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January 15, 2013
Salem News


- A township officer was called at 1:52 a.m. Monday to assist Salem Police with a burglary in progress call at Lease Drug Co. on North Ellsworth Avenue.

- Joshua Essad, 27, of Salem, was cited for a stop sign violation, left of center and child support suspension after a township officer investigated a traffic violation he witnessed at 6:07 a.m. Sunday. The officer saw a vehicle fail to stop at the stop sign at Snyder Road and South Lincoln Avenue at a high rate of speed and then travel left of center, entering the employee parking lot of Fresh Mark. The officer lost sight of the vehicle, but watched parking lot video to determine who was operating the vehicle.

- A woman in the 1900 block of South Lincoln Avenue reported at 3:49 a.m. Sunday that her husband fell and was unable to get to his feet. An officer responded and spoke to the husband and determined he was not injured and helped him get to his feet.


- Police were called at 1:40 a.m. Monday to West State Street and Georgetown Road for a report of buckets in the roadway. The responding officer saw no debris in the road, but there were several buckets placed in the Dairy Queen parking lot that appeared to be there to block traffic from cutting across the lot.

- Officers responded to the 1300 block of South Lincoln Avenue at 1:15 a.m. Monday for a possible breaking and entering in progress. A woman said she was in her living room talking on her phone when she heard an unknown person rattling her door handle, causing her dog to bark. There were no signs of attempted forced entry. Officers checked the area and were unable to find anyone.

- Officers responded to the 1300 block of North Ellsworth Avenue at 12:08 a.m. Monday for a possible break-in in progress. Officers arrived and spoke to a woman who saw three people attempting to open her front door. She said they fled the area on foot. Officers did not locate anyone.

- Police were dispatched to the 800 block of West Pershing Street for a report of an unruly juvenile at 3:31 p.m. Saturday. A woman said her daughter will not follow the rules of the house. Officers spoke to her and her daughter and provided them with several suggestions on how to handle the problems.


- A motorist reported seeing a juvenile riding a Power Wheel vehicle on South Beaver Street at 4:36 p.m. Sunday. An officer spoke with the adults and the child, advising him to stay off the road with the toy vehicle.

- The sheriff's office relayed receiving a 911 hang-up call from the vicinity of the park-and-ride on state Route 154 at 7 p.m. Sunday. Police checked the area but were unable to locate the source of the call.

- Eric Whitmore from county juvenile court called for an officer at 9:42 a.m. Monday after one of the alternative school's teachers was assaulted by a 14-year-old boy, who reportedly punched a Mr. Henderson several times in the face. Chief Mike Abraham said the youth was taken to the county juvenile detention center while the prosecutor's office prepared charges to file.

- Police contacted the fire department to alert them about a truck in the ditch at the intersection of Wayne Bridge and Bittner roads at 7:50 p.m. Saturday.


- Police warned five kids for curfew violation at 12:35 a.m. Sunday in the Sparkle parking lot.

- A man reported at 3 a.m. Sunday some kids were in the area of South Middle Street and believed they slashed the tire on a van in the alley. Police checked the area but did not see the kids and did not see any damaged vans.

- Duane L. Barnes, 42, Salem, was cited for driving under suspension and two headlights required following a traffic stop on state Route 14 at 6:59 a.m. Sunday.

- A South Vine Street woman reported at 9:31 a.m. Sunday her tires were slashed on her vehicle and it was also egged. At 10:27 a.m. she reported two kids were walking back and forth in front of her home and believed they were possibly the ones who had damaged her vehicle.

- A man reported at noon Sunday his neighbor's door on East Friend Street was open for some time and he wasn't sure if anyone was inside the home. Police spoke to the resident who said he had left the door open to let some fresh air inside.

- Someone reported at 12:48 p.m. Sunday an injured rabbit was on East Friend Street. Police found the rabbit and relocated it to the Metz ball field.

- A woman reported at 3:59 p.m. Sunday a man wearing a brown hooded sweatshirt was riding around the Sparkle parking lot on a bicycle and it appeared he had a handgun. Police spoke with the bicyclist and found the handgun was a toy and advised him to take the toy home.

- Police responded to a disorderly conduct complaint on state Route 14 at 7:35 p.m. Sunday.

- A man reported at 8 a.m. Friday his semi truck was keyed during the night on Lisbon Street.

- A man reported finding a hypodermic needle on the sidewalk at Union and Middle streets. Police disposed of the needle.

- The State Highway Patrol reported at 9:47 p.m. Friday a possibly intoxicated driver was southbound on state Route 164 in a four-door vehicle. Police checked the area but did not see the vehicle.

- Police arrested Fred Hanna Sr. on a county sheriff warrant at 10:26 a.m. Thursday on North Elm Street.

- A Union Street resident reported at 2:46 p.m. Thursday a laptop was stolen.

- A Lisbon Street resident reported at 3:29 p.m. Thursday items were missing from the home.

- A woman reported at 9:37 p.m. Thursday her ex-husband beat her up at her home on Union Street.



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