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January 6, 2014
Salem News


- An officer on patrol in the 1100 block of East State Street at 3:51 a.m. Sunday heard what appeared to be a verbal altercation behind a home. Upon arriving at the back of the residence, a man saw the patrol car and slammed the door to an apartment. The officer attempted contact, but nobody was willing to answer the door. Two people walking said they saw a man with a gray hoodie run south on Washington Avenue, but nobody could be found.

- Officers responded to the 100 block of Railroad Street at 2:24 a.m. Sunday for an unknown problem. A man reported another man was attempting to initiate a fight with numerous people, but fled in a vehicle before police arrived. Officers believed the vehicle left the city south on Ellsworth Avenue.

- An anonymous juvenile reported at 10:39 p.m. Saturday that while using a police scanner application on an electronic tablet, he clicked on a news feed link and then another button which he assumed would provide a news feed. He saw a message that said he had reported a threat. He wanted to be certain his actions didn't result in calling the police. He was told the police had not received any complaint related to his issue.

- An occupied suspicious vehicle was reported at 9:26 p.m. Saturday in the parking lot of a business in the 100 block of West State Street. The occupants said they were just waiting for a person to come to complete a Craig's List transaction. The other people arrived before police left.

- Jenny Carson, of 1002 Aten Ave., Wellsville, and Brittany Landacre, of 1266 E. Pershing St., Salem, were each charged with theft after police were called to Walmart at 9:11 p.m. Saturday for shoplifters. A loss prevention officer reported two females attempted to leave without paying for items concealed in their purses. Carson allegedly had $146 worth of merchandise and Landacre allegedly had $105 worth of items.

- An officer responded at 7:13 p.m. Saturday to the 800 block of East Third Street to assist the Columbiana County Sheriff's Office in serving an arrest warrant on a city resident. After a brief struggle, the Sheriff's Office was able to take the female into custody. An officer stood by until the humane officer arrived to assist with the female's dog.

- A woman who did not want to give her name reported at 5:55 p.m. Saturday that a known male would not stop harassing her by phone. An officer contacted him and he said he would not call anymore.

- An officer was dispatched at 5:03 p.m. Saturday to a restaurant in the 200 block of East Second Street for a dispute over service. A Youngstown man from a plumbing company said he fixed the plumbing in the business and the business owner was refusing to pay. The business owner said he didn't agree with the amount charged. Both were told its a civil matter. The business owner paid the bill.

- A vehicle registration and car insurance card found in the Walmart parking lot were turned over to police at 4:46 p.m. Saturday. The owner was contacted to pick them up.

- Vehicles were reported parked on the road on Sharp Avenue near Prospect Street at 2:52 p.m. Saturday in a no parking zone. An officer contacted the people who were in the process of moving into a residence. They were told to move the vehicles as soon as possible.

- A caller at 11:52 a.m. Saturday reported a man holding up a sign at Walmart saying "will work for food." The caller said there was no problem and no traffic situation but they thought it was panhandling. An officer saw the man standing on the cement island to the entrance/exit of Walmart on the East State Street side holding the sign. He was told to move away from the intersection. When the officer turned his vehicle around, he saw the man get into a parked vehicle running with three other people inside on the southeast side of the parking lot. The operator was a female and the plates came back to a residence in East Liverpool. They left south on Cunningham Road.

- Tim Gottschling of Monroe Street reported at 11:41 a.m. Saturday that his bicycle was stolen from the carport area at the rear of the apartment building sometime between Thursday and Saturday.

- A woman in the 400 block of Washington Avenue reported at 11:37 a.m. Saturday that over the past week, someone stole several of her medications. She also said $100 and a large amount of groceries were missing. She believed a known female took the items while at the house.

- A person reported at 10:44 a.m. Saturday that someone got his debit/credit card number and made purchases in Detroit, Mich. He did not know how they got the number and said he was not in Detroit at the time when the number was used.

- Police responded to the 100 block of East Third Street for a 911 hangup call at 10:34 a.m. Saturday and learned a woman upstairs had called and hung up, but was sick and requested medical assistance. Fire department first responders and EMT Ambulance assisted. She was taken to Salem Regional Medical Center.

- A man from Merle Road called at 8:35 a.m. Saturday to request a well-being check at an East Seventh Street residence. The female said her children were at her father's residence and were okay.

- Susan L. Jones, 52, of 570 W. Wilson St., was placed into custody at 3:04 p.m. Friday in the 400 block of West Third Street on a warrant for failure to appear. Officers responded to meet with Columbiana County Drug Task Force agents regarding the warrant. She was turned over to a deputy and taken to the county jail.

- Royal Schiller, 83, of South Lincoln Avenue, was cited for assured clear distance and expired registration after his southbound vehicle on North Lincoln Avenue collided with the rear of a southbound vehicle driven by Scott Lewis, 51, of Washington Avenue, who was stopped for a red light at State Street at 12:16 p.m. Thursday. Schiller said he slid on ice and snow and was unable to stop, with some damage caused to both vehicles.



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