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September 18, 2013
Salem News


- A suspicious person was reported at 4:06 a.m. Tuesday in the 100 block of West State Street where officers located a man sleeping next to a business. He said he had nowhere to go until the morning. He was told his options and left.

- An officer on patrol at 12:40 a.m. Tuesday saw a suspicious vehicle parked at a closed business in the 900 block of East State Street and made contact with the male driver. He said he was having electrical problems with his vehicle. He was able to get the car started a few minutes later and left the area.

- Police were dispatched at 6:47 p.m. Monday to the 2500 block of Lexington Avenue for a fight between two juveniles. Officers spoke with both of the parents of the juveniles who said they worked things out and did not want to pursue the matter further. Officers were told the two juveniles were horse-playing and an older juvenile stepped in to stand up for one of the other juveniles. The older male kicked the other juvenile in the stomach area. Medical attention was refused.

- An officer on patrol at 5:42 p.m. Monday in the 1900 block of Fairview Court saw a person who appeared to be soliciting door-to-door. The officer made contact and the man said he was soliciting for Time Warner Cable. He did not have a permit on his person nor was there any notice at the police department that Time Warner Cable had secured a permit with city hall. The man was told of the permit requirement and where he could obtain one. He ceased further soliciting and left the area.

- Lois McFarland, 77, of Kennedy Drive, was cited for assured clear distance after the eastbound car she was driving failed to assure clear distance and hit the rear of an eastbound car driven by Candy Armstrong, 43, of South Lundy Avenue, who was stopped on West State Street at the intersection of Ellsworth Avenue at 3:46 p.m. Monday. Armstrong was taken to Salem Community Hospital by KLG with non-incapacitating injuries. The Salem Fire Department also responded.


- Police responded to the 1800 block of Depot Road at 11:40 p.m. Monday for a report of barking dogs. The caller said the dogs were at Alchemy Acres but she just wanted the area checked. Police checked the area and were unable to find anything that would cause the dogs to be barking. The owner could not be contacted.

- A caller at 6:25 p.m. Monday asked police to respond to the 1300 block of West State Street for a possible theft. The person spoke with police about a couple of people entering a sibling's residence while they were in the hospital. The case is under investigation.

- A woman in the 1300 block of West State Street called at 5:17 p.m. Monday to report an unruly juvenile. She told police her son was being very aggressive towards her and his siblings by striking and choking everyone in the residence. Police saw red marks/bruises on the siblings and the woman consistent with the allegations. Juvenile court was contacted and told police that the Tobin detention center would not take the juvenile due to them not being 12 years of age. The respite officer for the juvenile was contacted and made arrangements for the juvenile to stay with the respite officer for the night.

- Police and Goshen Township officers responded to the area of state Route 45 and West Pine Lake Road at 3:50 p.m. Monday for a report of a horse loose on the road. Police found that the horse was secured at a local church by two good Samaritans. Police held the horse until the owner arrived.

- Malcolm Newson, 47, of Cleveland, was cited for driving under license forfeiture suspension after a traffic stop at 12:28 p.m. Monday in the 1200 block of Benton Road/state Route 14. Police also found two active warrants out of Cleveland for failure to appear against Newson, but the agencies entering the warrants did not want him. He was taken to Circle K on West State Street and dropped off. The vehicle was towed from the scene, with a hold placed for a valid driver.


- A state Route 14 woman requested police assistance at 7:36 a.m. Monday while she confronted someone who did lawn damage to her property.

- A Columbiana Boiler employee reported at 7:36 a.m. Monday someone threw gravel at the building and damaged the stucco.

- A woman reported at 10:14 a.m. Monday a white freight truck hit a pole and pulled down lines on South Middle Street and continued on. Police stood by while the electric crew made repairs.

- A Dutch Village Inn employee reported at 11:50 a.m. Monday a vehicle was parked in the alley between the Inn and Rite Aid.

- Kathleen Hum, Columbiana, was backing onto East Friend Street at 11:52 a.m. Monday and struck a parked vehicle owned by Mary McFall, Salem. Hum was cited for improper backing.

- The Morning Journal reported at 1:35 p.m. Monday they terminated an employee that morning and he has been going around taking out the customers' paper tubes and not returning them to the office.

- Carly Williams, Leetonia, was backing from a parking space in the Columbiana High School lot at 2:49 p.m. Monday and collided with a vehicle driven by Alexis Schnarrenberger, Columbiana, who was backing from another space. No citations were issued.

- Chelsea Logan, Parkview Drive, reported fraud at 3 p.m. Monday.



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