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February 25, 2014
Salem News


- Officers spoke with a representative of Salem Circle of Care, 1985 E. Pershing St., at 11:15 a.m. Monday regarding a theft that occurred inside the building. An internal investigation had already begun. Police will also investigate.

- Police were asked at 8:24 a.m. Monday to assist the Ohio State Highway Patrol in checking for a vehicle/motorcycle on Cleveland Street. The owner of the bike was contacted and told to contact the patrol.

- A caller contacted police at 4:27 a.m. Monday regarding possible drug use occurring in a property he owns in the 200 block of Fair Avenue. The information will be forwarded to the Columbiana County Drug Task Force.

- Police were called at 10:35 p.m. Sunday to the 300 block of South Lincoln Avenue where a woman reported her son is continually calling her and threatening to cause damage to her vehicle. She believed he was outside when she called police. An officer spoke with her son when he called and police were still on the scene. He was told he's not welcome back. An officer checked the area and did not find him.

- Police checked on a security alarm at 9:12 p.m. Sunday at a business in the 200 block of East State Street. The business was found secure. The business owner responded and no problem was found.

- A license plate was found at 9:06 p.m. Sunday in the area of East Pershing Street and Ohio Avenue, with a family member of the plate owner notified.

- A Canton woman reported at 8:34 p.m. Sunday that her debit card was stolen while she was at a business in the 1800 block of East State Street. She was notified by her bank's fraud division that there was unusual activity on her card. The last place she used the card was at the Taco Bell/Long John Silver's restaurant, 1872 E. State St.

- A caller at 8:12 p.m. Sunday reported four loud bangs that resembled gun shots in the area of North Broadway Avenue between East Second and East Third streets. The caller was on Third and said it came from the direction of Second. As an officer arrived, a car with a loud crackling exhaust was seen turning north on Ellsworth Avenue from Second and may have backfired, creating the noise. Nothing suspicious was heard.

- A man came to the police station at 7:52 p.m. Sunday with questions about a protection order against him. He asked how to get his belongings from the residence and was told his options.

- Police were called at 6:54 p.m. Sunday to a dispute in the 900 block of Newgarden Avenue where a woman was having problems with her stepson. They had a verbal confrontation over him not following the house rules. No physical violence occurred. They were told to separate for the night.

- A reckless operator was reported at 6:48 p.m. Sunday traveling east on West State Street in a white sedan, but was not found.

- A woman came to the police station at 4:54 p.m. Sunday to ask general questions about a man she knows. She was told her options.

- Police responded to the 400 block of Benton Road at 4:51 p.m. Sunday to assist Perry Township police with a custody exchange. The exchange occurred without incident.

- A malfunctioning traffic signal was reported at 4:18 p.m. Sunday at East State Street and Broadway Avenue, but an officer saw no sign of malfunction. He said the problem may be that people aren't seeing the temporary signal correctly.


- An officer was requested at 4:46 p.m. Sunday to escort a representative from Columbiana County Children Services to a location on Benton Road and stand by until the agency had completed its work there.

- Joseph Messenger, of Prospect Street, Salem Acres, reported at 11:50 p.m. Saturday that someone attempted to get into his vehicle by putting a hole through the plastic bag covering a broken rear window. Nothing was missing.

- Police were advised at 9:12 p.m. Sunday of a possible sex offense involving minors at a Benton Road address. A safety plan was initiated by Columbiana County Children Services for the children. The incident is under investigation.

- Township police assisted Salem Police in checking the area of Newgarden Avenue for a shots fired complaint at 8:53 p.m. Saturday. No one was found.

- A man who's in the military stationed in North Carolina reported at 4:26 p.m. Saturday that two years ago when he was overseas a family member removed two rifles from his residence where they had been left with a stepparent. He just discovered the weapons missing recently during a visit to the West Pine Lake Road property.

- A dog was reported running loose at 8:55 a.m. Saturday in the 500 block of Maryland Avenue. The dog jumped into the patrol car and was taken to the humane agent's property until the owner can be located.

- A woman from Marietta, Georgia reported at 11:28 p.m. Friday that she had no contact with her elderly mother for several days and asked police to check on her at a residence on South Lincoln Avenue. The manager was contacted and police checked inside after getting no response from knocking. No one was inside.

- Loud music was reported at 11:20 p.m. Friday on Benton Road. The resident agreed to turn the bass off. Police had been called there earlier, also for loud music.

- A domestic was reported at 8:11 p.m. Friday in the 700 block of Michigan Avenue between a resident and live-in girlfriend. No physical violence occurred.

- Ruthann Conrad, 64, of South Lincoln Avenue, Salem, was cited for failure to yield after her southbound vehicle on state Route 45 attempted to turn left into Highland Creek and collided with a northbound vehicle driven by Tadley Burt, 38, of Akron, at 6:20 p.m. Friday. No injuries were reported


- Police responded to burglary report in the 11000 block of Beaver Creek Road at 12:46 p.m. Feb. 13.

- Police responded to the Dollar General in Beloit at 2:15 p.m. Feb. 13 where a customer had allegedly attempted to leave the store without paying for items.

- Police responded to the Sharon Lynn Girls Home at 1:50 p.m. Feb. 17 where a juvenile resident had tied a string around her neck in an attempt to strangle herself. The resident was transported via ambulance to the hospital.

- A U.S. Route 62 resident reported at 5:31 p.m. p.m. Feb. 17 that someone had taken his phone because he owed that person $30.

-A Fairview Drive resident reported at 6:07 p.m. Feb. 19 that a woman's dogs have been on her property and that it is an ongoing problem.

- Police arrested a 16-year-old resident of the Sharon Lynn Girls Home for disorderly conduct with persistence and resisting arrest after officers responded to the facility for a fight at 7:47 p.m. Feb. 19 in which she refused to quit screaming and using obscenities and then attempted to pull away and strike officers while being placed in handcuffs.

- Katie L. Spickler 25, 9980 Woodworth Road, North Lima, was cited for failure to control following a one-vehicle crash in the 7000 block of state Route 14 at 8:15 a.m. Feb. 20 in which she was northbound and allegedly failed to negotiate a turn, traveling off the roadway and into a snow bank. No injuries were reported.

- Police responded to the Sharon Lynn Girls Home at 7:19 p.m. Feb. 21 where two juvenile residents had left the residence without permission. The juveniles were located and returned to the facility.

- Kristopher Koons, 36, 2150 Beechwood Ave., Alliance, was arrested for operating a vehicle intoxicated and driving under suspension following a traffic stop for traveling left of center at 1:48 a.m. Saturday.

- A 5000 block state Route 14 business reported at theft at 10:40 p.m. Saturday.


- Police responded to an alarm drop at a Cherry Fork Avenue business at 5:58 a.m. Feb. 19 and found everything secure.

- Police responded to domestic dispute in the 100 block of Main Street at 12:57 a.m. Feb. 20.

- An officer assisted Washingtonville police at a residence in the 900 block of South County Line Road at 12:50 p.m. Sunday.


- Kyle Bing, East High Street, called with a barking dog complaint at 12:27 a.m. Monday. Police checked the area but did not come across the offending dog.

- While on routine patrol an officer discovered three unlocked doors at Agland Co-Op at 9:40 p.m. Saturday. Police checked inside the building but did not find anything amiss.

- Police were called to a home on South Lincoln Avenue at 8:45 p.m. Saturday in regard to a dispute between a woman and her 12-year-old son and the mother did not know what else to do. Police spoke with the boy and everyone apologized to each other.

- Police were called to the Christina House on East Washington Street at 4 p.m. Feb. 8 in regard to unruly juveniles. Police spoke with the mother, her children and the staff on duty, and everyone agreed to work things out.

- KLG ambulance requested police come to Green Tree Place at 6 p.m. Feb. 11 in regard to an unresponsive female. By the time police arrived the woman was responsive.

- Police told the owner of a car parked in the county courthouse parking lot he needed to move the vehicle at 9:16 p.m. Feb. 18 so the staff could finish plowing the lot.

- Cathy from Valley View called at 3:49 p.m. Friday. A customer was trying to pay for gas with a credit card that would not be accepted. By the time an officer arrived the machine had accepted the card.

- Police were called to a home on West Lincoln Way at 9:20 p.m. Feb. 17, where they found a man later identified as Shawn Davner lying on the floor half inside the bathroom and unresponsive. The officer started giving sternum rubs to Davner, and EMTs from KLG took over upon their arrival and he finally began to respond. The landlord, Angel Lake, said she was speaking with Davner from another room when he quit responding, which is when she found him passed out. Davner, 30, South Main Street, Beloit, was transported to a local hospital by KLG.

- Marie Shinn, West Washington Street, reported at 4:41 p.m. Friday she wanted her daughter and her daughter's boyfriend removed from the apartment. Shinn was told the landlord would have to go through the eviction process to have them removed because her daughter's name was on the lease and she was paying rent.



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