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POLICE REPORTS

SALEM

— City police assisted Perry Township police at 12:48 a.m. Monday with a traffic stop at state Route 45 and Golf Club Lane.

— A driver received a warning for not having a license plate light after a traffic stop for an equipment violation at 11:36 p.m. Sunday on Snyder Road at Depot Road. The driver consented to a search, but nothing illegal was found.

— A resident in the 600 block of East Third Street reported coming home at 10:26 p.m. Sunday to find the garage door open. Officers saw what appeared to be forced entry through the door. No one was found inside and there was no way to gain access to the house. No items were reported stolen from the garage.

— A barking dog was reported in the 1000 block of Homewood at 10:09 p.m. Sunday. The homeowner was contacted and let the dog inside.

— A neighbor dispute possibly turning into a physical altercation was reported at 8:22 p.m. Sunday in the 1100 block of Short Avenue. Both parties said the other person started the incident by verbally taunting the other. Police were told a male who lives on the west side of the street was making threats to physically harm the person on the east side of the street. He was extremely intoxicated and given a warning for disorderly conduct and told he will be charged if the behavior continues. A short time later, officers were called back to the scene and a caller said the person on the east side was taunting the other person. They were also given a warning for disorderly conduct. All were told to leave each other alone.

— Possible drug activity was reported in the city on South Lincoln Avenue at 8:21 p.m. Sunday.

— A female residing on Sharon Lynn Drive was cited for driving under suspension after a traffic stop at 7:43 p.m. Sunday on Jennings Avenue.

— A parking ticket was placed on a vehicle for parking in a prohibited zone after a caller reported a parking complaint in the 400 block of Fair Avenue at 7:32 p.m. Sunday. No one knew who owned the vehicle.

— A dog was reported at large in the 400 block of Sharp Avenue at 7 p.m. Sunday, but was not found. Officers located a white and brown dog in a yard with some people but they said the dog had not left the yard.

— A child custody dispute was reported at 6:54 p.m. Sunday in the 200 block of Park Avenue where a woman said her juvenile daughter’s father came to the residence to pick her up outside of the court agreement. Officers spoke to the male who said the six weeks of visitation for the mother was up. Both parties were told they needed to settle the incident in court. The male was not permitted to take the child due to the woman having proper paperwork from the court and being within the court agreement.

— A man in the 200 block of Rose reported at 4:34 p.m. Sunday that sometime overnight, unknown persons entered his back yard and got in his swimming pool. The cover was off the pool and toys were thrown on the ground. No damage was observed at this time.

— A caller reported at 3:52 p.m. Sunday in the 200 block of East Fourth Street that an intoxicated female was standing on the sidewalk yelling at the caller’s mother. Officers found the female sitting on her front porch. She admitted yelling at the neighbors. She was told to stay on her property and stop yelling profanities at the neighbors and that she would go to jail if police had to come back.

— An officer on Fairview Avenue was flagged down at 3:22 p.m. Sunday by a motorist who advised about a junk vehicle parked in a drive in the 1200 block for years with expired plates. Police located the vehicle and discovered the plates expired in 2016. The tires were starting to lose air. Nobody answered the door. A warning tag to have the vehicle removed within 10 days or risk being towed was issued.

— A dispute was reported at 2:29 p.m. Sunday in the 400 block of Sharp Avenue where police made contact with a woman who said her neighbors were yelling and swearing. She asked them to be quiet because she had small children hearing the foul language and the female neighbor started yelling at her. Police made contact with a male and the female neighbor. The female said she was yelling loudly on the phone with her mother. They were told to keep the volume down due to other residents in the area and small children. No physical violence was reported.

— A clerk at Smith Oil on East State Street reported at 2:16 p.m. Sunday that a male in a white sedan left without paying for $31.65 worth of gasoline, but said it didn’t appear intentional. Police followed up with the driver who said he used a credit/debit card but it must not have recorded the payment. He returned to the business and paid.

— Donald Krebs, 30, of South Union Avenue, was cited for assured clear distance ahead after his eastbound vehicle on East State Street failed to maintain an assured clear distance ahead and struck the rear of an eastbound vehicle driven by a 17-year-old Hanoverton boy who stopped quickly for traffic that stopped quickly in front of him at 12:09 p.m. Sunday. No injuries were reported.

— A man reported finding a purse in an alley in the 700 block of North Ellsworth Avenue at 8:50 a.m. Sunday. After a brief investigation, police returned it to the owner, who said it had been in her vehicle. She checked her vehicle and noticed her glove box open and papers everywhere. The only item not recovered was a pocketbook.

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