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June 7, 2013
Salem News


- A man on Hartley Road came to the police station at 3:25 p.m. Thursday for assistance regarding a property matter. He said he met a woman at a local establishment on May 3 who had some items at his residence and had borrowed some dresses to try on and then left them at a Salem city residence. He wanted the dresses back. He was told it's a civil matter.

- A woman on Superior Avenue came to the police station at 2:51 p.m. Thursday regarding a phone harassment, saying she has a protection order and was waiting for the suspect to be served. She was told to contact police if it continues.

- A man on West Fifth Street contacted police at 1:54 p.m. Thursday to report harassing calls and text messages. All parties were told to have no further contact if they can't get along.

- A woman on Benton Road reported at 1:10 p.m. Thursday that on May 22, she used her debit card at the Shell station and bought $27.05 worth of gasoline. When she received her statement, she found a charge for $41.40 made at the same station on the same day. She had used her pin number when she made her purchase, but the pin number was not used for the other transaction.

- A domestic was reported at 11:49 a.m. Thursday on Fair Avenue where both parties said they had a loud argument and slammed the door twice. There was no sign of violence or injury to either party.

- Scott Spack, 54, of 766 Arch St., was charged with criminal mischief for throwing dog feces on a vehicle at a neighbor's residence after police were called to the 700 block at 11:37 a.m. Thursday. While there, police were told about an assault that also occurred. They were investigating.

- A woman on Jefferson Avenue reported Thursday that her bank account was accessed without her authorization by an overseas person or company. There were international fees attached to a withdrawal of $182.97, with a fee of $1.83 on Thursday.

- Vandalism was reported in the 1100 block of East 15th Street at 8:41 a.m. Thursday.

-An anonymous caller reported at 6:35 a.m. Thursday that she heard a dog yelping for the past three days in the area of Vine Avenue and East Third Street. An officer responded and heard nothing and she told him she could no longer hear the dog.

- A woman in the 100 block of West Fourth Street reported at 2:26 a.m. Thursday that an unknown person shattered the glass section of her rear entry door. Officers saw a large piece of cement on the interior side of the door.

- Officers were dispatched to the 1100 block of East State Street at 10 p.m. Wednesday in reference to a suspicious person knocking on a woman's door. Nobody was found around the house, but two people were found in the parking lot next door. They said they were trying to contact a person at a residence. They were told they were not wanted there.

- A woman on North Lincoln Avenue reported at 9:31 p.m. Wednesday that a male and female in a silver Aztec took her cell phone after she accidentally left the phone on top of a pump at a gas station in the 2800 block of East State Street. Store video shows the male taking the phone and handing it to the female passenger and then leaving.

- Police responded to a neighbor dispute at 7:53 p.m. Wednesday in the 1400 block of South Lincoln Avenue where two people were in a verbal dispute over a woman's dog coming near the rear of an apartment. The woman said the person in the apartment yelled at her about the animal while she was watering plants at the rear of the apartment. The person in the apartment confirmed the verbal dispute over the animal coming close to her plants. They were told to stay away from each other and both were told to contact the apartment manager for issues at the complex.

- A man in the 800 block of East Third Street came to the police station at 7:52 p.m. Wednesday regarding harassing messages on Facebook, saying the husband of a co-worker was sending the messages due to a comment he made on Facebook. He was told his options.

- A caller at 6:35 p.m. Wednesday reported a vehicle being driven erratically in the 1200 block of East Third Street. No violations were seen by officers.

- Sarah N. Jackson, 22, and Catherine M. Cameron, 28, whose addresses were listed as 975 E. Third St., were each charged with theft after police were called to Dollar General in the Salem Plaza on East State Street at 5:39 p.m. Wednesday for a shoplifting call. The report said a store employee saw a woman placing items in her purse and then leaving without paying. Officers found the stolen property on another woman's person who was with the person who was caught stealing.

- A man on Carole Drive reported at 2:57 p.m. Wednesday that he was having issues with his son and believed he found drug paraphernalia in his room. A check of the substance revealed it was not what he suspected.

- An officer responded at 1:37 p.m. Wednesday to a business in the 300 block of South Ellsworth Avenue where a man reported when female workers come outside on the street for their break, they can hear a male across the street make rude and obnoxious comments about them. He is also out there with little clothing on doing chin-ups and push-ups and the man claimed the male was on the Sheriff's Office sexual offenders list. He was told his options.

- Police were called at 1:06 p.m. Wednesday to the 100 block of North Union Avenue where a married couple was having a loud argument over some allegations heard by one of them against the other. There was no violence or signs of other problems.

- An officer at Salem Community Hospital at 12:19 p.m. Wednesday saw an incident involving a mentally disturbed pateint and called for another officer to respond. The patient was very vocal and using profanities. An officer arrived and found hospital security was there.

- A woman in the 300 block of Penn Avenue reported at 11:34 a.m. Wednesday that on May 30, someone tampered with two window air conditioners at apartments on Penn Avenue. They were told to call police if anything should happen again.

- A resident in the 900 block of South Lundy Avenue called police at 10:11 a.m. Wednesday to complain about a pickup parked on the street in front of his house, saying the street sweeper could not clean up to the curb. A 48-hour notice was left on the vehicle to have it moved and a short while later, another resident called irate about the notice left on his mother's vehicle. He was told to just move the truck within 48 hours to avoid a parking ticket. He was highly irate and rude and threatening the officer with charges if he returned to his property even though he called him there. The officer left after a barrage of insults about the department.

- The owner of Mosblack Hobby Shop on East State Street reported at 9:33 a.m. Wednesday that he received a bad check from a man in New York state who purchased a train over the Internet. The check returned for no account and he was told he would probably have to file a report with the New York authorities.

- Ellen Martin of North Benton reported at 8:56 a.m. Wednesday that she had been shopping at Tractor Supply on State Street Tuesday afternoon, used a cart and her purse was left in the cart. She went back to the business and no one had turned in the purse. She and her sister checked trash cans in the area and found nothing.

- Police responded to the Reilly School parking lot at 7:10 a.m. Wednesday for a loose black lab dog laying down in the lot. The owner was contacted and responded to pick up the dog.


- An officer on patrol came across an open door at the high school at 1:36 a.m. Wednesday. The officer checked the building and it was found secure.

- Notices about high weeds were sent Wednesday to Troy Smith, Pearl Street; SRB Servicing, West Salem Street; and David Coie, Springfield Road and state Route 14.

- A resident of Edgewood Court complained Wednesday about his neighbor's dog running loose.


- Frank A. Long, 38, of Alexandria, Va., was cited for OVI, possessing drug paraphernalia and driving on the sidewalk after an officer saw him driving on the sidewalk on South Market Street at 11:46 p.m. Wednesday.

- A woman asked for an officer to accompany her to a home on South Lincoln Avenue at 7 p.m. Wednesday to retrieve her 17-year-old daughter, who is under house arrest through Mahoning County.

- A woman reported seeing a 1-year-old child in a pickup but not in a car seat at the Valley View convenience store at 6:32 p.m. Wednesday.

- Police were called to a residence on North Beaver Street at 4:16 p.m. Wednesday after a woman said the person who lives there was sending out text messages indicating she intended to harm herself.

- A worker at HMF Recycling reported a woman had just driven away from the business at noon Wednesday and she was barely able to stand. The suspected drunk driver left in a gold Dodge four-door vehicle and reportedly lives in Wellsville.

- Cemetery workers reported at 9:54 a.m. Thursday having problems with a male who would not leave. The man is believed to be bipolar, and the cemetery has had problems with him before.



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