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August 1, 2013
Salem News


- Brian F. Meeks, 45, of 411 Plymouth Place, was transported to Salem Community Hospital after being injured in a one-vehicle accident at 7:50 p.m. Tuesday on North Lincoln Avenue near the U.S. Route 62 four-lane. The report said Meeks was southbound in his 1967 Chevy Camaro on North Lincoln Avenue and lost control due to a vehicle defect, driving off of the right side of the road, striking a guardrail, a mailbox, a ditch and then a tree. No citation was issued and the vehicle was towed from the scene.

- Police were called to the 1100 block of Prospect Street at 1:48 a.m. Tuesday for a possible domestic dispute. An officer spoke with a woman who said her child's father was yelling at her and she wanted him to leave the residence. He told the officer he was trying to sleep and she was bothering him. He was told he would have to leave and called for a ride.

- A resident in the 1200 block of Beechwood Road called at 10:14 a.m. Monday to report locating footprints in the backyard, but said nothing appeared damaged or missing from the property. Salem Police received a call the evening before regarding two suspicious people around a residence across the street who fled before police arrived.


- Police responded to a city residence at 2:33 p.m. Wednesday to speak with a 16-year-old boy who wanted to know what could be done about his mother not giving him his SSI money. It was explained to him that she is his guardian and she has control over how the money is spent even if she is in East Liverpool and he is living in Salem.

- Police responded to the 100 block of South Ellsworth Avenue at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday for a domestic, with a woman reporting she resides on West Pershing Street with her boyfriend and they had a verbal dispute and he struck her in the stomach and head. The boyfriend was contacted and denied any physical confrontation and wanted her out of the residence. She refused to provide a statement or cooperate once the domestic violence laws were explained. With no evidence of physical violence, no arrests were made. She gathered her personal belongings and left.

- Police checked at 2:12 p.m. Wednesday for a loud explosion and power outage near Woodland Avenue. The traffic signal at Ohio and Pershing was out and flares placed for a temporary four-way stop until the power was restored. A transformer near Reilly Stadium blew and Ohio Edison responded.

- A caller at 1:47 p.m. Wednesday reported a truck with an unsecure load weaving in traffic moving west on State Street near the Elks building in the 600 block of East State Street. The truck was found with no violations seen.

- A woman in the 600 block of Franklin Avenue reported at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday that she received text messages from a person known to her via a friend's cell phone and on Facebook. The messages were threatening her employment at her workplace, with the person saying she was going to have her fired. She reported it to her employer who told her to file a police report. An officer was contacting the other person to tell her to stop her actions.

- Officers assisted the Columbiana County Sheriff's Office at various addresses in the city Wednesday morning with warrant checks, with a man and woman taken into custody by deputies in the 600 block of Sharp Avenue.

- Police were called at 9:27 a.m. Wednesday to the 600 block of South Union Avenue for a young girl found walking down the street without supervision. A resident said she brought the girl inside and called police. As officers arrived, the father arrived in the area looking for the child and they were reunited.

- Philip T. Saunders, 54, of North Benton, was cited for failure to yield at 5:51 a.m. Wednesday after his southbound vehicle on South Broadway Avenue entered the intersection at Pershing and failed to yield to a westbound vehicle driven by Jackie Wright who was already in the intersection.

- An alarm was reported at 5:48 a.m. Wednesday in the 1600 block of South Lincoln Avenue where a delivery person said the front door was unlocked. The interior was checked and found secure and the keyholder arrived and was told about the unlocked door.

- Police responded to a vehicle/deer accident at 5:46 a.m. Wednesday in the 1700 block of Pennsylvania Avenue where a vehicle driven by John Fullum, 45, of Beloit, was struck by a deer.

- A dog was reported loose at 1:03 a.m. Wednesday on South Union Avenue and found in the front yard of a Washington Avenue residence . The homeowner said the dog got out when her son took out the garbage. She said they would take better care of the situation.

- An officer on patrol at 12:58 a.m. Wednesday in the 1900 block of East State Street saw a distraught woman walking with a child and made contact. The woman said she had a verbal dispute with her live-in boyfriend and she was on her way to a friend's house. She and the child were given a ride to the residence.

- Tammy Souers, 44, whose last known address was West Pershing Street, was taken into custody at 9:19 p.m. Tuesday at Fernangle's Tavern for an active warrant for passing bad checks.

- Police responded to a deer/vehicle accident at 9:05 p.m. Tuesday in the 2400 block of East State Street near Sleepy Hollow Sleep Shop where Michelle Wiff, 31, of Leetonia, was eastbound when a deer crossed the road and struck the driver side of the vehicle.

- The fire department requested an officer respond to the 200 block of West Wilson Street at 7:44 p.m. Tuesday for an intoxicated man interfering with them while they were attending to another man. Upon arrival, officers were told the man left and the other man had been transported by an ambulance to a hospital.

- An alarm was reported at 7:19 p.m. Tuesday in the 1000 block of East State Street. The exterior was checked and appeared secure.

- A barking dog was reported at 6:51 p.m. Tuesday in the area of Sharp Avenue and Prospect Street, with the source located on Prospect and a warning tag left for the resident, who was later contacted and said the dogs were taken in for the night.

- An unruly juvenile was reported at 6:11 p.m. Tuesday in the 900 block of East Sixth Street where a man said his juvenile son was being unruly and causing a disturbance. The boy was told the consequences and said he would stop.

- Police were called at 5:43 p.m. Tuesday to East Fourth Street and Hawley Avenue for an unknown problem which turned out to be a verbal dispute with no threats or violence. All parties left.

- A woman in the 900 block of Park Avenue reported at 5:42 p.m. Tuesday that she was receiving harassing text messages from an unknown phone number for the past month and now she's receiving the same type of messages from a different unknown phone number.

- A parking ticket was issued at 5 p.m. Tuesday for a vehicle parked on the sidewalk in the 300 block of North Broadway Avenue.

- A barking dog was reported at 3:27 p.m. Tuesday in the 800 block of East Third Street, but wasn't found.

- Police were called at 3:10 p.m. Tuesday to check on a possible injured woman with her arm in a sling on the ground near Park and Southeast Boulevard. The woman said she was okay and was waiting for a relative.

- A man from Washington Avenue came to the police station at 2:45 p.m. Tuesday to report he was involved in a domestic dispute with his mother at her residence on East Third Street. He reported she became angry over a question and slapped him in the face twice and her dog jumped on him scratching him four times. He declined to pursue charges but wanted it documented.

- An alarm was checked out at 2:14 p.m. Tuesday in the 200 block of South Lundy Avenue where the exterior of a business was found secure.

- An intoxicated driver was reported at 12:57 p.m. Tuesday on West State Street, but was not located.

- A Leetonia woman reported at 11:45 a.m. Tuesday that she was in the drive-thru line at Dunkin' Donuts/Baskin Robbins, 2823 E. State St., on Saturday when another vehicle pulled up against her bumper. She said witnesses said he was and he claimed he wasn't and when she told him he was, he became angry and pushed his vehicle up against her bumper causing minor damage, then sped out of the parking lot after maneuvering around other vehicles without giving any information. The vehicle was described as a white Chevy SUV driven by an older man with gray hair.

- Police were called at 11:23 a.m. Tuesday for loud persons at Sharp Avenue and Wilson Street, but could not locate any problems.

- A woman on Lexington Avenue reported at 10:35 a.m. Tuesday that she was being harassed by an unknown male via a social media website and she wanted it documented. She blocked him from the site and has not heard anything further in the past week.


- A Brenda Lane man reported at 8:22 a.m. Tuesday two yards on East Friend Street were not being mowed.

- Police received an open ended call from a Washington Street home at 3:26 p.m. Tuesday and heard a man and woman screaming and threatening each other. Police went to the home to diffuse the situation and the two said they did not know the phone line had been open. Police went back to the home at 3:58 p.m. because the two were continuing to yell at one another. The woman then decided to leave.

- James Billock reported at 4:48 p.m. Tuesday someone has been dumping trash in the dumpster at his business on South Main Street. Police told the people to remove the trash and refrain from further dumping.

- Police told four kids walking on the Youngstown and Southern railroad tracks at 8:44 p.m. Tuesday to get off the tracks.

- A man reported at 10:43 p.m. Tuesday he had just passed through the 850 block of Fairfield Avenue and it was full of smoke. Police checked the area but did not see any smoke.

- Police responded to an alarm drop at Das Dutch Haus at 11:35 p.m. Tuesday and recovered a motorcycle reported stolen out of Hancock County, W.Va. James Boyles, 42, New Cumberland, W.Va., was charged with receiving stolen property and taken to the Mahoning County Jail.


- A highway patrol trooper reported a cow was loose in the area where Route 164 and Route 517 intersect at 9:23 p.m. Tuesday, but police were unable to locate the creature.

- Police were asked Tuesday to investigate a situation involving a vehicle CAT Auto had given to a man and he had yet to return the vehicle.

- A lifeguard at the village swimming pool called for police at 3:19 p.m. Tuesday because there was group of people screaming at the basketball court and it appeared as if it was going to escalate into a fight.


A resident in the 36000 block of Perry Grange Road advised Constable Dan Valentine at 10:29 a.m. Sunday that his neighbor has been constantly shooting his gun excessively and it is very loud and annoying. The matter is under investigation.



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