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May 8, 2013
Salem News


- Matthew Bailey, 33, of 565 Franklin St., was charged with drug paraphernalia and two counts of carrying a concealed weapon, one a felony and one a misdemeanor, after he was stopped by police for an interview while walking in the downtown area at 3:03 p.m. Monday. Upon checking him for weapons, officers found he had a straight-blade knife and a loaded .38-caliber revolver on him and did not have a permit for carrying a concealed weapon. The felony was for the gun and the misdemeanor covered the knife. He was also found in possession of a glass pipe commonly used for smoking marijuana and a vial with off-white powder which appeared to be methamphetamine, the report said. A charge is pending regarding the white powder, pending results from a lab.

- A man reported at 4:46 a.m. Tuesday that he was sitting in his vehicle in the 1900 block of East Pershing Street when an unknown person attempted to gain entry. He asked the person what he was doing and the person said he thought the man was somebody he knew. The person got into a waiting truck and fled. Police were unable to find the truck.

- Police were called at 3:22 a.m. Tuesday to the 900 block of East Third Street where two groups were found in a verbal dispute, with both sides accusing the other of instigating the dispute. Both sides were told the consequences and to cease further contact.

- An officer on patrol at 2 a.m. Tuesday heard an alarm going off near the intersection of Lincoln Avenue and State Street and determined it was coming from the Family Video building. The perimeter was found secure.

- Suspicious activity was reported at 1:29 a.m. Tuesday in the 300 block of Park Avenue where a woman said she heard some type of noise outside. Officers checked the area, but did not see or hear anything out of the ordinary.

- A domestic was reported at 1:26 a.m. Tuesday in the 500 block of South Lundy Avenue where officers found the male half of the dispute outside gathering property. He said he was leaving to avoid further problems. Officers also spoke to the female. The dispute was verbal only.

- A suspicious vehicle was reported at 11:49 p.m. Monday in Centennial Park, but officers found no vehicles.

- Police were called at 11:36 p.m. Monday to the 1200 block of Carole Drive for a report of an intoxicated person. Officers spoke to all people involved and provided the person a courtesy ride to another address.

- A suspicious vehicle was reported at 11:16 p.m. Monday in the 400 block of North Ellsworth Avenue, but could not be found.

- Police responded at 8:53 p.m. Monday to the 1200 block of Southeast Boulevard for a report of assault and found it was a minor dispute among children.

- Debris was reported in the road in the 900 block of South Lundy Avenue Monday. An officer checked an area in the 700 block for trash or brush in a driveway and a pickup blocking the drive, finding a large amount of brush at the end of a drive by a garage and a pickup parked facing the garage with a small part of the pickup sticking out. The report said the pickup was passable.

- Sarah N. Jackson, 21, of 413 S. Lincoln Ave., was taken into custody Monday night for two warrants out of Columbiana County for failure to appear and contempt of court. Police had been investigating several incidents in the 900 block of East Third Street and affirmed that there were warrants for her arrest.

- While police were investigating several complaints in the 900 block of East Third Street at 8:08 p.m. Monday, a resident in the 200 block of Rose Avenue reported he had been assaulted by a known female several hours earlier. He said he attempted to call 911, but there was a problem with the cell phone he was using. The suspect was identified and the resident and witnesses were told they needed to file written statements. Fresh scratches and red marks on his back and shoulders were photographed.

- A domestic dispute was reported at 7:53 p.m. Monday by a woman residing on Salem Unity Road. She was told her options.

-Police were called to investigate an intoxicated person driving a vehicle at 7:37 p.m. Monday and found the vehicle in the 900 block of East Third Street where two people from the vehicle were involved in an altercation. Officers located a large group of people and determined that two residents from the 900 block had been arguing along the sidewalk when two occupants in a truck thought they were yelling at them and got out of the truck. They allegedly pursued one of the residents to his back yard and started a physical altercation. Both occupants of the truck were intoxicated. Matthew A. Leyman, 37, of 424 W. State St., was cited with minor misdemeanors for open container in a motor vehicle and disorderly conduct while intoxicated. Jason Russell, 38, of 420 N. Broadway Ave., was cited for a minor misdemeanor for disorderly conduct while intoxicated. Both men left with sober people. The two residents who had been arguing were told to stay away from each other.

- A suspicious vehicle was reported at 6:25 p.m. Monday at a vacant residence on North Lincoln Avenue. The residence was found secure and it was determined the vehicle belonged to a visitor of the neighbor who said they had permission to park there.

- A possible intoxicated/reckless driver was reported at 6:18 p.m. Monday in the area of North Lincoln Avenue, but police could not find the vehicle.

- An anonymous caller at 6:06 p.m. Monday reported dirt bikes in the road on West Wilson Street near the railroad tracks. Police saw bikes in a private drive on Newgarden Avenue and spoke to the riders, telling them they had to push the bikes across any streets they may cross to get to private property where they're riding.

- James Cross, of the 200 block of East Eighth Street, reported at 5:59 p.m. Monday that his wife fell in the street in the 200 block of East State Street near the edge of the sidewalk due to a pothole, which resulted in injury to her leg. He said the nearby business was also notified of the incident. The officer explained the situation was not criminal, but would be documented. A note was being left for the street department to inspect the pothole and see about patching it.

- An improperly parked vehicle in the 700 block of Summit Street was reported at 5:55 p.m. Monday and moved when the owner was notified.

- An officer was flagged over at 4:34 p.m. Monday by a motorist who reported a person operating a motorized chair in the street in the area of East Third and Roosevelt Avenue. The person was located on North Madison Avenue and the chair was not equipped with a reflective slow-moving vehicle placard on the rear. The officer made contact with the person and advised them of the requirement for the placard if the chair was going to be operated in the street.

- An officer responded at 3:56 p.m. Monday to the 1400 block of South Lincoln Avenue to speak to someone who wanted to talk with police. She was told her options.


- Police responded to the 500 block of Union Street at 8:07 a.m. April 1 where the mailbox was damaged.

- At 4:48 p.m. April 2, police patrolling in to the 500 block of West Main Street made a traffic stop on Brian S. Frederick of Columbiana and charged him with driving under suspension.

- At 5:50 p.m. April 3, police responded to a civil dispute between a tenant and landlord in the 100 block of West Main Street; at 8:58 p.m. police responded to the 100 block of Chris Avenue for an attempted suicide call where a person was passed out due to alcohol.

- At 10:37 p.m. April 4, police responded to the 100 block of Chris Avenue for a suspicious vehicle reported at a vacant property. Police were unable to locate anything.

- Police responded to the 400 block of Honey Lane, Leetonia at 1:40 p.m. April 5 to assist the Columbiana County sheriff and Leetonia police in serving a warrant. No one was at the residence.

- At 3 p.m. April 6, police responded to the 400 block of Washington Street where a vehicle backed into a parked car.

- At 3:53 p.m. April 14, police responded to a civil dispute between regarding a person moving out from an ex-boyfriend's residence.

- Police responded to the 700 block of High Street at 6:25 p.m. April 19, to assist the Columbiana County sheriff in arresting Forest Fisher.

- Police patrolling in the West Main Street and School Street area at 2:48 p.m. April 20 made a traffic stop on Jeramy Lee Clayton of Alliance and charged him with driving under suspension.

- At 10:06 p.m. April 21, police took a report of someone knocking on the window from a resident in the 200 block of Chris Avenue.

- At 7:59 p.m. April 22, police took a report for telephone harassment from a resident in the 200 block of Chris Avenue.

- Police made a traffic stop at 1:29 a.m. April 24 at East Main Street and Washington Street and charged Eric P. Leyman of Middleton, Ohio with driving under suspension.

- At 8:45 p.m. April 26, police made a traffic stop on Brian J. Schlupp of Shelby, Ohio at the Walnut and West Main Street intersection and charged him with no driver's license.

- Police found a dog running at large in the 100 block of Chris Avenue at 11:30 a.m. April 27; at 5:57 p.m. police responded to the 800 block of Cherry Street after receiving a report of a 911 hangup call. No one responded to the door.

- At 12:01 p.m. April 28, police responded to the 100 block of Chris Avenue for a verbal dispute where a boyfriend was moving out.


- A barking dog complaint on West Pine Street was received at 6:45 p.m. Monday, and an officer spoke with the resident, who agreed to take the dogs inside for the night.

- A caller reported there were juveniles riding skateboards doing jumps from a truck in the Lepper Library parking lot at 8 p.m. Monday.

- Police were called to a domestic dispute on East Chestnut Street at 4:50 a.m. Tuesday, where two females could be heard screaming and crying, and the same thing happened last week. Police found two women outside, one of whom said she had a nightmare and was having an anxiety attack in response.

- A witness reported seeing a man she knows get out of his car along with his dog in the Home Savings parking lot at 1 p.m. Tuesday. The caller said the man proceeded to pick up his dog by the leash and then punch it in the face. He then threatened to take the dog home and shoot it. Police contacted the dog warden and left a message.


- A 10-day property maintenance letter was sent to Five Brothers Mortgage in Warren, Michigan in reference to high weeds at the 253 East state Route 14 property in Columbiana.

- A 10-day property maintenance letter was sent to Corelogic of Westlake, Texas, for high weeds at the 133 S. Vine St. property in Columbiana.



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