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July 12, 2013
Salem News


- Police responded to the 700 block of E. 3rd Street at 11:41 p.m. Wednesday where a tenant reported an unknown vehicle parked in a tenant only" space. An officer tried to make contact with the operator of the vehicle but was unable to locate the person. The tenant was advised the vehicle could be towed away because it was on private property and clearly posted.

- Police responded to the 200 block of W. Wilson Street at 4:39 p.m. Wednesday where the complainant believes his phone was taken by a close friend.

- Police responded to the 600 block of S. Lincoln Avenue at 4:44 p.m. for a fireworks complaint but were unable to locate anything.

Police responded to the 1100 block of E. State Street at 6:39 p.. Wednesday where a manhole cover was dislodged by the heavy rain. An officer reset the cover in place.

- Police responded to the 900 block of E. 3rd Street at 6:49 p.m. Wednesday for a report of a domestic in progress and found a mother and son arguing over her medical issues. The son was advised of the options and both were advised to stay away from each other for the rest of the night.

- Police responded to the 100 block of Vine Avenue at 7:13 p.m. Wednesday where the complainant observed trash being dumped into the apartment dumpster. A license number was obtained and an officer will attempt to locate the owner of the vehicle.

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- Police checked the Salem Saxon Club on state Route 9 at 8:45 p.m. Wednesday for a report of a suspicious vehicle behind the clubhouse. It was secured and had not been reported stolen. There was no one around and a warning ticket was placed on the vehicle and the caretaker was advised the vehicle could be towed off the property if they wished.

- Police responded to the 1800, 1900 and 2300 block of Egypt Road at 5:46 p.m. Wednesday after the road department called. Police helped remove excessive debris and rocks from the road that had washed down from the hillside after the heavy rain. When the road crew responded with a backhoe and cleared the road, police stood by for traffic control.

- Police responded to a report of an oven fire in the 700 block of Benton Road at 6:26 p.m. Wednesday and checked with the resident who said the fire was out. Police stood by until the fire department arrived.

- After conducting a traffic stop in the 1700 block of Depot Road at 11:09 a.m. Wednesday, police cited Richard Yeager, 1805 S. Lincoln Ave., Salem. with fictitious plates. The vehicle was towed and the vehicle will be held until the proper proof of ownership and plates are produced.


- An officer investigated a report of a dog killing a neighbor's dog in the 400 block of Pearl Street at 5:21 p.m. June 30.

- Police responded to a report of gunshots in the 100 block of Main Street at 6:54 p.m. July 1 but were unable to find anything suspicious.

- An officer responded to the 300 block of Somer Street at 7:45 p.m. July 5 in reference to a juvenile complaint and returned at 7:59 p.m. July 6 in reference to juvenile harassment.


- Amanda Elizabeth Baumgardner, 30, New Galilee, Pa., was cited for assured clear distance ahead following a two-vehicle crash on U.S. Route 62 at 9 p.m. June 30 in which she was westbound and allegedly failed to stop for traffic, striking the rear of a vehicle driven by Colin Reed Williamson, 17, Youngstown, who was attempting to left onto Woolman Street. No injuries were reported.

- Police arrested a 16-year-old resident at the Sharon Lynn Girls Home for assault after responded to a fight at the facility at 9:45 p.m. July 6.


- Elizabeth Stokes, no address listed, reported at 6:13 p.m. Wednesday she had the title for the ATV she was trying to get back from Tim Crowe. She asked police to go with her while she retrieved it.

- A woman reported there was a blue truck parked at Smith Oil at 7:48 p.m. Wednesday and a man, who appeared intoxicated, walking around. Police checked but the vehicle and man were gone. The truck was later located parked on South Lincoln at Lincoln Way with no one around.

- Smith Oil reported at 8:19 a.m. Thursday a $76 drive-off. The white van reportedly had the wording "drain sewer" on the side.

- A woman reported parking issues on Pendleton Street at 10:37 a.m. Wednesday. One vehicle was reportedly parked too close to the stop sign at the corner making it difficult for drivers to see. At the other end of the street she reported two vehicles double parked. Police checked the area but did not find any parking issues.


- A woman reported at 10:27 p.m. Tuesday there was suspicious activity at the church on North Elm. Police found the church was having an event.



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