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October 14, 2013
Salem News


- A man in the 500 block of Walnut Street reported at 1:21 p.m. Sunday that he let a woman borrow his cell phone and now she won't give it back. An officer told her to return the phone, which she did.

- An Ohio trailer plate was found at 1:07 p.m. Sunday and turned over to police to be placed in lost and found if the owner can't be located.

- A woman in the 600 block of Columbia Street called at 12:46 p.m. Sunday to report finding a needle on the sidewalk in front of her home. An officer collected the drug paraphernalia and disposed of it.

- A woman in the 900 block of Prospect Street reported at 10:26 a.m. Sunday that her daughter lives in East Liverpool and filed a report with East Liverpool Police about her ex-boyfriend and harassment. Now the woman says the ex-boyfriend is continuously calling her and her husband and harassing them. While the officer was there, the daughter's ex-boyfriend called both the woman and her husband on their cell phones. The officer spoke to him and told him to have no more contact with them or he could face charges. While the officer was still there, he called the woman's phone again and then texted it. A report will be sent to the prosecutor's office for review of charges.

- Police were called at 10:24 a.m. Sunday about a small child in the 1500 block of East Third Street. Some passing motorists were able to assist in finding the child's home prior to officers arriving. Officers made contact with the father at the residence in the 1400 block of East Third Street and gave him suggestions to help keep the boy inside while they're sleeping.

- The police dispatcher received a hangup call at 6:23 a.m. Sunday from a residential line, possibly in the 900 block of Liberty Street. Officers were unsuccessful in making contact at the residence.

-Loud persons were reported in the 500 block of Franklin at 5:33 a.m. Sunday. Three loud people in a yard were told about the complaint and agreed to go inside. Police had been called to the same area at 5:16 a.m. for loud persons who were found in a yard and told to quiet down.

- A man from Depot Road came to the police station at 5:27 a.m. Sunday to report a male known to him will not give his clothes back. He said some of the clothing is still at the male's house and in the back of his vehicle. An officer contacted the male. Some of the clothing was found at the residence, but the male produced a receipt for some of the property claiming the property belonged to him. The man was told he may have to sue through civil court.

- A suspicious person was reported at 4:42 a.m. Sunday in the 1100 block of East State Street. Two people were found just talking to each other.

- Officers clearing a traffic stop on East State Street in front of Circle K in the 1100 block of East State Street saw a truck pull into the store parking lot early Sunday. There was a man in the bed of the truck who yelled an expletive in the direction of officers. Officers made contact, identified everyone and warned the man for disorderly action.

- Police were called to the 1200 block of North Ellsworth Avenue at 2:53 a.m. Sunday after dispatch received a 911 cell phone call for a fight in progress. No fight was found. The caller was recontacted and said the fight was at a bar on South Broadway Avenue. Police responded and no fight was found in that area.

- Police were called at 2:52 a.m. Sunday to the 100 block of Railroad Street for damage to a vehicle allegedly sustained during an earlier altercation. Police had been called there at 1:47 a.m. for a fight in the parking lot. Most of the people involved had left, but police spoke to a man in a vehicle allegedly involved. He had been injured, but refused to cooperate, declined medical attention and left with a family member. A little over an hour later, someone reported damage to their vehicle. They didn't witness the damage, but were told the damage occurred during the earlier incident, leaving multiple dents and scratches on the vehicle.

- Police responded at 1:17 a.m. Sunday to Hope Cemetery for a report of suspicious persons with flashlights. Officers arrived and found a Salem trolley tour taking place.

- A domestic was reported at 12:31 a.m. Sunday in the 300 block of Fair Avenue where a boyfriend and girlfriend had a verbal altercation. No physical violence occurred. The woman left for the evening.

- Perry Township Police reported seeing a vehicle enter the parking lot of a closed business at 12:24 a.m. Sunday on South Lincoln Avenue. City police checked and could only find company vehicles in the lot.

- Thomas A. Ripley, 19, of 325 N. Howard Ave., was cited for underage consumption after police responded to the 600 block of Franklin Avenue for loud persons and music. Several people were found behind a residence and one of them was under 21 and consuming alcohol. He was taken into custody and released to family members.

- A person was reported down in the 200 block of Ohio Avenue at 9:32 p.m. Saturday. Police found a woman laying on the sidewalk not responding initially. Salem fire department first responders and EMT Ambulance responded. The officer had seen the woman a short time earlier walking along East Pershing Street with no indication of a problem. She woke up and said she lived nearby, suffered from insomnia and had difficulty staying awake. Due to her condition, she was taken to the hospital.

- A clerk at Circle K, 1125 E. State St., reported at 9:18 p.m. Saturday that someone removed the locks off of the outside power boxes.

- A woman from a store in the 2300 block of East State Street in the plaza reported at 8:56 p.m. Saturday that a known male took several shepherd's hooks from outside. The number missing was estimated at 30, valued at $102. They did not realize they were missing until they went to close.

- David Crom, of Stewart Road , reported at 8:12 p.m. Saturday that he discovered a broken window in a building in the 1000 block of Cleveland Street.

- A woman at 8:05 p.m. Saturday reported a third party was supposed to take property to her separated husband, but failed to follow through and now she's unsure where the property is located. She tried to call the third party and he became irate. An officer left a message for the man, whose last known address was in Salem.

- A loud noise was reported in the 600 block of Park Avenue at 7:37 p.m. Saturday, with no disturbance found.

- Police were called to the Broadway Plaza on Second Street at 7:30 p.m. Saturday for an anonymous report of a juvenile, 7 to 9 years old, who appeared to be lost. Officers found the juvenile was just waiting for parents who were picking up a pizza a short distance away.

- A domestic dispute was reported in the 1300 block of East State Street at 6:17 p.m. Saturday. A woman said she and her boyfriend had a verbal dispute. She was taken by ambulance to the hospital for a self-inflicted injury to her hand from throwing things about the residence.

- An anonymous caller at 5:50 p.m. Saturday spoke to police to document an issue with a family member who became accusatory and argumentative and wouldn't leave. The person left before police were called.

- Police were called at 4:56 p.m. Saturday for a smoke investigation in the 600 block of Washington Avenue and found a resident burning wood in a fire pit. They were told the rules and said they used paper just to get the fire started, resulting in the white smoke.

- A fight was reported at 4:49 p.m. Saturday in the 1100 block of East Third Street. A person allegedly threw a bottle of pop at the other person's friend. No one wanted to pursue the matter.


- Cory Miller, Carter Road, New Waterford, was charged with disorderly conduct by intoxication after police were called at 9 p.m. Saturday to a home on East Lincoln Way. The complainant, Amanda Wilson, said Miller had been at the home drinking liquor that belonged to her and others there. Miller was asked to leave, which he did, but later returned, forced his way up the steps and punched a hole in a bathroom door. He left but returned again which led the people to call police.

- Smith Oil reported at 4:30 p.m. Friday a $70 drive-off by a man in a dark blue Chevy 1500 truck. The plate came back to a maroon Chevy 1500 registered to Gary Kosch. Smith Oil employees said the truck was known to drive off without paying when a female was driving. Kosch came to the station and said his neighbor has been borrowing the truck. Kosch did not know how to spell his neighbor's name or have his phone number, and as far as the female goes, did not know who police were referring to. Kosch was told he could be held liable for the charge, and he said he would contact his neighbor.

- John Kinser, 135 S. Market St., reported at 6:22 a.m. Saturday someone broke into his welding truck parked in a lot on West Washington near the EMA. Among the items stolen were welding cable and an oxygen acetylene hand torch.

- The county JFS reported at 11:30 a.m. Saturday a man there to receive aid became upset and threw some items on the floor. The staff feared he would get worse, but he left without further incident. The JFS wanted a report on file.



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