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March 14, 2013
Salem News


- A clerk at a store in the 200 block of East Second Street reported at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday that a male took a rolling machine without paying for it on March 4.

- A caller at 11:57 a.m. Wednesday reported a U-Haul truck blocking Monroe Street so traffic could not move through. The truck was moved to allow traffic flow.

- Officers saw a local resident pushing a Sparkle grocery cart in the 600 block of East Pershing Street at 10:19 a.m. Wednesday and verified with the store that the cart was not loaned out and needed retrieved. The resident was told to return the cart or face charges.

- A man in the 400 block of Continental Drive reported at 7:09 a.m. Wednesday that someone entered his apartment and removed three silver towels, the screw caps off of the toilet and the tub mat. He also said the heating elements on the stove had been switched.

- An anonymous caller at 8:24 p.m. Tuesday reported a suspicious man entered an apartment complex on South Lincoln Avenue and was loitering inside for about five minutes, asked some questions about vacant apartments and left.

- A suspicious person was reported at 7:14 p.m. Tuesday in a maroon Buick in a parking lot in the 2100 block of East State Street. An officer approached the person and learned he was waiting for his wife to pick up a prescription.

- Police were called at 7:01 p.m. Tuesday to the 1100 block of East Third Street for small children on the roof of a porch. No one was found. Contact was attempted with the caller, who was described as a young male. An officer responded to the residence and learned the homeowner's 7-year-old son had contacted 911 several times. The boy was advised of the proper use of 911 and the consequences of its abuse.

- A domestic was reported at 6:22 p.m. Tuesday in the 2100 block of Southeast Boulevard where a man said there was no problem, just his sister having psychological issues. She was taken to Salem Community Hospital by EMT Ambulance. Fire department first responders had also gone to the scene.

- Tarel A. Barnette, 27, of 820 Summit St., was taken into custody at 6:20 p.m. Tuesday at his home for an active warrant out of Columbiana County for failure to appear.

- An officer was called at 5:20 p.m. Tuesday to the 300 block of Ohio Avenue for a parking complaint, but the operator took care of the problem.


- Carla Blocksom, East Lincoln Way, reported her white American Eskimo dog named Lady was missing at 2:54 a.m. Wednesday. Police checked the area along with the Blocksom family and located Lady on East Washington Street.

- The sheriff's office relayed a call at 6:26 p.m. Tuesday that there was a lawnmower in the middle at the bottom of Canton Hill on West Lincoln Way. The lawnmower was already moved off the road by the time police arrived.

- A sheriff's deputy on his way through town noticed a car alarm was going off at the Elkton Auto Corral at 7 p.m. Tuesday, and a police officer called at 8:28 p.m. to say the alarm was going off again. Nearby residents said it had been doing this since 6 p.m., and the owner was contacted and he took care of the problem.


- Someone reported at 2:17 p.m. Tuesday someone littered at the Way Station.

- Someone reported at 7:46 p.m. Tuesday a strong smell of natural gas was in the area of South Main Street.



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