Wellsville Police Reports for 4-24

Officers responded to a disturbance at an Independence Square residence at 4:45 a.m. April 22. They were met by Robert Simms, age and address unknown, who said he was visiting his girlfriend, Chasta Cromer, at her residence. Cromer told police that she and Simms have a two-month-old baby together but have been broken up for awhile, which he refuses to accept. Police advised Simms of Cromer’s desire that he not return. They also asked him if he had been drinking and about damage to the windshield of his 2002 Chevrolet Venture. Simms admitted to consuming five beers before driving to Wellsville from East Liverpool and said he had punched the windshield following an argument with Cromer. Police arrested Simms for public intoxication and physical control of a vehicle while under the influence, and impounded his van. He was released with his citation, as well as a no-trespass order from CMHA properties.

Police were called to Save-A-Lot, 325 Wells Ave., at 9:25 p.m. April 21 for a suspected shoplifter. Officers spoke to Stephanie Molter, age and address unknown, and found packages of pepperoni and bacon bits in her purse that were not listed on the receipt of grocery items she had paid for. Molter was arrested, charged with theft at the station and released.

Police stopped a vehicle with an excessively loud exhaust on an unspecified road at 6:24 p.m. April 18. The driver, Joshua Crooms of Salineville, was found to have a restraining order against him, with the rear-seat passenger – Abby Pierson, also of Salineville – listed as the protected party. Crooms said he was unaware of the order, and Pierson said she thought it had been canceled. Crooms was taken into custody for violating a protection order.