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December 28, 2013
Salem News


- Police checked on an alarm in the 100 block of Vine Street at 12:58 p.m. Friday, checking the exterior and interior of the building. The officer cleared without incident.

- Police responded to East State Street at 12:01 p.m. Friday and saw a man standing by the Eastgate Plaza entrance/exit near Giant Eagle holding a sign that said "will work for food." No one was found at Walmart, which was the location originally reported for the complaint. An officer told the man there was a complaint and he would have to move along. He said he was trying to get to Florida and out of the cold.

- An officer at 10:55 a.m. Friday saw a small child riding a minibike on Superior Avenue near Seventh Street, stopped the child, returned the child to his residence and talked to the parents. The parent did not allow the child to be on the road and handled the situation.

- An officer at 9:43 a.m. Friday saw a tractor trailer stopped in the eastbound lane of East State Street in the 300 block with the back door open and the driver loading boxes on a cart to be taken to a local business. He was stopped and told he couldn't park there and needed to move. He couldn't block the road in downtown. The driver asked where he was supposed to park and was told he could have used an alley or side road. The driver moved the truck.

- An officer on patrol at 8:59 a.m. Friday heard an audible alarm going off at a business in the 400 block of East State Street. A female was waiting outside for an employee and the back light was on, but nobody was there. The exterior appeared secure and the keyholder was on the way.

- An officer responded at 7:36 a.m. Friday to the intersection of West Pershing Street and South Howard Avenue for a report of a semi truck striking a stop sign. The truck was found on Newgarden Avenue and had been attempting a right turn when the sign was struck. No citation was issued. The sign was put back in place.

-A man in the 500 block of South Madison Avenue reported at 1:53 a.m. Friday that unknown people were pounding on his front door and then leaving. He checked around his residence and couldn't find anybody outside. When he went back inside, the person pounded on the door again and fled. An officer checked the area on foot and in a patrol car, but nobody was found.

- A woman in the 400 block of Ohio reported at 1:45 a.m. Friday that the window of her vehicle was broken out. The officer told her the damage had been reported previously, but they had not been unable to contact her.

- Brian Parker, 47, of 372 Sharp St., was cited for a minor misdemeanor for dogs at large after police were called at 12:37 a.m. Friday for a dog roaming free without a leash. The resident said the dog got loose. Since he had already been warned earlier in the day for a dog at large, the citation was issued.

- Police responded at 12:21 a.m. Friday to the 400 block of South Broadway Avenue where a local bar employee wanted a patron removed. The person left the bar and was taken home.

- An officer on patrol saw a vehicle parked at the deadend of Butcher Road near Pershing Street at 10:07 p.m. Thursday and made contact with the driver, who said he was waiting for some friends. He said he would leave.

- A man in the 500 block of Franklin reported at 9:41 p.m. Thursday that he had several juveniles knock on his door and say they could not get back to their residence in the 400 block because of a suspicious male in the area. An officer assisted the juveniles back to their residence. No one was seen in the area.

- A caller at 8:58 p.m. Thursday reported suspicious activity, drug use, at the rear of a business in the 100 block of North Ellsworth Avenue. Officers checked the area and spoke to a person, but there was no sign of drug abuse.

- A resident of Southeast Boulevard reported a loud explosion at 7:57 p.m. Thursday. He believed the explosion came from the area of Walmart and Home Depot.

- A cashier at a store in the 2300 block of East State Street reported at 7:14 p.m. Thursday that a female came into the store empty-handed, but then brought an item to the register that she wanted to return. The cashier believed the transaction was fraudulent. Video will be reviewed.

- Barking dogs were reported at 5:51 p.m. Thursday in the 300 block of Sharp Avenue. The resident said he would take care of it.

- James Heverly, 41, of 364 S. Ellsworth Ave., was taken into custody and transported to the Columbiana County jail after a representative of the Adult Parole Authority came to the police station at 2:15 p.m. Thursday with an order for his arrest.

- Joseph Schreffler, 36, of Sell Road, Lisbon, was cited for reasonable control after his vehicle struck a parked vehicle in the 2100 block of Southeast Boulevard at 3:08 p.m. Wednesday.


- A man reported at 7:20 p.m. Thursday that while walking on North Elm Street he heard a loud crying coming from a home on the 100 block. Police went to the home and were told by a resident the noise from a neighbor who had recently arrived at the home with a small child she was having trouble with. There were no problems.

- Brian Frederick of Columbiana was cited for assured clear distance after hitting a parked car on South Vine Street at 9:37 p.m. Thursday that was owned by John Edwards, Columbiana.



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