Boardman crime activity: Police called after argument over bed bugs

Police investigated the following incidents in Boardman from Feb. 2-5:

Saturday, March 2

8:09 p.m. - 100 block of Shadyside Dr., Christine Gatte, 54, arrested on a warrant for a felony domestic violence charge. Police said on February 17, Gatte was involved in a fight with her pregnant daughter. Her daughter told police Gatte attacked her while she was holding a 7-month-old child and tried to pour a bowl of noodles on her. Gatte first denied the fight was physical, and then said her daughter threw a bowl of noodles at her and shoved her, according to a police report. Police said Gatte was determined to be the primary aggressor due to the other woman's injuries.

8:48 p.m. - 7100 block of Market St., William Decola, 33, of Youngstown, arrested and charged with two counts of assault. Police said Decola was accused of assaulting a man and pushing a pregnant woman at the Boardman Inn. Decola, who police said was intoxicated, admitted to attacking the man, saying he "wouldn't sell me drugs," according to a police report.

Sunday, March 3

2:30 a.m. - 100 block of Beechwood Dr., Tracy Duncan, 46, arrested and charged with domestic violence. Police said Duncan bit a man during an argument. Police said she admitted to doing it because the man put his arm "too close to her for comfort."

4:25 p.m. - 900 block of E. Western Reserve Rd., a worker at the Shell gas station said a co-worker shoved him into a wine display in the store, causing it to break. He said the co-worker was upset because he didn't want to break the $100 bill he gave him as it went against company policy.

Monday, March 4

8 p.m. - 5200 block of Market St., police responded to a motel where a customer was arguing with the manager. The customer told police he wanted a refund because he found a bed bug in his room. The owner told police the man probably brought the bed bug with him and the owner thought the customer had a prostitute visit him while he was there. The customer admitted to having his girlfriend in his room and showed officers a photo of the bed bug. Police searched the room and did not find any bed bugs, according to a report.

Tuesday, March 5

6:50 a.m. - 8200 block of Market St., Kevin Silver, 21, of Youngstown, turned himself in on a warrant for a charge of failure to comply with a police officer. Police said they identified Silver as the suspect who had been driving recklessly on Hopkins Road, later leading an officer on a chase before the officer called it off.

Disclaimer: These reports don't represent all calls made to the Boardman Police Department. This public information was provided in reports from the Boardman Police Department. Items reflect charges filed, not convictions.

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