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September 9, 2013
Salem News


- Matthew L. Simpson, 53, Gillette, Wyo., was cited for assured clear distance ahead following a two-vehicle crash in the 800 block of South Ellsworth Avenue at 2:54 p.m. Saturday in which he was southbound and allegedly failed to stop for traffic, striking the rear of a semi driven by Sean D. Walker, 43, Englewood, Ohio, who had slowed for the railroad crossing. No injuries were reported.

- An officer responded to a Washington Avenue home at 4:54 p.m. Saturday where a woman reported her juvenile son had left in defiance of orders at 10 a.m. that day and had not returned or checked in. The son was found at a family member's home and returned to his parents.

- Police responded to a South Lundy Avenue parking lot at 5:13 p.m. Saturday for a suspicious person concealing something inside his shirt. The officer was familiar with the man, a local resident, who was carrying his smoking tobacco inside his shirt.

- Officers responded to a Homewood Avenue home at 6:30 p.m. Saturday where a resident reported he had property stolen from a friend's house.

- Officers responded to a domestic dispute in the 1000 block of North Lincoln Avenue at 7:09 p.m. Saturday and found a heated verbal argument between a mother and daughter. The daughter was transported to the Salem Community Hospital for evaluation due to threatening to harm herself.

- Police responded to a domestic dispute in the 1100 block of East Third Street at 9:45 p.m. Saturday. The individuals involved were told to stay away from each other.

- Officers responded to the 200 block of West 10th Street at 10:12 p.m. Saturday to check yards and vehicles after a resident reported hearing yelling outside the home. The officers were unable to find a problem, and a neighbor said a small nearby party was holding a scavenger hunt, the possible origin of the noise.

- A Washington Avenue resident reported at 12:39 a.m. Sunday that her ex-boyfriend had been making threats toward her and that while she was at work he had made threats of harm toward their children.

- Officers responded to a fight at a Railroad Street bar at 1:47 a.m. Sunday, but none of the individuals wished to pursue the matter. Officers returned at 2:07 a.m. for another fight, at which time the owner said he was closing for the night.

- An officer responded to a West Sixth Street home at 4:42 a.m. Sunday where the resident reported to people who appeared to be naked were in his pool and fled when confronted. The officer searched the area with a Perry Township officer, but they were unable to find the suspects.

- Police responded to an East 15th Street home at 8:22 a.m. Sunday where a resident reported someone overnight had egged her home and vehicle.

- Officers responded to the area of Franklin and Aetna streets at 8:47 a.m. Sunday for a disruptive man using profanities, but were unable to find anyone.

- Officers responded to a Franklin Street home at 9:52 a.m. Sunday where the resident reported being harassed by a neighbor.

- Police responded to Waterworth Memorial Park at 10:36 a.m. Sunday for a report of a man sitting in a white van since approximately 8:30 a.m. that day. The driver was found to have a suspended driver's license and said he was waiting for a friend to drive the van away at 1 p.m.

- An Ohio Avenue resident reported at 1:46 p.m. Sunday that someone had stolen a small lawn cart from the rear of his property and that he had recently seen children on Franklin Avenue playing with a similar one. The children said that a friend had given it to them. The cart was returned to the owner.

- Police responded to a South Lincoln Avenue business at 2:06 p.m. Sunday for a report of a vehicle that had struck the building while going through the drive through. An officer contacted the vehicle owner who responded to the station with the driver and passenger (her son) to completed a report.



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