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September 24, 2013
Salem News


- A woman in the 1200 block of Cedar Ridge reported at 8:38 a.m. Monday that the male juvenile in her custody said he was beat up by several other children in the neighborhood on Sunday afternoon. He had a bruise to his shoulder that he said was painful, but she did not feel it was bad enough to require medical treatment. She wanted the incident documented, but did not want to pursue charges. Neighbors said they saw kids wrestling in the back yard.

- Kayla Monday, South Madison Avenue, reported at 7:52 a.m. Monday that two tires on her vehicle were slashed overnight. Both right side tires were flat, with puncture marks.

-Two people were reported skateboarding in the middle of the road at 12:18 a.m. Monday in the area of East Pershing Street and Washington Street. They were found and told not to do it anymore.

- An anonymous caller at 8:59 p.m. Sunday reported loud noises and a possible domestic in the 800 block of East Third Street. Officers located the source and spoke to the people inside the apartment. They said they're receiving unwanted calls from a man known to them, an adult male who has been harassing their juvenile daughter. The one resident said he had been yelling at him to stop calling. Officers spoke with the man on the phone and told him the consequences if he continues to call the residence.

- An aggressive dog was reported in the 1100 block of Maple Street at 8:18 p.m. Sunday. A woman told police she was walking her dogs down the sidewalk on the south side of Maple Street when a dog came out of a residence on the north side, came across the street and became aggressive. She then had a verbal confrontation with the owner of the dog and left. The dog did not bite her or her dogs. An officer spoke to the dog owner who was told to keep the dog on the property.

- Police were called at 8 p.m. Sunday to a Park Avenue residence for a distraught male making threats to harm himself. Family members were stuggling with him when police arrived. A female juvenile relative, who had become hysterical, was transported to Salem Community Hospital with difficulty breathing. The male was ordered by police to be taken to the hospital for evaluation.

- A driver's license was found in the 900 block of West State Street and taken to the police lost and found at 7:03 p.m. Sunday.

- Police and the fire department responded to an unknown problem at 7 p.m. Sunday at the concession stand at Waterworth Memorial Park where a noise was coming from inside which sounded like some type of machine. The parks department was contacted.

- Police were called at 4:02 p.m. Sunday to the area of North Howard Avenue and West Fourth Street for juveniles throwing tomatoes in the road. Multiple tomatoes were found and two juveniles who admitting to throwing them. Their parents were contacted and one of the juveniles cleaned off the street.

- Police were called to the Walmart parking lot Sunday for dogs in a vehicle being aggressive towards people. Two German shepards were in a vehicle with the passenger side window most of the way down. The dogs were not barking at the time. The owner met police and said she was leaving.


- A neighbor called police at 5:50 p.m. Sunday to check a residence on Colonial Drive after seeing the garage door open the past few days and the homeowners gone, which was unusual. Police checked the garage and found an interior man-door unsecured so a check of the residence was conducted and all was found in order. Police secured the residence.

- Police responded at 11:19 a.m. Sunday to the railroad crossing at South Lincoln Avenue where a crossbuck sign was struck and laying in the road. Police found the crossbuck and contacted Norfolk Southern, whose personnel responded to fix it. Police remained for traffic control.

- A resident on East Pine Lake Road reported suspicious persons walking in the 1000 block at 2:47 a.m. Sunday. Police checked the area, but didn't find anyone.

- A caller reported a vehicle with a loud exhaust running in the area of Jones Drive and Andrew Avenue at 1:57 a.m. Sunday. A man was found working on a motorcycle in his garage. He said he wasn't aware of the late hour and quit for the night.

- An officer on patrol in the 1700 block of South Lincoln Avenue at 12:07 a.m. Sunday said a black Honda driven by Diego Guit Ramos Armando of Canton failed to yield while turning northbound onto Lincoln, almost causing an accident with the police cruiser. He told police he was trying to chase a white Cavalier that just hit his vehicle in the Fresh Mark parking lot. Salem Police found the white Cavalier in the city and escorted it back to the scene, driven by Rafael Francisco of Salem, who said the black Honda was at fault. Both parties had conflicting stories. Armando was cited for driving with no license and failure to yield from a private drive. The vehicle was towed, while the white Cavalier was driven from the scene. Both vehicles had minor damage.

- A resident in the 1800 block of South Lincoln Avenue spoke with police at 7:10 p.m. Saturday about a suspicious man she allowed into her residence to use the phone. She said the man saw her prescription pain medication and wanted to purchase it. He left after making a few phone calls, but she was concerned about him returning. She was told not to let him back inside and to call police. Police searched the area, but could not find him.

- A Benton Road resident called at 6:40 p.m. Saturday to report a loud noise, fireworks or weapon discharge coming from behind another Benton Road property. Officers were unable to find the source of the noise.

- Police were called at 5:51 p.m. Saturday to a West Perry Street address for a small child wandering about in back yards without any adult supervision. The neighbors were not familiar with the child, who was still in diapers. An officer located a parent in Salem Acres on Prospect Street. The parent had fallen asleep and the child opened the door and walked outside and away from the apartment complex.

- Police were advised at 5:23 p.m. Saturday about a reckless driver in a black Dodge Avenger on U.S. Route 62/West State Street heading into Salem, with a caller on a cell phone behind the vehicle. The vehicle passed into the city limits and Salem was notified.

- A woman on State Boulevard called at 1:07 p.m. Saturday to speak to an officer about receiving harassing phone calls.


- A man reported at 12:17 a.m. Friday a suspicious person was near a car on Sunset Court.

- Police assisted the county sheriff's department at 3:19 a.m. Friday at a state Route 14 home for a man who reported two angry men were at his home with guns and he was in danger.

- A Manor Circle resident reported at 5 p.m. Friday a vehicle was on her property. She later reported it was her neighbor's visitor and they were now moving it.

- A South Elm Street woman reported at 11:30 p.m. Friday a van was parked in her yard. Police found the vehicle belonged to a neighbor who cut the turn too short and got caught up on a rock. There was no damage to the vehicle or property.

- Paul E. Esenwein Jr., 47, Canfield, was arrested and charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, marked lanes and turn signal after a Beaver Township Police K-9 alerted to the presence of drugs in the vehicle during a traffic stop on East Park Avenue at 12:56 a.m. Saturday.


- A woman called at 2:22 p.m. Saturday to report that her boyfriend was driving drunk on East Pine Street Extension with a child also in the pickup. An officer came across the driver on East High Street and pulled him over after he drove left of center and failed to use his turn signal. After telling the driver what was going on, he admitted having three beers about 30 minutes apart. He had a slight odor of alcohol about him but otherwise appeared and acted sober. The driver was able to answer questions coherently and in a clear voice, and also passed the horizontal gaze and balance tests. The driver, Ian Wellington, was then cited for failure to use his turn signal and failure to reinstate his license.

- While on patrol an officer heard screaming from the vicinity of the Johnny Appleseed Festival at 1:22 a.m. Saturday and came across an intoxicated Carol Gilmore yelling in the back yard of her residence on East Washington Street. Tracy Gilmore was also there, and when asked what was going on, she said said there were no problem and Carol was just mad again.

- A resident of North Market Street reported at 5:26 a.m. Friday that a neighbor keeps his dog tied up on the porch and it barks all of the time. An officer parked in the area for a while and heard the dog barking in a cage. An officer spoke with a teenager, who took the dog inside, and he was also advised to tell his father, Shawn McFadden, about the complaints.

-Candy Kibler asked for an officer to stand by while she attempted to gather her belongings from a residence on West Pine Street at 5:31 p.m. Thursday. Also present were Kibler's relatives and the landlord.

- An officer went to the BP station on Saturday to assist the Ohio Highway Patrol with a possible stolen dirt bike.

- Kathy Blankenship from the Night Court bar reported Saturday it appears as if someone threw kerosene on the awning. Police said they would keep an extra eye on the establishment.

- A resident reported at 5:39 p.m. Friday there were kids knocking over "no parking" signs and there was also an illegally parked vehicle. An officer put the sign back up and issued a ticket for the improperly parked vehicle.

- A woman called at 5:22 p.m. Friday in regard to a someone in a Nissan Rogue driving an erratic manner on state Route 154.

- A clerk at Smith Oil reported a motorist drove off without paying for gas at 9:08 p.m. Thursday and the license plate came back to Willowbrook Sand & Gravel. Police went to the business owner's house, and said he paid with a credit card. When the purchase was denied at the pump, the clerk approved it, but the card-holder still needed to come inside to sign for it. The owner said he would contact Smith Oil to straighten it out.

- Police responded to a reported fire at the Days Inn at 5:49 p.m. Sept. 17, which turned out to be a false alarm caused by someone cooking in their room.



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