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July 9, 2013
Salem News


- A Fair Avenue woman reported at 4:21 p.m. Sunday that a man later identified as a neighbor down the street had approached her in a local grocery store, addressing her by her first name and touching her arm, shortly after she had left her home, which she said struck her as suspicious. She said that the same man had approached her approximately two years prior about renting a unit at the duplex where she lives, then moved in down the street. The man was advised to have no further contact with the complainant.

- Officers responded to an 1100 block North Ellsworth Avenue home at 7:24 p.m. Sunday where the resident reported someone had taken a window air conditioner out of his yard without permission.

- Officers responded to an East Third Street home at 9:15 p.m. Sunday where a man reported his intoxicated neighbor kept coming into his yard. The neighbor was advised to stop.

- Police responded to the 900 block of East Third Street at 9:18 p.m. Sunday in reference to a man on the sidewalk talking loudly on a cell phone and using vulgar language. He was advised of the consequences of such action.

- A patrolling officer observed a vehicle backed into a parking space at a convenience store in the 1100 block of East State Street at 9:30 p.m. Sunday, the driver of which appeared to be changing clothes. The activity appeared suspicious due to past robberies at the business. The officer spoke with the two male occupants and found both to have suspended licenses. The license plate on the vehicle also appeared to be on the incorrect vehicle. The two men left on foot.

- An officer spoke with a man and woman engaged in a verbal argument at Rose Avenue and East Third Street at 10:26 p.m. Sunday. The two were advised to keep the noise level down and they separated after speaking to the officer.

- Officers responded to a North Ellsworth Avenue apartment at 12:09 a.m. Monday in reference to a domestic disturbance in which the resident said he had been having trouble with his roommate. He was advised of the eviction process.

- An officer responded to the area of North Union Avenue and East Ninth Street at 1:03 a.m. Monday in reference to a suspicious man who appeared to be going through trash cans. The man was told to move along.

- Officers responded to a report of skateboarders in the roadway in the 1900 block of East State Street at 1:48 a.m. Monday. The individuals were told to stay out of the street.

- Joshua L. McFarland, 21, and Julia L. McFarland, 19, both of 1344 N. Ellsworth Ave., Salem, were arrested for domestic violence after officers responded to a domestic disturbance report at their home and found the siblings in mutual combat. The siblings had been warned three hours earlier that night to stop fighting after officers responded to the home where Julia McFarland said she wanted her brother out of the house.

- An officer responded to an East Third Street home at 2:39 a.m. Monday where a man was threatening suicide. The officer searched that area after finding the man had left his home, but returned to find him there. The man was transported to the hospital for evaluation.

- Officers responded to the 200 block of South Lincoln Avenue at 7:06 a.m. Monday where a woman requested an ambulance because she was having suicidal thoughts. She was transported to the hospital for evaluation.

- Mark Janowiak, 59, 395 N. Howard Ave., Salem, was cited for improper backing following a two-vehicle crash in the 600 block of East Sixth Street at 10:53 a.m. Monday in which he allegedly struck a legally parked car in the street while backing from a parking lot.


- Police responded to the 1500 block of Benton Road at 2:02 a.m. Saturday for a report of a suspicious vehicle that pulled up to a residence and peeled out while leaving when the resident turned on the outside light. Officers checked the area but were unable to find the vehicle.

- A West Pine Lake Road resident reported at 4:51 p.m. Saturday that a person with a middle eastern accent identifying himself as a representative of a software computer company had called him requesting credit card information over the telephone and computer.

- Patrolling officers heard gunshots in the 800 block of Georgetown Road at 2:40 a.m. Sunday. The officers spoke with individuals who said they were not shooting and that they heard the shots coming from a neighboring residence. The officers searched the area but was unable to hear anything further.

- William T. Poling, Salem, was arrested for operating a vehicle intoxicated following a traffic stop for running off the roadway at 3:15 a.m. Sunday.

- Police responded to a report of all-terrain vehicles on the roadway of Georgetown Road and Cider Mill Road at 5:49 p.m. Sunday, but were unable to find any.

- Police were flagged down in the 1000 block of West State Street at 6:33 p.m. Sunday by a woman who said her son, Darby S. McCoy, was intoxicated and causing problems in her vehicle. McCoy was arrested on an active warrant out of the Columbiana County Sheriff's Office.

- Police responded with Salem officers to a domestic disturbance on Elberon Avenue at 6:45 p.m. Sunday and found it to be a verbal altercation only.


- Police responded to a burglary report in the 18000 block of Fifth Street in Beloit at noon July 1.

- Police responded to a theft report in the 11000 block of Lisbon Road at 2:55 p.m. July 2.

- Police responded to an assault report at the Sharon Lynn Girls Home at 8:44 p.m. July 2.

- A Fifth Street, Beloit, man reported being menaced at 5:30 p.m. July 3.

- Ronald A. Rainwater, 48, 6940 Rochester Road, East Rochester, was arrested for operating a vehicle intoxicated, drug possession (heroin) and drug paraphernalia following a traffic stop for marked lanes at 12:57 p.m. Friday.

- Police responded to a domestic violence report on Floral Drive, Damascus, at 3:30 p.m. Saturday.


- A West Chestnut Street man reported Monday being the victim of identity theft.

- A woman reported Monday there was a home on High Street next to the mortgage company and it sounded like there was a dog inside in distress.

- A father reported discovering a cell phone on his 6-year-old son after he picked him up at the Days Inn on Sunday following visitation with his grandparents. He was upset the grandparents would have given the child the phone, so police contacted the grandfather, who said they gave the phone to the grandchildren to play with. The grandfather was told he could come to the police department to retrieve the phone.

- A woman asked for police to meet her on North Street on Sunday while she retrieves her children from her ex-mother-in-law's house.


- Duke and Duchess reported at drive-off at 3:18 p.m. Thursday.

- Police assisted the county sheriff's office with a fight on Metz Road at 3:36 a.m. Friday.

- A Marathon employee reported at 9:46 a.m. Saturday a man bought beer in the store and was driving away while drinking one.

- A man reported at 2:16 p.m. Sunday possible dog fighting was going on at a Duquesne Street home. Police checked the home and found no dog fighting.

- A Sparkle employee reported theft at 7:16 p.m. Sunday.

- A Pueblo Lane resident reported at 9 p.m. Sunday children were setting off fireworks all weekend. Police warned the three boys.



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