POLICE REPORTS

SALEM

— A reckless operator was reported at 12:33 p.m. Monday in the 500 block of East Pershing but the vehicle was not found.

— An anonymous woman told police at 12:27 p.m. Monday about a strange phone call she received. The callers claimed to be from the tax department and said they would be issuing a warrant for her arrest due to unpaid taxes. Officers told her the call was a scam and not to send any money.

— A woman reported at 12:19 p.m. Monday that she was harassed by a person known to her. She was told her options and police spoke to the person involved and told him to cease contact.

— A woman in the 300 block of Eighth Street reported at 12:04 p.m. Monday that a vehicle had been parked in front of her house for a week or so and no one came to get it. A 10-day tow notice was placed on the vehicle.

— An officer at 10:40 a.m. Monday spoke to a man involved in a traffic accident last week who said he had been having problems with his memory. He did not dispute being at fault, but was asking for details about the accident. The officer called EMT Ambulance and fire department first responders to the station to check the man. They recommended he be taken to the hospital by ambulance, but he refused and went with a friend who told police he would take him to the emergency room.

— A domestic was reported at 9:17 a.m. Monday in the 600 block of North Ellsworth Avenue where police were told an argument took place. A woman said the male half was following her all morning and when she entered the home she wanted him to leave, but he didn’t. Nothing physical occurred. The male was leaving.

— Police were called at 9:11 a.m. Monday to the 300 block of North Ellsworth Avenue to check the well-being of a resident. Police learned it was a civil situation. All were told their options.

— A dog at large was reported at 7:51 a.m. Monday in the area of Sharp Avenue and Prospect. The owner was located and the dog returned to them. The owner was given a warning for a dog at large citation.

— An officer was flagged down at 4:31 a.m. Monday on Superior Avenue by a newspaper delivery person who said one of his elderly customers had papers collecting outside and he was concerned. Police checked the residence and found no papers collecting outside. An officer also was flagged down by a newspaper delivery person at 4:22 a.m. Monday for a person passed out or ill on a porch in the 300 block of North Ellsworth Avenue. The person told police he was just sleeping on the porch waiting for a friend to arrive.

— Police assisted Goshen Township at 10:44 p.m. Sunday in the township for a break-in at a business. A person had run from the area. K-9 Argo was deployed and tracked a good way before losing the scent.

— An anonymous caller gave information at 10:03 p.m. Sunday about possible illegal activity involving a third party. The caller was told to have the third party call if further issues develop.

— A male in the 600 block of East Sixth Street reported at 9:56 p.m. Sunday that a known female was harassing him via social media messaging. An officer saw a harassing text sent by the same female and mother to another person present. Officers made contact with the offender and her mother who were told charges could be filed. They said they would refrain from further contact.

— A caller at 9:23 p.m. Sunday reported two suspicious males on motorcycles attempting to gain entry to a business in the 100 block of North Ellsworth Avenue by trying to pry the garage door open. They left before police arrived.

— An officer was flagged down on Maple at 9:01 p.m. Sunday by a male needing assistance. He and a family member were jogging and the family member twisted an ankle. He didn’t need an ambulance, but needed help contacting another family member to come and pick them up.

— Police were called at 8:36 p.m. Sunday to the 600 block of Prospect Stret for a male threatening to harm himself. Fire department first responders and EMT came to the scene and the male was voluntarily transported to Salem Regional Medical Center by EMT.

— Police received several calls at 7:11 p.m. Sunday about shots fired or fireworks. One call originated on North Ellsworth and one came from Westview. An officer was on West 15th Street near Westview and heard what sounded like a dozen gunshots originating from somewhere north of the location possibly in the area of the four-lane highway. The officer patrolled Orchard Bend and North Ellsworth but detected no odor of gun powder.

— Police responded at 6:53 p.m. Sunday to the 300 block of East Sixth Street to check a resident’s well-being. They were fine.

— A possible fight or domestic was reported at 6:33 p.m. Sunday in the 300 block of Newgarden Avenue. Police made contact with several people at the back of a residence. There had been some pushing but nobody was injured. The dispute developed over comments via text/social media between two people. A female on the scene had to be temporarily restrained until she calmed down. A male and female who were part of the argument were told they’re no longer welcome and if they return, they’ll face criminal trespass charges.

— A man in the 800 block of Summit Street reported at 5:47 p.m. Sunday that he received a text from a friend threatening him with harm. They were both into Nascar racing and he switched drivers this year which he said did not go over well with the friend. When the friend’s driver wrecked on Sunday, he sent the friend a text saying “sorry,” resulting in the friend’s response.

— A man in the 700 block of North Lincoln Avenue reported at 5:25 p.m. Sunday that he let a friend borrow his vehicle two weeks ago and he has not returned it. The friend said he was fixing the brakes. When he tried to contact the friend, he got no answer. An investigation is pending.

— A caller at 5:11 p.m. Sunday reported two males were staggering behind a barber shop in the 100 block of South Lincoln Avenue. Officers made contact with the males. They were walking ok and did not show signs of intoxication.

— K-9 Argo was deployed to assist the Ohio State Highway Patrol at 4:14 p.m. Sunday and indicated to the presence of a narcotic odor coming from inside a vehicle. A search turned up small amounts of marijuana shake on the floor.

— A woman in the 1300 block of South Lincoln Avenue reported at 3:46 p.m. Sunday that someone was going around knocking on doors at the apartment complex and a white van that was in the parking lot earlier may have some connection to it.

— A caller at 2:27 p.m. Sunday reported a male juvenile struck her grandson while at Waterworth Memorial Park. The grandson said he was all right and had no visible injuries.

— A suspicious vehicle was reported at 1:33 p.m. Sunday at the rear of 2350 E. State St. Contact was made with the driver who told police he was waiting on his clothes at the laundromat and wanted to find some shade for his dog.

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