Wellsville Police Reports for 5-25

Neighbors of an 18th Street residence called police at 11:22 p.m. May 17 for a fight. Officers arrived and found Elizabeth Ward, of the above address, walking away from the home, visibly upset with scratches on her neck and a large lump on her forehead. Elizabeth admitted she and her husband, Ivan Ward, had been arguing, but claimed her injuries were due to falling down. Police then met with Ivan, who loudly addressed officers in an abusive and threatening manner, insisting that what happened was between he and his wife. When Ivan refused to calm down, he was arrested for persistent disorderly conduct, and began shouting obscenities at Elizabeth from the cruiser. At the station, police determined there was sufficient evidence to also charge Ivan Ward with domestic violence.

Police were called at 9:04 a.m. May 23 to Quality Liquid Feeds, Clark Avenue, for an injured truck driver. Officers found driver Curtis Smith sitting on the ground. Smith said he must have missed a step while climbing on top of his truck. Workers on site said they were going to take Smith to the hospital, but then he passed out, which Smith says he doesn’t remember. Tri-County Ambulance transported Smith to East Liverpool City Hospital, and Smith’s employer was contacted about the incident.

Officers were called to the Washington Street address of Cassandra Manley at 4:16 p.m. May 5, regarding alleged harassment from her ex-boyfriend, Julius Ruffin, last known to be staying at the Emerald Hotel. Manley says Ruffin has been posting to her Facebook page. Earlier in the day, she says Ruffin parked next to her husband’s truck on Washington Street, repeatedly pressing his vehicle’s lock button, which activates the vehicle’s horn, then walking away. Manley was advised to keep the Facebook postings, but not respond to any of them.