Wellsville Police Reports for 6-21

Officers responded at 6:03 p.m. June 13 to a Chester Avenue residence following reports of a woman who was sitting on neighborhood porches and asking for food. Upon arrival, they located a woman who refused to identify herself. She persisted in refusing to give her birth date or Social Security number, but eventually gave her name as Nicole Hilton. Police spoke with the sheriff’s department and found Hilton to be from Lisbon with no warrants. She was charged with obstructing official business before being taken by ambulance for a mental health evaluation.

Police on patrol attempted a traffic stop at 7:30 a.m. June 17 after the driver of a Ford Explorer failed to stop at a stop sign before turning from 17th Street onto Main Street. Despite the cruiser’s flashing lights, the driver continued down Main Street, turning onto 18th Street and crossing the railroad tracks. After the vehicle continued onto Nevada Street, the officer activated his siren as well, but the driver continued to Wellsville Terminals, where he stopped and parked. When asked why he hadn’t pulled over earlier, the driver, identified as Don Talbert, replied that he wanted to park his vehicle in a space. Talbert was cited for failure to stop at a stop sign and driving under suspension. He protested when the vehicle was to be impounded, saying it couldn’t be towed off of private property, and admitted that’s why he didn’t pull over earlier. The officer replied that the offenses had occurred on a public street, where Talbert had ignored the flashing lights and siren. Talbert’s employer intervened on his behalf, saying he needed him there at work, when the officer told him that Talbert could face arrest for having failed to pull over and driving under suspension.