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January 3, 2013
Salem News

- A state Route 172, Minerva, woman reported at 11:45 a.m. Wednesday someone had broken into her home for a second time. The living room window was broken, but nothing was missing because nearly everything had already been moved out as they prepare to move.

- Tim Harrison, owner of a tavern on Boardman Street, New Waterford, reported a possible fight at 12:47 a.m. Tuesday. Two men he recognized and their friends came into his bar, barging through the entrance without paying the cover charge. They were warned to pay or leave several times. On the way out, they began to elbow random patrons and a fight started by the time they got outside. Things diffused after about 15 minutes, but the two men returned accusing Harrison of having their keys. They were escorted from the property by some patrons and one of the men fell, hitting his head.

- A Knox School Road, Beloit, woman reported at 5:54 p.m. Tuesday there were suspicious people near the barn and when the people attempted to leave they became stuck in a snow drift in the driveway. One of the people used to stay there. Nothing was missing.

- A state Route 45, Lisbon, woman reported at 6:56 p.m. Monday she was verbally abused by her boyfriend all day and then he threw a bottle at her, striking her in the face before he left for the woods. Deputies could not locate him and she filed a refusal to prosecute form.

- A Salem Alliance Road, Salem, woman reported at 6:09 p.m. Tuesday her boyfriend recently moved out, but he came back that evening and they argued. When he left, he reportedly backed over her trash cans and nearly struck her car. There were ruts in the yard.

- A Brookfield Avenue, Lisbon, woman reported at 8:20 p.m. Tuesday she was at the upstairs apartment for a New Year's Eve party on Monday night, when she heard noises at about 2 a.m. coming from her apartment downstairs. She went down and did not find anything out of place. However, when her son came home he found his video game was missing. She also found money missing from her purse and footprints in the snow outside her window.

- Wes Hull, Lisbon Dungannon Road, Lisbon, reported at 10:08 p.m. Monday there was suspicious activity in the neighbor's driveway. He heard two gunshots and saw a vehicle struck in the driveway. Deputies found Charles Mellott intoxicated and standing at the end of the driveway. A pickup was found with Patrick Post, also intoxicated, sitting in the driver's seat, with a loaded shotgun in the front seat. Deputies took the gun for evidence and had the pickup towed. The owner of the vehicle was notified where she could retrieve her vehicle. Charges are pending.

- A Trinity Church Road, Lisbon, man reported at 7:12 p.m. Monday he believes a man he knows has been entering his home and taking items.

- A Georgetown Damascus Road, Beloit, man reported at 10:28 a.m. Tuesday someone lost control on Lake Road and went into their field, knocking down the fence. Someone came and pulled the person out, but the fence was left damaged and the cows could have gotten out.



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