Police

Salem

— Officers received a report of a sex offense from Children Services at 3 p.m. Monday that took place in the city involving a juvenile female. An investigation was pending.

— A break-in was reported at 2:40 p.m. Monday in the 300 block of East State Street, with nothing suspicious found.

— A cell phone found on Franklin Avenue was turned over to police at 1:39 p.m. Monday. Police were able to identify the owner, who retrieved the phone at the station later.

— Police were called at 1:01 p.m. Monday to the check the well-being of a resident on West School Street after a woman said she had not been able to get in touch with her son since Friday. She was concerned because he had been upset lately. Several attempts were made for contact and then he finally came out of his apartment and said he was fine. He did not need assistance and said his mother and stepfather could come in.

— A barking dog was reported in a vehicle with the windows up in the 800 block of East State Street Monday, but no vehicle with a dog was found.

— Donnell Ford, 152 Continental Drive, reported at 12:05 p.m. Monday that a couple purchased a vehicle and paid by check, but the check bounced. They were notified and a second check was issued later and also bounced. There were given an ultimatum to make payment or bring the vehicle back, which they did. The vehicle had accumulated 2,100 miles on the odometer during the time they had the car. The business has tried multiple times to make contact, but the couple failed to return the calls. The prosecutor’s office was reviewing to determine if it’s civil or criminal.

— Police were called to the 500 block of East Third Street for an abandoned bicycle at 11:16 a.m. Monday. It was taken to the station.

— A woman in the 500 block of Bank Street reported at 11:01 a.m. Monday that someone stole her son’s new bicycle from beside their house.

— Police were called at 9:37 a.m. Monday to Salem Regional Medical Center to speak with a woman about an adult male who is a resident of a group home, had a doctor’s appointment and wandered off from the hospital. The male was located a short time later in the 200 block of Continental Drive. The woman responded to the scene to give him a ride.

— Kaleb Messersmith, 19, of 2553 Lexington Ave., was taken into custody on an active warrant after turning himself in at the police station at 8:34 a.m. Monday. He was taken to jail.

— An officer was called at 7:50 a.m. Monday to the 500 block of Pershing Street for vehicles parked in the municipal lot which had been barricaded for no parking. A paving company was on the scene to prepare the lot for resurfacing. The vehicle owners were found and moved the vehicles.

Salem Fire Calls

— Firefighters were called at 12:27 p.m. Tuesday to the 300 block of Benton Road for a large amount of black smoke in the area. No smoke was located, but firefighters spoke with employees at a business and they were unaware of anything burning. Surrounding areas were checked but nothing was found.

— Firefighters responded to a report of a person with their hand trapped in the 200 block of Rose Avenue at 11:34 a.m. Tuesday, finding that a child pinched his finger in the kitchen cupboard hinge. A screwdriver was used to loosen the screw to allow removal of the pinched finger. EMT ambulance also responded and evaluated the injury. No transport was required.

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