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April 6, 2013
Salem News


- Officers on patrol at 5:20 p.m. Thursday observed damage to the restrooms at Centennial Park. The Parks Department was notified.

- Lisa M. Walker, 26, 270 E. Seventh St., Salem, was cited for failure to yield from private property following a two-vehicle crash in the 2800 block of East State Street at 6:53 p.m. Thursday in which she allegedly pulled from a parking lot drive and struck a westbound vehicle driven Sarah E. Tolson, 27, Salem. No injuries were reported.

- A Franklin Street resident reported at 8:08 p.m. Thursday that her boyfriend's former employer had been repeatedly calling her claiming her boyfriend owed him money.

- Ashley Vanderhoof, 624 Cherry St., Salem, was arrested for theft at 8:18 p.m. Thursday after allegedly concealing $831.32 of merchandise from a 2800 block East State Street business and leaving through a fire exit.

- Police responded to a 1200 block East Third Street home where a woman reported seeing a man standing by her garage when she let her dog out. She said he stood there for a minute before leaving westbound behind other homes. Officers searched the area but were unable to find anyone.

- A man reported on station at 10:19 p.m. Thursday that he believed he dropped his wallet in the 500 block of South Broadway Avenue and someone picked it up but did not return it to him. He said the wallet contained $20 cash, several credit cards, a bank card and personal identification.

- Police responded to a domestic disturbance in the 2300 block of Kennedy Drive at 10:30 p.m. Thursday and found it to be a verbal dispute only. The two people involved agreed to stay away from each other the rest of the night.

- An officer responded to the South Ellsworth Avenue railroad crossing at 4 a.m. Friday for a report of malfunctioning gates and found them stuck in the down position with lights flashing. The officer found several other crossings within city limits also blocked and discovered a stopped train near West Wilson Street. Norfolk Southern was notified.


- An East Washington Street man reported at 10:13 p.m. Thursday having troubles with his neighbors earlier in the day and he wanted to speak with an officer.

- The security alarm was going off at East of Chicago Pizza at 1 a.m. Friday and a key-holder was on the way. The alarm went off again 36 minutes later. Both times the building was found secure.

- While on patrol an officer saw a truck without its lights on at Agland near the silos at 1:42 a.m. Friday.


- Police were requested to check on the welfare of children at a Prospect Street home at 5:10 p.m. Thursday after a complaint had been filed with children's services. The officer found all the children at the home to be okay.

- An officer discovered a disabled dump truck at the intersection of North Ellsworth Avenue and U.S. Route 62 freeway with persons standing in the roadway at 5:35 p.m. Thursday. After determining the just-purchased truck was unable to move, a tow truck was contacted to remove it from the roadway. When the tow truck arrived, the owner of the dump truck started it long enough to move it out of the intersection where it could be worked on.



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