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January 24, 2014
Salem News


- Police checked an alarm at 8:45 a.m. Thursday in the 500 block of Franklin, finding the exterior of the residence secure.

- A spokesman at the Salem school bus garage reported at 8:14 a.m. Thursday that a male wearing a black coat, multi-colored hat and brown boots exposed himself in the area of Vine Avenue and Third Street. Officers checked the area, but didn't find anyone.

- A person was requested removed from a residence in the 100 block of West Fifth Street at 3:35 a.m. Thursday. Police found the person, who was intoxicated, and gave him a courtesy transport to a family member's home due to the weather conditions.

- Jonathon Maines, 25, of 513 Cherry St., was charged with obstruction of official business, resisting arrest and possession of drug paraphernalia after an officer on patrol at 3:13 a.m. Thursday saw a suspicious vehicle in the Sparkle Market parking lot in 400 block of South Lundy Avenue. The officer made contact with the man in the driver's seat, later identified as Maines. Additional charges are pending for possession of drugs. Officers located a small baggie with a white substance inside his mouth. The substance will be tested.

- Craig Diehl, 47, of 686 Franklin Ave., was charged with possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia after a traffic stop at 2:13 a.m. Thursday on East Second Street at North Lundy Avenue, with contraband recovered from the vehicle after a search.

- A motorist was warned for speeding after a traffic stop at 1:12 a.m. Thursday in the 200 block of West State Street near Family Dollar. After a consent to search, no contraband was found in the vehicle.

- A residence in the 2200 block of Tanglewood was checked at 12:26 a.m. Thursday for a strange noise, but nothing was located.

- Nicole Linger, 19, of Mineral Wells, W.Va., was charged with theft after a shoplifter was reported at 7:09 p.m. Wednesday at Gene's Drive-Thru, 1750 E. State St. An employee reported seeing a woman place two bottles of vodka in her purse and then leave without paying. She left in a white Chevy van with West Virginia plates and began to pull out of the parking lot, then pulled back in and returned the items before officers arrived.

- A woman in the 1200 block of Cedar Ridge filed a parking complaint at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday about a vehicle parked in the yard at the apartment complex. The vehicle was not breaking any ordinances. She was told to contact her landlord about the issue.

- A dog was reported at large at 6:56 p.m. Wednesday in the 1000 block of Arch Street, but was not found.

- Ashley Williams, 22, of Newgarden Avenue, was cited for failure to yield after colliding with a vehicle driven by Judith Bender, 62, of Duck Creek Road, at the intersection of Sharp Street and West Pershing Street at 11:44 a.m. Tuesday. Bender was traveling west on Pershing, stopped for the stop sign at Sharp and began to go across. The report said Williams was southbound on Sharp and failed to stop at the stop sign, striking Bender's vehicle and causing it to spin around on the wet roads, go up and over the curb and run over a stop sign for eastbound traffic. No injuries were reported.


- Police were called to the county mental health counseling center at 11:43 a.m. Monday to be present in the even there were any problems while a client being shipped to a hospital for a mental evaluation.

- The resident manager of the Fleming House reported at 10:41 p.m. Sunday two residents heard a commotion of some sorts coming from the corner of the building. Police checked the area but did not find anything going on.


- Wayne Luli reported at 10:42 a.m. Wednesday the railroad gates were down for too long at the South Main Street crossing.

- Donald E. White II, 29, Lisbon, was charged with driving under suspension during a traffic stop on state Route 14 at 3:39 p.m. Wednesday.

- A woman reported at 7:29 p.m. Wednesday a silver Dodge Durango was driving recklessly from Washingtonville toward Columbiana. Police attempted to locate the vehicle but it was gone.



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