responded to 85 West Park Place Sept. 6 at 5:17 p.m. for a report of an assault in progress.
When they arrived, they found Holly Taylor, a resident at the apartment building, with a swolen nose, red marks on her face and covered in blood. She stated that Joseph Henry Saveall, 43 a neighbor at the building, had punched her several times in the face. She was transported to Landmark Medical Center for treatment.
Officers spoke with Taylor's cousin, Kelly Gonzalez, her roommate, who told them she said had observed Saveall kicking trash barrels over. When she asked him what he was doing, he replied that he was kicking the trash down the embankment behind the building. She said Saveall then became confrontational with her about her pet bird, and she went inside to get away from him. She said she called Taylor to warn her about Saveall.
Gonzalez said she saw Taylor and Saveall yelling at each other shortly after, followed by him attacking her.
Police also spoke with a neighbor, Adam Galanville, who told them Saveall had been "acting weird" all day, yelling random things and throwing things around. He said he observed Taylor return home as Saveall was throwing something. Taylor asked him what he was doing, and the two began arguing, and Galanville went inside. He heard Taylor yelling for help, and came back out to find Saveall had Taylor in a headlock.
Galanville ran across the street and restrained Saveall, pulling him away from Taylor as the man continued to try to hit her. As Taylor moved away, Galanville let Saveall go, and he tried to walk in front of Taylor as she walked inside. He said Saveall stood outside until it was apparent that police were coming, at which point he fled toward his apartment.
At the hospital, Taylor said that when she asked Saveall what he was doing, he said, 'What are you going to do about it,' and attacked her, punching her in the face multiple times. She said that she simply tried to defend herself until she realized she was bleeding, then began fighting back, punching Saveall in the face. She said that after Galanville restrained him, Saveall tried to block her way to her apartment until her roommate approached.
She said the staff at the hospital had told her she had a broken nose.
Police arrested Saveall later that night at 8:08 p.m., charging him with felony assault.