— Police were called at 4:48 a.m. Wednesday to the 400 block of Newgarden Avenue for a person passed out in a parking lot next to a vehicle. Officers made contact with the person who was responsive but had a head injury. Fire department first responders and EMT arrived and the person was transported to Salem Regional Medical Center. The person’s vehicle was moved to a safe location and secured. Further investigation is pending.

— Suspicious activity was reported at 3:29 a.m. Wednesday in the 1000 block of Newgarden Avenue, but nothing was found.

— Police heard an audible alarm at Home Depot at 1:42 a.m. Wednesday. The exterior was checked, but everything appeared secure and normal.

— Police were dispatched at 11:42 p.m. Tuesday to the 1300 block of East Pershing Street for a 911 hangup call. The homeowner said her husband was the caller, but he was not home at the time. The scene was found safe.

— Police saw three males on Ohio Avenue and made contact at 11:12 p.m. Tuesday, speaking with them due to recent burglaries in the area. Everything appeared normal.

— Loud music was reported at 10:38 p.m. Tuesday in the 1700 block of East State Street where officers located two males sitting in a business parking lot playing music loudly from car speakers. They were told to keep it down.

— Police responded at 9:39 p.m. Tuesday to the Insurance Center, 1225 E. State St., for a burglary. The caller reported finding the back door forced in. Police cleared the building and a detective responded. Some cash and gift cards were taken. Further investigation is pending.

— A solicitor was reported at 8:45 p.m. Tuesday in the 2300 block of East State Street, but was not found.

— Police responded at 8:36 p.m. Tuesday to the Ankle and Foot Center, 2300 block of Southeast Boulevard, for an alarm activation. The exterior was found secure, but an officer found an open door at another business in the building. There was no sign of forced entry. The interior was checked and all was in order, with the owner responding to secure the door.

— Police responded to the 600 block of East Second Street at 8:19 p.m. Tuesday for a breaking and entering attempt. The male tenant living upstairs above a hair salon heard someone downstairs at the doorway. When he came down, the people ran off. When police arrived, officers observed pry marks where the attempt occurred. Police made entry and cleared the first floor.

— An officer on patrol on South Broadway near Butech at 7:55 p.m. Tuesday saw a female on the Butech property loading old wood pallets into the trunk of her vehicle. She was identified and said she does it all the time. A Butech employee said it was ok for her to take the pallets as long as they were on the outside of the fence, which they were.

— K-9 Simon was requested for a free air sniff of a vehicle in the 300 block of Benton Road at 7:13 p.m. Tuesday, but did not indicate to the presence of a narcotic odor.

— A dog was reported at large in the 1000 block of East Sixth Street at 7:06 p.m. Tuesday. A woman said she has put the dog back in the neighbor’s yard several times, but it was back out again. The owner was contacted and said he was making the fence taller to prevent the dog from jumping out in the future.

— Police were called at 5:41 p.m. Tuesday to the 200 block of East Second Street for an irate customer who was yelling and making threats. The female said she ordered food and wanted a refund for the damaged food. Employees wanted her to leave due to causing a scene in front of other customers. She agreed to leave and was criminally trespassed from the business, meaning she can’t return.

— Katelyn Lautzenheiser, 23, of Hanoverton, was cited for assured clear distance ahead after the front bumper of her vehicle struck the trailer hitch on another vehicle which had stopped at the stop sign on Southeast Boulevard and Ridgewood at 4:22 p.m. Tuesday. The other vehicle was driven by Kathryn Gilbert, 26, of Garfield Road.

— A dog was reported at large in the 1000 block of East Sixth Street at 4:10 p.m. Tuesday but was not found.

— A woman from the 200 block of Jennings Avenue spoke to police at 4:08 p.m. Tuesday regarding a dumpster situation. She was told her options.

— No injuries were reported and no citations issued at 3:33 p.m. Tuesday when a person backing out of a private drive struck the side of a U.S. Postal Service truck stopped in the 1800 block of Maple Street.

— A woman from North Madison Avenue came to the police station at 1:19 p.m. Tuesday to speak with officers regarding a problem.

— Dispatch received several calls on 911 from a person claiming to be a Sprint employee checking the cell tower on North Ellsworth Avenue at 12:22 p.m. Tuesday. An officer responded and spoke to the person.

— Roland Schwendeman, 60, of Jefferson Avenue, was cited for assured clear distance ahead after his northbound vehicle on Southeast Boulevard struck the rear of another northbound vehicle driven by Bailey Sabatino, 22, of Edgewood Drive, who was slowing for traffic, causing her to strike the rear of another vehicle driven by Mark Schreffler, 25, of Fairview Court, at 11:15 a.m. Tuesday. Sabatino was taken to Salem Regional Medical Center by KLG for possible injuries.

— A resident in the 200 block of Fair Avenue reported at 9:18 a.m. Tuesday that her screen door was damaged, possibly by a BB gun.


— Police were called to the Muffler Man on West State Street at 11:16 a.m. Tuesday regarding several vehicles left at the business for several months. Information was provided on how to remove the vehicles.

— A suspicious person was reported at 4:57 a.m. Tuesday in the 400 block of Benton Road where a caller said a person wearing a hoodie with a backpack was knocking on the neighbor’s door and then went behind the house. Police checked the area, also knocking on doors, but made no contact with anyone matching the description. Police later saw the described person walking southbound on Benton Road and spoke to the female, who said she knocked on the wrong door thinking that was her friend’s house. She said she was walking home to an address inside the city limits.

— A woman in the 400 block of Benton Road reported at 5:24 p.m. Tuesday that a raccoon was under her van and she was worried the animal was sick. Police were able to remove the raccoon from under the van, then the raccoon left the property on its own.

— Police were called at 4:13 p.m. Tuesday to Salem Acres on Prospect Street for a report of two female juveniles having an altercation after getting off the school bus. Police spoke to both juveniles and their parents and straightened the matter out, explaining the consequences if another incident occurs.

— A male and female in the 1100 block of West Perry Street reported at 3:54 p.m. Tuesday that the male’s father lives with them and won’t leave the property after they were told by the township fire department that it’s unsafe to stay there due to water running in the house into the electrical plugs. There was no filed paperwork stating they had to leave. The female said the father of the male was harassing her on social media and police told her to block his number. The male and female were leaving the residence to move to New Castle. Police said without the proper paperwork, they couldn’t remove anyone from the residence.

— Police responded to the 1100 block of East Pidgeon Road for two separate accidents shortly before 9 a.m. Monday. In the first accident, Heaven Hart, 18, of Salem, was traveling east and failed to see a vehicle driven by Lindsay Kordic, 38, of Niles, slowing to stop for traffic, striking her vehicle from behind and forcing her into a third vehicle driven by Laurie Zook, 25, of Hanoverton, who was stopped. Hart was cited for assured clear distance ahead. Then a vehicle operated by Michelle Hall, 29, of Sebring, failed to see the accident and struck the Hart vehicle from behind. Hall was cited for assured clear distance ahead. Kordic and Zook were each taken to Salem Regional Medical Center by ambulance for evaluation.

— Police were called at 7:47 a.m. Monday for a suspicious person at Circle K south. The caller advised of a male parked in a parking space doing something that he should not be doing. He left with no description given.


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