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January 24, 2013
Salem News


- An officer was stopped at 5:28 a.m. Wednesday on South Ellsworth Avenue at Pershing Street by an anonymous motorist who reported a person riding a bicycle stopped on top of the West State Street overpass smoking a cigarette with no lights on the bicycle. The officer located the man riding his bicycle on West State Street near Georgetown Road. He did have lighted lights for the bike, but was operating on the wrong side of the road. He was told to travel on the right side of the road with traffic.

- An anonymous caller at 11:56 p.m. Tuesday reported a dispute in an apartment in the 800 block of East Third Street. Officers stood outside the door of the apartment for several minutes and heard no noise or voices.

- Officers responded to Washington Avenue at 10:46 p.m. Tuesday to assist Alliance Police with locating a stolen vehicle. The vehicle could not be found.

- A man in the 300 block of Newgarden Avenue reported at 9:45 p.m. Tuesday that a family member saw a known male slice the front driver side tire of a vehicle. The family member said the person left in a dark-colored SUV. An officer checked the tire and saw the slice mark.

- An anonymous caller at 8:52 p.m. Tuesday reported people operating vehicles recklessly in the 1400 block of Oak Street. An officer stopped a truck for reckless operation and spoke with several people in Centennial Park and told them about the complaint. All of them were advised of the consequences and they said they understood.

- Police were called at 5:13 p.m. Tuesday to the 300 block of West 16th Street for a juvenile problem. A woman said she was having behavioral issues with her juvenile son. She was told her options and an officer spoke with the juvenile.

- An assault was reported at 4:01 p.m. Tuesday in the 1000 block of Cleveland Street by a woman who said when she went to pick up her child from his father's residence, the father choked her. She wanted the incident documented in case of further issues.


- A resident reported Tuesday someone again used her Internet account to make a purchase, this time from Kohl's in the amount of $266.

- A West Washington Street woman reported she was driving on Lincoln Way on Tuesday afternoon when someone in a red van ran the red light, and she ended up striking the van, which left the scene.

- An East Chestnut Street man called Tuesday afternoon out of concern about his neighbor's rottweiler, which had been in the yard for the past three hours barking. Police went to the home but did not encounter a barking dog.

- A passerby reported seeing a man walking around outside a house at the corner of South Lincoln and West Washington Street at 1:28 a.m. Wednesday. Police arrived and spoke with the man, who said he lived there and had locked himself out. The man had tried calling a relative but no one was answering. The relative finally arrived and confirmed the man lived there and then unlocked the door.


- Someone reported at 4 a.m. Tuesday a dog was barking at a Fairfield Avenue home. Police went to the area and did not hear a dog barking.

- A West Salem Street resident reported at 10:21 a.m. Tuesday someone took medication from the home.

- A North Elm Street woman reported at 10:45 a.m. Tuesday she was shoved by her mother and requested she leave the house until her husband returned home. The woman agreed to leave.

- A PNC Bank employee reported at 1 p.m. Tuesday someone was standing by the road entrance holding a "will work for food" sign. The person left before police arrived.

- Primitive Gatherings reported at 2:33 p.m. Tuesday a woman had possibly shoplifted from the store. Police checked the area but did not find the woman.

- Shannon Carpenter, 30, was taken into custody on a warrant through Toronto at 4:11 p.m. Tuesday.

- An East Park Street man reported receiving harassing phone calls at 4:24 p.m. Tuesday.

- A Hawkins Lane resident reported receiving threatening text messages at 10:42 p.m. Tuesday.


- At 8:48 p.m. Tuesday police responded to the 3600 block of Silliman Street for a wellbeing check on a juvenile after receiving a call from a Hammondsville resident. Police twice checked the residence being unable to make contact the first time at 9:01 p.m. During a second attempt at 10:15 p.m., police spoke with a resident determined there was no risk involved.

- At 6:43 a.m. Monday, police responded to the 46000 block of state Route 46 for a traffic accident and stood by to assist the highway patrol with an accident with injuries.



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