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— An Oak Street, Lisbon, man reported at 1:46 p.m. Wednesday he noticed a bullet hole in the siding of his garage, which he believed appeared to be from a .22 caliber bullet that did not penetrate into the garage. He believes it happened sometime in the last two days.

— The Carroll County Sheriff’s Office requested on Thursday deputies check at a Bayard Road, West Township, home for some street signs stolen from that county. Deputies found two of the signs had been placed in the window of the home. Deputies seized the signs and explained if it happens again the man would face charges.

— A 911 call was received from the area of Lusk Lock Road at 5:48 a.m. Thursday, an area deputies knew to be a well site with open drilling. Deputies spoke to the security at the gate, who was unaware of any problems. It was later found one of the workers on the rig accidentally dialed 911.

— A child was reported sneaking out from a Lusk Lock Road home in Elkrun Township at 4:17 a.m. March 25. The child had gone on a ride with a few cousins and another 18-year-old relative, who did not have a valid license or permission to use the vehicle. The owner of the vehicle did not want to pursue charges, but the parents of three of the children did and the matter was forwarded to the prosecutor’s office.


— Steven Colian of Salem was arrested on a warrant through the sheriff’s office Thursday morning.

–A woman asked to speak with an officer Thursday morning concerning a domestic issue. She was advised to speak with her attorney.


— Gregory Hutton, 21, of Beloit, was cited for failure to stop after his westbound vehicle on East State Street failed to stop at the traffic light and struck a southbound vehicle driven by Michael Joy, 32, of East Sixth Street, who had the green light at Union Avenue at 6:19 p.m. Thursday. The collision pushed the Joy vehicle into an eastbound vehicle driven by Emily Brotherton, 28, of Van Buren Avenue, who was stopped at the red light on East State Street. Joy was taken to Salem Regional Medical Center by EMT for possible injury. He was also cited for driving under suspension.

— A hit/skip was reported at 5:14 p.m. Thursday in the 2300 block of East State Street where a female driver pulled into the GetGo gas station and an older white vehicle rear-ended her vehicle and left. There was minor damage. An officer reviewed the video footage and noted the suspect vehicle was a white Ford Crown Victoria or Mercury Grand Marquis with black rims.

— Officers responded at 3:11 p.m. Thursday to State Street Tattoo, 405 E. State St., where personnel reported a man came inside without a face mask. He was asked to put one on and became disorderly and mentioned getting or using a “9” referring to a possible handgun. He then left and ran east with a female. Officers located the male and he denied having a weapon. He and the female were questioned briefly and released. The business declined to pursue charges but did not want the man back at the store and officers told him.

— Police responded at 1:19 a.m. Friday to the 600 block of East Third Street for one to be removed. A man who let a female stay in his apartment for a few days now wanted her to leave due to an argument. She was already gathering her belongings to leave. While speaking with her, officers noticed she had another female’s driver’s license in her wallet. She said it belonged to a friend. Police confiscated the license to return it to the owner.

— A loud vehicle was reported driving up and down Liberty Street and Newgarden Avenue at 12:51 a.m. Friday, but was not found.

— A suspicious person was reported knocking on a door in the 1200 block of Jennings Avenue about 45 minutes before police were called at 9:55 p.m. Thursday.

— A traffic signal was reported malfunctioning at West State and Benton Road at 5:47 p.m. Thursday. The city electrician was notified to respond to fix it and police directed traffic until it was working properly.

— A case of unemployment fraud was reported at 2:50 p.m. Thursday in the 800 block of South Lincoln Avenue.

— Police responded with fire department medics at 1:20 p.m. Thursday for a medical in the 1000 block of Salem Parkway. The person was voluntarily transported to Salem Regional Medical Center.

— Drug paraphernalia was reported at 8:56 a.m. Thursday in the 200 block of Vine Avenue. An officer retrieved the item and destroyed it.

— An alarm was reported at 6:04 a.m. Friday in the 700 block of Newgarden Avenue. The homeowner was having issues with the alarm going off.


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