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June 10, 2013
Salem News


- A caller at 3:12 p.m. Sunday reported children playing in the street in the 400 block of South Lundy Avenue. The children were told to watch for traffic and they complied.

- Becky Mussler, of Pembrooke Drive, reported at 12:52 p.m. Sunday that she left her vehicle parked overnight in the 1700 block of Merle Road and when she returned, she found damage to the left front fender. She believed someone backed from a driveway and struck her vehicle.

- A set of keys was found at 12:03 p.m. Sunday at Farmers Bank and placed in the police lost and found.

- A caller at 11:43 a.m. Sunday reported a dog in a vehicle parked in the 1000 block of North Ellsworth Avenue. An officer found the windows down and the animal appeared fine.

- A clerk at Smith Oil reported at 11:08 a.m. Sunday that a regular customer left without paying for $55 worth of gasoline. An officer was attempting to contact the person.

- Police were called at 10:58 a.m. Sunday to the 100 block of Ohio Avenue for a man behaving in a strange manner. Officers found that nothing criminal occurred and the person was checked and acting in his normal behavior.

- Police responded at 8:35 a.m. Sunday to a residence in the 600 block of East Fourth Street to remove a person. Officers learned the person does not live there and was removed without incident.

- A security officer at a local business called at 8:21 a.m. Sunday to report a suspicious man in the 300 block of Euclid Street. No one was found.

- A woman at an Eastview Drive property reported at 3:35 a.m. Sunday that her husband assaulted her at their residence on East 14th Street, saying he hit her once in the chest, but denying she wanted medical treatment. An officer spoke to the husband who confirmed there was an argument, but denied assaulting his wife. Both had been drinking alcohol and were told to contact police when they're sober to submit written statements. The woman was taken home and the husband willingly left for the evening to stay with a relative.

- Officers responded to the 100 block of South Broadway Avenue after receiving a call at 3:17 a.m. Sunday for an intoxicated man staggering and falling down in the street. He told police he was walking to the area of the Ice Cream Parlor on State Street to meet some relatives. He was told to stay off of the road.

- Devin Waugh, 23, of 18263 Derr Ave., Beloit, was charged with driving under suspension, a headlights violation and operating a vehicle intoxicated after a traffic stop at 2:44 a.m. Sunday on North Ellsworth Avenue near Second Street.

- A barking dog was reported at 2:08 a.m. Sunday, with an officer responding and finding the barking was not excessive or continuous. He could not make contact with the owner.

- A dispute was reported at 11:01 p.m. Saturday in the 600 block of North Lincoln Avenue where both parties said it was a verbal dispute. No signs of violence were seen and one person left so there would be no more problems.

- A neighbor dispute was reported at 7:50 p.m. Saturday in the 800 block of Newgarden Avenue. An officer spoke with both people involved and the one who called was provided with options.

- Police were called to the Speedway gas station at 7:04 p.m. Saturday for a possible traffic crash with an anonymous caller saying a vehicle was halfway pulled into the parking lot and half on the street and appeared to have been in an accident. No such vehicle was found.

- A suspicious vehicle was reported at 6:11 p.m. Saturday in the area of South Broadway Avenue and Columbia Street, but was not found.

- Matthew Huk, 19, of Enon Valley, Pa., was cited for failure to yield after his eastbound vehicle on West State Street at 5:56 p.m. Saturday attempted to make a left turn to head north onto North Howard Avenue and was struck by a westbound vehicle driven by Douglas McCollum, 50, of Arch Street, who had the green light and was traveling through the intersection. No injuries were reported.

- Officers responded to the 100 block of South Lincoln Avenue where a woman reported a breaking and entering at 5:36 p.m. Saturday. The woman believed her estranged husband entered the residence without permission. She was told her options.

- Police were called at 4:56 p.m. Saturday to the 400 block of South Broadway Avenue where a resident reported a man who was at the neighbor's house kicked his front door, causing minor damage. The man did not say anything when he did this. The resident just wanted to be left alone. An officer spoke to the man who denied kicking the door. He was told to stay away from the resident.

- A caller reported a noise complaint at 11:05 a.m. Saturday in the 1000 block of East Fourth Street. Loud music was found coming from a vehicle, with the person was told to turn it down.

- A man in the 200 block of Roosevelt Avenue reported at 10:50 a.m. Saturday that he received a letter in the mail from a financial service saying he was delinquent on a bill and owed money to the company. It was found that the financial service sent the letter to the wrong person with the same name. Contact was made with the company to advise of the mistaken identity.

- A resident in the 400 block of Sharp Avenue reported at 9:57 a.m. Saturday that someone drove through their yard, causing damage.

- Denise Serensky, 58, of North Ellsworth Avenue, was cited for failure to yield after her eastbound vehicle on East Fifth Street stopped and came through the intersection on North Lincoln Avenue, striking a northbound vehicle on Lincoln driven by Patricia Dougherty, 71, of Short Street, at 7:44 a.m. Saturday. Both drivers were transported to the hospital by KLG ambulance with possible injuries, according to the accident report.


- The security alarm went off at the 4-Wheel Drive at 6:56 a.m. Saturday.

- An employee at the Dutch Cupboard reported Saturday afternoon a man walked in and handed them a note saying he needed $40 for gas. After telling the man they could not do that, he took off out of the store "really quick and suspiciously."

- A caller complained about parked cars blocking traffic on Old North at 5 p.m. Saturday. The officer found a party going on at Oak Court and the attendees were advised to move their cars to the JDS lot.

- Kim Gamble, South Vine Street, reported a man she knows showed up at her residence at 5:14 p.m. Saturday, and an officer arrived to again advise him she did not want him there and that he risked being charged with trespassing.


- Police responded to a call of a white van parked on Lions Club Road at 9:54 p.m. Saturday.

- A complaint of a loud party on East Chestnut Street was received at 11:20 p.m. Saturday, with an officer advising the homeowners to keep the noise down.

- Police came across a person behind the county courthouse at 1:21 a.m. Sunday, and the man was given a ride home after telling the officer he was lost.

- A resident at 225 N. Beaver St. reported Sunday his daughter sold a vehicle that was not hers to sell, and now the buyer wants $100 more than he paid.

- Lester Lovett, North Jefferson Street, reported at 9 p.m. Saturday being kicked out of his home by his roommate, Tony Brock, and now Brock will not let him in to get the rest of his belongings. Lovett said Brock also told him he threw his clothes in a Dumpster, and Brock was now standing on the porch armed with a knife and yelling at him.

- Floyd A. Weyand, 47, of East Liverpool, was driving through town at 12:42 a.m. Sunday when he struck the stone wall on East Washington Street near Jackson Street, scraping his front fender, mirror and door.



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