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July 7, 2013
Salem News


- Charitey A. Riggs, 19, 343 N. Lundy 1, Salem, was arrested for criminal trespassing at 1:03 p.m. Friday after officers found her in an East Fourth Street apartment that had been raided by the Columbiana County Drug Task Force within the past week.

- Police responded to a 200 block North Madison Avenue home at 1:19 p.m. Friday where the resident reported someone had removed a push mower from his open garage while he was away the past five days.

- An officer responded to Centennial Park at 5:08 p.m. Friday where a lifeguard at the pool reported a juvenile who had been kicked out a few hours prior had thrown a lit firecracker under his vehicle, causing damage to the coating under the rear bumper.

- An officer responded to a 1700 block South Lincoln Avenue home at 5:50 p.m. Friday where a resident reported someone within the past couple weeks had been stealing gas, damaging his vehicles in the process.

- Police responded to the 400 block of East Sixth Street at 5:58 p.m. Friday for a report of possible marijuana plants around a residence. Officers found no plants, just weeds around a fence.

- Police responded to the 200 block of South Howard Avenue at 10:02 p.m. Friday where a woman reported someone had driven by and thrown fireworks into the intersection at Pershing Street.

- Officers responded to a South Lundy Avenue home at 10:18 p.m. Friday where a resident reported someone had thrown what appeared to be a potato through a window screen at the home. The resident had reported a half hour earlier that someone had driven by the home and thrown something out the window, the second such incident within the past week.

- An officer responded to a Rose Avenue home at 10:26 p.m. Friday where a man reported his grandmother had told him she called the home and an unknown man had answered the telephone. He said he searched the home but did not find anyone there or anything missing.

- Police responded to an Aetna Street home at 11:45 p.m. Friday in reference to a domestic dispute and found a verbal dispute between family members. Several of the people involved agreed to leave for the night.

- Sarah C. Adams, 29, 2293 Southeast Blvd., Salem, was arrested for operating a vehicle intoxicated following a traffic stop for marked lanes in the 100 block of South Lundy Avenue at 2:44 a.m. Saturday.

- An officer responded to a North Ellsworth Avenue home at 4:18 a.m. Saturday where the parents of juvenile reported their child was inside an area residence, claiming that they saw the child there. The officer spoke with the homeowner and searched the residence, but were unable to find the child. The parents were advised of their options.

- Officers responded to a Franklin Avenue home at 5:09 a.m. Saturday where a woman reported a verbal dispute with her live-in boyfriend, during which he knocked a window out of a door at the home which struck her in the forehead.

- Officers responded to the storage units on Elm Street at 10:13 a.m. Saturday and found several units with no locks, but were unsure whether any had been entered. The owners were notified.


- Police were called to Willow Grove Park at 12:16 p.m. Wednesday after an 80-year-old woman there became ill. An ambulance was also summoned.

- A fireworks complaint was received on South Lincoln Avenue at 12:01 a.m. Thursday. An officer spoke with a male about the complaint.

- Tiffany Hughs reported at 5:22 p.m. Thursday two people she knew were sitting in a van in the Sparkle parking lot drinking alcohol and they were now driving south into town and the driver did not have a license.

- A person by the name of Eells called with a fireworks complaint on West Washington Street at 10:03 p.m. Thursday. An officer spoke with the couple who were setting off the fireworks and they said they were done for the night.

- Jennifer McArty reported Tuesday leaving her wallet on the top of her car after leaving Foxes Pizza and driving away. On Friday, McArty was contacted by the Child Support office and notified that someone was trying to use her card to make a purchase.

- An officer found three white males playing basketball at the park at 9:18 p.m. Friday, 18 minutes after the park closes. The males said they lost track of time, and the officer checked them for arrest warrants and all came back negative. They were cooperative and left without further delay.

- The security alarm went off at the NAPA auto parts store at 9:35 p.m. Friday, and the police were asked to assist. They found a delivery driver delivering parts. While at the scene a person with the store key showed up.

- A caller reported at 10:25 p.m. Friday seeing a dark-colored Ford Ranger pull in the Garwood driveway at Thomas Road and West Chestnut Street and two young males jump out, throw a vacuum cleaner into the bed and leave. Police were unable to locate the vehicle.

- The sheriff's office asked for backup in responding to a fight between two females at Rose Drive apartments at 11:23 p.m. Friday.

- An officer was flagged down by some pedestrians who reported there appeared to be a dispute between a male and female in the downtown gazebo at 1:53 a.m. Saturday. Police found Doris Gravatt sitting on a park bench and she said she and Michael Ziolkowski had been arguing, but no threats or assaults occurred. There was no sign of physical injuries.

- Lepper Library Director Nancy Simpson reported Saturday there was a disabled vehicle in the parking lot and it had been there for several days. Police determined the vehicle had been stolen from someone who lives in the jurisdiction of the sheriff's office, which was advised.



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