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June 20, 2013
Salem News


- Police were called at 1:43 p.m. Wednesday to Maple Street at Fair Avenue for juveniles putting fireworks on the road. The juveniles told an officer they placed bang snaps on the road and vehicles were running them over. They were told to stop.

- The manager of an apartment complex in the 2500 block of Lexington Avenue called at 1:27 p.m. Wednesday to report a man who had already been sent a trespass notice was in one of the apartments. He was seen leaving with his girlfriend prior to police arriving. The manager said she was going to evict the girlfriend for allowing the boyfriend to stay at her apartment.

- Police were called to the 900 block of North Ellsworth Avenue at 11:23 a.m. Wednesday to speak to a woman about a possible scam. It was found the incident occurred at a residence on Andrew Avenue in Perry Township, but the city had received similar reports and told the woman they would document her report to make city residents aware. She said two males came to her residence at 3 p.m. Tuesday and said they were selling magazine subscriptions for school to go on a trip. She allowed them inside and wrote six different checks for different subscriptions totaling $245. She said one of them stole a bottle of medication prior to leaving and she was able to cancel the checks on Wednesday morning before they could be cashed. The males matched the description of a previous report.

- A Leetonia man reported at 9:49 a.m. Wednesday that he was scammed Tuesday afternoon while inside Walmart when two males approached him inside the store and claimed they were selling books for school. He bought a subscription for $36 cash and obtained a receipt. When he called the customer service number, he discovered it was not a legitimate number. He provided police with an Arizona vehicle registration for the vehicle the suspects left in.

- Bradley J. Lewis, 656 Ohio Ave., was taken into custody for an active warrant out of the Columbiana County Sheriff's Office for failure to appear on a receiving stolen property charge after police saw him walking through the parking lot of Salem Community Hospital at 3:23 a.m. Wednesday.

- Police were called at 3:39 a.m. Wednesday to check on the well-being of a woman in the 700 block of West Perry Street. The woman said she was fine and would contact the person who called police.

- Police were dispatched at 10:31 p.m. Tuesday to the 400 block of South Ellsworth Avenue for a well-being check on a female at a residence. Officers spoke with the female and a male who both said they had an argument, but nothing physical took place.

- An anonymous caller at 9:17 p.m. Tuesday reported an alleged assault in the 300 block of West Fourth Street. A man said he and a friend had a minor dispute, but no assault occurred. The friend left before officers arrived.

- Loud music was reported at 8:03 p.m. Tuesday in the 1100 block of Cleveland Street. The area was quiet when police arrived. Residents outside said they believed the loud music came from a vehicle that left the area.

- An alarm activation was reported at 7:16 p.m. Tuesday in the 500 block of East State Street where the exterior was found secure.

- A woman on Cleveland Street reported at 7:10 p.m. Tuesday that she's been receiving threatening messages from her son and ex-husband who live in West Virginia, threatening to come to Ohio and assault her with multiple people. They were also emailing her. She wanted contact from them ended. She was told her options and an officer will attempt to contact them.

- An officer on patrol at 7:01 p.m. Tuesday was approached by a man who found a key in the door of a vehicle while browsing at a nearby car lot on Continental Drive. The officer placed the key in the key drop at the car lot.

- Police were called at 6:35 p.m. Tuesday to the 800 block of East Third Street for a report of a white pickup speeding westbound and allegedly spinning its tires near the Hawley Avenue intersection and parking in the 800 block. Officers located a similar truck parked at the rear of a property, but the owner said it could not have been his truck because he was working on it all day and it had not left the garage. Officers told him there had been several complaints of speeding on East Third Street involving a truck similar to his.

- A clerk at Murphy gas station near Walmart on East State Street reported at 5:39 p.m. Tuesday that a male in a black Jeep pumped $25 worth of gas and left without paying.

- A woman came to the police station at 5:36 p.m. Tuesday to report an ongoing problem with a known female engaging in a pattern of conduct that has her in fear of her own safety and the safety of her family. She filed a previous report with police which said the female made indirect threats of serious physical harm toward her. She said the suspect showed up at a location where she had been scheduled to go Tuesday, but had rescheduled elsewhere, and she's been driving up and down the street where she was living and tried to find out where she's currently staying. She receives in excess of 20 calls a day from a blocked phone number, but doesn't answer the calls. She was told to file additional reports if further problems occur and that charges could be reviewed once elements for stalking are established.

- A man in the 300 block of Seventh Street at 5:50 p.m. Tuesday reported he purchased a Dodge Ram truck for his stepdaughter, in his name, and she's supposed to maintain the vehicle and pay for it, but has not been keeping up her end of the deal. He was concerned he could be held responsible if something happens. She had just left without telling him where she was going. He was told his options.

- A woman on Wilson Street reported at 4:09 p.m. Tuesday that she keeps receiving text messages from her brother and doesn't want any contact from him. An officer contacted the brother and told him to stop all contact with her. She was told that he doesn't want her to contact him.

- An adult male was reported riding a dirt bike at 3:07 p.m. Tuesday in the parking lot of the KSU City Center. Contact was made at a residence on Third Street where the bike was found. The owner was told to stop riding unless it's on his property.

- A city worker at 1:43 p.m. Tuesday reported finding a set of keys in the 2400 block of East State Street, with the keys placed in the police lost and found.

- A domestic was reported at 3:07 p.m. Monday in the 200 block of Wilson Street where a male and female had an argument and she wanted him thrown out. She was told he would have to be evicted.

- A woman at 2:35 p.m. Monday reported she was harassed while shopping at Walmart on East State Street. She was told her options.


- Someone reported at 3:43 a.m Tuesday someone was driving erratically on state Route 14. Police checked the area but did not find the vehicle.

- Police and fire officials responded to a fire alarm at Vari Wall on Wardingly Drive at 12:56 p.m. Tuesday. It was discovered city workers were flushing the fire hydrant and there was no fire.

- An East Lane, Minerva, man reported at 2:52 p.m. Tuesday someone sideswiped his vehicle that was parked in the Post Office parking lot.

- A Sparkle Market employee reported at 7:33 p.m. Tuesday a suspicious man was walking around outside the business. Police spoke to the man who said he was just walking around and stretching after work.

- Christi Baglama requested at 9:16 p.m. Tuesday police assist her with serving an eviction at the Court Street residence.

- Lynn Brown, 53, Washingtonville, was cited for driving under suspension at 8:53 p.m. Tuesday on Windjammer Drive.


- An East Chestnut Street man reported Tuesday his garage was entered and the following items were stolen: a grass bag for the mower, electric battery charger and four batteries.

- The sheriff's office reported a deputy was at the Save-A-Lot parking lot on Tuesday afternoon investigating someone putting duct tape over a child's mother. An officer arrived and determined it was just some youths playing around.

-Jeffrey M. Skidmore, 33, owner of the Motorcycle Dream Shop, was cited Tuesday by police for his property being in violation of village code. The complaint noted Skidmore had a boat sitting on the ground and another on blocks, neither of which have licenses. There is also an inoperable vehicle in the lot, along with tires. Police state Skidmore has also been the subject of numerous noise nuisance complaints.



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