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POLICE REPORTS

SALEM

–A suspicious substance was reported at 2:05 p.m. Monday in a vehicle in the 900 block of Newgarden Avenue. Officers found the contraband and destroyed it.

— Police responded at 11:10 a.m. Monday to the 600 block of Olive Street where the housing department condemned a property and placed a placard prohibiting anyone from being there. The residents were given a short period of time to make arrangements to leave and were given options.

— A screen window on a vacant home on Park Avenue was reported damaged Monday morning. Vandalism wasn’t suspected and there was no sign of forced entry.

— Wires were reported down on Cleveland Street at 10:22 a.m. Monday. The fire department responded.

— A string trimmer and tank of gasoline were reported stolen from a car port on North Lincoln Avenue at 9:27 a.m. Monday.

— A North Ellsworth Avenue woman at 9:14 a.m. Monday reported a theft, but after speaking to police, it was deemed a civil matter.

— A woman on Penn Avenue reported at 9:01 a.m. Monday that she felt the landlord was harassing her as she moved out. The landlord was told to stay away from her.

— A woman at 7:07 a.m. Monday said her ex has been harassing her by any various means. She was told to contact the court for a protection order and get advice from her attorney.

— An intoxicated woman was reported standing in the middle of the road on East Third Street at 11:42 p.m. Sunday and attempting to break into the water meter on the side of the residence. When police made contact, her statement about why she was in the middle of the road didn’t make sense and she appeared under the influence of a narcotic. Due to her altered mental state, she was taken to a hospital for evaluation.

— A Hanoverton man reported at 11:41 p.m. Sunday that a vehicle pulled up next to him at a red light at State and Lincoln and someone threw a piece of cheese at him. He attempted to follow the vehicle on South Lincoln to the city limits and gave police a description.

— A man in the 500 block of Walnut reported at 9:56 p.m. Sunday that his fiancée was attempting to leave the residence with his laptop. Officers left after the laptop was returned.

— Police responded to the 600 block of East Fourth Street at 9:19 p.m. Sunday for a report of a family burning trash. They were told not to do it again.

— A man on Penn Avenue reported at 8:59 p.m. Sunday that he had a verbal fight with his fiancée a couple of nights ago and she left in their car and had not returned. He asked how to get his name off of the car loan.

— A domestic was reported at 9 p.m. Sunday in the 700 block of East School Street near Waterworth Memorial Park. Police found all was quiet in the area.

— Lost property found on West State Street near Family Dollar was taken to the police station at 8:05 p.m. Sunday.

— A woman on Prospect Street reported at 7:03 p.m. Sunday that she received a text about someone locating her missing dog and said the person wanted money but wouldn’t show proof of having the dog. She was told to block the number.

— A possible water line break was reported at 5:16 p.m. Sunday in the 1100 block of Cleveland Street. Officers saw a minor amount of water trickling from between the cracks of the sidewalk slabs and left a note for the water department.

— A woman talked with an officer at 4:53 p.m. Sunday about the eviction process and how to evict someone from her residence.

— A Homewood Avenue woman reported at 4:27 p.m. Sunday that she was assaulted by her ex-boyfriend earlier in the day. She declined medical attention. Information will be sent to the prosecutor for review.

— An alarm was reported at 4:59 p.m. Sunday in the 2200 block of East Pershing Street, but the building was secure.

— A reckless operator was reported on South Lincoln Avenue at 4:50 p.m. Sunday, but was not found.

— Walmart personnel at 3:57 p.m. Sunday reported a shoplifter after a woman failed to scan $127 worth of merchandise and attempted to leave the store. She said she didn’t realize she didn’t scan all the items. She was told a summons will be issued for her arrest. She was criminally trespassed from the store.

— Juveniles were told at 3:51 p.m. Sunday to stop riding their bicycles int he road and impeding traffic on East Pershing Street.

— A Cleveland Street woman at 3:48 p.m. Sunday reported a person trespassing on her property.

— Police were called at 3:46 p.m. Sunday to the 1000 block of Newgarden Avenue for a dispute between a foster child and a neighbor. The foster child, who is 18, was using vulgar language towards the neighbor in front of several children. The caller then stepped between her and the neighbor and she became aggressive towards him. She left in a vehicle. He said she’s been staying at other addresses, but still had a mailing address there and he no longer wanted her staying there and may have the vehicle repossessed. She returned and police spoke with a family member and her previous guardian. All were told options.

— A woman on South Lundy Avenue reported at 3:44 p.m. Sunday that her juvenile son pushed her down while she was asking him about possible drug usage. The boy told police she was yelling at him and put her hands on his shoulders and he just wanted her out of his face and pushed her back. Officers asked him about drug usage and he denied it. She didn’t want anything done. He was told if he puts his hands on her again, he could be charged and arrested. He said he wouldn’t do it again.

— A suspicious person was reported at 1:22 p.m. Sunday on East Pershing Street, but was not found.

— A suspicious person was reported walking near a car in the area of North Ellsworth and East Fourth Street Sunday afternoon, but he denied going near any cars and was just sitting on a rock wall to get out of the heat.

— A reckless operator was reported at 12:16 p.m. Sunday on East State, but the vehicle wasn’t found.

— Police responded at 11:58 a.m. Sunday to a business in the 100 block of North Ellsworth Avenue for a parking complaint for a car parked in the lot for two days. The owner could not be reached. The business was told the car could be towed at the owner’s expense.

— A woman on Brooklyn reported at 10:54 a.m. Sunday that someone opened her gate during the night, but nothing appeared to be taken.

— A vehicle had been left in the Circle K parking lot in the 2700 block of East State Street at 10:52 a.m. Sunday since Thursday. The owner said they would be back in a few days, but had not returned. The vehicle can be towed at the owner’s expense.

— A caller requested a well-being check at 10:25 a.m. Sunday in the 200 block of East Fourth Street after hearing yelling in the background during a phone call. Officer could hear occupants talking inside, but nobody would answer the door after they knocked several times.

— Courtney Troyer, 29, of Cleveland Street, was taken into custody on a warrant out of Columbiana County and turned over to a deputy after a traffic stop at 8:57 a.m. Sunday. The registered owner came and got the vehicle on Elm Avenue.

— An alarm was reported at 2:57 a.m. Sunday in the 2200 block of East Pershing Street, but the business was secure.

— A Prospect Street woman at 2:04 a.m. Sunday reported an assault that took place earlier in the night at a bar in town.

— Police were called at 12:13 a.m. Sunday to the 1200 block of North Ellsworth Avenue for a woman crying and asking for places to stay. She was found sitting on the sidewalk and said she was kicked out of her boyfriend’s residence. She had moved to Ohio a few weeks ago from New York to be with her boyfriend. She said she didn’t want any help and would go back to the residence.

— A possible water line break was reported at 11:53 p.m. Saturday in the 700 block of North Ellsworth Avenue. Police located water streaming from a draining swimming pool.

— Loud music was reported at 11:04 p.m. Saturday on Short Avenue. The resident turned it down.

— A resident in the 1100 block of Cleveland Street reported an issue with a neighbor at 10:12 p.m. Saturday.

— An officer at 9:35 p.m. Saturday was flagged down at the station to assist a resident with a housing question.

— A caller at 9:40 p.m. Saturday reported a person mowing in the 1100 block of Cleveland Street. Officers asked the man to stop for the night.

— A Continental Drive woman reported at 8:48 p.m. Saturday that she felt her mother gave her the wrong amount of medication. Police spoke to the mother and confirmed all was correct. The woman was told to contact her doctor.

— Store employees in the 1000 block of West State Street asked for a well-being check at 8:17 p.m. Saturday for a customer who appeared to be under the influence of narcotics. He consented to a search and was released after appearing normal.

— Suspicious activity was reported on Legacy Lane at 8:02 p.m. Saturday after a woman found five vehicle keys laying on the hood of one of the cars. Officers collected the keys and locked the door and dropped the keys in the drop box.

— Police were asked at 7:45 p.m. Saturday to check the well-being of a person on North Cunningham who allegedly made comments of self-harm. He denied it. His mother arrived and said she would stay with him.

— Police were called at 7:39 p.m. Saturday to a medical in the 1300 block of South Lincoln Avenue where a person was choking on a hot dog. The food had already been dislodged when police arrived and the fire department treated the person, who was taken by EMT to the hospital for evaluation.

— An open burning complaint was reported at 6:23 p.m. Saturday in the 1200 block of Maple Street where cardboard was being burned on top of a grill, causing smoke. The homeowner was told about the city ordinance and the fire was extinguished.

— A reckless operator was reported at 6 p.m. Saturday on North Lincoln and East 11th Street, but the vehicle was not found.

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