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July 27, 2013
Salem News


- Dale M. Leach, 91, 486 W. Sixth St., Salem, was cited for failure to yield following a two-vehicle crash in the 200 block of West State Street at 1:33 p.m. Thursday in which he allegedly pulled from a private drive and struck a westbound vehicle driven by Alonso Hernandez, 37, Columbus. No injuries were reported.

- Police responded to a 2800 block East State Street business at 1:45 p.m. Thursday for a report of an employee who had allegedly taken two computer routers valued at $249.94. Officers arrested Justin A. Spack, 766 Arch St., Salem, for theft after he admitted to also consuming energy drinks and deli food over a period of time.

- Officers responded to a two-vehicle crash in a 900 block East State Street business parking lot at 2:51 p.m. Thursday in which a motorist struck an unoccupied, legally parked vehicle. The motorist was transported to the hospital for treatment.

- Billie D. Lockhart, 36, 12205 Goshen Road, Salem, was arrested for driving under suspension and an active warrant out of the Columbiana County Sheriff's Office for failure to appear following a traffic stop for speed in the 700 block of West State Street at 5:54 p.m. Thursday.

- A woman reported at 6:01 p.m. Thursday that a man had made what she believed to be a threat against a member of her family during a conversation in the 400 block of Lundy Avenue.

- Officers responded to Waterworth Memorial Park at 6:46 p.m. Thursday where a man reported his wife's purse had been stolen or lost while they were at the park.

- An East Sixth Street resident reported on station at 7:41 p.m. Thursday that a man he knows had made what he believed to be threats toward him.

- Police responded to a South Howard Avenue home at 9:45 p.m. Thursday where a resident reported neighbors on Newgarden Avenue had been shooting bottle rocket fireworks toward his residence which were landing on or near his vehicle. The neighbors were advised to stop.

- Danielle N. Stanley, 24, 374 Newgarden Ave. Apt. 2, Salem, was arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of drug abuse instruments following a traffic stop for no taillights in the 100 block of Railroad Street at 10:22 p.m. Thursday. A charge of possession of drugs is pending lab results.

- A South Lincoln Avenue resident reported at 8:59 a.m. Friday an unauthorized withdrawal from her business checking account.

- The officer manager at a 100 block East State Street business reported at 10:40 a.m. Friday that a man had been calling the business during off-hours and filling the answering machine with rambling messages.

- A Salem Warren Road resident reported at 10:46 a.m. Friday that he had left a pool cue at a South Broadway Avenue bar following a league game on July 9 and did not find it missing until a week later. He said he was unable to find it by himself without a police report.

- Officers responded to the 100 block of Ohio Avenue at 1:09 p.m. Friday for a report of an elderly woman who had fallen near the Memorial Building on her way to the post office and had been helped home by a man in the Memorial Building. Officers found injuries to the woman's face and eye area and she was transported to the hospital for treatment.

- Police responded to a 1200 block East Pershing Street home at 2:39 p.m. Friday for a report of a smell of drug use. Officers spoke with an adult in the garage who could not detect a smell, and the officers also failed to detect a smell.


-Huntington Bank returned a check at 11 a.m. Thursday, which had been written by Julian Taylor, Canton, to the Columbiana Mayor's Court for $109, but did not go through allegedly due to insufficient funds.

- A South Middle Street, Columbiana, woman reported at 1:38 p.m. Thursday her neighbor's numerous cats are making a mess in her yard.

- A woman reported a suspicious white minivan in the Quincy Avenue area at 2:13 p.m. Thursday.

- A truck pulled down a line at Liberty Electric, 16 Prospect Street, Columbiana, at 2:48 p.m. Thursday. No information was listed on the report about the driver.

- A South Cross Street man reported at 6:08 p.m. Thursday, a pit bull was in his front yard. He claimed his neighbor, who owned it, was refusing to get it out of his yard.

- An Albright Avenue woman reported 6:12 p.m. Thursday two teenage boys in the yard across the street were shooting guns toward her home.

- A woman reported at 6:54 p.m. Thursday she was on South Main Street and a truck with a trailer was headed into town, driving through yards.


-A Pritchard Avenue woman and her nurse reported at 1:38 p.m. Thursday a man had been to the home, calling and bothering the woman. The man, a former resident of the house wanted his belongings he had left there. Police explained the woman had agreed he can come get his belongings sometime, but he needs to call police and have them come stand by. He was further instructed not to call her directly and to get his address changed at the post office.

-An alarm went off at Valley View, North Market Street, at 3:02 a.m. Friday. Police found two employees inside, who said a pop display had fallen and set off the alarm.


- Melissa LL Williams, 23, 4083 W. South Range Road, Columbiana, was arrested on misdemeanor charges of operating a vehicle intoxicated, drug paraphernalia and possession of a controlled substance following a one-vehicle crash in Green Township at 6:27 a.m. July 21 in which she was eastbound on Pine Lake Road just west of Lisbon Road and allegedly failed to control her vehicle, traveling off the south side of the roadway into a ditch. Williams claimed that she was westbound when another vehicle had played chicken with her in her lane, causing her swerve off the road, but the skidmarks indicated that she was eastbound, traveled off the north side of the roadway and overcorrected, causing her vehicle to spin off the other side of the road.

During an inventory of Williams vehicle, officers found a large glass object used for smoking marijuana and rolling papers. Officers also found a small bottle containing three blue pills later identified as Xanax for which Williams could not provide a prescription.

There was no injury reported in the crash and Williams was cited for failure to control.



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