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POLICE REPORTS

January 2, 2014
Salem News

Salem

- A Vine Avenue woman reported at 8:36 a.m. Tuesday that someone was framing her for drug charges but was unable to make sense to the officer, making her angry. She had called earlier that morning to speak with a drug task force officer not available on station and became angry when told to contact the drug task force.

- An officer responded to a Jennings Avenue home at 4:28 p.m. Tuesday where the resident reported receiving a letter from a man in jail who is involved in a court case with her family, prohibiting any contact.

- A patrolling officer at 5:22 p.m. Tuesday observed a large amount of white smoke originating from the 500 block of Prospect Street and found the unknown contents of a one-gallon paint can had ignited causing the smoke and fumes. Salem fire personnel responded to extinguish the contents.

- Officers responded to a domestic dispute report in the 600 block of Vine Avenue at 9:40 p.m. Tuesday and found a man about to leave the home. Both individuals said they had been involved in a verbal argument about going out that night. Officers observed evidence of violence and warned them of domestic violence laws. The man left for night.

- A patrolling officer observed a man lying on the sidewalk in the 500 block of East Pershing Street at 11:19 p.m. Tuesday. The man had blood coming from the mouth, apparently from striking his face during a fall, and snow accumulated around his body, indicating he had been there for some time. First responders and EMT Ambulance arrived and transported him to the hospital.

- An officer responded with first responders and KLG Ambulance to a North Union Avenue home at 11:56 p.m. Tuesday for a report of an unresponsive man and found him conscious lying on the bathroom floor. He was transported to the hospital for evaluation.

- Officers responded to an East Sixth Street home at 1:09 a.m. Wednesday where the resident said her neighbor had been over for a party and got angry, grabbing her arm and causing superficial injury when asked to leave. He reportedly fled the area before officers arrived.

During the investigation, a man at the party reported the upstairs resident had been assaulted by a man she didn't know. The resident told officers that the man struck her several times, but didn't hurt her. Officers learned the man's identity from a neighbor and told him to speak to officers when sober.

- Elijah M. Bricker, 18, 808 E. Fourth St., Salem, was charged with obstructing official business and underage consumption after a patrolling officer saw him walking near the hospital construction site at 2:38 a.m. Wednesday and he led the officer on a short pursuit.

- Nicholas K. Larson, 17, 2218 N. Lincoln Ave., Salem, was charged with unruly and delinquency counts after a motorist informed a patrolling officer of a male individual hiding behind a sign at South Cunningham and Butcher roads at 3:23 a.m. Wednesday.

Salem Township

- Constable Dan Valentine assisted the Leetonia Fire Department on a medical call in the 300 block of East Main Street at 10:58 a.m. Tuesday and found the male resident to have died from apparent natural causes.

 
 

 

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