Wellsville Police Reports for 6-19

Police came across a stopped vehicle located partially in the intersection of Main and 17th Streets at 1:40 a.m. June 9, with a female unconscious in the driver’s seat and an unconscious male in the passenger seat. The officer noticed a bundle of suspected heroin sitting in the lap of the male, identified as Tyler Mercer. Mercer attempted to hide the bundle, but it was recovered by police. During a vehicle search, officers found another bundle, a cut straw and a nameless prescription bottle under the passenger seat, as well as another five bundles in the driver’s door, another cut straw on the driver’s seat and an unlabeled prescription bottle in the trunk. Mercer was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, with further charges pending lab test results, and the vehicle was impounded.

Officers were dispatched at 11 p.m. June 14 for a disturbance in front of a Riverside Avenue residence. Police spoke to Lori Crowe of Irondale and Shelda Keefer of Wellsville, both of whom smelled of alcoholic beverage. Both women informed officers that they had been drinking and gotten into an argument in the street, with Crowe being uncooperative and belligerent. A case of beer with multiple empty and open cans was found near a vehicle belonging to Keefer. Crowe and Keefer were both arrested and charged with public intoxication.

Police are investigating a theft report made from the Touchless Automatic Car Wash on Wells Avenue at 2:30 p.m. June 13. Owner Beth Kuhar stated that approximately $250 in quarters had been stolen from the business overnight, with suspects identified as a white male driving a white van with a white female passenger.

At 8:19 p.m. on June 14, an officer on patrol spotted a silver Kia minivan turn from Ninth Street onto Commerce headed the wrong way. Following a traffic stop, the officer sought information from dispatch on the driver, identified as John Bryan. Dispatch replied that an identical vehicle had been seen involved in a hit-skip accident on Main Street. Bryan admitted he had struck something, but didn’t know what. Damage was observed to the passenger side mirror. Matching damage was subsequently found to the mirror of a Ford Freestyle belonging to Donna Verzella on Main Street. Bryan was cited for wrong way on a one-way street, driving under suspension, failure to control and leaving the scene of an accident. The vehicle was impounded.

Officers were called to My Bar on Main Street at 1:45 a.m. June 11 for a pair of males who had been asked to leave the property. One had left quickly, but the other, identified as Chuck Powell of 14th Street, Wellsville, had left the building but loitered around outside the building. Powell was taken home by one of the officers.