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December 27, 2013
Salem News


- Police responded to the 700 block of Bethel Drive for a domestic dispute at 4:45 a.m. Wednesday. Upon arrival, police found the dispute was over a cell phone reportedly broken, but upon investigation, found the phone was only placed into a cell phone case the wrong way. Police fixed the phone.

- A caller at 7:50 p.m. Tuesday reported a reckless driver traveling at a high rate of speed coming from Damascus. The vehicle was not found.

- Alexander Emmert, 18, of Carroll Road, East Liverpool, was cited for assured clear distance after his eastbound vehicle on West State Street collided with the rear of an eastbound vehicle driven by Terrance May, 59, of Chestnut Street, Leetonia, who was stopped in traffic attempting to turn south on state Route 45. No injuries were reported. The accident was reported at 6:56 p.m. Tuesday.

- Township police responded with Salem Police to the 1200 block of Andrew Avenue for a domestic Tuesday where both parties said it was an argument only, with nothing physical.


- Loud persons were reported at 11:35 a.m. Thursday in the 700 block of North Lincoln Avenue. A man told an officer he was yelling at kids riding their bikes on a sidewalk covered with ice. There was no problem.

- An improperly parked vehicle was found in the 400 block of Ohio Avenue at 11:51 p.m. Wednesday that appeared to have a broken window. The owner could not be located, but a parking citation was issued.

- A barking dog was reported at 11:35 p.m. Wednesday in the 900 block of West State Street. A warning tag was left initially, then the resident called and said the situation would be handled.

- A resident on Homewood Avenue reported at 10:43 p.m. Wednesday that an unknown vehicle drove into several front yards in the 800 block and 900 block, where an officer found tire tracks in the snow. The damage was believed to have occurred in the early morning hours.

- Police responded at 10:25 p.m. Wednesday to the 1000 block of East Ninth Street where residents returned home and found an unsecured door. Officers checked the interior and found everything in order.

- Barking dogs were reported at 8:50 p.m. Wednesday in the 900 block of West State Street, but none were found or heard when officers arrived.

- An anonymous person called police at 7:42 p.m. Wednesday to ask officers to check the well-being of a resident in the 700 block of West State Street. The resident was fine and said the person had called and texted repeatedly. The resident didn't want bothered at this time. The person was told everyone was fine and to stop calling and texting for the time being or telecommunications harassment charges could be filed.

-Police responded to the 1500 block of East State Street for a possible prowler at 7:15 p.m. Wednesday. An officer spoke with several area residents who said a man came to their doors asking to use a phone to contact a friend for a ride. He had gone to a friend's house on Brooklyn, but no one was home. Police found him in the 100 block of Brooklyn on the front porch of the friend's house. His ride arrived while he was speaking with officers and everything was in order.

- Police responded to a fire at 6:36 p.m. Wednesday on Woodland where witnesses said a transformer was on fire but extinguished itself. Salem firefighters were on the scene and Ohio Edison was notified.

- An officer working a security detail at Walmart, 2875 E. State St., at 5:21 p.m. Wednesday saw a suspicious vehicle occupied by two males parked at the rear of the building. The vehicle left westbound on East State Street and was last seen near Hawley Avenue.

- Police responded at 4:26 p.m. Wednesday to the 100 block of Vine Avenue where a woman wanted to speak with an officer. She said the court-issued custody papers contained errrors and she believed she was supposed to have her children on Wednesday, not her soon-to-be ex-husband. She was told to seek legal counsel.

- Police responded to an alarm at 10:11 a.m. Wednesday in the 1000 block of South Broadway Avenue and found the exterior secure. No tracks were seen in the snow around the building.

- A barking dog was reported at 7:49 a.m. Wednesday in the 1000 block of Newgarden Avenue. Nothing was heard by an officer and no animals were seen.


- An officer responded to a report of vandalism to a vehicle at the Leetonia schools campus at 2:46 p.m. Dec. 18.

- An officer responded to a the 600 block of Columbia Street at 3:!7 p.m. Dec. 20 in reference to property damage caused by juveniles riding dirt bikes.

- An officer responded to a phone harassment complaint in the 200 block of Main Street at 8:13 p.m. Dec. 20.

- A Lisbon resident reported at 5:59 a.m. Dec. 21 that a vehicle was towed out of a Ridge Street yard and struck the back of the tow truck, causing damage to the right rear of the vehicle.

- An officer responded to a domestic situation in the 300 block of Columbia Street at 9:24 p.m. Dec. 21.

- A 600 block Columbia Street resident reported on station at 10:53 p.m. Dec. 21 that items had been taken from her home.

- An officer responded to noise complaint in the 300 block of Somer Street at 3:21 a.m. Dec. 22.

- An officer investigated a noise complaint in the 200 block of West Main Street at 9:59 a.m. Dec. 22.

- An officer investigated a complaint of juveniles riding dirt bikes in an alley behind Somer Street at 1:53 p.m. Dec. 22.

- An officer responded to domestic dispute in the 100 block of Main Street at 12:52 a.m. Wednesday.


- While on patrol Wednesday afternoon, an officer saw a street sign had been knocked over at the intersection of North Market and Spruce. There were no reports of any accidents at the intersection.

- Richard A. Sweeney, 62, was backing out of his driveway on East Chestnut Street when his vehicle was struck by another vehicle driven by Dustin C. Culp, 31, Danbury Avenue, Wellsville, at 3:45 p.m. Dec. 20.


- A Springfield Road woman reported at 3:57 a.m. Wednesday someone was attempting to steal property from her yard. Police went to the property and found no one there and no evidence anyone had been there.

- A man reported at 4:59 p.m. Wednesday someone was driving recklessly on North Main Street into town. Police checked the area for the vehicle but did not find it.



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