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September 2, 2013
Salem News


- Officers responded on station at 1:59 p.m. Sunday regarding a custody dispute. Officers located the man and child and the child was returned to the mother without incident.

- A woman reported at 1:30 p.m. Sunday that her son was assaulted at school on the playground, with Reilly Avenue listed as the address of the incident. She said the incident was handled with the school, but the problems have not stopped.

- A woman in the 1000 block of South Lincoln Avenue reported at 1:28 p.m. Sunday that the Salem Rotary Club placed flag poles in yards along South Lincoln Avenue and an unknown person bent the pole placed in her yard. No more damage was found.

- A wallet located in the 1800 block of Cleveland Street was placed in the police lost and found at 12:13 p.m. Sunday.

- Helen Perry, of Fair Avenue, reported at 11:55 a.m. Sunday that someone stole a pillow from her porch furniture. She said it's part of an ongoing problem.

- A woman called from Philadelphia, Pa. at 10:57 a.m. Sunday for a welfare check of an elderly female on Seventh Street. Officers found the elderly female had been removed by her son, who also resides on Seventh Street, who was then contacted and advised to return his mother to her residence as she was not able to take her medication. Officers left after she was returned to get her medication. The case will be sent to the prosecutor's office for review to ensure nothing criminal occurred.

-A man responded to the department at 10:44 a.m. Sunday to report the mother of his 7-year-old son on Prospect Street will not allow him visitation. During an incident on Saturday, in front of police officers, the mother told him to come back Sunday and she would allow him to have his son for the day. He said she changed her mind and wouldn't allow him visitation. He was told to speak with an attorney since its a civil matter.

- Police were called for a active alarm at 10:07 a.m. Sunday at Hearing Aids & Devices on Southeast Boulevard, checked the building and learned the alarm came from Pizza Joe's.

- Police were called at 9:30 a.m. Sunday to check the well-being of a child on East Fourth Street. Both mother and child were fine.

- Police were dispatched at 7:51 a.m. Sunday to Waterworth Memorial Park near a fenced-in area near the playground for a suspicious person. A resident on North Ellsworth Avenue reported a male is always in the area and possibly sleeping in the park? He allegedly approaches people asking for money and food and was seen Sunday with a book bag that he threw into the fenced area. Police found a jacket, a pillow and a blanket. Officers searched the park, restroom and other wooded areas, but didn't find anyone.

- A suspicious vehicle/persons were reported at 4:31 a.m. Sunday in a shared driveway in the 600 block of South Lincoln Avenue and the 500 block of Franklin Street. Two women standing outside a van said they were co-workers and just talking. One of them lived in the 600 block of South Lincoln.

- Gerald Thompson, 33, of Parma, was charged with failure to comply (fleeing), resisting arrest, driving under suspension, passing in a no passing zone and a headlight violation after police initiated a traffic stop at 2:40 a.m. Sunday. An officer on patrol saw a vehicle on South Ellsworth Avenue with one headlight and began to follow, then saw the vehicle fail to signal a left turn onto Columbia Street from South Broadway Avenue. The officer attempted a traffic stop, but the operator allegedly failed to comply and continued south on South Lincoln Avenue while the cruiser had emergency lights and sirens activated. The vehicle did not stop until other officers blocked the road near Southeast Boulevard. The driver didn't comply with commands to exit the vehicle and had to be physically removed, with officers having to use force to secure the handcuffs to the driver resisting.

- Police responded to the 1700 block of Pearce Circle for a suspicious woman knocking on a door at 12:18 a.m. Sunday. She was located in the driveway of a residence and explained she is the caretaker for an elderly female, is staying there and accidentally locked herself out. She did not have a phone and was trying to find somebody with a phone. An officer contacted the elderly female's son, who confirmed the woman's story and said he would respond to let her inside.

- A caller at 12:01 a.m. Sunday reported two women at a residence on South Lundy Avenue throwing things and yelling. They left before police arrived and one person said one of them made threats to harm his vehicle.

- An officer on patrol at 11:02 p.m. Saturday saw a suspicious man sitting in the parking lot of a business in the 1700 block of South Lincoln Avenue . The man said he just got off work and was checking his phone and sat down because he was tired.

- Loud persons were reported at 10:50 p.m. Saturday in the 500 block of East Perry Street where several people were found at the rear of a residence, but no violations were observed.

- Officers located what appeared to be a water leak in the 1100 block of South Lincoln Avenue at 10:04 p.m. Saturday and left a message for the water department.

- An open door was found at a closed business in the 100 block of Continental Drive at 9:01 p.m. Saturday. The interior doors were secure.

- A woman on East Fourth Street reported at 7:54 p.m. Saturday that she was walking her dog down East School Street when a dog from a house in the 400 block came across the street and attempted to attack her dog. She said a female on the porch of the house yelled obscenities at her. An officer spoke to the female who said the dog got loose and the woman yelled at her first and she yelled back. She was told to make sure her dog is secure and not to have any contact with the woman.

- Angel Chamberlain of North Lima reported at 7:36 p.m. Saturday that someone struck her vehicle while she was shopping in Walmart on East State Street.

- Nicholas Noel, of the 900 block of East Third Street, called at 6:23 p.m. Saturday to report tools stolen from a vehicle.

- A woman in the 500 block of Franklin Street reported at 5:20 p.m. Saturday that her neighbor is harassing her and her boyfriend. The neighbor said the boyfriend is harassing him. Both sides were told to stay away from each other.

- Police responded at 4:48 p.m. Saturday to the 1700 block of East Third Street for a medical emergency/drug overdose where fire department personnel were with an unresponsive adult male who was taken to Salem Community Hospital by EMT Ambulance. Officers located drug paraphernalia in the residence, with charges pending.

-A man in the 600 block of Olive Street reported at 3:25 p.m. Saturday that he sold his mother's vehicle to a neighbor with an agreement for a payment method. The neighbor had the car for three months and only made the initial payment, he said. He got the car back and now she is harassing him for her money back. Contact will be attempted with the neighbor, but he was told it's a civil matter.

- Police were called at 3:15 p.m. Saturday to a dispute on East Fifth Street for an ongoing civil matter.

- A juvenile male reported at 2:25 p.m. Saturday that he was robbed of a backpack by force in the 100 block of South Broadway Avenue. Police were unable to find a suspect, with the case to be turned over to a detective.

- Perry Township Police called at 1:49 p.m. Saturday to report an intoxicated man walking on West Wilson Street near Ellsworth Avenue. A city officer found the man highly intoxicated carrying an open 2-liter plastic bottle with an unknown type of alcohol in it. He said he just left a friend and was trying to get home. William Michalak, 26, of 439 S. Broadway Ave., was charged with open container.

- A domestic was reported at 1:27 p.m. Saturday in the 200 block of South Broadway Avenue, but no arrest was warranted. The domestic violence laws were explained. Information will be sent to the prosecutor's office for review.

- A woman in the 1200 block of East Third Street reported at 12:57 p.m. Saturday that she had a problem with her neighbor accusing her of animal cruelty and now the neighbor has been posting on a Facebook animal site accusing them of abusing their dogs. The neighbor was contacted and told to refrain from posting such statements on a social media web site.

- A resident on East Third Street at 10:59 a.m. Saturday reported receiving unwanted calls and messages. The suspect was notified to stop all communications.

- A parking complaint was reported at 10:48 a.m. Saturday in the 1800 block of Cleveland Street where police found a yard sale with several cars along the road with parking violations. The homeowner was advised and people began moving their vehicles to accommodate the neighbors.

- Police were called at 10:12 a.m. Saturday to the 900 block of Prospect Street for a custody dispute.

- Police were called at 9:19 a.m. Saturday for a distraught male in the 600 block of East State Street, but he could not be found.


- An unidentified woman reported her ex-boyfriend's son was peeling tires in her driveway at 224 Quincy Ave. at 1:11 p.m. Saturday.

- A person named Barbara reported criminal mischief of some sort was being inflicted to the building at 103 S. Main St. at 1:48 p.m. Saturday.

- Debbie Lewis of Petersburg reported Saturday someone removed a bench worth $60 and grape-vine angel valued at $15 from a gravesite at Columbiana Cemetery.

- A resident of Stanton Avenue reported his 16-year-old daughter was being unruly at 4:07 p.m. Saturday. Police spoke to the parties, and the daughter decided to return home with her father.

- Robert Patterson reported he was driving behind a reckless motorist in a tan Malibu westbound on state Route 14 at 4:28 p.m. Saturday. The car left the jurisdiction and Washingtonville police were notified.

- Gary Russell, East Park Avenue, reported there was a suspicious vehicle parked in his neighbor's driveway at 6:50 p.m. Saturday, and the police checked it out.

- An underage girl who lives on South Vine Street stopped by the station at 10:47 p.m. Saturday to speak with an officer about a family matter.


- The security alarm went off at the home of Brian Dixon, Sherman Street, at 7:18 a.m. Friday, but the home was found to be secure.

- An officer on patrol stopped by a home on state Route 154 at 9:28 a.m. Friday to warn them to clean up the trash on their property.

- A call was received at 9:29 p.m. Thursday about a possible fight at the high school following the football game. No fight was found, but police remained until the area cleared after the game concluded.



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