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July 30, 2013
Salem News


- A Salem woman came to the police station at 2:24 p.m. Monday to report she attends school in the area and has been getting harassed by a teacher. An investigation is pending.

- City Council President Mickey Cope Weaver called at 1:57 p.m. Monday to report two solicitors were going to businesses in the downtown area and did not have a permit. Officers checked the area and did not find them.

- Police were called at 1:52 p.m. Monday to the 400 block of Arch Street where there were open doors at a residence. The interior was checked and found in order. The doors were shut before officers left and contact will be made with the owner.

- Police responded for a medical reported at 9:52 a.m. Monday on Continental Drive for a man with an obstructed airway. Fire department first responders and KLG Ambulance responded and he was taken to Salem Community Hospital.

- A spokesman for a business in the 400 block of Prospect Street reported at 9:41 a.m. Monday that sometime over the weekend, an unknown vehicle or vehicles ran through freshly planted grass at the rear of the business causing the sod to be rutted with tire tracks.

- An alarm activation was reported at Walgreen's, 2124 E. State St., at 7:33 a.m. Monday. A keyholder arrived and everything was fine.

- A domestic was reported at 6:01 a.m. Monday in the 500 block of Franklin where both parties said they had a verbal argument and agreed to go their separate ways. No physical violence was reported.

- A man in the 1200 block of Beechwood Road reported at 2:44 a.m. Monday that someone knocked on his door and ran away. No one could be found.

- A man on Beechwood Road reported at 1:42 a.m. Monday that two people in dark clothing rang his door bell and fled. They could not be found.

- An anonymous caller at 11:37 p.m. Monday reported several people acting suspicious at Centennial Park off of Oak Street. No one could be found.

- Matthew Custer, 32, of 1258 E. Pershing St., was charged with theft after police were called at 10:35 p.m. Sunday to Walmart, 2875 E. State St., and spoke to a loss prevention officer who reported an employee was detained for alleged theft.

- Police were called at 8:29 p.m. Sunday to the 300 block of West Fifth Street for a well-being check on a woman. Officers spoke with her and her husband and they reported no problems. She said she was being harassed by her ex-husband and that's probably who called.

- Police were called at 6:46 p.m. Sunday to Smith Oil gas station, 968 E. State St., for suspicious activity, possible drug use after a man and woman were seen both entering the men's bathroom located on the outside of the store. An officer made contact with both people involved and no criminal acts were found.

- A man called at 6:31 p.m. Sunday to speak to an officer about an issue concerning visitation of his children. He was told to contact his attorney.

- Michael J. Carlisle, of 462 Franklin Ave., was taken into custody at the corner of Penn Avenue and East State Street at 4:54 p.m. Sunday for an active warrant out of Columbiana County for failure to appear on a breaking and entering charge.

- Herbert W. Lockhart III, 25, of 434 S. Broadway Ave., was taken into custody in the 500 block of East State Street at 4:42 p.m. Sunday for four active warrants out of Columbiana County for failure to appear.

- Roger Chilson, 60 of 1820 Fairview Court, was taken to Salem Community Hospital with possible injuries after a one-vehicle accident at 8:31 a.m. Sunday on Southeast Boulevard at the intersection of Maple Street and South Madison. The report alleged the driver may have suffered a medical problem, with his car running off of the road to the left, through a driveway, up and over an embankment, crossing Maple and Madison and running off the right side of the road into a yard on Southeast Boulevard, barely missing hitting a house. The car then went through a yard on Madison, barely missing a tree in the yard before striking a tree head-on in the front of a Southeast Boulevard property. No citation was issued.


- Township officers assisted Salem Police in looking for a suspicious person in the 1200 block of Beechwood at 2:39 a.m. Monday. The person was described as dressed in black clothing, possibly in a black hooded sweatshirt, ringing a doorbell and running off when the motion light activated at a residence. No one was found.

- A resident of West State Street called at 11:46 p.m. Sunday to report a male between 16 to 19 years old with wavy jet black hair just above the shoulder, wearing a red flannel shirt and riding a bike knocked on their door and was asking for directions to North Lima. The caller said the male looked drunk and that he walked away from the door and left. Police did not find him.

- Two different township police officers saw a man on West Perry Street driving his vehicle in the parking lot of an apartment complex on West Perry Street at 8:50 p.m. Sunday and told him the consequences of driving with a suspended license since his license was suspended.

- Dave G. Crom, of Stewart Road, was cited for driving under suspension after a traffic stop at 8:09 p.m. Sunday on Depot Road/state Route 45.

- Police were called at 3:44 p.m. Sunday to the area of West Perry Street for a loud explosion/possible gunshot. Officers had been called to that area for the same noise multiple times over the past few days with nothing found. The matter was under investigation.

- An anonymous resident in the 1900 block of Countryside Drive reported at 2:14 a.m. Sunday that he saw what he thought was two juveniles in his front yard. When he yelled at them, they ran. Nobody could be located.

- An officer overheard radio traffic from Salem Police that they were being called to Dunkin' Donuts on the east end for a suspicious man last seen walking south on Cunningham Road at 1:02 a.m. Sunday. The township officer was in the area and found the person on Cunningham Road near Shining Tree Lane. He appeared to have been in some sort of altercation and was bleeding from his left hand, advising he was in a fight with a friend and that the friend bit the tip of his left thumb off. KLG Ambulance responded and took him to Salem Community Hospital for treatment.

- An officer on patrol at 9:22 p.m. Saturday saw aerial fireworks being discharged in the 1100 to 1200 block of West Pine Lake Road, made contact with the people and told them to stop or face charges. They decided to stop.

- Police were called at 3:26 p.m. Saturday to Sterling House on South Lincoln Avenue where a representative reported an employee discovered a broken window on the facility's transportation bus, which had been parked in the parking lot parallel to the road. The report said the damage occurred sometime in the past week by an unknown object striking one of the left rear windows facing the road.

- Police responded to the 300 block of Plymouth Place for a custody dispute at 1:20 p.m. Saturday. Both parties agreed to work out their custody arrangement on their own and were warned of the consequences if police had to return.

- Police assisted the Columbiana County Sheriff's Office with a suicidal male in the Butler Mobile trailer park on Salem-Alliance Road at 12:58 p.m. Saturday. Damascus transported the male to Alliance Community Hospital.

- A barking dog was reported at 5:13 a.m. Saturday on Andrew Avenue. Police were unable to contact the owner after repeated knocks on the door and ringing of the doorbell, leaving a copy of the township ordinance on the owner's vehicle.

- Jose Pedro Nicolas, whose address was not listed, was cited for driving without a license after a traffic stop at 11:58 p.m. Friday at Depot Road and Snyder Road.


- Seth D. Brown, 19, 47070 state Route 46, New Waterford, was arrested at 1:20 p.m. Thursday on an active warrant out of the department for failure to appear.

- Johnathan Post, 25, New Waterford, was arrested at 8:57 a.m. Friday on active warrants out of the Columbiana County Sheriff's Office after being observed by a patrolling officer aware of the warrants.

- A Columbia Street woman reported on station at 12:45 p.m. Sunday that she had been receiving threatening text messages from people she knows.


- A West Woodland Avenue man reported at 11:44 a.m. Friday someone dumped an old couch in the back yard of his rental unit. Police found part of a sectional couch that had been placed behind his garage.

- Police went to a Stanton Avenue home at 4:10 p.m. Friday for a garage alarm. Police found the garage to be secured.

- A woman reported at 6:44 p.m. Friday someone driving a white Grand Am went through the traffic circle at a high rate of speed and around two vehicles that were stopped there. Police checked the area but did not find the car.

- Someone reported at 4:46 p.m. a hay baler was on fire at Kelly Park on Fairfield School Road.

- A West Railroad Street resident reported at 11 p.m. Friday they received harassing phone calls.

- A Terre Verde woman reported at 11:10 p.m. Friday someone she knows was menacing her.

- A woman reported at 11:55 p.m. Friday a dog was barking on Hawkins Lane.

- Someone reported at 12:53 a.m. Saturday three boys were shining lights on passing cars. Police checked the area but did not see the boys.

- Someone reported at 1 a.m. Saturday solar lights were found broken on South West Street.

- A man reported at 12:20 p.m. Saturday two train cars on the Norfolk Southern railroad track appeared to be leaking. Police determined some plastic pellets were spilled during a changeover and there were no problems.

- A West Friend Street woman reported at 3:48 p.m. Saturday lawn ornaments were damaged in that area.

- The fire department was sent to Columbiana Manor apartments at 8:11 p.m. Saturday for a report of a dumpster on fire.


- A man reported at 6:49 p.m. Thursday a woman living in a rental property he owns on Maple Street told him a man she doesn't know has been hanging around her house. The woman said the man was walking a cat on a leash. Police found the man and warned him to stay off the property.


- Mohammed K. Abed, 21, 647 W. Wilson St., Salem, was cited for driving under suspension and speed following a traffic stop on state Route 14 at state Route 165 at 1:48 a.m. Saturday.

- Shawn P. Davner, 30, 2695 Speidel Road, Hanoverton, was arrested for criminal trespassing after officers responded to a Fifth Street, Beloit, apartment complex at 2:28 a.m. Monday from which he had previously been warned to stay away. Davner was allegedly yelling at and arguing with his girlfriend from the hall and parking lot outside the apartment where she was staying.



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