Windy day in Salem

SALEM — Salem police and fire department personnel answered several calls Sunday for security alarms and lines and trees down after high winds blew through the area, with no major damage reported in the city. Detour signs and barricades were blown over in the areas of West State and North Ellsworth, West State and Howard and West State and Dodge Drive. Temporary fencing around the EuroGyro building was also blown over by the wind and officers were unable to repair it. Dispatch called the utilities department to help with the barricades. Several locations had lines down and limbs that came down in the area of Sharp, Rea Drive, South Lincoln, Woodland, West Pershing and Railroad Street, and East Ninth Street. Police and fire personnel responded in the afternoon to the 300 block of West Pershing Street for a report of a tree falling on a home, but the homeowner said no assistance was needed. The street department also helped in different areas with tree removal and debris removal. For most of the alarm drops, buildings were found secure, although open doors were found at a Pearce Circle residence and a business in the 2300 block of Southeast Boulevard. In both cases, officers secured the buildings.

County Sheriff

— Deputies responded to Beeson Mill Road in Fairfield Township at 5:59 p.m. Nov. 10 after possible threats and harassment were reported. A man told deputies while he was walking on the roadway, a vehicle nearly struck him. He was unable to identify the driver of the vehicle.

— A hypodermic needle was reported found near the door to a convenience store in Negley at 5:33 a.m. Thursday and the caller was concerned about the safety of young people who may be in the area. A deputy collected the needle and disposed of it properly.


— Police were called to Smith Oil 12:34 p.m. Friday about two people riding bicycles in the parking lot despite the number of vehicles coming and going. An officer spoke to the couple, who said they were waiting for the one’s boyfriend to buy them some cigarettes. They were advised the clerk did not want them riding around the lot while waiting for him.

Perry Township

— A woman on Goshen Road claimed at 10:42 a.m. Sunday that she was threatened and assaulted by her father. The woman’s parents said they never did anything of such manner to her, however, they were trying to get her evicted from their house. Officers did not see any apparent physical injuries to the daughter. Both parties were told to stay away from each other if they can’t get along in the residence.

— A woman in the 800 block of West Pidgeon reported at 7:12 a.m. Friday someone broke the double mailbox post and one of the two mailboxes was missing.

— Police spoke to a driver in the area of Circle K at 10:59 p.m. Thursday regarding a deer/vehicle crash on Depot Road. The vehicle was driven from the scene and the animal wasn’t found.

— A domestic dispute was reported at 12:05 p.m. Thursday in the 300 block of Springdale Street where a live-in boyfriend and girlfriend broke up and were arguing over relationship issues and property. No physical violence occurred. The woman left for the night.

— A deer/vehicle crash was reported at 4:54 a.m. Wednesday in the 1900 block of South Lincoln Avenue.


— Raistlin Ross, 18, of Akron, was charged with possessing a drug abuse instrument and taken to jail after police on patrol at 11:27 p.m. Sunday investigated two suspicious males seen walking across North Lincoln on Fourth Street. The officer noticed they quickly walked into an alley attempting to avoid contact and when the officer turned into the alley, one of the males took off running through backyards. The remaining male, Ross, was stopped due to the suspicious activity while other officers searched for the one who took off. The remaining male was checked for weapons and a butterfly knife concealed in his pocket was recovered. During a probable cause search, a hypodermic syringe was located in his wallet.

— A domestic dispute was reported in the 500 block of East Fourth at 11:07 p.m. Sunday when a boyfriend and girlfriend had an argument, but nothing physical occurred. The man was given a ride to his brother’s home and the woman was given a ride home by a friend. She was given a verbal warning for disorderly conduct.

— A woman in the lobby at 7:52 p.m. Sunday reported a possible assault, saying her ex-husband ran over her foot in his truck. She thought it was an accident and refused any medical treatment.

— Police planned to issue a summons or arrest warrant after being called to Walmart for an alleged shoplifter at 7:39 p.m. Sunday. The person was cooperating with asset protection personnel.

— Police responded at 7:27 p.m. Sunday to the 200 block of Rose Avenue for a complaint of open burning, locating an unattended fire. The fire department responded and a man inside the home was given a verbal warning after being told about the city ordinance regarding open burning.

— A vehicle was reported blocking the driveway of a home in the 800 block of Aetna Street at 6:14 p.m. Sunday. The driver was found and moved it.

— Police were called at 5:55 p.m. Sunday to check the well-being of a person leaning on a rock at Southeast Boulevard and Fairview, but nobody was found.

— A reckless driver was reported at 4:47 p.m. Sunday on East Third Street, but was not found.

— Officers responded at 2:58 p.m. Sunday to Walmart. A woman said a man was getting in his car and his door struck the passenger side of her vehicle, causing a large dent. She said he started to back out when she stopped him, then he opened his door and hit her vehicle again. He said the wind caught the door.

— Officers were called at 11:41 a.m. Sunday to North Union Avenue and East 10th Street for a report of a female stumbling. Officers found the female, who has a known medical condition affecting her walking ability. She did not need assistance.

— A woman requested a well-being check at 10:52 a.m. Sunday in the 500 block of East State Street due to concern about abuse. Police spoke with the person she was concerned about and the female said everything was ok.

Goshen Police District

— An officer responded to the 14000 block of Main Street, Beloit, in front of the high school at 7:25 a.m. Oct. 30 in which a driver was northbound and struck the rear of a vehicle in front, pushing it into another vehicle. The driver then fled.

— Ethin A. Sheppard, 20, Salem, was northwestbound on state Route 14 near state Route 165 at 5:51 a.m. Nov. 5 when he struck a tree that had fallen across the roadway.

— Rachel Ellen Hanna, 34, Bessemer, Pa., was cited for failure to control after wrecking in the 7000 block of Western Reserve Road at 2:01 p.m. Nov. 11. She was transported by Green Township EMS to St. Elizabeth Health Center in Youngstown with minor injuries.

— Surekha B. Patel, 46, Canfield, was cited for right of way at stop signs following a two-vehicle crash at state Routes 165 and 45 at 10:19 a.m. Friday in which he was southbound and failed to yield the right of way, striking a westbound vehicle driven by Randolph L. Reed, 75, Salem.

— An officer responded to the 11000 block of Seacrist Road at 2:48 a.m. Saturday in reference to a two-vehicle crash in which two large vehicles had sideswiped each other. Neither driver had traveled left of center and no citations were issued.


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