POLICE REPORTS

SALEM

— Police responded to the 1800 block of East State Street at 8:55 p.m. Tuesday for a suspicious person in a white shirt, blue jeans, a beard and long hair walking around and looking inside of a vehicle. He was contacted inside the restaurant and said the vehicle belonged to a friend who was in the hospital.

— At 9:13 p.m. Tuesday, police responded to the 900 block of Franklin Avenue for a well-being check and the person was OK.

— At 10:14 p.m. Tuesday, police responded to the 1800 block of East State Street along with firefighters and an ambulance crew for a man with an unknown medical condition. The complainant advised he was in the restroom, bleeding and had cuts all over his face. Contact was made with the person in the parking lot putting gas in a friend’s vehicle. He said he was OK and not in need of medical attention. Officers did find a little blood in the restroom but no visible injury was observed. The K-9 alerted to a narcotic odor and a hypodermic needle, loaded with an unknown liquid, was on the dashboard. A search of the vehicle found baggies with an unknown residue inside. The subject denied having any involvement with the contraband which was recovered, despite having possession of the vehicle keys and was observed putting fuel into the gas tank. The vehicle owner was not around and the contraband will be tested and possible charges are pending the results.

— At 10:43 p.m. Tuesday, police responded to the 700 block of South Lundy Avenue where the complainant advised he came home and found a box of condoms with a note underneath. He didn’t know who did it and the items were disposed of and the complainant was advised to contact police should the issue continue.

PERRY TWP.

— While on patrol at 7:43 a.m. Tuesday, police observed a tree blocking Painter Road near the township limits and were able to remove part of it and opened a lane to traffic. The road department was contacted to remove the rest of the tree.

— Police responded to the 200 block of Springdale Street at 7:12 p.m. Tuesday for a noise complaint of someone shooting guns. It was discovered the shots were coming from Pine Lake Road in Goshen Township.

— Police were dispatched to the area of Goshen Road at 8:16 p.m. Tuesday for a complaint about a silver Ford Mustang that keeps driving down the road with loud exhaust and peeling tires. Police checked the area but were unable to make contact with the vehicle.

— Police responded to the 1200 block of West State Street at 8:45 p.m. Tuesday for a barking dog complaint and advised the owner to take them inside for the night.

COLUMBIANA

–Shane Burkhart, 30, of Salem, was cited for driving suspension following a traffic stop on North Main Street at 12:29 p.m. Tuesday.

–A resident of Quincy Drive reported at 9:33 a.m. Tuesday his neighbor’s dogs bark all day and are left outside without proper shelter. Police checked and did not see or hear any dogs outside.

LISBON

–Ellen Harris reported there was a reckless driver stopped on Exchange Street at 3:06 p.m. Tuesday, and the license plate came back to a woman who is known to have medical issues. Police found the woman, who sounded confused. She said she had a hair appointment at 4 p.m., but police checked with hair salon and learned the woman did not have an appointment. The woman did not want an ambulance and she could not remember her husband’s phone number. Police were able to locate her husband, who picked her up. The woman’s license was sent to the state bureau of motor vehicles to have her retested.

–Casey Reynolds reported Tuesday she believes squatters were staying in her long-vacant home on West Lincoln Way. Reynolds met police at the house and some things appeared to have been moved and there was evidence people had been sleeping there. Reynolds was told she needed to board up the broken basement door windows and the doors. Police promised to keep an extra eye on the residence.

— Police were called to the Gallo residence on North Beaver Street at 9:43 p.m. Tuesday after a woman reported catching a bat in an upside down bucket in the basement. An officer arrived and covered the bucket with a sheet and released the bat outside.

–Terry Morris, East Lincoln Way, called at 1:19 a.m. Tuesday to report her cousin was staying with her because her house burned down, but she was drunk and argumentative. Police found an empty case-and-a-half of beer, and the female cousin laying on the couch. The cousin was told to settle down and go to sleep, and she agreed to after some convincing.

–Police were called to the Hornsby House at 4:45 p.m. Sunday, where Richard Lips and Michael Hamilton were arguing after Hamilton had used Lips’ phone. After a prolonged conversation, police told Hamilton to quit using Lips’ phone.

–Police were called to Apple Grove apartments at 1:06 a.m. Monday, where Terry Helman reported hearing voices outside her apartment. Police checked around but did not find anyone about.

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