By Joe Gorman
Police say two women were arrested on charges of resisting arrest in separate incidents over the weekend.
Police were called about 3:20 a.m. Saturday to a home in the 2800 block of Mary Street, where a man told them he was upstairs when he heard a loud crash. When he went outside, he found his porch heavily damaged by something crashing into it.
A neighbor who heard the crash and went outside to investigate told police a white van drove away. Minutes later, reports said officers located a van with heavy damage to its back end at Hillman and West Indianola avenues.
Police said the driver, Kimberly Guzman, 28, of the Bronx, N.Y., was intoxicated. Police took her out of the van and placed her in a cruiser and began talking to the passenger. Reports said the passenger, who was calm and sober, told police Guzman thought she was on a dead-end street, backed up, collided with something and drove away.
As police were talking to the passenger, Guzman managed to get out of the cruiser and began running, reports said. Officers chased her, and when they caught up with her, she was taken to the ground. She refused to stand up and had to be forced to her feet and taken by ambulance to St. Elizabeth Health Center.
Once there, reports said, she was swearing at officers and others and she kicked one officer in the face who was grappling with her. Eventually, hospital staff wheeled a bed outside where she was strapped in and taken inside. Once she was treated, she was taken to the Mahoning County jail on charges of assault, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct, obstructing official business, failure to comply, hit-skip and operating a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol.
Judge Elizabeth Kobly set her bond at 10 percent of $20,000 at her arraignment in municipal court Monday.
About 6:40 p.m. Friday, officers were called to a fast-food restaurant at 15 W. Midlothian Blvd. where a woman identified as Jacquelyne Price, 28, who had a warrant for failure to appear, was known to be.
When police arrived, they found a woman matching Price’s description but when they asked her for her name, she gave a false name. An officer recognized her and told her she was under arrest. Price tried to walk away, and the officer had to grab her arm, and she struggled with the officer, reports said.
Price managed to break free. She was caught a short time later but still resisted, reports said. She had to be taken to the ground to be handcuffed, and she suffered several cuts, reports said, and during the melee, a mirror was knocked off the side of a car in the parking lot, reports said.
Inside Price’s purse, police found nine syringes, two of which were loaded, a spoon with suspected heroin residue, a crack pipe and several other items that can be used to take drugs, reports said. Price’s 3-year-old daughter also was there and witnessed the arrest, reports said.
When she was taken to the jail to be booked, corrections officers found seven strips of suboxone in her rectum, reports said.
Price is charged with resisting arrest, drug paraphernalia, possession of drugs/heroin and possession of drugs, which are both felonies, and obstructing official business. At her arraignment Monday, assistant city Prosecutor Kathy Thompson said Price has 13 previous arrests or convictions, almost all for drugs, and eight times she has failed to appear for court.
Judge Kobly set bond at $15,000 on the felonies and $2,500, 10 percent, on each of the misdemeanors.