East Liverpool Police Reports
Officers received a complaint about a male entering a vacant building at 671 St. Clair Ave. where no one was permitted on the property. They reported finding Norman W. Bender, 45, Commerce Street, Wellsville, sleeping on a couch on the first floor. They said he told them he was there to do construction but Bender could not recall who hired him or why he was sleeping instead of remodeling. He was charged with criminal trespass and transported to the county jail.
Notified by an undercover officer of a person known to police for selling drugs that the man was seen conducting a hand-to-hand transaction at his house on East Fifth Street, officers began watching the known drug house. They reported the man came out and walked to another known drug house on East Fifth Street. Moments later, the man, identified as Kevin W. Hutto, 28, reportedly walked toward officers and reached into his mouth, throwing something over a hillside into thick weeds. Officers reported being able to smell alcohol on Hutton, who told them he had been drinking throughout the day. He was charged with public intoxication. K-9 Officer Nero was sent into the thicket to try and locate the item Hutto reportedly threw but, due to weather conditions and the landscape, he was unable to locate what officers reported was suspected drugs.