Police Reports

Salem reports

— Police responded to the 200 block of Roosevelt Avenue at 12:43 p.m. Friday where the complainant advised of receiving unwanted messages on social media. The complainant was advised of the options and to make a better attempt at securing her information.

— At 12:18 p.m. Friday, police responded to the 2800 block of E. State Street regarding an argument over family issues. All the people involved were advised to desist.

— At 12:15 a.m. Friday, police responded to the 2800 block of W. State Street for a report of a suspicious vehicle. It was not found.

— Police responded to the 2200 block of E. State Street at 9:46 a.m. Friday where the complainant advised a woman used a credit card but it was declined. The complainant called her and explained it didn’t go through and she had to come in and pay. The woman agreed but didn’t return. An officer spoke to her and she said the matter will be resolved.

— Police responded to the 300 block of W. State Street at 9:11 a.m. Friday for a verbal dispute with three males and a female. An officer spoke with all parties involved. One man had run away from the residence in Perry Township and the others located him in the 300 block of W. State Street While speaking with the male runaway he stated he just wanted to harm himself. He was transported to the hospital.

— At 3:38 a.m. Saturday, police on station assisted the highway patrol with an OVI breath test on a suspected motorist.

— Police responded to the 1000 block of N. Ellsworth Avenue at 3:02 a.m. Saturday regarding a gray-white Siberian Husky on the loose and were unable to locate it.

— At 2:26 a.m. Saturday, police stopped a vehicle in the parking lot in the 1000 block of E. State Street for a registration violation and warned the driver. The plates were confiscated as per the BMV registrar.

— At 1:08 a.m. Saturday, police responded to the Newgarden Avenue and Railroad Street area for vehicle stopped on the side of the road with 4-way flashers on. The driver said the vehicle was not broke but he was sick from consuming too much alcohol. He was transported to the hospital.

— Police responded to the 900 block of Jones Drive at 11:21 p.m. Friday for a report of loud people. The residence was in Perry Township and officers there were notified.

— At 10:13 p.m. Friday, police responded to the 1300 block of S. Lincoln Avenue for a loud person report and made contact with the people advising them of the complaint.

— Police responded to the Jennings Avenue and W. 6th Street area at 9:02 p.m. Friday where a manhole cover was obstructing the road. It was secured to its proper place.

— Police responded to the 400 block of Aetna Street at 8:42 p.m. Friday along with firefighters and an ambulance for a possible overdose for a man not breathing. He was administered Narcan and transported to the hospital. Two small children were at the residence and a report will be sent to Children Services for review.

— At 7:33 p.m. Friday, police responded to the 1200 block of Southeast Boulevard for a well-being check and everything was found to be OK.

Police responded to the 600 block of Cherry Street at 7:13 p.m. Friday for a loud boom and located an person with a small cook-out fire who said the sound resulted when he used gasoline to ignite the fire. No problems were observed.

— Police responded to the 900 block of South Avenue at 6:51 p.m. Friday along with firefighter first responders to check on an elderly woman and she was found to be OK.

— Police responded to the 1100 block of Cedar Ridge Drive at 3:32 p.m. Friday where the complainant advised someone struck her mailbox, knocking to the ground in her front yard. She said she had an idea of who did it but would rather not say.

— Police responded to the 2400 block of E. State Street at 3 p.m. Friday for a complaint of an animal locked in vehicle with the windows up. An officer observed the vehicle leaving the area when arriving.

— At 2:25 p.m. Friday, police responded to the 1500 block of S. Lincoln Avenue where the resident’s invited guest and a downstairs resident started a confrontation. The downstairs resident was yelling at the guest when they arrived causing a dispute. The resident was advised to leave the others alone.



–A caller reported two people were arguing behind Morgan’s Drug Store at 11:27 p.m. Thursday. Police found Shelli Hopkins who said she had started the argument with Jerrhian Stanl. Both were told to go home.

–Wayne Smith, 52, Hornsby House, Lisbon, was charged with theft at 2:45 a.m. Friday for failing to pay a taxi cab driver the $20 he owed him.

Sam Koons of Paul’s Cab in Salem said Smith called for a ride from Salem Hospital and he told Smith it would cost $20, and Smith said that was fine. After dropping Smith off at the Hornsby House, he went inside to get the money to pay for the ride but never returned, which is when Koons called police. Smith told police he knew he did not have the money when he called Paul’s Cab, but he needed a ride home.

–Zachary S. Hicks, East Washington Street, reported backing up to make room for a turning semi-trailer when he struck the car behind him, which was being driven by Denise L. Balsley, Valley Road, Salem. This occurred at the Carter Lumber intersection at 6:34 a.m. Thursday.

–Josiah P. Laughlin was cited for failure to stop an assured cleared distance following an accident on state Route 154 at 7:49 p.m. Sept. 16. Laughlin said he was not paying attention when the vehicle in front of him stopped to turn left. Laughlin hit the brakes and went left of center but still struck the vehicle, which was driven by Michael J. Cusick.