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April 30, 2012
Salem News


- Police responded to the 100 block of N. Lincoln Ave. at 12:03 a.m. Sunday where a man was sleeping in a truck and advised he had been driving all day and pulled over to get some rest. He left on his own.

- Police made a traffic stop in the 100 block of Benton Road at 2:18 a.m. Sunday and charged Larry Warner, 6521 Camp Blvd., Hanoverton, with OVI and four counts of possession of drugs. He was taken to the county jail.

- Police responded to the 600 block of E. 7th St. at 3:28 a.m Sunday for a domestic dispute and the parties were separated. Police explained domestic violence laws to each. There were no signs of physical violence and they said they would stay away from each other until things calmed down.

- Police responded to the 600 block of Park Ave. at 11:13 p.m. Saturday for a barking dog and spoke to the owner. The dog was inside and the owner advised he would move it to the garage.

- Police responded to the 300 block of N. Madison Ave. at 9:45 p.m. Saturday and advised the owner about a barking dog complaint and the owner said he would take care of it.

- Police responded to the 100 block of Washington Ave. at 9:12 p.m. Saturday to assist the Salem Fire Department and EMTs with a person who requested an ambulance and stoodby.

- Police responded to the 900 block of W. State St. at 6:52 p.m. Saturday to check on a vehicle that reportedly sat through two green lights. The vehicle had left the city by the time police arrived.

- Police responded to the 1900 block of E. State St. at 5:35 p.m. Saturday where emergency room staff advised that an intoxicated person wanted to leave and when advised he couldn't created a disturbance. He was advised of the consequences.

- Police responded to the 200 block of E. 2d St. at 2:30 p.m. Saturday where a 52-year-old man fell down a flight of steps and was taken to the hospital.


- Officers charged Jeriel L. Harrison, 27, Chester Avenue, with obstructing official business Sunday morning after receiving information from the family of Kelly Reed that she was in extreme danger from him. They told police she was not answering any communications and had sent a text Saturday night saying she needed help. Family members went with officers to the home and gave permission to break down the door. Reed declined to say where Harrison was, according to reports, but officers found him hiding in the basement, a loaded .38-caliber handgun near the bed.

- Bryan Allen Nurmi, 29, Carolina Avenue, Chester, W.Va., was charged Sunday morning with driving under suspension after officers reported he attempted to purchase drugs on McKee Street. According to reports, when told police were watching the residence, Nurmi left at a high rate of speed onto Dresden Avenue. He was stopped and charged.

- Called to Harker Avenue to remove a person, officers arrested Robert M. Hissam, 59, Kent Street, for public intoxication. They reported finding him in the parking lot of the Harker Cafe, where Hissam said he had been assaulted by Chris Dorsey. The bartender told police that was not the case, that Dorsey had pushed Hissam away after he threatened to blow off his head. Hissam continued yelling that he wanted to shoot Dorsey and was charged.


- Conrail police notified township officers that two people were at the Cunningham Road crossing, stealing railroad property. An officer located two people walking along the tracks with a bag containing scrap, none of it which belonged to the railroad. The two told police they walk and collect scrap, such as aluminum cans, on a regular basis. The railroad company was contacted and did not want to pursue the matter, but wanted the two people informed that no one is allowed to walk along the tracks or on railroad property except at the proper crossings.



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