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January 15, 2014
Salem News

- Brandy Burgett, U.S. Route 30, Kensington, reported a suspicious vehicle in the baseball fields at 2:30 a.m. Saturday. No vehicle was there when deputies arrived.

- Deputies assisted a patrol trooper who was investigating a crash on state Route 39 at 2:18 a.m. Tuesday. Glenn McKenzie, state Route, 39, Wellsville, the owner of the vehicle, claimed it was stolen. He told deputies he parked it in his driveway and saw it last between 11:30 p.m. and midnight with the keys in the ignition.

- Tim Hartley, state Route 45, Salem, reported a man sleeping in a vehicle at 6:42 a.m. Jan. 7. Deputies spoke to the man, who said he had shut his eyes after a long shift so he would not wreck his vehicle. He was allowed to wake up before he was sent on his way.

- David Merriman Sr., Hillcrest Road, Wellsville, reported at 3:27 a.m. Tuesday his son woke him up while pacing, an argument ensued and his son reportedly grabbed him by the throat. The father said he then responded by also grabbing his son by the throat. The son left and went outside. Deputies spoke to the son who reported his father grabbed him, but denied grabbing his father. Both signed a refusal to prosecute.

- Barbara Harstine, state Route 154, LIsbon, reported at 4:24 a.m. Tuesday a possible argument in a parked vehicle. Deputies found a man walking down state Route 517 who said his girlfriend had slid into a ditch on state Route 154 at Fairfield School Road. They called for a tow truck and his girlfriend became irate with the tow truck driver for not giving them all a ride home because of an 18-month-old child with them. Deputies gave the family a ride to their home on Beaver Street in Lisbon.

- Deputies assisted Columbiana police in investigating a child sexual matter by speaking to someone on Fairfield Avenue at 1:35 a.m. Tuesday.

- David Earich, 27, Jefferson Street, Salineville, was charged with domestic violence after his mother, Amy Earich, called deputies at 10:02 p.m. Monday to report he was tearing up the inside of her home and had assaulted her 17-year-old son. The boy told deputies his brother tackled him into the wall, grabbed him by the throat, slammed his head off the wall and threw him down the stairs. He had several visible injuries and a torn T-shirt. Earich was found sitting on a couch in the neighbor's yard.

- Russell Jeffreys, Arbaugh Mini Storage, U.S. Route 62, Alliance, reported at 12:25 p.m. Monday he contracted in August with Martins Home Surveillance to place cameras at his storage property, paying them $699 and a second payment of $200 both in August. So far no cameras have been installed and a certified letter returned unclaimed.

- Jeff Harper, Leetonia Road, Leetonia, reported at 8:16 p.m. Monday someone hacked his cell phone number. Deputies spoke to his ex-girlfriend and she admitted to sending text messages using his account. She was warned if she sends any more messages charges will be filed.

- Stan Felton, state Route 164, Salineville, reported at 9:59 a.m. Monday someone took scrap. Dwayne Felton told deputies he saw a man on his son's property across the street. The person went into the garage three times, loaded items into his truck and before leaving the property he stopped to take more items from under a maple tree.

- Deb Houlette, state Route 154, Lisbon, reported at 10:09 p.m. Sunday there was suspicious activity near Lock 24 in Elkton. Deputies checked the area but found no one.

- Jerry Early, Madison Drive, Lisbon, reported Monday sometime between Oct. 13 and Jan. 13 someone entered his home and a safe, taking items from his property. A friend had been at the home in November or December and heard a loud slam from the garage, but did not check on it because she was afraid.

- Fillmore Freightline, East Liverpool Road, Lisbon, reported Monday someone broke a window to enter the business sometime between 11 a.m. Sunday and 8 a.m. Monday and took items.

- Maureen Aratari, state Route 45, Leetonia, reported at 4:47 a.m. Monday she and her live-in companion got into an argument Sunday night and he allegedly shoved her, causing her to fall onto the steps. He took her house keys and she left for the night. When she came back in the morning to get some property, he refused to let her in. Ed Longbottom told deputies they argued and she kicked him in the chest. He denied shoving her, but admitted taking the keys. He claimed she came back, started pounding on the door causing the glass to come out of the storm door. She was allowed to get some of her property and was given her keys back. Both signed a refusal to prosecute.



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