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June 4, 2013
Salem News


- Police checked a residence in the 1400 block of North Lincoln Avenue for a security alarm at 3:08 p.m. Monday, finding the home secure. A resident arrived and the interior was also checked.

- Police were called at 2:16 p.m. Monday to the 300 block of Fair Avenue for a harassment complaint. The person who filed the complaint was told to avoid contact with the suspect, who could not be contacted by police.

- Jansen Paumier reported at 12:30 p.m. Monday that someone kicked in the back door of a vacant apartment in the 500 block of East State Street, breaking the door in half. The interior was checked and nothing was reported missing.

-James Poole, 30, of 294 Rose Ave., was taken into custody in the 600 block of Franklin Avenue at 12:08 p.m. Monday on an active warrant for failure to appear on a driving under suspension charge.

- An officer issued a warning ticket ordering the removal of a vehicle after seeing it parked partially on the sidewalk at 11:28 a.m. Monday on South Howard Avenue near Pershing Street. It appeared the vehicle was being worked on.

- A parking citation was issued for a vehicle parked with the left side to the curb after a caller complained about illegal parking at 10:02 a.m. Monday on Continental Drive.

- A woman in the 200 block of West Wilson Street reported at 9:39 a.m. Monday that her juvenile son never returned home last night. He was given permission to spend the night at a friend's house, but never spent the night there. He was located by police in the 100 block of West Pershing Street and taken home.

- Police are investigating a break-in reported at 7:25 a.m. Monday at the Dental Health Group at the corner of East State Street and Highland Avenue where officers found the building had been forcibly entered over the weekend.

- An audible alarm coming from a business in the 500 block of East State Street at 3:37 a.m. Monday was investigated, with the exterior doors checked and found secure.

- An alarm was reported at 2:05 a.m. Monday in the 300 block of Highland Avenue, with all outer perimeter doors and windows checked and found secure.

- An officer on patrol at 12:34 a.m. Monday saw several vehicles parked at Centennial Park after closing hours. The people were told the park was closed and they left without incident.

- A dog was reported at large at 12:06 a.m. Monday in the 900 block of Granite Avenue where a resident found the neighbor's dog outside and brought it to her home. The dog was returned to its residence.

- Police were called to the duck pond area of Waterworth Memorial Park for a female yelling and screaming at 11:11 p.m. Sunday. No one was found, but officers heard a female screaming a few houses east of the park and found a back yard party. The people were told to keep the noise down.

- Police were called to the area of KFC at 10:47 p.m. Sunday for an argument between two males and a female, learning the dispute happened in front of the Masonic Temple on State Street. A female juvenile said she was struck in the arm by the father of her child, which he denied. Several witnesses reported the father of the child had been antagonized by a male that was identified as the female's father. All were told the report would be documented and sent to the prosecutor's office.

- An anonymous caller at 10:06 p.m. Sunday reported a female left a 3-month-old child in Centennial Park and walked off. Officers located the child with its mother who was walking on South Union Avenue. She reported being in a dispute with the child's father and left the child with him but he allegedly refused to take the child. The child was fine with the mother. The report will be forwarded to Children Services.

- Police were called at 9:07 p.m. Sunday to Cherry Street for an ATV being operated on the street, but did not see or hear any ATVs.

- Police responded to the basketball courts at Centennial Park for a report of a fight at 7:17 p.m. Sunday involving multiple people. They had dispersed before police arrived, but officers learned several people were playing basketball and had a verbal dispute that escalated into a physical altercation. Occupants in a vehicle leaving the area denied involvement, but said they saw the fight, alleging there were racial slurs involved and some punches thrown, but nobody was injured.

- A domestic was reported at 6:51 p.m. Sunday in the 800 block of Summit Street where a couple reported having an argument. The male agreed to leave for the night.

- Police were dispatched at 6:06 p.m. Sunday to the west end baseball field at Waterworth Memorial Park in reference to a dispute between the umpire and coaches. Officers spoke to one of the coaches who said the umpire kicked the other team's coaches out of the game and they had already left. The umpire told officers the coaches from one of the teams did not like one of his calls and an argument ensued. Officers were told the coaches were using vulgar language in front of the children and making threats, so the umpire kicked them out of the game. Several parents and children who witnessed the incident affirmed the vulgar statements and threats that had been uttered by the suspect coaches. The umpire said the game was over and just wanted all parties to go their separate ways. All parties were advised of the consequences of their actions.

- An anonymous person reported at 4:50 p.m. Sunday that a man in the 100 block of Jennings Avenue removed property from the back of a truck without permission. The person had already retrieved the property and did not want to pursue charges, but requested the suspect be contacted about the potential criminal charges.

- A domestic was reported at 2:08 p.m. Sunday in the 200 block of West Wilson Street, but was only a verbal dispute with no physical violence.

- A resident in the 1200 block of Carole Drive reported at 1:39 p.m. Sunday that a male juvenile who lives on Jefferson was walking through his yard again. An officer contacted the boy's father and he said he would take care of the problem.

- A man on West Pershing Street reported at 1:31 p.m. Sunday that a neighbor was trespassing on his property and he wanted to know if he could put up no trespassing signs. He was provided the information he requested.

- A parking complaint was filed at 1:26 p.m. Sunday in the 900 block of South Lundy Avenue, but no violations were observed. The residents involved came to an agreement to prevent further problems.

- A caller at 1:15 p.m. Sunday reported an animal left in a vehicle in the 2900 block of East State Street, but the vehicle left before officers arrived.

- A resident in the 600 block of Eighth Street reported at 12:09 p.m. Sunday that his neighbor was throwing lawn clippings into his yard. He had already spoken to the neighbor about the incident and just wanted it documented.

- Police were called to Salem Community Hospital at 10:34 a.m. Sunday for a combative patient upset over money allegedly missing from his wallet. He was calmed down and agreed to lay back down and be treated.

- Police were called to East State Street and Union Avenue at 9:24 a.m. Sunday for a man injured or intoxicated. The man was located and had a medical problem, but was already treated. Police gave him a ride home outside the city.

- Police were called to Sparkle Market on Lundy Avenue at 8:12 a.m. Sunday for three young children running around inside the store without a parent present. Officers responded and noticed three small 12-inch bikes on the corner of the building and saw a 6-year-old girl, a 5-year-old girl and a 4-year-old boy who was wearing only a dirty diaper running around the front foyer of the store. It was found they lived on Columbia Street with their father. The children were taken home and officers spoke with the father about the incident.


- Someone reported at midnight Friday a suspicious vehicle was parked on Herbster in the area of the railroad tracks. Police checked and found the vehicle locked with the key in the ignition. A parking ticket was issued for the vehicle being too close to the railroad tracks.

- Police found a suspicious vehicle in the Columbiana Boiler lot at 2:28 a.m. Friday and arrested the occupant for curfew violation.

- Police investigated an ongoing case of identity theft at 8:38 a.m. Friday on Fairfield Avenue.

- James M. Shaffer, 55, South State Street, New Waterford, was driving through the traffic circle at 10:56 a.m. Friday and collided with Ray N. Souder, 78, Springfield Road. Souder was cited for failure to yield from a stop sign.

- Someone reported at noon Friday a semi truck carrying pipe lost part of its load at state Route 14 and East Park. The material was now causing a traffic hazard.

- Police responded to a three-car crash at 4:44 p.m. Friday that was initially reported to be in the city on state Route 46. Police discovered the crash occurred outside village limits and the patrol is handling the investigation.

- A woman reported at 4:58 p.m. Friday a late model white Honda was speeding all day in the area of Herbster Street. Police checked the area but did not find anyone speeding.

- A woman reported at 8 p.m. Friday a man was laying on the side of state Route 7 just south of state Route 7 and state Route 14. Police found Christopher Riggenbach of North Carolina was walking back from Ann Arbor, Michigan and had laid down to take a rest from being tired.

- Richard Miller, Lisbon, was stopped in traffic at the North Main and Seventh Street intersection and James Goppert, Columbiana, was southbound on Main directly behind Miller and struck his vehicle. Goppert was cited for assured clear distance.

- The highway patrol reported at 11:56 p.m. Friday a possible intoxicated driver was northbound on state Route 7 from the Rogers area. Police found the vehicle and arrested the driver, Christopher A. Johnson, 23, Youngstown, for OVI, marked lanes, possession of a controlled substance and possession of a dangerous drug. The drug charges stemmed from several prescription medications found on his person. He was then incarcerated in the county jail.



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