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December 18, 2013
Salem News


- Linda Bowling, 52, of 313 W. Fifth St., was charged with theft after police were called to Walmart, 2875 E. State St., at 11:07 a.m. Tuesday for an alleged shoplifter. An asset protection associate saw the woman leave the store without paying for merchandise allegedly concealed in her purse. She purchased some other items, but not those items.

- An alarm was reported at 10:39 a.m. Tuesday at a residence in the 1400 block of Buckeye Circle. The exterior appeared secure.

- Police were called at 8:18 a.m. Tuesday to the 900 block of Prospect Street for a parking violation and issued a ticket for a vehicle parked on the north side.

- Glenn Morrow, of state Route 45, reported at 7:20 p.m. Monday that he fell on the snow-covered parking lot at the high school, 1200 E. Sixth St., and also fell on a sidewalk at the front of the school. He wanted a report filed. He declined medical attention, but said his left knee hurt.

- An officer on patrol at 6:19 p.m. Monday saw three males walk into the parking lot of an apartment complex in the 500 block of East Fourth Street where the no trespassing signs are clearly posted at each end of the lot. They were not there to visit anyone and were walking through to get somewhere else. They were told about the potential charges and to use the sidewalks near the street.

- A reckless operator was reported at 6:13 p.m. Monday in a Dodge truck without headlights traveling west in the 500 block of East State Street. The vehicle was not found.

- A man in the 500 block of East Fourth Street called at 5:50 p.m. Monday to report a suspicious white Jeep parked in the lot behind his residence with three males inside. The driver told police he was just dropping off a friend at a residence.

- A woman in the 900 block of West Wilson Street reported at 5:34 p.m. Monday that a known male posted nude photographs of her on an Internet web page. She said the photos were taken without her consent and there's been some ongoing harassment by the male. She wants no further contact. She was directed to the Columbiana County courts for information on obtaining a restraining order.

- Daniel Prather, of the 500 block of East Fourth Street, reported at 4:16 p.m. Monday that his maroon four-door 2009 Chevy Aveo was stolen. He parked the vehicle in the lot at his apartment at 1 p.m. and when he came back out a few hours later, the vehicle was gone. He said he has both sets of keys and the vehicle was locked. No one else is authorized to use it.

- Police were called at 2:24 p.m. Monday for a disturbance at an apartment on Monroe Street over furniture. A woman had moved into the unit after the previous tenant passed away and some of the other tenant's belongings were still there. The deceased tenant's daughter came last week and got some of the items and said that was all she wanted. On Monday, she came back and demanded a chest freezer and recliner, but not the couch. Two females alleged being struck by the other during the dispute. The current tenant removed all three items and told the daughter to take them with her, saying she would not be responsible for them.


- Someone reported at 9:24 a.m. Monday someone was open burning on state Route 14 behind Wayside Structures. Police found the fire and warned the person responsible to put it out.

- Clifford Brinker, Columbiana, was northbound on North Main Street at 12:26 p.m. Monday and stopped in traffic when he was struck by Edith Falb, Columbiana, who was also northbound and unable to stop. Falb was cited for assured clear distance.

- A Sparkle Market employee reported at 12:56 p.m. Monday another employee broke into the office. The matter is under investigation and charges are pending.

- Someone reported at 4:33 p.m. Monday a car was parked on the extended curb on South Main Street and near Union Street. Police found the driver had accidentally pulled up over the curb and got stuck. Police stood by while the woman removed the vehicle from the curb and there was no property damage. No citations were issued.

- Police stood by for traffic control at 9:44 p.m. Monday for a vehicle accident on state Route 14 west of old state Route 14.


- An officer assisted a county sheriff's deputy on a domestic dispute on Grant Street at 6:31 p.m. Monday.

- The security alarm went off at Wright Buffing Wheel, South Market Street, at 5:06 p.m. Monday, and the rear door was found open but nothing else seemed amiss.

- An officer was called to a health care business on North Market Street at 2:07 p.m. Saturday after Kimberly Beroad reported Tracey Ketchum was being loud and making possible threats to the staff. An officer spoke with Ketchum in his room and he said there would be no further problems.

- Scott Rudder, East Lincoln Way, reported Sunday that Bob Davis took some DVDs from him that need returned to the Lepper Library. Police spoke with Davis, who said he had put them in Rudder's mail box, which was confirmed by Rudder.

- A person who identified herself as Nichole Bolley reported being assaulted by her boyfriend in the Save A Lot parking lot at 7:19 p.m. Sunday. The person identified as Bolley said Kevin Blackburn punched her in the face and she took off running. While trying to locate Bolley, she called police to say she had to leave because Blackburn was driving around town looking for her. Upon further investigation, police determined the incident was a prank call and no such assault occurred and that Bolley was at work until 3 a.m. Blackburn had been in Lisbon to purchase some tickets off someone but the person never showed up.

- An officer assisted a county sheriff's deputy on a call at Roseland Commons apartments at 9:10 p.m. Sunday, where a boy was threatening to harm himself.

- Anthony R. Sevek, 25, Jefferson Street, Salineville, was cited for failure to control after he struck two parked vehicles and rear-ended another at 1:42 p.m. Monday. Sevek was driving west on East Washington toward the intersection at South Market when he struck a parked van belonging to Catholic Charities and a parked vehicle belonging to Fern A. Ronshak. His car then struck the rear of a stopped county engineer's office truck driven by Douglas W. Rohm, 57.



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