WATERVILLE — Police were busy dealing with domestic violence-related incidents throughout the city late Thursday, including one in which a man was stabbed twice in the leg and another in which a woman allegedly struck her boyfriend with a baseball bat.

The calls occurred during the same time period, requiring police to ask Winslow and Oakland police for help in two of the cases, according to Deputy police Chief Charles Rumsey.

“The manpower here is not as great as people think it is,” Rumsey said. “It’s a lot of work for the crew to handle.”

The spate of calls started around 5:30 p.m. when someone reported that Zachary Tulley, 24, whose last known address was Oakland, may have firearms and drugs in his possession. Police found Tulley on Eustis Parkway and determined he did not have drugs or firearms — that the report was unfounded, Rumsey said.

But Tulley told police that he and his girlfriend had argued earlier at Econo Lodge on Kennedy Memorial Drive where they have been staying.

Later, his girlfriend told police that Tulley had assaulted her by pushing and shoving her. He also took her cellphone and ripped the cord from the base of the hotel room telephone so she could not call police, she said.

“She was not injured,” Rumsey said.

Police charged Tulley with assault, as well as obstructing report of a crime, a class D misdemeanor, and he was taken to Kennebec County jail in Augusta. He is scheduled to appear in Waterville District Court Feb. 3.

A few minutes after 10 p.m., police went to 195 Main St. where a woman told them her ex-boyfriend, later identified as Noah Michaud, had climbed up the fire escape, broken a side window, entered the apartment and got into a fight with another man who was there, Rumsey said.

“She said that during the fight, Mr. Michaud pulled out an edged weapon she believed was a knife,” Rumsey said.

The two men left the apartment and she called police, who arrived to find a knife on the floor and the apartment in disarray, Rumsey said.

“The floor of the apartment was cluttered with broken items and the victim appeared to have sustained a cut on her left hand,” he said. “It looked like she was cut on a piece of broken glass that came from a painting that was knocked off the wall during the altercation, which did include the victim being assaulted by Michaud, who allegedly threw her around the apartment. He also used a crowbar to damage property in the apartment and a number of items were damaged.”

While police were there, the man who had been in the fight with Michaud arrived. He had two large stab wounds in his left leg that required medical attention, and he told police Michaud did the stabbing, Rumsey said. He was taken by Delta Ambulance to Thayer Center for Health on North Street.

Police then went to Michaud’s apartment at 7 Dalton St., and arrested him, charging him with Class B felony aggravated assault, class B felony burglary, class D misdemeanor assault and class D misdemeanor criminal mischief, Rumsey said. He was taken to Kennebec County jail and is scheduled to appear in Kennebec County Superior Court March 10.

While officers were dealing with that case, they got a report of a domestic assault at 11:40 p.m. from 30 Crestwood Drive off West River Road.

“We were advised by the dispatcher that a female on scene had struck a male with a baseball bat,” Rumsey said.

A Waterville officer responded, as did an Oakland officer, and found the male who had been assaulted sitting on the steps, Rumsey said. He told police that when he arrived home, he and his girlfriend, Melissa Tobin, 31, of 30 Crestwood Drive, had an argument and she struck him with a baseball bat.

“He did not require medical attention,” Rumsey said. “We learned she had used the baseball bat to hit a phone out of the victim’s hand, causing light physical contact.”

Before they argued, Tobin had thrown her boyfriend’s property out of an apartment window, causing some of it to be damaged, according to Rumsey. Police arrested Tobin and charged her with misdemeanor assault and misdemeanor criminal mischief. She is scheduled to appear in Waterville District Court Feb. 3.

In another case, police at 11:15 p.m. went to 13 Hathaway St. for a report of a domestic disturbance. Winslow police also responded and they talked to several people who had been in a verbal argument but no physical altercation.

“They were warned to keep the noise down,” Rumsey said.

Then at 11:33 p.m., police responded to Silver Street for someone who had attempted suicide. He was taken to Thayer, Rumsey said.

Amy Calder — 861-9247

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Twitter: @AmyCalder17

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