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POLICE REPORTS

July 21, 2013
Salem News

SALEM

- Craig Heilman, the 32-year-old Alliance man whose car was struck by a train after he drove around the crossing gates on Allen Road near Pennsylvania Avenue Thursday, was served with a traffic citation for a railroad crossing violation after coming to the police station at 11 p.m. Friday. After the collision with the train, Heilman's car spun around and struck a utility pole. He was treated and released at Salem Community Hospital for injuries.

- Mia Rackel, of the 1100 block of East State Street, reported at 3:42 a.m. Saturday that multiple electronics were stolen from her apartment. She thought a person she knew could be responsible. An officer was given permission to search that person's residence and did not find the stolen items. Rackel was told her options.

- A man came to the station at 2:53 a.m. Saturday to report he and his girlfriend got into a verbal altercation at their residence on Franklin Avenue and she scratched him in the arm. The incident occurred around midnight Friday. He wanted to pursue charges, with information sent to the prosecutor's office for review.

- At 2:53 a.m. Saturday, an officer spoke with a woman at a South Lincoln Avenue property regarding a dispute between her and her boyfriend at their residence on Franklin Avenue. She said he took her belongings from the apartment and threw them outside by the dumpster. She gathered up her stuff and went with another man for the evening.

- An interior alarm activated while an officer was checking a location in the 1000 block of North Ellsworth Avenue at 2:34 a.m. Saturday where several open doors were found. A keyholder arrived to secure the doors and reset the alarm.

- Deloris Rance, of the 600 block of Deming Street, reported at 1:02 a.m. Saturday that multiple solar yard lights were broken on her property. She advised the officer about the lights after calling police to her residence at 12:50 a.m. Saturday for various noises in her back yard. No one was found in the area.

- A woman reported at 12:52 a.m. Saturday that her teenage daughter had not returned home all day and was later found by a relative at an address on Walnut Street. She was told her options for dealing with her daughter.

- Police were called at 9:50 p.m. Friday to the 1000 block of East Pershing Street for an unknown problem, spoke to a woman and left.

- An anonymous person who found a purse at Centennial Park turned it over to an officer on patrol at 8:41 p.m. Friday. Police were attempting to contact the owner.

- Police were called at 9:28 p.m. Friday to the 900 block of South Union Avenue for a welfare check. A man reported he had not seen his neighbor in a month and on Friday, two people came in the neighbor's car and removed an air conditioner from the residence. Officers attempted contact at the home, but no one was there. The man was told to call if he sees anyone.

- Police charged Adam J. Shafer, of 51139 Chamberlain St., Negley, and a male juvenile each with disorderly conduct after being called at 7:27 p.m. Friday to Centennial Park for possible shots fired from a light green older model van. The vehicle was found in the parking lot off of Oak Street near the basketball courts and a traffic stop was conducted. Officers made contact with the two male occupants and found a black pistol BB gun in the vehicle. The charges were filed after an investigation, with more people being investigated for possible involvement.

- Police were called at 6:48 p.m. Friday to the 800 block of Newgarden Avenue for an open door. A man reported he had not seen anyone at the neighbor's house all day and the doors were open and unlocked. Officers attempted to make contact, but no one was home. They were able to secure the door.

- A credit card was reported found in the street in the 700 block of North Ellsworth Avenue at 3:21 p.m. Friday. The phone number for the owner was disconnected, with the card secured at the police station.

- Police were called at 1:36 p.m. Friday to the Walmart parking lot in the 2800 block of East State Street for a black Dodge extended cab truck parked in a handicap spot with two dogs inside, the windows up and the vehicle not running. Police were delayed in arriving due to an accident and a burglary call. The vehicle was gone when officers arrived.

- Bonnie Banar, of Olive Street, was cited for improper backing after she attempted to back out of a private parking lot at 1:18 p.m. Friday in the 700 block of East Pershing Street and struck a westbound vehicle on East Pershing Street driven by Gerald Brain, of Valley Road. No injuries were reported.

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- An employee from American Health Care, North Market Street, reported Saturday a resident, Scott Homick, was missing from the residence, concerned because he never leaves. When last seen, Homick was wearing a Steelers shirt, shorts and hat, and another resident reported seeing him going toward the woods behind the home, which would be in the direction of the fairgrounds.

- Don Clark, West Chestnut Street, reported Friday receiving a letter advising a Paypal service was unable to authorize a transaction request for a $4,186.73 purchase from an online store. He advised police there has been an on-going problem with identity theft and has made previous reports.

-A caller reported Friday night several people in the parking lot at East of Chicago, yelling profanities at passing vehicles. No other details were reported.

- A clerk at Valley View, North Market Street, reported Friday night a customer showed her a syringe lying on the floor near the front door. Officers properly disposed of the syringe.

 
 

 

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