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News in Salem

12

Apr

2016

Police Make Additional Arrest in IHOP Armed Robbery

The Detective Division of the Salem Police Department has made another arrest related to the armed robbery at the Salem IHOP restaurant that took place on Friday, April 8.

8

Apr

2016

Police Make Arrest in Armed Robbery at IHOP

This morning, at approximately 3:45 a.m., officers from the Salem Police Department responded to IHOP restaurant located in the 200 block of N. Electric Road in reference to a reported armed robbery.

22

Mar

2016

Police Make Arrest in Child Pornography Case

On Friday, March 18, Brian T. McKay, 35, of Salem was arrested and charged with 23 felony counts of possession of child pornography. The arrest is directly tied to an ongoing child pornography investigation that is being conducted by the Salem Police Department.

15

Mar

2016

Police Make Arrest in Recent Rash of Burglaries

On Sunday, March 6, the Salem Police Department made an arrest in connection with multiple vehicle burglaries and a residential burglary in the West Club area of Salem. At approximately 11 p.m. that Sunday, police received a complaint asking them to investigate a suspicious male subject who was seen entering vehicles in the 100 block of Sawyer Drive.

9

Mar

2016

Police Make Arrests in Delinquency Case

On Sunday, January 10, at approximately 3:40 a.m., the Salem Police Department responded to the 1000 block of Stonegate Drive in reference to a report of underage drinking. The complaint came from a juvenile female who told officers that she and several other juveniles were consuming alcohol that was being provided by adults, who also were present in the residence.

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.

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.

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.
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