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POLICE

Salem

— A person flagged down a police officer at 1:29 a.m. Tuesday to report a male was walking across the street stumbling in the 100 block of West State Street. An officer found him in the area of South Broadway and Pershing Street and smelled alcohol coming from him. Due to the weather conditions and safety concerns, the male was given a ride home.

— Christopher Ryan Gorence, 34, of Georgetown Road, was cited for operating a vehicle under the influence and a lights required violation after a traffic stop at 1:20 a.m. Tuesday on East State Street. He was given a courtesy ride home and the vehicle was towed by Kaiser’s Towing.

— An officer on patrol at 10:49 p.m. Monday saw a vehicle parked in the 300 block of Newgarden Avenue with hazard lights on and three people standing outside the vehicle, then saw one of the males take a swing at another male. The officer stopped and determined the two men were brothers and had been arguing, leading to them to strike each other. Nobody wanted to pursue the matter.

— A man reported at 6:14 p.m. Monday that the mother of his two juvenile daughters was refusing to bring them back despite a court order. She took them to a residence in West Virginia. He wanted the situation documented for court.

— A man on West Wilson Street reported at 5:21 p.m. Monday that someone opened an AT&T cell phone account using his name and email address. The person opened the account a month ago and the man began receiving emails advising the account passwords had been changed, which alerted him to the issue. He has not had an account with At&T for three years. He reported the issue to AT&T and was forwarding the police report to the company’s fraud department. The suspect address attached to the account was in Gulfport, Miss.

— Police were called at 5:06 p.m. Monday to the 1200 block of East State Street where a vehicle reportedly slid off of the north side of the street into a bank of snow. The vehicle backed up and left before police arrived. It appeared the vehicle was stuck briefly and no debris was found.

— Lyndsey Johnson, 34, of East Palestine, was cited for marked lanes after her westbound vehicle, which was in the straight lane on East State Street, made a right turn and cut in front of traffic in the right turn lane, colliding with a westbound vehicle driven by Jason Hawkins, 44, of North Ellsworth Avenue, who was in the right turn lane at 4:37 p.m. Monday. No injuries were reported. The accident occurred in the 2300 block.

— Police responded at 3:16 p.m. Monday to a dispute in the 800 block of Newgarden Avenue where a woman said she’s in the process of moving out and her husband changed all the locks and wasn’t answering the door. Officers made contact with the husband who said she could come in and get the property she wanted. Both were told that since they’re married, all property was communal. She obtained her belongings and was staying to talk with him.

— A woman at 1:48 p.m. Monday reported being harassed in the 2700 block of East State Street, advising she was confronted by two known females at her place of employment, with them yelling at her and being verbally abusive. She only wanted the incident documented for now in case the problem persists.

— Police were called at 1:21p.m. Monday to the 600 block of East State Street where a woman said she had trouble with a male friend and now wanted to commit suicide. Fire department first responders and KLG ambulance responded and the female was taken to Salem Regional Medical Center for treatment.

— A verbal dispute was reported at 11:53 a.m. Monday in the 400 block of East Perry Street where a man and woman who have a son together were arguing over keys to a van she drives that’s in the man’s name. An officer explained the vehicle issue is a civil matter. Police were called back to the residence at 12:31 p.m. where the two were continuing to argue, with an allegation of pushing and a slap. Both said neither were injured nor did they want to pursue the matter. Officers gave them options and explained the domestic violence laws and possible consequences.

— An open door was reported at a business in the 600 block of East State Street at 9:35 a.m. Monday. Police checked the business and found nothing out of place. Officers waited for the keyholder who said it must have been left open by an employee.

— Police responded to a parking complaint at 6:25 a.m. Monday in the 500 block of North Ellsworth Avenue. The owner moved the illegally parked vehicle.

— Police were called at 4:38 p.m. Sunday to the 1200 block of East Third Street for an accident after a city plow truck struck a telephone pole in an alley, causing the pole to fall onto the truck. They were cable lines. The street department workers were able to move the pole from the truck and the truck was driven from the scene. The cable company was advised.

Salem

— Firefighters responded to Fresh Mark, 1735 S. Lincoln Ave., at 8:20 a.m. Monday for a fire alarm activation. Upon arrival, security didn’t know the fire department was responding, contacting maintenance and learning the alarm company was working on the system and failed to take the alarm out of service with the monitoring firm.

— Firefighters responded to the 500 block of East Fourth Street for a fire alarm going off in an apartment at 9:56 p.m. Sunday. Upon arrival, it was found the smoke detector in the apartment activated. The apartment was checked and no problems were found. Residents were advised to contact maintenance to replace the smoke detector.

— The fire department was called at 9:22 p.m. Sunday to the 200 block of Vine Avenue for water leaking through the ceiling of a bathroom. Police were also on the scene and the resident shut off the electricity at the main electrical panel for his apartment. The leak was coming from an upstairs apartment. Police were able to make entry through an open sliding door and found a leaking toilet which was then shut off at the valve. The resident was advised not to turn on power until an electrician can check the wiring.

— Firefighters were requested at 4:44 p.m. Sunday in the 1200 block of East Third Street by police to check lines down on a plow truck in an alley. Firefighters found cable lines down and a pole leaning on the rear of the truck. No electric lines were involved, only cable and phone lines. No hazards were found.

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