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PHONE:  (540) 375-4112   |  ADDRESS:  City Hall, 114 North Broad Street, Salem, VA 24153

News in Salem

7

Mar

2016

Tom Bowers Receives Prestigious F.B.I. Award

Adam S. Lee, Special Agent in Charge (SAC) of the Richmond Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has announced that Richmond FBI’s 2015 Director’s Community Leadership Award (DCLA) recipient is Tom Bowers, Commonwealth Attorney for Salem, Virginia.

23

Feb

2016

Police Make Arrest in Sexual Assault Case

On Friday, February 12, the Salem Police Department began investigating a sexual assault report that was first received by the Roanoke County Department of Social Services.

19

Feb

2016

Chris Shelor Named Salem's 2015 Police Officer of the Year

Salem’s Police Officer of the Year for 2015 is an individual whose keen powers of observation and tremendous attention to detail helped keep our citizens safe and secure, even when he wasn’t on the clock.

12

Feb

2016

Fire and EMS Respond to 911 Call at Salem Frame

The Salem Fire & EMS Department responded to a fire tonight at approximately 7:37 p.m. at Salem Frame Company, which is located at 1972 Industrial Dr. The fire was contained to a piece of equipment inside the building, but the structure did sustain moderate smoke damage. There were no injuries.

9

Feb

2016

Police Make Arrest in Methamphetamine Case

On Saturday, February 6, the Salem Police Department responded to the 1600 block of Reece Road in reference to a suspicious subject entering an abandoned structure.

5

Feb

2016

Police Make Arrest in Felony Shoplifting Case

This morning at approximately 8:21 a.m., officers were called to the 1800 block of West Main Street in reference to a shoplifting incident.

8

Jan

2016

2016 Real Estate Assessment Notices Are On The Way

The City of Salem Real Estate Department has completed the 2016 General Reassessment of all real property located in the City of Salem. Reassessment notices were mailed on January 8.

6

Jan

2016

City Manager Names Major Mike Crawley New Police Chief

Salem City Manager Kevin Boggess wasted no time this morning as he swiftly appointed Mike Crawley to the position of Police Chief for the citizens of Salem. Crawley replaces Tim Guthrie, who will retire as Salem’s Chief at the end of the month after 34 years of service in the department.

6

Jan

2016

Police Chief Tim Guthrie Announces Retirement

Salem Police Chief, Tim Guthrie, announced his retirement in a staff meeting this morning after serving Salem’s citizens as a valued member of the Police Department for the past 34 years. His departure, which has been in the works for the past several months, will take effect at the end of January.
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