Salem Police Chief Sean Reynolds says they have partially unraveled the mystery of who was involved in an incident on the Selmaville Road early Wednesday morning, but there are differences in the story.
Police were initially called by a woman who said she stopped behind a pickup that was sitting in the middle of the Selmaville Road near the former World Color Press facility. She reported the man inside got out with a bat or metal pipe but got back into his truck after she backed up. The woman then followed the man and when he turned onto Bryan Lane where she lived she continued behind him.
The man reportedly left after the woman’s boyfriend came outside. The boyfriend reportedly found the man later on the west side of town and tried to ask him what was going on. The man was last seen going southbound on Selmaville Road.
Reynolds says with the help of a partial license plate and description of the truck, they were able to find the vehicle and the man driving. He reports his story differed as to getting out of the vehicle with a ball bat or pipe or even being stopped in the middle of the road. Reynolds says the man claimed to be driving slowly due to the fog that had settled in.
Reynolds says the woman who reported the incident was pleased the man was found and questioned but didn’t want to pursue any criminal charges. As a result, the chief says the case will not be pursued.
Reynolds says there have been no reports of any similar incidents.