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December 24, 2013
Salem News


- Two men were charged with underage consumption and a 15-year-old juvenile male was charged with unruly and delinquency charges after police responded at 12:37 a.m. Monday for a report of three males wearing hoodies and possibly attempting to break into a residence and a vehicle. Three males wearing dark-colored hoodies were located walking on East Pershing Street just east of Ohio Avenue. Two of them were immediately detained, but one began to flee on foot and was arrested after a brief foot chase. David Lapin, 19, of Salem, and Drake Rudder, 20, of Salem, were each charged with underage consumption of alcohol. They were each released on their own recognizance. The juvenile was taken home and released to his guardian. The juvenile charges will be referred to the department's juvenile division.

- Doug Moffett, of North Ellsworth Avenue, reported at 11:19 p.m. Sunday that juveniles were throwing items at vehicles on West 10th Street near Jennings Avenue. He said his wife was driving on West 10th Street when a young male juvenile jumped out from behind a tree and threw something at her vehicle in the 300 block. Officers were able to find the juvenile and he was told the consequences.

- An unknown disturbance was reported at 9:40 p.m. Sunday in the area of Ohio Avenue and East Pershing Street. A man who owns property in the 100 block of Ohio Avenue said a younger male walked through the yard and ripped out a survey stake. He had a verbal confrontation with the male, who went inside a residence in the 300 block. He wanted him to stay off of his property. An officer made contact with the male, told him to stay off of the man's property and if it happens again, charges could result.

- Police were called at 7:37 p.m. Sunday to the 600 block of East Sixth Street for possible interference with custody. A woman on East Fourth Street said the father of her child refused to return the child after his scheduled visitation. She was told her options. An officer contacted the child's father by phone and he said he had court paperwork saying he was to have the child for the weekend. He was told the consequences if the paperwork says otherwise.

- An officer was dispatched at 6:50 p.m. Sunday to South Broadway Avenue and Franklin for juveniles playing with a gun, possibly fake. The officer found a group of small children playing with a fake green pistol. They were told to put the toy away for the evening and their mother took them inside.

- Police were called to the 800 block of Bethel Drive at 6:18 p.m. Sunday to assist Perry Township Police.

- An officer at 6:18 p.m. Sunday saw a man who appeared to be intoxicated staggering in the 100 block of South Broadway Avenue. The officer made contact with him and gave him a ride to his residence, warning him not to be out for the rest of the night.

- An officer on patrol at 4:52 p.m. Sunday on Oak Street heard a loud explosion in the area of Oak and South Madison. Several city residents flagged him down and said the noise had been a firework that came from the 1800 block. A person at the home denied setting anything off.

- A cashier at the Family Dollar in the 200 block of West State Street reported at 4:21 p.m. Sunday that two men had been in the store and attempted to pay for items with a food card which came up as stolen. Another customer paid for their items and they all left. Officers checked the area and could not locate the men.

- A woman in the 500 block of Walnut Street reported at 4:16 p.m. Sunday that the mother of her daughter's ex-boyfriend called her and threatened her daughter. She didn't want anymore contact from her. The other party was contacted and told to cease contact.


- Rebecca Carlisle, 48, of East Perry Street, Salem, reported at 2:36 a.m. Monday that a deer struck her vehicle on Cunningham Road.

- Shawn M. Chappell, of 797 Bethel Drive, Salem, was charged with disorderly conduct and taken to the Columbiana County jail after police were called at 6:10 p.m. Sunday to a property in the 800 block of Bethel Drive for a domestic complaint with reports of a firearm. Police spoke to both parties, who had conflicting stories. Chappel was placed in custody after police spoke to an assistant prosecutor.

- William Alesi III, 29, whose last known address was Liberty Street, Salem, was charged with felony domestic violence and resisting arrest after police responded to a domestic violence complaint at 3:28 p.m. Sunday in the 1100 block of Prospect Street. He was taken to the county jail.

- William P. Aldrich, 28, of 1133 Prospect St., Apt. 16A, was taken into custody at his residence at 10:28 a.m. Sunday on an active warrant out of the Columbiana County Sheriff's Office for failure to appear.

- Police responded to the 1400 block of West State Street at 8:20 a.m. Sunday for a report of a tree hanging on power lines. Ohio Edison was on the scene and said they would take care of the tree.

- An officer at 2:08 a.m. Sunday assisted a man who ran out of gas during a downpour on South Lincoln Avenue near Fresh Mark.

- John Krebs, of Cider Mill Road, called at 1:16 p.m. Saturday to report he checked with his refuse hauler and the company did not take his trash container. He had reported it stolen on Dec. 12. The trash can is $100 to replace.

- A juvenile who allegedly wasn't doing what she was told to do was taken to the Tobin detention center for a diversion violation Saturday morning. Police had been called to the C&C Trailer Court in the 1300 block of West State Street for an unruly juvenile at 10:08 a.m. and spoke to the girl's mother. The girl was already on diversion and the diversion officer advised police to charge her with a violation.

- A township officer was requested at 4:18 a.m. Saturday to assist Salem Police at the scene of a shooting on Walnut Street.

- William Christopher, of East Pine Lake Road, reported at 7:22 p.m. Friday that unknown persons threw roofing nails along the road and into a shared driveway twice within the past couple of weeks.

- A caller at 5:09 p.m. Friday reported a suspicious vehicle parked on the road in the 1700 block of Devonshire Drive for over 24 hours. A homeowner nearby told police the owner would move the vehicle.


- Pat Ricker, Lisbon Street, reported at 8:57 a.m. Sunday her basement was flooding and she wanted the water pumped out. Police went to the home and found about four-feet of water in the basement and notified the street department.

- A woman reported at 12:14 p.m. Sunday the front door of an East Friend Street home was open. Police checked the home and found that strong winds had apparently blew the door open.

- Police responded to a report of a fight on Duquesne Street at 12:20 p.m. Sunday. It was determined the fight was over a theft that had occurred outside of the city limits. The people were advised to contact the sheriff's office.

- The Lisbon Post of the Highway Patrol reported at 4:36 p.m. Sunday two cars getting off state Route 11 onto state Route 46 southbound appeared to be racing each other. Police checked the area but did not see the cars.

- A man reported at 6 p.m. Sunday traffic was backed up onto East Park Avenue due to cars turning into the park for the light display. Policed went to the area and directed traffic.

- Someone reported at 7:12 p.m. Sunday a suspicious Jeep was parked in the back lot of Columbiana Tire. Police checked and found no problems.

- Ashley Workman, South Main Street, reported at 1 a.m. Monday a possum was sitting at the entrance to her apartment. Police attempted to move the animal but were unable to.



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