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October 10, 2012
Salem News


- Officers responding to a report in the 300 block of Woodland Avenue at 8 a.m. Tuesday were stopped in the 700 block by a bus driver who said she was nearly struck by a vehicle that allegedly came flying out of a driveway in the 600 block, causing her to slam on the brakes of the bus. An officer went to the residence in question and spoke to a female driver getting out of the vehicle. She said she saw the bus and was stopping but evidently the bus driver thought she wasn't and made the wheels squeal on the bus, stopping in a hurry. She said she was not going to come into the road with the bus coming.

- Police were called to the 300 block of Woodland Avenue at 7:51 a.m. Tuesday for suspicious activity, but all the people from the scene had already left. The report was of a female in the area taking pictures of the children and the vehicles as they drove by, while the children were waiting on the bus. An officer who arrived at the scene could not find anyone around.

- A domestic dispute was reported at 6:41 a.m. Tuesday in the 1300 block of Westview Avenue. Police arrived and found a man attempting to encourage his 10-year-old stepson as he was running laps in the back yard. The mother told the officer it helps with motivating the son and keeping him on track. They were told to keep the noise down.

- Police were called at 3:50 a.m. Tuesday to the 300 block of West Pershing Street after a man allegedly attempted to harm himself with a knife. He decided to voluntarily seek treatment at Salem Community Hospital's emergency department.

- A woman in the 300 block of South Ellsworth Avenue called at 1:32 a.m. Tuesday to report the theft of one of her car keys. She said she had both keys on her key ring, but noticed at 12:30 a.m. that one key to her tan 1990 Plymouth Acclaim was missing. An officer later responded to her residence to confirm the license plate number and vehicle model and was told by dispatch the plates could be confiscated on behalf of the registrar. Both license plates were collected.

- A suspicious person was reported at 10:33 p.m. Monday in the 300 block of West Wilson Street. Officers checked the area and were unable to find anyone matching the description given, then received another call of a man matching the same description in the 600 block. He was located in the area of South Ellsworth Avenue and Aetna Street, identified and sent on his way.

- Police were called at 10 p.m. Monday to the 1300 block of Whinnery Road for a possible water line break. Officers located a small amount of water running down the street and left a message for the water department.

- A woman from the 2300 block of Merle Road came to the police station at 6:30 p.m. Monday regarding harassment. She said she bought her granddaughter an iPod Touch and her father had taken it. When she confronted him about it, he began to send her threatening text messages. She said she wants the iPod back and for him to quit texting her and to document the incident.

- A woman in the 400 block of South Madison Avenue came to the police station at 6:22 p.m. Monday to report receiving harassing calls/text messages from a known female. She was told her options.

- A woman in the 900 block of West Wilson Street called at 5:49 p.m. Monday to report her neighbor was yelling and harassing her while she was outside with her dogs earlier in the day. An officer spoke with the neighbor and she confirmed ongoing problems between the two of them. They were both told to stay away from each other. Police had been called by the woman earlier about problems with her neighbor.

- Officers on patrol at 5:42 p.m. Monday saw a brown dog running at large in the 200 block of West 13th Street. The owner was located and said the animal got out by accident.

- A repo man came to the police station at 3:35 p.m. Monday to report finding drug paraphernalia inside a vehicle repossessed from inside the city limits on Southeast Boulevard.

- A woman in the 100 block of West Pershing Street reported at 2:26 p.m. Monday that she threw a man out of her residence Sunday after letting him stay there a few days and discovered money missing from her purse and a cell phone she allowed to use missing. She did not see him take the items, but alleged he was the only one around that could have taken them.

- Randall Bleakley, 57, of Elberon Avenue, was cited for reasonable control after a two-vehicle accident at 3:10 p.m. Saturday at Granite Avenue and Arch Street. Bleakly was southbound on Granite at Arch and attempted to turn right, striking the front left bumper of a westbound vehicle driven by Rodney Sprowl, 34, of Granite Avenue, who was westbound on Arch.


- Ashley House called for an officer to come to a North Street residence at 6:42 p.m. Monday because her mother-in-law was trying to prevent her from leaving by taking her personal property back in the house. Ashley House also alleged Tracie House shoved her but she declined to press charges. Tracie House admitted shoving Ashley House to get past her because she was in her face. Tracie House said she was upset because one of Ashley's children damaged her computer. Tracie House agreed to let Ashley House retrieve her belongings and leave.

- A caller reported someone sitting in the former Ivystone Tavern parking lot was playing the radio and bass really loud at 8:49 p.m. Monday. Police arrived and did not hear any noise but spoke with the owner of the Motorcycle Dream Shop, which is across the street, and he said he was working on vehicle with the stereo turned up but it was only for a minute before he turned it off.

- A concerned citizen reported at 4:37 a.m. Tuesday seeing a man in blue-hooded sweatshirt looking in vehicles on West Lincoln Way and South Beaver Street. Police checked the area but did not locate the person.


- At 5:32 p.m. Monday a man turned in a driver's license and three plastic cards he found in Firestone Park. Police sent a letter to the owner who lives in New Castle, Pa.



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