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April 12, 2013
Salem News


- A woman reported at 9:26 a.m. Thursday that she's receiving harassing phone calls from her mother. Contact will be made with the mother.

- Shawna Reynolds, of the 400 block of Aetna Street, reported at 8:17 a.m. Thursday that she noticed her temporary license plate missing from her vehicle when she arrived home. It was unknown if the plate was stolen or fell off.

- Police were called to an apartment in the 500 block of Franklin Street at 8:12 a.m. Thursday where a woman complained about her male roommate being in her bed. The male was told to stay away from her and out of her bed in the one-bedroom apartment. The report said there is a history of calls at this residence. The woman had called police on Wednesday for an alleged domestic, but when police arrived, no one answered the door. She had told the dispatcher she was in the area and was told to speak to officers when they arrived, but she never showed up. At 8:30 a.m. Thursday, about 15 minutes after the previous call, police were called back to the apartment for a loud music complaint and domestic. The woman claimed the male was playing loud music and she couldn't sleep. The male told police when officers left the last time, she came in and said she was going to have him arrested and she started yelling at him, so he turned the music up. The music was not a violation when the officer arrived. They were told to keep things peaceful. The officer was advised they have a court date regarding eviction from the apartment.

- Police responded to the 1900 block of East State Street for a utility pole leaning into the roadway. The pole was checked and found leaning towards the top, causing wires to hang low across the road. Ohio Edison was notified.

- Police were called to the 500 block of Franklin Street at 2:51 a.m. Thursday for a report of a possible domestic and a woman being held against her will. Officers spoke with a man and woman who are boyfriend and girlfriend. Both reside at the residence and they reported no violence. She did not advise officers she was being held against her will. She just wanted to leave and left with a friend.

- A woman in the 700 block of West Pershing Street reported at 10:51 p.m. Wednesday that an unknown person in dark clothing was seen standing near her boyfriend's vehicle. She wasn't sure if he was attempting entry. Officers didn't find anyone.

- An alarm was reported at 10:50 p.m. Wednesday at a business in the 1700 block of Salem Parkway West. The exterior of the business was found secure.

- A neighbor reported a light on in the basement of an empty residence on Summit Street at 9:33 p.m. Wednesday. The home was found secure.

- Timothy Myers, of the 1700 block of Southeast Boulevard, reported at 8:12 p.m. Wednesday that he came home and found the man door to his garage had been pried open and someone damaged his 2004 Harley Davidson Fatboy motorcycle by throwing red paint on it, busting the speedometer and seat. Red paint was found thrown all over the inside of the garage and several miscellaneous items were missing, including a set of Port-A-Torches, a drill and two pipe wrenches. There was also damage to two doors of the residence from attempts to pry them open.

- A tree was reported down at 8:01 p.m. Wednesday on Stone Castle Trail. The tree was on private property, with only a small section hanging out on the road. Several large branches were removed from the road by an officer.

- A woman on Bentley Avenue reported at 6:54 p.m. Wednesday that she's seeking treatment and had a friend watching her child and learned her juvenile son was at the grandmother's residence and she did not want him there. She wanted officers to pick him up, but was told they don't provide that service. She got a ride and took control of her child.

- Officers responded at 6:06 p.m. Wednesday to a large tree branch in the intersection of Summit Street and South Lincoln Avenue. Traffic was maintained until the street department removed the debris.

- Police responded to a report of an ambulance needed at 5:57 p.m. Wednesday in the 2500 block of Lexington Avenue where a man said he was jumped by some unknown people. Fire department first responders and KLG Ambulance responded and KLG transported him to Salem Community Hospital.

- Police were called to an assault at 5:10 p.m. Wednesday in the 500 block of East Perry Street where a man reported he and another male had a minor physical altercation over a personal issue. The other male said the same and neither wanted to pursue charges. They were told to stay away from each other.

- Frederick Ring, of the 600 block of East Ninth Street reported at 3:40 p.m. Wednesday that unknown people entered his residence and two flat screen televisions, a video game system and two wrist watches were missing.

- Salem bus supervisor Tom Mather spoke with an officer at 3:28 p.m. Wednesday regarding a motorist who allegedly passed a school bus with its red flashing lights on. The incident was under investigation.

- After an extremely loud thunder crash from a storm at 2:08 p.m. Wednesday, dispatch received a motion alarm from a business in the 100 block of South Broadway Avenue. The business was closed and all doors were secure.

- A man reported at 12:39 p.m. Wednesday that a man stopped at his girlfriend's residence in the 1100 block of Pershing Street and found both front doors open and a strange car parked there so he didn't go inside and wanted officers to check. The son of the girlfriend then came outside and he recognized him and told officers it was okay.

- A man in the 700 block of East Fifth Street reported at 12:05 p.m. Wednesday that a person was walking around his neighbor's residence and walking onto the porch and looking in the windows. The person fled when he asked him what he was doing. He was described as 16 to 18 years old, 6 feet tall with brown hair wearing shorts and a white and gray striped shirt. Officers checked the area and did not find him.

- A cable line came loose at a residence in the 400 block of North Madison Avenue at 10:17 a.m. Wednesday. Officers were able to get the line up high enough so it would not interfere with traffic and the homeowner contacted the cable company.

- A pair of eyeglasses was found on the sidewalk on Bentley Drive, west of Continental Drive, at 9:04 a.m. Wednesday and taken to the police station for safekeeping. They appeared to be women's glasses.


- Someone reported at 11:51 a.m. Wednesday they saw a man wearing a black uniform walk onto the Heartland school property. Police checked and found the man was the school's security guard.

- Someone, name and address not listed, reported at 3:45 p.m. Wednesday their phone was stolen at school that day.

- Someone reported at 6 p.m. Wednesday a tree was down on West Park Avenue and was possibly on some wires.

- Someone reported at 6 p.m. Wednesday a telephone pole in front of R&L Carriers in the Industrial Park was broken off with live wires.


- A clerk at Smith Oil reported someone in a burgundy S-10 pickup truck drove off without paying for $25 in gas at 4:50 p.m. Wednesday.

- A Cedar Street man reported at 7:26 a.m. Thursday there was a downed tree in the park, bringing with, it some power lines.

- An Elk Avenue resident reported at 8:16 p.m. Wednesday a small portion of the hillside had washed onto the street, along with a tree stump.



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