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May 20, 2013
Salem News


- David J. Murphy, 22, of 3754 Westville Lake Road, Beloit, was charged with disorderly conduct persisting, resisting arrest and assault of a police officer after an incident early Sunday morning resulted in injury to one officer. Police on patrol at 1:25 a.m. Sunday saw a man him lying face down on the ground in the 100 block of Railroad Street and made contact. When the man later identified as Murphy stood up, he allegedly began using vulgar language toward officers and employees of the establishment on Railroad Street. He was initially charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest when he began to fight with officers on scene. He began cursing at officers again while being escorted into the police station, turned and head-butted Patrolman Brandon Smith, causing injury to Smith's forehead. Smith was treated and released at Salem Community Hospital. Murphy was also taken to the emergency department after requesting an ambulance, was treated and released, then taken to the Columbiana County jail.

- Police responded to the area of Rose Avenue and East Third Street after receiving a report of people yelling and cursing while walking at 1:07 a.m. Sunday. They were not found, but officers spoke to people on Rose Avenue who were outside playing cornhole and playing music loud and told them to turn the music down.

- Robert A. Risden, 22, of 220 Slater Road, was charged with operating a vehicle under the influence and left of center after a traffic stop at 12:59 a.m. Sunday on Sharp Avenue at Prospect.

- A vehicle owned by Vicky Steves, of the 600 block of South Union Avenue, was reported struck by an unknown vehicle while parked in front of the residence, causing damage. The incident was reported at 12:58 a.m. Sunday.

- Loud music was reported on Vine Avenue at Sixth Street at 12:51 a.m. Sunday, with people told to keep the noise down.

- An intoxicated person was reported walking in the street on North Union Avenue at 11th Street at 12:50 a.m. Sunday, but was not found.

- An officer on patrol at 12:23 a.m. Sunday saw a vehicle parked in a no parking zone on East Third Street. The vehicle was moved.

- A reckless white minivan was reported at 12:03 a.m. Sunday on North Union Avenue near East Third Street and Cleveland Street, but was not found.

- Police were called at 11:54 p.m. Saturday to check the welfare of a Merle Road resident, but her parents said she was at work. Officers checked on her at her workplace and all appeared fine.

- Loud persons were reported at 11:38 p.m. Saturday at Centennial Park, but were not found.

- Fireworks were reported at 11:23 p.m. Saturday in the area of Aetna Street and South Lundy Avenue. Officers found a cookout, but the people there said they heard the fireworks somewhere south of their location. Nobody there was shooting them off.

- Police were called at 11:03 p.m. Saturday to assist the fire department at an East Sixth Street property where they were extinguishing an illegal cookout fire. Several people had become disorderly about the situation. The laws were explained to them.

- Loud music was reported at 10:57 p.m. Saturday in the 900 block of Prospect Street. The residents were turning it off.

- Loud persons were reported at 10:27 p.m. Saturday in the 800 block of Sixth Street. Police found a group of people who said they had been talking loudly. They apologized.

- Police were called at 10:02 p.m. Saturday to Centennial Park where a man said two other males threatened to beat him up and chased him for a few seconds before taking off. The two males were found later and told to stay away from him. They denied any threats were made.

- A maroon vehicle being operated recklessly was reported at 9:58 p.m. Saturday at Vine Street and East Sixth Street, but was not found.

- Loud music was reported at 9:11 p.m. Saturday on Jennings Avenue, with none found.

- Police responded to the 900 block of Homewood Avenue at 7:30 p.m. Saturday for a civil matter over an eviction. All were told their options.

- A domestic was reported at 6:41 p.m. Saturday in the 300 block of East Fourth Street where a mother and adult son were having a verbal dispute over his choice of friends. The mother and one of the friends also argued. All were told to separate for the night.

- A person came to the police station at 5:47 p.m. Saturday about possible child abuse occurring in the city. She was told her options.

-Dogs were reported running through the neighborhood in the 600 block of Washington Avenue at 5:55 p.m. Saturday. A woman said the children did not close the door and the dogs got out. The dogs returned home and were secured.

- A parent came to the police station at 3:46 p.m. Saturday to report her 11-year-old son was being unruly and kept leaving and returning to the residence, then left again. He was located and returned to the mother at 5:21 p.m. Saturday.

- A suspicious person was reported at 3:40 p.m. Saturday in the Salem High School parking lot. Police learned a man had been practicing his motorcycle maneuverability.

- A resident on Monroe Street reported at 2:16 p.m. Saturday that someone entered his open shared garage and removed a tool box containing tools he was using to work on his vehicle. He had gone inside the residence for only a few minutes. The tool box contained some unusual tools and some of his father's tools that were given to him. The tool box measured 12 inches by 18 inches and weighed 40 to 50 pounds.

- An officer responded to the area of South Lincoln Avenue Saturday afternoon for an alleged reckless driver and found a brown pickup and initiated a traffic stop. The driver said he was coming home and may have drifted off. He continued home from there and was fine.

- A manager at a facility at 1985 E. Pershing St. requested a man removed at 3:20 p.m. Saturday after he allegedly caused a situation with other residents while visiting a relative. He told police he was called by the relative advising there was a problem while the relative said he called and heard one of the residents talking nasty to her so he came to see what the problem was. She said she tried to calm him down but he was upset. The manager had told him to contact her and not make a scene in front of other residents. He was told his options and became upset, being told to leave or be arrested. He allegedly became irritated and left.

- Ozro Conrad, 67, of Carey Road, was cited for right-of-way at intersection after his vehicle collided with another vehicle driven by Jason Conn, 41, of Stewart Road, who was traveling north through the intersection on South Ellsworth Avenue at Pershing Street at 10:15 a.m. Saturday. Conrad was turning left from West Pershing Street to travel north on Ellsworth when the collision occurred, breaking the driver side window and damaging the left side of the Conn vehicle. Conrad's vehicle sustained minor damage to the front right area. There were no injuries.


- Police received a call of a person riding a dirt bike on the road in the area of South Lincoln and Maple Street for 20 minutes Sunday afternoon.

- Brandi Gregg called to complain that she had paid for rental of a pavilion at Willow Grove Park but another party was using it, even though she had her receipt showing payment. She said the other people would not leave, saying they weren't aware rent had to be paid. Gregg called police back 15 minutes later to say the party was leaving and police were not needed.

- The sheriff's department transferred a call about people fighting at the veterinarian clinic on Race Road, with a man and woman both heard screaming. Officers checked the area but found no one.

- Katheryn Williamson, Pendleton Street, reported Saturday the neighbors ran over her shrubs, damaging them. Officers responded and determined that one shrub had been damaged.

- Several residents of West Lincoln Way reported Saturday that their homes had been broken into and items taken: Robert Davis, Playstation steering wheel and pedals and a number of DVDs; Chris Sumrall, Xbox, games, DVDs and 42-inch television; Stacey Lynn, West Lincoln Way, Xbox and a number of games; and Casey Reynolds, Xbox, Wii, iPod and dock station.

- Amanda Dawson, no address listed, reported receiving a text message at 3:19 a.m. Saturday she construed as threatening from Ricki Rue, whom she said has been threatening her. Rue said she did send the message but there was no threat intended and she was inviting Dawson to join her and other people at Yellow Creek. She was advised to stop contacting Dawson or face charges, but Rue said Dawson has been harassing her. They were both advised to have no contact with each other.

- On patrol, an officer discovered an open man door on a barn at the fairgrounds. Nothing appeared to have been taken from items on display for an upcoming auction, and the officer secured the door.

- A Circle K clerk reported Saturday a woman attempted to use a credit card for several items but the card was declined, coming back as lost or stolen. The woman refused to give the card to the clerk and walked out, leaving the items she intended to purchase. The manager will review transactions to see if the card's number is in the system.

- Dirk Deckart of Utah, who is currently staying with a family on Logtown Road, was riding a bicycle down Market Street at 1:10 a.m. Saturday when he struck the curb. The bicycle flipped over, landing 30 feet away on the sidewalk in front of the police station. Deckart sustained visible injuries to his arm and head. He was intoxicated and officers were uncertain whether his confusion was from alcohol or a head injury so an ambulance was called and he was transported to the hospital. His bicycle was placed in the police department garage for safe keeping, and charges are pending.

- Raphio Carnalo, Apple Grove Apartments, reported a man he knows threatening him. Officers could not locate the other man and advised Carnalo to call them if he returned.

- Jay Farrow, address not listed, reported being harassed by a man he knows. Officers spoke to the other man and advised him to stay away from Farrow.

- A motion alarm sounded at the Lisbon Historical Society's barn on East Washington Street Friday afternoon, and key holders were called to no avail.



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