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November 8, 2012
Salem News


- A man in the 400 block of Jennings Avenue called at 1:01 a.m. Wednesday in reference to a possible cruelty to animals complaint, reporting his cat appeared sick and seems to have been poisoned, but he was unsure. He planned to take the cat to the vet and call back with the findings.

- A woman in the 400 block of Aetna Street reported at 12:08 a.m. Wednesday that the passenger side window of her Dodge truck was smashed out. The window was not damaged when she came home earlier. Police found two small dents consistent with a crow bar or pry bar on the door frame.

- Police were called to a fight in progress in the city at 11:50 p.m. Tuesday and found several people in the road arguing. The complainant reported the one person keeps driving by his residence day and night harassing his girlfriend, who is the person's ex-girlfriend. The person was told to stop his actions and stay out of the area.

- Police were called at 8:13 p.m. Tuesday to the 1400 block of Maple Street for a suspicious person in a white Jeep wearing a yellow hoodie claiming to be a law enforcement officer. He left before police arrived, but the vehicle and the male were found in the McDonald's parking lot. He said he was at Centennial Park looking for items his son left there. He denied saying he was a law enforcement officer, but did admit to a confrontation with several people. Witnesses said prior to the confrontation, he advised he was an undercover police officer. The situation is under investigation.

- An officer on patrol at 7:18 p.m. Tuesday saw smoke in the 1100 block of Cleveland Street, but was unable to locate the source.

- A possible prowler was reported at 6:37 p.m. Tuesday in the 600 block of Arch Street. No prowler was found. A neighbor told an officer she was outside with her dog just several minutes prior to police arriving.

- Police were called to Walmart, 2875 E. State St., at 6:05 p.m. Tuesday for a suspicious person in a blue Chevy SUV running in and out of the store yelling for someone. An officer found the vehicle and spoke to the occupants. The woman said the man was agitated from sitting inside the vehicle while she was inside the business. Everything appeared okay.

- A man from the 1100 block of Franklin Avenue came to the police station at 5:51 p.m. Tuesday to turn over a black duffle bag containing numerous family photos that he found on Franklin Avenue.

- A caller at 5:10 p.m. Tuesday reported a person blowing leaves into the road on West 10th Street/Jennings Avenue. When police arrived, the person was blowing the leaves back into his yard.

- A man in the 900 block of South Union Avenue reported known people staying at his residence had taken his laptop computer. It happened a week ago, but he wanted to see if they would return it.

- Police were called to the area of Cunningham and Bentley roads for a well-being check for a juvenile carrying a suitcase and walking with a dog. Police were unable to locate the juvenile.

- A woman in the 1200 block of East Ninth Street reported at 3:19 p.m. Tuesday reported her vehicle ransacked and a set of keys taken.

- A man in the 100 block of East State Street reported at 1:38 p.m. Tuesday that sometime Monday, either prior to or right after an alarm came into the police, someone entered the locked building and removed the humane society's lottery box and a large box of shrimp.

- Police were called for a barking dog at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday in the 400 block of South Broadway Avenue, but none could be heard barking excessively. An officer spoke to a resident with dogs in the back yard who said the dogs bark at the neighbor's cats.

- A man in the 1100 block of East Ninth Street reported at 12:06 p.m. Tuesday that someone entered his vehicle parked in the drive Sunday night/Monday morning. Nothing was missing, but a flashlight that did not belong to him was left behind.


- A caller reported there was a domestic dispute of some sort going on at the Valley View convenience store at 5 p.m. Tuesday. A female was in a vehicle and refusing to roll her window down, which was making the man who was standing outside the vehicle mad.

- A resident reported being assaulted by a man he knows while at a home on Pine Street at 8:16 p.m. Tuesday.


- A Herbster Street woman reported at 7:40 a.m. Tuesday someone hit her vehicle while it was parked in the driveway.

- An East Friend Street man reported at 5:59 p.m. Tuesday his step-son violated a no contact order put in place by juvenile court earlier that day. The man was unable to provide copies of the report to the police, who advised that he should make the documents available before anything can be done.

- A man reported at 8 p.m. Tuesday a man was "wobbling" on North Main Street near Chase Bank. Police found the man and there were no problems.

- Quinn E. Frease, 29, was backing from a driveway on East Friend Street at 8:17 p.m. Tuesday and hit a parked car owned by Leonard Rosen.



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