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February 25, 2013
Salem News


- Police responded to the 100 block of North Howard Avenue after receiving a report of unwanted people at 7:45 a.m. Sunday. A woman said she gave a ride to a couple of people and they refused to exit her vehicle. They left before police arrived.

- An officer on patrol at 2:25 a.m. Sunday stopped at the Foxes Den, 188 Railroad St., due to an unknown problem with multiple people who appeared to be in a verbal dispute in the parking lot. Employees assisted the officer in clearing the lot.

- David J. Murphy, 22, of 3754 Westville Lake Road, Beloit, was charged with operating a vehicle under the influence and reckless operation after a traffic stop at 1:34 a.m. Sunday in the area of South Ellsworth Avenue and Franklin Street when an officer noticed a vehicle being operated in a reckless manner.

- An officer at 1:17 a.m. Sunday saw an altercation at the entrance to Wing Warehouse, 441 S. Ellsworth Ave., and after investigation, discovered one person involved was an employee of Wing Warehouse who was keeping an unruly customer from re-entering the business. The customer was told to leave for the night.

- A barking dog was reported at 1:06 a.m. Sunday in the 400 block of Continental Drive, but the area was found quiet by police.

- Jordan Strabala, 22, of 1248 Westview Drive, was charged with disorderly conduct while voluntarily intoxicated after officers on patrol at 12:52 a.m. Sunday heard yelling from the Wing Warehouse, 441 S. Ellsworth Ave., responded and found a man yelling at two other males who were walking away. Identified as Strabala, the man was told not to be yelling and he allegedly insisted he could yell if he wanted.

- Police were called at 11:18 p.m. Sunday to the 700 block of North Lincoln Avenue for a suspicious person, but found no one. The same woman had called earlier at 10:36 p.m. and reported a suspicious person sitting on the porch, but nobody was found.

- Police responded to the Side Door at 530 S. Broadway Ave. for a report of a fight at 10:38 p.m. Saturday and found a male victim outside with obvious facial contusions and severe bleeding. Fire department first responders and KLG Ambulance responded and KLG transported him to Salem Community Hospital for treatment. Officers spoke to employees and patrons inside and learned a physical altercation developed between the victim and three other males after the victim had allegedly been seen striking a woman in the back of the head. All but one of the suspects had left, but the one remaining affirmed getting involved only to defend the woman. Neither the male victim outside nor the woman wanted to pursue charges.

- A man was reported down on the ground in the area of North Lincoln Avenue and East Fourth Street at 10:33 p.m. Saturday. He was found to be okay and given a ride home to the 1000 block of North Lincoln Avenue. He was told the consequences if he leaves his residence, due to him consuming alcoholic beverages.

- An officer on patrol at 8:53 p.m. Saturday in the 1000 block of East State Street saw a large section of concrete protruding from the road, posing a hazard to motor vehicles. He positioned the patrol car to block the road and then pushed the concrete back in place where it had become dislodged. A note was left for the street department to check on it.

- A dispute was reported in the 200 block of Vine Avenue at 7:54 p.m. Saturday, but officers found no victims and that no dispute occurred.

- While at the Salem Community Hospital emergency department at 7:26 p.m. Saturday, an officer was told a child was bitten in the face by a dog. The parents said the family dog bit their 12-year-old daughter in the face at their residence. All records were up to date and they didn't know why the dog bit her. They were going to take care of the dog so there would be no further problems.

- Jeremy Bender, 35, of 593 E. Perry St., was charged with domestic violence after police were called to his residence at 6:22 p.m. Saturday. A man said he was assaulted by his adult son and officers saw visible injury to his face and eye area. The son allegedly volunteered that he struck his father, causing his injuries.

- A reckless operator was reported at 3:20 p.m. Saturday in the area of Highland Avenue and Third Street, but was not found.

- Gail Murphy, 76, of 14851 French St., Damascus, was cited for failure to yield after she attempted to turn right on red onto Southeast Boulevard while westbound on East Pershing Street at 2:58 p.m. Saturday, colliding with a northbound vehicle driven by Mildred Donovan, 61, of 1135 Short Ave., Salem.

- A woman on Goshen Road reported at 2:10 p.m. Saturday that her son lost his wallet at Walmart on Saturday.

- Rebecca Faith, 37, of 6501 Camp Boulevard, Hanoverton, was taken into custody in the 200 block of East State Street at 2:49 p.m. Friday on a warrant for failure to appear.



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