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December 6, 2013
Salem News


- An anonymous woman reported at 12:43 p.m. Thursday that she called her ex-husband Wednesday night about a matter concerning their son's cell phone and she received a voicemail from her ex-husband's girlfriend. She said the message was vulgar and laced with profanity. She was told to contact Perry Township Police since they handled the matter originally.

- An elderly female in the 400 block of East Seventh Street called at 11:25 a.m. Thursday saying she needed to speak with an officer over family matters. When the officer arrived, she failed to answer the door and her phone. A female family member arrived and said it would be handled.

- A clerk at Sparkle Market, 423 S. Lundy Ave., turned over a wallet at 10:24 a.m. Thursday that was turned in by a female customer who found it by the sidewalk/road area while putting her groceries in the car. It appeared to have been lost when the heavy snow came. Attempts to contact the owner failed, so it was placed in the police dispatch area.

- Jerry Close of Prima Health Care, 564 E. Second St., called at 7:39 a.m. Thursday to report a white van parked in the far north side of the parking lot up to the east of the building. No one was inside and the van was locked. An officer explained what to do if the vehicle isn't moved and is wanted out of the lot.

- James L. Miller, 79, of South Lincoln Avenue, was cited for assured clear distance after his van struck the rear of a van driven by Windy Welsh, 44, of East Fourth Street, who was stopped in traffic on South Lincoln Avenue at Aetna Street at 7:11 a.m. Thursday, waiting for a vehicle in front of her to turn. Miller told police he slid on ice although no ice was noticed on the road, according to the report.

- Police responded with fire department first responders and EMT Ambulance to the parking lot of Salem Medical Center on East State Street at 4:06 a.m. Thursday for a male requesting an ambulance. He was taken to Salem Community Hospital.

- A female cab driver for Paul's Cab came to the police station at 2:55 a.m. Thursday to report a woman called for a cab and while in transit, told the driver she did not have the fare but was willing to give the driver food stamps. The driver immediately stopped the cab and had the woman exit the vehicle outside the city limits. She was told several options.

- A man on Third Street reported at 2:38 a.m. Thursday that someone he knows threatened to beat him up. He was told his options.

- Ashley Vanderhoff, 24, and Erich Henkel, 29, both of 624 Cherry St., were each taken into custody at their residence at 2:11 a.m. Thursday on active warrants out of Columbiana County.

- An alarm was reported at 1:14 a.m. Thursday in the 1000 block of East State Street. The exterior was checked and found secure.

- An anonymous female came to the police station at 12:52 a.m. Thursday to report finding a suspicious item, which appeared to be a crack pipe. She was uncooperative and did not want to give her name or disclose where she found the drug paraphernalia.

- A man in the 600 block of West Seventh Street called at 12:05 a.m. Thursday to report telephone harassment by a male known to him. He read a text he received to an officer who said it did not appear threatening or harassing. He wanted the male to cease contact with him so the officer called the male and told him to cease contact.

- A Salem woman called at 11:31 p.m. Wednesday to report her son moved out and was in possession of a cell phone that belongs to her which she wanted back. She said she suspended service to the phone due to lack of payment by her son. An officer spoke with the father who said the phone had been given to the son as a gift and that his brother received a similar gift and other family members could verify the phone was a gift. The officer had no way to verify either way and told the woman the matter could be sent to the prosecutor for review, but sounded like a civil matter.

- A caller at 9:40 p.m. Wednesday reported an individual sitting on a bicycle stopped at the crest of the West State Street overpass and was concerned for the person's safety. An officer checked and saw no one on the overpass. He also checked over both railings and the ground below which were all clear.

- Police were called at 9:07 p.m. Wednesday to the 600 block of East Third Street to check the well-being of several children at a residence there. An officer made contact with the parent and children and all were fine.

- An officer responded at 7:01 p.m. Wednesday to Salem Community Hospital where security reported a man outside the emergency department had been visiting a patient but was now loitering around the hospital. The man told the officer he was just waiting for a ride and would be leaving momentarily.

- Judson Edling, 27, of 837 E. Third St., was taken into custody on an active warrant for a secret indictment after turning himself in at 6:46 p.m. Wednesday at the police department.

- An officer on patrol at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in the 500 block of West Fifth Street saw a man come from behind a residence and stand on the sidewalk out front. The officer went around the block and came back and noticed another person kneeling down at the rear of the same residence with what appeared to be a flashlight. Contact was made and the person lived there and the man out front was the resident's boyfriend.

- An officer on patrol at 4:39 p.m. Wednesday saw a large amount of smoke coming from the rear of the 1700 block of North Ellsworth Avenue and found a man burning some logs and plywood. He was told to put out the fire.


- Someone reported at 1:21 a.m. Wednesday a suspicious person was at the car wash on state Route 14 messing with the machines.

- Jeanie Beat, South Elm Street, reported at 10:20 a.m. Wednesday her house was broken into.

- Police found a vehicle illegally parked in the area of Duquesne Street and Fairfield Avenue at 6 p.m. Wednesday. It was moved before a citation was issued.

- Anita Gomez, Youngstown, was stopped eastbound on state Route 14 near Valero at 3:34 p.m. Wednesday when she was rear-ended by Jacqueline Lake, Columbiana. Lake was cited for assured clear distance and no injuries were reported.


- Fire Chief David Lewton reported a parked vehicle was blocking access to the fire station at 5:37 p.m. Tuesday. The driver, who was at the Steel Trolley, moved the vehicle after being issued a ticket.

- Another call of a vehicle blocking access to the fire station was received at 6:22 p.m. Wednesday. The officer located the driver, a Mr. Shoaf, in the Steel Trolley Diner and he moved the vehicle after apologizing.

- Police were called to McKinley Elementary School at 3:05 p.m. Wednesday in regard to a child custody dispute. The parents were told they needed to work things out or Children Services would be contacted, so the couple came to an agreement.

- Police were called to Nicole Hilton's home at 3:36 p.m. Wednesday and determined no probable crime occurred. The officer was able to convince Amy Moore to leave, and Hilton agreed to return $150 in rent to Moore.

- Roger Blosser, East Lincoln Way, reported Wednesday reported being the victim of identity theft, with someone in Georgia using his Paypal account to make purchases totaling $1,265.



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