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April 19, 2013
Salem News


- A school crossing guard reported at 3:05 p.m. Thursday that he was in the street with his stop sign while some students were crossing East State Street from north to south. One student was a little behind and was just stepping into the street when a driver made a left turn from Ohio Avenue onto East State Street, disregarding the crossing guard. Information was obtained for the vehicle and contact will be made with the owner.

- An officer was requested at 1:35 p.m. Thursday by KLG Ambulance personnel to meet them at the city limits for a suicidal person causing problems in their squad. An officer met them at Salem Community Hospital and the patient had calmed down.

- City housing inspector Dan Rice contacted police at 10:46 a.m. Thursday about junk vehicles in the 1600 block of South Lincoln Avenue where an officer issued junk vehicle notices for a van, a pickup, a camper and a utility trailer with either expired registrations or no registrations, giving the owner 10 days to take action or the vehicles will be towed.

- A resident in the 400 block of West Third Street reported at 10:43 a.m. Thursday that sometime overnight someone entered an unlocked vehicle and removed some items.

- An employee of the Verizon store in the 2800 block of East State Street reported at 10:08 a.m. Thursday that on Wednesday night, a visiting sales rep and a customer reported another customer had gone behind the sales desk and left quickly. Two phones were discovered missing. The report said the phones can't be used due to a factory lock on them.

- A Salineville man reported at 9:50 a.m. Thursday that he was parked in the Salem Plaza parking lot on East State Street when he was approached by another male who allegedly offered "various favors" to him which were offensive and unwanted. After the fourth offer, he called police and provided a description of the male and his vehicle registration. An officer found the male at his home, told him about the complaint and he denied doing anything illegal, but admitted to being in the lot and seeing the man. He was told to refrain from such actions. The man wanted the person warned and did not want to pursue legal action.

- Police responded at 2:29 a.m. Thursday to the area of Franklin Avenue and Southeast Boulevard for a report of a fire hydrant possibly struck and gushing water onto the road. Officers found no problem with a fire hydrant, but discovered a major water line break on the southeast corner of the intersection. A short time later, the water began to shoot up 35 feet to 40 feet in the air. Officers shut down the road until the water department arrived and shut the water off.

- An unknown male was reported on a woman's porch on Hickory Lane at 12:56 a.m. Thursday. The man was found to be an elderly neighbor who had medical problems and was taken home.

- A caller at 11:55 p.m. Wednesday reported a brown Ford Explorer being driven north in the 500 block of South Broadway Avenue by an intoxicated woman. An officer did not see the vehicle on the road, but saw the vehicle parked with nobody inside.

- Police were called to the 100 block of East State Street for an open door at 9:46 p.m. Wednesday. No entry appeared to have been gained.

- A suspicious silver Dodge truck was reported at 8:38 p.m. Wednesday in the 1300 block of East State Street where officers found family members moving items out for the owner.

- An alarm activation was reported at 7:34 p.m. Wednesday in the 2800 block of East State Street. A door was found unlocked, but everything appeared in order inside. A keyholder responded and secured the door.

- Police responded at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday to a bicycle accident in the 700 block of North Lincoln Avenue just south of F.E. Cope Drive where a bicycle rider lost his footing on a pedal, causing the bicycle to swerve into the curb and flip over, throwing the rider to the pavement. The rider, who was one of several people riding bicycles, struck his head hard enough to crack his protective helmet in several locations. A passing motorist with medical training stopped to help until fire department first responders and EMT Ambulance arrived. The injured rider reluctantly agreed to be taken to Salem Community Hospital to be checked out. A second rider who was behind the first one and also went down suffered a minor abrasion to the thigh.

- A woman in the 700 block of North Ellsworth Avenue at 6:06 p.m. Wednesday reported an ongoing problem with a man contacting her cell phone and work phone repeatedly claiming he's investigating her for fraud. She said he had a thick foreign accent and was calling from a number originating from Massachusetts and that online research indicated he had contacted other people with similar accusations of fraud against them. She was uncertain how he got her cell number and work number and banking information. She was told to close out those bank accounts.

- Police were called at 5:56 p.m. Wednesday to the 700 block of Arch Street for a report of a man crawling from a porch roof into a second story window of a vacant residence. Officers saw the front door had a combination lock that was unlocked and the door was ajar. Officers entered and found several children and a man and woman. The man showed that the realtor provided them with the combination for the front door lock so they could look at the home. He had crawled onto the roof to inspect the shingles due to some indications of a possible leak.

- An anonymous caller at 5:35 p.m. Wednesday reported persons in a green truck going door to door in the 700 block of Jennings Avenue selling meat. An officer found them and they did not have a permit. They were told to stop soliciting until they obtain the proper permit from city hall.

- A person was reported riding an ATV on the property of a business on Olive Street at 4:47 p.m. Wednesday. The person was found at a South Lincoln Avenue address and told about the complaint. He agreed to stop.

- A woman in the 200 block of West Wilson Street reported at 3:51 p.m. Wednesday that an unknown man had been yelling at her son and calling him derogatory names while he was waiting for the school bus to drop off a sibling at Newgarden and West Wilson Street. An officer spoke to the man and told him to keep his comments to himself if he didn't have anything good to say toward the neighborhood kids.

- A woman in the 800 block of East Sixth Street, reported at 3:45 p.m. Wednesday that two cell phones were stolen from her apartment. They were last seen in February and service to both phones had been turned off prior to them being taken.

- A juvenile was reported riding a 4-wheeler on the street at 3:18 p.m. Wednesday on South Lincoln Avenue. Officers found an adult repairing a 4-wheeler at a residence and told him to keep it off the road or be cited.

- A man on Olive Street reported at 2:41 p.m. Wednesday that a person known to him has been driving by and harassing him and threatened him with bodily harm. The person was identified as a male driving a red Grand Am with no operator's license.


- Samantha Frampton, 22, of Salem, was taken into custody at her place of employment at Fresh Mark on South Lincoln Avenue at 12:19 a.m. Thursday on an outstanding warrant. She was turned over to a Columbiana County sheriff deputy.

- Police were called at 10:22 p.m. Wednesday to the 1100 block of Prospect Street for a juvenile left unattended. The caller said the child was playing outside without any shoes on and just a T-shirt and shorts. Police located the child's parents and reunited the child with them.

- Police were called for a suspicious vehicle at 9:44 p.m. Wednesday at the end of the interchange of state Route 45/U.S. Route 62/state Route 14. An officer at first believed the person drove off the road and became stuck, but instead found a bicycle by the vehicle and a man sleeping in the rear cargo area of the vehicle. He was identified and determined to have no warrants and told the officer he had an argument with his spouse and left for the evening to diffuse the situation. He was told he could not camp out there and was sent on his way.

- A Conser Drive resident reported at 5:32 p.m. Wednesday that fellow classmates hacked into his Facebook account and made public certain information that was sent in confidence to him. He was advised to contact Facebook, change the password and close the account, but was told it was not a police matter unless he was threatened or sustained a monetary loss from identity theft.

- Police responded to the 300 block of Lake Avenue for a report at 12:50 p.m. Wednesday of juveniles shooting BB guns/air rifles at bottles. Police spoke with the juveniles who at first denied shooting until an officer found a rifle leaning against a tree. The rifle was confiscated until their parents returned home. The parents were advised of the situation and the rifle was returned to them and they said it would not happen again.

- Donald Henry, 59, of North Bloomfield, was cited for right of way turning left after his eastbound vehicle on U.S. Route 62/state Route 45 attempted to turn left to head north on North Ellsworth Avenue at 4:13 p.m. Tuesday and was struck by a vehicle driven by Jessica Deville, 27, of Bears Den Road, Leetonia, who had the right of way traveling west on U.S. Route 62. No injuries were reported.

- Police responded at 8:26 a.m. Tuesday to the 1500 block of state Route 344/Franklin Avenue for a report of a woman jumping in front of traffic and attempting to stop cars. An officer arrived and saw her jump in front of a van, allegedly yelling obscenities and sticking her middle finger up at the driver. The van had to stop to avoid striking the woman. Linda Beeler, of state Route 344, Salem, was charged with disorderly conduct and taken to the Columbiana County jail.

- Sasha Smith, 34, of Salem, was cited for assured clear distance ahead after her vehicle collided with the rear of a vehicle driven by Curtis Smith, 29, of Salem, who was northbound on U.S. Route 62/state Route 45 and was slowing for workers directing traffic on the road at 7:57 a.m. Tuesday.

- While handling an accident call on Depot Road, police received a report at 7:09 a.m. Tuesday for a domestic on Benton Road and asked Salem to handle it, with the city officer noting no one would answer the door. The township officer responded later and spoke to two people who said there was an argument over money and no physical altercation took place. They were warned of the consequences if police had to return.

- Tara Himes, 31, of Salem, was cited for failure to yield from a stop sign after attempting to turn from Marion Avenu onto Depot Road and colliding with a southbound vehicle driven by Sharon Donnelly, 66, of Lisbon at 6:48 a.m. Tuesday.

- Police were called at 11:51 p.m. Monday to the 1200 block of Somerset Drive for a verbal dispute between a boyfriend and girlfriend. They were told to separate for the evening.


- Police arrested a 15-year-old Beloit teen for domestic violence after responding to his Fifth Street residence at 5:57 p.m. Tuesday where he allegedly struck his mother in throat. Beloit EMS transported the mother to the Alliance Community Hospital for pain in her throat.

- Salena Renee Ser, 18, 13800 Lisbon Road, Salem, was arrested for possession of marijuana following a traffic stop for speed on Lisbon Road at Calla Road in Green Township at 5:12 p.m. Wednesday in which she was a passenger.


- Stevie Halverstadt reported her nephew was on the porch of her dance studio on East Washington Street at 4:41 p.m. Wednesday, and he was refusing to leave.


- A South Elm Street resident reported at 4:58 p.m. Wednesday a man was at his home threatening him.

- Rahid Salako gave police a hand-written note at 5 p.m. Wednesday stating that he swears to protect, care for and not harm another individual and their children.

- A Metz Road woman requested at 5:34 p.m. Wednesday police be near her home while her husband cut the grass because she was concerned he would get hit by traffic.

- Someone reported at 10:30 p.m. Wednesday the street department was cleaning on South Main Street and was making a lot of noise, waking up residents.

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- Police reported that a call was made to the Leetonia fire department regarding a large amount of smoke coming from the railroad overpass off Lisbon-Canfield Road. It was determined someone dumped garbage and tires and set them on fire. A vehicle was seen leaving the area at that time.



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