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December 7, 2013
Salem News


- A woman in the 500 block of East State Street reported at 12:18 p.m. Friday that she let a man stay with her for two days after he came to her needing a place to stay. When he said he needed medical supplies, she let him use her card and found that he took out $200 more than he was allowed. Information will be sent to the prosecutor.

- A Shady Lane resident contacted police at 9:52 a.m. Friday to report fraud involving use of their bank card, which is under investigation.

- Police were called at 8:14 a.m. Friday for a well-being check on a female juvenile standing at the corner of Southeast Boulevard and Park Avenue. She said she was waiting for her school bus for the ride to Buckeye Elementary. An officer told her school was closed for the day. She said someone was home and returned home under the watchful eye of the officer.

- Police, fire department first responders and KLG Ambulance all responded to Home Depot, 2900 E. State St., at 7:46 a.m. Friday for an employee who struck their head after having a medical problem.

- An anonymous caller at 7:53 a.m. Friday reported a suspicious vehicle in the 1000 block of East Third Street. Police found a Uhaul truck with Arizona plates which was legally parked. Everything was fine.

- An alarm was reported at 3:22 a.m. Friday at the AT&T store on East State Street, but the exterior was found secure.

- A caller at 2:30 a.m. Friday reported a man stumbling on the sidewalk in the area of East State Street and Highland Avenue, but no one was found.

- An officer on patrol at 1:47 a.m. Friday checked an occupied suspicious vehicle in a private parking lot on West Wilson Street just east of the railroad tracks. A male and female said they were just relaxing and the male said he lived across the street and that's where he normally parks his vehicle.

- An caller at 12:17 a.m. Friday reported an alleged intoxicated driver in the area of Third Street and Lundy Avenue. The vehicle was found legally parked and unoccupied.

- Laura Kampfer, of East 10th Street, reported at 9:16 p.m. Thursday that her vehicle was parked on the street when a beige Chevy Cavalier struck the rear of her car and left. She did not see the incident, but heard it and saw the vehicle driving away. Police were unable to locate the car.

- Police were called at 7:38 p.m. Thursday to a laundry business in the 2300 block of East State Street at the Salem Plaza where employees said a female needed to be removed because she was not welcome. They said the owner had told them she was not welcome due to problems with her and other customers. She was told she's no longer welcome, gathered her belongings and left.

- A woman in the 500 block of Walnut Street called police at 6:01 p.m. Thursday to request removal of someone. She was told since the person was a resident, she would have to legally evict her.

- A GetGo attendant reported at 5:26 p.m. Thursday that a man was walking around the business asking people for money. He could not be found.

- Police were called at 5:04 p.m. Thursday for two people arguing in the parking lot of a business in the 2200 block of East State Street, but no one was found.

- A man in the 800 block of East Fifth Street reported at 4:56 p.m. Thursday that someone entered their residence and took $300 from his wife's purse.

- A woman in the 600 block of West Seventh Street reported at 4:31 p.m. Thursday that her ex-boyfriend, who is the father of her children, has been harassing her, driving up and down her street and leaving text messages. She was told her options. An officer spoke to the ex-boyfriend and his girlfriend and they said the woman was harassing them and that she followed them.

- Kathryn Moore, of Garfield Road, reported at 4:14 p.m. Thursday that she was traveling west on West State Street when a black Honda or Nissan failed to make a complete stop on Elm Avenue and struck the side of her vehicle, then left the scene. Minor damage was reported to the right side of her vehicle and right rear bumper.

- A resident in the 1000 block of East State Street reported at 4:31 p.m. Thursday that someone broke the window out of their vehicle.

- An anonymous person came to the police station at 3:44 p.m. Thursday to report finding a FedEx package in a snow bank by Chase Bank. The address for the package's destination was Orlando, Fla. from a person on Pearce Circle. Attempts will be made to contact the sender or FedEx.

- Police were called at 3:22 p.m. Thursday to the 1200 block of Southeast Boulevard where a woman reported her ex-live-in boyfriend, with whom she has children, was threatening to run her off of the road with the children in the vehicle, along with flattening her tires. He also threatened to harm the man she lives with now. She was told to get a protection order and make contact with the apartment manager about getting a no trespass order against her ex.


- A West Seventh Street, Salem resident reported at 5:27 p.m. Thursday that he was confronted by a person known to him at the intersection of state Route 45 and South Lincoln Avenue after an incident in Salem. He followed the other vehicle after the incident in Salem and took a photo. When the other vehicle stopped at the light, one of the people took photos of him. He said the other person threatened him when he took the photos and the other person claimed the man threatened him. Both were told to cease contact. Police received a call from another party at 5:06 p.m. about a person following them from inside Salem, out Georgetown Road to South Lincoln Avenue from state Route 45 where the person got out of their vehicle at a traffic light and threatened them. The incident stemmed from an earlier incident in Salem.

- The area of Salem Heights was checked for a suspicious vehicle at 3:16 p.m. Thursday after a juvenile noticed it when they exited the school bus and the vehicle appeared to follow as they walked home. The driver's actions appeared suspicious and caused the student some concern. The vehicle was described as a light brown or gold midsize vehicle with a male driver, middle-aged with short hair.

- Police were called at 2:33 a.m. Thursday for a suspicious person dropped off at the intersection of state Route 14 and Benton Road by a local cab service. An officer made contact with the female at state Route 14 and West State Street and identified her.

- Loud music was reported at 2:20 a.m. Thursday on West Perry Street, but none could be heard.

- Police noticed an unfamiliar vehicle parked at a business on state Route 14. The business was checked and found secure. The upstairs tenant reported hearing noises inside the business. An attempt was made to contact the keyholder so the inside could be checked, but dispatch received no answer.

- A resident on Plymouth Place called at 11:19 p.m. Wednesday to report receiving unwanted text messages from a known person. An officer contacted the person and told them to stop.

- John Melnick, 18, of West Calla Road, was cited for reasonable control at 9:07 p.m. Wednesday after he failed to negotiate a curve on Egypt Road and his vehicle traveled left of center and into a ditch. No injuries were reported.

- Police were called at 4:24 p.m. Wednesday to the 1300 block of Elberon Avenue for a reported assault with the suspect sitting in the road. The complainant did not want to pursue charges. Police spoke with the suspect and told him to stop his actions. This was not the first call of this nature at the address. The suspect was willingly transported to Salem Community Hospital for an evaluation.

- The administrator of Blossom Nursing Home called police at 3:13 p.m. Wednesday to report illegal dumping in their cardboard recycle bin after finding 18 bags of trash in the bin. Employees located a name and address in some of the bags and police made contact at Salem address. The dumper was given a warning and told that charges will be filed if it's repeated.


- Teresa Jarrett, Metz Road, reported at 2:11 p.m. Thursday she received a fraudulent check in the mail in answer to a Craig's List ad she posted for merchandise.

- A woman reported at 2:56 p.m. Thursday two cars were parked at the stop sign at Stanton Avenue waiting for a school bus and blocking traffic. Police checked the area but the vehicles were no longer there.

- Teresa Bosel reported at 6:52 p.m. Thursday her daughter did not return home from Columbiana High School and she was concerned because she was a new driver. Police advised the girl was still at the school at 6:15 p.m. and told her to call home.

- Brandon Brown of Lisbon was westbound on Metz Road at 7 p.m. Thursday and went off the right side into a telephone pole. The crash remains under investigation.



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