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July 10, 2013
Salem News


- Police responded to a domestic dispute in the 800 block of East Fifth Street at 6:01 p.m. Monday and found it to be a verbal dispute between and adult male and juvenile female resident.

- Police responded to a Vine Avenue apartment at 6:40 p.m. Monday for a well-being check and found an elderly resident who died from apparent natural causes.

- An officer responded to a 2700 block East State Street business at 11:17 a.m. Tuesday in reference to a set of keys that had been left on the counter over a week ago. The keys were taken to the police department until claimed.

- Officers responded to a neighbor dispute in the 400 block of Franklin Avenue at 6:59 p.m. Monday in which a resident claimed her neighbor had taken a photo of her while she mowed the lawn. The neighbor denied the allegation.

- Trina E. Bryan, 29, 452 W. Fourth St., Salem, was cited for assured clear distance ahead following a two-vehicle crash on West Fourth Street at 7:38 p.m. Monday in which she was eastbound and allegedly failed to stop for traffic stopped at North Ellsworth Avenue, striking the rear of a vehicle driven by John S. McClish, 44, Salem. No injuries were reported.

- A Vine Avenue resident reported on station at 9:18 p.m. Monday that his ex-girlfriend has slapped him across the face while at his home that day. He wished to press charges and the information was forwarded to the county prosecutor's office.

- An officer responded to a Vine Avenue home at 10:58 p.m. Monday where a resident had made statements of wanting to harm themselves. The resident reluctantly agreed to be transported to the hospital for evaluation.

- Police responded to a West Wilson Street home at 11:20 p.m. Monday where a resident reported receiving unwanted text messages from a woman she knows. The woman was advised to stop contact with the complainant.

- Officers responded to an East Fourth Street home at 11:59 a.m. Tuesday where a resident reported her neighbor had been cutting off her flowers while mowing the lawn. The neighbor claimed the landlord had hired him to maintain the property and denied damaging any flowers.

- Officers responded to the 500 block of Cedar Street at 2:35 p.m. Tuesday for a report of a large ball-type python in the ditch. The resident told officers upon arrival that the snake had continued north behind her home. Officers were unable to find the snake in question, but did find a 3-foot black snake in the ditch which witnesses said was not the snake they saw.

- A Washington Avenue resident reported on station at 3:05 p.m. Tuesday that his sister had been knocked to the ground after the bicycle she was riding was struck by a passing vehicle on East Pershing Street behind the hospital, and that she was found to have a fractured wrist and swelling on her face.

- Police responded to Centennial Park at 3:26 p.m. Tuesday for a report of a male juvenile carrying two knives, but were unable to find anyone matching his description.


- A Grant Street resident reported at 5:01 p.m. Sunday his neighbor was burning tires.

- A Rite Aid employee reported at 7:11 p.m. Monday a car struck the propane tank outside the building. The 17-year-old driver, Rebeckah Phillis, told police she was pulling into a parking space and left off the clutch while the vehicle was still in gear. The vehicle's owner, her father, Scott Phillis, was called and the driver released. There was no injury or damage to the car.

- An East Chestnut woman reported at 7:17 p.m. Monday her ex-boyfriend called her and threatened to both break the windows and slash the tires of her vehicle.

- A West Spruce Street resident reported at 8:05 p.m. Monday a dog at a neighboring home had been tied up all day and had no water, causing it to howl.

- Smith Oil reported at 8:36 p.m. Monday a $20 drive-off by someone in a green Impala. Police contacted the owner of the vehicle, Lance Wilson, and told him to return to pay for the gas.

- A domestic dispute was reported at Greentree Place at 8:30 p.m. Monday where Marjorie Wilson reported her husband and her daughter's boyfriend had argued over the boyfriend, David Wales, using their car and driving away from Smith Oil without paying for the gas. Police spoke to Wales, who admitted to the drive-off.

- Wires were reported hanging low on Sunset Drive at 8:52 a.m. Tuesday. The wires reportedly have been down for more than a week, making it difficult for vehicles to get through and causing a garbage truck to back down the street because they cannot drive under it.

- Mary's Pizza requested an ambulance at 2:10 p.m. Tuesday for an elderly man who passed out. Police and KLG arrived to provide assistance.


- Police warned four people in a South Main Street apartment for loud noise at 1:52 a.m. Monday.


- Dan Vlacovsky, of Canton, reported at 6:45 p.m. Saturday he was riding on the bike trail and took off his bike bag, which contained his wallet. He inadvertently rode off without the bag but did not realize it until he was home.



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