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November 28, 2012
Salem News


- A suspicious person was reported at Salem Community Hospital by hospital security at 12:06 a.m. Tuesday. An officer made contact with the person who was needing assistance through the hospital but did not know how to ask for it. After speaking to the officer, the person went inside to get the assistance needed.

- While on patrol at 9:38 p.m. Monday in the area of North Lundy Avenue and East Third Street, an officer saw a man yelling and screaming. He made contact and the man said he thought some people were following him in an attempt to hurt him. Officers located the people and they thought he was a friend. They were not trying to harm him.

- A resident of the 200 block of West Wilson Street, reported at 8:23 p.m. Monday that a known male took his video game system and several games from his apartment, alleging that he came home to find the property missing and his roommate had moved out. He was trying to find the location of the roommate and the paperwork for his property.

- A resident of the 200 block of West Wilson Street, reported criminal mischief Monday night, saying she believed a male known to her placed a potato in her vehicle's exhaust. An officer contacted the person and he denied being anywhere near her residence. She didn't want to pursue the matter.

- A resident of Salem, reported Monday that he was unable to enter his vehicle due to another vehicle being parked too close in the 700 block of East State Street. The owner of the other vehicle was found and the vehicle was moved.

- Loud persons were reported at 4:59 p.m. Monday in the 100 block of Washington Avenue in an upstairs apartment. Both people said they had an argument over the television. They apologized for the disturbance and said they would keep the noise down.

- An anonymous caller at 2:23 p.m. Monday reported someone blowing leaves onto the road at Bentley and Roosevelt. An officer found employees of the property owner on the north side of the road dumping leaves on the owner's private property. No violations were found.

- Police were called at 12:03 p.m. Monday for a domestic in the 100 block of Washington Avenue where the female tenant was attempting to calm down her live-in boyfriend. He was told if things continued and officers had to return, there could be possible charges. The woman said she would calm him down.

- An officer on patrol at 8:51 a.m. Monday saw a vehicle parked in the driveway of a vacant house for sale on South Lincoln Avenue at Franklin and saw the garage door open. Upon checking, he learned it was the real estate agent waiting to show the house to a client.

- Christa Parks, of Salem, reported at 8:42 a.m. Monday that an unknown vehicle struck the right front corner of her black 2007 Saab in the north side parking lot of the Medical Arts building on East State Street.

- Police responded to the emergency department at Salem Community Hospital after being called at 1:21 a.m. Monday for an assault victim being treated for injuries. The male victim when contacted did not want to speak with officers and provided no information about the assault.


- An employee at the Dutch Haus Inn reported there was suspicious people at the establishment at 11 a.m. Monday. The report contained no other details.

- A Mrs. Hill reported seeing a suspicious vehicle in the vicinity of Bittersweet Drive at 4:10 p.m. Monday. Police located the vehicle in the Cimarron development and learned the people were cleaning up scrap for the contractor who owned the property.

- A reckless driver call was received on South Main Street at 4:43 p.m. Monday. Police located the vehicle and could observe no driving offense. Police also spoke with the driver, Christine Bloor, who appeared to be fine.

- Devin A. Decker, 23, of Rogers, was cited for driving on a temporary permit and a turn signal violation following a traffic stop on Fairfield Avenue at 4:56 p.m. Monday.

- Seth Robinson spoke with police on Monday about a protection order issue.


- Valerie Price, Maple Street, reported Monday being involved in a dispute with Jarred Coil, who was to repair her mother's car.

-A resident of North Jefferson Street called at 1:48 a.m. Tuesday to talk to an officer because doing so always makes him feel better.

- Megan from Save A Lot called Tuesday because there was a white Suburban with Alabama plates that has been parked in their lot since Monday morning. After police determined it was not stolen, Megan was told the store could have it towed if it wanted.



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