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January 22, 2013
Salem News


- A?man in the 500 block of Fair Avenue reported early Monday that an unknown person broke into his garage and stole three dirt bikes.

- Police charged a 17-year-old boy and a 16-year-old girl with unruly charges for violating curfew after a traffic stop at 2:02 a.m. Monday in the 100 block of South Ellsworth Avenue. An officer noticed the brake lights did not activate on a vehicle and conducted the traffic stop, learning the boy and his father were having trouble with the brake switch. Both juveniles were released to their parents, with the case to be reviewed by the juvenile division.

- Police were called at 11:16 p.m. Sunday to the 400 block of South Ellsworth Avenue for a suspicious person who appeared to be breaking into a vehicle. Upon arrival, an officer learned the person locked his keys in the vehicle and was attempting entry. He was calling a family member to bring an extra set of keys.

- A domestic dispute was reported at 11:09 p.m. Sunday in the 300 block of South Lundy Avenue where two parties were involved in a verbal dispute over the living situation. The female moved out.

- A man from the 500 block of Continental Drive came to the police station at 10:31 p.m. Sunday to report a person made a threatening statement to him while in the 400 block of South Broadway Avenue. An officer made contact with the person who said the man was causing the problem. Both sides were told to cease contact.

- A resident in the 300 block of North Ellsworth Avenue called at 9:25 p.m. Sunday to request removal of a known person who was causing a disturbance, saying he wanted him removed from his residence. The person voluntarily left.

- Police checked a location for a vehicle involved in a hit/skip after receiving a request from Liberty Township Police at 5:44 p.m. Sunday regarding a hit/skip in their jurisdiction. The vehicle was located while police were on another complaint on North Ellsworth Avenue and provided Liberty Township Police with all the requested information.

- Police responded to an alarm drop at 5:06 p.m. Sunday in the 800 block of South Lincoln Avenue and found the exterior of the residence secure. The homeowner arrived, the interior was checked and all appeared okay.

- A warning card was left on a black Pontiac Sunbird that was parked too close to a driveway in the 100 block of East Third Street at 3:10 p.m. Sunday.

- Police were called to the 200 block of South Lincoln Avenue at 12:42 p.m. Sunday after receiving a 911 call of an assault that occurred in the 500 block of Walnut Street. The complainant had walked to the location on Lincoln to use the telephone to contact police. She was taken to the police station for an investigation and then transported by KLG to Salem Community Hospital for evaluation.

- A domestic was reported in the 300 block of West Fifth Street at 12:23 p.m. Sunday when both parties were in a verbal dispute over personal issues. Both parties decided to stay in the residence and were advised of the domestic violence laws.

- A woman came to the police station at 11:51 a.m. Sunday to turn in a computer found in the 200 block of South Broadway. The computer was placed in the lost and found.

- Jarred Knepper, 29, of 13233 Benton Road, was cited for reasonable control, driving under suspension and leaving the scene of an accident Sunday morning after police were contacted at 9:19 a.m. Sunday regarding a hit/skip. Kevin Cheney, of East Pershing Street, reported hearing a loud crash around 10:40 p.m. Saturday, not seeing anything out the window and then discovering Sunday morning that someone had struck his parked vehicle in the street. Police found the suspect vehicle in a driveway on Woodland Avenue and impounded it.


- A woman reported at 12:19 a.m. Sunday that she stopped at the Post Office to check her Post Office box and a man was in the lobby whom she wasn't sure was safe to be around. Police told the man to move along.

- Someone reported at 1:42 p.m. Sunday a man in a wheelchair in the Sparkle parking lot was holding a sign that said "Have a family of 4, need food." Police gave the man contact information for county assistance agencies and he agreed to stop panhandling.

- Police told some kids to stop playing on dumpsters near the elementary school at 4:11 p.m. Sunday.

- A woman reported at 8:10 p.m. Sunday she was in a verbal dispute with her mother on North Elm Street.

- Someone reported at 10 p.m. Sunday about six cars were egged during services at the Apostolic House of Faith on West Friend Street.

- A man reported at 10:16 p.m. Sunday his 2012 Ford Fusion was egged while parked on James Street.

- A Seventh Street woman reported at 8:22 a.m. Saturday her home was egged during the night.

- A Union Street woman reported at 11 a.m. Saturday her car was vandalized during the night.

- Several people reported at 5 p.m. Saturday a child in only a diaper was in the middle of Union Street. Police found the child's mother and spoke with her about the incident.

- Police removed wooden pallets from state Route 14 near United Rentals at 8:24 p.m. Saturday after several people reported they were in the road.

- Police found a dog in the road at the Friend and James Street intersection at 9:30 p.m. Saturday and took it back to its owner.


- A state Route 558 resident reported Friday several unauthorized charges were made on her debit card by an unknown person.


- A resident on Garfield Avenue requested information at 6:22 p.m. Sunday on dealing with a family relative who continued texting them after being told to stop due to being charged for the texts on their phone bill. The person was given options on handling the situation since they did not want to file charges against the person.

- An officer spoke with a parent regarding a child custody issue at 5:55 p.m. Sunday after the other parent entered his residence without permission, took the child and left, claiming there were previous problems over the same issue. The incident was documented and the parent was told to contact his attorney due to the visitation issues. Information will be sent to the prosecutor's office regarding the trespass issue.

- Police were called at 12:12 p.m. Sunday to the area of Countryside Drive, Beechwood Road and Allen Road for a report of lost keys. A woman said when their vehicle was started in the morning, they put a lanyard with a large key ring full of keys on the roof of the vehicle, forgot them and drove to work. Police checked the area where they traveled and could not find the keys.



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