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February 16, 2014
Salem News


- Zachary Wright, 24, of 911 N. Ellsworth Ave., and Kyle Knauf, 25, of 1270 E. Ninth St., were each charged with open container in a motor vehicle, a minor misdemeanor, after officers on patrol in the 100 block of Railroad Street at 2:28 a.m. Saturday saw two males walking with open containers of alcoholic beverages entering a vehicle. Police stopped them as they attempted to discard the beer bottles under the vehicle. They were told officers witnessed the violation, they were cited and they refused to sign their copies of the citations.

- A motorist was warned for an equipment violation after a traffic stop at 1:48 a.m. Saturday on Ohio Avenue off of East State Street. Officers received a consent to search the vehicle, but found no contraband.

- No contraband was found in a vehicle stopped at 1:03 a.m. Saturday for a traffic offense in the 100 block of East Sixth Street after the driver gave officers consent to search.

- Police were dispatched to the 400 block of East Second Street at 10:09 p.m. Friday for a suspicious man in a red truck in the parking lot. The man could not be found. A person at the church was told the vehicle could be towed.

- A woman in the 900 block of Prospect Street reported at 8:25 p.m. Friday that her ex-boyfriend continually comes to her residence and sits in a vehicle down the street watching her house. She also reported receiving unwanted text messages from him. The ex-boyfriend came to the police station and was told to not go on her property or send any more messages. He was told if his actions continue, he'll face charges.

- A man reported at 5:09 p.m. Friday that he found a letter belonging to a city resident while out walking in the area of East State Street and Washington Avenue. An officer will attempt to contact the owner.

- A suspicious vehicle was reported with the door open and nobody inside while parked behind a business in the 500 block of East State Street at 4:55 p.m. Friday. An officer checked the vehicle and found the door to be broken, but secured it as much as possible.

- Donna Dunn, 74, of Winona Road, Winona, was cited for failure to yield after her westbound vehicle on East Pershing Street struck a northbound vehicle on South Union Avenue at the intersection at 3:47 p.m. Friday. The driver of the northbound vehicle, Rachel Hall, 19, of Alliance, reported stopping for the stop sign and proceeding into the intersection. Dunn also reported stopping, then struck the Hall vehicle. No injuries were reported.

- An officer was dispatched at 3:21 p.m. Friday to Hawley Avenue near Cleveland Street for a parking complaint regarding three vehicles. The officer found all vehicles legally parked.

- Wires were reported down in the road in the 400 block of East Eighth Street at 2:46 p.m. Friday. The wires were still attached to a house but had broken and were laying in the street. An officer moved the wires from the street and the resident was told about the issue. No damage was observed at the residence.

- A woman in the 400 block of Washington Avenue reported at 2:16 p.m. Friday that the down spout of the neighboring apartment fell on her vehicle Thursday, causing damage to the driver side mirror and door.

- A man on Salem Grange Road reported at 1:35 p.m. Friday that threats were made on his life at a business in the 100 block of North Ellsworth Avenue on Thursday. A witness came with him to the police station and said a male threatened to physically harm the man. The man was not present when the threat was made, but said he had other witnesses responding to report the same male threatening him at other places in the city.

-A caller at 1:20 p.m. Friday in the 700 block of North Lincoln Avenue reported a neighbor had a car parked on the sidewalk. The car was gone when an officer arrived. The resident said his paper carrier drove off the driveway and got stuck and had to have a tow truck remove it.

- A reckless operator in a tan Chevy Cavalier was reported at 1:04 p.m. Friday in the 2900 block of East State Street. An officer responded but was unable to see the vehicle being driven recklessly.

- A woman reported at 1:10 p.m. Thursday that she believed her brother had stolen jewelry from her mother when he was at the residence on East Perry Street. She was checking to see what's missing.

- A red Dodge Neon was reported traveling recklessly in the 2300 block of East State Street at 12:41 p.m. Thursday, but was not found.


- A domestic verbal dispute was reported at a South Middle Street residence at 5:15 p.m. Friday.



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