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April 5, 2013
Salem News


- Leonard Lance, 87, of Winona Road, Salem, was cited for failure to yield after his vehicle collided with a vehicle driven by Cynthia DiRienzo, 38, of Park Street, Leetonia, at 12:38 p.m. Thursday at the intersection of Southeast Boulevard and Franklin Avenue.

- A woman in the 1000 block of East 10th Street called at 11:14 a.m. Thursday to report receiving suspicious calls recently, with one from a toll-free number from a person asking for someone named Honey and the other calls all hangups. The woman noted the calls came into the home line and now two of their three phones don't work. She was told to contact the phone company.

- A 911 call came at 11:06 a.m. Thursday for a 32-year-old male having medical problems at a Hawley Avenue residence. First responders and EMT Ambulance came and he was transported to Salem Community Hospital.

-Kyle Wilkinson, 18, of Southeast Boulevard, was cited for assured clear distance after his westbound vehicle struck the rear of another westbound vehicle driven by Michelle Coffman, 45, of Salineville, who slowed to turn into McDonald's on State Street at 9:09 a.m. Thursday. Wilkinson had looked down at his radio and looked up in time to see Coffman attempting the turn, but not soon enough to stop the collision. Coffman was taken to Salem Community Hospital for possible injuries.

- An alarm activation was reported at 7:33 a.m. Thursday in the 200 block of Penn Avenue, with contact made with an employee inside and no problem found.

- Officers were called to Laurel Court Apartments at Continental/Bentley at 3:59 a.m. Thursday for a report of an unknown person continuously knocking on an apartment door. Officers located two females in the parking lot and one said she had been knocking on her ex-boyfriend's apartment for a while trying to get her house keys off of him. Officers attempted to make contact but he didn't answer the door. Neither of the two females had a valid driver's license, so they were told to call for ride.

- Police were called at 2:28 a.m. Thursday to Salem Community Hospital for a combative patient. When they arrived, the patient had already been placed in leather restraints and he was told by officers to remain calm. Officers cleared the scene without incident.

- A caller requested a well-being check at 2:06 a.m. Thursday on a woman making statements of harming herself. Her father was contacted and made contact with her and she told him and officers she was fine and was sleeping.

- A caller at 9:18 p.m. Wednesday reported a maroon Chevy Avalanche being driven recklessly in the area of Centennial Park, but the vehicle could not be found.

- A woman responded to the police station at 8:37 p.m. Wednesday and reported being chased a short time earlier by a known male. The incident allegedly occurred on Oak Street near Woodland Avenue as she was driving. She said he was in his vehicle, chased her and sent harassing and threatening text messages to her. An officer will follow up by contacting the suspect.

- A resident in the 400 block of South Broadway Avenue reported at 6:27 p.m. Wednesday that someone forced entry into the residence and stole a 42-inch television, an accoustic guitar and an electronic guitar tuner.

- An alarm was reported at 6:23 p.m. Wednesday in the 500 block of East State Street, but the business was found secure and a keyholder said everything was okay.

- An anonymous caller at 5:47 p.m. Wednesday reported a suspicious vehicle near a closed business in the 400 block of West Pershing Street. The vehicle occupant said he parks there frequently and was just passing time.

- A driver traveling west on West State Street at 5:32 p.m. Wednesday reported a green mini van traveling north on Dodge Drive ran the red light and struck the driver side door of the driver's vehicle. The other motorist stopped and checked on the vehicle, but then left. There was minor damage.

- Chris Page called at 4:36 p.m. Wednesday to report that sometime overnight, someone took 15 to 20 gallons of diesel fuel from a paratransit bus parked at the rear of a property in the 200 block of East State Street.

- A barking dog was reported at 4:29 p.m. Wednesday in the 600 block of Franklin Avneue, but no dog was seen or heard by police.

- Police were called at 4:10 p.m. Wednesday to apartments in the 500 block of East State Street for a suspicious odor. Officers did not detect an odor and attempted contact at the apartment where the odor was allegedly originating from, but nobody answered. Nothing suspicious was noted.

- Douglas Coy, 52, of 2553 Lexington Ave., was taken into custody at 3:44 p.m. Wednesday at this residence on a warrant for larceny.

- Officers assisted the Columbiana County Sheriff's Office at 2:35 p.m. Wednesday in locating a person wanted on an outstanding warrant. The person was taken into custody by a deputy.

- An officer checked on a vehicle at 9:12 a.m. Wednesday that had been ticketed on March 20 with a 10-day removal order in the 100 block of Woodland Avenue. The vehicle was still there in the same place and condition and was towed from the scene.


- Police investigated a noise complaint at 10:20 p.m. Wednesday for a residence being remodeled on Plymouth Place. An officer determined the noise was not excessive at the time of the investigation, but the person at the residence was advised of the complaint.

- A woman in the 1300 block of West State Street at C & C Trailer Court reported at 5:33 p.m. Wednesday that a wallet was missing and had last been seen on March 30. She called back shortly after to advise the wallet had been found and they believed another family member had removed it.


- A female caller reported following someone in a white truck without any taillights going back and forth between the white and yellow lines heading south on state Route 45 into town at 8:22 p.m. Wednesday.


- Constable Dan Valentine received a report from a Leetonia resident at 2:43 p.m. Wednesday advising that he was on the bike trail and when he returned to his vehicle there was a note from someone telling him that another vehicle had backed into his car and provided the license plate information. The matter is under investigation.


- A woman reported at 4:32 p.m. Wednesday she was at Casual Carpets for about 10 minutes and did not see anyone in the store, although the doors were open and they had a sale scheduled. The woman was concerned the store was, or had been robbed and requested police check inside. A store employee then called the police department and advised that employees were in the store, but were in the store room and there were no problems.

- A North Cross Street woman requested at 8:20 p.m. Wednesday that her daughter be removed from the home because she was trying to take the woman's grandchild, of whom she has custody, away from the home.



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