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December 23, 2013
Salem News


- An officer responded to a report of a man who had fallen in the 100 block of East Pershing Street at 2:17 p.m. Saturday. The man was being attended to by good samaritans, but showed signs of possible injury. Salem Fire Department first responders and EMT responded. The man was transported to the hospital for treatment.

- An officer responded to a Spring Avenue home at 7:29 p.m. Saturday where someone had forced entry between 3 and 7 p.m. that day. The resident said it was evident that the person had gone through items in the house, but that nothing appeared to be missing.

- A patrolling officer at 9:15 p.m. Saturday observed an utility pole in the 800 block of South Lincoln Avenue that had been sheered off approximately four feet from the ground and hanging by the connected powerlines. Tracks in the mud indicated that a southbound vehicle had traveled left of center into the curb lawn, striking the pole, and then fled the scene with likely moderate to heavy frontend damage. Ohio Edison was notified of the damage. Officers searched the area but could not locate a vehicle with fresh damage.

- A Youngstown man reported at 7:24 p.m. Saturday that a man had assaulted him in a parking lot in the 1900 block of East State Street regarding an issue with his mother. the man denied a physical altercation occurred and there were no signs of violence.

- Police responded to a West Pershing Street home at 12:09 a.m. Sunday in reference to a fight and found two intoxicated individuals who denied any fight had occurred.

- Officers responded to the 200 block of Rose Avenue at 1:26 a.m. Sunday where someone had silly stringed several vehicles parked along the roadway.

- An officer responded to a Woodland Avenue home at 12:19 p.m. Sunday where the resident reported someone had knocked over a bush at the corner of the porch.

- Police responded to a West State Street parking lot at 1:10 p.m. Sunday in reference to child abuse, but officers were unable to find anything suspicious.

- Officers responded to a reported dispute in the 600 block of Park Avenue at 3:36 p.m. Sunday and found it to be an ongoing civil issue in which the individuals had already been told the police department cannot settle.


- An unidentified 17-year-old girl was cited for OVI, making an improper turn and driving on a temporary permit without an accompanying adult following a traffic stop on West Railroad Street at 12:32 a.m. Saturday.

- Dorothy Zimmerman was attempting to drive around a large puddle in the Columbiana Cemetery on Saturday afternoon when she ended up in the lawn and her vehicle sank into the saturated grass. Zimmerman's vehicle had to be towed out.

- Lisa Cook reported following someone driving erratically on state Route 14 at 7:09 p.m. Saturday. Police caught up with the driver, who was not intoxicated but admitted having problems driving at night. He had pulled into the 7 & 14 Truck Stop to grab a bite to eat until traffic dissipated. The man did not commit any traffic violations other than driving slow.

- An officer was asked to assist an East Palestine ambulance crew after a patient became combative on his way to Salem Community Hospital. The officer met the ambulance in the Rite Aid parking lot.



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