Salem Crime

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  • Police Reports

    Thursday Sep 20 | via Salem News 

    The officer observed a strong odor of alcohol coming from the female and determined she was intoxicated. She was given a courtesy transport to the 200 block of Vine Avenue so she could go inside for the night.

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    Related Topix: Columbiana County, OH

  • EL man gets 5 year sentence for fatal crash while dr...

    Saturday Sep 15 | via Salem News 

    Jason A. Davis, the East Liverpool drunken driver who crashed head on into another vehicle on Dresden Avenue and took the life of Mark Short in early 2017, was sentenced Friday in Columbiana County Common Pleas Court to five years in prison and had his license suspended for life. Davis, 42, state Route 267, East Liverpool, had pleaded guilty on June 26 to aggravated vehicular homicide, OVI and driving under suspension.

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    Related Topix: East Liverpool, OH, Columbiana County, OH, Calcutta, OH

  • 'The Cure Starts Now' holds 3rd annual bocce fundrai...

    Monday Sep 10 | via WFMJ-TV Youngstown 

    They make it their mission to raise money for children battling brain cancer across the Valley and throughout the nation. Jane Midgley, Volunteer DIrector for the Northeast Ohio chapter of the Cure Starts Now, told 21 News, "Our new campaign is called hearts of hope.

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  • Bank robber sentenced to four years

    Friday Sep 7 | via Morning Journal 

    Michael F. Lewis, the man who robbed a Lisbon bank for $150, was sentenced by Columbiana County Common Pleas Court Judge Scott Washam to four years in prison. Lewis, 34, West Pershing Street, Salem, pleaded guilty to the second-degree felony robbery charge on Thursday and asked for immediate sentencing.

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    Related Topix: Lisbon, OH, Columbiana County, OH, Salem, OH

  • Municipal Court

    Friday Sep 7 | via Salem News 

    In Columbiana County Municipal Court, Scott M. Anderson, 49, Deerfield, was fined $900, had his license suspended for a year, sentenced to 12 days in jail and required 30 hours community service for marked lanes and OVI first offense amended from second offense. Richard L. Howell, 36, East Third Street, Salem, was fined $250, credited with four days served in jail and required 30 hours community service for domestic violence for punching Jennifer Birchak in the eye on Monday.

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    Related Topix: Salem, OH, Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse), Law, Lisbon, OH

  • Salem man gets 4 year sentence for bank robbery

    Friday Sep 7 | via Salem News 

    Michael F. Lewis, the man who robbed a Lisbon bank for $150, was sentenced by Columbiana County Common Pleas Court Judge Scott Washam to four years in prison. Lewis, 34, West Pershing Street, Salem, pleaded guilty to the second-degree felony robbery charge on Thursday and asked for immediate sentencing.

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    Related Topix: Salem, OH, Lisbon, OH, Columbiana County, OH

  • Police

    Wednesday Sep 5 | via Morning Journal 

    Overholser, who was intoxicated, told deputies she and Unger were coming from a friend's house and were at a stop sign when he punched her in the head a few times and made her get out so he could drive. She went to his parent's house and when she said she was going to tell on him for hitting her, he reportedly pushed her a few times and punched her in the stomach.

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  • Municipal

    Wednesday Sep 5 | via Morning Journal 

    In Columbiana County Municipal Court, an Oct. 25 pretrial was set for Michael B. Aten, 38, Lakewood, cited with OVI second offense, driving under suspension, possession of marijuana, possession of marijuana drug paraphernalia and failure to control. A Nov. 19 pretrial was set for William L. Murphy, 65, Main Street, Hanoverton, cited with OVI first offense, seat belt and turn signal violations.

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    Related Topix: Drugs, Hanoverton, OH, Salem, OH, Law, Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse)

  • Sex sting nets two county men

    Saturday Sep 1 | via The Review 

    A Salem man who teaches at an elementary school and was last month hired as an assistant varsity football coach in Leetonia was one of the dozen people arrested in an undercover sex sting this week following a three-day investigation. According to reports from WKBN 27 First News, James Norkus, 24, of Salem, was charged with importuning, unlawful sexual conduct with a minor, and possession of criminal tools.

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    Related Topix: Salem, OH, Leetonia, OH, Youngstown, OH, Mahoning County, OH

  • Sex sting nets 2 from county

    Saturday Sep 1 | via Morning Journal 

    A Salem man who teaches at an elementary school and was last month hired as an assistant varsity football coach in Leetonia was one of the dozen people arrested in an undercover sex sting this week following a three-day investigation. According to reports from the Journal's new partner, WKBN 27 First News, James Norkus, 24, of Salem, was charged with importuning, unlawful sexual conduct with a minor, and possession of criminal tools.

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    Related Topix: Salem, OH, Leetonia, OH, Youngstown, OH, Mahoning County, OH

  • Four-year sentence for drug crimes

    Saturday Sep 1 | via Morning Journal 

    The Warren man involved in a gang that was trafficking drugs in Salem over a period of three years was sentenced to four years in prison on Friday. Marvin W. Harsch, 29, was sentenced by Columbiana County Common Pleas Judge Scott Washam on felony charges of engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity, complicity to felonious assault, breaking and entering, tampering with evidence, and aggravated burglary.

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    Related Topix: Salem, OH, Prison, Columbiana County, OH, Criminal Defense Law, Law

  • Several members of Salem drug ring sentenced

    Friday Aug 24 | via Salem News 

    Lengthy prison sentences were given by Columbiana County Common Pleas Court Judge Scott Washam last week to several of the remaining members of the group of nine people, who had been charged in 2016 in connection with gang involvement which brought drugs and other related crimes to the Salem area from 2013 through 2016. Malcolm L. Gilford, 32, was sentenced to five years and six months in prison after pleading guilty to engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity, receiving stolen property and burglary.

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    Related Topix: Drugs, Salem, OH, Columbiana County, OH

  • Gang members get lengthy prison time

    Friday Aug 24 | via The Review 

    Lengthy prison sentences were given by Columbiana County Common Pleas Court Judge Scott Washam last week to several of the remaining members of the group of nine people, who had been charged in 2016 in connection with gang involvement which brought drugs and other related crimes to the Salem area from 2013 through 2016. Malcolm L. Gilford, 32, was sentenced to five years and six months in prison after pleading guilty to engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity, receiving stolen property and burglary.

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    Related Topix: Columbiana County, OH, Drugs, Salem, OH

  • ICE Arrests Illegal Immigrants In Worker's Union, In...

    Thursday Aug 23 | via The Daily Caller 

    A Democratic National Committee member expressed frustration at ICE because they arrested illegal immigrants that were part of his union at the DNC's summer meetings in Chicago on Thursday. "My union represents workers in a meatpacking plant in Salem, Ohio.

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  • Immigration and an Ohio Town

    Aug 20, 2018 | via Wall Street Journal 

    My hometown of Salem, Ohio was recently in the news and not in a pleasing way. In June, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement teams arrested almost 150 Latin American meat-packing plant workers, men and women, mostly Guatemalans, for alleged immigration-related offenses.

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    Related Topix: Salem, OH, Prison, Family, Kids

  • Drunken driver found obstructing intersection: Avon ...

    Aug 13, 2018 | via Cleveland.com 

    Drunken driver, Interstate 90: Police responded to the intersection of the I-90 East and State Route 611 at 3:46 a.m. Aug. 5 for a call of a man slumped over at the wheel of his car. The 23-year-old Salem, Ohio, man was later arrested for OVI after failing a breath test, as well as for obstruction an intersection and not wearing a seat belt.

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    Related Topix: Salem, OH, Lorain, OH

  • Roses&Thorns

    Aug 11, 2018 | via Salem News 

    Thorns to the spate of criminal activities in our area. This includes meth lab busts and thefts that have to be related to drug abuse.

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  • East Palestine fire that injured 2 firefighters Frid...

    Aug 11, 2018 | via WFMJ-TV Youngstown 

    According to the department, the state fire marshall ruled the fire as arson and anyone with information is asked to contact the East Palestine Fire Chief at 330-426-4341. The chief said both taken to a local hospital and treated for non-life threatening injuries.

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    Related Topix: East Palestine, OH, Ohio, Salem, OH