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February 11, 2014
Salem News


- An alarm was reported at 3:44 a.m. Monday in the 1900 block of East State Street. Officers stood by until a keyholder arrived and determined everything was fine.

- Police were called at 2:12 a.m. Monday to the area of Penn Avenue and Walnut Street for an alleged fight between two females, but nothing was found.

- A caller at midnight Sunday reported a noise complaint in the 1000 block of North Ellsworth Avenue. An officer determined the source was a snow plow.

- A woman on West 16th Street reported a suspicious vehicle at 11:58 p.m. Sunday, but no vehicle was found.

- A Trimble Street resident called police at 10:27 p.m. Sunday about a man going door-to-door. An officer had already talked to the same man 20 minutes earlier about going door-to-door asking to shovel walks and driveways so late at night. He had been told it was too late to be knocking on doors and to stop. The same officer contacted him again and told him police were receiving complaints and if he didn't stop, he would be cited.

- A woman in the 300 block of West Pershing Street reported at 9:59 p.m. Sunday that her ex-boyfriend had been there and moved out and when she returned home, she alleged he had cut all the cords to all the electrical appliances in the residence and destroyed furniture. She then received text messages from him. The case will be referred to the prosecutor's office.

- A man in the 1000 block of East Third Street reported at 8:08 p.m. Sunday that a male who shoveled his walk in the past keeps coming to his residence asking for money and shoveling the walk without asking. An officer located the person and told him to stay away from the property.

- Police were called at 6:43 p.m. Sunday to the First Friends Church on East Sixth Street for a vehicle being operated recklessly in the parking lot. An officer made contact with two males in a vehicle who admitted to "doing donuts" in the lot. They were told to leave.

- Police responded at 6:26 p.m. Sunday to an alarm for a business in the 100 block of South Ellsworth Avenue. The business was found secure. A keyholder responded and the inside of the building was also found secure.

- An officer on patrol saw a vehicle being operated recklessly in the 2300 block of East State Street at 4:40 p.m. Sunday and spoke with the driver.

- A prowler was reported in the 600 block of East Perry Street where a woman said she found footprints in the snow from the sidewalk to the bedroom window of the residence. She was told to call back if any more suspicious activity happens.

- An anonymous caller at 4:20 p.m. Sunday reported an illegally parked vehicle in the 400 block of Continental Drive. The vehicle was parked on private property, with the caller given options.

- An ATV was reported on the road at 3:40 p.m. Sunday in the 600 block of Cherry Street, but none was found.

- Police checked the 900 block of Barclay Avenue at 2:51 p.m. Sunday for a man soliciting money from residents asking to shovel the walks but did not have a shovel with him. He was found and told to stay away from the area and stop knocking on doors.

- A domestic dispute was reported at 2:44 p.m. Sunday in the 400 block of South Lincoln Avenue. The two involved had been arguing the majority of the day and things were thrown around inside the residence. Both gave conflicting stories on what happened and if anything physical occurred.

- A drive-off involving a blue 4x4 truck was reported at 12:46 p.m. Sunday at Smith Oil on East State Street.

- Lester Carlisle, of the 500 block of East Perry Street, reported at 11:39 a.m. Sunday that someone entered his vehicle overnight and removed loose change and a GPS mounting bracket.

- The traffic signal at East State Street at Eastgate Plaza was reported working improperly at 10:58 a.m. Sunday, but the light was checked and cycling properly.

- A Canfield woman called at 9:34 a.m. Sunday to report she wanted to pick up her daughter in Salem but was told from a family member that she would be denied if she came to pick her up. An officer spoke to both parties and told them their options.

-An officer on patrol at 9:09 a.m. Sunday on Homewood and Aetna saw Joseph Watson standing at his vehicle parked in the street on Homewood Avenue looking at an item discarded on the hood of his vehicle. He said the small satchel of medical items did not belong to him. He was asked to check his vehicle and found the glove box open and it appeared someone had gone through the interior. Nothing was found missing. The small bag was taken by the officer for safekeeping until the owner can be found.

- A caller at 8:28 a.m. Sunday reported a vehicle parked in the road in the 300 block of Stewart Avenue. Police found the vehicle blocking the road and found the registration expired. A parking ticket was issued and a tow truck was requested by the owner to remove the vehicle.

- Julia Murphy, of the 800 block of Home Circle, reported at 8:01 a.m. Sunday that someone overnight entered her vehicle parked in the driveway and removed some loose change, a pair of earrings and keys.


- A resident on Allen Drive reported at 1:06 p.m. Sunday that he received a letter from Target informing him an attempt was made to apply for a credit card using his name and social security number. The company did not issue the card, but told him to make a police report. Information was also given to the credit bureaus, Ohio Attorney General identity theft website and the Federal Trade Commission.

- Ronald White, 69, of Somerset Drive, Salem, was cited for failure to yield after pulling from the ReStore parking lot onto Springdale Avenue into the path of an eastbound vehicle driven by Lance Leininger, 20, of Springdale Avenue at 11:01 a.m. Saturday. No injuries were reported.

- Police checked the 1800 block of state Route 9 for a water main break at 7:27 a.m. Saturday, finding the break near a fire hydrant. The Salem Police dispatcher was notified to contact the water department to respond for repairs.

- Adele Lake of Adele's Place on Snyder Road reported at 6:19 a.m. Saturday that a semi trailer with a Wisconsin registration was dropped in the parking lot and in the way. An attempt was made to contact the trucking company to no avail. She was told she could have the trailer towed if she wished.


- Barbara Swick, West Park Avenue, reported at 9:48 a.m. Sunday a window was broken out of a vehicle that was parked in her driveway.

- A man reported at 2:46 p.m. Sunday there were cars parked across form each other on East Friend Street by the cemetery creating a potential traffic risk. Police checked the area but found no vehicles parked in the road.


- Constable Dan Valentine received a report from a resident in the 36000 block of old state Route 558, Salem, at 7:30 p.m. Saturday advising that someone was trespassing on the complainant property.


- Jerry D. Faulk, 52, was plowing the Smith Oil lot at 3:16 a.m. Monday when he backed onto East Lincoln Way and struck a vehicle driven by Leonard N. Bloor, 62, of Salem. Faulk, of Elkton Road, Lisbon, was cited for improper backing.

- Police were called to an apartment house on East Lincoln Way at 2 a.m. Saturday, where they were met by Homer Carnes and Ashley Barron. Carnes said they were awakened by David L. Todd pounding on the door and yelling he wanted to fight him. Todd then tried to get at Carnes by putting his arm through a window, with the shards cutting Carnes on the arm and face. Police then went to Todd's upstairs apartment but he refused to let them in, so the officers broke in. At this point, Todd, who was quite drunk, went with the officers, who charged him with assault and criminal damaging. While being transported to the county jail, the 42-year-old Todd became argumentative and accused the officers of touching him inappropriately and threatening to assault the one officer if he ever touched him again like that. While in the cruiser, Todd managed to get his handcuffed hands in front of him and then reached into the front seat to get his coat because he was cold.

- Joann Clarkson's vehicle reportedly clipped a side mirror on a vehicle driven by Jeremy Howe when she pulled around Howe at the intersection of Saltwell Road and state Route 45 at 5:33 p.m. Thursday.

- Elaine Sexton, manager of the BP station, reported Jan. 18 she believes a newer clerk was the victim of a short-change scam. She said the alleged crime was perpetrated by two black male customers, who came into the store and made several money exchanges. After they left, BP determined they were short $150.

- Police were called to Roseland Commons at 5:28 p.m. Jan. 27 in regard to a suicide attempt, and an ambulance arrived to transport the woman to a local hospital.

- Jessica Fitzpatrick, South Park Avenue, reported Feb. 4 that Amber Possage was calling and harassing her. An officer contacted Possage and told her to quit calling Fitzpatrick, which she agreed to do.

- Cora Lewis from Cherished Children's day care center called at 10:54 p.m. Feb. 4 there was a white man in a dark coat and hood pulled over his head who approached one of the parents who was picking up their child. The man said he was bleeding and needed a band-aid. Police checked the area but were unable to locate the person.

- Jeanne Wilson, East Chestnut Street, reported Feb. 5 snow from the Save-A-Lot supermarket was plowed in such a way that it was blocking the rear portion of her driveway. Police determined the snow was piled on Save-A-Lot's property, not Wilson's, and that this was a civil dispute, and she was not allowed to cross private property to exit the rear of her property.

- Aryn Glenn reported Friday she and her husband were moving from a home on North Market Street, and they found the locks had been changed when they returned to gather some items. They were later let in the house, only to discover boxes had been ransacked and that 25 porcelain dolls in their original boxes were missing.



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