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The Salem Police Department released their reports involving disorderly conduct, theft and shoplifting. On May 2nd
at 9:51 in the evening, an officer was detailed to the 200 block of East Roosevelt in reference to a peace disturbance. The report led to that arrest of a 47-year old Salem male for disorderly conduct. HE was incarcerated and will be issued a summons to appear in court. On May 7th
at 12:27 in the morning, an officer was detailed to the 300 block of West Ninth Street in reference to a disturbance. The report led to the arrest of a 25-year old Salem female for peace disturbance and disorderly conduct. She was incarcerated and will be issued a summons to appear in court. On May 9th
at 2:10 in the afternoon, an officer was contacted at the station in reference to a theft from a vehicle. The report revealed that person(s) unknown took a blue Nokia cell phone, valued at $150, from a tan 2001 Ford truck parked on the TCRC parking lot. The report is under investigation. On May 10th
at 4:58 in the afternoon, officers of the Salem Police Department served a search warrant in the 200 block of South Jackson. Service of the warrant led to the arrest of a 23-year old Salem male for possession of a hallucinogen and possession of marijuana. He was incarcerated pending the application of warrants. On May 13th
at 1:43 in the morning, an officer was detailed to Wal-Mart in reference to a shoplifter. The report led to the arrest of a 27-year old Salem male for stealing. He was issued a summons to appear in court and released. Anyone with any information regarding these incidents is asked to contact the Salem Police Department by calling 729-4242.
On May 13th at 2:50 in the morning while on routine patrol, a Dent County Sheriff’s deputy made an investigative vehicle stop at a business located on Highway 32 East in Salem. Investigation led to a baggie containing a white powder substance, a straw with residue that field-tested positive for methamphetamine, and a 357 magnum revolver being taken into evidence. As a result, 46-year old Raymond Lloyd Norris of Salem was taken into custody and charged with one felony county of possession of a controlled substance and one felony count of unlawful use of a weapon. Bond was set at $7,000.
The Salem Police Department released their report for the month of April. During the month, they wrote 26 traffic tickets, 29 warning tickets and one equipment repair order. They served 38 summonses to appear in court and three fugitive warrants. The Salem Police Department investigated nine accidents, two assaults, five domestic assaults, and five reports of driving while intoxicated. The Police Department also investigated 13 reports of stealing, one report of
property damage, three burglaries, one report of harassment, one report of a minor in possession of intoxicants, one report of a lost or stolen plate, two reports of disorderly conduct, one report for open containers, one report of a refusal to obey a lawful order, and one report of leaving the scene of an accident. They also investigated one report of possession of drug hallucinogen and 11 reports of possession of marijuana. The police conducted one death investigation. The police received 1,726 calls for service during the month and handled 121 walk-ins to the station. The Salem Police Department redirected 71 calls to the animal control officer. They spent 20 hours in court testifying, and six hours as court bailiff. The calls in April included 19 calls for escorts, three 9-1-1 calls, seven intoxicated driver investigations, one call for a suspicious person or vehicle, six calls for peace disturbances, six calls for domestic disputes, four calls for fights in progress, five ambulance assist calls, three calls for alarms sounding, five domestic dispute calls, two calls for an intoxicated pedestrian, two fire calls and three wreckers were needed. The Salem Police Department drove a total of 11,619 miles during the month of April. The Salem Police Department arrested 32 males and 7 females during the month of April.
The City of Salem Board of Alderman will conduct a special closed session, called by Mayor Gary Brown today at 4:00 PM in the city administrative offices for the discussion of real estate.