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POLICE REPORTS

February 28, 2013
Salem News

SALEM

- Police are investigating a school bus violation reported at 9:40 a.m. Wednesday by a bus driver who said a vehicle ran the red lights on the school bus while the driver was discharging children in the area of East Pershing Street and South Madison on Tuesday.

- A man on Springdale Avenue reported at 8:36 a.m. Wednesday that his son was assaulted by another student on Tuesday at Salem High School.

- A barking dog was reported at 11:33 p.m. Tuesday in the 400 block of Jennings Avenue, but was not found.

- Officers responded to the 500 block of East State Street after receiving an anonymous tip at 10:43 p.m. Tuesday of suspicious activity possibly involving illegal drugs. They checked throughout the area, but didn't locate any persons or suspicious activity.

- Brandon Gardner, 22, of 1237 W. Pine Lake Road, was charged with possession of marijuana and given a verbal warning for a vehicle light violation after a traffic stop at 10:16 p.m. Tuesday on South Ellsworth Avenue. An officer on patrol on Mullins Street at the South Ellsworth Avenue intersection saw a vehicle traveling south with no lighted tail lights and initiated the stop. The driver had failed to turn on the lights and had been driving with only daytime running lights. The officer detected the mild odor of marijuana while speaking with the driver and occupants and obtained a verbal consent to check the area in the vehicle immediately accessible to the occupants. When the driver exited the vehicle, the officer reported seeing in plain view on the center console a small clear plastic container with a small amount of fine green substance consistent with marijuana.

- Police were called at 7:50 p.m. Tuesday to the 600 block of Park Avenue for a dispute among household members. Individuals had not been getting along and an argument developed over custody issues. Both were told to stay away from each other.

- Police were called at 7:02 p.m. Tuesday for a child custody dispute in the 400 block of Aetna Street where a mother said her ex-boyfriend wouldn't let her have their daughter. An officer spoke to the ex-boyfriend and he said he would bring the daughter back. The daughter was returned home and nothing more was needed.

- A spokesman for Sparkle Market, 423 S. Lundy Ave., reported at 12:55 p.m. Tuesday that a male customer was making threats towards employees due to him claiming he was short-changed during a recent visit.

- A junk vehicle which had been left at a foreclosed home in the 200 block of Fair Avenue and cited as a junk vehicle by housing and zoning on Feb. 12 was towed off of the property at 3:50 p.m. Monday.

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- Renee Eichler, 27, Howard Street, Hanoverton, was driving on state Route 154 just east of Carter Lumber when she struck a utility pole while trying to get out of the way of a vehicle she mistakenly believed was turning. The accident occurred at 4:24 pm. Tuesday.

- A resident of Applegrove Apartments called for an officer at 7:40 p.m. Tuesday because a female neighbor keeps knocking on his door and asking for stuff. The officer was unable to contact the woman.

- A clerk at Smith Oil reported at 10 p.m. Tuesday they believe a customer shoplifted something from the store because they could see something in the customer's pocket. Police spoke with the customer, who denied stealing anything.

- Patty from the Kendall House called at 10:10 a.m. Wednesday for an officer because they were preparing to send someone for a mental hospitalization and she was concerned he might cause problems.

- Danielle M. McClain, 31, of Columbiana, was backing up to make room for a turning semi-truck when she struck a car operated by Christine L. Wellman, 45, of East Liverpool, at the intersection of East Lincoln Way and Jackson Street at 12:08 p.m. Monday.

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- An Edgewood Drive resident reported a theft at 7:57 a.m. Tuesday.

- Someone reported at 8:18 a.m. Tuesday a man was acting suspicious in the Save-A-Lot parking lot. The man was seated inside a truck that was parked and running in the lot for about an hour, the person reported. Police were preparing to go to the store to check on the man, but the caller said he had already left.

- Someone reported at 10:21 a.m. Tuesday an Ohio State stone that was cemented or mortared to a headstone in the cemetery had been stolen, and it was the third time something has been removed from the plot.

- Someone reported at 1:32 p.m. Tuesday a man in a black trailblazer was "tearing up and down the alley" across from Harmony Village. Police checked the area but didn't find the man.

- Someone reported at 1:54 p.m. Tuesday contractors started a fire at a construction site on Bittersweet Drive and left it unattended and smoldering. The fire was then covered with wet sand that was nearby.

 
 

 

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