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October 25, 2013
Salem News


- A fight was reported at 1:57 a.m. Thursday in the 500 block of South Broadway Avenue, but was not found.

- An intoxicated driver was reported at 12:50 a.m. Thursday at Circle K East, 1125 E. State St. An officer responded and found a female entering a vehicle matching the given description. She was given a ride home.

- An open door was reported on a vehicle in the 400 block of East Sixth Street at 12:32 a.m. Thursday, with no occupant found. The owner was contacted and said the door was left open by accident. Nothing appeared to be missing.

- Police responded to West Wilson Street at 9:54 p.m. Wednesday for a vehicle parked with the left side to the curb with the hazard lights activated. The owner was located and said he intended only a brief stop at a relative's home, but ended up staying longer. The vehicle was moved.

- Police were called at 8 p.m. Wednesday to Newgarden Avenue and Arch Street for a possible reckless operator. The vehicle was found unoccupied on Arch Street.

- A caller from Salem Community Hospital at 7:25 p.m. Wednesday reported a suspicious/possible disoriented person in a plaid shirt and gray pants walking east on East State Street. Police were unable to locate the person.

- An abandoned vehicle was reported at 6:59 p.m. Wednesday in the area of Penn Avenue and Walnut Street. The vehicle was located on an empty lot at the rear of the owner's residence. The owner said the vehicle was being towed in the morning.

- An employee of Smith Oil on East State Street reported at 5:45 p.m. Wednesday that a male driving an older model red pickup left without paying for $31 worth of gasoline.

- Angela Leek, of Beloit, reported at 5:07 p.m. Wednesday that on Saturday between 1 and 3 p.m., someone scratched the driver side door of her vehicle with a sharp object while it was parked in the Giant Eagle lot in the 2400 block of East State Street.

- A female juvenile from Summit Street reported at 4:39 p.m. Wednesday that two known female juveniles showed up at her residence wanting to fight her. She said this is an ongoing problem. While an officer was speaking with her, the juveniles returned and they were told about the complaint and the consequences of their actions.

- No citation was issued after a vehicle driven by Peter Lynch, 52, of Summit Street, struck the passenger side rear bumper of a vehicle driven by Susan Bartholomew, 56, of East Perry Street, who was stopped northbound on South Lincoln waiting to turn west onto Euclid Street at 3:55 p.m. Wednesday. Lynch told police his foot slipped off the brake and pressed the accelerator. He attempted to swerve to miss the other vehicle and struck the bumper. Bartholomew declined any medical assistance for injuries but said she intended to drive herself to the hospital to be checked.

- Police were advised by Children Services at 3:48 p.m. Wednesday of an alleged sex offense involving a minor child and an adult male. The incident is under investigation.

- A Summit Street resident reported at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday that he stopped for the stop sign on Butcher Road at Cunningham Road and was struck from behind by another vehicle. He exchanged information with the other driver, who he said was from Rogers, and he wondered if he needed to fill out a report. He was told that's up to his insurance company and to come back if he wants to fill one out.

- An anonymous person dropped of an abandoned bicycle from the 1000 block of North Lincoln Avenue at 12:03 p.m. Wednesday.

- No citation was issued after a two-vehicle accident at 11:48 a.m. Wednesday on East State Street. Herbert Cain, 86, of Quaker Lane, was driving west on East State Street crossing into the left turn lane to turn left onto Lincoln Avenue when a vehicle driven by Kylie Daniel, 19, of Washington Avenue, was turning left onto State Street from the alley between Manhattan Cleaners and Salem Area Chamber of Commerce. They collided in the turning lane. No injuries were reported.

- An officer was called at 10:59 a.m. Wednesday to West Pershing Street at the railroad tracks for a malfunctioning railroad gate. The gates were down with the red lights flashing, a train went by and the gates and flashers remained down. Norfolk Southern was notified and said the problem would be handled.


- A reckless operator who had struck mailboxes before entering the township was reported at 7:50 p.m. Wednesday traveling north on state Route 45 near Circle K. The registration provided came back to a Salem resident. No damage was located in the township. Salem Police were notified and located it parked at the registered owner's residence. The caller was told to call the Ohio State Highway Patrol to report the location of the offense.

- Tracy Early, 43, of East Pidgeon Road, was found at fault for assured clear distance ahead but was not cited after the vehicle she was driving on the U.S. Route 62 bypass struck the rear of a vehicle driven by Scott Niepsuj, 19, of Atwater, who had stopped for the stop sign at North Lincoln Avenue at 4:07 p.m. Wednesday. The report said both drivers had been stopped when the other vehicle appeared to pull from the stop sign, but stopped abruptly. Very minor damage were reported to both vehicles.

- A Maryland Avenue resident reported at 1:16 p.m. Wednesday that a tree trimming company was attempting to back into a lot to dump tree mulch and became stuck, causing damage to the property. Police will contact the tree service about repairing the damage.

New Waterford reports

- Police responded to the laundromat at 3:35 p.m. Oct. 19 in reference to an open vending machine and spoke to the customer who called police. He said it was open and no one was there when he entered and that it happened before when the owner said he told him he forgot to close it. Police closed the machine and the owner was contacted. At first glance it did not appear to be damaged or pried open. But it did appear a pack of gum may have been taken.

- Police were flagged down on patrol at 11:23 p.m. Oct. 16 in the 44000 block of North State Street where the complainant had heard a loud female voice screaming for help. It occurred a few minutes before he saw the police cruiser and he said it sounded as if someone was in serious danger. He said the screams came from the southwest section and police were unable to locate the source.


- A man reported at 7 a.m. Wednesday he was having trouble with someone while he was doing lawn work along Edgewood Drive.

- A Rance Industries employee reported at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday a window was broken at the business sometime during the night.

- A woman reported at 7:58 a.m. Tuesday she was behind a red Cadillac on state Route 14 and it was driving recklessly. Police checked the area but did not see the vehicle.

a- Jodi Bussard reported at 4:13 p.m. Tuesday a vehicle went through a school bus stop light on Herbster Court.

- Stanley Melott reported at 4:55 p.m. Tuesday someone was at a South Vine Street home who was not supposed to be there. Police determined it was a civil matter and referred the man to the proper authorities.

- Mark Klein II, Main Street, reported at 6:41 p.m. Tuesday tools were stolen from his workplace.

- Lavonna Flood reported at 11 p.m. Tuesday someone was open burning on Northwest Street. Police went to the home and told the resident to put the fire out for the evening.



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