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January 15, 2014
Salem News


- Police responded at 7:31 a.m. Tuesday to the 600 block of East Sixth Street for a dispute. A husband and wife were involved in a verbal dispute, with the husband leaving voluntarily.

- An intoxicated man from Hanoverton arrived at the police station at 2:38 a.m. Tuesday to report the windshield of his vehicle was damaged with a baseball bat. He was unable to give a location where the incident occurred and could only say that "Mike" did the damage. Due to his intoxication, a taxi was called for him and he was taken to a nearby motel. He was told to return when he's sober to give a written statement.

- Jennifer Seachrist, of Ambridge, Pa., reported at 12:05 a.m. Tuesday that an iPad was removed from her vehicle on Sunday after giving a friend a ride. The report listed an address on South Lundy Avenue. She also reported receiving a call from a friend who said the iPad was taken to Youngstown and possibly traded for drugs. She's working on recovering it and wanted a report done.

- An officer was flagged down at 8:13 p.m. Monday and advised of customers causing problems inside a store in the 1100 block of East State Street. Officers responded to the store and found two people they knew and told them to leave. The clerk on duty was told to call police if they return and cause problems.

- Jeffery Gruber, of Youngstown, reported at 7:41 p.m. Monday that he lost his cell phone.

- Police were dispatched to the 100 block of Washington Avenue for an unwanted person at 6:41 p.m. Monday. A woman said a man keeps coming to her residence and she does not want him there. He left before police arrived. She was told to call police if he returns. He will be told to stay away from her property if he's found.

- A man on Edgewood Drive reported at 6:11 p.m. Monday that a known person made several threats to family members about causing him serious physical harm and also threatened him directly. He wanted it on record.

- Police were called at 5:20 p.m. Monday to the 200 block of West Wilson Street for a verbal dispute between several neighbors. A resident of the 300 block of Newgarden Avenue had been outside playing baseball with his children in an open grass lot when a neighbor from the 200 block of Wilson walked by. Both groups alleged the other began calling them names, escalating into a verbal altercation and members from each group threatening the other. They were all told to stay away from each other.

- A clerk at Smith Oil, 968 E. State Street, reported at 5:09 p.m. Monday that an older woman in a dark blue Chevy pumped $23.02 worth of gas and left without paying.

- Police responded to the 300 block of Woodland Avenue after a woman called at 4:56 p.m. Monday concerned for her elderly grandmother. She said a male non-family member has been coming to her grandmother's residence on Woodland and she's afraid of what this man is saying to her grandmother. She called her grandmother and he said she could not speak with her. She was told her options and a check of her grandmother was made. Police had been called to the same address at 8:54 a.m. Monday by the female resident who said she believed her son took her vehicle and may have had her sign it over to him. She wanted to know her options.

- Police were called at 3:49 p.m. Monday to the 200 block of Continental Drive by a nursing home official who wanted to speak to an officer about a situation with a patient of the facility. She was told her options.

- A man from Maryland wanted to speak to an officer at 10:58 a.m. Monday about some concerns he had for his father's financial dealings. He had already talked to an attorney and was meeting with him.

- A man previously from the 1300 block of South Lincoln Avenue reported at 9:33 a.m. Monday that he and his wife are in the process of a divorce and he's currently residing at a care facility on East Pershing Street. He said he heard his family is selling some of his belongings since he moved out. He was told to contact his attorney.

- Sharon Berringer, of the 500 block of Walnut Street, reported at 9:31 a.m. Monday that she found a suspicious object at her residence, with the object described as a small metal rod wrapped in masking tape. The object appeared to be old and was brought to the police department.

- Linda Beohm, of the 1300 block of South Lincoln Avenue, reported at 9:22 a.m. Monday that someone broke a window at one of the empty apartments.


- Police responded to the 2000 block of Goshen Road for a report at 5:16 p.m. Monday of debris in the road. An officer found a cardboard box and removed it.

- A resident in the 1400 block of Elberon Avenue called at 4:03 p.m. Monday to report an 11-year-old juvenile being assaulted by another juvenile. Both parties said the other party started the incident. They were told to stay away from each other.

- A male caller at 3:34 p.m. Monday reported several 4-wheelers in the area of Cunningham Road and the railroad crossing running in and out of traffic, but police didn't find them.

- A resident from Plymouth Place spoke with an officer at 2:20 p.m. Monday about a fake check he received from a person on Craigslist. He was selling an item and received a check from a potential buyer that was deemed fake by his bank. He attempted to contact the buyer but could no longer reach them. Police took the check and will attempt to contact the buyer.


- Constable Dan Valentine received complaints from several residents in the 37000 block of Butcher Road at 9:37 a.m. Monday complaining that people residing at 37721 Butcher Road keep racing their 4-wheelers up and down the Butcher Road as well as riding them all day and night. The 4-wheelers are modified and very loud. Valentine spoke with two riders and explained the law about riding on the road and asked them to be good neighbors.

- A vocational counselor reported at 9:33 a.m. Monday of receiving a call from a client who made threats to harm himself over the weekend. A check of the person was made and he admitted to being distraught over the weekend but everything was OK and did not need any further assistance.


- At 6:54 a.m. Monday, police found a semi truck was blocking traffic because it was stopped at the underpass on Columbiana-Lisbon Road because it could not fit. Police stood by and directed traffic while the truck got turned around.

A man reported at 1:45 p.m. Monday he witnessed a vehicle hit another vehicle on South Main Street in front of Paul's Cafe and continue on without stopping.



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