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August 29, 2013
Salem News


- A man in the 500 block of Franklin Avenue contacted police at 3:49 a.m. Wednesday to report an ongoing problem with a neighbor harassing him. An officer spoke to the neighbor who denied it. Both sides were told to cease contact.

- Police responded to the 600 block of Cherry Street at 3:05 a.m. Wednesday regarding possible shots fired. The area was found quiet.

- An officer on patrol at 11:26 p.m. Tuesday saw an SUV parked south of the railroad crossing off of the edge of the road near the railroad substation on South Ellsworth Avenue, noting the lights were off and it appeared occupied. Upon checking, the occupant was a railroad employee.

- A woman in the 900 block of East Sixth Street reported at 10:13 p.m. Tuesday that the female juvenile she was letting stay there was not listening to her and was screaming outside, disturbing the neighbors. The juvenile was told to calm down for the evening.

- Police were called at 9:12 p.m. Tuesday to the 500 block of Woodland Avenue for an unruly juvenile who did not want to listen to her parents and go to bed. The unruly juvenile law was explained to her and she agreed to listen to her parents.

- An alarm was reported on Pearce Circle at 7:45 p.m. Tuesday, with the exterior of a home found secure.

- A white GMC SUV was issued a parking citation after a caller at 7:01 p.m. Tuesday reported a parking complaint in the 800 block of Superior Avenue where the vehicle was parked in a no parking zone, leaving one lane of travel for vehicles entering Waterworth Memorial Park.

- A domestic dispute was reported at 6:22 p.m. Tuesday at Newgarden Avenue and West Wilson Street where both parties told an officer it was just an argument over personal issues. The male said he would leave for awhile.

- A caller at 5:46 p.m. Tuesday reported a dog in a car unattended in the Walmart parking lot on East State Street. The vehicle was found and both back windows were halfway down and both front windows were down over an inch. The animal appeared okay.

- Police responded to the 100 block of East Third Street at 5:34 p.m. Tuesday regarding a dispute over access to a residence where a man said his wife, whom he was separated from, tried to throw him out. He had moved back in and she was told she would have to evict him and he had a legal right to access until he moved his things out or the eviction was complete.

- A reckless driver was reported at 5:04 p.m. Tuesday on Southeast Boulevard and Franklin Avenue. The light blue conversion van could not be found.

- Sean Kavinsky of the Sleepy Hollow Sleep Shop, 2524 E. State St., reported at 3:55 p.m. Tuesday that someone shot the glass windows in the front of the business. The damage was consistent with a BB or pellet striking the glass.

- Eric Farkas, of North Ellsworth Avenue, reported at 2:24 p.m. Tuesday that his cell phone was stolen from downstairs in the children's section of the Salem Public Library on Aug. 14. He filed a report with the library and the phone has not been located.

- An officer spoke with a woman at 12:25 p.m. Tuesday regarding a situation with her estranged husband threatening to break into her apartment. The report said he'll be contacted and told he's not welcome, but can pick up his belongings.

- An officer responded to the 900 block of Jones Drive at 1:11 p.m. Tuesday regarding a man who urinated outside. People working in the area were contacted and told about the complaint.

- Police responded with a juvenile diversion officer to a West 10th Street residence at 11:58 a.m. Tuesday regarding a girl refusing to go to school. The diversion officer spoke to the girl and her mother and she was taken to school.

- Austintown Police advised the department at 11:37 a.m. Tuesday about an unauthorized use of a motor vehicle report that occurred. The vehicle was located at a residence in Salem and a traffic stop was intiated with the driver advised of the complaint. Due to the owner not pursuing charges in Austintown, the vehicle was turned over to the owner.

- An asset protection associate at Walmart on East State Street reported at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday that a former employee entered the store on Sunday evening, selected various items, placed them in a cart and left without paying for them. The incident will be forwarded to the prosecutor's office for a pending theft charge.


- Chantel Shuman, 21, of 36537 Orchard Ct., was cited for driving under drug offense suspension after a traffic stop at 10:35 a.m. Wednesday in the 1900 block of state Route 344. The vehicle was towed and she was picked up by a family member.

- Adam Buckley, 39, of East Liverpool, was cited for driving under child support suspension after a traffic stop at 9:18 a.m. Wednesday in the 1900 block of state Route 344. The vehicle was towed.

- A resident in the 2000 block of Goshen Road reported at 3:54 p.m. Tuesday that someone known to them entered their property overnight and let the air out of the tires of three vehicles parked in the drive. The complainant did not have proof of the allegations. The report said the complainant was not happy with the officers and asked them to leave.

- Barbara Silvers, 56, of 7443 Spillway Road, Lisbon, was cited for assured clear distance after her vehicle struck the rear of a tractor trailer driven by Shawn Haines, 30, of Kirtland, who was northbound on Depot Road and stopped to prepare to turn west onto Marion Avenue at 10:20 a.m. Tuesday.


- Police were called to a business on North Main Street at 9:33 a.m. Tuesday after telephone lines to the building were knocked out. A semi-truck unloading at Subway pulled them down..

- A South Middle Street resident reported at 1:06 p.m. Tuesday she left a computer with Brad Weber, South Middle Street, to fix last October, but he has not returned her calls. Police contacted Weber who said he would return the computer by Monday.

- A caller at 2:36 p.m. Tuesday reported the South Main crossing gates going up and down non-stop. Police advised the caller to contact Norfolk-Southern.

- Police arrived at Joshua Dixon Elementary at 2:41 p.m. Tuesday regarding an abandoned child at the school. The matter was handled by the school and Children Services.

- Susan Scheiben, Heck Road, New Springfield, reported a case fraud 6:15 p.m. Tuesday.

- Police were called to South Main near the Laundromat at 7:42 p.m. Tuesday after two males were riding their bicycles in the middle of the road. Police checked but did not see them.


- Police were called to a home on North Street at 7:51 p.m. Tuesday to stand by while an ambulance crew transported a man who was found unresponsive by his mother.

- Police went to a home on Sherman Street at 5 p.m. Tuesday to provide the homeowner a copy of the law prohibiting chickens from being kept in village limits. The homeowner was warned to get rid of the chickens or risk being cited.

- Police were called to the county mental health center at 5:15 p.m. Monday to stand by while a client was transported by ambulance to the hospital.

- Dominic Stacey reported Aug. 21 he has a protection order against Tracey Wright but she continues to call him and threatens to have him beat up.

- Street department employee Patti Dailey was at Willow Grove Park on Tuesday morning when she backed a village pickup truck into another village truck, damaging the hood and front end.



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