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November 2, 2013
Salem News


- Police responded to the area of Scarboro Lane and Painter Road at 8:27 a.m. Thursday for a report of a suspicious object. The officer found a couple boxes and Styrofoam packaging scattered in the curb lawn. The street department was notified to clean it up.

- A woman dropped off at the station at 10:41 a.m. Thursday a wallet that she had found on Roosevelt Avenue. After locating the owner, it was discovered the wallet was missing $50 cash, a birth certificate and a social security card.

- An officer responded to a 100 block West 16th Street home at 1:15 p.m. Thursday where the owner reported someone within the past four days had forced entry through a door and removed his tools.

- Officers responded to the 1200 block of East Pershing Street at 4:11 p.m. Thursday where a woman said she saw two people force entry into a home and remove several items. Officers were unable to find the people in question.

- Police responded to a one-vehicle crash on North Lincoln Avenue at East State Street at 4:21 p.m. Thursday in which a semi truck had been driven over a post on the northeast corner when the driver attempted to turn north off of East State Street. The trailer had to be moved by tow truck and the city electrician responded to fix a damaged lamp post. The driver was not cited.

- Police responded to the 1100 block of East State Street at 5:25 a.m. Friday for a report of a man yelling. Officers found the man yelling and slamming a car door in an alley. He said he was angry about an issue with his cell phone. He was advised to be more quiet.


- Danielle R. Hamner, 23, 595 Continental Drive, Salem, was cited for driving under suspension following a traffic stop in the 1100 block of Prospect Street at 12:38 p.m. Thursday.

- A state Route 9 resident reported at 4:51 p.m. Thursday that a vehicle had struck his mailbox, knocking it from its post, sometime that afternoon. There was no evidence left at the scene and the resident was able to re-attach the mailbox to its post, but the resident noted it was the second time it had happened in as many weeks.

- A Hearthside Drive resident left a message on the police department answering machine at 9:10 p.m. Thursday regarding suspicious noises outside her residence, but officers did not get the message until shift change later that night. An officer responded to the home and checked the exterior, but found nothing amiss. The dayshift was asked to contact the resident and advise of the proper number to call for police assistance.

- Police responded to a vehicle observed by Goshen police parked on the shoulder of the roadway on Egypt Road north of Painter Road at 1:05 a.m. Friday. Upon arrival the officer identified the three individuals, who were attempting to conceal themselves on the passenger side of the vehicle, and found them to be under the age of 21. Cora Lane Day, 18, Canton, was arrested for underage consumption and Dylan Anthony Patch, 20, was arrested for underage consumption, underage possession and possession of marijuana. The third person was found to be doing nothing illegal and was released with the vehicle at the owner's consent.

- An officer responded to the 2000 block of Egypt Road at 1:35 a.m. Friday for a report of a tree that had fallen across the roadway. The officer found that the tree had fallen on cable wires and notified the Perry Township fire department and road crew.

- An officer responded to the 1300 block of Highland East at 1:53 a.m. Friday where the resident reported her daughter had heard a gate open outside the residence. The officer checked the area but did not observe anyone walking around nor any suspicious vehicles.


- A Metz Road woman requested advice from police at 12:50 p.m. Thursday regarding issues with a child. Police told the woman it was a civil matter and referred her to an attorney.

- Jackie Loveland reported at 1:16 p.m. Thursday a suspicious man was in the alley behind a South Main Street building and was possibly holding a firearm. Police went to the area but did not see the man.

- An Arby's employee reported at 1:10 p.m. Thursday a suspicious man was at the business yesterday.

- Douglas E. Litman, Ridgehill Avenue, reported telephone harassment at 3:34 p.m. Thursday.

- Tammy Ketchum reported at 6:35 p.m. Thursday that when she walked back to her vehicle after leaving Once Again Kids the doors were opened and she was concerned someone may have been inside. Police checked and found no one inside and no items missing.

- A woman reported at 9:13 p.m. Thursday a black dog that appeared to be lost was running loose in the area of Cashland on North Main Street and ran in front of her vehicle causing her to nearly run it over. The dog was not struck and ran away.



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