East Liverpool Police Reports for 4-3

Kayla Kendrick, St. Clair Avenue, reported a person known to her stole about $100 cash and phone from her apartment.

Kristina M. Judson reported being forced off the road by a vehicle on Maine Boulevard. She followed the vehicle to a Eutaw Avenue residence, where two men exited, one of whom began shouting at her and striking the hood of her vehicle. An officer went to the residence and spoke to Ricki L. Nelson, 44, who initially denied the actions then admitted he had struck Judson’s vehicle. He was charged with driving under suspension and improper passing, while Judson was advised to speak to the law director about damage to her vehicle.

Officers pulled over a vehicle that had been stopped in front of a suspected drug house on Vine Street. The owner, Kristopher Cibula, 22, had an outstanding warrant for dangerous drugs and was taken into custody.

Brianna Green, 19, no address listed, reported being assaulted by three people while she was walking downtown. She had no visible injuries and was advised to see the law director about filing charges.

Rick Lipps, 40, address not listed, came to the police station with visible injuries to his face and reported he had been at a house on Laura Avenue where several men he knows beat him up. Lipps said the men accused him of touching a baby, which he denied repeatedly, but said they started beating him, telling him to confess on video or they would kill him. After doing so, Lipps was beaten more, he reported.

Tim Potts, reported a vehicle owned by Galaxy Industrial Services missing from in front of his residence on Riverview Street. It was recovered the same day in some woods on Ruth Street in Liverpool Township.

While traveling at what was reported as an unsafe speed on Riley Avenue, a vehicle driven by David K. Hutto, 27, North Shady Lane reportedly struck a vehicle owned by Jeffery S. Laughlin, Riley Avenue, before jumping a ditch and crashing into a gas line and meter at a home. Both vehicles were severely damaged, although no injuries were reported. No charges were reported.

An off-duty township police officer who is also a city councilman witnessed a drug deal take place Monday afternoon by a Walnut Street business and contacted police. He told officers he saw a hand to hand exchange after which he could see one man had something in his hand after shaking hands with another man. The men went back inside the business afterward and were described to officers, who headed toward the area. One of the men began walking and the other entered a vehicle which was stopped on Second Street by officers. They reported seeing the driver, reach between his legs as though dropping something to the floor or concealing something. The passenger was wearing ankle length boots that were not tied, and officers had him remove them to check for weapons. When he did so, 48 bindles, or unit doses, of suspected heroin was found in the boots, according to reports. The bags were stamped “High Eagle” and “Boss.” The driver, meanwhile, was identified as Adam Watkins, 29. While checking the vehicle for weapons, officers reported finding a used syringe, plastic spoon and Q-tip rubber-banded together underneath the driver’s seat. Watkins was charged with possession of drug abuse instruments and driving under suspension. The suspected heroin will be sent for testing and evidence presented to the grand jury for possible charges against the passenger.