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September 19, 2013
Salem News


- Police responded to the 700 block of Benton Road for a report of phone harassment. The resident reported his ex-wife was continually calling/texting him, he told her to stop and she has not listened. Police left a message for her to stop contact with him.

- Police assisted the Columbiana County Department of Job and Family Services on a welfare check for a juvenile in the 1100 block of Prospect Street. The incident is under investigation.

- Police assisted Goshen Township Police with traffic control after being requested to shut down westbound traffic on U.S. Route 62 at the intersection of state Route 45 due to a traffic crash at the intersection of Duck Creek Road and U.S. Route 62. The road was reopened a short while later.


- A woman from East Pershing Street reported at 1:06 p.m. Wednesday that she found drug paraphernalia in her car after returning home from picking it up. The car had been reported stolen on Sept. 3 and she had to go to a location down south to pick it up. An officer checked her vehicle and found a crack type glass pipe and other material inside. The officer took the items. It was unknown how they got there.

- A woman on West Perry Street reported at 11:43 a.m. Wednesday that she attempted to sell an auto part on Craig's List for $200 and a man texted her and offered to buy the part, sending a check through UPS from a bank in Washington, D.C. The check did not appear authentic and was for $1,950. The man wanted her to use the extra money to give him for the shipping costs, but she did not feel comfortable and reported it to the police as a possible scam. Copies were made of the check and UPS folder and she was told to request the other party have no further contact with her and to shred or cancel the check. She was also told to notify Craig's List of the possible abuse/fraudulent activity. She was not out any money.

- Joseph Hamilton, of East Fourth Street, reported at 8:24 a.m. Wednesday that his vehicle was entered overnight, but nothing appeared to be missing.

- An alarm was reported at 8:01 a.m. Wednesday at Rent-A-Center on East State Street, with the doors found secure and the lights off.

- James Colian Jr., 26, of 922 W. Pershing St., was charged with operating a vehicle under the influence, left of center, display of plates and drug paraphernalia after a traffic stop at 2:07 a.m. Wednesday. He was released on his own recognizance and given a ride home. Additional charges may be pending.

- A domestic was reported at 10:41 p.m. Tuesday in the 600 block of Sharp Avenue where officers found a female resident crying. Her boyfriend had left. She said they had a verbal confrontation, but nothing physical happened and he threatened her. She was going somewhere else for the night.

- A barking dog was reported at 9:40 p.m. Tuesday in the 1200 block of Cleveland Street, but no dogs were heard by police.

- An anonymous caller at 9:24 p.m. Tuesday reported excessively loud music coming from a business in the 200 block of East State Street. A band was found playing, but the music didn't sound any louder than normal. There was no criminal violation.

- Police were called at 8:24 p.m. Tuesday to the 100 block of West Pershing Street for a neighbor dispute. A woman and her husband reported the male neighbor was intoxicated and threatened to physically harm the husband. An officer spoke with the neighbor, who was intoxicated and said he had a verbal dispute with the others. Information will be sent to the prosecutor for review.

- A dispute was reported at 7:17 p.m. Tuesday in the 500 block of Pershing Street. A man found in the area said he was leaving so there would be no more problems. Others involved had already left.

- A domestic was reported at 6:58 p.m. Tuesday in the 200 block of North Lincoln Avenue where parties said there was a verbal dispute over personal issues, but no violence.

- Steven Gifford, 46, of Elberon Ave., was cited for a red light violation after colliding with a vehicle driven by Danielle Freeman, 32, of Kennedy Drive, who had the green light at the intersection of East Pershing Street and South Lincoln Avenue at 6:54 p.m. Tuesday. Gifford's vehicle continued into some shrubs before coming to a stop. The report said Gifford failed to stop for the light that had turned from green to red.

- A woman in the 400 block of Franklin Street reported at 6:42 p.m. Tuesday that two adult males who live next door allegedly chased her 5-year-old daughter as she was walking on the sidewalk in front of their residence. They left before police arrived. An officer will make contact with them.

- Evan Wooding, 26, of 1723 E. Third St., was taken into custody at 6:37 p.m. Tuesday on a warrant for drug paraphernalia.

- Police were called at 6:17 p.m. Tuesday to the area of South Lundy Avenue, East Pershing Street and Franklin for a blonde-haired juvenile riding a bicycle into traffic. Two different callers complained about the incident. The juvenile was not found.

- A juvenile was reported putting rocks in the road in the 300 block of East Seventh Street at 6:06 p.m. Tuesday. An officer moved the rocks and spoke to the juvenile's mother, who said she would take care of the problem.

- Officers at 3:13 and 3:42 p.m. Tuesday dealt with solicitors from the same company going door-to-door on East Eighth Street and Woodland Avenue without a permit from the city. One of the solicitors told police he was trying to give demos on roofing, windows, etc. to homeowners and passing out information on his company on Eighth Street. His boss responded to pick him up and was warned about the need for a permit. He was told again on Washington Avenue after a caller on Woodland reported a solicitor without a permit. The solicitor denied being rude to anyone. The boss from Erie Construction was told any more calls or solicitors found without permits would result in citations.

- Police were called at 1:46 p.m. Tuesday to the 300 block of North Lincoln Avenue to remove a person, but the male left before officers arrived.

- A vehicle was reported off in the grass in front of Advanced Auto Parts at 1:26 p.m. Tuesday on East State Street. Witnesses said a pickup backed off into the grass but got out and the female driver left the area. No damage was reported.

- A 911 call at 12:09 p.m. Tuesday alleged the sale of a baby on West Pershing Street, but officers arrived and spoke to the parties involved and determined a credible adoption agency from out of town was attempting to work with a family regarding adoption of a baby boy. The investigation found the allegation of the sale of a child to be false. Children Services was advised of the situation and the child in question was temporarily placed with a relative for a short time, voluntarily by the custodial parents.

- An abandoned truck was reported parked on East 10th Street near Highland Avenue at 10:15 a.m. Tuesday for two weeks. A 48-hour warning was left, ordering its removal or face having it towed.

- A woman from Warren called at 10:09 a.m. Tuesday with concerns regarding her granddaughter. The woman said her daughter and granddaughter live with her and the child's father has weekend visits set up between the two parents. She discovered the father took her grandchild to a local tattoo shop in Salem after 10 p.m. on Sept. 13. She did not feel the child should be in such environments due to her only being 3 years old.

- Police were contacted at 9:39 a.m. Tuesday about a vehicle parked in a private lot in the 1900 block of East Pershing Street, with the owners having no idea who owns it. The license plate came back to a resident in the area. An officer will let the owner of the lot know and if they want it towed, they can have it done.

- A bike was found leaning against a tree in Centennial Park at 9:21 a.m. Tuesday and taken to the police department.

- An asset protection associate at Walmart on East State Street reported at 9:05 a.m. Tuesday that he was reviewing video from the weekend and observed on Saturday that a male known to him left the store without paying for a bicycle. He left out the side (west) entrance/exit without paying and there was no record of sales of that type of bike that day. Information will be sent to the prosecutor for review for a possible theft charge.


- Three people were arrested after police received a report of someone breaking a beer bottle in the Lepper Library parking lot at 1:47 a.m. Wednesday. Police caught up with a pickup truck matching the description on state Route 164 near the village water treatment plant and found it was being driven by a man by the name of Rummel, who was taken into custody on an arrest warrant out of Carroll County. The other person in the front seat, Josie R. Saddler, 24, of Canton, was charged with having an open container of beer in a motor vehicle. In the truck bed asleep was James M. Austin, 21, of Massillon, who was charged with marijuana possession after a pipe and suspected marijuana were found on him. Saddler reportedly had some sort of seizure upon being told she was under arrest and was transported by ambulance to the hospital.

- David G. Gasior, 40, who lives at the homeless shelter on Maple Street, was arrested for public intoxication for posing a risk to himself at 8 p.m. Monday after police received a call from South Lincoln Avenue residents.

- The mother of a sixth-grade student reported Monday her son was being harassed by a seventh-grader, who has threatened to take his lunch money and bicycle. He also threatened to egg his home, and she said their house happened to be egged that day. The woman intends to also inform the principal.

- Jim Ewing, 89, was transported by ambulance to a local hospital after falling on Jefferson Street at 11:50 a.m. Tuesday.

- Police were called to the Save A Lot supermarket at 11:12 a.m. Sept. 13 after a female employee fell in the restroom and began vomiting and was acting very confused. Police remained until an ambulance arrived to transport her to a local hospital.

- Teresa Hoskinson, East Lincoln Way, reported Monday someone she knows opened a Direct TV account in her name when she lived at another location in town and she received a bill for $692. She said the other person also has jewelry that belongs to her.

-The alarm went off at Mary Maruca's home on South Beaver Street at 11 a.m. Monday. Police spoke with a neighbor, who was working on the house, and he said he would contact Maruca about the alarm.



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