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February 27, 2013
Salem News


- A woman on Southeast Boulevard reported at 12:56 p.m. Tuesday that she accepted an order from a company for a weight loss product for a price of $4.95, but when she received her bill, the cost was $89.95. The bank requested that she file a police report.

- A woman in the 500 block of North Ellsworth Avenue reported at 6:31 a.m. Tuesday that she had a verbal dispute with her live-in boyfriend over personal matters. An officer spoke to the boyfriend and he said the dispute was verbal only. No physical marks of violence were seen or reported. The woman voluntarily left prior to officers leaving.

- Officers responded to the 300 block of Hickory Lane for a well-being check requested at 5:43 a.m. Tuesday. Officers located a man who was confused, but spoke to his wife who confirmed everything was fine.

- An anonymous caller at 2:29 a.m. Tuesday reported a domestic in the area of South Broadway Avenue and Franklin Street. Officers made contact with both parties and learned a man had gotten into a fight with his brother, who had already left, leading to an argument between him and his girlfriend. The incident was only verbal and both went their separate ways.

- A suspicious vehicle was reported at 1:26 a.m. Tuesday in the 400 block of Fair Avenue, but officers didn't locate it.

- An alarm was reported at 1:12 a.m. Tuesday at a store in the 2900 block of East State Street. Officers found the exterior secure and accompanied the key holder inside while he checked the alarm system. They cleared without incident.

- A person came to the police station at 11 p.m. Monday and advised an officer of a suspicious object near Consumers Bank at the intersection of Ellsworth Avenue and State Street. The officer checked the area and found an empty gas can. Earlier in the day at 3:55 p.m., officers were told about a gas canister in the road in the 1700 block of East State Street that was spilling out fuel. Officers didn't find anything in the road and found no evidence of spilled gasoline.

- Officers on patrol at 10:49 p.m. Monday saw a suspicious vehicle traveling north in the 1300 block of North Ellsworth Avenue. The vehicle was stopped, the driver identified and the driver was found to be legal. The driver was told to fix the lights on the vehicle.

- Robert W. Price, 30, of 284 N. Lincoln Ave. B, was taken into custody Monday night for an outstanding warrant for failure to appear.

- An officer on patrol in the 1900 block of Southeast Boulevard at 9 p.m. Monday saw a vehicle parked along the street in a designated no parking zone. The vehicle was not registered to a Southeast Boulevard address so the officer wasn't able to have it moved and issued a parking citation.

- An officer responded to East of Chicago Pizza in the 2300 block of East State Street for a report at 7:28 p.m. Monday of items left at the building by two juveniles. Officers recovered the items.

- Police were requested Monday to respond to the 500 block of South Union Avenue to assist Children Services with an interview.

- A man in the 200 block of East Seventh Street reported at 5:10 p.m. Monday that someone known to him had threatened him with a knife. The person had left before police arrived. Officers were asked how to apply for a protection order and presented him with options.

- An officer was called at 5:05 p.m. Monday to the 1800 block of Southeast Boulevard regarding a vehicle parked along the street in a designated no parking zone. The vehicle was not registered to a Southeast Boulevard address and the officer was unable to locate the owner to have it moved, so a parking ticket was issued. The vehicle owner contacted police later to ask why his vehicle had been issued a parking ticket. The officer explained it was recently determined the length of Southeast Boulevard had always been no parking and the city recently had an article published in the newspaper saying that the no parking would be enforced on all of Southeast Boulevard. The vehicle owner said he had been parking there for five years and he never saw a no parking sign or yellow curbs to indicate it was a no parking area. He was told to speak to Lt. Don Beeson or Chief J.T. Panezott with any questions.

- A resident in the 1400 block of Orchard Avenue reported at 4:46 p.m. Monday that he was receiving harassing calls and text messages from a person known to him. Officers spoke to all persons involved and they said they knew not to contact each other.

- A man in the 400 block of East Fifth Street reported at 3:48 p.m. Monday that he was receiving unwanted phone calls from people unknown to him. He was told his options.


- Timothy Wallace, 32, of Lisbon, was cited for assured clear distance after a three-vehicle accident at 6:50 a.m. Tuesday in the 1700 block of South Lincoln Avenue. Wallace was traveling north on South Lincoln Avenue when he allegedly failed to see a stopped vehicle driven by Ronnie Swiger, 59, of Salem, and struck it from behind, forcing the Swiger vehicle to strike the rear of a vehicle driven by Brandon Miller, 22, of Lisbon, who was also stopped in traffic. Miller was transported to Salem Community Hospital.

- Randy Weyand, 21, of 1850 Merle Road, was charged with possession of marijuana and non-operating license plate light after a traffic stop at 9:55 p.m. Monday on West State Street at Georgetown Road. The alleged marijuana was found in the vehicle after police gained consent to search it.

- A resident in the 1100 block of West Perry Street called at Friday night to report a possible aggressive dog running at large in the area. The dog was described as a pit bull-type with brown short hair. Officers checked the area, but did not find the dog.

- A woman in the 1300 block of Highland West called at 7:24 p.m. Friday to report a scam phone call she received. A man with an accent said he was with the Publishing House and claimed they won $85,000 and someone would be at the residence in the morning to deliver the check. She said the caller asked for $300 for when they arrived in the morning. Police told her this was a scam and if anyone shows up to call police.

- Police were called at 6:44 p.m. Friday to the 1700 block of South Lincoln Avenue near Fresh Mark for a large box in the roadway. Officers searched the area and found nothing blocking traffic and no debris in the road.

- A Kensington woman called at 3:04 p.m. Friday to report unknown persons removed a 10 feet by 10 feet by 6 feet dog kennel from their property on state Route 9 sometime between Feb. 19 and Friday afternoon. Tire tracks at the scene showed that a pickup was used to haul away the fencing valued at $200.


- John from the county juvenile court complex reported juveniles were playing basketball in the parking lot at 3:55 p.m. Monday. Police drove by but did not see any juveniles about.

- A caller reported the lights were on at the high school and the alarm was going off at 10:43 p.m. Monday. Police arrived and spoke with a custodian, who said everything was fine.

- Police were called to the area of state Routes 154 and 11 in regard to a natural gas smell at 7:06 p.m. Monday.


- Someone reported at 6:15 a.m. Monday an injured cat was on North Main Street near Huntington Bank. Police checked the area but did not find the cat.

- A repossession company requested police stand by while they gathered some equipment on West Salem Street at 12:35 p.m. Monday.

- Someone reported at 1:30 p.m. Monday a man fell in front of the old Napa store. The man did not want an ambulance.

- Someone reported at 2:38 p.m. Monday a man was walking up and down Pugh Street and appeared suspicious.

- Someone reported at 10:35 p.m. Monday a tan or cream colored older Crown Victoria style car was on Albright Street and after it left about 50 to 60 carpenter nails were found on the road. Police checked the area for the vehicle but did not find it.



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