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January 29, 2014
Salem News


- A man in the 600 block of East State Street reported at 3:28 p.m. Tuesday that over the past month, persons unknown used his information off of the Internet to gain access to his bank account to make unauthorized purchases.

- Police were called at 2:48 p.m. Tuesday to Salem Regional Medical Center where hospital staff said a man was not complying with their wishes and they wanted him removed. He was escorted out and given a ride to another location.

- An officer assisted the Columbiana County Drug Task Force at 2:24 p.m. Tuesday to make a traffic stop on a suspicious vehicle. The vehicle was stopped and a K-9 unit responded and checked the vehicle with permission from the driver/owner.

- An officer at 1:18 p.m. Tuesday assisted the county Drug Task Force in serving a warrant on Sharp Street. Charity Riggs, 20, whose last known address was 449 Sharp St., was taken into custody.

- A man in the 100 block of West Eighth Street reported at 12:42 p.m. Tuesday that he was being harassed by a male he knows, noting that every time the male sees him, he begins to yell obscenities at him. The person was contacted and told to stay away from the man.

- A woman in the 1200 block of South Ellsworth Avenue reported at 10:44 a.m. Tuesday that a semi truck with a trailer turned around on the property around 10:30 a.m. and ran over the mail box, destroying it. The mailbox was on Snyder Road near the driveway. She said there was no way the driver did not know the mailbox was hit. The truck, described as white with blue lettering, left without stopping.

- Residents on Fairview Avenue reported at 9:25 a.m. Tuesday that eggs were thrown at the house and two vehicles in the drive overnight.

- An officer on patrol at 5:18 a.m. Tuesday saw what appeared to be a water main break in the 1100 block of East Pershing Street. The water department was notified.

- An anonymous caller at 2:27 a.m. Tuesday reported drug activity in the 600 block of East Third Street. Information was forwarded to the county Drug Task Force.

- Officers provided assistance at 1:45 a.m. Tuesday in the 1000 block of North Lincoln Avenue to Goshen Township Police, who were attempting to serve a warrant out of Mahoning County. The person was located and placed into custody by Goshen Police.

- Loud people were reported at 1:10 a.m. Tuesday in the 600 block of East Third Street. Nothing was heard.

- An alarm was reported at 7:32 a.m. Tuesday in the 2300 block of East State Street. The exterior of the business was found secure.

- Police were called at 10:28 p.m. Monday to the 600 block of South Union Avenue to check on a dog left outside. The report said the animal had ample bedding (straw), heated water bowls and did not appear to be in any distress. The report will be referred to the humane officer.

- A check card was found left in a bank ATM in the 600 block of East State Street at 5:33 p.m. Monday, with a message left for the owner on where to pick it up.

- A man came to the police station at 4:59 p.m. Monday to request help due to him having no place to stay. He was provided a one-night stay at a local motel from the Salem Ministerial Society.

- Police were dispatched at 4:46 p.m. Monday to East Pershing Street to check for a vehicle taken from someone in Carroll County without permission. The vehicle owner had the vehicle disabled electronically and GPS showed it was somewhere near the 700 block. The vehicle was found parked in the rear parking lot of a building on East State Street with nobody around. It appeared there was damage to the rear bumper and the passenger side tail light was broken. A security officer at a nearby location said a man got out of the vehicle, but was no longer in the area. The owner had not entered the vehicle as stolen or for unauthorized use, so he was told the findings and police left.

- A West Pershing Street resident reported at 2:07 p.m. Monday that while he was leaving a place on Newgarden Avenue, a city plow truck traveling south threw sludge, debris, ice and snow on his vehicle. He was going to clean off the vehicle and advise if there was any permanent damage.


- Police responded at 11:59 p.m. Monday to the 1100 block of West Perry Street for a report of a suspicious female being loud. Police found everything quiet and didn't locate anyone.

- A man in the 1100 block of Elberon Avenue reported harassment from an ex-spouse at 6:30 p.m. Monday. He alleged being followed by the ex-spouse from the Salem area to North Lima. He only wanted a report on file.

- April Ammon-Faulkner, 38, of Rose Avenue, Lisbon, was cited for assured clear distance ahead after her northbound vehicle struck the rear of another northbound vehicle driven by Joyce Ulbrich, 66, of state Route 45, Lisbon, who slowed down while crossing the railroad tracks at 12:46 p.m. Monday.

- Police were called at 11:34 a.m. Monday to a disturbance at a residence in the 1000 block of Stewart Road between several adults. Officers determined an argument broke out between mother and daughter and during the argument, coffee was spilled onto one female. One adult was grabbed and dragged down several stairs. No injuries were reported and no one wanted to file any charges.


- Police assisted the driver of a disabled vehicle with pushing it into the Valero service station for fuel at 12:40 a.m. Monday on state Route 7 near state Route 14.

- Pamela J. Matheny, 42, East Park Avenue, was stopped westbound on Heck Road at 1 p.m. Monday and backed into a vehicle driven by Cory D. Husted, 32, North Lima. No injuries were reported and no citations were issued.

- Mike Hartley, 46, Fairfield Avenue, was driving through the Duke and Duchess parking lot and struck a vehicle driven by Debra Weber, 43, Maple Road, Washingtonville. No citations were issued due to the crash being on private property.

- Toni Burt reported at 7:30 p.m. Monday a woman was going door to door for a survey. Police found Valerie Harmocy was working for the U.S. Census Bureau and verified her credentials.


- Tracy Adams, East Pine Street, reported Friday she has been stalked for the past year by a man from Salem and even spoke with his mother to get him to stop. Adams moved to Lisbon in July and she said the man found out and drives past her residence three times per week. An officer spoke to Bill Manning and told him to take a different route when going to the Steel Trolley Diner. Manning said he understood and this behavior would stop.

- The security alarm went off at the county mental health center at 12:54 p.m. Saturday, but the responding officer found the doors locked and everything secure.



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