- Police were called to the 400 block of South Ellsworth Avenue for possible criminal damaging at 4:35 a.m. Thursday after a vehicle was found parked with the back window busted out. Officers determined the damage appeared to be from backing into another vehicle earlier, with glass from the back window in the middle of the parking lot several feet from where the driver parked the vehicle and left it. No other vehicles were in the lot.
- Officers responded to the 100 block of West Pershing Street for a report of someone banging on the door of a residence at 1:05 a.m. Thursday. Officers checked the apartment building and did not find anyone.
- A suspicious vehicle was reported in the 400 block of Woodland Avenue at 12:42 a.m. Thursday. Officers found the vehicle with people standing nearby who said they were visiting someone who lives on Woodland.
- A man in the 200 block of East Fourth Street reported at 12:40 a.m. Thursday that he heard loud noises and glass breaking in an apartment above him. Officers entered the apartment building and found the door to the apartment standing open. No one was inside, but three windows in the apartment were broken out. A witness on the first floor said two females were responsible for damaging the apartment and left. The tenant could not be located.
- A woman in the 100 block of West Fifth Street reported at 12:28 a.m. Thursday that she was assaulted by a male visitor known to her, with officers noting visible injuries to her forehead, right temple and right knee. Information will be sent to the prosecutor for review.
- A possible fight was reported at 9:28 p.m. Wednesday in the back yard of a residence in the 500 block of Walnut Street where a resident said a man had been there causing problems but had been asked to leave and left before police arrived.
- A caller at 9:24 p.m. Wednesday reported a red Pontiac Grand Am operating recklessly in Centennial Park, with occupants removing some signs and destroying them. The vehicle could not be located.
- An officer on patrol at 9:18 p.m. Wednesday saw a suspicious vehicle at a closed business in the 100 block of North Ellsworth Avenue and spoke to the occupants, learning they were dropping off the vehicle at the business.
- A resident of the 2500 block of Lexington Avenue, reported at 8:58 p.m. Wednesday that someone tampered with the wheels on his vehicle while it was parked in the lot. He said he drove the vehicle several blocks after leaving the lot and the front driver side wheel came off. All but one of the lug nuts had been removed by the suspects. The cost was $60 to repair the wheel.
- Police were called at 8:50 p.m. Wednesday to the 500 block of Franklin Street for a verbal dispute, learning two juvenile cousins had an argument.
- A parking ticket was issued for a blue sedan found parked with the left side to the curb in the 700 block of Prospect Street at 7:46 p.m. Wednesday.
- An officer at 5:57 p.m. Wednesday saw a male riding a mini bike in the road on West Sixth Street extension which runs between West Fifth Street and Jennings Avenue. The rider was contacted and told riding off-road vehicles on the streets and alleys was prohibited. The owner was also told.
- Carol Faith, of 372 Sharp Ave., was cited with a minor misdemeanor for dog running at large after officers on patrol at 5:23 p.m. Wednesday saw a dog running loose in her neighborhood. They were familiar with the animal and had warned the residents on several occasions. One of the other residents in the house was voluntarily intoxicated and asked officers several times if he could shoot the animal. At the request of one of the residents, officers called the humane officer to respond and take the animal.
- A man came to the police station at 5:12 p.m. Wednesday with his son to report the son had been bitten by a dog while mowing the dog owner's grass in the 1100 block of East 10th Street. The victim had already gone to the doctor for treatment for a bite to the right upper ankle. The dog was confirmed to have all its shots and was being quarantined for 10 days per the health department regulations. This was the second time the same dog had bitten the victim, with the previous bite in August 2011. The dog owner was taking care of the medical bills.
- A barking dog was reported in the 300 block of North Broadway Avenue at 3:51 p.m. Wednesday. The owner took the animal inside and received a warning. He said he fell asleep while the dog was outside and had not realized it was barking.
- A domestic was reported on Sixth Street at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday with no violence reported. It was an argument.
- Officers assisted Sheriff's Office deputies in attempting to issue warrants at several city residences at 2:09 p.m. Wednesday, with Ashley Brooks, 22, of 1136 E. 10th St., taken into custody for a warrant.
- A resident of the 800 block of North Lincoln Avenue, reported at 7:51 a.m. Wednesday that his vehicle was entered overnight. Nothing was missing, but a purse was located in the vehicle which belonged to a female from a nearby residence.
Officers returned the purse and she checked the contents, determining nothing was missing. Her vehicle had not been broken into and she had no explanation for how her purse ended up in Bricker's vehicle.
PERRY TOWNSHIP REPORTS
- A resident in the 400 block of Benton Road called at 8:47 a.m. Wednesday to report a theft of tools from a vehicle parked at the residence.
- An officer passing through Salem at 5:13 a.m. Wednesday witnessed a one-vehicle accident at the intersection of North Ellsworth Avenue and West State Street involving a garbage truck. Traffic lights were damaged and the officer stood by for traffic control until Salem units arrived on the scene.
- An officer on patrol at 1:25 a.m. Wednesday saw a person staggering in the parking lot of Church of Christ on Georgetown Road. The person was found to be highly intoxicated and lost. He provided a phone number for his father, who was called and responded to pick him up.
- Police were called at 6:46 p.m. Tuesday to the 1200 block of Stewart Road to remove someone from a residence. The person was transported to Foxes Denn at their request.
- A caller reported there were cows in the parking lot in the One Stop agency on Dickey Drive at 2:31 p.m. Tuesday. Police did not find any cows in the lot but planned to check with the Earl farm, which is located behind the One Stop.
- A clerk at Circle K reported a motorist had just drove into the store doors, shattering the glass, at 4:12 p.m. Tuesday.
Police arrived and spoke with the driver of a Ford Explorer, Anna B. Shasteen, 82, of Endley Road, who said her foot slipped from the brake and onto the accelerator as she pulled up to the store.
- Police were asked to perform a welfare check at a home on West Chestnut Street on July 27 and ordered the residents to get a window for one of the bedrooms, clean the trash and dirty diapers from the porch, and remove the trash can from the porch because it smelled.
They were also told the smell coming from inside the house was really bad. The Children Services agency was called and they sent a representative to inspect the living conditions. The official removed the young children and placed them in temporary custody until the house could be cleaned up. The house passed inspection on Monday, which means the children could be returned.
- A barking dog complaint in the vicinity of North Beaver and High streets was received at 12:27 a.m. Thursday. Police located the barking dog, and the owner took the dog inside.
- A caller reported seeing a man looking in vehicle windows at C and R Auto at 1:44 a.m. Thursday.
- A person called Wednesday to complain about high grass in the rear lawn of property at the corner of East Lincoln Way and Cross Street. An officer spoke with the owner about mowing the grass.
- Someone reported at 4:23 a.m. Wednesday metal debris was on state Route 14 and Heck Road. Police found lead tire weights in the road and left a message with the street crew.
- A South Middle Street person reported at 11:39 a.m. Wednesday a neighbor has more than 20 cats and the stench from the yard is unbearable.
- A Pittsburgh Street man reported at 5:13 p.m. Wednesday someone was riding a skateboard in the middle of the road.
- A woman reported at 6:46 p.m. Wednesday someone was burning something in the alley between East Friend and Park streets. Police warned the man of the open burning law.
- A North Elm Street man reported at 10:48 p.m. Wednesday a red Chevy S-10 did a "burn out" in the alley side his house. Police checked the area but did not find the pickup truck.