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February 25, 2014
Salem News

- A possible burglary was reported at 12:59 p.m. Sunday at the home of the minister of the Highlandtown Presbyterian Church. A television was missing and the home is being checked to determine if there are other stolen items.

- Sgt. James Gilbert at the county jail reported at 9:09 a.m. Sunday Lorraine Knight attempted to visit an inmate at the jail, Kenneth A. Rummel. When confronted, Knight claimed she was told she could not speak with Rummel after three years. Probation officer Mary Burgett told jail officials she had told Knight she was to have no contact with Rummel, but Knight had told her she did not care, she was going anyway. Knight also reportedly attempted to use a fake identification.

- Virginia Bender, U.S. Route 30, Kensington, reported at 7 p.m. Sunday her daughter Kim Clemens was involved in a domestic dispute with her husband, Ronnie Clemens. Kim Clemens was found to have two black eyes, blood on the side of her head and a swollen nose. At first Clemens said her husband caused the injuries, then claimed it was her daughter. Ronnie Clemens was charged with domestic violence.

- Teresa McAfee, state Route 518, Lisbon, reported at 1:23 p.m. Saturday the neighbor's goats had wandered onto her property and one of the goats gave birth to a baby goat in McAfee's out building. The goats had been in her building for three days. Deputies took photos of damage to McAfee's property, including manure and damage where it appeared the goats were eating her front porch. One of the goats reportedly tried to eat the deputy's camera. Deputies have been called several times about the animals running loose and an animals at large citation was filed against Kami Brooks through municipal court.

- Emily Potts, Speidel Road, Hanoverton, reported at 4:09 p.m. Saturday she found her father lying on the floor of his bedroom deceased. Deputies and the coroner investigated the scene. Potts told deputies she had spoken to her father on Feb. 14 and he was not on any type of medication.

- Julie Talbrath, U.S. Route 30, Kensington, reported at 8:03 p.m. Friday that while she was driving a pickup was following her closely and when she arrived home, the pickup pulled into the driveway across from her home. Deputies spoke to the man, who said he was waiting for someone at John and Helen's Bar. He smelled of alcohol and reportedly failed field sobriety tests. Frederick Mix, no age or address listed on the report, was cited with physical control.

- A possible domestic dispute was reported at 1 a.m. Sunday at the home of Alexis Cusick, Crestview Road, New Waterford. Cusick told deputies she and her boyfriend argued, but a third party called police about the situation. Her boyfriend had left for the night and she claimed all was fine.

- Lisa Sperling, Bye Road, New Waterford, reported at 12:10 a.m. Sunday her live-in boyfriend took her vehicle without asking, but she had allowed him to use it in the past. Deputies attempted to contact him so he would return it.

- Residents on Carmel Achor Road and Pancake-Clarkson Road reported damage to mailboxes at 12:33 a.m. Monday. One homeowner told deputies he saw a black Ford Ranger with multiple young people inside smash into his mailbox and then drive off with a flat tire down Pine Hollow Road. Deputies searched the area, finding at least nine mailboxes with significant damage and photographing them. Deputies found one pickup with the driver helping those in another pickup, a black Ford Ranger, with a flat tire. All four people, some 18 and others 17, were questioned and blamed each other for damaging the mailboxes. The matter was forwarded to the prosecutor's office.



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