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July 24, 2013
Salem News


- City police assisted Perry Township Police at 3:48 a.m. Tuesday while they checked on a person in the 1100 block of Prospect Street.

- While on patrol, an officer at 10:27 p.m. Monday heard a person yelling in the 200 block of West Pershing Street. The woman said she had been on the phone yelling at her boyfriend.

- Police responded at 9:02 p.m. Monday to the 200 block of West Wilson Street for a report of a reckless vehicle, but didn't find it.

- At the request of the fire department at 8:03 p.m. Monday, officers responded to the 400 block of North Lincoln Avenue to assist with a medical call. Officers stood by until the person was transported.

- A woman in the 400 block of East Perry Street reported at 6:07 p.m. Monday that someone threw a brick in the early morning hours on Sunday at her Chevy Malibu parked in the driveway. An officer saw a dent on the right rear fender that matched the size of a brick at the scene.

- A person came to the police station at 5:08 p.m. Monday to speak with an officer about illegal drug activity in the city. The person was told their options.

- An anonymous person at 5:05 p.m. Monday spoke to an officer about personal information being used in Florida. The person was told some options.

- An anonymous person came to the police station at 5:04 p.m. Monday to speak with an officer about a person stalking them, but it was determined the person lives outside the city. They were told the proper agency to contact.

- An officer at 4:55 p.m. Monday checked the 400 block of Newgarden Avenue for a flooded roadway and found water but the streets were still passable.

- A woman in the 700 block of Franklin Avenue called at 3:49 p.m. Monday about illegal activity on her bank account. Unknown persons had charged $79.45 in New York state onto her bank account. She was told her options.

- A man advised at 3:15 p.m. Monday that he recently evicted his tenants from both the upstairs and downstairs apartments in the 600 block of North Lincoln Avenue. Once they moved out, he said the gas stove was stolen from the downstairs apartment along with copper plumbing from the basement and now the basement is flooded due to the copper lines being removed.

- Police responded at 2:58 p.m. Monday for a report of a woman slumped over the wheel of a parked minivan at Centennial Park near the tennis courts. An officer talked to the woman who was awake and alert. She was not under the influence as the caller may have thought.

-An officer at 2:47 p.m. Monday placed a 10-day notice on a junk vehicle he saw parked in a lot in the 800 block of West Pershing Street, noting the vehicle had a flat tire, the front end was wrecked and the vehicle had not been moved in quite a while.

- Two juvenile boys were reported riding their bicycles in and out of traffic at 2:31 p.m. Monday on East Third Street near North Lincoln Avenue. They were found on Third Street near North Union Avenue and told the bicycle traffic laws.

- A car hauler was reported parked on West Second Street at 1:29 p.m. Monday blocking the view of traffic at the intersection near Howard. The driver told an officer the vehicles had been unloaded and he was moving the truck.


- Niles police asked at 12:48 a.m. Friday for assistance looking on North Main Street for a vehicle believed to belong to a suspect in an arson. Police located the vehicle and waited until it was towed away.

- Two vehicles collided in the parking lot at Duke and Duchess at 8:42 a.m. Friday by one vehicle leaving the lot at the state Route 164 entrance and another entering in the same place.

- A driver's license was found on South Main Street by a woman and turned over to police at 10:35 a.m. Friday. Police will mail the license to the owner, Jennifer Belleggia of Salem.

- The fire department was summoned to a Springfield Road address at 12:28 p.m. Friday after an unknown odor was reported at the home. The gas company was notified of the strong odor of natural gas and the residents in the area were evacuated until the gas company located the source of the issue.

- A couple with two small children was reported in front of Sparkle asking people for money at 1:43 p.m. Friday. Police warned them.

- An employee at Firestone pool reported at 3:50 p.m. Friday a purse had been stolen. The purse was later located.

- Robert Cox, West Woodland Avenue, was charged with domestic violence after police were called to the home at 6 p.m. Friday.

- R.J. Sevenich of Columbiana was cited with assured clear distance at 8:48 p.m. Friday after he reportedly struck a vehicle driven by someone identified as M. Hatch of Columbiana. Hatch was stopped facing northbound on North Main Street at the East Salem Street intersection when he was reportedly struck from behind.

- A man on James Street reported at 11:14 p.m. Friday his two cars were egged. It reportedly has happened before.

- An East Metz Road, Columbiana, man reported a possible prowler at 4:15 a.m. Saturday. someone reportedly was rattling the front window. Police checked the area, but did not find anyone. There was no damage.

- A North Middle Street, Columbiana, woman found a wallet on her property and turned it over to police at 1:11 p.m. Saturday. The owner was found to be a Canton man. A letter was sent to him giving him 10 days to claim it.

- Someone reported at 1:17 p.m. Saturday he is receiving harassing text messages from someone he knows.

- A woman on state Route 14 reported finding a wallet at 2:17 p.m. Saturday. It was owned by Elizabeth Reeves of Boardman and a letter was sent giving her 10 days to claim it.

- A reckless driver was reported at 4:42 p.m. Saturday going eastbound on state Route 14 from Salem. The driver reportedly stayed on the line until turning into a parking lot on state Route 46. Police found the owner in a store with a dog in the car and the windows barely cracked. They spoke to the owner about the dog and also made certain the driver had not been drinking.

- A woman reported possible underage drinking at a home on North Middle Street at 7:50 p.m. Saturday. Police were unable to find the party.

- A man reported a possible underage drinking party at a home on South Middle Street at 8:09 p.m. Police found only adults at the party.

- Zachary M. Peterson, 18, East Palestine, was charged with possession of K2/Spice paraphernalia and possession of marijuana paraphernalia following a traffic stop on state Route 7 at 12:24 a.m. Sunday. Beaver Township K-9 alerted to the sent of narcotics in the vehicle. Christopher M. Felt, 21, Columbiana, a passenger was charged with possession of K2/Spice and possession of paraphernalia for the drug. Another passenger, Ashley N. Peterson, 20, East Palestine, was also charged with possession of K2/Spice.

- A Park Avenue, Columbiana, woman reported at 5:04 a.m. Sunday someone took her phone and left her house. At 5:45 p.m. Sunday she reported a phone harassment incident.

- Police provided traffic control at 11:12 a.m. Sunday when a poker run was leaving the American Legion on state Route 14.

- A Union Avenue woman reported at 6:13 p.m. Sunday her daughter was bitten by a neighbor's dog.

- At 9:14 p.m. Sunday, Pamela Hughes of Columbiana, James Whitman of Lisbon and Thomas Boyd of Lisbon reported their cars were egged while they were at the Apostolic House of Faith on South Middle Street.

- A disabled vehicle was found on Fairfield Avenue at 10:54 p.m. Sunday. The driver was already in the process of getting gas for the vehicle.

- Police warned a juvenile for curfew violation at 2:55 a.m. Monday at Circle K.

- At 4:25 a.m. Monday police found graffiti on the field side of the locker room and parking lot of the weight room at Firestone Park.

- A South Bayshore Drive man reported at 9:24 a.m. Monday his vehicle was egged.

- A man requested at 3:47 p.m. Monday police stand by while he retrieved belongings from a South Main Street apartment.


- A West Chestnut Street, Lisbon, man reported at 3:54 p.m. Friday someone attempted to use his banking account information to purchase more than $4,000 worth of items from Ralph Lauren.

- A woman reported at midnight Monday sewage was backed up near a home on Pritchard Avenue.

- A man reported at midnight Monday a vehicle was disabled on North Market Street.

- A West Washington Street woman reported at 4:57 p.m. Monday it sounded like there were kids were in a nearby empty apartment the last few days and they were being loud. Police checked the apartment and found the people inside were carpet installers hired by the landlord.



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