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December 17, 2013
Salem News


- Tesa Marie Stuart, 20, 143 S. Walnut St., East Palestine, was cited for failure to control following a one-vehicle crash in the 1800 block of state Route 9 at 7:18 p.m. Saturday in which she was southwest bound and traveled off the left side of the roadway, striking a tree. Stuart reported no injuries, but her passenger was transported to the hospital for treatment of unspecified injuries.

- Officers investigated a noise complaint at a Highland Avenue home at 12:34 a.m. Sunday and found it to be a faulty heat pump. An officer contacted the fire department which agreed to contact the proper business to fix the problem.

- Police responded to a domestic dispute at a Michigan Boulevard home at 4:30 p.m. Sunday and found a boyfriend and girlfriend fighting over personal belongings as the girlfriend was leaving. They were advised that it was civil matter and the girlfriend left with her belongings.

- Walter E. Callahan, 72, 12820 W. South Range Road, Salem, was cited for failure to yield from a stop sign following a two-vehicle crash at Goshen Road and the bypass at 1:27 p.m. Monday in which he was northwestbound and pulled from the stop sign, striking a southwest bound vehicle driven by Michelle E. Willis, 42, 1654 N. Ellsworth Ave., Salem. No injuries were reported. Willis was cited for an expired operator's license.


- A woman in the 1100 block of East Third Street called at 12:16 p.m. Monday to report possible harassment, saying that local pizza companies were showing up at the residence for deliveries, along with local cab companies. She said nobody at the residence had ordered pizza or anything else. She believes the person responsible is a female recently kicked out of the residence.

- A man on East Pershing Street reported at 11:43 a.m. Monday that his bank card was used in the past three weeks by an unknown person, with $400 charged to his account, including the purchase of a cell phone. The card was not reported stolen, but he believes an ex-roommate may have obtained the card number and purchased the items.

- A woman in the 500 block of Walnut Street reported at 9:33 a.m. Monday that her ex-boyfriend has her laptop computer and will not return it to her. She said she doesn't own the item yet because she makes payments for the computer through a local rental company. An officer will contact the ex-boyfriend.

- A woman called at 8:33 a.m. Monday from the Columbus area asking officers to check the well-being of her fiance in the 500 block of Aetna Street. She spoke to him earlier in the morning, but it seemed he may have been suffering from a medical problem. Officers attempted contact to no avail. Firefighters assisted with gaining entry into the residence, contact was made with the resident and they confirmed he needed medical attention. EMT Ambulance took him to Salem Community Hospital.

- Several large dogs were reported loose in the 700 block of East Fourth Street at 7:29 a.m. Monday, but could not be found.

- Gregory Ritterbeck, 22, of 1266 Cedar Ridge, Apt. D, was charged with domestic violence after police were called to his apartment for a domestic in progress at 4:39 a.m. Monday. Ritterbeck allegedly admitting to striking a woman in the face. He was taken to the Columbiana County jail.

- Police checked on an alarm at 1:59 a.m. Monday at a restaurant in the 2800 block of East State Street. All perimeter doors appeared secure.

- A domestic dispute was reported at 12:54 a.m. Monday in the 1100 block of East Third Street, but residents there said nothing was going on.

- An attempted suicide was reported at 12:41 a.m. Monday in the 600 block of North Lincoln Avenue. First responders and EMT Ambulance came to the scene and the person was taken to Salem Community Hospital.

- Police responded at 10:17 p.m. Sunday to the 600 block of Jefferson Avenue to assist the fire department with an elderly female who had fallen. Entry was gained with no problems. First responders and an ambulance company assisted the woman.

- An anonymous caller at 9:11 p.m. Sunday reported excessive noise at an apartment in the 500 block of East Fifth Street. Officers heard nothing from the outside and spoke to the residents who said there was no problem.

- A woman reported at 3:52 p.m. Sunday that she lost her wallet Saturday evening somewhere in the Salem Plaza parking lot and was unable to find it when she went back to look for it.

- A woman in the 500 block of Walnut Street reported at 3:13 p.m. Sunday that she rented two video games and a movie from Family Video and the items were to be returned Dec. 11. Her ex-boyfriend said he would return the items, but she received a call from the video store saying the items have not been returned. An officer will attempt to find him to ask about the items.

- Trisha Adams, of the 1400 block of East State Street, came to the police station at 1:01 p.m. Sunday to report that at 6:45 p.m. Saturday, she was on North Madison Avenue waiting to turn onto East State Street when a city plow truck came by and covered her vehicle with snow and slush. She said she had to go to the car wash to get it off of her vehicle. No damage was reported.

- An officer on patrol at 9:27 a.m. Sunday assisted several disabled vehicles on Carbon Street near Southeast Boulevard that were stuck due to icy roadways. The officer remained until the vehicles were removed.

- A man on Tower Road came to the police station Sunday to report a coin machine at a business in the 400 block of Arch Street malfunctioned and coins began to pour out. The man collected the coins and brought them to officers so they could be returned to the owner. The business owner recovered the coins at the station.


- An officer spoke with persons parked at the Greenway Bike Trail after hours at 9:12 p.m. Nov. 29. They were told to move along.

- An officer responded to the 100 block of Chestnut Street at 10:06 p.m. Nov. 29 in reference to a neighbor dispute.

- An officer investigated a burglary alarm drop in the 200 block of West Main Street Extension at 12:29 p.m. Nov. 30.

- An officer spoke with a Lisbon resident on station at 7:32 p.m. Dec. 1 regarding a complaint against his estranged spouse on Chestnut Street.

- An officer responded to the 300 block of Columbia Street at 11:48 p.m. Dec. 6 in reference to a possible domestic dispute.

- An officer responded to an Oak Street home at 4:11 p.m. Dec. 10 where the resident reported someone had slid off the road into his yard, causing damage, within the past half hour, but had fled the scene.

- An officer responded to a Lisbon Street home at 5:33 p.m. Dec. 10 in reference to a domestic dispute, but found the individuals on Ridge Street. No arrests were made at the time.


- A Diagonal Road resident reported at 6 a.m. Nov. 20 that someone had taken a trailer from his property.

- An officer responded to the West Branch Middle School at 9:30 a.m. Nov. 20 for a report of a parent acting as if under the influence of a controlled substance. Children Services was notified.

- Two individuals reported at 3:30 p.m. Nov. 21 that a motorist had driven down Main Street in Beloit on a rim with no tire causing the wheel to break apart and leaving debris on the roadway which flattened their tires.

- A male individual was discovered inside a Leetonia school bus in the 5000 block of state Route 14 at 9 p.m. Nov. 21. The person was determined to be autistic and was released to his mother.

- Police responded to a Cool Road home at 11:30 p.m. Nov. 21 where a woman reported her boyfriend attempted to stop her from leaving after they had an argument.

- An employee at the Dollar General in Beloit reported at 7:34 p.m. Nov. 23 that she believed an individual had taken items from the store but could not tell what items were taken.

- Corey R. Brannon, 23, 1340 Cleveland St., Salem, was cited for failure to control following a one-vehicle crash in Green Township at 9 a.m. Nov. 24 in which he was westbound on state Route 165 just east of Beaver Creek Creek Road and allegedly lost control of the his vehicle, sliding off the north side of the roadway and striking a utility pole. No injuries were reported.

- Police responded to the Sharon Lynn Girls Home at 4:18 p.m. Nov. 25 for a report of an assault by a juvenile female. Police returned at 6:46 p.m. where a woman claimed the prior complainant had threatened physical harm to herself and she was transported to the Salem Community Hospital for evaluation.

- Stephanie M. Daly, 39, 14708 Seacrist Road, Salem, was cited for failure to control following a two-vehicle crash in Damascus at 5:19 p.m. Nov. 26 in which she was westbound on U.S. Route 62 and slid on snow while attempting to turn north onto state Route 534, striking a southbound vehicle driven by George M. Harakal Jr., 51, Damascus. No injuries were reported.

- Christian D. Carver, 18, 623 W. Oregon Ave., Sebring, was arrested for theft after an officer responded to a report of a possible shoplifter at the Dollar General in Beloit at 5:35 p.m. Nov. 29.

- Police responded to the the area of Diagonal and Middletown roads at 1:37 p.m. Nov. 30 where a man reported someone had dumped a deer carcass on his property.

- A Goshen Road resident reported at 11:50 a.m. that she and her boyfriend had gotten into a physical altercation the prior evening.

- A Duck Creek Road resident reported at 2:10 p.m. Dec. 3 that someone had used his bank card in multiple states.

- Police responded to a theft report in the 11000 block of Middletown Road at 11 a.m. Dec. 4.

- A state Route 165 resident reported at 1:45 p.m. Dec. 4 that someone had used his bank card in different states.

- Dale R. McLaughlin, 62, 13851 Beaver Creek Road, Salem, was cited for failure to control following a one-vehicle crash in Green Township at 10:40 a.m. Nov. 7 in which he was southbound on Beaver Creek Road approaching state Route 14 and allegedly failed to negotiate a curve and lost control of his vehicle, striking a ditch and coming to rest with disabling damage in the northbound lane. No injuries were reported.


- A woman requested at 1:10 a.m. Sunday police escort her to a West Salem Street home to retrieve her children and some property from her husband.

- A Morning Journal employee reported at 5:53 a.m. Sunday a newspaper box was stolen from outside the Burger King restaurant.

- A man reported at 10:46 a.m. Sunday a dog was barking on Allen Avenue since 7 a.m. that morning and it frequently barks for long periods of time. Police spoke with the dog's owner who denied leaving the dog outside for extended periods of time.

- Leonel Alvarez, West Park Avenue, reported at 7 p.m. Sunday he was assaulted by someone in Leetonia. Police told him to contact the Leetonia Police Department.



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