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August 22, 2012
Salem News


- A female from the 200 block of East Fourth Street contacted police at 5:28 a.m. Wednesday about contemplating injuring herself. She requested EMT Ambulance and fire department first responders also arrived. She was taken to Salem Community Hospital for evaluation. Police had been called to the same residence at 5:20 p.m. Tuesday for the same type of situation, but a family member had just arrived home and was going to take the person to the hospital.

- An unidentified delivery driver for Dunkin Donuts approached a police officer at 2:15 a.m. Wednesday and reported seeing cows in the road on East State Street and Cunningham Road. Officers checked the area, but did not locate any cows.

- A woman called at 1:27 a.m. Wednesday to report hearing items being smashed and people arguing and shouting in the 100 block of Ohio Avenue. An officer made contact with a male and female couple residing together in an apartment. They were having an argument, with no injuries reported, only damage to personal property. The domestic violence laws were explained to them.

- Police responded at 1:03 a.m. Wednesday to a report of a patient at Salem Community Hospital making unnecessary calls to 911 from the hospital parking lot. After speaking to emergency department personnel, it was learned the person had checked himself out and then called a cab for a ride to a relative's residence outside of the city.

- An employee of the Salem Community Hospital emergency department made contact with police at 11:14 p.m. Tuesday to report being struck by a disorderly patient during treatment and receiving an injury. Information will be sent to the prosecutor's office.

- A suspicious vehicle reported at 10:58 p.m. Tuesday on Oak Street turned out to be a lost driver.

- Police were called to the 100 block of North Broadway Avenue at 10:28 p.m. Tuesday for a man who located a wallet and paperwork belonging to a person who had previously been in possession of his vehicle. The items were taken to the police station.

- Police were called to the Walmart parking lot at 9:53 p.m. Tuesday for a reported fight, finding several people congregating near vehicles in the northern part of the lot. They said the other parties left and it was only a verbal dispute. They were told to clear the lot.

- An anonymous caller at 9:15 p.m. Tuesday reported several juveniles standing in the parking lot at Lederle's repair shop in the 200 block of Penn Avenue. An officer responded and didn't see anyone there, but saw a suspicious male near a postal truck behind the post office. He said he was waiting for a ride from his mother after leaving the ROC on South Lundy Avenue. After awhile, he was left with his father on Columbia Street until his mother arrived in the area. Other juveniles had already departed with their parents.

- While investigating an incident on West 14th Street, an officer at 8:17 p.m. Tuesday was aware of an active warrant for a woman. Kathryn Sims, 21, of 273 W. 14th St., was taken into custody on a warrant for failure to appear and was turned over to a deputy.

-Police responded to a dog bite incident reported at 7:41 p.m. Tuesday at Waterworth Memorial Park. A juvenile had been walking a dog and a juvenile walking with him bent down to pet the dog and the dog snapped at the juvenile and bit him in the lower lip. He was taken to Salem Community Hospital for treatment and the dog was taken home, but the person in charge of the dog was at the park and spoke to police, providing information about the dog, which the officer provided to the hospital.

- Police were called at 7:12 p.m. Tuesday to the 400 block of West Pershing Street where the boyfriend of a female reported she had been gone most of the day and when she returned appeared to be under the influence of something. The report said she was foaming at the mouth and could not keep her eyes open. He requested an ambulance and fire department first responders and KLG arrived. She was taken to Salem Community Hospital.

- Police were called at 6:50 p.m. Tuesday to the 900 block of Jones Drive for a report of juveniles using a BB gun. The gun was found to be an air soft pellet gun. They were advised of the city ordinance.

- A resident in the 900 block of North Lincoln Avenue called at 4:52 p.m. Tuesday to report a box of video games and a game console were possibly stolen, but when officers arrived, they were told the items had just been misplaced.

- An employee of a business in the 200 block of East State Street reported at 4:44 p.m. Tuesday that a gold wedding band was found about a week ago. They held onto it to see if anyone claimed it and nobody did. The ring was brought back to the police station for safekeeping.

- A Ford Aerostar van ticketed on Aug. 4 as a junk vehicle in the 1100 block of East State Street was towed by order of police at 3:06 p.m. Tuesday. The plates had already been confiscated for the BMV.

- A woman found some items and brought them to the police station at 3:03 p.m. Tuesday. A message was left on the possible owner's phone.

- A Southeast Boulevard woman reported at 2:38 p.m. Tuesday that her truck mirror was damaged sometime late Saturday night or early Sunday morning at the Heritage Inn.

- A resident called at 1:49 p.m. Tuesday to report an unknown male in a red Ford Ranger pickup was seen on his property on Bentley Drive allegedly removing wood from the property, fleeing when observed.


- A caller reported a bicyclist was struck by a motorist at the intersection of South Beaver and West Washington streets at 10 a.m. Tuesday. The bicyclist was identified as Kathy Randolph, who said she was following her cross country team while they were running through the street for practice. Randolph said Dr. Wilson gave her his information before she went to the Salem Community Hospital emergency room. Randolph said her rotator cuff was injured.

- A woman reported Monday getting harassing calls from a man who claimed to be with the federal government and was going to file wire fraud charges against her, and she had no idea what he was talking about. Police called the number and a person with a foreign-sounding accent answered and refused to answer questions.


- A woman reported at 8 a.m. Tuesday she saw a flash and a pop in the area of Beverly Drive and thought it may be a transformer but wasn't sure. Police checked the area but didn't find any electrical problems.

- A Manor Drive man reported at 9:56 a.m. Tuesday his silverware was missing.

- A woman reported at 12:52 p.m. Tuesday the railroad gates on South Main Street were down and there was no train.

- David R. Wales, 23, Lisbon, was cited for driving under suspension and speeding following a traffic stop on Fairfield School Road at 7:10 p.m. Tuesday.

- Someone reported at 8:20 p.m. Tuesday that a suspicious vehicle was in the Metz Road ball field. Police found the people who said they were just talking.

- A woman reported at 9:25 p.m. Tuesday loud music from coming from the trailer park behind United Rentals. Police warned the female resident about the noise and she turned it off for the night.


- A Butcher Road woman reported at 11:12 a.m. Tuesday that someone overnight had ransacked her vehicle and took some loose change.

- A South Egypt Road woman reported at 2:45 p.m. Tuesday that someone had entered her vehicle and ransacked the glovebox but that nothing appeared missing.

- A South Egypt Road woman reported at 2:45 p.m. Tuesday that someone had entered her vehicle but that nothing appeared missing.

- Police responded to a domestic dispute in the 37000 block of state Route 558 at 8 p.m. Tuesday in which the resident stated that her sister had punched out a window at the home during an argument. Neither wished to press charges and the sister was taken home by her mother.


- Steven P. McGrew, 26, 16970 W. Pine Lake Road, Beloit, was arrested for disorderly conduct after police responded to his home at 12:15 a.m. Aug. 13 for a report of an argument between him and a woman of the residence. Both individuals denied any physical altercation occurred but McGrew allegedly tried to injure himself with a knife in the presence of officers and had to be subdued by taser.

- Police responded to a theft and criminal damaging report at a 14000 block Middletown Road business at 11:53 a.m. Aug. 13.

- Michael R. Martinez, 17, 1155 Homestead Ave., Alliance, and Anna M. Chavarria, 20, 57 Stevens Drive, Alliance, were arrested for theft after police responded to an 18000 block Fifth Street, Beloit, business at 2:15 p.m. Aug. 13 where an employee reported the they had allegedly stole numerous items from the store.

- Police responded to a theft report at a 13000 block Seacrist Road home at 8:42 p.m. Aug. 13.

- A 14000 block Smith-Goshen Road resident reported at 3:45 p.m. Aug. 14 that someone overnight had struck her mailbox with a vehicle.

- Officers investigated a breaking and entering report at an 11000 block Washingtonville Road home at 6:24 p.m. Aug. 14.

- Police responded to the Sharon Lynn Girls Home at 5:29 p.m. Aug. 15 where a woman reported a juvenile resident had kicked her in the face and bit her on the thigh. The juvenile was charged with assault.

- A 16000 block Calla Road resident reported at 9:38 a.m. Saturday that someone overnight had punctured all four tires of his vehicle.

- Police investigated an assault report at the Quaker Drag Strip at 9:50 p.m. Saturday.

- Samantha R. Kelley, 21, 769 W. Pershing St., Salem, was arrested for operating a vehicle intoxicated following a traffic stop at 2:27 a.m. Sunday for traveling left of center.



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