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December 2, 2012
Salem News


- Police were called at 3:38 a.m. Saturday to the Walmart parking lot, East State Street, for a domestic in progress. The male half of the incident was still in the parking lot when police arrived and said he and his girlfriend had a physical altercation and she threw an object , striking him under his left eye. The female was located on Superior Avenue and said her boyfriend struck her. Officers did not see any marks on her. Neither one of them wanted to file charges.

- Police responded to the 500 block of East Fourth Street at 11:18 p.m. Friday for a fight and found a victim who suffered serious superficial injuries to his face. Fire department first responders and EMT Ambulance responded and the man was taken to Salem Community Hospital. Officers spoke to witnesses who identified the other person involved, who had allegedly been found trespassing in the basement of a residence. After leaving, he believed he was being chased and somehow got into a physical altercation with the man who was returning home after walking to a nearby store. The other person admitted to being in the fight. Charges were pending further investigation.

- An anonymous caller reported a person with a knife in the 1000 block of East Sixth Street at 10:35 p.m. Friday. Police spoke with the alleged suspect and found no knife or any type of disturbance.

- A woman in the 400 block of West State Street reported at 8:58 p.m. Friday that her daughter was being unruly and causing a disturbance. The daughter said she was getting ready for a school project and her mom did not let her go after being told what it was for. The mother was advised of her options and the daughter agreed to go to her room and do her project the next day.

- Possible shots fired were reported at 8:04 p.m. Friday in the area of South Madison Avenue and Maple Street. Officers checked the area for several minutes and did not see or hear anything.

- Sue Smith, 59, of Salem-Unity Road, was cited for assured clear distance after her eastbound vehicle struck the rear of an eastbound vehicle driven by Terry Ramsey, 36, of Columbia Street, who was stopped for a red traffic signal in the eastbound lane of East State Street at South Lincoln Avenue at 7:30 p.m. Friday.

- Police were called at 6:58 p.m. Friday to check the welfare of an Oak Street resident. An officer checked on the elderly female who appeared somewhat confused at times, but knew her surroundings. She was told to contact her family members.

- Police were called at 6:55 p.m. Friday to the 500 block of East Pershing Street for unruly juveniles. An employee was told about the complaint and said he would take care of the problem.

- A woman in the 400 block of Franklin Street called at 6:54 p.m. Friday regarding a neighbor dispute, reporting she was concerned about the neighbors who moved into the apartment above hers. She was told her options.

- A breaking and entering was reported at 6:50 p.m. Friday in the 500 block of Franklin Street. Officers found the back door wide open and it appeared entry was forced. No one was found inside. The owner was contacted and came home, but said nothing appeared to be missing.

- A suspicious man in a green hoodie with a red beard was reported at 4:41 p.m. Friday in the 1700 block of South Lincoln Avenue. He was found at the rear of Quaker Cars and said he was waiting for a friend to get a ride home.

- Mary K. Booth, of the 100 block of South Howard Avenue, reported at 4:36 p.m. Friday that someone forced entry into her residence, causing damage to the door. Some DVD movies were missing.

- A woman called at 4:10 p.m. Friday to report a reckless driver in the 600 block of West Seventh Street, with her son saying a known juvenile female drove through their yard. No damage was done to the yard. Officers tried to make contact but were unsuccessful. The case is still under investigation.



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