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June 11, 2013
Salem News


- A woman on East State Street called police at 10:47 a.m. Monday upset because she allegedly saw her neighbor going through her mail in the mailbox.

- A truck delivery driver attempting to make a delivery to the Salem Schools administration building on Cleveland Street was given wrong directions and attempted to turn north from Cleveland onto Hawley Avenue and struck a large maple tree on the west side curb lawn at 10:37 a.m. Monday in the 200 block of Hawley. A large limb broke from the tree onto his truck. The street department responded and cut up the tree. The driver was able to back up and turn onto Cleveland to make the delivery, with minimal damage to the truck from the tree.

- A line was reported down Monday morning in the 1000 block of Cleveland Street. It was found to be a cable line and was moved to the side of the street with the cable company contacted.

- Suspicious activity with people unloading items from a basement was reported at 9:20 a.m. Monday in the 200 block of West Wilson Street. Police found a man and his friends taking items from his mother's basement. She was renting the apartment and allowed him to remove the items.

- A woman in the 500 block of Franklin Street reported at 8:04 a.m. Monday that she found four unauthorized transactions on her bank account. The same thing had happened in the past and the bank had her file a police report. She was going to tell the bank about the new unauthorized activity, noting four transactions over $300 which appeared to have occurred in Delaware and Virginia.

- Chad Anderson, of a business in the 200 block of State Street, reported at 6:08 a.m. Monday that sometime between Friday night and Monday morning, someone gained entry into the business and stole a laptop computer and attempted to pry open a safe but was unsuccessful.

- A 17-year-old boy was charged for being unruly after an officer on patrol at 2:41 a.m. Monday in the 200 block of South Broadway Avenue saw three males who appeared to be under the age of 18. The officer made contact and determined one was under 18 and he was taken into custody, processed and released to a family member.

- A possible intoxicated driver was reported at 1:09 a.m. Monday in the 500 block of East Fourth Street. Officers located the vehicle in question on East State Street, but saw no moving violations. The driver of the vehicle then pulled into a residence for the evening.

- Police were called at 11:32 p.m. Sunday to the 100 block of Ohio Avenue for a suspicious male who appeared to be attempting to gain access to a vehicle he did not own. A Woodland Avenue man filed the report, claiming the male he identified appeared to be trying to get into a truck. The truck was checked and no damage was found. The male was told to stay away from the truck.

- An officer was dispatched to the Smith Center apartments on East Fourth Street at 11:21 p.m. Sunday in reference to an alleged intoxicated driver. An anonymous caller said two males in a tan Buick entered the parking lot recklessly, then entered the complex. The vehicle was located, but not the two persons. The caller was told to contact police if the persons came back out.

- A man on Benton Road came to the Salem Police department at 10:59 p.m. Sunday to speak with officers about illegal activity occurring at his residence. Since he lives outside the city, he was told the proper agency to contact, then he wanted to report his bicycle missing and again was told the proper agency to contact.

- A domestic dispute was reported at 10:40 p.m. Sunday in the area of South Howard Avenue and West Pershing Street where officers were able to affirm after speaking to several residents that the dispute occurred at a residence in the 200 block of Howard. Officers spoke with the people involved and learned it was an argument between a juvenile and his parents.

- Officers responded with deputies from the Columbiana County Sheriff's Office to several locations in the city at 9:29 p.m. Sunday, with deputies taking two people into custody for warrants.

- Police were called at 9:20 p.m. Sunday to the 300 block of West 10th Street for a missing 8-year-old boy who was not at the friend's house where he was supposed to be going. While police were there, he returned home and said he was at a different person's house playing. He was told he needs to tell his parents if he goes to a different location than where he was supposed to be.

- Police responded at 9:19 p.m. Sunday to a condo complex in the 100 block of Ohio Avenue for a verbal dispute between several people, learning a man was upset that a tenant from another unit had permitted a dog to urinate in the front lawn of his unit which he rents to another person. He also made allegations that the other tenant was letting the dog defecate in the area without cleaning up after the dog. The other tenant had left before police arrived. Officers did not see any dog feces at the time of the complaint. A suggestion was made for him to write a letter to the condo association regarding pets and use of the lawns.

- A disturbance was reported in the 400 block of East Third Street at 8:16 p.m. Sunday. Police determined it was a verbal dispute and told the people involved to stay away from each other.

- Jose Mulorero, 23, of 414 S. Lincoln Ave., was cited for open container after an officer on patrol at 6:29 p.m. Sunday saw a man walking in the 200 block of South Lundy Avenue who stumbled briefly and was drinking from a can of beer. The beer was dumped out and the minor misdemeanor citation issued.

- Police responded to the 1400 block of Franklin Avenue for a suspicious vehicle parked at a closed business at 5:28 p.m. Sunday. The vehicle owner was found visiting a family member next door to the closed business and parked there due to the driveway being blocked by another vehicle.

- A juvenile at Waterworth Memorial Park reported at 5:11 p.m. Sunday that he was having an argument with another juvenile when a third male came up to him and started calling him names and harassing him. The other party said the first juvenile was instigating other people. Both were told to stay away from each other.

- An Alliance man on Hartley Road wanted to report possible criminal activity at 3:38 p.m. Sunday, but was told to contact the Sheriff's Office since he resides in their jurisdiction. Nothing criminal was believed to have occurred in the city.

- Officers were called to the 500 block of East Fourth Street at 1:53 p.m. Sunday by the city fire department to respond to a medical call. There had been a verbal dispute over property and both persons were told to return the other person's property, which they did without incident.

- Officers at 6:46 a.m. Sunday spoke with two employees of Walmart on East State Street in reference to suspicious activity from three patrons overnight. An investigation was pending.


- Chris L. Weber, 46, 1279 Elberon Ave., Salem, was charged with driving while under the influence, speed and no seatbelt following a traffic stop in the 6000 block of Western Reserve Road at 6:08 p.m. May 30. His passenger, Travis T. Sadler, 37, 340 Ohio Ave., Salem, was cited for open container.

- Kathy J. Lanave, 59, 156 Cedarwood Drive, Beloit, was arrested for misdemeanor domestic violence after police responded to the home at 5:22 p.m. June 1 where she allegedly grabbed and ripped her adult daughter's shirt and hair, and scratched her neck, during an altercation. Beloit EMS responded to treat the daughter on scene.

- Nick Cosma, 81, 12821 state Route 534, Salem, was arrested on an active warrant out of the Columbiana Police Department at 3:15 p.m. June 4.


- Lori Crowe of Smith Oil reported two customers came into the store at 10:27 p.m. Sunday and attempted to buy cigarettes using a lost or stolen gift card. When told of this and that she had to contact police, the two men left quickly in a tan Honda.

- A clerk at Smith Oil reported someone in red Plymouth Breeze drove off without paying for $24 in gas at 4:17 p.m. Sunday.

- Vickie Waite reported going to her boyfriend's apartment on Apple Grove at 11:36 p.m. Sunday and she could hear the TV on but no one answered the door. Waite believes the Mafia may have killed him because he is her boyfriend. Police checked with the boyfriend and he was fine.

- A caller reported hearing noise coming from inside the former Buckeye Beverage store on South Beaver Street at 11:54 p.m. Sunday and was concerned the building was about to blow up. Police checked the building and everything was fine.

- Penny White, West Washington Street, reported at 7:41 a.m. Monday that Doug Rowe had just forced his way into her home by breaking the door. By the time police arrived, Rowe was gone but while there he called the residence. Police told Rowe he is not to come to the residence to get his belongings without an officer being present.

- A caller reported two young boys were throwing rocks at passing vehicles at the corner of East Washington and Exchange streets at 11:25 a.m. Monday.



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