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May 10, 2013
Salem News


- A state Route 558, Leetonia, woman reported at 6:22 p.m. Wednesday her ex-boyfriend took six CDs sometime between February and December of last year and he is refusing to return them.

- Police and firefighters went to a Jersey Ridge Road home at 1:37 p.m. Wednesday on a report that smoke was coming from some trees in the area. Police found the home owner had straw and other items on fire. He was warned for illegal burning.

- An Apple Ridge Road, Salem, man reported at 5 p.m. Wednesday a girl he met and moved in with about three months ago left with some of his property. He told police he and the woman got engaged about a month ago and had gotten into a few arguments since then, including earlier that day, and when he came home from work he found she and her belongings were gone, along with his laptop computer, the engagement ring and keys to the house. Police contacted the woman who returned the laptop and keys but said she had pawned the ring because she believed she was entitled to it. The matter remains under investigation.


- Someone reported at 7:42 a.m. Wednesday someone broke into Zorich and Valley Industries.

- James E. Cochran Jr., 46, Waterford Road, New Waterford, was stopped on state Route 7 in the northbound lane at 7:51 a.m. Wednesday and was rear-ended by Koteswarargo R. Kaza, 74, Tomahawk Drive, Negley. Kaza was cited for assured clear distance.

- A woman reported at 6:38 p.m. Wednesday cars were speeding up and down North Elm Street and one almost hit her daughter.

- An East Friend Street man reported at 7:24 p.m. Wednesday a neighbor's grass was more than one foot tall and requested police talk to them about cutting it.

- Someone reported at 8:53 p.m. Wednesday the railroad crossing gates were down on South Elm Street and vehicles were going around them causing a traffic hazard. Police notified the Norfolk Southern railroad company.

- A North Middle Street woman reported at 3:43 p.m. Wednesday a man walking up the street pulled his pants down and defecated on her neighbor's yard and then pulled his pants back up and continued on down the street. Police checked the area for the man but could not find him.


- Police were called to a home on East Lincoln Way at 7 p.m. Wednesday by a male who said he lost keys to a set of handcuffs after locking the restraint on a "buddy." The male called back two minutes later to say he found the keys.

- A clerk at Valley View reported at 10:51 p.m. Wednesday a male customer attempted to use three different credit cards, two of which were rejected and the third, in the name of Denise Achberger, that did work. The man ended up purchasing four cartons of Marlboro Lights cigarette for $115. The clerk said the entire time the man kept pulling his shirt over his face, saying he was sick and did not want her to catch what he had. Twenty minutes later an officer on patrol discovered a vehicle belonging to Denise Achberger's daughter had been ransacked while parked on North Beaver Street. Police told Achberger her daughter's debit card had been used at the Valley View.

- An officer on patrol discovered a vehicle door open on North Market Street at 11:21 p.m. Wednesday and it had been ransacked. A woman called back to report the vehicle belonged to her and $3 was missing.



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