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April 25, 2013
Salem News


- Police were called to the high school/junior high at 1200 E. Sixth Street at 8 a.m. Wednesday for a report of a suspicious male following kids to school, asking names, addresses and etc. One officer spoke to the juveniles at school and another officer located the suspicious male, who denied asking any questions.

- An intoxicated male was reported walking around Waterworth Memorial Park at 2:24 a.m. Wednesday. The person was not located, but officers made contact with the boy's father and he said the boy had returned home and he would take care of the problem.

- An assault was reported at 12:42 a.m. Wednesday in the 1200 block of Cedar Ridge Drive, with a man reporting he went to his ex-girlfriend's residence at her request to retrieve his personal belongings and she allegedly punched him in his right ear with a closed fist. He only wanted it documented at this time.

- An officer responded to Jennings Avenue at 12:13 a.m. Wednesday when a man requested information on a possible threatening situation that may have occurred in the city. The officer was not aware of the situation he was referencing. He then reported a possible situation on Steubenville Pike Road, which is outside Lisbon, and he was referred to another police agency.

- A woman in the 2500 block of Lexington Avenue reported possible phone harassment at 12:10 a.m. Wednesday, saying she received unwanted calls from her boyfriend's ex-girlfriend. She said it was an ongoing problem.

- A parking ticket was placed on a black Ford truck found parked facing west along the north side of Sixth Street in a clearly marked no parking zone at 11:24 p.m. Tuesday.

- Police were called at 10:39 p.m. Tuesday to West Third Street and Stewart Avenue for an alleged intoxicated juvenile, but no one was located.

- A person with a gun was reported at 9:18 p.m. Tuesday at Centennial Park along East Pershing Street, but police found no gun involved. There was a dispute between two men over personal issues.

- An alarm could be heard at 8:56 p.m. Tuesday in the area of East Sixth Street and an officer on patrol found a car with its lights flashing and alarm sounding. The residents said the panic button was accidentally pressed and triggered the alarm. The alarm was shut off.

- An officer on patrol on East School Street at 8:37 p.m. Tuesday noticed a light coming from the concession stand at Waterworth Memorial Park. The concession stand was found secure, but the barrier on the window appeared to have been tampered with by someone trying to gain entry.

- An officer on patrol at 8:06 p.m. Tuesday saw a thick plume of smoke that appeared to be coming from a residence on East Perry Street and found an open pit fire. The fire was the appropriate size and used the proper type of firewood.

- A man on Granite Avenue called at 7:29 p.m. Tuesday to report finding several pills in his trash can. An officer took the pills to have them properly destroyed.

- A residential lockout was reported at 6:28 p.m. Tuesday in the 2100 block of Southeast Boulevard where a woman said she was trying to visit a friend and the friend was unable to get out of the chair to open the door. She was worried that something was wrong. An officer gained entry and the friend was found to be okay.

- An officer on patrol at 6:22 p.m. Tuesday in the 1200 block of East Pershing Street saw a man with an open container in public and gave him a verbal warning. The man acknowledged that he forgot to set his beer down before leaving his house. He dumped out the beverage.

- Police were called at 6:16 p.m. Tuesday to West Wilson Street for a loud exhaust and dirt bikes operating on private property in the area of Wilson and the railroad tracks. An officer was aware the people had permission to ride on the property, however, they were allegedly causing debris to accumulate in the road and causing excessive noise. The riders had left when police arrived and no excessive mud or rocks were seen in the street.

- An officer at 5:46 p.m. Tuesday took a report of possible child abuse. The woman who called said she would also be contacting Children Services. Officers checked a residence on South Madison Avenue and the children and found nothing wrong with either.

- Police responded to the 100 block of South Howard Avenue for a reported dispute at 5:28 p.m. Tuesday between neighbors. A woman said her next door neighbor is frequently yelling at children at all hours of the night with the windows open, causing a disturbance. They were told to avoid each other and the neighbor was told to address the disturbance issue during the late hours.

- An unknown noise disturbance was reported at 3:55 p.m. Tuesday in the 200 block of East Third Street, but officers heard no disturbance.

-Police were called at 4:50 p.m. Tuesday to Waterworth Memorial Park for an alleged fight, but discovered it was only juveniles playing.

- Cynthia Gauthier, of Mirabel, Quebec, Canada, was cited for a school bus violation after police were called at 8:35 a.m. Tuesday for an alleged motorist passing a school bus with red flashers activated in the 300 block of Fair Avenue.

- A caller at 8:36 a.m. Tuesday complained about a lawn service company blocking the road with a trailer. When an officer arrived, the equipment had been unloaded and the trailer was gone.


- Police responded to the 300 block of Plymouth Place for a report of prowlers at 9:37 p.m. Tuesday. A resident heard a voice outside, but police didn't find anyone after checking the exterior and surrounding areas.

- Michael Bugara, 42, of Alliance, was cited for assured clear distance ahead after his northbound vehicle on South Lincoln Avenue at Pidgeon Road collided with the rear of a northbound vehicle driven by John Murphy, 60, of Toronto, who was slowing for traffic at 11:37 a.m. Tuesday.

- Police were called to the 1200 block of Prospect Street at 4:51 a.m. Tuesday to check the well-being of a resident for Salem Police. An officer spoke to the person's father, who said the resident was not home, but he spoke to the person at 1 a.m. and they were all right. He was told to contact Salem Police.

- Police were called at 11:57 p.m. Monday to the corner of Marion and Apple streets for a suspicious vehicle, but the vehicle was not found.

- Charles S. Dunn, 42, of Salem, was taken into custody Monday at a North Ellsworth Avenue property on an outstanding warrant from Columbiana County.

-Police were called at 2:38 p.m. Monday to the 500 block of Wisconsin Avenue for a suspicious person. A resident reported seeing a person standing in their driveway looking through their belongings. They went outside with a pistol to confront the person, but they ran away.

- A person referred to as John Doe was taken to the Columbiana County jail on a charge of obstruction of official business after a traffic stop at 10:20 a.m. Monday on North Lincoln Avenue at the city limits. A passenger in the vehicle, he provided a name of Marcelino Francisco Sebastian but was found not to be the same person as the information given. He was taken back to the police department where another name of Omar Romero was located in documents in his wallet. U.S. Border Patrol and ICE were contacted and given the information found and John Doe was found to be in the country illegally. Both agencies refused to respond and take John Doe into custody. He was charged locally for the obstruction charge.

- An officer on patrol at 7:41 p.m. Sunday located a case of illegal dumping in the 1500 block of Egypt Road, north of Painter Road, where it appeared a truck load of tires had been dumped along the road near a lake. The tires had not been there earlier in the day.

- A resident in the 1800 block of Goshen Road reported at 1:15 p.m. Sunday that someone loosened the gas cap on his vehicle overnight.

- A reckless driver was reported at 12:36 p.m. Sunday in the area of North Lincoln Avenue and East Pine Lake Road, but was not found.

- A resident of Apple Street reported at 11:50 a.m. Sunday that they had received multiple e-mails from an address claiming they would be harmed if they didn't respond. The resident had contacted the F.B.I and was told it was believed to be spam. They were told to call their e-mail provider and have the address blocked.



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