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August 3, 2013
Salem News


- A woman on East Third Street reported at 1:07 p.m. Friday that she sold her pickup to a man who still owes her $100 and when she went to his city residence to get the money, he told her to get off of his property. The truck wasn't there and he told her to mind her own business. She said he had given her $400 and she allowed the truck to be taken to his residence, but with no license plates. She did not sign the title. She was told it's a civil matter and that she could file civil action since she has a signed piece of paper from the man. She was also told if she finds her signature was forged on the title, that would be a criminal act. She was going back to talk with the man.

- Suspicious activity was reported at 7:07 a.m. Friday in the 900 block of South Broadway Avenue where a man was sitting on the west side of the train tracks by a fence. An officer spoke to the man after having him come to the South Broadway Avenue area and he said he was walking and sat on the rail but was watching closely for trains. He was told it was private property and sent on his way.

- Nicholas Sanlo, 32, whose last known address was Salem, was cited for reasonable control and leaving the scene of an accident after admitting early Friday that he was the driver of a vehicle involved in a head-on crash with a utility pole on West Second Street just west of Ellsworth Avenue late Thursday. He was found walking on Newgarden Avenue near Prospect Street and said he wasn't injured. The accident was reported at 11:54 p.m. Thursday when the car, a blue 2007 Chevy Cobalt, was found crashed into the pole with no driver around or in the car.

- Police were called at 3:52 a.m. Friday to meet a person regarding a harassment complaint in the area of Southeast Boulevard and Monroe Street, but nobody was there and nobody was found in the area. Attempts to reach the person by phone failed.

- Police responded to the parking lot at MAC Trailer on Allen Road at 1:32 a.m. Friday for criminal damage to a motor vehicle. An employee had called, but the owner of the vehicle was not there. They were told to have the owner contact police to file a complaint.

- Police were called at 12:18 a.m. Friday to East Pershing Street near Salem Community Hospital in reference to a patient who walked out of the hospital without being released. The side streets and some residences were checked, but the person was not found.

- An anonymous caller at 11:51 p.m. Thursday reported a man at the top of the overpass in the 400 block of West State Street. Officers located the man who was allegedly contemplating harming himself, but after talking with them, decided he would voluntarily go to Salem Community Hospital by ambulance. He was taken to the police station to meet the ambulance and was transported.

- A caller at 11:45 p.m. Thursday reported an unknown person driving a green Ford Taurus struck a parked vehicle on a property at South Lincoln Avenue and Aetna Street and fled. The vehicle drove through a driveway, struck the brick landscaping wall, then backed up into a vehicle, causing damage to the right rear of the parked vehicle before fleeing.

- Officers responded at 10:55 p.m. Thursday to the 300 block of North Ellsworth Avenue where a vehicle was driven into a fence and abandoned. Officers attempted to contact the owner and placed a hold on the vehicle at the tow yard until the owner contacts police.

- A woman on Ohio Avenue reported at 8:45 p.m. Thursday that her husband was harassing her by telephone. An officer contacted her husband and told him to stop, then escorted the woman home. The husband left for the evening.

- A person was reported down in the 200 block of West State Street at 7:42 p.m. Thursday. Officers, fire department first responders and KLG Ambulance made contact with the person who was grossly intoxicated and taken to Salem Community Hospital for treatment.

- A woman in the 200 block of North Lincoln Avenue reported at 3:57 p.m. Thursday that her boyfriend assaulted her at their apartment on West Pershing Street. She wanted to go to the hospital and was told to respond to the police department when she's released for a written statement for possible charges.

- Jason Price, 38, of Kennedy Drive, was cited for a traffic signal device violation after allegedly failing to stop his vehicle and colliding in the intersection of North Ellsworth Avenue and East Second Street at 3:25 p.m. Thursday with a vehicle driven by Debra Miller, 56, of West Third Street, who was eastbound on Second Street and had the green light. No injuries were reported.

- A woman on West Wilson Street called at 1:42 p.m. Thursday to report a problem with some neighbor kids on West Pershing Street. Some other people said the opposite. Apparently there was a fight with several of the children two days ago which was not reported to police.

- Howard Keslar reported at 11:33 a.m. Thursday that his rental property in the 300 block of Newgarden Avenue had been entered and the copper pipes in the basement cut out and stolen.

- Police were called at 10:45 a.m. Thursday to the old school on Prospect Street where a person with a gun was reported in a light blue car. The car was turned around in the back of the old school and an elderly female allegedly pointed a shotgun at the children playing in the back. The car then left. The couple in the car did not say anything to the children. Officers checked the area, but did not find the car.


- Police came across five juvenile boys walking along West Railroad Street after curfew at 12:26 a.m. Thursday. The five said they were staying overnight together, and the officer told them to get home.

- An unknown female called at 12:48 p.m. Thursday to report there was someone in her car in the Way Station parking lot and they would not get out, and then she hung up. The female called back to say the person was no longer in her car and she was now almost to Lisbon.

- A barking dog complaint was received on Metz Road at 6:47 p.m. Thursday. The officer went to the residence, who said her dog had been barking at the neighbor while she was playing with her dog.

- An unknown female caller reported another female was being aggressive in the laundromat on state Route 14 at 8:26 p.m. Thursday. Police checked the laundromat.

- There was a report of a suspicious package and/or person in a car parked at Fairfield Commons at 11:16 p.m. Thursday. Police checked and found the car unoccupied.



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