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September 5, 2013
Salem News


- A Columbiana man reported at 11:36 a.m. Wednesday that his ex-girlfriend took his keys out of his unlocked vehicle Tuesday night at Centennial Park, but he did not report it at the time. He said she has clothing at his residence, but would not come to get it and took the keys so they had to meet. She told police she wants the belongings back and he refused to meet with her. She gave back the keys and he was to return the belongings to her residence in Salem.

- City Housing Inspector Dan Rice reported at 11:13 a.m. Wednesday that he placed a 10-day tow notice on two junk vehicles at a Newgarden Avenue property and the vehicle still had not been moved. One vehicle was towed, but the second one could not be accessed. The resident said the property would be cleaned, allowing access to the second vehicle on Friday.

- A caller at 11:08 a.m. Wednesday reported a vehicle parked in front of a fire hydrant in a no parking zone in the area of East State Street. The vehicle was gone when police arrived.

- An officer on patrol at 9:51 a.m. Wednesday found a man sleeping on a picnic table at Waterworth Memorial Park. He was told about a recent complaint of him living at the park and was provided information for assistance.

- A woman on South Lincoln Avenue reported at 9:38 a.m. Wednesday that she found multiple unauthorized withdrawals from her bank debit card account out of state on Tuesday and Wednesday.

- Police were called at 9:31 a.m. Wednesday to check on three people sitting on a picnic table in the 300 block of North Lundy Avenue. One person was found, was checked for warrants and then left on foot.

- Police at 8:34 a.m. Wednesday investigated a complaint of a vehicle parked in the lane of travel in the parking lot at Eastgate Plaza. The vehicle was moved.

- Lana Billiter, of the 200 block of East Fourth Street, called at 4:26 a.m. Wednesday regarding suspicious people or a noise of someone breaking into a garage or noise from a garbage truck. Officers found a garbage truck had just gone by.

- Officers were asked at 2:46 a.m. Wednesday to check on a woman in the 100 block of North Lincoln Avenue for an intoxicated person report. A taxi arrived to take her home.

- A caller at 1:16 a.m. Wednesday reported an intoxicated driver left a residence on Jennings Avenue in a blue Saturn Vue. The vehicle could not be found.

- Loud persons were reported at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday on Fairview Avenue, but all was found quiet.

- An intoxicated person report was filed at 11:27 p.m. Tuesday in the 400 block of East State Street. Officers found two people sitting in a vehicle in front of a business. A cab was contacted and they were supposed to be transported to Western Reserve Camp Ground. At 1:06 a.m., the male flagged down an officer and said his girlfriend got out of the cab and left in her vehicle. He attempted to follow, but wasn't able. A cab was called again to take him to the campground.

- A dog was reported barking at 11:23 p.m. Tuesday at East Fourth Street and School Street, but no dog was heard.

- A woman in the 500 block of Walnut Street reported at 11:22 p.m. Tuesday that someone known to her had been at her residence and threatened her. She was told her options.

- A vehicle with a loud exhaust was reported at 11 p.m. Tuesday in the 300 block of Fair Avenue, but was not found.

- Police were called at 7:32 p.m. Tuesday to an apartment building in the 1000 block of North Lincoln Avenue to check on a woman who called about ongoing problems with her live-in boyfriend. The two had a verbal dispute, with no evidence of physical violence or injury. He left for the night and she was told her options.

- Sue Enterline, of the 200 block of West Wilson Street, reported at 7:32 p.m. Tuesday a chair was removed from her front porch. The suspect a few residences down said he had the owner's permission to take the chair, which had previously been damaged and he planned to repair it before returning it. The owner was told to call police if he fails to return it.

- Police responded to Newgarden Avenue and Liberty Street regarding a complaint at 7:27 p.m. Tuesday of persons soliciting. The man was located in the 900 block of Liberty Street and did not have a solicitor's permit. He was told to stop until securing the proper paperwork from the city.

- A woman in the 700 block of West State Street reported at 6:29 p.m. Tuesday that a known female continues to call her number after being told not to call. Police contacted her and told her to stop.

- A cell phone was found in the middle of the street on East Third Street between North Lincoln Avenue and Vine Avenue at 5:19 p.m. Tuesday. The screen was shattered, with the phone placed in lost and found.

- A caller at 4:56 p.m. Tuesday reported a suspicious vehicle parked on the 1200 block of East Third Street for a few days and nobody seemed to know the vehicle. A family member of the owner was contacted and said it would be moved.

- A man from Georgetown Road came to the station at 4:05 p.m. Tuesday to turn in a $15 prepaid debit card his daughter found. The card had expired in 2011 and was disposed of since it's no longer valid.


- An officer and EMT Ambulance responded at 5:42 a.m. Wednesday to Circle K South on South Lincoln Avenue where an employee tripped and fell into a display. The worker was taken to Salem Community Hospital.

- A reckless vehicle was reported at 11:11 p.m. Tuesday westbound on U.S. Route 62 and last seen at state Route 165. An officer checked the area and found the vehicle parked in the owner's driveway.

- A female juvenile was taken into custody and charged for a truancy/probation violation and taken to the Tobin juvenile detention center after her mother called at 7:42 p.m. Tuesday to report an unruly juvenile. She had not returned home and was violating her probation as she had done before. The arrest was made after police conferred with the juvenile prosecutor.

- Police responded to the 1100 block of Prospect Street at Salem Acres for a report at 7:20 p.m. Tuesday of a male solicitor going door-to-door in the neighborhood. He told police he was talking with residents about their electric bills and how his company could save them money on their monthly bills. He was told to stop before nightfall.

- A barking dog was reported at 1:59 p.m. Tuesday in the 1300 block of Andrew Avenue. A neighbor told police the dog is barking all the time, but from inside the residence.

- Louis Grande, of the 1800 block of South Lincoln Avenue, reported at 12:02 p.m. Tuesday that copper wiring was being taken from his residence. He believed it to be from renters he had to evict through the courts. Police will check local scrap yards to see if the copper wire was turned in.

- Police were called for wires down in the area of state Route 9 and the bypass at 10:42 a.m. Tuesday. The wires were found in the 1800 block of Newgarden Avenue and appeared to be cable wires which had been placed in the yard. A neighbor reported seeing a large truck hauling a large box-like container turn around in a drive possibly catching the wires.


- A caller reported a pickup pulling a horse trailer was all over the road on Lincoln Way at 9:20 p.m. Saturday. Police caught up with the driver, 77-year-old Perry Bailey III, who was cited for driving under suspension and expired trailer plates.

- A caller reported two vehicles were stopped at the intersection of Moore Street and Lincoln Way at 10:43 p.m. Aug. 27, and she suspects there may be trouble because the occupants were outside the vehicles. The suspects were yelling at each other, but everyone was calm by the time police arrived and they were told to be on their way.

- A woman who lives on North Market Street reported there was a male at her door, which is located across the street from the police department, and he was soliciting sex from her and two other females at 8:46 p.m. Aug. 26. Police spoke with the man, who said he knocked on the door to ask if he could park in back and never meant to scare anyone.

- Two people were reportedly inside the fence at the former county welfare department office, which is to be demolished, at 1:40 p.m. Monday, but no one was found there by the time police arrived. A door was found open and police searched the building but did not find anyone inside, and arrangements were made to lock the gate.

- David Mann, Maple Street, reported he spent Monday at a friend's home and returned Tuesday to find his home had been entered, and money and a bottle of percocet were missing. There was no sign his home had been broken into, and the door was found unlocked when Mann returned home.

- Amanda Wilson, East Lincoln Way, reported Tuesday that when Corey Miller arrived to retrieve his belongings he was accompanied by Missy Gentry, who started to yell. Wilson said she closed the door and Miller kicked it, breaking the chain lock.


- A Union Street woman reported at 1 a.m. Tuesday she was hearing noises around her home and believed there was a prowler. Police checked but found no one.

- Someone reported at 6:38 a.m. Tuesday the windows were spray painted at an East Railroad Street business.

- Someone reported at 12:15 a.m. Tuesday a man was in the Post Office lobby. Police found the man and warned him for criminal trespass.

- Jeff Seidner, West Friend Street, reported at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday he works for the Morning Journal and that on Monday a man solicited the Park Courts Apartments attempting to sell subscriptions to the Morning Journal and the Vindicator as part of a college tuition program. Seidner said the paper has no such program and the man did not represent the business. He said all residences solicited refused the offer and no one lost money.

- Kimberly Alvaraz, West Park Avenue, reported fraud at 12:43 p.m. Tuesday.

- The Cash Land manager reported at 1 p.m. Wednesday an employee stole cash from the business.

- The Salem Police Department requested at 1:27 p.m. Wednesday police be on the lookout for a silver Jeep eastbound on state Route 14 as the occupants had just stolen three TVs from Walmart.

- Tom Mackall reported at 1:47 p.m. Wednesday batteries were stolen from construction vehicles on Royal Birkdale Drive behind the Prima Healthcare center.



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