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February 18, 2014
Salem News


- Police responded to a residence in the 600 block of Michigan Boulevard at 11:58 p.m. Sunday to speak with a female resident who asked police to get there immediately. An officer arrived and found no emergency. The caller just could not get her phone to work. Police had been called to the same residence at 8:41 p.m. Friday for a request to speak with an officer. The caller said she was scared and wanted an officer to check a room inside the residence. Nothing was found out of place. The caller wanted someone to stay with her for the night, so a family member came and stayed for the evening.

- A man in the 1500 block of North Lincoln Avenue reported at 8:39 p.m. Saturday that two of his children are on house arrest and not permitted to have any visitors. He wanted two juveniles removed from the residence. They left before police arrived.

- An officer was flagged down at 6:04 a.m. Saturday at the intersection of North Ellsworth Avenue and the U.S. Route 62 bypass by someone reporting a suspicious person standing on North Lincoln Avenue at U.S. Route 62. The officer made contact with the person and learned he was involved in a domestic in the city of Salem and decided to leave and walk to Warren. He decided he did not want to walk to Warren and asked the officer to return him to the residence in the city.

- A vehicle driven by Kenneth Sevacko, 65, of Columbiana, was traveling west on Chestnut Grove Road and as the vehicle rounded a curve, it slid due to icy conditions and the trailer being pulled traveled off of the road and got stuck. No injuries or damage occurred and no citation was issued. Sinsley Towing was called to the scene. Police had been flagged down and told about the vehicle at 3:39 a.m. Saturday.

- Karen Reed, 69, of Charlton Road, Lisbon, was cited for failure to yield at 8:15 p.m. Friday after her southbound vehicle stopped for a red light on South Lincoln Avenue and turned right to head west on Pidgeon Road/state Route 45, striking a vehicle driven by Marcie Herbert, 32, of East Michigan Avenue, Sebring, who had been northbound and had the green turn indicator light to turn left onto Pidgeon Road/state Route 45.


- A woman called at 6:30 a.m. Monday for officers to check the well-being of a person in the 200 block of Vine Street. The person was fine and was leaving.

- Police responded at 11:31 p.m. Sunday to the area of Newgarden Avenue near the railroad tracks for a report of debris in the road and found the crossing gate. It appeared the gate was struck by an unknown vehicle which left the scene. The gate was placed on the sidewalk and Norfolk Southern was contacted.

- Police were dispatched at 11:19 p.m. Sunday to the 600 block of East Third Street for a parking complaint regarding a vehicle parked in front of a trash can. The vehicle was found legally parked.

- An officer responded at 10:31 p.m. Sunday to the 100 block of West Pershing Street at the request of an emergency room physician to check the well-being of a person who had been at Salem Regional Medical Center earlier in the evening. The person said he was fine and would follow up with his physician Monday.

- A Boardman woman called at 9:53 p.m. Sunday wanting to speak with an officer at Salem Regional Medical Center on East State Street. She had some concerns about a family member being treated and was told her options.

- Police responded to several calls from Smith Oil, 968 E. State St., throughout the day Sunday regarding people leaving without paying for gasoline they pumped. The amounts and times included $40 at 8:54 p.m. in a blue vehicle, $36.71 in a silver car at 7:51 p.m., and $25 in a white Volkswagon at 3:12 p.m. Another call came at 6:52 p.m., but the motorist had already returned and paid.

- Police responded at 8:21 p.m. Sunday to the 1000 block of West Perry Street to assist an elderly woman with a door problem in her apartment. She was having a problem with the lock on the front door and could not get in. An officer was able to make entry.

- Joseph Tray, of the 400 block of South Lincoln Avenue, reported at 7:02 p.m. Sunday that an unknown male entered his vehicle parked in the drive and stole a GPS unit.

- Officers responded with the Columbiana County Sheriff's Office to several locations in the city Sunday evening to check for persons with warrants.

- A resident in the 500 block of Woodland Avenue called at 5:14 p.m. Sunday to report finding several items in the driveway that appeared to have been dropped from a wallet. Contact was made with the owner, who had reported her purse stolen earlier in the day from her vehicle on Franklin Avenue. The purse had been found on Ohio Avenue and turned over to police.

- An alarm was reported at 4:29 p.m. Sunday at a business in the 200 block of East Second Street. The building was found secure.

-Hannah Louk, of 436 Chestnut St., Leetonia, was charged with theft after police were called at 3:31 p.m. Sunday to Walmart on East State Street for a female detained for alleged shoplifting. She was released on her own recognizance.

- A man wearing a Carhartt jacket was reported looking into the window of parked vehicles in the Sparkle Market parking lot on Lundy Avenue at 2:13 p.m. Sunday.

- Police were called to Dunkin' Donuts, 2823 E. State St., at 11:15 a.m. Sunday by employees who said an irate customer said he was going to police after he was given the wrong item in the drive-thru and claimed he gave the clerk a $10 and only got change for a $5. The report said he became irate while they were in the process of fixing the situation when he was given a coffee instead of a Coolatta. He said he gave a $10 but the clerk thought it was a $5. He was asked to come inside while they recounted the drawer, but the manager and clerk did not find an amount that would prove he gave a $10, but more likely a $5. He refused to give his name and number so they could call him with the results once it's double-checked. He was described in his 30s with a slight beard and dark hair, average height and weight, driving a dark blue minivan or SUV. He never called police.

- A suspicious vehicle with four people inside was reported at 10:31 a.m. Sunday in the 600 block of Fair Avenue. A traffic stop was conducted on South Union Avenue and they said they were lost and only stopped to figure out where they were. They were given directions to their destination.


- Robert W. Hall, 57, 822 Homeworth Road, Alliance, was cited for right of way at stop signs following a two-vehicle crash in Goshen Township at 3:50 p.m. Feb. 11 in which he was westbound on state Route 165 and allegedly pulled from the stop sign at state Route 45, striking a southbound vehicle driven by Tamara L. Egolf, 39, Salem. No injuries were reported.

- Shanine N. Slater, 23, Alliance, was cited for right of way at stop signs following a two-vehicle crash in Goshen Township at 9:01 p.m. Friday in which she was northbound on state Route 534 and allegedly pulled from the stop sign at state Route 14 into the path of an eastbound vehicle driven by Rhonda L. Grahma, 72, Stow. No injuries were reported.

- Jason G. Ward, 36, 47 Cedarwood St., Beloit, was charged with domestic violence after allegedly striking a 16-year-old female at the home at 9 p.m. Saturday.

-Beverly J. Flickinger, 70, 19168 Middletown Road, Beloit, was cited for right of way at stop signs following a two-vehicle crash in Goshen Township at 2:48 p.m. Sunday in which she was eastbound on Western Reserve Road and allegedly pulled from the stop sign at state Route 534 into the path of a northbound vehicle driven by Richard W. Dutson, 65, Alliance. No injuries were reported.


- An officer responded to a juvenile complaint in the 300 block of Somer Street at 4:13 p.m. Feb. 7.

- An officer responded to the 400 block of Pearl Street at 5:07 p.m. Feb. 7 in reference to an unruly juvenile.

- Kaid Todd, 23, 146 Chestnut St., Leetonia, was arrested for domestic violence at 12:25 p.m. Feb. 12.

- An officer responded to an alarm drop at the K-12 campus at 12:21 a.m. Friday, finding everything secure.

- An officer assisted the Washingtonville Police Department in a civil matter at a Boston Street home at 1:35 p.m. Friday.

- An officer responded to an East High Street home at 10:37 p.m. Friday where a resident reported an unknown person tossing items into the yard.

- An officer responded to an alarm drop at the Leetonia library at 3:08 p.m. Sunday and found that someone had been locked inside the building after closing time.


- Angie Fowler reported coming across a reckless driver in the area of West Lincoln Way and North Beaver Street at 6:10 p.m. Friday. Police searched for the motorist but did not come across the vehicle.

- An officer was called to the BP station in regard to a suspicious person in a vehicle at 7:06 p.m. Friday. The vehicle was gone by the time an officer arrived.

- Charley Rowel reported coming across a reckless driver in the area of state Route 154 and East Washington Street at 7:33 p.m. Friday. An officer pulled over the driver, who said he was driving from Pittsburgh and was tired. The driver showed no signs of being impaired, nor was any odor of alcohol detected.

- A 911 call was received at 4:33 a.m. Saturday from a girl, who said her mother and older adult sister had been drinking and her sister had ingested three bottles of pills. The girl left their house on West Lincoln Way because she was afraid her mother would be angry at her for calling police. Police spoke with the mother, who said she had been sleeping when awakened by the commotion and then learned her older daughter had taken prescription medication from her purse. The older daughter was transported by ambulance to a local hospital. Police were called back to the residence at 5:12 a.m. by the mother, who said the younger daughter had threatened her. The daughter told police when she returned home her mother became irate at her for calling police and began yelling at her and blaming her for her sister being taken away. The mother said while she was on the phone the younger daughter reportedly grabbed the phone, shoved her and threatened to kill her, which the daughter denied. The mother declined to press charges and only wanted her cell phone back. The mother, who was intoxicated and appeared confused about exactly what had transpired, agreed to let her younger daughter spend the rest of the night elsewhere, and she was taken there by the officer.

- The older daughter from the above report was the focus of a Sunday night phone call from her aunt, who feared for her niece's well-being. The aunt had just brought her home from the hospital and her niece insisted on being dropped off in the Save-A-Lot parking lot. The niece intended to stay in an abandoned apartment until her mother left for work. Police spoke with the woman, who said she was fine and that someone was going to take her to Wooster.

- Police responded to a 911 hangup call on East Lincoln Way at 3:09 p.m. Saturday, which the resident said was made by child. There were no signs of any problems at the residence.

-Police received a call at 6:44 p.m. Saturday about a Lisbon girl contemplating harming herself, and police went to the family residence on West Chestnut Street, only to learn the girl was at a relative's home in Columbiana. The officer then contacted the relatives to make them aware of what was going on.

- Police were asked by Kaylin Pitts to check on the well-being of Anastasia Blinn on West Lincoln Way at 3:25 p.m. Saturday because the caller had not heard from Blinn for three days and she had not been to work either. Blinn said her phone was out of service for a while and she no longer had a car, but she was otherwise fine.

- Sam French, state Route 172, Lisbon, reported leaving his home at 4 p.m. Sunday and being followed into Lisbon by an unknown person in a Jeep Commander. The officer remained on the line with French, and once in town the motorist following French began beeping the horn until French pulled over by Carter Lumber, as did the other motorist following him and the police officer. The female driver of the other vehicle was identified as Jeanette Goebeler, who told police the vehicle she was driving was in French's name, which was confirmed by the police dispatcher. Meanwhile, French left while they were talking, and Goebeler told the officer she was following French because she wanted him to watch the baby while she went to visit a friend in the hospital. French was contacted by police and he told the officer he was on his way to get his son and would call him back.

- Tiffany Ketchum reported she and her friends were in the high school decorating at 6:55 p.m. Sunday when a male entered the building. As a precaution, Ketchum said they locked themselves in the locker room, but the person began knocking on the door. It turned out to be the jayvee coach checking on them.


- A man reported at 2:58 a.m. Sunday three suspicious men were outside the Pizza Hut. Police checked the area but found no one.

- A man reported at 4 a.m. Sunday someone in a car on North Vine Street was blowing their horn for about 20 minutes.

- The highway patrol reported at 1:51 p.m. Sunday someone called and reported a red truck passed them on state Route 164 and a passenger held up a "Please Help Me" sign. The car was reportedly last seen headed south on North Main Street. The sheriff's office was notified.

- Steve Koch reported at 1:42 p.m. Sunday the outside faucet on an East Friend Street home was on full blast. Police went to the home and knocked on the door but no one was home. Police turned off the faucet and checked the rest of the property for suspicious activity and found none.



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