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YOUNGSTOWN Calls for assistance, including stabbings, keep police busy

Thursday, October 11, 2001

Two of the crimes occurred in the 3000 block of Market Street on the city's South Side.
YOUNGSTOWN -- Police responding to several calls for help and assistance Wednesday, including the investigation of separate stabbings.
Police arrested a 43-year-old city woman on a felonious assault charge about 10 p.m. after she inadvertently stabbed a man who tried to break up a fight between her and a man she was arguing with on West LaClede Avenue on the city's South Side.
The two were arguing over their children, and the woman had pulled out a butcher knife. The injured man suffered cuts to his right hand and forearm.
In another occurrence, a Plum Street man called police to report that his girlfriend had stabbed him with a kitchen knife as he held his 6-month-old son, and then fled. He suffered a 3-inch cut on his left hand.
Police are looking for a 30-year-old city woman who they said assaulted two workers and tried to steal items at the CVS Pharmacy, 3405 Market St., around 8:30 p.m.
She is accused of attempting to steal cigars, hair bands and orange juice, valued at $8.36, and of assaulting two employees who attempted to stop her, police said.
A manager told police he tried to detain the woman, but she bit his finger and struck his head with her purse. An employee said she tried to help the manager and was struck in the face by the thief. The woman fled, dropping her purse containing the stolen items and a state identification card.
Another matter: Police issued a summons on charges of assault and criminal damage Wednesday afternoon against a 44-year-old city woman. Police said she fought with a Taco Bell manager in the lot of the restaurant at 3726 Market St.
A disagreement began when the woman entered the restaurant, accusing a drive-through window worker of shortchanging her and closing a window on her hand. A manager told police he followed her out of the building to write down her license plate when another argument ensued and the manager used a cell phone to call 911.
He told police the woman smashed the phone and attacked him, striking him in the groin several times. He pushed her into a restaurant door, breaking a window.