Officers responded to a domestic dispute in the Summit Square Plaza and arrived to find a man and woman standing near their vehicles, each claiming the other was violating a court order for child visitation. Their 10-year-old child was in her mother's vehicle, crying loudly and saying she wanted her father to leave, according to police. The woman completed a complaint form but signed a refusal to prosecute, while the man failed to show up at the police department to file a complaint. The child left with her mother.
Brianna Green reported she was loading groceries into her vehicle in the Walmart parking lot with her wallet still in the shopping cart. She found her credit card missing from the wallet and said it was used but the card company declined to tell her where it was used.
A Glenn Street resident reported that, after placing an ad on Craigslist, in the Bargain Hunter and on Facebook to sell a Pomeranian dog for $550, she received an emailed reply from a man saying he wanted the dog. He told her he would send a check for $2,350 if she would send back $1,800 in cash by Western Union so he could have a company come pick up the dog. The woman did, in fact, receive such a check but took it to her bank, where she learned it was no good. She wanted a report on file in case anyone came to retrieve the dog.
Officers received information that Virginia Menear of Y&O Road was present at the residence and had an active warrant. They took her into custody and turned her over to county sheriff's deputies for transportation to jail.
Laura C. Blake, 27, North Lundy Avenue, Salem, was charged Wednesday evening with criminal trespass after reportedly being found in the home of Kenneth L. Delposen Sr., Old Fredericktown Road. Police reported that Delposen's daughter-in-law, who lives next door noticed someone walking around inside his house when no one was supposed to be home. She went inside and encountered a woman, later identified as Blake, who was wiping her hands with a paper towel. The woman said she knew Delposen and stopped to use the restroom but no one was home. The daughter-in-law noted the license plate on the truck the woman was driving before she left. Later, Delposen discovered a container filled with change missing and a dresser drawer open with a check book and credit card lying out. Meanwhile, officers learned the license plate was registered to a Mary Street resident and headed there, only to be called back to Delposen's home, where Blake had returned. They reported arriving to find her pleading with Delposen to let her go, denying having taken anything, but he told police he wanted charges filed.