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October 13, 2013
Salem News


- A woman in the 500 block of Washington Avenue reported at 3:26 p.m. Saturday that neighborhood kids were bullying her son. An officer spoke to the children and told them to be nice to the boy or stay away from each other.

- A caller at 2:58 p.m. Saturday reported children playing with a toy car in the street in the 800 block of Washington Avenue. Officers found four children on the sidewalk with a toy car, with the children admitting being on the street briefly. They were told about the dangers and to stay on the sidewalk.

- Police checked the area of Highland and East State Street at 11:56 a.m. Saturday for a report of a female with blonde hair walking out in front of traffic.

- Police were called at 11:43 a.m. Saturday for an open burning complaint of leaves causing a large amount of smoke in the area of Hawley Avenue and East Fourth Street. A small fire was found with a woman sitting next to it with a small amount of smoke. It appeared to be wood burning, not a large amount of leaves.

- Robert Huston, of West Seventh Street, came to the police station at 10:55 a.m. Saturday with a bicycle he found in his yard. He said it's been there three weeks. He thought it belonged to the neighbor and the neighbor thought it belonged to him.

- A small black dog was reported at large at 10:03 a.m. Saturday in the area of East 11th Street and Painter Road near Western Reserve and Scarborough Lane, but was not found.

- An anonymous caller at 9:26 a.m. Saturday reported somebody illegally dumped a recliner at a business in the 900 block of West State Street. The recliner was next to the dumpster.

- Police were called at 8:28 a.m. Saturday to the 100 block of South Ellsworth Avenue where a woman wanted to go into a building but a male and female were sitting on a bench next to the door. She went inside and told them they should leave until the business was ready to open. The male made no problem, but the female began using vulgarities. An officer told her it was up to the owners and requested them to leave until the business opened. They left without incident.

- Police responded to Giant Eagle, 2401 E. State St., at 8:15 a.m. Saturday when employees recovered a cell phone. The owner of the phone will be notified in the near future, the report said, pending the investigation of questionable images observed while attempting to identify the owner.

- A man was reported down in the parking lot at Reilly School at 11:31 p.m. Friday and was taken to Salem Community Hospital by ambulance.

- A barking dog complaint was filed at 11:02 p.m. Friday in the 2100 block of Pearce Circle, with the officer told the dog sounded like it was in distress. The dog was found in Perry Township. The owner was contacted and said the dog was fine and he would attempt to quiet the animal.

- A suspicious vehicle was reported at 9:59 p.m. Friday in the 700 block of East Fifth Street, but was gone before officers arrived.

- A clerk at Smith Oil, 968 E. State St., reported at 9:29 p.m. Friday that the driver of a grey Ford truck left without paying for $14 worth of gas.

- An unknown noise disturbance was reported at 8:58 p.m. Friday in the 1300 block of East State Street. Police found a woman arguing with her boyfriend on the phone and told her to keep the noise down.

- Tyler Davis, 21, of Maple Street, Lisbon, was cited for reckless operation after flipping his vehicle over in the 2300 block of East Pershing Street at 7:48 p.m. Friday. The report said he was eastbound when he lost control on a bend, causing the vehicle to go across the road, strike a cement curb and roll over, coming to rest on the north side of the road. He and his female passenger reported no injuries. Police had been called for a vehicle being driven in a reckless manner at Pershing and Southeast Boulevard. While en route, they received the call about the wreck.

- Police were called at 6:11 p.m. Friday to Salem Community Hospital for a disorderly patient who had assaulted one of the nurses, but was currently asleep. The nurse who was the victim said while she was trying to help the female patient, she was punched in the right side of the head by the patient, who was very intoxicated. Information will be sent to the prosecutor's office for review for assault charges.

- Police were called to check the well-being of a juvenile in the 1000 block of Buckeye Avenue at 5:33 p.m. Friday. She said she was okay and after talking with her father via a conference call, she was allowed to stay at the residence until her aunt from New Jersey could pick her up.

- Police responded with the fire department to the 100 block of Rose Avenue for a medical call at 5:02 p.m. Friday. A female was taken to Salem Community Hospital for evaluation.

- A woman in the 100 block of West Pershing Street called at 4:56 p.m. Friday to report some known people were at her apartment and she wanted them removed. They said they were just there to pick up their son's property. She told them she would gather everything up so they could pick it up the next day.

- Brandon Farmer, 29, of Prospect Street, was cited for assured clear distance after his eastbound vehicle struck the rear of another eastbound vehicle driven by Sheri Mandich, 52, of Stookesberry Road, Lisbon, who was stopped in traffic on East State Street before Cunningham Road at 3:52 p.m. Friday.


- Heather Marshall, Calcutta-Smith Ferry Road, East Liverpool, was turning west out of the Dunkin Donuts exit onto state Route 14, but failed to yield and collided into Megan Wagner, East North Avenue, East Palestine, at 1:14 p.m. Thursday. Neither women was injured. Marshall was cited for failure to yield.

- Kyle Stubbins, Lowell, Mich., was driving on state Route 46 when, while reportedly distracted by a cell phone, he hit the rear of a car driven by Grant Inderbitzen, New Waterford, who was sitting at a red light waiting to turn onto state Route 14. Stubbins was cited for assured clear distance.

- Police were requested at a house under construction on Homestead Avenue at 6:47 a.m. Friday by a construction worker who wanted a check up.

- Agnes Jones, Columbiana, was driving in the lot of Farmers National Bank at state Route 14 at 9:36 a.m. Friday when she hit Shasta Linden, Columbiana. Linden was backing up and could not see Jones approaching.

- Julie Shea, West Park Avenue, reported at 4:42 p.m. Friday the tires to her car were slashed, and sugar was poured in the gas tank.


- Police were called to the Circle K at 2:34 a.m. Friday after an employee reported a possible drunk driver pumping gas. Police waited for the vehicle to leave the pump, but no driving infractions were found.

- Police were called to a West Chestnut Street residence at 3:28 p.m. Friday for a report of a curbside leaf fire.



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