Wellsville Police Reports

Kim Speece, Jackman Street, East Liverpool, reported around 3 p.m. Nov. 13 that her 16-year-old daughter got into an altercation on state Route 7, and came to the station still arguing that the girl would not return home with Speece. The girl had apparently been living at a Commerce Avenue residence. Speece went to Wellsville High School to take her daughter home to East Liverpool, but the girl refused. The girl stated that Speece makes her use her money to buy her mother drugs, and also stated that a male resides at the East Liverpool address and also sells drugs. Speece stated that she stopped using drugs, and agreed to let her daughter stay at a Chester Avenue residence overnight until everyone is calmed down. Police advised Speece and her daughter that a report will be filed with children’s services.

An employee of Nick’s Pizza on Main Street reported at 6:20 p.m. Nov. 14 that a man who had urinated on the floor, was now across the street sitting in a white Chevrolet Impala. Officers arrived and found the man in question, later identified as David Perizza. He deniedthe accusations. Officers then spoke with Pinky Gill, the business owner, and stated that a Saline Township police officer stood behind the man and witnessed the incident. Officers reviewed security footage, to which they observed a man standing with both hands on the counter, but then take his right hand, put it in front of him below the counter for a short time, turned around and saw another man behind him, and then appeared to zip his pants up and move to the left where he urinated. Officers then went back outside and spoke with Perizza, who said he had a few drinks at the Crystal Lounge down the street. Officers had Perizza step outside the vehicle for the HGN test, finding his eyes to be glassy and bloodshot and observing an odor associated with alcoholic beverages coming from him. Perizza was cited for physical control and disorderly conduct.

Police were called at around 5:09 p.m. Nov. 16 to an apartment located at 205 Wells Ave. regarding a theft. Officers spoke with resident Dalton Finch, who stated he left the apartment for 45 minutes, and when he returned home, a black-colored Samsung tablet went missing. Finch said whoever has the tablet has attempted to log into his Facebook account. The tablet belongs to another man, who was at work at the time of the call. Officers advised Finch that the owner would need to call police to file the report since the tablet belonged to the man. At the time of the report, police were still awaiting a serial number and proof of purchase from the owner.

Karen Dicenzi arrived at the police station at 7:55 p.m. Wednesday and requested assistance for Cody Claypool, who was in the front of the station and reportedly overdosed and barely breathing. Officers were advised that Fentanyl may have been involved. Paramedics from ASI arrived 10 minutes later and administered two doses of Narcan, which revived Claypool. Although nothing was found in the vehicle, Claypool did reveal an empty syringe from his front right pocket. Charges are pending.

Police were called around 10:47 p.m. Thursday to the 1100 block of Main St. regarding a disorderly man running down the street screaming in traffic. Officers arrived to find James L. Wilson standing over a street drain claiming to be looking for money someone stole from his house. Officers reported Wilson was not making sense, and that officers wanted to look more into his well being. Officers had asked Wilson to come to the station and fill out a statement, which Wilson said he would, but he wanted to get some items from his house. Wilson, however, never left his house after that, and on several occasions, officers ordered Wilson to leave the house, which he refused. When officers demanded that he go to the station with them, Wilson reportedly tried to fight the officers, and was then taken into custody. Wilson was cited with persistent disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.

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