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May 3, 2013
Salem News


- A domestic was reported at 1:41 p.m. Thursday in the 300 block of Newgarden Avenue where residents said another resident threw some items after an argument and left. The person was not found.

- A woman in the 1800 block of South Lincoln Avenue reported at 11:41 a.m. Thursday that a person made false allegations regarding her business practice. Nothing was criminal at the time of the report.

- James Poole, 30, whose last known address was East Third Street, was taken into custody at 11:40 a.m. Thursday in the 900 block on a warrant out of Carroll County for contempt of court on a disorderly conduct charge.

- An officer spoke with a woman who approached at 10:41 a.m. Thursday with questions regarding child custody issues. She was told it's a civil matter, but what action to take if someone took her child without authority.

- A resident in the 100 block of South Lincoln Avenue called from work at 9:28 a.m. Thursday regarding the possible theft of a gas grill from their porch, feeling that people were there stealing it at the time of the call. An officer checked and the grill was still on the porch, with no sign of anyone.

- Loud persons were reported at 4:16 a.m. Thursday in the 100 block of West Pershing Street. Officers heard a loud commotion when they arrived and heard people arguing. An intoxicated male was having an argument with his mother.

- A driver for Paul's Cab reported at 4 a.m. Thursday that a woman she transported from inside the city to Beloit and back to her residence did not pay her cab fare. She gave her $1 toward the $30 fare. An officer contacted the woman and she said she told the driver she would pay the full fare at 5:30 a.m. The driver came to the residence while the officer was there and received the fare money.

- Loud music was reported at 11:39 p.m. Wednesday in the 500 block of East Perry Street where there was a cookout fire and music playing on an enclosed porch. The music was not excessively loud, but was loud enough to disturb nearby neighbors. The music was turned down.

- A woman in the 300 block of Newgarden Avenue reported at 11:16 p.m. Wednesday that she found two male juveniles hiding behind her car. They jumped into the bushes and fled.

- A woman in the 900 block of East Third Street reported at 10:24 p.m. Wednesday that she was receiving harassing/threatening text messages and phone calls from two known males over a Jeep. She was told the deal with the Jeep was civil, but an officer contacted the men about the messages and calls and they said they would stop.

- A woman wanted on an active warrant was found standing in the customer service line at Walmart on East State Street at 8:28 p.m. Wednesday when a city officer assisted a Columbiana County Sheriff's deputy in taking her into custody. Charitey Riggs, 19, whose last known address was West Wilson Street, was also charged with theft by the city officer after it was discovered she had allegedly shoplifted $204 worth of items from the store.

- A woman in the 900 block of Jennings Avenue reported at 7:59 p.m. Wednesday that a man who's not supposed to be in the area has been walking past her house. She was told her options.

- A woman in the 1000 block of North Lincoln Avenue reported at 7:40 p.m. Wednesday that she received a phone call from another woman regarding an incident involving an iPod allegedly stolen.

- A fight was reported at 6:46 p.m. Wednesday in the 800 block of East School Street, but officers learned it was just a verbal dispute between two male juveniles.

- A juvenile problem with children playing in the road and not moving was reported at 5:40 p.m. Wednesday in the 800 block of West Wilson Street. The officer spoke with the children.

- Camrin Costal, 16, of North Lincoln Avenue, was cited as a juvenile for failure to control after the car she was driving at 5:43 p.m. Wednesday traveled off of the right side of Highland Avenue over the curb and into a utility pole. The report said she had taken her eyes off of the road to adjust the climate control when the accident occurred. She suffered minor facial injuries from the air bag and declined medical treatment.

- A woman in the 400 block of East Sixth Street reported at 5:40 p.m. Wednesday that she was working in her flower bed next to the neighbor's fence when the neighbor's dog jumped on the fence and broke a board barking at her. She was told there was no violation since the dog was in its own yard and damaged its own fence. The neighbor was notified about the fence damage.

- A male juvenile riding a skateboard in a parking lot at East State Street and North Union Avenue was told about the rule against skateboarding in the lot where signs were posted. An officer spotted him at 5:36 p.m. Wednesday and he apologized.

- A dog was reported at large at 5:27 p.m. Wednesday in the 300 block of North Madison Avenue. The owner said he would take care of the problem.

- A dog was reported at large in the 1200 block of Carole Drive at 5:26 p.m. Wednesday. The owner said the dog had gotten out, but was caught and taken inside.

- Police were called at 3:51 p.m. Wednesday to the intersection of North Ellsworth Avenue and East Second Street for an alleged purple car vs. pole accident, but no vehicles were found and there was no damage to the pole.

- Larry Shaffer called from the car dealership on Legacy Lane at 3:44 p.m. Wednesday to report a cover stolen from a parked vehicle on the property during the past 10 days. The bed of the truck was damaged in the process of removing the cover.

- An officer checked the area of South Union Avenue at 2:51 p.m. Wednesday for a dirt bike or ATV racing up and down the street. Nothing was found.

- A caller at 12:41 p.m. Wednesday reported grass and other debris being blown into the yard next door in the 800 block of Southeast Boulevard. A man mowing the grass said he would pick up the litter when he's finished.

- A woman in in the 1200 block of East Third Street reported at 12:20 p.m. Wednesday that a neighbor's dog got out of a fenced area behind the house and was in the road. Officers arrived and the dog was on the porch. A relative of the owner responded and put the dog inside.

-Police were called for a domestic at 11:44 a.m. Wednesday in the 300 block of Vine Avenue where officers could hear yelling inside an upstairs apartment. They learned one of the parties was yelling at someone over his phone. He was told to quiet down or face charges for disorderly conduct.

-A woman in the 200 block of West Wilson Street called at 10:05 a.m. Wednesday to report a red pickup was speeding down Wilson in the 300 to 400 block and almost struck her child. She followed the person to where he parked and was waiting for officers to arrive in the 700 block of Wilson Street. The driver of the truck also called and made a complaint of harassment. An officer spoke to all parties in an attempt to resolve the problem.

- Police were called at 9:57 a.m. Wednesday to South Ellsworth Avenue for an accident involving a truck and a vehicle. The truck driver was traveling south on Ellsworth near Railroad Street with another car behind him when he started to back up so he could turn onto Railroad Street for a local delivery. The female driver in the car blew her horn and couldn't back up due to other traffic when the rear trailer bumper struck the front of her car, causing damage to the plastic/fiberglass upper bumper. The truck continued south, but a witness followed the car driver as she cut off the truck just south of the railroad tracks on Depot Road. The truck driver was found at fault for a local report, but no citation was issued. The report said there didn't appear to be much damage other than scratches on the front end of the car. The truck driver claimed he gave $400 to the woman to settle the complaint. The officer told him that's a civil deal between them and that he did not witness it. He gave the truck driver an escort to the business he was seeking and no injuries were reported.

- Richard Colon, 61, of East Sixth Street, was cited for a red light violation after allegedly failing to stop for a red light at 6:21 a.m. Wednesday while westbound on Pershing Street, colliding with a northbound vehicle on Ohio Avenue driven by Stephen Bailey, 54, of Ohio Avenue, who had begun to enter the intersection.


- Police responded to Quaker Mfg. on Georgetown Road with EMT Ambulance at 6:40 p.m. Wednesday for a report of an injured worker and stood by while ambulance personnel treated and transported the worker to Salem Community Hospital.

- Police were called at 12:55 p.m. Wednesday to the 400 block of West Pidgeon Road to check on a residence. A family member of the owner met police at the property, which was checked inside and out with no open doors or windows found. Several screens were found on the ground, but police were told those were taken out by a family member.


- A man reported at 12:43 p.m. Wednesday he had a dispute with his ex-fiance's mother while in Cashland on North Main Street.

- Police went to the Arsuffi Laundromat on South Main Street at 1:40 p.m. Wednesday on a report that a vehicle had struck the building. Police found that Jane Conner, 92, Beechwood Drive, had driven onto the curb and struck the double doors. No one was injured and Conner was not cited.

- Jack E. Donaldson, 70, Canfield, was northbound on North Main Street at 3:43 p.m. Wednesday and went through the state Route 14 intersection when Eva M. Boone, 91, West Pine Lake Road, turned eastbound onto state Route 14 from state Route 46 and struck Donaldson. Boone was cited for failure to yield making a left hand turn.

- Someone reported at 7:35 p.m. Wednesday a Toyota truck cut off cars at the American Legion almost causing an accident and believed the driver was intoxicated.


- A West Pine Street woman called at 10 p.m. Wednesday in regard to a domestic dispute with her mother. Police arrived and the parties agreed to separate for the night.

- A West Chestnut Street woman reported at 12:27 a.m. Thursday her neighbors in the apartment house were threatening to turn off the power and she had already advised the landlord.

- A street department worker reported Wednesday the paper dispenser at the boy's restroom at the swimming pool was vandalized, but the door was locked.

- A barking dog complaint was received on West Pine Street at 7:24 p.m. Wednesday, and the owner told the officer he would endeavor to keep his dogs quiet.

- An employee at the BP station reported a motorist just struck her parked vehicle and left at 4:50 p.m. Wednesday. The clerk provided police with a license plate number.

- A West Lincoln Way woman reported Wednesday someone was making online purchases using her personal information and without her knowledge.

- Police received a report of juveniles writing with chalk on the brick sidewalks in the town square at 11 a.m. Wednesday. Police found two young children and Courtney Wright, 26, who was taken into custody because there was a warrant for her arrest for failing to appear at a court hearing. The children were released to their mothers.

- Police were called by someone from the county counseling center and asked to go to the homeless shelter on Maple Street at 10:17 a.m. Wednesday in regard to a 35-year-old East Palestine woman who died there. The woman was on a number of medications, and the county coroner's office was called to investigate, although there was no sign of foul play.



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