- Police responded to the 900 block of East State Street at 7:13 a.m. Friday where a motorist in a maroon two-door Chevy drove off heading north on Rose Avenue without paying for $8 in gas.
- Police on patrol in the 700 block of East School Street at 12:48 a.m. Friday and observed a man riding a bike in the park after hours. He had blood on his right hand around the knuckles and advised he had been punching a tree. He was advised he was in the park after hours and sent on his way.
- Police patroling in the 500 block of East 3rd Street at 10:35 p.m. Thursday observed fresh graffiti next to pre-existing graffiti. The word "Grim" was painted on the south side of a building and photos were taken.
- Police responded to the 500 block of North Ellsworth Avenue at 10:22 p.m. Thursday where the complainant advised of smelling smoke she thought was coming from a downstairs apartment. An officer was unable to smell anything.
- Police responded to the 300 block of East 7th Street at 9:33 p.m. Thursday for the second time after responding to a dog at large call and observed a resident attempting o catch their loose dog. The owner of two other dogs on the loose was observed and had contained their dogs and they were advised of the city ordinance that requires dogs to be contained at all times.
- Police responded to the 300 block of Washington Avenue at 9:06 p.m. Thursday where the complainant advised a neighbor was speeding through an alleyway and they argued about it. The driver was told to slow down and both were sent on their way.
- Police responded to the 700 block of West State Street at 7:44 p.m. Thursday for a two-vehicle hit-skip accident in the parking lot. One vehicle fled the scene and the other sustained minor damage to the right rear quarter panel and wheel.
- Police responded to the Newgarden Avenue and West Wilson Street area at 6:56 p.m. Thursday for a large amount of smoke. The fire department was on the scene and a person was extinguishing the fire with a garden hose. He was advised by the fire department he wasn't allowed to burn in the open.
- Police responded to the 400 block of East 4th Street at 5:25 p.m. Thursday where a motorist advised the front of his vehicle was struck by debris from a riding mower and had exchanged words with the operator. Photos were taken of the marks on the vehicle and the complainant was advised it was a civil matter.
- Police patroling in the 800 block of North Ellsworth Avenue at 19:44 a.m. Thursday observed a phone or cable line that was torn from a house by a falling limb and was blocking the northbound lane. The officer removed the line.
- Police responded to the 3700 block of Front St. at 10:22 p.m. Monday regarding a report of a man possibly entering a vacant house. The complainant said she saw a man come out of the woods not wearing a shirt and walk behind the house. She did not recognize the person and the house had been vacant for some time with "No Trespassing" signs posted. The house appeared secure except for the rear door which was slightly ajar. As the responding officer was about to walk upstairs footsteps could be heard on the second floor and the officer identified himself and ordered whoever was there to show themselves. A man called out and showed his face which the officer recognized. He said he was trying to sleep and was told there were no trespassing signs posted. The person said he had been homeless and sleeping in the nearby woods. He was escorted from the house and the dispatcher checked for warrants but there were none. The man used to reside at the residence with his mother who has passed away. The man was warned not to return and the owner was contacted and advised of the incident. He did not want to press charges and said he would have the rear door secured and police advised him if the person returned he would be arrested for trespassing since he had been warned.
- While on patrol in the 1100 block of West Perry Street at 10:34 a.m. Thursday, police observed a man who was agitating a dog, getting in its face to the point the animal was attempting to get at him. The animal was secured to the back porch and the man resided next door and was using the drive to cut through to see his girlfriend. He was advised of the consequences of his actions if he trespassed again.
- Police responded to the state Route 344 and Chestnut Gvove Road intersection at 8:35 a.m. Thursday for debris on the road. A vehicle had lost a cardboard box of ceramic fibers from the back and the driver had the scene cleaned up and the roadway open when police arrived. No citation was issued.
- Police were requested to check on the welfare of a person in the 1100 block of Somerset Drive at 6:35 p.m. Wednesday after a family member was unable to make contact with them over an extended period. Police spoke to the homeowner who said everything was alright and they were advised to contact the complainant after checking their phone service.
- Police responded to the 300 block of Lake Avenue at 2:43 p.m. Wednesday regarding a juvenile on a motorcycle riding around the neighborhood without a helmet. The complainant said they attempted to speak with the juvenile and they shouted obscenities at them and sped away. The complainant was concerned for the juvenile's safety as well as there being no parental supervision. Police spoke to the guardian of the juvenile at the residence but was unable to locate the juvenile. The guardian was advised of the juvenile's actions.
- Someone reported at 12:25 a.m. Thursday they saw girls in a silver Cavalier vandalizing a black car parked on Hawkins Lane.
- A woman wished to speak with police at 12:20 p.m. Thursday regarding issues she has had in Firestone Funland.
- A man reported at 1:27 p.m. Thursday a woman in the park near the walking trail was kicking and abusing her dog. The woman could be heard in the background yelling at the man making the report. Police went to the park but the woman had already left.
- A woman reported at 5 p.m. Thursday a woman in a red Ford Ranger was trespassing at a South Main Street home that had a posted "No Trespassing" sign displayed on the property. Police spoke with the woman who said she had placed the sign on the property and she was just cleaning the home prior to it being demolished.
- A man reported at 8 p.m. Thursday he was involved in an altercation with his wife at his home on Fairfield School Road. The man told police he came home and his wife began to hit him. Police spoke with the couple and there was no physical violence.
- A woman reported at 10:20 p.m. Thursday there were about four to five teenagers playing in the middle of the road on North Main Street somewhere between Circle K and the square. Police found the group who was walking with an adult and they were not in the road.
- A woman reported at 11:13 p.m. Thursday her daughter's iPad was stolen that morning and it has a GPS tracking device that indicated it was at a West Salem residence.
- A Thomas Road man reported at 7:47 a.m. Thursday someone stole his Saint Bernard statue from his lawn during the night.
- A Green Street woman reported at 3:17 p.m. Thursday there were more than $500 worth of unauthorized charges on her Mastercard.
- A man reported at 9:49 p.m. Thursday he saw some kids in the driveway of a vacant home on North Market Street. Police checked the area and found no one around but did find the door lock had been broken and the door was open. Police secured the door and spoke with a neighbor who said two people were walking up the driveway.