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May 9, 2013
Salem News


- A caller at 1:32 p.m. Wednesday reported a driver possibly under the influence on North Lincoln Avenue, but when an officer located the vehicle, there were no drugs or alcohol detected.

- Police received a complaint at 12:05 p.m. Wednesday about dump trucks using a local street and located one truck on 10th Street at Highland and Union avenues. The truck was stopped on Lincoln and the driver questioned regarding delivery and road routes. He was making a local delivery and this was the closest route available. No violations were found.

- An officer at 9:02 a.m. Wednesday recovered two duffle bags containing clothes and assorted personal belongings found in the 500 block of East Fifth Street.

- A suspicious vehicle was reported parked in the 800 block of Homewood Avenue with a man sleeping inside at 5:47 a.m. Wednesday. The responding officer made contact and was aware the driver was the ex-boyfriend of a woman who lives in the area. She was contacted to make sure everything was okay, which she said it was. He left the area.

- Loud persons were reported at 2:57 a.m. Wednesday in the 200 block of South Broadway Avenue where a resident said this was the third time people were outside his residence. He said they picked up the trash on the curb lawn and threw it on the street. The people responsible were believed to reside in the 400 block, but when contacted, denied the allegations and said they never left the residence.

- Loud persons were reported at 2:18 a.m. Wednesday in the 200 block of East Fourth Street where a woman said they were trying to locate a man. She said they found him and would keep the noise down.

- James Phelps, 24, of 431 S. Broadway Ave., was taken into custody at his residence at 1:24 a.m. Wednesday for an active warrant out of Columbiana County for receiving stolen property.

- Loud music was reported in the 600 block of East Third Street at 10:40 p.m. Tuesday, but was not heard by officers.

- Police responded at 10:02 p.m. Tuesday to an open burning complaint in the 800 block of East Sixth Street. The source was found and after being told about the complaint, they kept the fire at a lower level.

- An officer was called at 8:46 p.m. Tuesday to speak with a person in the 400 block of North Broadway Avenue and found the person intoxicated and hostile. The officer left after the person said he didn't want to speak to the officer anymore.

- Courtney Hydrick, 18, of Quaker Lane, was cited for failure to yield after the northbound vehicle she was driving on Howard Avenue collided with an eastbound vehicle driven by Pamela Allison, 55, of Goshen Road, who had already entered the intersection at Pershing Street at 10:16 p.m. Tuesday. The report said Hydrick had stopped for the stop sign, but failed to notice the other car which had already begun entering the intersection.

- An officer on patrol at 10:07 p.m. Tuesday saw two people getting into a vehicle at the rear of a closed business in the 1600 block of South Lincoln Avenue and was not familiar with the people and made contact to see what they were doing. One of the people was identified as the owner of the business and they had just closed for the night.

- Police responded at 8:45 p.m. Tuesday to the 600 block of Franklin Avenue where several juveniles had been playing ball and accidentally struck and damaged a plexiglass cover over a basement window. The childrens' parents attempted to contact the neighbor, but nobody seemed to be home, so they thought they should report the incident to police. They said they would take care of the damages. An officer made contact with the neighbor and provided information about who to contact regarding the damage.

- An officer on patrol at 5:25 p.m. Tuesday saw two vehicles parked in the fire lane at Southeast school where it's clearly marked a no parking zone. Both vehicles were moved.

- While officers were on a call in the 1900 block of Whinnery Road at 5:21 p.m. Tuesday, an aggressive dog at large approached them. The dog owner recovered the animal and was told the dog can't be at large.

- The Salem Housing Department made a request at 4:26 p.m. Tuesday for a tan Plymouth Acclaim to be towed from the 800 block of North Lincoln Avenue.

- A parking complaint was made at 3:05 p.m. Tuesday for a vehicle parked on South Union Avenue near Pershing Street. The officer found the vehicle properly parked, but was told it had not moved in weeks, so a 48-hour notice to move the vehicle was issued.

- Officers were called at 11:45 a.m. Tuesday for an alleged domestic in the 500 block of South Lundy Avenue by a female who would not give her name. She was gone when officers arrived. The man said he asked his girlfriend for his clothes and cell phone charger and she wouldn't let him have either, then left for court.

- An officer was called at 11:41 a.m. Tuesday to Jennings Avenue to assist a mental health care worker check a client's residence for unwanted persons. No one was home.

- Police were called at 8:26 a.m. Tuesday to check the well-being of a child on Jennings Avenue and West Eighth Street. They found a 6-year-old boy was dropped off at school by his mother and then decided he didn't want to stay at school, so he attempted to walk home. An officer took the boy to his residence and spoke with his mother. The child told the mother the same story, that he didn't want to be at school that day and could afford to miss once.


- Police responded to Salem Acres on Prospect Street at 2:02 a.m. Wednesday for an 18-month-old child who fell off of a couch and struck his head. The child was taken to Salem Community Hospital by EMT Ambulance.

- Police were requested by the Ohio State Highway Patrol to respond at 10:13 p.m. Tuesday for a disabled ambulance on state Route 45 near state Route 9. Police were able to remove the vehicle from the road.

- A resident in the 1100 block of West Perry Street reported at 7:32 p.m. Tuesday that somebody to the east of his residence was shining a laser into his face. He wasn't sure where it came from and wanted a report.

- Brandon Williams, 23, of Youngstown, was cited for failure to reinstate license after a traffic stop at 9:47 a.m. Tuesday on U.S. Route 62 between North Ellsworth Avenue and North Lincoln Avenue.

- A caller at 10:06 p.m. Monday reported loud music in the 900 block of Elberon Avenue. Police told the people to turn it down.

-A woman on Apple Street reported at 5:40 p.m. Monday that she's been receiving texts and calls from an unknown number and told the person to stop, but they won't. Police contacted the number and spoke with a female, telling her to stop making the calls or she would be charged with phone harassment. She refused to give her name and said no more calls would be made.

- Police were called at 4:19 p.m. Monday to check for a reckless driver traveling south on state Route 45 from U.S. Route 62. The vehicle was not found.

- Daniel Drotleff, of Newgarden Avenue, reported at 3:51 p.m. Monday that his mailbox was struck and damaged. It appeared a vehicle may have struck the mailbox by accident.

- Police responded at 3:08 p.m. Monday to the 300 block of Georgetown Road for a report of trespassing. A man reported his soon-to-be ex-wife entered the residence without permission after being told to stay away. She said she was told she had a right to the property. They both were told to stay away from each other and let the attorneys handle everything.


- At 2:53 p.m. Sunday police investigated a report of a woman buying cigarettes for a juvenile in the 600 block of Columbia Street.

- At 5:24 a.m. Saturday police responded to the 400 block of Honey Lane and spoke to people there regarding a domestic situation.

- Police responded to the 700 block of Cherry Valley Road at 8:39 p.m. May 2 in reference to a disturbance.

- Police stood by at a Walnut Street residence at 4:19 p.m. April 25 while a couple retrieved belongings.

- Police responded to the 300 block of Honey Lane at 2:09 p.m. Monday where a dog had been reported barking since 6 a.m. No one was home and the dog was tied to a tree with no water or food. A card was left for the resident to contact the police department.


-An official with the county park district reported Tuesday someone from Stover Power Sports on East Washington Street was cutting across the park district's garage property on South Jefferson Street. They were also dumping dirt that was spilling onto the park district's property.

- Tiffany McFarland, North Market Street, reported coming home at 3:09 p.m. Tuesday to find her door open.

- Damion Gostey reported coming across a small child standing in the middle of the intersection of High and Beaver streets at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, and someone came out a house to retrieve the child, who appeared to be about 2 years old. Police arrived and spoke with Jesus Ramos, who said he was watching his 2-year-old sister while his parents were at the laundromat and she got away from him while he was retrieving her shoes. The parents arrived and were very upset over what happened and assured police it would never occur again.

- A light was found on at the county fair offices at 10:10 p.m. Tuesday, but police found the building to be secure.

- While checking the American Legion at 10:30 p.m. Tuesday, police spotted a vehicle parked at the rear of the post with a male and female, both juveniles, inside. The boy was advised to go home, while the girl was transported to her home and her parents were advised of what had transpired.


- A Prospect Street man reported at 7:18 a.m. Tuesday that while leaving for work they noticed a tan vehicle sitting across from his home with a man inside. Police checked the area and found the person in the tan vehicle was a paper carrier.

- Someone reported at 3:34 p.m. Tuesday two men were walking on North Pearl Street trying to sell insurance.

- The fire department responded to an electric line down at the state Route 7 and state Route 14 intersection at 3:43 p.m. Tuesday. Police directed traffic through the intersection while Ohio Edison crews repaired the line.

- Someone reported at 3:50 p.m. Tuesday a blue vehicle was driving all over the road toward Beaver Township. Police checked for the vehicle but did not find it and notified the Beaver Township police department.

- A man reported at 5:25 p.m. Tuesday a black pickup with a freezer was parked in the cemetery and people were going door-to-door through back yards on James Street selling meat. Police found James Lawrence and warned him to stop soliciting without a permit.

- A man reported at 7:19 p.m. Tuesday a semi was sitting outside closed gates at United Rentals. Police found the truck inside the gates belonging to United Rentals.



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