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January 27, 2014
Salem News


- A woman contacted police at 12:31 p.m. Sunday to ask for assistance with contacting a relative. An officer responded to West Eighth Street to contact an adult son due to a phone problem. The son said he would contact his mother.

- Police responded at 11:55 a.m. Sunday to the 400 block of South Broadway Avenue for a possible problem from a Spanish-speaking man. Upon arrival, police found a man shoveling snow and a woman and children inside who were okay.

- A truck driver from Georgia reported at 9:22 a.m. Sunday that he parked in the lot at Walmart and sometime overnight, someone struck the rear of his tractor trailer, bending the bumper. He believed it may have been a snow plow driver for the company taking care of the lot.

- Police were called at 7:14 a.m. Sunday to Giant Eagle, 2401 E. State St., where the manager reported a male loitering in the store and making comments towards female employees. He left before police arrived, but was found near GetGo and told not to return to the store. He was given a courtesy ride home.

- Police were called to Salem Regional Medical Center emergency department at 5:13 a.m. Sunday regarding an alleged assault whose victims were there. Goshen Police said they dealt with both people at Colonial Motel when the male half became combative with officers. Goshen Police said the two reported they were assaulted at a residence in Salem. They refused to provide any information about the assault.

- Police are investigating a hit/skip accident reported at 2:45 a.m. Sunday in the 400 block of Aetna Street where a parked vehicle was struck. Police are looking for a dark red/maroon Chrysler Dodge car with front-end damage.

- Joshua McFarland, 21, of Boston Street, Washingtonville, was taken into custody for a warrant for disorderly conduct after police were called to McDonald's on East State Street at 12:40 a.m. Sunday for a suspicious person.

- A caller at 10:15 p.m. Saturday reported two trucks driving recklessly through the snow in the Centennial Park parking lot. The drivers were contacted and said they were driving through the lot. No damage was seen in the park, but they were told to leave for the night.

- A woman called at 7:48 p.m. Saturday asking police to check the well-being of a man in a tan Chevy Malibu possibly being held against his will. Officers were told the vehicle was possibly on Summit Street. Police located the car and spoke to the man who said he had been reported missing by the female earlier, but he's fine and not being held against his will. She was told the findings. The same woman had called at 3:07 p.m. to report she had been unable to make contact with her fiance.

- Police were dispatched at 6:08 p.m. Saturday to the 300 block of Newgarden Avenue for a suspicious person entering a house that had recently caught fire. An officer made contact with the person, a resident, who said he was attempting to find anything salvageable in the home.

- A clerk at Smith Oil, 968 E. State St., reported at 4:19 p.m. Saturday that someone drove off without paying for $51 worth of gas.

- A traffic light was reported not working properly at 4:14 p.m. Saturday. An officer found the sensor covered with snow and provided traffic control until the light was working properly again.

- Police were called at 2:48 p.m. Saturday for a man walking in the middle of the road at Newgarden Avenue and Wilson Street. He was located outside the police department shoveling snow and found to have medical issues. Fire department first responders and KLG responded and he was taken to Salem Regional Medical Center.

- A stop sign was noticed missing from the oorner of Cunningham Road and Bentley at 2:40 p.m. Saturday.

- A suspicious person was reported at 2:35 p.m. Saturday in the 1000 block of North Ellsworth Avenue approaching residences about shoveling driveways. No one was located.

- Joy Shawver, 44, of Lexington Avenue, was cited for reasonable control after her vehicle slid on the snow-covered road and struck a vehicle driven by Jeffrey Smith, 43, of Lisbon, who was northbound on Cunningham Road at Bentley Drive at 12:51 p.m. Saturday.

- A woman in the 900 block of Prospect Street reported at 11:40 a.m. Saturday that she went to work Friday and came home to find her roommate had moved out and taken all of her belongings, including her shoes, leaving her nothing in the residence. She contacted the roommate who sent her a text and said she had planned to move while she was gone and take the items. Information will be sent to the prosecutor's office for possible theft charges.

- A man in the 1300 block of East State Street reported at 11:19 a.m. Saturday that another man was threatening him over letting his girlfriend stay at his residence. The other man was told to stay away from him.

- A woman from the 600 block of Olive Street reported at 11:08 a.m. Saturday that two dogs came on her porch and took her cat's dish. She said one had come to her property previously and killed her chickens. The dogs could not be found.


- A concerned neighbor of a North Elm Street home reported at 11:12 a.m. Saturday she saw a couple people across the street at a home she believed vacant. Police checked and found people making an estimate for some repairs at the house.

- A car reportedly spun out in the area of state Route 14 and Homestead at 12:09 p.m. Saturday. Police found a vehicle driven by Denise Landried of Leetonia which had slid off the road. There was no damage and Landried had already contacted AAA.

- A city street employee reported at 12:20 p.m. Saturday someone had parked in the alley near East Park Avenue and he was unable to get through with the snow plow. Police located the owner, Patricia Miller, and the vehicle was moved.

- A man reported at 12:59 p.m. Saturday a stop sign near the intersection of Parkview and North Main was taken down by a truck plowing snow. The stop sign was put back up.

- A raccoon was reported in the middle of the roadway on Pittsburgh Avenue near the railroad tracks at 3:29 p.m. Saturday. The raccoon was busy eating something and refusing to move. It was determined sick and euthanized.

- Joshua Rettig, Leetonia, was traveling on state Route 14 near Homestead and slid off the roadway into a field at 4:15 p.m. Saturday. The vehicle and field were both undamaged. Police waited until the vehicle was towed.

- A traffic crash into an electric pole without injuries was reported at 9:22 p.m. Saturday on Fairfield Avenue near the railroad tracks. No details were listed on the police report. The fire department was asked to stand by.



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