Wellsville Police Reports 9-15
2:30 p.m. – Jack Amato of Old Irondale Road reported to police that he had kept his 2010 Chrysler parked in the parking lot of Save-a-Lot on Wells Avenue between July 20 and Aug. 1. During that time, someone poured oil into its intake vent, causing damage to the car.
2:50 p.m. – Sherri Cornell told police she discovered the driver’s window of her unidentified pickup truck had been smashed out while parked outside her Center Street residence. She said that her purse, containing a wallet with credit cards, Social Security cards and checks, was inside the purse.
n 3:35 p.m. – Jason DeLauder, 23, of 10th Street, who told officers that someone had entered his home through a back door that he found unlocked upon his return. DeLauder said a pair of televisions, a 32-inch Toshiba and a 42-inch Philips, and a PlayStation 3 video game console had been stolen from the residence.
9:55 a.m. – Police arrested Scott A. McKinnon of Riverside Avenue following reports of commotion on the back porch of a Lisbon Street home. Witnesses told officers that McKinnon had fled down Broadway, where he was discovered between Third and Fourth streets. The resident, Doris Smith, told police that an unknown male had pounded on her door and pried her screen door open. She quickly shut the main door on him, which caused McKinnon to fall through the porch lattice onto the ground. He was charged with criminal damaging and aggravated menacing, after which his caseworker was notified.
12:42 a.m. – Police conducted a traffic stop on Broadway at Ninth Street following a suspected drug buy involving a silver Ford Focus. The driver, Zane Carter (no address) did not have his driver’s license and denied a requested search of the vehicle. Wellsville’s K-9 officer performed an exterior sniff, alerting to the right rear. Suspected marijuana was located, along with a plastic baggie, a bottle of Budweiser beer and a package of Swisher Sweet blunt wraps. Carter was charged with possession of marijuana.
10:55 p.m. – An officer on patrol noticed a male looking into the window of the For Your Convenience gas station and store on 17th Street, which appeared closed at the time. After turning his cruiser around, the officer returned to find the male exiting the building with a beer in his hand. When asked by the officer about how he’d obtained the beer, the male fled on foot, leading police onto Commerce and Maple streets before returning to 17th Street and running into 1701 17th St. The resident there told police an unknown male had run into his home. The male, identified as Joshualee B. Hackney, 33, of 18th Street, was apprehended, insisting that he had paid for the beer. Hackney was taken back to FYC, where an employee subsequently verified his story. While waiting, police were notified by the sheriff’s department that Hackney had an active arrest warrant. Hackney was taken to the station, during which time he screamed insults and threats at the officers. He was charged with obstruction of official business before a county deputy arrived to transport Hackney to Lisbon.
9:27 a.m. – Following reports of two very young juveniles outside alone at 18th Street and Chester Avenue, police arrived to find the pair of female children. One was wearing only a diaper, and the other one was naked, with a soiled diaper nearby. The officer asked one child where her mother was. She led police into an 18th Street home, where the mother was located asleep on the living room floor with her young son nearby. She was awakened, and the officer informed her of the two girls outside without clothing. The mother stated the childrens’ father was upstairs, also asleep. The officer advised her to put a better lock and the door, and told her that Columbiana County Children’s Services would be notified of the incident.
1:10 p.m. – Misty Rexroad reported that someone had stolen $160 cash from the Bible in her Main Street home between the previous morning and that day. Police found no forced entry at the residence.
9:33 p.m. – Officers found Patrick Rudibaugh after responding to the scene of a reported fight at 805 Broadway. He was charged with public intoxication and was transported home. Approximately 30 minutes later, a patrolling officer on Broadway saw Rudibaugh striking another male in the face outside the same address. Rudibaugh escaped while the officer attended to the victim, who was not seriously injured. Police located Rudibaugh at his Wood Street home, where he was arrested and charged with assault and persistent disorderly conduct.
5:15 p.m. – April Joy of Broadway Avenue reported that her son’s bicycle, a black Mongoose, had been stolen the previous night.
8:31 p.m. – Following a tip from dispatch, police performed a traffic stop on a black Mercury at Gibby’s Mini Mart after witnessing the vehicle cross the center line repeatedly on Clark Avenue. The driver, Tammy Johnson, denied having drunk any alcoholic beverages, saying she was picking up pizza for a church youth group. Having failed field sobriety tests, Johnson was arrested and taken to the station, where she recorded a .139 BAC. Police charged her with crossing the center line and OVI.