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October 29, 2012
Salem News


- Police were called at 2:14 a.m. Monday for a domestic in the 100 block of Washington Avenue where a woman reported her boyfriend threw a television after becoming upset for an unknown reason. She reported no physical violence. Officers also spoke with the boyfriend and both were told to stay away from each other for the rest of the night.

- A caller at 10:26 p.m. Sunday reported a suspicious vehicle, a white SUV, in the 100 block of West Fifth Street. Police located the vehicle and learned it had just run out of gas. The driver advised help was on the way.

- Police were called at 9:20 p.m. Sunday to the 600 block of East Fifth Street for a report of items lying by a building. Officers took possession of the item or items and brought them brought back to the police station.

- Officers were called to the 900 block of East Fifth Street at 8:14 p.m. Sunday for a report of a dog outside in the rain. The animal was located and contact was made with the homeowner who said the dog had just been put out. The dog was brought back inside.

- A woman in the 600 block of East Seventh Street reported at 6:52 p.m. Sunday that someone known to her took her coat and was refusing to return it. She was told her options.

- A man who resides on Benton Road reported at 6:50 p.m. Sunday that a known male has been calling/texting harassing and threatening messages. He said it was an ongoing problem and he wanted it documented. The male was contacted and told to cease his actions.

- Police were called at 6:26 p.m. Sunday to the 300 block of West 16th Street where a woman said her juvenile son was depressed and causing damage in the residence. She wanted him to go to the hospital. Officers stood by until medical personnel arrived and took him to Salem Community Hospital.

- A woman in the 700 block of East Fifth Street reported at 6:12 p.m. Sunday that a known male has been calling/texting harassing and threatening messages, allegedly over an incident involving money she owes him. She was told her options and just wanted it documented.

- A man in the 700 block of East Third Street reported at 3:17 p.m. Sunday that a bike was stolen from his back yard.

- Police were called at 2:56 p.m. Sunday for an alleged tree down on a house in the 600 block of Park Avenue. A resident reported his tree fell in the wind and scraped the neighbor's house. There was no tree on a house, but was in front of a house. Officers did not see any damage to the neighbor's house, but there were numerous branches and limbs broken in the yard. The resident was going to clean up.

- A caller at 2:02 p.m. Sunday reported suspicious activity in the 500 block of East Pershing Street. An officer responded and could not find anyone on the roof or any entrance they may have used to go inside.

- A woman in the 1300 block of South Lincoln Avenue reported at 11:58 a.m. Sunday that sometime on Saturday, someone entered her residence and removed an undetermined amount of money.


- An officer responded to the emergency department at Salem Community Hospital after being called at 11:28 a.m. Sunday regarding an assault that took place in the 900 block of Jones Drive.

- A caller at 10:55 a.m. Sunday reported a person sleeping in his vehicle in the 1300 block of West State Street, telling police the person had been in his car for over an hour with their foot on the gas pedal revving the engine. Police checked on the person and found there was no problem, that he had just fallen asleep.

- While on patrol on U.S. Route 62 near Ellsworth Avenue, an officer saw a disabled vehicle at 9:59 a.m. Sunday and stopped to check on the driver, who said AAA was enroute. The officer learned the driver had an active felony warrant out of Florida, but the issuing agency did not want the person when they were contacted.

- A resident on Somerset called at 3:53 a.m. Sunday to report seeing a male in dark clothing enter her neighbor's garage. When she opened her back door, the suspect fled. An officer responded and found the neighbor's vehicle locked and shut the garage door. The officer also checked the area for any tampering with vehicles or anyone matching the suspect's description, but nothing was found.

- A resident in the 2300 block of Goshen Road called at 1:28 p.m. Saturday regarding a theft that occurred last month, telling police the stolen property was found at a residence on U.S. Route 62. Police spoke with the people in control of the property and they said they purchased the items from a garage sale in Alliance. The incident was under investigation.

- A man in the 300 block of Georgetown Road reported at 3 a.m. Saturday that he could hear a person or persons moving around in his basement. The outside basement door was found secure and the man's son said he checked the basement and everything was alright.

- A resident in the 1100 block of West Perry Street called at 11:12 p.m. Friday to report a woman going door-to-door requesting to use the bathroom. She was located outside a residence and voluntarily went with an officer to the police station to give a statement regarding a previous matter. She was transported home.

- Police were called to the 1400 block of West State Street at 9:45 p.m. Friday for an unruly juvenile. An officer spoke to the juvenile about his behavior and he was told of the future consequences if it continued.


- A resident reported needing an officer immediately at the Steel Trolley Diner at 11:30 a.m. Monday after being assaulted by another person. The matter remains under investigation.


- Someone reported at 3:25 a.m. Sunday a fight was taking place in the lobby of the 7&14 Truck Stop. Police found Thomas R. Hughes II, of Negley, had a warrant out through the county. He was arrested and taken in custody by a county sheriff's deputy.

- Someone reported at 10:38 a.m. Sunday cars parked along South Main Street were making it difficult to see the temporary stop signs for the construction project there. All cars were legally parked.

- A South Main Street woman reported at 3:46 p.m. Sunday a man came to her door and attempted to sell her magazines. Police warned Joshua Rinehart, Jeffersonville, about soliciting without a permit.

- A man reported at 9:26 a.m. Saturday a stop sign at the South Main and Friend streets intersection was laying on the road.

-At 4:10 p.m. Saturday a Hogan Bakery employee turned in credit cards and insurance cards found there. Police contacted the man whom the cards belonged to and they were returned.

- A woman reported at 6:31 p.m. Saturday she had not heard from her sister in several days and believed she could possibly be missing. Police left a message with the woman's sister at Manor Apartments and she later told police she was fine but that she had been fighting with her sister.

- Someone reported at 9:19 p.m. Saturday three kids were smoking pot behind the NAPA store and that when they shined a flashlight on them they ran away toward Arrowhead Bay. Police checked the area but did not find the kids.

- Court Street residents reported at various times Friday vehicles had been entered along the street and items and money was taken from at least four vehicles. Vehicles were also reportedly entered and money and items taken from Parkview, East Park and Park Place streets.

- Col Boiler requested at 8:23 a.m. Friday police escort a long heavy load from the plant to city limits.

- Chad Saunders, Columbiana, was found to have two active warrants through the county sheriff and was cited for driving under suspension and possession of marijuana during a traffic stop on Columbiana-Lisbon Road at 8:53 a.m. Friday.

- A woman reported at 1:24 p.m. Friday someone was burning rubbish along state route 164 just west of the underpass. Police checked the area but found no fires.

- Someone reported at 1:30 p.m. Friday a tractor trailer in the area of Jamestown Trace had clipped and taken out an unknown line. Police checked the area and found telephone lines on the ground. AT&T was contacted to make the repairs.

- Keith Yauman, Petersburg, was northbound on state Route 164 at 4 p.m. Friday and E. Lucille Benfeld, East Palestine, was turned left from the Dutch Haus entrance and failed to yield and struck Yauman's vehicle. Benfeld was cited for failure to yield making a left turn.

- A man reported at 5:39 p.m. Friday a temporary stop sign at South Main and Friend streets was down. Police found the sign and put it upright.

- A man requested at 10:28 p.m. Friday police conduct a welfare check on his 15-year-old daughter who was visiting with her mother on North Cross Street. Police went to the home but no one answered the door. The man later went to the home with police and found his daughter who came home with him for the night.



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