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October 24, 2013
Salem News


- A Circle K clerk reported at 1:27 a.m. Tuesday there was a suspicious vehicle in the parking lot. Police spoke with the driver who said he was cooling off after an argument with his wife.

- Police found marijuana in the locker room at Heartland Christian School at 9:11 a.m. Tuesday.


- A cashier at an East Lincoln Way business reported at 6:26 p.m. Tuesday she received a bill that was possibly counterfeit.

- Police told an Apple Grove man to turn his music down at 9:54 p.m. Tuesday.

- Police found a meter head was missing and one was broken into at the corner of East Washington and Jefferson at 5:12 p.m. Tuesday.

- A woman reported at 9:30 p.m. Oct. 16 that while walking on East Chestnut near McKinley Elementary two men jumped her and pulled a knife. When she went to grab the knife she cut her hand and the men ran away.

- An East Lincoln Way woman reported at 11:10 p.m. Oct. 18 a neighbor was playing loud music. Police warned a resident for loud music.

- Someone reported at 8:30 p.m. Oct. 19 kids were in the road on North Market Street. Police checked the area but did not see kids there.

- At 9:19 p.m. Oct. 19 police went to the fairgrounds entrance for a report that two people had been kicked out of their home. Police spoke with Michael Crux of Akron who said they had been kicked out and had no money for transportation. Police contacted a minister who assisted in getting Crux and the other person a room at the Traveler's Motel for the evening.


- A woman on Columbia Street came to the police station at 7:46 a.m. Wednesday with questions about a parking situation on Penn Avenue at Columbia Street. She parks by the sign post that says no parking here to corner, with her bumper next to the post. On Wednesday, she found a note on her vehicle that said, "if you're going to park like this, expect a problem." She said it appeared a person struck the front of her vehicle. The front license plate was bent a little, but she wanted nothing done. She was told by an officer if anything more happens with the person, have that person speak to him.

- A caller reported a noise complaint at 12:26 a.m. Wednesday in the 200 block of Rose Avenue. Several people were found outside a residence being loud and were told to go inside for the night.

- A reckless driver possibly intoxicated was reported in the 400 block of South Broadway Avenue at 12:06 a.m. Wednesday. The vehicle was found in a parking lot unoccupied.

- A motorist at 11:19 p.m. Tuesday reported seeing a laser beam appear on his dash as he drove through the 1200 to 1300 block of East Third Street. An officer checked the area and made contact at several residences, but didn't locate the source of the light.

- Police were called at 10:55 p.m. Tuesday to the 400 block of Aetna Street to check the well-being of a male resident. He appeared fine, with no medical attention needed.

- An officer on patrol at 10:05 p.m. Tuesday saw an oveturned dumpster in Sugartree Alley near North Lundy Avenue and was able to push it out of the way.

- A dispute was reported in the 400 block of Aetna Street at 9:14 p.m. Tuesday. Police spoke to a boyfriend and girlfriend who had a heated verbal altercation with no physical violence and no injuries observed. The domestic violence laws and criminal consequences were explained.

- A barking dog was reported at 8:48 p.m. Tuesday in the 900 block of Morris Street with nothing heard when police checked the area.

- An officer on patrol at 8:35 p.m. Tuesday saw a vehicle parked in the cul-de-sac on Butcher Road off of Pershing Street and made contact with the occupants. They were told to move to a lighted area in one of the nearby parking lots to talk on the phone.

- A suspicious vehicle was reported in the 800 block of Sharp Avenue at 8:18 p.m. Tuesday in the weeds at the end of the road. The vehicle left before police arrived. This was the second night for a vehicle at that location.

- An officer on patrol in the 1700 block of East State Street at 8:05 p.m. Tuesday saw a moderate-sized buck run southbound into the westbound lane into the path of the cruiser. He was able to stop before striking the deer, but the traffic was heavy and the deer panicked and attempted to turn around, sliding on the road and falling. The officer remained stopped in the westbound lane and the deer was able to get back up and fled toward Cleveland Street. The deer was not struck by any vehicles.

- An unknown noise disturbance was reported at 7:42 p.m. Tuesday in the 2300 block of Southeast Boulevard where a man reported a verbal dispute among two neighbors who reside in a nearby building. An officer spoke with both couples involved and told them to avoid contact with each other.

- A vehicle was towed from the 400 to 500 block of South Broadway Avenue at 6:23 p.m. Tuesday for violating the 48-hour parking limit. Chalk had been placed on the tires on Oct. 18 and when the vehicle was checked again and had not moved, a 48-hour warning had been placed on the windshield. The vehicle had still not been moved Tuesday. A parking ticket was also issued.

- A caller from Lisbon reported a possible dispute at 4:57 p.m. Tuesday in the 300 block of West Fifth Street. A resident said there was no problem and he was the only person home.

- A representative of Salem Community Hospital called at 4:38 p.m. Tuesday on behalf of the hospital regarding an incident involving allegations of an employee making serious threats directed toward several other employees. Several of the threatened employees already made a report with police regarding the situation. The report said the hospital has taken measures to attempt to provide treatment for the suspect employee and due to the seriousness of the situation, termination of the suspect employee may result. The related incident currently under investigation will be reviewed for possible criminal charges.


- A resident in the 300 block of Plymouth Place reported at 3:23 a.m. Wednesday that he heard his garage door opening and went to check it and when he turned on the garage light, he saw two people running from the residence. Some loose change was missing from his vehicle. Police stopped a person found walking on Old Coach Lane who said they had just left a friend's residence on Devonshire and were walking home. They were identified and continued on their way.

- A woman from East 11th Street spoke to an officer at 3 p.m. Tuesday regarding faudulent charges on a bank account.

- Police were called at 1:14 p.m. Tuesday to check the well-being of a man on North Union Avenue whose family was unable to make contact with him. He was contacted and told to call his relatives.



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