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December 31, 2013
Salem News


- Police were called at 10:54 a.m. Monday for a person to be removed from the 1300 block of South Lincoln Avenue and found a pickup in the front yard stuck in mud backed over a large rock and small tree. A man and woman live there, but someone else owns the property. The woman said the man kicked in the door and damaged it, while the man said she slammed the door on him. A footprint was on the door. Both also said they were assaulted by the other, but there were no visible injuries. Information will be sent to the prosecutor. An officer spoke to the housing department regarding a warning on the truck for illegally parking in the yard.

- A custody dispute was reported at 9:39 a.m. Monday on Fourth Street by a man who said he was supposed to get his son at 9:30 a.m. and the mother said he couldn't take the child until 10:45 a.m. She told an officer she was keeping the child an hour later because the man was late in returning him last week.

- A woman in the 100 block of West Eighth Street called at 8:55 a.m. Monday over a property dispute. Her brother came with two others demanding furniture belonging to their mother, who was now in a nursing home. The woman talked to her sister, who has the power of attorney, and agreed to let him take a limited amount of furniture.

- An officer on patrol at 6:27 a.m. Monday heard an alarm coming from a business in the 100 block of North Lincoln Avenue. The outer perimeter doors were checked and all appeared secure.

- A domestic dispute was reported at 3:12 a.m. Monday in the 1300 block of South Lincoln Avenue. A man said he and his girlfriend argued and she locked him out of the residence. He just wanted to gather his things and leave. Officers attempted to make contact, but she refused to answer the door. He was told his options.

- Suspicious activity was reported at 4:58 a.m. Monday in the 100 block of Woodland Avenue where a resident woke up from the dog barking, went downstairs and found a window open that had not been open. Officers checked the area, but did not find anyone.

- A woman in the 1300 block of south Lincoln Avenue reported at 11:23 p.m. Sunday that she places her walker by her parking space and when she comes home, it's on the grass. She does not know who's doing this.

- Police responded to the 500 block of Columbia Street for a drug overdose at 10:18 p.m. Sunday. A man had taken a large quantity of prescription medication. Salem fire department first responders were there and KLG took him to Salem Community Hospital.

- Police were called to the 500 block of Walnut Street for a person to be removed at 9:32 p.m. Sunday. An officer spoke with both people involved and gave one person a ride to a relative's home.

- Police gave assistance to two residents who were having difficulty getting to their driveways in the 300 block of Eighth Street at 8:37 p.m. Sunday due to emergency vehicles blocking the street for an ongoing investigation in the 200 block. A suspected meth lab and indoor marijuana growing operation had been discovered during the serving of an arrest warrant.

- Police responded to the 1000 block of South Lincoln Avenue where the keyholder found an unsecured door on the building at 6:09 p.m. Sunday. An officer checked the interior and found nothing out of order.

- Police met at 3:23 p.m. Sunday in the 2300 block of East State Street with a woman who said her mother-in-law had her child and was refusing to return the child to her custody. Officers made contact with the mother-in-law and the child was reluctantly returned to the mother after officers told the mother-in-law she could face interference with custody charges.

- Police were called at 2:49 p.m. Sunday to the 2300 block of East State Street for a distraught female trying to leave a vehicle and being restrained by the driver. Police made contact with the occupants of the vehicle in the Salem Plaza parking lot and learned they had an argument and the woman was still visibly upset. An officer spoke with them and left after affirming there would be no more problems.

- The manager of a store in the Salem Plaza called at 2:06 p.m. Sunday to report a possible shoplifter, saying a man had been seen removing a knife set from a shelf and walking to other locations in the store before leaving without buying anything. An employee checked inventory and found two of the knife sets the man had been looking at were missing. The man was found at a different location in the plaza, but had no knives in his possession. He told police he looked at a knife and removed it from the rack, but put it back before leaving. He voluntarily returned to the store and demonstrated where he had walked and what he looked at.

- Priscilla Kale, 40, of state Route 644, Salineville, was cited for passing on the right after a collision at 7:02 a.m. Sunday in the 900 block of East State Street at Rose Avenue. A eastbound vehicle driven by Charles Pozeynot, 72, of Jackson Avenue, was turning right when the eastbound Kale vehicle attempted to pass on the right and the vehicles collided. No injuries were reported.

- A burglary in progress was reported at 3:56 a.m. Sunday in the 700 block of East Pershing Street where officers made contact with two male victims, ages 24 and 26, who said two unknown people forced entry into their residence and demanded money and other items of value before assaulting them. They fled before police arrived after being chased out without getting anything. The 24-year-old victim was struck in his left rear hip. The 26-year-old was struck in the forehead and transported to Salem Community Hospital for treatment.


- A man reported at 12:21 p.m. Sunday that while driving outside the city he was cut off by another vehicle and when he came into town the vehicle cut him off again and a man got out of the car, identified himself as a deputy but did not offer his name, and started yelling at him. Police checked the area for the vehicle and the man described, but did not find him.

A One Trace Recovery employee requested at 1:22 p.m. Sunday police stand by while they repossessed a vehicle at Rite Aid.


- A Goshen Road resident reported at 4 p.m. Dec. 9 that someone had made online purchases with her debit card.

- Police responded to the Colonial Motel on U.S. Route 62 at 5:11 p.m. Dec. 9 for a report of a guest that had broken a television in a room.

- An officer responded to a juvenile complaint at the West Branch High School at 2:56 p.m. Dec. 10.

- Jennifer S. Salter, 39, Alliance, was charged with operating a vehicle intoxicated and reckless operation following a traffic stop at 7:49 p.m. Dec. 10.

- Katrina G. Salyers, 28, 18395 Fifth St., Beloit, and Emily L. Duchon, 24, Louisville, were arrested for theft at 10:48 p.m. Dec. 10 after officers responded to the Dollar General in Beloit for possible shoplifters.

- A Beaver Creek Road resident reported at 6:45 p.m. Dec. 11 that his elderly mother had left her residence in the morning and had never returned home. She was found at the Alleghany hospital.

- Police responded to a domestic dispute on Fifth Street in Beloit at 1:15 p.m. Dec. 13 where a juvenile male reported he and his mother had gotten into an argument regarding an iPod.

- Officers responded to the Colonial Motel on U.S. Route 62 at 7:18 p.m. Dec. 13 for a guest refusing to vacate his room. Officers told the man to leave or face possible charges.


- Police went to Smith Oil at 9:56 p.m. Friday to assist Liverpool Township police with a combative man who was in their custody. Police were able to restrain the man who was returned to the cruiser, and the officers followed township police to the county jail, where they assisted with turning the man over at the jail.

- Police went to a West Chestnut Street home at 7:21 p.m. Saturday for a report of a man threatening suicide. Police spoke with the man, who said he was not going to kill himself but was just going through some hard times. He was told that future threats would result in a hospital evaluation.

- Jay Farrow, West Lincoln Way, reported at 9:16 p.m. Sunday he was being harassed by a man he knows who had been coming over to his apartment to use his phone, and he did not want the man using his phone anymore. Police attempted to contact the man but he was not available.

- Wellsville police reported at 9:25 p.m. Dec. 16 Scott Roberts, East Lincoln Way, has been calling their department repeatedly and swearing and yelling at their officers. Lisbon police went to Roberts' home to speak with him about the problem and he was arrested for persistent disorderly conduct after he reportedly came at them in a threatening manner.

- A woman reported at 8:57 p.m. Thursday a purple truck on Harrison Street appeared to be leaking gas. Police found the truck and spoke to the owner who said he would take care of the problem.

- Someone reported at 4:59 a.m. Dec. 18 a young child at a North Beaver Street home cries frequently every morning. Police went to the home and spoke with the mother who said there were no problems. The child was not crying at the time and did not appear to be in distress.

- Wayne Smith, West Chestnut Street, reported at 9:32 p.m. Wednesday a woman he knows took $5 from his wallet without asking. Smith said he owed the woman the money but she took it without his permission.

Police attempted to contact the woman but she was not available.



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