East Liverpool City Police
Officers responded at 3:57 a.m. Sunday to Woodland Hills, where Miranda Forbes, 22, had reported her apartment broken into and being assaulted. They found Forbes bloody and battered, and she told officers she was sleeping in her bedroom with her newborn baby when someone jumped on top of her and held her down, demanding money. As Forbes began struggling, she was being strangled and realized both she and her assailant were on top of her baby. She suffered scratches, a bloody lip and marks to her face, and the baby also received a scratch to the forehead. Forbes gave officers the names of two possible suspects, who live in an adjacent apartment, and officers reported hearing a door slam and seeing the two people, identified as Michael Stacy, 26, and Ikeima Abercrombie, 29, trying to make their way to the nearby woods. They were ordered to return, and Stacy was reportedly seen throwing something in the grass, also becoming belligerent and yelling at officers. He was charged with disorderly conduct. A spoon wrapped in plastic with suspected heroin on it was found and will be sent for testing, and Stacy was also charged with possession of drug paraphernalia. Abercrombie was reportedly carrying a purse and when it was opened, officers saw items inside belonging to Forbes. She was also seen shoving something into her jeans, and officers reported finding Forbes’ bank cards and identification cards. Abercrombie was charged with obstructing official business. Forbes’ cell phone was found in the grass. Additional charges are pending.
A 29-year-old Ohio Avenue man was found just after noon Sunday, deceased in his apartment, with police reporting it as a drug overdose. The county coroner’s office was contacted and responded to the scene.
n A Vine Street resident reported hearing shots fired from a passing car Sunday night. No details reported.
Ikeima Abercrombie, 29, Wilbert Avenue, reported Thursday someone broke into her apartment, which was ransacked. The only thing missing was the money order for her rent.
Kelly R. Bailey, 36, Allison Avenue, reported a man she knows stole $120 and, when confronted, returned $71. Officers reported the man denied stealing the money.