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December 26, 2013
Salem News


- Doris Dennison, of the 300 block of East Eighth Street, reported at 7:11 a.m. Wednesday that she heard a knock on her door and opened it to find a box of property she had reported stolen. She didn't see anybody around. Officers checked the area but nobody was found.

- Officers were called at 2 a.m. Wednesday for a dispute in the 100 block of East Fifth Street where two adult female sisters were involved in a verbal dispute. Both agreed to keep their distance for the rest of the night.

- A woman in the 100 block of West Fourth Street reported at 1 a.m. Wednesday that she and a roommate had a dispute and the roommate broke several belongings. The other person had gone to the police station and said it was the woman who broke the belongings. Both were given options and one decided to stay at a friend's home. Police had been called to the same residence earlier at 9:52 p.m. Tuesday for a dispute between roommates. Officers advised both that neither could be forced to leave and they should stay in separate parts of the residence to avoid contact. They were told the domestic violence laws and the potential for arrest if either of them threatened or assaulted the other.

-A reckless operator, possibly intoxicated, was reported at 11:59 p.m. Tuesday on Highland Avenue. Police could not find the vehicle.

- A woman on Vine Avenue reported at 9:43 p.m. Tuesday that she was unable to locate her cell phone or key ring.

- Rosalie Schlueter, of Powell Avenue, reported at 9:13 p.m. Tuesday that someone entered their home and took $180 from her purse. A sign of forced entry was found, with the theft under investigation.

- A residential alarm was investigated in the 600 block of North Union Avenue at 8:52 p.m. Tuesday, with the residence found secure.

- Monica Metts, of West Eighth Street, reported at 8:21 p.m. Tuesday that she believed her cell phone was taken while at a property in the 1000 block of Jennings Avenue. She set it down and it was gone when she went back.

- An officer working a paid security detail at Walmart, 2875 E. State St., at 7:20 p.m. Tuesday turned over a checkbook-style wallet found in the store. The wallet was returned to the owner at 8:37 p.m. with nothing reported missing.

- An officer working a paid security detail at Walmart, 2875 E. State St., at 7:20 p.m. Tuesday turned over a recovered change purse found at the business which contained a clear bag of green vegetable matter consistent with marijuana. Also in the container was a small pack of metal mesh screens and rolling papers, both commonly associated with marijuana use.

-Police were called at 6:47 p.m. Tuesday to the area of Jones Drive and Andrew Avenue to assist Perry Township with a domestic dispute. The city officer located the couple involved in their garage and affirmed they had an argument. The officer left after Perry Township Police arrived.

- An officer on patrol at 6:40 p.m. Tuesday on West State Street saw a vehicle stopped in the westbound lane of West State Street near Dodge Drive and learned the driver lost a tool box from the rear of the vehicle, with the contents spilling on the road. The officer helped pick up the items.

- An officer checked on an alarm at 6:22 p.m. Tuesday in the 1700 block of Pennsylvania Avenue. The exterior of the building was found secure.

- A report was filed at 5:25 p.m. Tuesday for a mental/disturbed woman in the area of Vine and East State Street causing a disturbance. An officer found the woman who appeared to be having some psychological issue. First responders and EMT Ambulance responded and she was taken to Salem Community Hospital.

- Loud people were reported at 5:05 p.m. Tuesday in the 400 block of Franklin Avenue, with officers telling the residents the consequences if the issue continues.

- A woman in the 300 block of Vine Avenue reported at 3:53 p.m. Tuesday that a known male was outside her apartment creating a disturbance. He left before police arrived.

- Police responded at 3:31 p.m. Tuesday to a report of loud menacing people in the 400 block of Franklin Street, but the people would not answer the door.

- A woman in the 900 block of Prospect Street reported Tuesday that a female known to her removed a necklace in the last month and sold it to pawn shop. She said the suspect admitted stealing the necklace. The incident is under investigation.


- Police went to an East Lincoln Way home at 2 a.m. Friday for a report of an open door. Upon arrival police found a woman sleeping inside who said she must have forgotten to shut the door.

- Police went to South Market Street at 8:37 p.m. Friday on a Columbiana County Sheriff's report that four kids had thrown snowballs at a vehicle. The kids were found and stayed with police until a sheriff's deputy arrived.

- Opal Andric, West Chestnut Street, reported at midnight Saturday her neighbor poured beer on the floor of her car after her brother and the neighbor were in an argument over parking arrangements.

- Police went to an East Chestnut Street home at 11:55 p.m. Saturday for a loud noise complaint. Upon arrival it was discovered there were several kids drinking in the home. The kids were taken the police department and later released to their guardians.

- Police went to an Applegrove apartment on Saltwell Road at 4:14 a.m. Monday for a report of someone knocking on the wall of the woman's apartment. The woman said she believed it was a man who had been caught before for being a "peeping Tom."

- Someone reported at 3 p.m. Monday a pipe was stuck in the ground off North Beaver Street and causing a traffic hazard. Police removed the pipe.

- A Smith Oil clerk reported at 6:23 a.m. Monday someone drove off without paying for fuel.



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