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January 18, 2013
Salem News


- An East Sixth Street man reported at 2:39 p.m. Thursday that a man known only by a nickname arrived at his apartment and asked if he could "chill." He let him inside and the man grabbed five to seven DVD movies off the TV and fled out of the apartment.

- A caller at 1:36 p.m. Thursday reported juveniles riding skateboards on the sidewalk in front of a business in the 200 block of East Second Street. They were gone when officers arrived.

- A neighbor requested an officer check a residence in the 1800 block of Cleveland Street at 8:45 a.m. Thursday due to a front porch light being on and no sign of the resident who lives there. An officer attempted contact, but no contact could be made. There was no sign of anything being wrong.

- There was a report of suspicious persons at 11 p.m. Wednesday in the 900 block of West Wilson Street where a man said he saw numerous juveniles standing near his neighbor's vehicle. Officers checked the vehicle and found it secure. They didn't find the juveniles.

- Police reported to the 400 block of Sharp Avenue for a report of menacing at 9:23 p.m. Wednesday. Officers determined persons visiting a man's roommate made threats toward the man via a third party who sent him text messages relaying the threats. Some of the people involved left before police arrived, but officers spoke with all present and told them the consequences of menacing and assault. They were told to stay away from one another and the eviction procedure was also explained.

- A juvenile came to the police department at 6:34 p.m. Wednesday to report a dispute with someone at Centennial Park. An officer spoke to the person at the park and he said the juvenile initiated the problem. Both sides were told to cease contact.

- A Woodsdale Road man reported at 4:49 p.m. Wednesday that he accidentally set his wallet down at a cash register at Walmart on East State Street while checking out and when he returned to the store, his wallet was gone. A male and female in their 20s to early 30s with a child had been behind him in line. An asset protection associate was notified and video surveillance revealed the people in line behind Fish had taken the wallet, which contained money and credit cards. Further investigation is pending.

- A man in the 1000 block of East Third Street reported at 4:25 p.m. Wednesday that his juvenile son is currently grounded, but failed to return home after school. He talked to his son by phone twice and his son said he went to a friend's house. The juvenile made the calls from two different phone numbers. He was supposed to be on his way home, but he had not arrived. The man said it's an ongoing problem and unruly charges were already pending.

- A caller at 3:26 p.m. Wednesday reported a suspicious vehicle parked on Tanglewood Drive for four days. An officer checked the vehicle and found it unlocked. The registration returned to someone in Beloit and a woman arrived and said the vehicle was hers, denying it was parked there for that long.

- Police checked for a suspicious vehicle at 2:57 p.m. Wednesday at the turnaround at Butcher Road near East Pershing Street and Cunningham Road. A van had reportedly been there awhile, but police found no vehicles in that area.


- A state Route 517 woman called for an ambulance at 9:48 p.m. Wednesday for her son, who was having a seizure.

- Officer Justin Madison was on patrol when he found the doors at St. George Catholic Church unlocked at 8:37 p.m. Wednesday. The parish priest was contacted.

-A Maple Street man called at 5:47 p.m. Wednesday because there was a truck parked in his pull-off at his garage, preventing him from getting into his garage.

- A hospitalized woman called on Wednesday to ask that police check to see if a black Kia was parked outside her residence on Pritchard Avenue because she could not reach her boyfriend. Police checked and reported back the vehicle was at the residence.


- An East Palestine police officer requested at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday the department see if a stolen ring was located at Cash Land. Police discovered the ring was pawned by a woman on Dec. 29, and the ring was taken as evidence.



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