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September 17, 2013
Salem News

- Lori Foster, West Main Street, Salineville, reported at 12:23 a.m. Monday she returned to her home accompanied by her daughter in time to see a man run behind the house. Deputies checked the area, but did not see anyone. Foster told deputies her son was sleeping inside the house with his children, but were not answering the phone. Deputies stepped inside and found the home infested with cockroaches. Deputies explained to Foster's daughter that the home is unsanitary to have her children stay there and she decided to take them back home to Malvern. Children Services was notified about the condition of the home.

- A medical alarm brought police to a home on Church Street, New Waterford, at 5:58 a.m. Sunday. Neighbors said there was an alarm and light going off in an elderly woman's apartment, but she would not answer the door. Unable to reach someone with a key, deputies kicked in the door and found Louise Hudson asking for help and on the floor of the bedroom. An ambulance was summoned.

- While searching an inmate, Sara Jackson, 22, West Pershing Street, Salem, to book her in the county jail at 1:10 a.m. Monday, guards reportedly found she had a live .308 rifle round in her purse and a marijuana pipe. The items were confiscated.

- The son of Fred Tomlinson, Smith Road, Negley, reported at 3:10 p.m. Thursday he came home from school and noticed a window broken in his home along with the blinds moved. Deputies found the side door to the residence ajar and the window next to the door pried open. Deputies cleared the house to make certain no one was still inside and then allowed Fred and his son inside, where they discovered six firearms missing from the gun safe and $105 missing from two locations in the house.

- Sophie Grubb, a caregiver with American Health, Beard Road, East Palestine, reported Thursday that on Tuesday Daniel Lucido, a man she cares for, left home and she was unaware of where he had gone. Deputies spoke with his brother, who also had not heard from him. Lucido's roommate told deputies he had a cold for three days and told him he was going to Trumbull Memorial Hospital in Warren. Deputies contacted that hospital and Salem Community Hospital, but he had not been there. A missing persons report was filed. Grubb called deputies on Friday to report the man had been found at Heritage Valley Hospital in Pennsylvania.

- Michele Burge, Country Video, reported at 5:48 p.m. Friday a man rented four movies from the store and did not return them. Deputies contacted Salineville police, who went to the address listed on the account, but no one was there.

- Deputies went to an accident reported on U.S. Route 30 just west of County Home Road at 5:17 p.m. Saturday, where they found an unoccupied vehicle in the ditch. Deputies checked the area for the driver, but did not find anyone. The highway patrol handled the crash.

- Someone at Clewell's Landing Campground in Hanover Township reported at 7:04 p.m. Saturday a man, who recently had brain surgery and was reportedly not taking his medication as directed, was talking about harming himself. The man voluntarily agreed to go with KLG to St. Elizabeth Hospital in Youngstown.

- Nancy Hawkins, Kirk Road, Columbiana, reported at 1:54 p.m. Sunday a suspicious motorcycle was sitting on the road. Before deputies arrived, Hawkins called back to report the motorcycle may have been broken down, because someone loaded it up in a truck and took it away.

- Crystal Gorby, East Taggart Street, East Palestine, reported at 12:47 p.m. Sunday her lock on her storage shed at SR 14 Storage was broken off, but the lock provided by the storage facility was still intact.

- Sue Kinser, Main Street, Homeworth, reported at 10:47 a.m. Sunday someone put black paint on her vehicle's fender while it was parked in front of her house.

- Sandra Wilson, Depot Street, Rogers, reported at 9:07 a.m. Saturday someone took a three-wheeled Cushman cart from her rental property on Walnut Street in Rogers. The vehicle has a gas-powered engine and headlights. A neighbor told deputies he saw the Cushman leave the yard at about 8 p.m. after dark. He saw it nearly crash a couple times while it was driven through a couple yards and he heard two male voices yelling at each other. The vehicle then went east on state Route 154. Another neighbor told deputies he came outside and saw the vehicle sitting at the end of his driveway with the four-way flashers on, but did not see who was driving it because it was dark. It turned east onto state Route 154. Deputies checked the area.

- Terry Gott, Center Drive, Homeworth, reported at 10:37 a.m. Friday her mother has been sending harassing messages in the mail with no return address. Deputies contacted Gott's brother, who said his mother had sent Gott a letter asking her to please stop spreading rumors about her. Deputies told him to have his mother stop.

- Russ Williams, Beech Street, Hanoverton, reported at 2 a.m. Friday he saw what looked like flashlights in the interior of a neighbor's house. Deputies checked the house and found the outside light is flickering, which appeared as Williams reported.

- John Barrett, state Route 518, Lisbon, reported at 11:07 a.m. Friday a neighbor has been walking through his yard, including on Friday when 10 minutes after he asked his neighbor to stop, the neighbor walked back through.

- At 3:38 p.m. on Sept. 12, the mother, father and stepmother of a 17-year-old Haiti Road, Salineville, girl reported she had not come home. The stepmother had called the girl, who said she did not want to come home and hung up. The mother called her and she claimed she had gone to her 17-year-old boyfriend's home instead of to school and the two had driven five hours to Maryland, got married and came back. After Carroll County deputies went to the boyfriend's house and the girl refused to leave, the prosecutor's office in Columbiana County suggested a runaway warrant should be filed. The girl came home before the warrant was issued.

- Melissa Orr, Speidel Road, Hanoverton, reported at 7:45 p.m. Thursday her son had discovered the two vehicles in their driveway were stolen. The landlord told Orr she saw the van being pulled down her road earlier by a flatbed truck.

- Angela Reese, Water Street, Salineville, reported at 9:28 a.m. Friday a burglary was in progress at the neighbor's house. Neighbors reportedly saw a man, Josh Crooms, climbing into the house through a window at the back of the house. As deputies were walking to the house, the front door opened and a man came out. He was ordered to the ground at gunpoint and handcuffed. Crooms told deputies he lives at the house with his mother. Deputies confirmed with neighbors that Crooms and his mother live in the home. Crooms told deputies he climbed through the window because he has no key. He was released.

- Dottie Cutlip, Parkview Drive, Lisbon, reported gunshots in the area of Guilford Lake at 7:35 a.m. Friday. Deputies saw a small boat with a duck blind around it near one of the islands at the western end of the lake and heard gunshots from the area of the boat. The occupants voluntarily came ashore to meet deputies. The men were duck hunting and had registered with the park office to do so. The type of rounds the men were using should not have carried enough firepower for them to hit shore several hundred feet past the shoreline as was reported.

- While attempting to serve a warrant on Stephen Wesley Bell, 27, North Lincoln Avenue, Salem, he attempted to escape by taking a bicycle at 4:02 p.m. Thursday. He was ordered to stop and crashed in a gravel driveway. Despite being ordered to stay down, Bell reportedly ran and was chased by deputies. He was tased and fell in an alley. Bell was treated at Salem Community Hospital for his injuries.



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