Police: Stealing from Landlord, Lying to Police

Tenant Steals from Landlord, Sells to Flea Market

  • According to the criminal complaint, on Nov. 18 a landlord informed police that a tenant, David Robertson, 34, of Ellwood City, had stolen items from a rental property. Robertson admitted to stealing the following items: a flat screen television, DVD player, Roku streaming player, fireplace room heater, two collectible cars, handmade coffee table, antique coffee grinder, rolling wooden kitchen cabinet, washing machine, dryer, dehumidifier, computer, monitor, speakers, Acer Iconia tablet, digital camera and a window air conditioner. The value of these items was approximately $2980. Robertson stated he had sold the goods to Weller’s Flea Market, which was confirmed and the items recovered. Robertson was accused of theft and receiving stolen property.

Lying to Police

  • Following a false testimony, the wrong person went to trial for a DUI and car crash that occurred on July 4. According to the criminal complaint, Hanan Hammad, of 21, of Rochester, had originally informed state police that she was a passenger and another man, William McCormick, was the driver. However, in the preliminary hearing on Nov. 19, Hammad admitted she had in fact been the driver at the time of the crash. Hammad was charged with false reports to law enforcement authorities.

Driving While Suspended

  • According to the criminal complaint, on Nov. 11 officers investigated a suspicious person report at Holy Redeemer Elementary School on 311 Lawrence Ave. The witness reported that the man had parked his vehicle in the parking lot, staggered around and claimed he was sweeping the floor. Investigating officers identified the man as Daniel Amrhein, 25, of Zelienople. Amrhein was visibly intoxicated and taken to the Ellwood City Hospital. He was charged with a DUI and driving while suspended.

Simple Assault, Endangering Welfare of Children

  • Daniel S. Stubbs, 40, of Ellwood City was accused of simple assault against a juvenile. According to the criminal complaint, on Nov. 5, after an argument involving dishes, he assaulted a minor until a neighbor intervened. Stubbs was charged with endangering the welfare of children, simple assault, harassment by physical contact and public drunkenness.

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