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Police

Perry Township

— Police responded at 8:45 a.m. Thursday to the 600 block of West Pidgeon Road for a report of a missing juvenile. A woman reported that her 13-year-old daughter had not been home since last Thursday and had not been in school at all this week. She said her daughter was with her friend, but did not know the name of the friend. Police followed her to the location where she thought the juvenile may be and found the juvenile. The woman took custody of the juvenile and was advised, for the second time, to file unruly charges in juvenile court.

— Police were called at 4:12 a.m. Thursday to Newgarden Avenue just south of state Route 45 for two horses and a donkey in the roadway. Police were able to locate the owner and have the animals safely returned.

— A complaint was under investigation after police responded to Blossom Nursing home at 3:44 p.m. Wednesday.

— A reckless operator was reported Wednesday afternoon in the 200 block of Apple Street speeding, but was not found.

— An officer on patrol at 12:25 a.m. Wednesday saw a vehicle parked at the entrance to Cry Baby Bridge off of Egypt Road with its headlights on. The officer spoke with five people who advised they were checking the bridge out due to hearing ghost stories about it. They were checked for outstanding warrants, with none found, and sent on their way.

— A suspicious item was left in a mailbox in the 600 block of West Pidgeon Road at 7:33 p.m. Tuesday. The matter is under investigation.

— Police took a report at 4:54 p.m. Tuesday of a person texting a resident on West State Street about purchasing drugs. The resident told police she needs a report due to legal reasons.

— An abandoned vehicle was reported at 1:46 p.m. Tuesday at a residence in the 500 block of Michigan Boulevard. Police ran the vin number due to the vehicle not having license plates and learned it belonged to a deceased family member of the homeowner. The homeowner had the vehicle removed by Sinsley’s Towing.

Salem

— Police were dispatched to the 900 block of Ohio Avenue for an unknown problem after a caller reported hearing screaming and glass breaking at 1:06 a.m. Thursday. Officers responded and advised dispatch that the 900 block did not exist, continuing to search until dispatch contacted the caller back. He said he was in the hospital and thought he heard something.

— Harassment was reported at 12:27 a.m. Thursday in the 1100 block of South Lincoln Avenue where a female reported she was receiving texts from multiple numbers that she did not know. Officers observed the texts, with her permission, and discovered she was part of a group chat that she was unaware of. She was advised to send a text to the group asking to be removed.

— Two different motorists received warnings for two headlights required after traffic stops late Wednesday, one on North Ellsworth Avenue and one on South Lundy Avenue. Both gave consents for searches of the their vehicles, with nothing illegal found.

— An officer at 8:02 p.m. Wednesday saw a truck parked along the walking path of Waterworth Memorial Park near the baseball field where vehicles are prohibited. The owner moved the vehicle.

— A woman on Elm Avenue reported at 7 p.m. Wednesday that she ordered a package with multiple items that was delivered to the wrong address. She contacted post office personnel who attempted to get the package back from the residence where it was delivered, however, the residents would not return it. Officers will follow up with the post office to attempt to retrieve the package.

— A motorist received a warning for failure to yield at an intersection after a traffic stop at 6:39 p.m. Wednesday in the 200 block of East Third Street. Tests were done to make sure the motorist was not impaired.

— A possible scam was reported at 5:21 p.m. Wednesday in the 1100 block of Maple Street where a man said he provided all of his personal information to an unknown male over the phone and had money taken out of his bank account. He was told to contact his bank, the social security office and someone who specializes in identity theft.

— Police responded at 4:12 p.m. Wednesday to the 100 block of West Eighth to check the well-being of a female. She said everything was ok and she didn’t have any thoughts of harming herself.

— Police at 1:59 p.m. Wednesday assisted an adult parole officer with an investigation on South Howard Avenue.

— Home Depot personnel in the 2900 block of East State Street reported at 12:50 p.m. Wednesday that two shoplifters fled the store in a dark-colored Dodge Dakota, traveling into the Walmart parking lot. Police did not find them. Upon speaking to a district agent for Home Depot, police learned a male and female shoplifted merchandise totaling $995. An investigation is pending.

— A suspicious vehicle was reported in a driveway in the 300 block of North Union Avenue at 10:43 a.m. Wednesday with both back doors open and nobody around. A woman said she was having her floors cleaned and the owner of the vehicle was cleaning her floors.

— Police investigated a report of a semi truck striking a crossing gate on South Ellsworth Avenue at the tracks at 10:26 a.m. Wednesday. There was no information for the truck. The gate arm was still attached but broken and laying on the ground. Norfolk Southern was contacted.

— A man in the 1400 block of Ridgewood Drive reported at 8:14 a.m. Wednesday that his credit card information was stolen and he received credit card withdrawals for multiple charges from Reynolds, Ohio. He already called and cancelled the card and reported the unauthorized charges.

— Police responded at 8:03 a.m. Wednesday to the 1400 block of East State Street for a report of a male riding a bike exposing himself. Officers located the male and he denied it.

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