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January 17, 2014
Salem News


- A 16-year-old male was charged with delinquency and released to a family member after police were called to Salem High School at 11:05 a.m. Thursday for a male juvenile who assaulted another male juvenile over personal issues. Injuries were observed on the victim's face and the other juvenile was placed in custody. The juvenile division will handle the case.

-An illegally parked vehicle was reported at 10:16 a.m. Thursday in the area of Washington Avenue and Mound Street. The owner was contacted and the vehicle was moved.

- Illegal dumping was reported at 8:41 a.m. Thursday at the rear of a business in the 600 block of South Broadway Avenue where someone dumped several bags of garbage. Information was located and the people were contacted. They were told about the complaint and the consequences if it happens again.

- Police responded to Monroe Street at the request of fire department first responders at 8:02 a.m. Thursday to help with a medical. KLG was there to transport a woman to the Salem Regional Medical Center emergency department per her doctor's order. She did not want to go but was taken as requested by her doctor, who spoke with an officer.

- Police were called at 8:01 a.m. Thursday to the 1800 block of East State Street for a man sleeping in a vehicle parked to the northeast of a building. An officer woke the man who said he got tired and pulled over to sleep before continuing on. He was told to move on.

- Police responded to Centennial Park at 10:31 p.m. Wednesday to check on a vehicle parked in the lot just east of the swimming pool. The occupants were just talking, with no evidence of illegal activity.

- An employee of Salem Regional Medical Center, East State Street, reported at 9:58 p.m. Wednesday that a patient took several items from a drawer before leaving. Officers will attempt to contact the person. Charges may be pending.

- A man from Mound Street came to the police station at 8:23 p.m. Wednesday regarding a suspicious phone call. He was told his options.

- A vehicle owned by Corey Brannon, Cleveland Street, was reported damaged at 4:40 p.m. Wednesday. The vehicle was legally parked facing west along the curb on the north side of the street in the 1300 block when another vehicle struck the driver side, causing dents and paint damage and breaking off the outside mirror from the driver side door. The damage was consistent with an impact, not a sideswipe, with the report noting the vehicle was parked across the street from a driveway. Paint transfer and debris were recorded as evidence.

- A man on Fairview Court reported at 4:26 p.m. Wednesday that items belonging to him were removed from his home sometime in the last month.

- A stroller was reported in the road in the 900 block of Southeast Boulevard at 4:18 p.m. Wednesday. An officer found it and removed it.

- Police responded at 3:09 p.m. Wednesday to the 400 block of Continental Drive for a property dispute involving a game, a computer and three area residents. The game and the computer were each returned to their rightful owners.

- An officer in the area of Hawley Avenue and East Fifth Street at 2:50 p.m. Wednesday saw a male juvenile walking down the sidewalk wiping blood from his face. It appeared he had been in a fight. Officers located the other party involved and both agreed the victim was walking down the street when the other juvenile ran up behind him and grabbed his book bag in fun. The victim took offense to it and a physical altercation resulted with the victim knocked face first onto the sidewalk. He declined medical treatment. The matter will be turned over to the juvenile officer.


- A man, name and address not listed, reported at 10:48 a.m. Wednesday he received a call from someone claiming they were bringing him a free car if he got a $150 Rite Aid gift card for them when they brought the car. The man reportedly refused to believe it was a scam even after being shown a news video about it.

- Richard Johnson requested at 4:21 p.m. Wednesday police check on a North Vine Street woman. Police went to the home and the woman was fine.

- A man reported at 7:55 p.m. Wednesday a suspicious man was going door to door asking for signatures for an alcohol related issue. Police checked the area but did not find the man.

- Boardman police reported at 11:14 p.m. Wednesday an officer was on their way to a West Salem Street apartment to check on a vehicle involved in a hit-skip. Police were unable to make contact with the man but his vehicle was towed.


- A caller reported there was a reckless driver coming into town east on U.S. Route 30 at 7:26 p.m. Monday. The officer stopped the driver at the intersection of East Washington and South Jefferson streets, and he said he was not familiar with the area and was having trouble driving because of the rain. The driver also said he had arrived at his destination for the night.

- The security alarm at the WIC building went off at 2:42 p.m. Sunday, and an officer arrived to find a cleaning crew inside.

- Security at the county municipal court requested some assistance at 11:28 a.m. Jan. 10 because of problems they were having with a man. The person was in custody and in a holding cell by the time an officer arrived.

- A caller reported there was a disabled vehicle near Richardson's Monuments on Elm Street at 10:52 a.m. Jan. 9 and that it had been there for two days. The vehicle came back to Keith Savage of North Jefferson Street, but police were unable to reach him.

- An elderly resident from the Allay Nursing Home on North Beaver Street wandered away about noon Jan. 8, but he was found unharmed and returned to the facility.

- John Olson of Hubbard reported Wednesday he and his ex-wife, Wendy, had a hearing in county Common Pleas Court but she left before him. When Mr. Olson got to his car, Ms. Olson was reportedly there and she began screaming at him about how things had gone in court.

- The security alarm went off at the county courthouse at 1:28 p.m. Jan. 7. The responding officer spoke to Justin Madison, chief of courthouse security, who said they were having problems with the alarm system in the auditor's storage room being set off by the falling room temperature during last week's cold snap.

- Paul Preston, Sherman Street, reported at 9:41 a.m. Jan. 8 seeing a motorist knock over a stop sign and then proceed to the high school parking lot. Preston insisted taxpayers should not pay for the damage. The officer went to the school, where he spoke to someone named Jessica, who said she slid on the ice into the sign because of icy road conditions. Jessica said she decided to continue on to school and contact police from there because it was cold and Preston was following her and screaming at her, telling her she was not going to get away with this and was calling the police. After arriving at the school, Jessica said Preston blocked her vehicle in with his vehicle, which she said frightened her even more. The officer said he would contact Preston about his conduct.



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