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April 20, 2013
Salem News


- Police responded to the Sweepstakes Club in the 2800 block of East State Street for an alarm at 10:29 a.m. Friday, finding the exterior secure. A notice on the door said the business was closed until further notice.

- A resident reported at 10:06 a.m. Friday that on April 7 between 2 and 5:30 p.m., an unknown person struck the driver side door of his truck while in the Walmart parking lot on East State Street, leaving a dent in the door.

- A dog was reported at large at 8:45 a.m. Friday on Highland and 10th Street. The humane agent was contacted and took the animal.

- Police were called to the 1000 block of West Perry Street at 4:55 a.m. Friday for multiple 911 hangup calls and made contact with a resident who had fallen out of bed. The fire department arrived and put him back into bed.

- A caller at 4:53 a.m. Friday reported juveniles in the 200 block of North Lincoln Avenue in violation of curfew. Police found the people in question were adults who were causing no disturbance.

- Police were called at 12:16 a.m. Friday for a suspicious sound coming from Centennial Park, like someone banging on metal. An officer found the source was the metal clasp banging off of the flag pole, caused by the wind.

- A man reported at 8:47 p.m. Thursday that the driver of a mini van had been yelling obscene things at him while driving in front of his residence. The driver was contacted and denied yelling at the person. Both were told to stay away from each other.

- A man reported at 8:41 p.m. Thursday that an intoxicated male became angry inside a business in the 500 block of East State Street and spit on his wife, with a brief verbal dispute following and the male leaving. The male was contacted at an apartment on East State Street and admitted to the verbal dispute, but denied spitting at anyone. He said if he did, it was accidental. The man was told his options.

- A woman on East State Street called at 8:20 p.m. Thursday about receiving unwanted messages on her computer and believed she received a threat from the same person. She was told her options.

- Police were called at 7:44 p.m. Thursday to the 500 block of East State Street for a report of animal neglect. Officers checked all the animals in the apartment and found no signs of neglect.

- Police were called to a dispute at 7:38 p.m. Thursday in the 1300 block of South Lincoln Avenue where a man was upset with his wife thinking she removed or damaged some clothing he was looking for. The wife said she didn't touch anything and that he can't remember where he put things. Both were told to stay away from each other for a short time, then discuss the problem.

- A woman on Jennings Avenue called police at 7:34 p.m. Thursday to respond for a complaint of grass clippings on her driveway. An officer did note two small places where grass clippings went into the driveway. The neighbor was told about the complaint.

- Police were called at 7:24 p.m. Thursday to the 100 block of South Lincoln Avenue for a report of a man using a blow torch to trim the grass. Officers learned the man had been using a weed torch to trim around the structures in front of his place of business. No violation was seen.

- A malfunctioning traffic signal was reported at 7:14 p.m. Thursday in the area of State Street and Ellsworth Avenue, but an officer found no malfunction .

- An open door was reported at a business in the 100 block of North Broadway Avenue at 6:18 p.m. Thursday, with the exterior found secure.

- A suspicious vehicle reported at 5:58 p.m. Thursday in the 1800 block of East State Street turned out to be a disabled vehicle with help on the way.

- Loud music was reported at 5:06 p.m. Thursday on Ohio Avenue. The residents were told to turn it down.

- An alarm activation was reported at 4:17 p.m. Thursday on Highland Avenue. The exterior was found secure. After the keyholder arrived, the interior was checked and found in order.

- Joey Cruz, of the 100 block of South Lincoln Avenue, reported at 4:10 p.m. Thursday that a known male removed several items from his apartment.

- A wallet was reported found at 4:06 p.m. Thursday on East Fifth Street and North Lincoln Avenue. The owner will be contacted.

- Derrik Bruce and Jordan Flaker, both of 1005 Lake Park Boulevard, Sebring, were both taken into custody after police were called at 4:05 p.m. Thursday to Walmart for alleged shoplifters. A loss prevention officer said they were detained after trying to leave the store without paying for $651 worth of merchandise. Bruce was charged with complicity to theft and Flaker was charged with theft.


- Someone reported at 4:34 p.m. Thursday a 50-year-old woman was drinking and doing a strip tease at Playtown.

- Police assisted the county sheriff's office with removing someone from a Hunters Camp Road address at 8:26 p.m. Thursday.

- An East Chestnut Street woman reported at 1 a.m. Friday neighbors were making a lot of noise and cursing. Police went to the apartment and found three people shouting and one man bleeding form the nose and mouth. The man said the injury was from an altercation at Night Court but did not wish to press any charges. The other people told the officer they just wanted him to get medical attention, but he refused. Police sent the group on their way, but later that morning it was reported the injured man had returned and kicked the door in, breaking the chain. Police looked for him, but he could not be found.

- A woman reported at 8:55 a.m. Friday she feels that she and her son are being harassed. The woman told police that she found out that her son's grandfather had told the high school to contact him if there were any problems with her son who is a student there, and that on Monday the school contacted him about issues that are going on with her son, and the man is now accusing her of being a bad mother. The woman said she contacted the school, and they have agreed to no longer contact her son's grandfather regarding her son.

- A man reported at 10:59 a.m. Friday a tree was down on Pendleton Street.

- A woman reported at noon Friday a tree limb was down on cars along West Chestnut Street.

- Someone reported road rage at 1:26 p.m. Friday. Police found Joshua Large and Jesse Ketchum near Circle K. Large told police Ketchum almost hit his vehicle, and when he yelled out the window, Ketchum stopped the vehicle, got out and made threats at him. Ketchum told police that Large had honked his horn and flipped him off. Large said he had honked his horn because he was trying to pass Ketchum and he drifted over into the other lane, and when he flipped him off, Ketchum cut him off, stopped and then threatened to fight with him. Police told the two they needed to leave each other alone and drive safely.


- Sean Kachelries was cited for speeding after striking a vehicle driven by Jamie Hogan at 1:37 a.m. Thursday.

- Someone reported at 6:42 p.m. Thursday two men were drinking beer and fishing in Arrowhead Lake which is not allowed.

- Someone reported at 8:24 p.m. Thursday the crossing gates at South Main Street were stuck in the down position and drivers were going around them. Police notified the Norfolk Southern railroad and had officers go to the area to control traffic.

- Someone reported at 9 p.m. Thursday lights were on inside a vacant house on West Park Avenue and the back door was open. Police went to the home and found a posting on the property dated for that day and there were no problems.



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