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December 22, 2012
Salem News


- A wallet was lost near the Village Plaza about 11 a.m. Thursday. The person called back to say the wallet was found and everything was intact.

- A caller reported there was a dead cat on Union Street at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, and police said they would take care of it.

- A report was received of thick smoke coming from a Metz Road home at 5:49 p.m. Thursday but it turned out not to be a house fire.

- A motorist reported seeing water bubbling to the surface while driving through the intersection of North Main Street and state Route 164 at 7:42 p.m. Thursday. The street department was aware of the situation, which they said was due to a storm drain collapse, and a crew was on the way to repair it.


- A Hunt Road resident reported at 12:40 p.m. Thursday that someone in a suspicious vehicle had been photographing the home, as well as children and adults who had been playing in the yard. The resident described the vehicle as a maroon Chevy station wagon being driven by a man in his early- to mid-30s.

- David Alan Deville, 50, Greenville, S.C., was arrested for operating a vehicle intoxicated following a traffic stop for marked lanes at 1:48 a.m. Friday.

- A 300 block Georgetown Road resident reported at 4:34 a.m. Friday that someone had been shining a flashlight through his front window. An officer checked the area but was unable to find anyone.


- A South Lundy Avenue woman reported at 12:26 a.m. Thursday that she had been receiving unwanted telephone calls from a woman she knows.

- An officer responded to a Southeast Boulevard home at 2:37 a.m. Thursday where the resident reported her ex-boyfriend had been attempting to enter through the back door, but fled when he was seen. The officer spoke with the suspect at his home and warned him not to return to the complainant's residence.

- An Aetna Street woman reported at 7:01 a.m. Thursday that her son had been riding his skateboard to school when two hispanic men approached him on South Lundy Avenue and attempted to take it. She said her son returned home with the skateboard and she drove him to school. Officers searched the area but were unable to locate the suspects.

- Police are investigating a missing night deposit of $1,101 from a local business at a local bank reported at 9:37 a.m. Thursday.

- An officer responded to the Salem High School at 10:24 a.m. Thursday for a report of a man videotaping the sign at the F.E. Cope Drive entrance. The officer searched the area but was unable to find anything suspicious.

-Drug charges are pending against a Salineville woman following a traffic stop on South Lincoln Avenue Thursday morning. Officers recovered drug paraphernalia from the vehicle of Laura Battaglia, 41, 116 High St., Salineville, during a traffic stop at 11:32 a.m. for speed. Charges are pending lab results. She was cited for no operator's license.

- A West Pershing Street woman reported at 2:20 p.m. Thursday that she observed at a local pawn shop what she believed to be a diamond solitaire ring that had been stolen from her residence approximately nine months earlier.

- Stephen K. Danklef, 69, 360 Springdale St., Salem, was cited for failure to yield from private property after he allegedly pulled from a parking lot in the 1800 block of state Route 14 and struck an eastbound vehicle driven by Robert W. Dripps of Poland at 5:14 p.m. Thursday.

- A Cedar Ridge Drive resident reported at 5:57 p.m. Thursday that the grandmother of her boyfriend's ex-girlfriend had harassed and threatened her during a custody exchange of the boyfriend's child. The complainant also stated that the grandmother's teenage daughter was also present at the exchange and made threats in an attempt to incite a physical altercation.

- A North Lincoln Avenue resident reported at 8:32 p.m. Thursday that she had received harassing text messages from someone who had recently assaulted her.

- Police responded to a reported breaking and entering in the 2200 block of Oak Street at 9:15 p.m. but found the building secure.

- Police responded to a Newgarden Avenue home at 12:05 a.m. Friday where a resident reported the sound of someone pounding on the house. Officers searched the area but were unable to find anything suspicious.

- An Aetna Street woman reported at 9:49 a.m. Friday that she observed at a local pawn shop an Acer tablet she believes to have been stolen from her home within the past month.



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