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December 16, 2013
Salem News


- Police were called at 7:31 a.m. Sunday to the 600 block of East Third Street for a domestic in progress. An officer spoke to both parties involved. No threats or violence occurred. They planned to stay separated until a later time.

- An officer on patrol found a water main break at 7:02 a.m. Sunday on Mullins Street near the railroad tracks. The water department was notified.

- Loud persons were reported at 5:12 a.m. Sunday in the 700 block of East Fifth Street. Contact was made and they didn't believe they were being loud, but said they would keep quiet.

- An officer on patrol at 4:34 a.m. Sunday saw an occupied vehicle behind a closed business in the 100 block of North Ellsworth Avenue, checked with the occupant and found he was waiting for the driver. No warrants were found.

- Three males were seen walking in the middle of the road on East Pershing Street near South Lundy Avenue at 2:40 a.m. Sunday. They were told to use the sidewalk.

- A resident in the 300 block of Fair Avenue called 911 at 2:18 a.m. Sunday to report his neighbor threatened him with a gun. He said the neighbor appeared intoxicated and was yelling at him and threatening him with a gun. The neighbor was contacted and did appear intoxicated, but denied any threats involving a gun. The incident is under investigation.

- An officer at 12:53 a.m. Sunday initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle in the 800 block of East State Street after seeing several driving offenses. He made contact with the driver and learned one of the passengers was possibly going into labor. The officer followed the vehicle to Salem Community Hospital and ensured the person got there safely.

- Police were called at 9:28 p.m. Saturday to the 600 block of East Sixth Street for a person with a knife. An officer spoke to the female and she agreed to go to the emergency room by ambulance.

- A domestic in progress was reported in the middle of the street in the 700 block of West Wilson Street at 9:11 p.m. Saturday. No one was found, but a witness told police the people involved had left and no physical violence occurred. The people involved were found and said it was only an argument.

- A 911 hang up call was reported at 7:17 p.m. Saturday at Essex of Salem on Bentley Drive, but no problem was found. The other two buildings were checked, also with no problems found.

- A large amount of snow was reported at 6:40 p.m. Saturday in the 1400 block of North Ellsworth Avenue. Officers found a man plowing snow from a private lot, who was clearing the road as well. He was told about the complaint.

- A man came to the police station at 4:15 p.m. Saturday to file a report in reference to his girlfriend possibly attempting to accuse him of things he did not do. He was told his options.

- A woman on Walnut Street called at 3:43 p.m. Saturday about receiving unwanted messages on her phone. She was told her options.

- Police were called at 3:28 p.m. Saturday to a business in the 500 block of East State Street for a theft report. An officer responded and found the matter resolved.

- A suspicious person was reported at 2:50 p.m. Saturday in the parking lot at Salem Community Hospital, 1995 E. State St., where police found a person matching the description of a scruffy-looking male with a blue coat and hat walking around the lot. The male was asking people for money for food. A man reported he told him they would get him food and he declined, saying he wanted the money. The male was contacted by police and told to stop and go home. He said he was trying to get food for the cats. An officer made sure he got across the street and was moving toward his residence two blocks away.

- Police responded to the Giant Eagle parking lot, East State Street, for a parking complaint at 12:11 p.m. Saturday. The vehicle was parked on the sidewalk, but was removed when officers arrived. The operator was given a warning and told not to do it again.

- A woman on Adams Avenue reported at noon Saturday that she was receiving text messages from a person claiming to be a police officer. The phone number the texts were coming from came from a stolen phone.


- Police assisted the highway patrol with a one car rollover accident on state Route 11 south of town at 10 p.m. Saturday.


- A man reported at 1:20 a.m. Saturday some personal items were stolen from the break room at Reichard Industries on South Main Street Friday night.

- Mark A. Thompkins, 45, East Palestine, was cited for driving under suspension and no front plate following a traffic stop on state Route 14 at 2:25 a.m. Saturday. He was also found to have an active arrest warrant through the sheriff's office and was taken into custody.

- Mary Ann Good, East Friend Street, reported at 1:11 p.m. Saturday someone made a fraudulent charge on her credit card.

- Police assisted someone with a disabled vehicle at the state Routes 14 and 164 intersection at 2:14 p.m. Saturday. The vehicle was towed.

- A man reported at 5:38 p.m. Saturday that whoever plowed the old NAPA parking lot on the west side of the railroad tracks pushed all the snow out into East Park Avenue and cars were having to swerve to avoid it. Police directed traffic until the snow was moved out of the way.

- Heavy smoke was reported at Columbiana Floral at 4:03 p.m. Friday. The matter remains under investigation.

- Tommy Daniels, 62, Youngstown, was charged with OVI and assault after ramming into another car at the intersection of state Routes 7 and 14 at 8:07 p.m. Friday. An initial investigation determined that Daniels had intentionally hit the car after it passed him. He was taken to the county jail.

- Dustin P. Borg, 22, Lisbon, was cited for possession of marijuana, possession of marijuana paraphernalia and two head lights after a traffic stop on Lisbon Street at 11:32 p.m. Friday.

- An employee of Reichard Industries, South Main Street, reported at 1:20 a.m. Saturday that some personal items in the break room were stolen.



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