Township firefighters respond to barn fire Monday; owner burns hand
By By BEN RAYMOND LODE / Niles Daily Star
NILES -- Niles Township Fire Department was called to a barn fire at 2561 S. Third St., in Niles Township Monday afternoon.
Doug Myers, a township fire fighter, said the owner of the barn received burns on one hand and was treated at the scene.
The fire started when paint caught fire due to welding sparks, he said.
Myers said the majority of the fire was put out after 20 to 25 minutes, but fire fighters remained at the scene to put out remaining fires under the roof.
Myers said the barn received some water damage.
The township fire department was assisted by one fire truck and five firefighters from the Niles City Fire Department.
No firefighters were injured during the fire.
In other recent law enforcement action:
Jackson Brandon Davis, 28, 7969 Forest Beach Road, Watervliet, was charged with alleged aggravated assault on a police officer, operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol and a probation violation, the police report said.
Davis was arrested after a Niles City Police Department officer was almost struck by Davis' vehicle turning left onto Lake Street from Fifth Street.
The officer took pursuit and made contact with Davis.
The officer could allegedly tell Davis had been drinking.
Davis was brought to the Niles Police Department, but refused to complete booking procedures.
He was lodged with no bond.
Edrick Jermaine Elie, 27, 1413 Sheffield, Niles, was arrested after police officers observed a vehicle on North Sixth and Cass streets, the police report said.
The officers made contact with the driver who allegedly appeared to be intoxicated.
Elie was arrested and transported to the Niles City Police Department. Elie was lodged for eight hours before he was given a $300 bond.
Marshall Depriest, 30, 35 S. Third St., Apt No 1, Niles, was arrested after officers were dispatched to South Third Street for a domestic inside and outside of a residence, the police report said.
The officer could upon arrival on Third Street allegedly hear yelling and screaming coming from a backyard. A moment later the officer found Depriest, who was allegedly pushing his own girlfriend around. Depriest was allegedly very agitated.
He was lodged at the Niles City jail and given a $100.