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January 12, 2013
Salem News


- A Depot Street woman reported on station at 4:13 p.m. Thursday that she and her mother had gone to a Cedar Ridge Drive apartment at approximately 4 p.m. that day for a custody exchange of her 5-year-old child and that no one answered the door even though both residents' vehicles were parked outside. She told officers that the residents had earlier that day sent her a text message saying that the police department had ordered the child to the hospital and canceled the custody exchange. She was advised that the department rarely gets involved in civil matters unless ordered by the court and that the incident she described did not sound familiar. She requested officers escort her to retrieve the child, but was again told the department does not get involved in civil matters and was advised to file for a violation of a court order.

- A Barclay Avenue resident reported at 4:23 p.m. Thursday that someone used her credit card without her permission.

- Police responded to the 1000 block of West Perry Street at 8:22 p.m. Thursday to perform a welfare check of a resident. Officers located the man, who said that he was fine, and accompanied him home.

- Officers responded to the 1900 block of East State Street at 1:54 a.m. Friday after personnel from the Salem Community Hospital reported a female patient who had been pink slipped had fled from the hospital toward Essex of Salem on foot. The patient was located walking along Bentley Drive west of Continental Drive and was transported back to the hospital.

- Two men reported at 3:47 p.m. Friday that a North Ellsworth Avenue woman saw her upstairs neighbor poor a liquid onto her vehicle and that prior her tires had been slashed, possibly by the same person. They requested extra surveillance of the area.


- A man reported Thursday he left his debit card in the ATM at Huntington National Bank and a man in a gray van who went to the ATM after him withdrew $100 from his account using the card.

- A sheriff's deputy asked for help at 8:39 p.m. Thursday in looking for a man involved in a domestic dispute believed to be walking on state Route 45 near the McDonald's restaurant. The sheriff's called back five minutes later to say the man had returned home.

- A loud music complaint was received on Jerome Street at 11 p.m. Thursday. Police arrived and spoke with the resident who was told to keep the music down or he would cited.

-A caller reported at 11 p.m. Thursday a woman she know is homeless with two children, 5 and 11, and they are sleeping in the downtown laundromat. Police arrived at the laundromat and spoke with the woman, who was doing laundry and said she had made arrangements to stay with her mother.

- A North Jefferson Street man reported someone keeps walking past his window at 1:52 a.m. Friday and it was making him uneasy. Police checked the area but did not find anyone lurking about.

-A citizen flagged down a police officer at 11:54 p.m. Thursday to report seeing a lop-eared rabbit hopping back and forth across the intersection of Market and Spruce streets, and the citizen was afraid this would result in an accident. Police arrived and captured the rabbit, which they transported to a residence on North Beaver Street that has rabbits.

- A false fire alarm was activated at Days Inn at 3:16 p.m. Thursday.



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