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December 27, 2012
Salem News


- Lucille Rohrer, 56, of Chestnut Street, Leetonia, reported at 10:13 a.m. Wednesday that she was exiting the Walmart parking lot at Cunningham Road and stopped for the stop sign when a black Chrysler Sebring northbound on Cunningham attempted to turn right into the Walmart lot, slid on the ice and slid into her Subaru. The driver of the Sebring continued into the parking lot and left the scene.

- Police were called at 10:06 a.m. Wednesday to Marc's, 2487 E. State St., where a woman fell in the parking lot after getting out of her car and slipping on the snow. She struck her head on the pavement, resulting in a laceration. Fire Department first responders and EMT Ambulance responded to the scene and the woman was taken to Salem Community Hospital for treatment.

- An officer saw three people walking north on Westview Drive, just north of Sunset Drive, at 4:04 a.m. Wednesday. They said they were just out for a walk and were walking to a residence on East Fourth Street. The officer questioned them about their direction of travel, since their destination was south. They said they were lost. They were identified and given directions.

- Police were called to a domestic at 12:39 a.m. Wednesday in the 300 block of West Seventh Street where a woman said her estranged husband was intoxicated and began to argue with her, calling her vulgar names. He left in her only vehicle and she wanted it returned. She was told he has a right to use the vehicle since they're still married. She and witnesses reported no physical violence or assault.

- An officer investigating a noise complaint at an upstairs apartment in the 100 block of West Pershing Street noticed a suspicious odor at 10:30 p.m. Tuesday which smelled like rotten meat. The tenant of another apartment also complained about the odor. There was no answer at the apartment in question where the smell was originating, but an officer reached a family member of the tenant who said the tenant was okay. The family member was told about the odor issue, possibly coming from garbage needing to be taken out. For the noise complaint, the tenant was told to keep the music down.

- A water line break was reported at 9:05 p.m. Tuesday in the 1500 block of Southeast Boulevard.

- Police responded to East 10th Street and North Lincoln Avenue after receiving a report at 8:58 p.m. Tuesday for a juvenile reportedly waiting to speak to police regarding a person with a knife. The juvenile's father then called and said it was a misunderstanding and a practical joke, with the juvenile thinking there was a knife when it was really a wooden spoon.

- Police received calls at 8:01 p.m. Tuesday for possible gunshots in the 1200 block of East Sixth Street when residents reported three loud bangs believed to have been east of Hawley Avenue. Officers patrolled the area, but did not hear any disturbances and found no evidence of gun fire.

- A domestic was reported at 6:18 p.m. Tuesday in the 1100 block of East Ninth Street where a man found his adult son at home that he had served with a preliminary eviction notice several months ago. He asked him to leave and he refused and when he attempted to call police, his son allegedly grabbed him from behind and put him in a chokehold. He was able to break free and his son left. He didn't want to pursue charges.


- A man reported at 9:39 a.m. Wednesday someone stole four batteries from two different loaders at Sand and Gravel on state Route 154.



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