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December 1, 2012
Salem News


- An officer responded to the 1800 block of Southeast Boulevard at 5:40 p.m. Thursday for a report of a suspicious man in red pajama pants asking for money. The officer spoke with the man who claimed that he was looking for odd jobs to earn money. He agreed to leave the area to avoid further problems.

- Travis E. Jeffery, 156 Washington Ave., Salem, was arrested for domestic violence at 9:11 p.m. Thursday after allegedly smashing a pumpkin against the side of his girlfriend's face during an argument. Police had responded to the home for the third time that night and found pieces of pumpkin on the steps and in the living room, as well as seeds in the girlfriend's ear and on her neck.

- Police responded to a report of a fight in the parking lot of an East State Street business at 12:16 a.m. Friday and were directed to an area where the parties involved were departing. Officers stopped one vehicle, a passenger of which claimed that an occupant in the other vehicle had punched him in the side of the face, causing a visible cut to the lip. He did not wish to pursue the matter.

- An officer responded to the area of North Ellsworth Avenue and East Seventh Street at 2:24 a.m. Friday for a report of a suspicious vehicle circling the block. The officer was unable to find the suspect vehicle.

- John Shasteen, Woodland Avenue, reported at 10:24 a.m. Friday that overnight his vehicle had caught fire and extinguished itself, but burned the entire interior. He said that the vehicle had been having electrical issues and that he had scheduled an appointment to have it examined. The fire department responded to disconnect the battery.

- Officers responded to a South Broadway Avenue home at 12:17 p.m. Friday for a report of a fight and found two men moving some of their belongings out of the house where household members did not wish one of them to be. The man agreed to stay out of the house while the other gathered his belongings.

- Deborah Stewart, 57, 1245 Hollyhock Way, Salem, was cited for failure to yield from a stop sign following a two-vehicle crash on Washington Avenue at 12:30 p.m. Friday in which she allegedly pulled from Hollyhock Way and struck a southbound vehicle driven by Tracy L. Beiling, 44, Salem. No injuries were reported.



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