Officers were called to a disturbance Dec. 6 at a 17th Street residence, where they reported finding Soni Goodwin screaming at two people in front of the residence. She told officers she arrived home to find the two men and her daughter in the laundry room, along with a syringe, spoon and lighter. Goodwin had thrown the items outside prior to officers' arrival. All three were searched and officers reported one woman had a burned spoon with white substance on it in her hoody. The man had a prescription bottle in his hoody pocket with no name on it, containing three different kinds of pills. All three were advised to leave, and the pills and spoon were sent for testing, with charges pending.
Joshua and Christy Veglia, Aten Avenue, reported Nov. 24 their vehicle sideswiped while it was parked on Maple Street.
Sarah Berdine, Independence Square, reported Dec. 10 that her boyfriend Codey Mobley assaulted her during an argument over bed bugs in her apartment. She said he threw a piece from her children's playset, hitting her in the mouth then struck her three times in the mouth, arm and chest. Berdine took her children and went to a Main Street church to call police, also telling them Mobley had an outstanding warrant out of Harrison County. Mobley was found walking at the corner of Aten Avenue and Commerce Street and took him into custody on the warrant. He reportedly said he had been with his mother for hours, but when officers contacted his mother, she denied he had been with her. Domestic violence charges were expected to be filed against Mobley since he and Berdine have a 2-year-old child in common. She was advised the procedure for obtaining a protection order. Harrison County Sheriff's Department was called to pick up Mobley.
Jeffery Crowe, Riverside Avenue, was charged Dec. 7 with assault after officers were called to his residence to remove his girlfriend's daughter, Chelsea Roe. Roe told officers Crowe came home, got angry and grabbed her by the neck, slamming her into a wall. She said he also punched her in the eye before her fiance could pull Crowe off her. Officers reported she had visible injuries.
Responding to a tip of possible drug activity at an Independent Square apartment, officers were asked by the apartment complex manager to check the residence. They found four men inside who said they had just arrived from the casino. One of the men, Dennis White, age and address not listed, had an active warrant. St. Clair Township's K-9 team was called and canine officer Axel reportedly alerted on two vehicles the men had been driving. Suspected crack cocaine was found in one of the vehicles and marijuana in the other, according to reports. Inside the apartment, officers also reported finding a bag containing a yellow liquid that had been wrapped in a blanket and various bottles of pills in unmarked bottles and bags. The vehicles were towed and the evidence was turned over to the drug task force for further investigation. White was taken into custody on the outstanding warrant and turned over to the sheriff's office.
Officers responded to Wells Avenue Dec. 5 for a disabled vehicle, where they were advised by the driver Jacob Ward that he was southbound when the vehicle began to wobble and the left rear suddenly came off. The wheel rolled through the yard of Bruce Roush, wedging between the tire and bumper of his vehicle. Although there was obvious damage to Roush's fender, officers were unable to determine if it had been caused by the tire. A tow truck was called for Ward's vehicle.
While backing in the Rite Aid parking lot, Richard Lewis, Township Line Road, reported his fender struck the mirror on a parked vehicle owned by Jack Amato, Old Irondale Road, Irondale, causing minor damage to Lewis' truck and breaking Amato's mirror.
Responding Dec. 14 to a minor accident at Third and Broadway, officers were advised a vehicle driven by Charles Rubel, Chester Avenue, slid into a parked vehicle owned by Jennifer A. Grimm, Broadway Avenue. There was no visible damage to either vehicle, according to reports.