Five people were arrested Friday evening at a North Grant Street residence after multiple reports of drug activity, and even a stabbing last week, led police to obtain and execute a search warrant.
Wooster Police Capt. Scott Rotolo said a warrant was executed at 713 N. Grant St., in conjunction with the Medway Drug Enforcement Agency.
“This particular home has been and will continue to be on our radar due to several calls for service, including a recent stabbing (which is still under investigation), and complaints from the neighborhood,” Rotolo said.
All told, five people who reside at the home were arrested:
Kevin Fields, 57
Regina Elkins, 42
David Stull, 47
Vincent Cavallaro, 23
Nicole Roach, 25
All were arrested on a variety of drug charges, mostly related to methampetamine, but have not yet been charged as of Monday. Jail staff confirmed all five individuals have been released from jail on recognizance bonds.
Rotolo said members of the department’s Community Impact Unit spoke to the owner of the property advising him (Elkins’ parents own the property) of the complaints and the recent search warrant.
“He is aware of the occupants engaging in felony drug offenses and our hope is that he makes arrangements to work with the police department to solve this problem,” Rotolo said.
The search warrant was executed at 4 p.m. Friday without incident.
Officers seized multiple items consistent with the use of drugs in several areas of the house. Items seized at the scene will be sent to the crime lab at the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation for analysis.
This is the same residence where a stabbing was reported in the early morning hours on Sept. 6 after a fight broke out between several people who knew each other. Police are still investigating that incident, and searching for the suspect.
Court records indicate that Stull was arrested the day before as well when he was found with a syringe he claimed he intended to use to shoot up meth. The court affidavit claims the home is a “known drug house.”
“This department will continue to make efforts to speak with the property owner about helping us clean up the area,” Rotolo said.
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