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November 12, 2013
Salem News


- Norman Uptegraph, 68, of Southeast Boulevard, was cited for failure to control after changing lanes while westbound on East State Street at 11:32 a.m. Monday near Lincoln Avenue and colliding with a vehicle already in the turning lane. The other vehicle was driven by Joshua Mahon, 31, of Negley. No injuries were reported.

- Mary Vollnogle, of Monroe Street, reported at 10:21 a.m. Monday that an unknown person threw some food on the driver side of her vehicle which was legally parked on the street overnight.

- A caller at 6:24 a.m. Monday reported damage to her property in the 1700 block of East State Street. Police determined it was a civil matter and gave her some options.

- A barking dog was reported at 3:02 a.m. Monday in the 1200 block of North Ellsworth Avenue. The owner said he would keep the dog quiet.

- A caller on Fourth Street reported possible shots fired in the 400 block of East School Street at 1:54 a.m. Monday, but nothing was found. A nearby resident was contacted and reported hearing nothing.

- Police were called to the Salem Community Hospital emergency department at 12:57 a.m. Monday for a disorderly male. He was intoxicated, but calmed down. An officer stood by until he was released to a friend.

- An individual was reported bleeding in the 600 block of East Third Street at 11:31 p.m. Sunday. Police learned a man and woman had an argument and the woman locked the man out of the house. He then broke a window to gain entry back into the house and cut his arm. He was intoxicated and reluctantly agreed to be transported to the hospital for treatment.

- Police were dispatched to Salem Community Hospital at 10:25 p.m. Sunday for an assault report. A woman said her juvenile son was assaulted in the 300 block of South Lundy Avenue. Police then spoke to the juvenile, who was being treated, and he told officers he was walking in the municipal lot on East Pershing Street with a juvenile female when a male juvenile began assaulting him. Officers noted a severe laceration to his head and marks on his knee and elbow. Police charged a 14-year-old boy with the assault and also charged a 12-year-old girl with disorderly conduct for allegedly luring him to the lot. Both juveniles were booked and taken to the Tobin juvenile detention center.

- A woman in the 1800 block of Fairview Avenue reported suspicious activity at 10:24 p.m. Sunday, saying she believed someone was knocking on the back door of her residence. Nobody could be found in the area.

- An anonymous caller at 10:12 p.m. Sunday reported illegal drug activity in the city. They were told their options.

- An officer on patrol at 10:06 p.m. Sunday saw a bicycle with a broken chain learning on a post on South Ellsworth Avenue just south of Railroad Street which looked like a bicycle reported stolen earlier in the shift. The bicycle was taken back to the police station, with assistance from the fire department, and confirmed as the stolen bicycle. The owner was contacted to retrieve it.

- Police assisted Perry Township Police with an accident involving a suspected intoxicated driver at 8:29 p.m. Sunday on North Lincoln Avenue.

- Police responded to a report of theft at 6:41 p.m. Sunday at Walmart in the 2800 block of East State Street. A loss prevention officer reported attempting to stop a man for shoplifting. The man fled the store running through the parking lot, then through a field. Information will be sent to the prosecutor for possible charges.

- An officer at 6:13 p.m. Sunday located two dogs reported missing by their owner. Officers were able to catch the dogs and hold them until the owner arrived on the scene in the Newgarden Avenue/West Euclid Street area.

- An officer on patrol at 5:44 p.m. Sunday in the 1300 block of Quaker Circle saw a suspicious vehicle in the driveway of a building, with the registration coming back to someone not from the area. The officer checked the exterior of the building and found everything secure with nothing appearing out of order. Another vehicle pulled in and it was the owner of the building. He said the other vehicle belonged to a family member.



- Toby A. Kupka, 72, of Lisbon, was cited for driving left of center when she struck a stopped vehicle head-on in front of the BP station on state Route 154 at 7:43 p.m. Oct. 30. The other vehicle was driven by Kimberly K. Howard, 39, of Leetonia, who was attempting to turn into the gas station. Edward Kupka, 80, was a passenger in the Kupka vehicle.

- Nicole Hilton told police at 3:42 p.m. Wednesday a 4-year-old she was watching left the house and could not be found. The boy was later found with his sister in his stepfather's house on Thomas Road.

- A caller reported there was a woman who appeared to be sleeping in a vehicle outside Turtle Beach tanning salon off state Route 45 at 6:47 p.m. Friday. While enroute to the scene, the officer came across the described vehicle at the Circle K and spoke with Tricia Seaman, who said she was fine and going home but just needed a nap after undergoing a tanning session.

- A caller reported there were two males walking on Sherman Street just east of North Beaver Street at 5:10 a.m. Saturday and they were knocking on doors and peering in windows, and one appeared to be smoking marijuana. Police searched the area but did not come across the suspects.

- Police responded to the security alarm being activated at the Lisbon Veterinary Clinic at 8:42 p.m. Saturday and found an open door. Nothing appeared to have been disturbed inside and it appeared the door had been left unlocked by accident.

- Police were advised by a county sheriff's deputy of a suspicious vehicle driving erratically at 10 p.m. Saturday, and the officer caught up with the vehicle on East Washington Street and determined the registered owner, Josh Brown, had an expired license. The officer attempted to get the driver to pull over but the driver accelerated, with the officer responding by turning on the cruiser siren. The driver continued south on state Route 45, with the deputy joining in the pursuit, before finally pulling into a parking lot. The driver turned out to be Brown, 29, of Cusick Road, who was cited for OVI, having an open container of alcohol in a vehicle, refusing to stop for police, reckless operation and driving under suspension.

- Lillian Walker, East Lincoln Way, reported seeing a suspicious person on East Lincoln Way at 1:43 a.m. Sunday. Walker said she saw a person run from her driveway, and that a similar incident occurred last week.

- Jason Morris called for police at 10:33 a.m. Friday, and police arrived on East Washington Street and told JJ and Walter Crow to quit swearing and threatening to sic their dog on people. JJ said they were upset because Columbia Gas was disconnecting their gas line because it had gone unused for more than a year. The pair were also told by police they had one month to clean up the garbage and junk from the back yard or they would be cited into court.

- A sheriff's deputy driving an unmarked car followed an erratic driver into town north from state Route 164 at 11:49 a.m. Friday, and the driver crossed the center line and then ran several stop signs after entering town. Meanwhile, the driver, David Kilgore, called police because he believed he was being followed by someone with road rage. The deputy explained he was concerned the driver might have been drunk.

- Police were called just before noon Thursday from an official at the county Department of Job and Family Services about a man who showed for assistance and while there began asking others if they had drugs to sell. Police stopped the man while he was driving through town and, after being given permission, searched his vehicle but found no drugs. The man did admit running into someone he knew in the JFS lobby and asking if he had any marijuana to sell.


Justin D. Wolfe, 23, Salem, was cited for driving under suspension following a traffic stop on state Route 14 at 1:18 a.m. Saturday.

- A man reported from Pizza Joe's at noon Saturday he saw someone leave a state Route 14 gas station without paying for the fuel he pumped.

- Someone reported at 12:36 p.m. Saturday the stop signs near the Huntington Bank and Ace Hardware store on Chestnut Alley had been spray painted.

- A man reported at 3:46 p.m. Saturday a reckless driver was on state Route 164 heading into town. Police found the vehicle but it left the city.

Robert W. McCormick, 59, Struthers, was cited for marked lanes and possession of marijuana following a traffic stop on North Main Street at 2:29 a.m. Sunday.

- The Duke and Duchess manager reported at 8:54 p.m. Sunday a man was at the ATM machine for more than two hours and appeared suspicious. Police found the man and gave him a ride to the city limits.

A woman reported at 11:42 p.m. Sunday a black dog with a collar and tags was loose in the area of North Elm and Parkview streets. Police checked the area but did not find the dog.

- Daniel Deblauwe, Sterling Heights, Mich., was driving a pickup with a camping trailer on Lisbon Road at 1:46 p.m. Sunday and crashed into the railroad underpass. He was cited for assured clear distance.

- Michael A. Smith, 38, Columbiana, was cited for driving under suspension following a traffic stop in the square at 1:29 p.m. Sunday.

-A man reported at 3:50 p.m. Sunday two vehicles were in the parking lot of Susany's on East Park Avenue and appeared suspicious.

- A Dairy Queen employee reported at 8:58 p.m. Sunday a white pickup truck was in their lot for about an hour with the lights on and the occupants did not come inside. Police went to the lot but the truck was gone.

- Richard Rankin, 18, Columbiana, was cited for expired registration following at traffic stop on Fairfield Avenue at 11:14 p.m. Sunday.



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