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January 25, 2013
Salem News


- A woman in the 1100 block of East Third Street called at 10:36 a.m. Thursday to report she and a friend have been getting automated telephone messages from a company called W.N. Physicians. The messages said they had been selected via the Internet for a job application through a job search. Neither of them had applied with this company.

- Officers were dispatched at 8:09 a.m. Thursday to the 100 block of North Ellsworth Avenue after the fire department was contacted for a medical call. It was unknown why a woman called for an ambulance for herself. She declined treatment and left the area.

- Police were called at 7:46 a.m. Thursday to the 1500 block of Salem Parkway West for an attempted theft overnight. Someone had attempted to remove a large block motor from the side of a business, but were unable to load it into a truck. Suggestions were provided on how to better protect the property.

- A disturbance was reported at 6 a.m. Thursday in the 100 block of North Ellsworth Avenue where all parties were separated when police arrived and said there were no further problems and nothing needed from officers.

- An officer on Thursday was able to identify a truck involved in wires coming down in the 600 block of North Ellsworth Avenue two days ago. Lisa Hutter called police at 3:21 p.m. Tuesday to report a semi truck caused wires to be pulled from her residence. She lost her phone and Internet service due to the damage. The wires were moved off of the road. An officer spoke with a company spokesman regarding the truck. The spokesman claimed the semi truck was not at fault and the cable company would have to fix the damage. She claimed the wires must be a minium height of 13 feet 6 inches and their trucks were under that. She did admit the driver got turned around off of his route and was in that area at that time.

- A man from Continental Drive reported at 4:32 a.m. Thursday that while riding his bike in the area of the water tower off of Roosevelt Avenue, he heard a dog barking. Officers checked the area and did not hear any dogs.

- The owner of a tan Chevy Cavalier reported at 11:49 p.m. Wednesday that the passenger side front tire was cut while the vehicle was parked in a drive in the 300 block of Newgarden Avenue. An officer observed a 1-inch cut in the sidewall of the tire.

- Officers responded to the 900 block of East Fifth Street at 5:10 p.m. Wednesday for a report of a vehicle blocking a public alley. Officers located the vehicle and made contact with the owner at a nearby residence, asking that the vehicle be moved.

- An officer assisted with a large funeral procession at 3:10 p.m. Wednesday from a church on Newgarden Avenue over the overpass to avoid the railroad tracks and then to the cemetery.


- Someone reported at 4:40 a.m. Wednesday a suspicious vehicle was at Cobbler's Corner and people were going in and out of the store. Police checked and found the vehicle belonged to the store owner.

- A man reported at 1 p.m. Wednesday someone was following his sister on West Park Avenue.

- A South Middle Street woman reported at 5:32 p.m. Wednesday her vehicle was egged.

- At 6:23 p.m. Wednesday a man turned in a debit card he found at PNC Bank north.

- A South Middle Street man reported at 11:16 p.m. Wednesday someone was walking around his home with a flashlight.


- Ken Woods of the county Mental Health Center called 5 p.m. Wednesday for help looking for a client from Apple Grove apartments, who fled because they were making arrangements to have him transported to a hospital for observation.

- A West High Street woman reported Wednesday being harassed over the phone by her ex-husband.

- A sales clerk at the BP station reported there was a suspicious vehicle parked at the pumps at 10:19 p.m. Wednesday.

- An unknown person reported hearing a possible vehicle alarm in the downtown area at 6:17 a.m. Thursday.



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