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April 17, 2013
Salem News


- Antonio Papale, of Salem Alliance Road, reported at 12:25 p.m. Tuesday that he and his wife put a down blanket into a dryer at Quaker Laundry in the 2300 block of East State Street between 11 and 11:10 a.m. and left to go to Home Depot. When they returned at 11:40 a.m., the blanket was missing. The owner of the business had been contacted and said he would check to see if he could locate the blanket.

- A dog was reported at large in the area of East Pershing Street near South Lundy Avenue at 10:58 a.m. Tuesday. The dog allowed officers to put a leash on him and the owner drove up and claimed the dog. She was given a warning for dog at large.

- Frank Farkas, of Claysville, Pa., was cited for failure to maintain reasonable control after attempting to turn the westbound truck he was driving left onto Ellsworth Avenue from East State Street at 9:32 a.m. Tuesday and striking a vehicle driven by Briana Rumsey, of Bandy Road, Alliance, who was eastbound on East State Street stopped in traffic in the northbound lane for North Ellworth. No injuries were reported.

- Melanie Paulin, 35, of 610 Sharp Ave., was taken into custody on an active warrant from Columbiana County for receiving stolen property after police were called to her residence for an alleged domestic at 9:07 a.m. Tuesday. The parties gave conflicting stories and no visible injuries were seen and no domestic arrest made. While checking the people for warrants, the active warrant for Paulin was found. She was turned over to a sheriff's deputy.

- Ed Little, of South Lundy Avenue, called at 9:01 a.m. Tuesday to report a suspicious person incident that occurred the evening before. His mother was coming to pick him up at the Salem Community Center when she saw a short man with a black hoodie looking in her vehicle which was locked on Lundy. She reportedly asked him what he was looking for and he took off running.

- City police were called at 7:14 a.m. Tuesday to assist Perry Township by responding to a reported domestic on Benton Road while Perry was handling a traffic crash. Numerous attempts were made to contact someone at the residence, but no contact was made.

- A white box truck was seen parked with the left side to the curb in the 400 block of East Fourth Street at 11:09 p.m. Monday. The owner was contacted and turned the truck around to correct the problem.

- A landlord for a building in the 1300 block of North Ellsworth Avenue reported at 9:19 p.m. Monday that he found one of his apartment doors wide open. The prior tenant was scheduled to move out, but he wasn't sure if the tenant in fact moved. An officer checked the interior and found nothing out of the ordinary. The keys to the apartment were left on the floor and the apartment was vacant.

- Police responded to the 400 block of Franklin for a report of a suspicious person at 8:11 p.m. Monday. The man was located, identified and sent on his way.

- A possible dead animal was reported at 7:32 a.m. Monday in the 200 block of Sharp Avenue, but was not found.

- Loud music was reported at 7:24 p.m. Monday in the 800 block of Jennings Avenue, but no violation was found.

- Andrea Kinney reported at 6:29 p.m. Monday that unknown persons damaged mailboxes at a building in the 600 block of East Sixth Street. The building owner was notified.

- Officers were called at 5:59 p.m. Monday to the 1100 block of East Sixth Street for a juvenile problem, located a vehicle in question and advised the people to leave the area.

- A purple truck westbound in the 2800 block of East State Street was reported operating recklessly at 5:39 p.m. Monday. Officers checked the length of State Street and did not see the truck.

- Police were called at 3:06 p.m. Monday for a report of vehicles at a vacant home on Newgarden Avenue where people there were supposedly taking items from the property. They left before officers arrived.

- Residents at a home in the 700 block of West Pershing Street at 3:04 p.m. Monday had a dispute over a new boyfriend coming to the residence to stay. Some agreed to go to another residence to cool off.

- Amanda Noble, of Liberty Street, reported at 2:01 p.m. Monday that her vehicle was stolen. She said a person she knows asked her to give his cousin a ride. She was driving a rental car and was on the way to turn it in but picked up the man prior to going to the car wash to clean the car. After she cleaned the car, she walked to a convenience store to buy a drink and when she returned, the car and the man were gone. The vehicle was found at the rear of a State Street property and the rental agency was contacted and picked up the vehicle, which had minor damage. Officers spoke to some people at the property, but no one was charged.

- A woman in the 600 block of South Union Avenue reported a suspicious vehicle on the street at 10:13 a.m. Monday. The vehicle was found sitting in a no parking area on the west side of the road facing south with the back hatch open. A man came out of the residence and said he was doing some work on the residence. The parking situation was explained and he moved the vehicle.



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