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February 8, 2013
Salem News


- The manager of Cigarette World, 2789 E. State St., reported at 10:11 a.m. Thursday that some money was missing for consecutive days from the cash drawer while an employee was working. She tried to contact the employee but she will not return her call. The owner of the business wanted the matter pursued. The case is under investigation.

- A woman in the 200 block of East Fourth Street reported at 7:52 p.m. Wednesday that someone stole a flash drive from her apartment after 6 p.m. on Wednesday.

She confronted several people who visited the apartment around the time the item came up missing and now she's receiving harassing text messages from one of those persons. An officer followed up with the other people and they denied any knowledge of the missing item. One of them was told to stop making calls and sending text messages to the woman and that he's no longer welcome in her apartment.

- Police responded to a business in the 1100 block of East State Street at 7:48 p.m. Wednesday for man on a bicycle who requested an ambulance for an unknown medical problem.

He was being transported to Salem Community Hospital and was concerned that his bicycle might be stolen if left at the business. An officer took the bicycle to the police department for temporary safekeeping.

- A caller at 5:58 p.m. Wednesday reported a young man operating a brown Dodge truck recklessly while entering the city limits, but the vehicle could not be found.

- Police responded at 5:28 p.m. Wednesday to a business in the 500 block of East State Street for a report of a distraught male in possession of a knife. The person turned over a pocket knife and spoke with officers about personal issues.

He was taken to Salem Community Hospital for evaluation and asked an officer to followup with him due to concerns for his personal safety.

-A neighbor dispute was reported at 4:40 p.m. Wednesday in the 1100 block of North Ellsworth Avenue where a man wanted to know the ordinances regarding barking dogs and noise, saying his neighbor has issues with his dogs barking and he wanted to make sure he was not violating any ordinance.

The ordinances were explained and he wanted the incident documented in case of a future incident with the neighbor.


- Police were asked Wednesday to serve an arrest warrant on Christine Tice, North Market Street, who was wanted in Harrison County. Tice was taken into custody and transferred to the county jail.

- A sheriff's deputy asked an officer to accompany him to serve an arrest warrant at a West Chestnut Street residence at 11 a.m. Wednesday. The person was not found there.

- A clerk at Smith Oil reported someone in a white vehicle left without paying for $25 in gas at 11:19 a.m. Wednesday. The motorist returned and paid his bill.

- Shawn Haines, East Chestnut Street, called at 1:37 p.m. Wednesday wanting an officer to come to the house because he was having an argument with his girlfriend and her mother.

The parties were advised to try to get along until they are able to move out. Haines called back the next morning to say he woke up to find his girlfriend's mother taking photographs and videos of him in his underwear.

The mother said she was doing this to document what slobs they are, but the officer told her she should have waited until he was dressed.

- Tracey Chestnut reported Wednesday a parent yelled at her daughter outside the high school, and the principal had to intervene.

The person doing the yelling was the mother of Chestnut's daughter's classmate, and Chestnut wanted to know if she could file charges. She was told to call back if any threats are made.

- Angel Fox called at 7:43 p.m. Wednesday to report there was a male walking down the middle of Maple Street.

- Charlene, the desk clerk at the Days Inn, called at 2:19 a.m. Thursday seeking assistance after the door closed behind her after she took out the trash, locking herself out.



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