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June 14, 2013
Salem News


- An anonymous caller at 10:07 a.m. Thursday reported a fireworks complaint in the 800 block of East Fifth Street. An officer didn't find anything on Fifth Street, but then turned onto Rose Avenue and saw a man sitting in a chair and fireworks going off in the driveway. The man said a family member had died that morning and he was just blowing off steam. He was told if any more fireworks are set off, he'll be cited and he said he understood.

- A female from a multiple-dwelling in the city spoke with an officer at 9:28 a.m. Thursday about issues at home involving another resident. The complaint was reported as a domestic dispute.

- A possible intoxicated driver in a white sedan was reported at 5:46 a.m. Thursday on East State Street near Walmart, but the vehicle was not found.

- A caller in the 200 block of West Eighth Street reported at 4:20 a.m. Thursday that he saw a person in dark clothing walking down the alleys twice that evening. Nobody was found.

- Police and fire crews were called at 3:47 a.m. Thursday to the 300 block of South Union Avenue for electrical wires down. A large tree had fallen and took down some power lines and damaged a residence in the 300 block of South Union Avenue. At 3:22 a.m., they had been called to the same general area in the 200 block for trees and power lines down. A tree had fallen on a Chevy Silverado parked in a driveway and owned by Donnie Greathouse, with the driver side rear quarter panel busted out from the tree. Ohio Edison was notified regarding the power lines and the fire department stood by until they arrived.

- An alarm was reported at 3:19 a.m. Thursday in the 2500 block of East State Street, with the building exterior found secure. The interior was also checked after a key holder arrived.

- Police responded to the 400 block of Woodland Avenue after a woman called at 1:26 a.m. Thursday to report she believed her 17-year-old daughter was at the residence consuming alcohol. She was found there, but was not consuming alcohol. She was taken to the police station and picked up by her mother.

- An alarm was reported at 12:46 a.m. Thursday in the 400 block of East Second Street. The exterior was found secure.

- A resident called at 12:38 a.m. Thursday to report a suspicious vehicle in the 600 block of South Lincoln Avenue, noting the vehicle had been stationary for over 45 minutes with the lights on. The vehicle was found unoccupied and it appeared the lights had been left on by mistake. The lights were shut off.

- An officer on patrol near Centennial Park saw two vehicles in the park after closing hours at 12:16 a.m. Thursday. The occupants were told the park was closed and they left without incident.

- A 48-hour notice was issued at 7:51 p.m. Wednesday for a vehicle abandoned in the city municipal parking lot in the 500 block of East Pershing Street. The vehicle had no visible registration and the hood was ajar.

- Police checked on an animal in a vehicle in the 300 block of South Broadway Avenue at 7:22 p.m. Wednesday and found the animal in good health. The owner was contacted to ensure the animal would not be in the vehicle for a prolonged period of time.

- A natural gas leak was reported at 7:05 p.m. Wednesday in the area of the natural gas transfer station near South Broadway Avenue and Franklin Street by a concerned citizen who smelled an odor of natural gas. Police detected the odor and called the fire department, which checked for leaks and contacted Columbia Gas to respond.

- A dirt bike was reported in the road in the 300 block of West Wilson Street at 6:54 p.m. Wednesday. A dirt bike and rider were found on Newgarden Avenue and told about the complaint and the consequences if officers had to return.

- Officers at 6:49 p.m. Wednesday took a report of threats against a juvenile at the station. Officers spoke to all involved in the incident and told them all to have no more contact.

- Stephen Vishak, 19, whose last known address was listed at 42842 state Route 518, Lisbon, was charged with obstruction of official business and a protection order violation after an officer on patrol at 5:10 p.m. Wednesday made contact with two people walking on the railroad tracks near West State Street. One of the persons, Vishak, gave a false name and was placed under arrest and found in violation of a protection order. He was taken to the Columbiana County jail.

- A woman in the 700 block of East Fifth Street reported at 4:51 p.m. Wednesday that a man with a medium build, strawberry blonde hair, a gray shirt and thin beard took a gas can full of gas from her garage and placed it in the bed or his truck. He left after being confronted by her and she called police. His vehicle was described as a light blue truck with gray primer spots.

- A woman in the 1200 block of South Lincoln Avenue reported at 4:37 p.m. Wednesday that someone removed her checkbook and U.S. currency from her purse while it was in her residence on Tuesday. She closed the bank account.


- Craig Test of Hermitage, Pa., was cited for blocking an intersection after his semi-trailer was found blocking traffic by Carter Lumber at 1:10 p.m. Wednesday. There were several near accidents involving vehicles trying to go around him.

- A CARTS official reported someone in a car backed into a CARTS vehicle in the Flemming House parking lot at noon Wednesday. There was no visible sign of damage, and the car had already left. Witnesses did not know the driver.

- A caller reported juveniles at the cemetery Spruce Street entrance had turned on the water and were playing in it at 7:49 p.m. Wednesday.

- A report was received of a drunken female bothering her neighbors at the Rose Drive apartments at 2 a.m. Thursday, and an officer arrived to assist the sheriff's office who responded to the call since it is just outside village limits.

- Gus Bagger reported at 6 a.m. Thursday there was a half-clothed female crying near Carter Lumber. Police came across Morgan Penny, who was fully clothed and was not crying. Penny said she was fine and just waiting for her ride.

- A caller reported there was an elderly man in the middle of High Street taking photographs at 12:11 p.m. Thursday. The man turned out to be a contractor considering bidding on the High Street project.


- Police responded to a Fairview Avenue, Beloit, home at 6:40 a.m. May 19 where a woman reported someone overnight had entered her unlocked vehicle and stole her purse. She also reported that credit cards in the purse had been used.

- Brennan G. Noel, 59, 616 E. Market St., Alliance, was arrested for operating a vehicle intoxicated following a traffic stop for speed at 11:54 p.m. May 16.

- Matthew Matuz, 22, Struthers, was arrested for operating a vehicle intoxicated, drug possession (marijuana) and possession of drug paraphernalia following a traffic stop for marked lanes and loud exhaust.

- A 9000 block Calla Road woman reported at 4:43 p.m. May 20 that her brother had been leaving her threatening voicemails and text messages. She did not wish to pursue charges.

- A 10000 block Columbiana Canfield Road woman reported at 3 p.m. May 23 that someone had kicked in the door of her home and taken her 60-inch television.

- Police investigated a theft report in the 17000 block of First Street in Beloit at 2:10 p.m. May 25.

- Police investigated a theft report in the 17000 block of Short Street at 6:50 p.m. May 26.

- Derek Rinehart, 21, 18061 Second St., Beloit, was arrested for obstructing official business after brandishing what was discovered to be a toy gun while police responded to his home for verbal argument between him and his father at 9:50 a.m. May 24.

- Police investigated a report of sexual offenses against a juvenile female at a Columbiana Canfield Road home at 12:30 p.m. May 27.

- Police responded to a juvenile complaint at the West Branch Middle School on May 29.



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