Police

Salem

— A caller at 7:24 p.m. Monday reported juveniles throwing an item back and forth to each other across State Street in the 500 block, learning it was a bouncy ball. Police told them to stop due to traffic and safety concerns.

— A woman on West Wilson reported at 5:25 p.m. Monday that money was taken from her bank account. She could not find her debit card, then noticed the money missing from her account. The bank told her to get a police report and disabled her debit card.

— Drug paraphernalia was reported in the 300 block of Sharp Avenue at 5:11 p.m. Monday, found laying on the sidewalk and recovered. The contraband will be destroyed.

— Police received a call at 5:01 p.m. Monday regarding two dogs inside a crate outside in the sun for an extended time in the 1100 block of North Ellsworth Avenue. Officers found the dogs inside a crate, but they were in the shade. The resident said the dogs were not out there long and had drank before going outside. They were taken out of the crate and taken inside.

— A woman reported at 4:28 p.m. Monday that a vicious dog with no collar and off leash in the 500 block of East Third Street attacked her dog and bit it. Officers did not locate the dog.

— Police checked on an open door at a house on South Broadway Avenue on Monday afternoon, finding the residence vacant and dilapidated. The housing department will be notified.

— John Bingham, 52, of South Ellsworth Avenue, was cited for assured clear distance ahead after his eastbound vehicle struck the rear of another eastbound vehicle driven by Denise Brainard, 39, of East Sixth Street, who was stopped in traffic on East State Street near Aldi’s at 3:55 p.m. Monday. No injuries were reported.

— An anonymous person dropped of an item found in his yard in the 600 block of Fair at 3:05 p.m. Monday. The item will be secured at the police station.

— Police responded at 2:43 p.m. Monday to a report of a 3-year-old child locked out of a home on South Madison Avenue. Officers tried multiple times to get the attention of someone inside the residence without success. Officers were able to make entry after determining the child lived there. A mother was located and woken up and told about the problem with her son being locked out of the home. The report said the mother did not have a reasonable excuse for why the boy was locked out. The case will be referred to Children Services for a follow-up. Officers did make a small amount of damage to the doorway upon entry.

— A driver received a warning for traffic violations and contraband after a traffic stop at 2:25 p.m. Monday on East Pershing Street near South Union Avenue. Officers found a small amount of contraband during a search.

— Police were called at 1:40 p.m. Monday in the 300 block of Newgarden Avenue to check the well-being of the homeowner, who reported being fine and just had an argument with the ex.

— A woman at a business in the 2200 block of East State Street reported at 11:45 a.m. Monday that she noticed daylight near a roof vent from inside the business. Officers checked the unit and had the fire department respond with a ladder to check the roof. It was determined the screen cover to the vent had blown off, possibly from a recent storm. No other damage was found. The woman was told to contact the property owner about getting the screen fixed.

— The housing department had a junk vehicle towed with help from the police department in the 400 block of Sharp Avenue at 11:07 a.m. Monday. A 10-day notice for junk vehicle removal had been placed on the Buick SUV last month.

— Rikki Buchheit, 29, of Negley, was cited for a red light violation after she told police she did not see the red light until it was too late and went through the intersection in the 2300 block of East State Street, striking a vehicle driven by Cheryl Prior, 59, of Washingtonville, who had the green light at 9:45 a.m. Monday.

— A 16-year-old Salem girl was cited for a stop sign violation after she reportedly pushed on the gas instead of the brake at a stop sign while eastbound on West 10th Street, getting struck by a southbound vehicle driven by Thomas Czoka, 69, of Warren, on North Ellsworth Avenue at 8:31 a.m. Monday. The vehicle the girl was driving had to be towed from the scene.

— A Salem city school bus driver, 40-year-old Brianne Falk, was cited for improper turn after the bus she was driving made a wide right turn and struck a parked car owned by George Tyson of Liberty Street at 7:51 a.m. Monday in the area of Vine and Third.

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