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December 19, 2013
Salem News


- Richard Groff, of West Fifth Street, reported at 1:04 p.m. Wednesday that he lost his cell phone Tuesday, but he's not sure where. He attempted to call the phone, but it had been shut off.

- A woman from the 500 block of Walnut Street came to the police station at 12:54 p.m. Wednesday to report being harassed by a female known to her. She said the female has been calling and leaving harassing and threatening phone messages on her cell phone.

- An officer assisted Perry Township Police at 12:18 p.m. Wednesday with the checking of a vacant residence on West State Street. No one was located.

- A caller at 10:09 a.m. Wednesday reported a man walking in the middle of the road on Ohio Avenue near Franklin Avenue who would not move for passing traffic. No one was found.

- A man called at 12:57 a.m. Wednesday to request a well-being check on his fiancee after he was unable to reach her all day. Officers responded to her residence on East Fifth Street and she was fine. She was told to contact the man.

- A noise disturbance was reported at 11:18 p.m. Tuesday in the 2500 block of Lexington Avenue. Nothing was observed.

- Police responded to the 800 block of East Third Street with fire department first responders at 11:14 p.m. Tuesday for an intoxicated male who reportedly fell down a flight of stairs. Emergency personnel found him collapsed at the base of the stairs, breathing but incoherent. A woman said she left for 10 minutes while he was at her upstairs apartment and she came home and found him in his current state. He was taken to Salem Community Hospital.

- Police were dispatched to East Third Street and Brooklyn Avenue for a hole in the road reported at 9:02 p.m. Tuesday. The officer saw a metal water access cover had been knocked off, possibly by a snow plow on Brooklyn, just north of East Third. The cover was located and the officer was able to put it back in place. A note was left for the water department to check the cover.

- A woman at a business in the 200 block of East Second Street reported at 7:21 p.m. Tuesday that the mother of her ex-boyfriend is continually calling the business phone and her cell phone. She's also receiving numerous text messages from her. An officer contacted the mother of the ex-boyfriend and told her to stop. She understood and said she would be filing a report with her local police department for the same incidents.

- Douglas Smith, of the 200 block of Vine Avenue, reported at 6:35 p.m. Tuesday that he left at 6 p.m. and when he returned home the door had been kicked in. The only item missing was a video game system.

- A man from Plymouth Place came to the police station at 6:19 p.m. Tuesday in reference to issues with his son who lives in the city limits. He was told it's a civil issue.

- A woman reported at 4:26 p.m. Tuesday that she lost her phone at a doctor's office on East State Street. Upon returning to the office, the phone was gone. She said the phone may have been dropped into the bag/baby carrier of the female seated next to her. The phone was tracked to a residence on West Fourth Street where an officer made contact with the resident and learned the phone had been picked up from the floor of the doctor's office. The phone was turned over to the officer and returned to the owner.


- Dawn Elaine Harvey, 26, 275 W. Indiana Ave., Sebring, was arrested for theft after police responded to the Dollar General in Beloit at 2:48 p.m. Friday where she had allegedly attempted to steal several miscellaneous items.

- Rikki J. Wood, 18, 38159 Salem-Unity Road, Salem, was cited for failure to control following a one-vehicle crash in Green Township at 4:25 p.m. Saturday in which he was eastbound in the 8000 block of state Route 14 and allegedly lost control of his vehicle, traveling off the south side of the roadway and striking an electric pole. No injuries were reported.

- Jacob D. Mitchell, 19, 1400 W. South Range Road, North Lima, was charged with operating a vehicle intoxicated, underage consumption, disorderly conduct and failure to control after police responded to a one-vehicle crash in the 6000 block of Calla Road at 7 a.m. Sunday in which he was eastbound and travelled into a ditch. Mitchell reportedly was belligerent to officers and continuously spit on the cruiser and station floors.

- Tana R. Dugan-Zarbo, 39, 356 E. Ohio Ave., Sebring, was cited for failure to control following a one-vehicle crash in Beloit at 10:04 a.m. Sunday in which she was eastbound on Fifth Street near Stanley Avenue and allegedly traveled off the south side of the roadway, striking a utility pole. No injuries were reported.

- Greg E. Crase, 42, 65 Cedarwood St., Beloit, was charged with misdemeanor counts of aggravated menacing, aggravated trespassing, criminal mischief and obstructing official business after police responded to his neighbor's home at 12:22 a.m. Monday for a noise complaint in which he was allegedly threatening the neighbors with a knife and pipe, as well as sending them threatening text messages. Crase refused to exit his home when confronted by officers, who then a short while later observed him leave his home and strike the neighbor's window with a pipe. Crase then ran away from the officers back into his home before eventually allowing officers entrance and being apprehended. Additionally charges are pending after Crase became belligerent and threatening towards officers on station.

- David G. Rhinehart, 37, 134 W. Maryland Ave., Sebring, was cited for driving under suspension and unsecure load after an officer observed two boxes fall out of his overloaded truck bed on Fifth Street in Beloit at 12:31 a.m. Wednesday.


- Blake Williams, Ashland, was backing out of a parking space at the Duke and Duchess at 2:35 p.m. Tuesday and struck a semi driven by Eric Johnson, Texas, who was pulling around from the west side of the building to the north facing part of the building. No citations were issued.



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