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June 21, 2013
Salem News


- Police were called to Murphy USA in the 2400 block of East State Street at 8:58 a.m. Thursday for a suspicious vehicle the business wanted removed. The vehicle was removed.

- An alarm was reported at Walgreens in the 2100 block of East State Street at 7:10 a.m. Thursday, with the exterior found secure.

- The water department called police at 6:24 a.m. Thursday for assistance with removing a vehicle parked in an area where workers needed to fix a water line break in the 300 block of West State Street. The owner was contacted and the vehicle moved.

- A caller at 6:09 a.m. Thursday reported a vehicle being driven by an intoxicated person in the 2800 block of East State Street. The vehicle was not found.

- An officer on patrol at 3:26 a.m. Thursday found a water line break in the 300 block of West Fifth Street and notified the water department.

- Police, fire department first responders and KLG Ambulance responded to the 400 block of Continental Drive at 1:42 a.m. Thursday for a medical call in an apartment where a man said something bit him and took all the hair off of his leg. He said he captured it and put it in a jar in his bathroom. He refused to be transported to the hospital for treatment.

- A barking dog was reported in the 1300 block of Pershing Street at 12:51 a.m. Thursday. The dog was inside a fenced area behind a home and taken inside.

- A dog was reported barking excessively in the area of Vine Avenue and East Fourth Street at 11:36 p.m. Wednesday. An officer could not find a dog, but a resident was seen entering a vehicle with a Beagle and leaving, so that may have been the source of the barking.

- Police were called to the 200 block of Penn Avenue at 11:19 p.m. Wednesday for a suspicious heavyset bald man looking into vehicles. He was not found.

- A West State Street woman reported at 10:56 p.m. Wednesday that her soon-to-be ex-boyfriend made threats to her in reference to the end of their relationship, causing her concern for her well-being. She wanted it documented in case of further problems.

- A police officer from Vineland, N.J., called at 10:30 p.m. Wednesday to report his department had two people from Salem in custody in their jurisdiction and they had been giving him several names and different information and he wanted to confirm their identities. A Salem officer gave him all their information and confirmed active warrants for their arrest from Columbiana County. A hold was being placed on them and the Sheriff's Office contacted.

- Lisbon Police called at 10:28 p.m. Wednesday to report a possible intoxicated driver coming into the city on Ellsworth Avenue, but the vehicle was not found.

- Joseph M. Smith, of 340 N. Ellsworth Ave., was taken into custody on an active warrant after police were called to Hope Cemetery at 9:37 p.m. Wednesday for a suspicious person walking around. The person was contacted and said he was just trying to cool off and waste some time. Police checked his identification and found the warrant.

- An anonymous person came to the police station at 9:04 p.m. Wednesday to report several people and suspicious activity in the city.

- A debit card was found in an ATM machine in the 600 block of East State Street at 6:56 p.m. Wednesday. An attempt will be made to contact the owner.

- An officer responded to Centennial Park near the swimming pool at 6:22 p.m. Wednesday for a report of juveniles tipping a picnic table and climbing in the trees. They were located near the parking lot and told the officer a football they were throwing got stuck and they tipped the table to allow one of them to reach the branches to retrieve the ball. They returned to the table to its proper location.

- Police were called to an East Third Street residence at 5:55 p.m. Wednesday to check the well-being of a juvenile. An officer spoke with the child's aunt, who said her 9-year-old nephew was being unruly and she dragged him into the house for his behavior. The juvenile said he was okay and didn't appear to have any signs of abuse.

- Police were called at 5:40 p.m. Wednesday to an apartment complex in the 400 block of Continental Drive to follow up on a vacuum cleaner reported stolen from a front porch subsequent to delivery. A man was in possession of the vacuum cleaner and said it was left on his front step and he assumed it was a Father's Day gift, opened it up, put it together and used it once. He found out the package was delivered to the wrong address and spoke with the person who had ordered the vacuum and she no longer wanted it. He was made several calls to the company to pick it up, but nothing has been done and he didn't want the company accusing him of theft. He was told it's a civil matter between him and the company.

- A loud dirt bike was reported on Rose Avenue and East Third Street in an alley at 4:57 p.m. Wednesday. Police found a dirt bike parked for sale on Third Street and the owner said someone took it for a test ride.

- A man on Pearce Circle came to the police station at 4:10 p.m. Wednesday to report his ex-girlfriend and her family have been harassing him. Her sister threatened him over the past few weeks and kicked his car and her dad confronted him. He wanted it documented.

- An anonymous male reported possible drug activity within the city at 1:34 p.m. Wednesday.

- A woman at 12:34 p.m. Wednesday reported she went to talk with the father of her child at a West Pershing Street residence and his new girlfriend struck or pushed her and her infant while they were in the parking lot. She said she had a mark on the right side of her face and the infant had a mark on the left side of her forehead. The incident was under investigation.


- A woman reported at 9:28 a.m. Wednesday a blue jay somehow got into an unoccupied vehicle at the Dutch Haus parking lot and it was trying to peck its way out. The woman told police she would have tried to open the door but she was afraid it would set off the car alarm. Police went to the parking lot but someone had already gotten the bird out.

- An employee at St. Mary's on Garfield Avenue reported theft of a ring at 11:49 a.m. Wednesday.

- A Pueblo Lane man reported telephone harassment at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday.

- A solicitor's permit was issued to Roy McIntyre of Comcast at 2:59 p.m. Wednesday.

- Century Containers requested an officer at 4 p.m. Wednesday for an intoxicated female employee. Police warned the woman for disorderly conduct and she was taken from the property by someone known to her.

- Someone reported at 4:16 p.m. Wednesday a red Audi with tinted windows was driving around the park at a high rate of speed. Police found the vehicle and warned the driver.

- A resident reported at 7 p.m. Wednesday he saw a vehicle go through a stop sign in the area of Elm Street and Parkview. Police checked the area but did not find the vehicle.

- A man reported at 7:15 p.m. Wednesday a man who was possibly intoxicated was driving a black Ford Explorer in the area of Metz and Fairfield roads and Fairfield School Avenue. Police checked the area but did not find the vehicle.

- A man reported at 9:49 p.m. Wednesday a man in a red Audi northbound on Main Street was smoking marijuana. Police checked the area but did not find the vehicle.


- A man who lives on Garfield Street reported Thursday getting calls from someone claiming to be his grandson, which is impossible since he does not have a grandson.

-Mail carrier Missy Baker reported coming across a sick cat in the parking lot at the corner of West Lincoln and Beaver streets at 10 a.m. Thursday. Police arrived to find the cat bleeding from its eyes and nose, and the humane society was contacted.

- A caller reported a woman was standing in the yard of the American Boarding Home on North Market Street at 10:48 p.m. Wednesday and she was cursing and saying she was unafraid to die.

- A Maple Street woman reported Wednesday a push mower was stolen from her porch.

- A caller reported coming across a possible drunk driver on state Route 45 and Beaver street at 12:30 p.m. Thursday. Police were unable to locate the vehicle.



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