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January 14, 2014
Salem News


- The driver of the SUV that wrecked on Saltwell Road last Thursday afternoon has been identified as Tori L. Hoperich, 46, Hunters Camp Road, Lisbon. Hoperich was driving on Saltwell Road when she went off the road, striking a road sign and two trees. Police Chief Mike Abraham said although they have yet to determine what happened, it is believed Hoperich had a medical episode of some sorts while driving. She was unresponsive at the scene and taken by ambulance to Salem hospital.

- Bruce Wylie, East Lincoln Way, reported Dec. 20 his vehicle was entered.

- Police spoke to representatives at C & R Auto, East Lincoln Way, on Dec. 20, and they agreed to move a refrigerator.

- Robert Kaiser reported Dec. 11 he was assaulted at the county mental health center by Wendell Custer.

- Bruce Whiley, East Lincoln Way, reported Dec. 20 his girlfriend caught Lillian Lochler stealing their mail, but Lochler returned the mail after having a confrontation with Mary Northrup. Lochler told police she served Whiley with an eviction notice and believed he had moved out because the apartment was dark and his vehicle was gone. Lochler said was going to take the mail to the post office when she saw that Northrup was still there. Whiley wanted to press charges, but the officer told him Lochler had good reason for being in the apartment and that she did return the mail.

- Bob Wright, North Jefferson Street, reported Dec. 28 there was a truck parked in the cemetery with its alarm going off. An officer checked the area but did not hear any such noise.

- Cheryl Albright reported Jan. 3 she was pumping gas at Circle K when Janice Hanna, Latta Road, East Palestine, unparked into her Lincoln MKZ owned by William Hoover of Lisbon.

- Barry Sturms reported Jan. 3 someone vandalized an apartment building owned by his mother, Katheryn Williamson, Pendleton Street. Someone spray-painted the front of the building.

- Security alarms were checked at the following locations and everything was found secure: Wright Buffing, South Market Street, on Jan. 6; Morgan's Drug Store on Jan. 7; Consumers National Bank on Jan. 7; WIC on Lincoln Place on Jan. 7; county mental health center on Saturday; William Murray residence, Pendleton Street, at 4:46 a.m. Friday.

- Police responded to the Haines apartment on North Market at 8:09 p.m. Thursday in the belief he needed medical assistance, but Mr. Haines said he did not need any help.

- Travis Barnes, East Chestnut Street, reported Sunday he suspects his ex-wife, Melissa Dalessio, is harassing his current wife, Renee, and that he just saw Dalessio drive past his house. Mrs. Barnes said she had been followed earlier in the day by someone in a red Jeep and they believe it is Dalessio and her boyfriend. They had also been warned by Mr. Barnes' ex-mother-in-law to get her grandson out of the residence because there might be a bunch of men heading for the house.

- Greg Holloway, North Market Street, reported at 9:57 p.m. Sunday someone backed into his friend's vehicle after getting gas at Circle K. His friend is Benjamin Seider, and the other vehicle is owned by Kirk Krieger, but the unidentified driver walked away.

- Police were called Willowbrook Sand & Gravel at 3:17 a.m. Sunday in regard to two people who were stranded. The officer found Nicole Alexander and Elicia Travis, who said their ride dropped them off in Lisbon and they were walking home. The officer gave them a ride the rest of the way to a home on Darner Road.

- Police were called to a domestic dispute behind the VFW at 1:45 a.m. Saturday, and the officer found an upset Danielle Burbick, 26, who said she had an argument with her boyfriend, Brandon Malone, who had left the scene. Burbick said during the argument Malone repeatedly poked her in the mouth with his finger, so she bit his finger, and then he struck her in the face before threatening to run her over. Burbick, who had no physical signs of being assaulted, declined to press charges. Police later spoke with Malone, who was drunk and had a bite mark on his finger. Malone admitted slapping Burbick in the face but only to get her to release his finger. He also declined to press charges.

- Police were called to a home on West Lincoln Way at 7:47 p.m. Saturday in regard to an unruly teenager. Trisha Cannon and a Ms. Jones told police a boy they know showed up and was creating a disturbance on the porch when they told him to come inside, but he continued to act in an unruly manner. While there, Kathy Phillips came to pick up the youth, who was told not to come back.

- Police were called to the Night Court at 1:22 a.m. Sunday, where employees said they wanted Nathan Jones to leave. Jones was escorted from the bar and told not to return for the night.


- A Old North Street woman reported at 3:35 p.m. Sunday there were lights on at a vacant home next to hers. Police checked the home and found there was a malfunction with the heater.

- Shannon Reighert reported at 4 p.m. Sunday a vehicle drove through her parents' property on state Route 14 causing damage.

- A Youngstown and Southern railroad employee reported at 5:46 p.m. Sunday the gates alone East Park Avenue were malfunctioning.

- Tim Carr, Fairfield Avenue, reported at 10:29 p.m. Sunday there was a smell of something burning in that area. The fire department was sent.


- Ryan Thompson, 31, of 192 W. Pershing St., was charged with domestic violence and taken to the Columbiana County jail after police were called to his residence at 6:54 a.m. Monday. A verbal dispute occurred between a live-in couple which then escalated into the male assaulting the female.

- A dispute was reported at 12:30 a.m. Monday in the 700 block of East Third Street. All parties said there was no violence and no dispute. They were singing.

- A clerk at Smith Oil, 968 E. State St., reported at 9:52 p.m. Sunday that a person pumped $4.47 worth of fuel into a white van and left without paying.

- A woman reported at 9:44 p.m. Sunday that a man backed into her driveway and bumped the passenger side rear fender of a rental vehicle parked there. She said there was minor paint damage and a small dent in the fender. The other driver left his address and phone number and said he would return the following day to provide additional information.

- A woman in the 500 block of Walnut Street called at 9:41 p.m. Sunday to report excessive noise originating from another apartment in the building. The noise had subsided before police arrived.

- A man was reported loitering in a parking lot in the 2300 block of East State Street at 9:32 p.m. Sunday, approaching pedestrians and asking for money. He was gone when officers arrived.

- An officer on patrol at 7:37 p.m. Sunday on East Pershing Street noticed a moderate amount of water flowing between bricks of the sidewalk along the northeast curb of Pershing and South Lundy Avenue. The water department was notified about a possible water line break.

- A man in the 200 block of Vine Avenue reported at 7:18 p.m. Sunday that several juveniles were on his property and when he told them to leave, one of them assaulted him. He didn't want to pursue charges, but didn't want them coming back. Officers located several juveniles in the area who said the man was vulgar towards them and there was no physical assault. The same man had called police earlier at 6:47 p.m. about an incident at an apartment in the 100 block of Rose Avenue. He had gone there to have dinner with his girlfriend and her friend when an argument occurred and his girlfriend pulled his hair. The girlfriend told police he showed up intoxicated and when they asked him to leave, he began tearing things up. He opted to leave.

- A domestic dispute was reported at 7:15 p.m. Sunday in the 2200 block of Southeast Boulevard. Both persons said there was no physical violence, only yelling. The male half decided to voluntarily leave for the evening.

- A caller at 6:26 p.m. Sunday reported a man in the 100 block of South Lincoln Avenue had been seen trying to get into several businesses by turning the door handles. The caller's husband chased the person away. Police located the man later on Rose Avenue and he denied trying to get into any buildings. He said he was just cutting through an alley when another man confronted him and began chasing him.

- Police were dispatched at 5:27 p.m. Sunday to the Giant Eagle parking lot on East State Street for a suspicious man asking for a ride. A woman said the man needed a ride and she was going to provide him with one. The officer checked up on the man and followed the woman to the man's residence.

- A caller reported at 5:11 p.m. Sunday that he noticed several garage handles had been tampered with at a storage garage in the 1300 block of South Lundy Avenue. An officer checked the area and found all the doors secure. Nothing appeared damaged.

- Police responded at 4:45 p.m. Sunday to the 800 block of East Third Street where a woman said a dog ran out in front of her vehicle and she was able to secure the dog. The dog was described as a medium brown and white male with no tags. The humane officer responded to take the dog.


- James Lewis, 54, of West Pine Lake Road, reported at 3:45 a.m. Monday that a deer ran out in front of his vehicle on Goshen Road, striking the front passenger fender and bumper, and then running into a field. The vehicle was driven from the scene.

- Police were called at 6:34 p.m. Sunday to check on a trooper at a traffic stop on Depot Road near state Route 45 after the vehicle operator failed to stop in a timely manner. Everything was alright and the officer stood by until the stop was cleared.

- A resident on East 11th Street reported at 5:08 p.m. Sunday that an unknown vehicle lost control and slid into his front yard, causing damage to the turf.

- Police responded to the 400 block of Benton Road at 7:56 p.m. Saturday for a tree limb laying in the road. The limb was moved.

- Police were called at 8:34 a.m. Saturday for a report of standing water in the 1100 block of Jones Drive. A resident said the standing water could cause her basement to flood and she was very adamant about someone coming and fixing the problem. Police contacted the road department.

- Police responded to a residence on Andrew Avenue at 2:18 a.m. Saturday for a woman having difficulty breathing, but she and her husband canceled the ambulance and he was taking her to Alliance hospital himself.



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