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August 15, 2013
Salem News


- Katrina Phillis, of the 300 block of East Seventh Street, reported at 9:51 a.m. Wednesday that she subscribed to a magazine from a door-to-door salesman in June and has not received the subscription as promised within 30 days. With the paperwork given to her, she's unable to determine the appropriate person who scammed her. She wanted it documented to help others avoid the same mistake. She was told to call police if anyone attempts the same type of sale in the future without a visible city permit.

- An audible alarm was reported at 5:23 a.m. Wednesday at a business in the 100 block of East State Street, with the exterior found secure. Another alarm for the same business sounded at 5:50 a.m. with the same result.

- A domestic was reported at 10:15 p.m. Tuesday in the 500 block of East Third Street, but what officers found was the neighbors watching a movie with the volume extremely loud.

- A domestic was reported at 9:45 p.m. Tuesday in the 1100 block of Orchard Bend Lane. There was no physical violence, but a person destroyed property before fleeing on foot. Police found him and gave him a ride to a friend's home.

- Shelly Morrison, of Cleveland Street, reported at 8:20 p.m. Tuesday that her kids' two bicycles were stolen. This was the second time in the last couple of weeks that someone has taken her kids' bicycles.

- A caller at 8:15 p.m. Tuesday reported a parking complaint on East Seventh Street for a vehicle half on and half off the street. No illegally parked vehicle was found.

- A woman in the 100 block of South Howard Avenue reported at 8:10 p.m. Tuesday that she left home and returned 1 1/2 hours later to find a wet wash cloth on the bathroom sink that was not there before she left. There was no sign of forced entry and no suspicious person in the area.

- Jackson Lane, 34, of 878 Summit St., was charged with operating a vehicle under the influence and reasonable control after his westbound vehicle struck a parked vehicle owned by John Minerd of Columbiana, causing that vehicle to strike another parked vehicle owned by Kaitlyn Waugh of Salineville at 7:06 p.m. Tuesday in the 500 block of East State Street. The report said Lane attempted to drive away before being stopped by pedestrians. He told police he was assaulted after the crash and was told to return for a statement once he's sober.

- A caller at 6:55 p.m. Tuesday reported several juveniles pounding on a storage building for the parks department near the walking trails off of Sunset Boulevard at Waterworth Memorial Park.

- A Minerva woman at 4:09 p.m. Tuesday reported phone harassment occurring while she was in Salem. She was referred to Minerva Police since that's where she lives and that's where the phone is billed.

- A vehicle posted with a 48-hour notice to move on Aug. 10 was towed from the 100 block of South Union Avenue at 2:59 p.m. Tuesday.

- Loud persons were reported at 2:01 p.m. Tuesday in the 600 block of Fair Avenue where two females said they had been arguing most of the day. One voluntarily left.

- Some contractors at a church off of the 100 block of Ohio Avenue reported at 11:21 a.m. Tuesday that people in a light blue car yelled and cursed at them while driving by several times. The car was not found.

- A junk vehicle posted with a warning on Aug. 1 in the 600 block of East Third Street was towed away. The tenants had moved.

- An abandoned bicycle left in the 1000 block of West Perry Street at 10:04 a.m. Tuesday was taken to the police station.


- A West Lincoln Way woman reported at 12:24 a.m. Wednesday her deaf and blind Boston terrier had gotten loose.

- An unknown caller complained about a vacant lot on Sherman Street with overgrown grass and weeds.

- Police were called to the Valley View convenience store at 1:09 p.m. Tuesday because a customer had attempted to pay for $30 worth of gas with a check and the store does not take checks. They wanted a report on file in case he did not come back to pay.

- An East Chestnut Street man reported his son's ATV was stolen from the garage Sunday night.

- An unknown caller reported Tuesday evening a van was parked on Moore Street and Lincoln Way, blocking the view of Lincoln Way for motorists trying to pull out.

- An East Washington Street man reported Tuesday trash has been sitting out for over a month at a vacant home on East Washington Street. Police left a message for the landlord, Wayne Herrod, who said he will clean it up.

- An unknown caller reported following a motorist driving in a reckless manner and swerving on North Market Street at 4 p.m. Tuesday. The license plate came back to a 78-year-old woman, but the officer was unable to locate the vehicle.


- The owner of Elegant Nails, West Friend Street, reported at noon Tuesday an employee got verbal with her and her clients and refused to leave the salon after being told to. Police went to the shop and the owner agreed to let the woman finish her work.

- A state Route 14 resident reported at 7:24 p.m. Tuesday a woman was pounding on their door for ten minutes and wouldn't go away.

- A West Salem Street woman reported at 9:44 p.m. Tuesday that for the past week young men have been ringing her door bell late at night and running away, and they were now throwing things at her front door.

- Police cited Kurtis Blakeslee, 30, Spruce Street, at 10:10 p.m. Tuesday for disorderly conduct on South Main Street.



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