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January 4, 2014
Salem News


- Police responded to a 900 block East Third Street home at 12:44 p.m. Thursday where a resident reported someone overnight had flattened the right rear tire and stole the spare tire of his truck.

- An officer responded to a two-vehicle crash on North Lincoln Avenue just north of East State Street at 1:35 p.m. Thursday in which a vehicle had slid from an alley while attempting to turn onto North Lincoln Avenue, striking a southbound vehicle. No injuries were reported and no citation issued.

- A North Lincoln Avenue resident reported at 2:05 p.m. Thursday that someone overnight had ransacked her vehicle and stole assorted change from a cup holder.

- Officers responded to a domestic dispute in the 100 block of East Fifth Street at 4:10 p.m. Thursday and found a fight between two roommates in which one reportedly rolled over onto the shoulder of the other while they were sitting on the couch.

- Police responded to a two-vehicle crash in the 300 block of East Pershing Street at 5:08 p.m. Thursday in which Aaron L. Morrison, 37, Salem, was westbound on an alley between East Pershing and West Wilson streets and allegedly slid while stopping, striking a vehicle driven by Edward Arsena, 50, Salem, who was northbound on an alley between the two streets. No injuries were reported and no citation issued.

- An officer responded to a Newgarden Avenue home at 6:26 p.m. Thursday where a resident reported a man she knows had failed to give back a card when returning other items. The man told officers he would return the card to the resident.

- A patrolling officer was advised of a possible water line break in the area of Park Avenue and Oak Street at 7:17 p.m. Thursday. The water department was advised of the report.

- Police responded to a Washington Avenue apartment at 8:35 p.m. Thursday in reference to a woman calling for help. Witnesses said that a woman at the home had suffered a medical issue but was okay.

- An East Fifth Street resident reported on station at 9:13 p.m. Thursday that she and her sister had been in an altercation earlier that evening from which she sustained a bruise.

- Police responded to a domestic disturbance at the rock pile on Olive Street at 11:51 p.m. Thursday but were unable to find anyone.

- An officer responded to a West Pershing Street home at 1:24 a.m. Friday where a resident reported someone shoveled snow onto his front porch, blocking the door. The person who did it told officers he would remove the snow.

- Julia L. McFarland, 19, 1344 N. Ellsworth Ave., Salem, was arrested for operating a vehicle intoxicated following a traffic stop for marked lanes on East Eight Street at 1:56 a.m. Friday.


- Officer David Hilliard Jr. was involved in an accident in a village police cruiser while responding to an accident in state Route 154 at 2:47 p.m. Jan. 1. Hillard was eastbound on East Lincoln Way and stopped briefly at the Jackson Street traffic light before proceeding through the intersection, which is when the 2008 Impala was struck by a car driven by Jennifer Faloon, 29, Owens Road, Wellsville, who was turning from Jackson Street onto Lincoln Way. Hilliard was running with his police lights and siren activated but both his and Faloon's views were obstructed by another vehicle in the right-hand turning lane on East Lincoln Way. Witnesses said Hilliard did stop at the light with his lights and sirens on before proceeding through the intersection, but he is listed as being at fault. Neither driver was injured, but the Impala's front bumper was damaged.


- Police stood by at a Fairfield Avenue home at 5:38 a.m. Thursday for a report of an intoxicated man trying to harm himself. The man was taken to the Salem emergency room by EMS.

- A man reported at 2:57 p.m. Thursday there was a disabled vehicle on state Route 14 near East Park Avenue. Police learned the car had run out of gas, and the driver was waiting for someone to bring them some.

- A man reported at 7:32 p.m. Thursday a city employee was plowing snow on Ray Avenue and there were three kids hiding in a ditch and when the plow went by snow was thrown on them. Police attempted to find the kids but they were no longer there.



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