Sheriff’s Office

–Deputies were called to a domestic dispute on Wooddale Drive, Hanover Township, on Wednesday afternoon, where a woman accused her fiance of trying to hit her with a knife. She had very faint bruises on her arm that appeared to be older. The fiance denied assaulting her but said he did try to grab the knife from her while she was trying to open a package and a struggle ensued, with him pushing her. He said they were arguing because she continues to order items online using his personal informtion. The woman declined to press charges but was advised how to obtain a protection order and evict him if she wanted.

–A corrections officer at the county jail called Aug. 1 to say that during a shake down of inmate cells suspected narcotics were found. The item, wrapped in cloth with a rubber band holding it closed, was determined not to be a narcotic.

–Deputies responding to a suspicious vehicle call on state Route 172, Hanover Township, at 11:21 p.m. Tuesday found a man with a vehicle camping in the area. The man said he was homeless and did not mean to cause a problem. The man was told the property owner did not want him there, so he began packing up to leave.


— A woman who lives in an apartment house at 215 E. Lincoln Way reported Wednesday being assaulted by her male roommate, who she said punched her in the back and pushed her against the wall. The woman showed no sign of injury and was told to stop by the police department to give a formal statement, but she never did. Meanwhile, police caught up with the man while walking back to the apartment with groceries and beer. He denied assaulting her and said the woman was mad because he was taking tubes to make cigarettes.

— Police were called to a home on West Lincoln Way at 3:36 p.m. Wednesday and told two men there they would be charged with trespassing if they returned. They were also to quit texting and calling the woman who lives there.


— The manager of TJV Auto Group advised police that one of the dealer license plates was stolen, and he received a bill from the Pennsylvania turnpike at 10:22 a.m. Wednesday.

— Ace Hardware reported illegal dumping in their dumpster at 1:02 p.m. Wednesday.


— Officers in the 2300 block of East State Street at 12:24 a.m. Thursday noticed a suspicious vehicle behind a closed business. A man was dumpster diving in all the plaza dumpsters. He was told he needed permission from the businesses before continuing. He said he would speak to the managers.

— Police responded at 10:06 p.m. Wednesday to the 500 block of East State for a person to be removed from an apartment complex. The owner said the male had been staying in the hallway for several nights in a row and was currently there. The male was located walking down the road and was told he did not have permission to be at the residence. He was trespassed from the property and sent on his way.

— Officers, along with fire department first responders and EMT ambulance, responded to the 2700 block of East State Street for a medical emergency at 9:14 p.m. Wednesday. A woman was in the parking lot and said she felt like she was going to pass out. She was assessed and taken to Salem Regional Medical Center.

— An audible alarm was reported at 8:38 p.m. Wednesday in the 1000 block of East State Street. All was secure.

— A possible fight was reported at 8:27 p.m. Wednesday in the area of North Howard and West Fourth Street where a caller heard screaming at a high volume. Officers determined friends were just hanging out and said they did not mean to be that loud. No fight occurred.

— The driver of a black Volkswagen reportedly left without paying for $26.01 worth of gas at Smith Oil on East State Street at 8:23 p.m. Wednesday.

— Loud music was reported at 8:03 p.m. Wednesday in the 500 block of East Third Street. Officers didn’t hear it.

— A person in the 700 block of Franklin reported at 7:05 p.m. Wednesday that she found scratches on the left side of her vehicle.

— Police were asked at 4:16 p.m. Wednesday to do a well-being check on a tenant at an apartment complex on Vine. The manager had not seen the tenant in two weeks. No one was home.

— A caller at 3:34 p.m. Wednesday reported juveniles outside with no clothes on and unattended in the 100 block of West 14th Street. Officers found the juveniles were clothed and attended by an adult.

— A well-being check was requested at 1:05 p.m. Wednesday in the 400 block of West Fourth. The person said everything was ok.

— A man in the 200 block of South Lincoln on Wednesday said he believed someone near his home was installing cameras and hacking his WiFi signal.

— Police responded at 12:25 p.m. Wednesday to the 2300 block of Merle for a reported abduction. A woman said she had guardianship of her grandchild and the child’s mother took her from the residence without her knowledge or permission. Officers were able to locate both the child and mother in the 1200 block of Cedar Ridge. The child was returned to the grandmother. A report will be sent to Children Services.

— Officers at 12:12 p.m. Wednesday spoke with a man and his juvenile daughter on Whinnery Road about issues between the two.

— Police were called at 10:21 a.m. Wednesday to East Third Street for a call about a fight possibly escalating to having a gun involved. Each party claimed being threatened by the other party after a property dispute. No gun was located in the vehicle involved and each party denied having one. A man in a vehicle stopped to pick up some property at a residence on Rose and was confronted by the landlord. A vehicle in the garage which was registered to another person was towed away at the request of the landlord. Officers later returned when the vehicle owner wanted to know where his vehicle was towed. He later came to the station to complain about the tow bill and was told it’s a civil matter.


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