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September 26, 2013
Salem News


- A South Vine Street man reported at 12:34 p.m. Tuesday two potted mums were missing from his mother's grave.

- Police found a rock thrown through a window of a building on East Railroad Street at 7:26 a.m. Tuesday.

- Someone reported at 8:32 a.m. Tuesday two cars were parked in the lot of the Methodist Church while it was being paved and they needed to be moved.

- A Union Street resident requested extra police patrols there at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday.

- Douglas Sage, National Heat Exchange plant manager, reported at 7:25 p.m. Tuesday a truck driver was supposed to take a load but it appeared he was doing drugs and he did not want the load released to him. Police found the driver was not doing drugs.

- A Sparkle manager reported at 7:34 p.m. Tuesday a payroll check was found in the store.


- A resident reported at 4:27 p.m. Tuesday seeing a man climbing through the window of a home on South Lincoln Avenue, while another man stood outside. Police arrived and determined the two men lived at the home, but there was an arrest warrant for one of them - 21-year-old Bryan Veglia - who was taken to the county jail.

- Stacie Gough, 36, of Lisbon, was cited after she pulled in front of a vehicle driven by Donald G. Retzer, 65, of Jacksonville, Fla., resulting in an accident at the intersection of West Lincoln Way and South Lincoln at 11:52 a.m. Saturday.

- Chris Elsass reported Tuesday his tenant took the refrigerator with her when she moved out of his rental property on West Chestnut Street. The tenant, Kim Mutersbaugh, said she purchased the refrigerator when the other one broke and Elsass did not get it fixed. The parties were advised this was a civil matter.

- Keith M. House, 27, North Street, was charged with assault and obstructing police business for allegedly punching Megan Morrow in the face about 8 p.m. Friday and then providing the investigating officer with a false name of a suspect involved in the incident. Also charged with obstructing police business out of the same incident were Melissa Gentry, 34, Cross Street, and Daniel Desellem, 26, Green Street, both of whom were accused of providing a false name of the suspect. The arrests arose out of an incident that began after House made an inappropriate comment to a 12-year-old girl while she was walking down the street. The girl was in the company of Morrow's niece at the time of the alleged encounter with House.


- Police responded to a residential alarm at 8:29 a.m. Wednesday in the 500 block of Franklin Street, checked the exterior and all appeared okay. The garage door was found open and all appeared okay.

- A woman in the 500 block of Franklin Street reported at 11:25 p.m. Tuesday that a suspicious vehicle stopped in front of her house and drove past several minutes. The vehicle was described as a black Ford Ranger with front-end damage.

- A suspicious female in a wheelchair scooter was reported at 11:10 p.m. Tuesday in the area of Franklin and Southeast Boulevard, but could not be found.

- A parking ticket was issued at 10:17 p.m. Tuesday for a vehicle parked 24 inches from the curb in the 100 block of West Seventh Street.

- A woman on Cleveland Street called at 10:10 p.m. Tuesday to report a suspicious male at her residence described as wearing dirty clothes. She said he was selling magazines, but asked a lot of personal questions. She wanted the incident documented.

- A woman in the 400 block of North Ellsworth Avenue reported at 9:41 p.m. Tuesday that a man with dark hair looked in her kitchen window, then ran across the street. Police could not find him.

- A woman in the 400 block of Franklin Street called at 3:50 p.m. Tuesday regarding an issue with her landlord. The landlord said he just wanted tools left at the apartment because he's in the process of working on another building. She said he could get his tools but expressed concern over him just showing up and wanting inside. The issue was resolved.

- Police were called at 2:32 p.m. Tuesday to an East School Street property where a man with a West Pershing Street address reported harassment. He said he's to have no contact with a certain male in reference to an ongoing criminal matter and the male continuously drives by his house every day several times a day in an attempt to cause a problem. An officer spoke with a family member of the male and told her he needs to cease his actions. At 2:01 p.m., the same man reported he was approached on East School Street by a male who claimed to be looking for his missing daughter. The man reported seeing a firearm with the male and when asked about it, he claimed the male told him he would shoot the person he found with his daughter. An officer later spoke to the male who denied ever having a firearm. He was advised to contact police for continued assistance and not take the law into his own hands. The chief of police confirmed that no weapon was found.

- A residential alarm was reported at 1:38 p.m. Tuesday in the 1400 block of North Lincoln Avenue, with the exterior found secure.

- Police were called at 12:54 p.m. Tuesday to the 400 block of Hawley Avenue for a man sleeping in the driver's seat of a vehicle. Officers made contact with an elderly gentleman who admitted he fell asleep while parked in front of his residence. He said he was okay and went back inside.

- A dog was reported at large in the Merle Road area at 12:46 p.m. Tuesday when a resident reported his neighbor behind him lets his dogs out and they get over the fence and come into his yard. He went to the neighbor's residence and found no one home. An officer went to the back yard and saw a dog in the man's yard run back to the fence and jump over back into its own yard. A warning tag was left for the homeowner.

- Michiko Dickey, 80, of South Lincoln Avenue, was cited for failure to yield after pulling from Woodland and trying to turn onto Pershing Street, colliding with a westbound vehicle on Pershing driven by Geraldine Huprich, 72, of Slater Road, at 12:03 p.m. Tuesday. No injuries were reported.


- A Hampton Place resident reported at 5:05 p.m. Tuesday that a relative in Florida is threatening her over text messages due to an ongoing custody issue. She wanted a report on file.

- A resident in the 1200 block of Elberon Avenue called at 4:52 p.m. Tuesday to report a man walking door-to-door selling magazines and being rude. Police made contact with the man who said he had no issues with anyone and would leave the area.

- Police responded to the 1700 block of North Lincoln Avenue for a report at 3:33 p.m. Tuesday of an unknown person breaking a back door window and entering a residence being renovated. Items were removed from the basement.

- Patricia Lottman, of the 1200 block of West Perry Street, called at 2:42 p.m. Tuesday to report her mailbox destroyed on Sept. 20. This was the second time in the past couple of weeks.

- During a traffic stop at 9:54 p.m. Monday on North Ellsworth Avenue at Springdale Street for an equipment violation, police gained consent to search the vehicle and found three suspected narcotics pipes and arrested all three people inside the vehicle for various charges. The driver, Kimberly Brady, 40, of North Ellsworth Avenue, Salem, was cited for faulty exhaust and falsification. Michael Koval, 33, of Youngstown, was charged with falsification and taken into custody on a warrant out of Mahoning County for failure to appear. Ronald Helle Jr., 27, of North Ellsworth Avenue, Salem, was charged with three counts of possession of drug abuse instruments. All three were taken to the Columbiana County jail.


- Police investigated a report of criminal trespassing at the railroad crossing over state Route 14 near Duck Creek Road at 4:30 p.m. Saturday.

- An employee at the Sharon Lynn Girls Home reported that when he and the clients returned to the facility at 6:10 p.m. Saturday that they heard a door shut at the rear of the home and that half the lights would not turn on.

- A state Route 534 resident reported at 7:49 p.m. Saturday seeing two all-terrain vehicles traveling across her property near a cornfield.

- Police responded to a domestic dispute at a Calla Road home at 9:38 p.m. Saturday and found it to be a verbal argument between a mother and daughter.



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