Police Reports

SALEM REPORTS

— Police spoke with a complainant in the 500 block of E. 3rd Street by phone at 7:42 p.m. Friday regarding a civil issue and advised them of the options.

— At 10:55 p.m. Friday, police responded to the 700 block of E. 5th Street regarding a male subject looking into vehicles. The complainant confronted the person who then took off and police were unable to locate them. The complainant advised that nothing was taken.

— Police responded to the 700 block of Southeast Boulevard at 1:52 a.m. Saturday, for a verbal dispute between a male and female over property. The male left for the evening and the female was advised of the process to remove him.

— Police made a traffic stop in the S. Lincoln Avenue and Columbia Street area at 3:21 a.m. Saturday and the K-9 alerted to a narcotic odor but a search was negative. The driver was issued a written warning for the violation.

— At 9:51 p.m. Friday, police responded to the 1000 block of Jennings Avenue where a deer ran onto the road striking the driver’s side of a northbound vehicle. There was minimal damage to the vehicle and the deer ran off.

— Police responded to the 100 block of S. Broadway Avenue at 7:05 a.m. Friday for a well-being check and the man stated he had problems at home and was walking to think about it and was fine.

Police responded to the 200 block of N. Lincoln Avenue at 7:51 a.m. Friday regarding people in a suspicious truck driving around and looking into other vehicles. Police were unable to locate it.

— Police responded to the 600 block of Jennings Avenue at 8:45 a.m. Friday where the complainant advised that tools were stolen from the complainant’s pickup over night. The complainant had a list of items taken.

— At 9:06 a.m. Friday, police responded to the 2200 block of Merle Road for a smoke investigation and stood by while firefighters checked the interior.

— Police responded to the 200 block of Rose Avenue at 10 a.m. Friday regarding a barking dog and no violation was observed. Police spoke with the dog’s owner by phone and advised them of the complaint.

— A complainant was on station at 11:18 a.m. from the 600 block of E. 6th Street regarding telecommunication harassment and showed an officer what it was and it and it was nothing criminal.

— Police responded to the 1000 block of E. 3rd Street at 12:03 a.m. Friday where the complainant advised of a trespassing and nothing was taken, but the complainant wanted a report made.

— At 12:21 p.m. Friday, police responded to the 500 block of E. 5th Street and spoke with a dog owner about a dog left outside for an extended period in the cold and they said it won’t happen again.

— Police responded to the 900 block of E. State Street at 2:10 p.m. Friday for a possible domestic dispute. Four people were identified and advised one other person was a sibling and was using drugs and they were trying to get him in the truck to get him away from a local drug house he was visiting. The story appeared to be genuine and there were no signs that they wanted to cause harm to their brother. The person alleged to be on drugs at first said he was being followed by the group and they harassed and assaulted him. He did not want to pursue charges. He did seem to be hyped up but would not admit to drug use. He refused medical assistance due to fresh lacerations and abrasions on his arms. The others, his family, advised they are trying to help him but he won’t listen. There was no probable cause for an arrest and both sides were sent on their way.

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COLUMBIANA REPORTS

— Francis Dicsko, Fairfield School Road, reported at 3:04 p.m. Friday he received a check in the mail for something he was selling online and he was concerned he was being scammed.

— David Allman, Canterbury Court, reported at 5:33 p.m. Friday he was being scammed during an internet sales transaction.

— A Quincy Avenue resident reported at 5:05 p.m. Friday they could smell an odor of marijuana coming from apartment no. 3. Police made contact with the tenant, Linda Thompson, who said that Brandon Lindsey was just over but had since left and she believed the odor was coming from him. Thompson was issued a warning.

— Police transported a woman to the Rescue Mission at 2:37 a.m. Thursday after finding her sleeping near a tree on state Route 14.

— Police received a report at 4:34 p.m. Thursday that kids were vandalizing the Christmas decorations in the park. Police found the children and released to their parents without charges.

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