An officer was called Wednesday to Commerce Street for a man sitting on the side of the road with two little girls. He arrived to find Timothy Welce, 40, High Street, Leetonia, sitting on the ground with the two little girls in his lap, crying. He said he and another man were driving down the road when an argument ensued and the other man hit him in the face and walked away with his car keys. A mini van was parked in the middle of the street, according to reports. While talking to Welce, he told the officer the other man was right behind him, but when the officer yelled, the other man ran off. A foot pursuit ensued to Maple Alley where the officer ordered him to stop or be Tased. He was ordered onto the ground, but lay on his hands so the handcuffs couldn't be placed on him, according to reports. The officer identified the man as Andrew H. Hunley, 37, College Street, East Liverpool. He also learned that Welce had an active warrant, so he was placed in handcuffs and both men were taken into custody. Welce was charged with assault, obstruction of official business, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct. The report did not indicate what happened with the two little girls.
Courtney Buckel, Independence Square, reported Friday that while she was hospitalized, someone entered her vehicle and stole her checkbook and debit card.
Sidni Livolsi, 18th Street, reported Tuesday her ex-boyfriend took her phone and her son following an argument. Officers spoke to Dustin Culp, Danbury Avenue, who was advised to contact his attorney about arranging visitation. Officers returned the child to Livolsi, who was advised the cell phone is in Culp's name and to phone him at 9 p.m. so he could tell his son good-night, which she agreed to do.
Officers transported James L. Wilson, aka "Bubbles," 47, Main Street, to the police station Tuesday after charging him with assault. Once there, he began to complain of stomach pains, then chest pains and Tri-County Ambulance was called. Wilson reportedly threatened to sue the police department, saying he had fallen onto the floor, not laid down on his own. He was transported to the hospital, where he refused a variety of tests and was released. He was then transported to the county jail. According to reports, Lynda S. Channels reported she and Wilson were in an argument about the DVD player in their home not functioning properly. Channels said Wilson kicked her in the face, and she ran across the street to McDonald's, where she asked employees to call police. A manager told police she saw Wilson punch Channels in the head when she tried to return to the house.