, 2013
Salem News


- Police responded to the 60 block of E. 8th Street at 12:22 a.m. Sunday for a report of two men attempting to get into vehicles. The complainant heard a door slam in the neighbors driveway and observed two people run westbound toward N. Ellsworth Avenue with one wearing a light-colored hoodie. Police checked the area but were unable to locate anyone.

- Jason P. Truitt, 124060 Middletown Road, was charged with OVI, a lane violation and excessive black smoke at 12:44 a.m. Sunday after police observed him turn onto Newgarden Ave. from Railroad Street.

- Police responded to the 300 block of N. Broadway Avenue at 1 a.m. Sunday for a report of four people making too much noise. They were advised of the complaint and to keep it down.

- Police patrolling in the 100 block of Railroad Street at 1:04 a.m. Sunday observed two people involved in a disorderly act - public urination - in the parking lot. They said it wasn't intentional and they were given a warning.

- Police responded to the 600 block of Park Avenue at 3:07 a.m. Sunday where a female advised of a dispute between herself and her ex-husband who was reportedly intoxicated and left. He showed up wanting money and she gave him $10 and he wanted more and she refused and he became upset. Police were unable to locate him.

- Police responded to E. Pershing Street at 3:57 a.m. Sunday where hospital security called about a woman driver they attempted to make contact with. She fled the lot in a vehicle that had heavy front-end damage. Police located it on Oak Street from S. Union Avenue and she advised that she had been in a domestic violence situation at her residence which the sheriff is investigating. She went to the hospital for treatment but changed her mind. Police encouraged her to get treatment.

- Police responded to the E. 9th Street and N. Ellsworth Avenue area at 8:25 p.m. Saturday and spoke to a victim who advised a man had attempted to rob them. He was located and positively identified by one victim. Police arrested Shane M. Blake, 518 E. 5th Street, who later admitted to the crime. He was transported to the county jail.

- Police responded to the 500 block of N. Ellsworth Avenue at 4:24 p.m. Saturday where a female complaint advised of having a dispute with a live-in boyfriend who left the residence with her vehicle keys. She was advised of the options.

- Police responded to the 100 block of Railroad Street at 6:04 p.m. Saturday and took possession of a spoon and two hypodermic needles that were found on the ground. They will be disposed of.

- Craig A. Apinis, 511 N. Ellsworth Ave. was charged with domestic violence at 7:37 p.m. Saturday after police received a domestic violence in progress call. The complainant advised that the father of her children forced his way into the home and kicked their infant son in the back. Police observed a red mark on the child's back and had first responders and an ambulance responded to check the infant. Apinis had left but was located and taken to the county jail.

- Police responded to the 400 block of 2400 block of E. Pershing Street for a hit-skip accident and located the vehicle and impounded it.

- Police responded to the 500 block of Woodland Avenue at 3:40 p.m. Saturday where the complainant advised that two blue plastic 55-gallon drums were stolen from the back yard.

- Police checked a residence in the 800 block of N. Ellsworth Avenue at 2 p.m. Saturday where cleaning people were in there who had changed the locks. It was an unoccupied residence but had not been vacated yet and the complainant was advised to contact her bank and attorney over the situation.

- Police responded to N. Lincoln Avenue at 1:47 p.m. for a report of a vehicle reported to be operating in a reckless manner coming into the city southbound on Lincoln Avenue. No vehicle was found matching the description.

- Police responded to the 200 block of Rose Avenue at 11:36 a.m. Saturday where two known men were at the complainant's residence again but were gone when police arrived. The two had numerous warnings and a packet had been sent to the county prosecutor's office for review.


- 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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