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June 30, 2013
Salem News


- A man brought in a wallet at 10:41 a.m. Saturday that was found in the 500 block of East State Street. The owner was contacted to retrieve it.

- Ronald Clingerman of the 500 block of Walnut Street called at 10:07 a.m. Saturday to report a resident cut grass with a weed eater and blew grass all over his vehicle and the road. An officer was attempting to contact the person responsible.

- No citations were issued and no injuries were reported after police were called at 9:19 a.m. Saturday to the 1300 block of Jennings Avenue for a private property two-vehicle accident. The report said a Dodge Ram was parked in a driveway facing west and the driver's two children were in the back seat in safety belts when he placed the vehicle in park and left it running and walked inside the residence. While he and the owner of a Dodge 4x4 were inside, they heard a scraping noise, looked outside and saw the Dodge Ram rolling forward and scraping the left rear of the Dodge 4x4. They found the Dodge Ram was still in park, the report said.

- Police were called to the area of South Lincoln Avenue and Franklin at 8:56 a.m. Saturday for a green Ford being operated in a reckless manner. The vehicle was found and an officer saw it travel through a red light without stopping and initiated a traffic stop on South Lincoln Avenue. The female driver appeared to be having some type of medical problem and she requested medical assistance. Fire department first responders and EMT Ambulance arrived and she was taken to Salem Community Hospital. The officer went to the hospital and gave the driver a warning ticket for the violations and told her he was sending a request to the state to have her tested. The vehicle was parked at a business at Columbia and South Lincoln Avenue.

- Police were called at 8:18 a.m. Saturday to the 1400 block of South Lincoln Avenue for a neighbor dispute. An officer spoke to both parties and resolved the situation.

- Police were called to an open door in the 1000 block of East Fourth Street at 5:11 a.m. Saturday. The interior of the residence was checked and appeared normal, with the door secured before the officer left.

- A caller at 4:04 a.m. Saturday reported suspicious people in a driveway in the 500 block of East Fourth Street, but nobody was found.

- Police responded to the 900 block of North Ellsworth Avenue for a report of an intoxicated man trying to fight a resident at 3:33 a.m. Saturday. The man left, but was found and told not to return to the residence.

-Christopher Smith, 37, of East Pershing Street, reported a hit/skip accident at 2:45 a.m. Saturday at the intersection of Fair Avenue and East Pershing Street. He was westbound on Pershing when a vehicle southbound on Fair Avenue ran through the stop sign, according to him and three witnesses, striking the front passenger side fender of his vehicle and causing disabling damage. The other vehicle fled the scene westbound on East Pershing Street. The operator and type of vehicle were listed as unknown.

- An officer on patrol in the 1000 block of North Ellsworth Avenue saw two people in the parking lot of a business at 1:10 a.m. Saturday and approached them. They said they were trying to pick up a WiFi signal for their phones. They were told to leave.

- An officer spoke to Robert Chester at 12:31 a.m. Saturday in the 200 block of West Wilson Street where he said his vehicle registration and insurance papers were stolen from the glove box of his car while parked on Wilson Street. He said the suspect also crunched up a bag of potato chips and dumped them all over the inside of the car. The officer spoke to a female the vehicle owner believed did it and she denied the allegation.

- An anonymous caller at 12:15 a.m. Saturday reported a man throwing rocks at her residence in the 200 block of West Wilson Street. She hung up without providing more information. An officer spoke with a man in the area who denied throwing the rocks.

- Juveniles were reported running through the parking lot of a business in the 2400 block of East State Street at 10:40 p.m. Friday, but could not be located.

- An anonymous caller at 9:39 p.m. Friday reported a hit/skip accident at Park Avenue and Maple Street, but no vehicles were found. A person in the area said both vehicles fled.

- Police were called at 8:41 p.m. Friday to North Union Avenue and Cleveland Street for a suspicious vehicle. An officer spoke with the owner of the vehicle and did not see any type of suspicious behavior.

- Police were called to Brooklyn and East Pershing Street at 6:53 p.m. Friday for a vehicle being operated in a reckless manner. Officers located the vehicle in question parked in the front yard of a residence in the 300 block of Brooklyn and the driver appeared to be having medical problems. Fire department first responders and an ambulance crew were called and the driver was taken to Salem Community Hospital. The vehicle was towed from the scene.

- William A. Tomlin, 43, of 182 N. Union Ave., was cited for open container and a turn signal violation after a traffic stop when police were called at 6:37 p.m. Friday to the area of North Union Avenue and Cleveland Street for people in a vehicle with open containers.

- Heidi Hostetter, of the 1300 block of East State Street, reported at 5:25 p.m. Friday that persons unknown were throwing items onto the property.

- A fight was reported at 4:15 p.m. Friday in the 500 block of Walnut Street where police determined a dispute occurred between neighbors. They were told their options.

- An anonymous caller at 2:39 p.m. Friday reported a reckless silver-colored possible Ford Taurus being driven backwards at over 30 mph on West Wilson Street and then on state Route 45 near West Perry Street. An officer saw a silver Ford Fusion coming back into the city on Newgarden Avenue, but all appeared fine and there were no violations seen.

- A woman on East State Street reported at 2:23 p.m. Friday that her ex-husband was calling and harassing her even though she told her to stop. She was provided a report number and told to contact her telephone provider.

- Personnel from a business in the 2900 block of East State Street met with an officer at 2:21 p.m. Friday regarding four separate incidents of bad checks from last August through November. They wanted information sent to the prosecutor's officer regarding the bad checks.

- Police assisted Children Services at a Franklin Street residence at 1:26 p.m. Friday while they investigated allegations.


- Someone reported at 1:25 p.m. Saturday a domestic was taking place at a Sherman Street home. Police went to the home and spoke to the residents who had been in a verbal argument, and no physical violence occurred.

- The County Sheriff's office reported at 9:49 a.m. Saturday a woman was at the Lepper Library and wanted to report she was assaulted at the trailer park south of the village.

- Police responded to a burglary alarm at the County Auditor's office at 7:30 a.m. Saturday. No problems were reported.

- A BP Oil employee reported at 11:26 a.m. Friday a man was parked in a no parking zone and the driver was refusing to move the vehicle.



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