Police, May 18, 2014


– Police responded to a home in the 600 block Franklin Avenue at 4:02 p.m. Friday where the resident reported someone had taken two push mowers and a 5-gallon can of gas from her garage without permission.

– Robert K. Turner III, 46, 480 Franklin St., Salem, was charged with theft and driving under suspension after officers stopped him in the area of East Third Street and Roosevelt Avenue at 7:46 p.m. Friday following a report that he had fled a business in the 2800 block East State Street with items that a woman placed in a van he was driving. Officers recovered $169.75 in stolen merchandise. The woman’s identification was recovered in the van, but she was not located at the time. Her juvenile daughter was turned over to a friend on scene.

– Officers responded to the 1200 block of Fairview Avenue at 2:05 a.m. Saturday in reference to a suspicious package in the roadway and found a tool bag containing several power tools. The bag was taken to the station for safekeeping until an owner can be found.

– A South Lincoln Avenue resident reported at 6:32 a.m. Saturday her adult daughter had been calling and harassing her since 5 a.m. that morning. The daughter was warned to stop calling.

– Dorothy R. Figley, 85, Lisbon, was cited for a red light violation following a two-vehicle crash on East State Street at 9:11 a.m. Saturday in which she was crossing northbound from the Salem Plaza to the Eastgate Plaza and allegedly pulled in front of a westbound vehicle driven by Raymond M. Skiba, 45, Conway, S.C. No injuries were reported.

– An officer responded to a West Pershing Street home at 9:43 a.m. Saturday where the resident reported he found his dog along with its collar and chain missing after he had tied it outside while he was gone for approximately 10 minutes earlier that morning. The lab-type dog was skinny looking and approximately 60 pounds. Its collar had the name Neffy on it. The officer was unable to find the dog.

– An officer investigated a report of a credit card fraud at a Cleveland Street home at 10 a.m. Saturday.

– An officer responded to a Fairview Avenue home at 11:29 a.m. Saturday where the resident reported her 16-year-old daughter had left the home without permission following an argument between the two earlier that morning.