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More claims come to light for Dellick



Published: Wed, October 30, 2013 @ 12:07 a.m.

Dellick involved in two other incidents

In addition to being charged with aggravated assault, the son of a juvenile court judge is also accused in three other road-rage incidents and a verbal altercation incident.

By kalea hall

khall@vindy.com

canfield

In addition to being charged with aggravated assault, the son of a juvenile court judge also is involved in three other road-rage incidents and a verbal altercation incident.

John Dellick, 19, of Canfield is Juvenile Court Judge Theresa Dellick’s son, and he was charged this month with aggravated assault.

John is accused of ramming into another man’s car while driving in Canfield Township on Oct. 18. Angelo Gomez, 58, of Boardman was with his wife stopped at a light on U.S. Route 224 and Lockwood Boulevard when he said he saw John Dellick throw a bottle out of the window of his silver Jeep. Gomez yelled at Dellick for littering, and then Dellick started to repeatedly hit the brakes in an attempt to get Gomez to hit him, Gomez said. Gomez went around Dellick and then Dellick rammed into the back of Gomez’s car. When both men got out of their cars, Gomez says Dellick yelled racial slurs at him and his wife and questioned their citizenship.

Judge Theresa Dellick contended her son was wrongly charged in the case in a statement she released after he was charged.

That statement came despite an incident with her son just a week earlier on the Youngstown State University campus. On Oct. 11, Youngstown State University officers responded to a verbal altercation on Armed Forces Boulevard and Fifth Avenue. When they arrived, John Dellick appeared very agitated, according to the police report. The other person involved in the altercation was his mother, Judge Theresa Dellick. Theresa told police her son was upset because he was kicked out of her house for smoking marijuana, according to the report. She also told police her son suffers from severe depression and anxiety attacks, and she was in search of a safe place for her son.

During the verbal altercation, the report says John threatened to kill his mother. Theresa told police she did not fear for her safety, but feared for her son’s safety.

John agreed to be evaluated at St. Elizabeth Health Center, according to the report.

These incidents follow a litany of run-ins with law enforcement in cases that each seem to include road-rage tendencies. In a road-rage incident that occurred Feb. 5, 2012, a 61-year-old Canfield man told the Mahoning County Sheriff’s Department Dellick cut him off on U.S. Route 224 and almost caused an accident. As both cars stopped at a red light, the man yelled at Dellick, who then got out of his Jeep and told the man he wanted to fight, according to the report.

After this encounter, the man followed the Jeep to get the plate number. Dellick followed the man, and when they both came to a stop outside of the victim’s brother’s house, Dellick attacked him. The man told police Dellick punched and kicked him until his brother told him to leave.

In addition, Dellick also was involved in a road-rage incident in Austintown in June 2012. Paul Jones, 22, of Youngstown told Austintown police Dellick told him to pull over after Dellick cut him off. Jones pulled into the Sun Merchant gas station on Mahoning Avenue. Both men engaged in a fight that had to be broken up by the clerk at the gas station. Jones went to St. Elizabeth Health Center after the fight for two stab wounds to his back. Dellick also went to the hospital for treatment. He had a black eye, cut on his hand and scratch on his face.

Dellick refused to provide a statement or answer questions.

Jones said he wants justice, but the police did not go forward with the charges because the prosecutor said there were too many conflicting statements.

Another incident in Boardman involving Dellick also was never prosecuted because the victim did not wish to press criminal charges. In January, a Poland man told police Dellick kicked his side-view mirror and rammed into his car after Dellick cut him off and told him to get out of the car.

John Dellick will have a preliminary hearing at 11 a.m. Nov. 22 in Canfield court for the aggravated-assault charge.


Comments

1SemiRetired100(25 comments)posted 12 months ago

John boy is a bad boy that needs to be spanked!

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2polhack(129 comments)posted 12 months ago

Johnny should get his temper and his ego under control before some law abiding citizen helps him find his way to being a punk in prison.

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3NoBS(1963 comments)posted 12 months ago

Or before he throws his little tantrum in front of the wrong person, and gets his clock cleaned.

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4teddybear6(35 comments)posted 12 months ago

Judge Dellick needs to stop trying to protect her son and own up to the fact that he has problems and needs help. He is 19 now and has to face the music for the crimes he has committed. I hope he is willing to get himself into a program that will help with him with his issues. Otherwise, we will be reading about him in the news again someday.

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5walter_sobchak(1922 comments)posted 12 months ago

His "severe depression and anxiety attacks" appear to be more like substance abuse issues to me. And, I'm not talking about smoking dope either!

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6kensgirl(621 comments)posted 12 months ago

This guy is a loose cannon just ready to blow. He needs locked up real quick before some old lady gets her neck broken. Get him off the street already. I know what I'd do if he pulled that crap on me.

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7TERRAPINST(307 comments)posted 12 months ago

Haven't commented on this one because its actually sooooo not a big deal that it begs silence BUT. I really don't understand what people are slaying Dellick for. She is protecting her f------- CHILD MAN! The only person in the world whose love is unconditional- Mine was just like it as are probably most mothers Judge or not. She is obviously not a perfect parent but that means EVERYTHING a child does wrong "blame the parent". She also has suggested that the young man may suffer from some emotional problems which seems apparent based on the listed incidents-that must be her fault too. I am not a parent, that usually means you're not ALLOWED to have a parenting opinion but I was a kid who made multiple mistakes none of them were my parents' fault. I know everyone who has children thinks they are perfect in their teachings-really very annoying to most of us- BUT for those of you who are commenting- how much tough love were you able to extend when youre kid screwed up???? I bet you were just hurt and afraid and did your best. We are all so quick to judge especially those who are faaaar more successful than ourselves, then it seems there is pleasure in watching others' pain- weird man..... I don't think her Magistrate should in any way be representing this young man however.

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8walter_sobchak(1922 comments)posted 12 months ago

terrapinst,
You make some valid points. My wife and I have always told our children that for as long as we are alive, our home is their home and they will always be able to come home. With one exception: If they have committed a crime! I have told them we would welcome them back but I would call the police because I would not lose all we have worked for and accomplished because of the mistakes that THEY have made. Now, if this kid has true mental issues, then she would not have thrown him out of the house, would she? Maybe this kid has just made numerous bad choices as he believes he has entitlements and really just needs some tough love.

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9Shanty(18 comments)posted 12 months ago

I cannot believe that the Vindicator keeps dredging this story up everyday. There is nothing new in todays article that we haven't already read. This is a grown adult that has to face the results of his actions and not let anyone drag his Mother down with him. This judge has done so much good for so many of the youth in Mahoning County, because she stands up for her son you try to ridicule her. Any Mother worthy of the name would do the same for her child. This young man definately needs help and I hope she stands by him and sees that he gets it. Every parent that has a child that does not grow up to be the adult they want them to be, is not responsible for that childs failure.

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10TERRAPINST(307 comments)posted 12 months ago

Shanty - That is what the Vindicator does. Their continued lack of journalistic news sense makes for a paper that reposts otherwise "beaten" stories. Bert de Souza has made an excellent living of it for 30 years. Well probably not that great a living

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11TERRAPINST(307 comments)posted 12 months ago

Again, at what point would any of us have the courage to simply kick out or turn our back on our child. What crime is enough, vandalism, stealing a piece of gum, accusations of a fight or was it self defense? It is suggested that there may exist emotional issues-seems like it as well. Does that provide some reasoning or is a developmental disability such as a low IQ count. Is Bi polar okay or off with his head? What I simply don't get is the demonization of a parent for the failures of the child. Again-its because she is a Judge. Lemme think oh yeah they are human beings as well. This Jurist has a remarkably good professional record. How she raises her son no more belongs in the news than my opinion on how any of you raise yours. I am willing to bet those of you with children have all been embarrassed by their behavior at one point MUST HAVE BEEN ALL YOUR FAULT!!! If she was a line worker at GM would this matter? Only if she wanted him to get an annual trip to Glenbeigh.

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12Rooster(78 comments)posted 12 months ago

Look folks, kids like this are born to the best parents and the worst parents and every kind in between. It might be kind of satisfactory to know the real confident self-satisfied folks have these kids sometimes like everyone else, but their parenting didn't cause it. Might have kept him out of jail, but didn't cause the problem. She's going to react to it the same as she reacts to most things, but still doesn't mean she caused his problems.

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13cambridge(3031 comments)posted 12 months ago

Rooster....well said. The Unibomber was turned in by his brother. Both raised by the same parents.

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14YtownParent(331 comments)posted 12 months ago

No, we cannot control the actions of our children, but we all (including Judge Dellick) can control our response to our kid's actions. If it was the first and only incident, she'd deserve to be defended for "just being a mom". There are several incidents, each growing more and more violent in nature, that had been successfully swept under the rug up to this point.

At this point Judge Dellick is acting just like the parents of Eric Harris. The Harrises denied there was a real problem with their son and did everything in their power to keep him out of any real trouble for his actions in the year leading up to his attack on Columbine High. How many of us will be excusing Dellick's excuses if her son walks free and ends up taking someone's life.

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15TERRAPINST(307 comments)posted 12 months ago

Ytown parent are you seriously comparing this kid to a Columbine killer? BTW the Harrises didn't recognize the psychopathy of their kid and neither did the professionals who said he was ok. Study up. Are you one of those competent YTown parents whose children are usually truant? REALLY rather have a Canfield parent actually..... wanna compare act scores, criminal activity? You must be one of the 5 that actually make their kids attend class?In COLUMBINE by David Cullen, the premier chronicle of the event Eric HArris represented the 3-5 % true psychopaths. Ytown you could have talked to him a million times and lived with him for 10 years and would have NEVER known the difference.

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16YtownParent(331 comments)posted 11 months, 4 weeks ago

Yes TERRAPINST. Yes I am saying that this kid very well could become a mass killer, just like the shooters at Columbine, Fort Hood, New Town, or any other mass killer. If it was my kid, they'd be in whatever mental health program they needed to be in -or in jail.

As for my kids, Yes I do make sure they are in class everyday unless a doctor says they are contagious and should stay home. While in class they and they alone are responsible for their actions. For example, our daughter spent the last 2 weeks grounded from everything (no TV, no ipad, no games, early bedtime) because she left her homework in her desk for the 2 weeks before that. It's not the teachers fault for not sending a note home prior to that. But by your logic I should be screaming her teacher for not sending a note home sooner.

Yes, it would have been better for my daughter's overall grade (and the teacher's evaluation based on those grades) if we'd been alerted to the problem beforehand, but ultimately it is my daughter's own fault her work wasn't done the way it should have been when it should have been. She took her punishment for lying about her work to her parents. She also knows she may still have another punishment come next week if her report card suffers because it.

I reserved judgement on Mrs. Dellick until it became clear how involved she was in getting her son off. As Mr. Crea and countless others know, stating that you will kill someone is a crime (aggravated menacing) and most people get arrested for it. Her robe is the only reason her son wasn't arrested over the October 11 incident and the Office of Disciplinary Council needs to investigate her.

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17TERRAPINST(307 comments)posted 11 months, 4 weeks ago

Really easy to say what you would do if. Utterly disagree with your bio-psycho social assesmment. Think your parenting routine looks good on paper. The idea that you know anything about why the accused was previously dealt with in any manner is laughable You sound like Eric Harris-sorta off.

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18YtownParent(331 comments)posted 11 months, 4 weeks ago

It's not an idea that I know anything. Any citizen can walk into any police department and get a copy of a police report. Reporter or not for whatever reasons. Eric Harris ranted about the worthlessness of all humanity. I've called no one worthless, just not worthy of the office they hold.

I came to that opinion based on the facts the officers placed on their reports. (On the off chance the officers lied on their reports then they should be disciplined, not the Judge.)

Lest you question my sanity anymore, I grew up the Valley so Judge Dellick is one of the acting judicial figures (along with Hunter, Millich & Krichbaum) whose rulings and conduct have had the most influence on my own reasoning. We all end up judged the same way we judge others. Yes, if I was in Dellick's shoes (or even Belinky's) I would expect to be challenged on my fitness to keep my position.

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19TERRAPINST(307 comments)posted 11 months, 4 weeks ago

Youre amazing defensiveness ever been brought up before?

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20Rooster(78 comments)posted 11 months, 4 weeks ago

But for the grace of God folks... if anyone here thinks they don't have kids like this in their families, then you aren't well-acquainted with your in-laws or your fore-bears. Sure, this kid shouldn't be driving around, for the safety of the public on the road, but parenting isn't his problem and no kind of parenting is going to fix it either. Talking about programs tidying up his situation isn't likely to help either. Bragging about bringing up your own kids and your homework philosophies is just ungrateful and ignorant. You're taking a lot of personal credit for how your kids turned out, seems to me, and not accounting for a lot of other ingredients, including not counting your blessings. Sure this poor woman sounds clueless and sounds entitled and what not, but these kids happen to sensible folks too. Need to be grateful your dealing with homework issues and not this kids issues, and your kid's on the other side of the gameboard of cause and effect and not clear off the cliff like this one. You think you don't have these kind of problems in your family because you do this or that the right way, life's going to teach you different one day. Just saying.

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21UticaShale(854 comments)posted 11 months, 4 weeks ago

put him on an oil rig

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22bmanresident(597 comments)posted 11 months, 4 weeks ago

This kid is a punk, the mother is clueless. She's been protecting him his whole life and now he's an idiot with road rage. Good job mama.

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23TERRAPINST(307 comments)posted 11 months, 4 weeks ago

bmanres... just looked at some of your previous posts. Looks like you're very hard on the mistakes of all people. Must be near perfect yourself. So far you hate the following: ANYONE on social welfare, Hippies, Dellick's Kid, Dellick, MOST if not ALL public officials, Youngstown Residents and anyone else who has ever been accused, associated with or guilty of any wrongdoing not just crime. Therefore you must be pretty much perfect. A person like that should run for something like Emperor or Messiah. Anyway don't know what your beliefs are other than being pretty angry at a lot of people, but a smidgen of compassion and humility would suit you well. Have a nice day and please keep up the anger its really your claim to fame.

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2476Ytown(1254 comments)posted 11 months, 4 weeks ago

terrapinst: This "kid" (loosely...he's 19 years old) has a pattern of aggression. Not just mouthing off, but physical aggression towards complete strangers. In any one of the situations mentioned, someone could have been killed. The stabbing of the guy at the gas station, running the family off the road, and punching and kicking a 61 year old man, not including threats to kill his mother.

His mother came to his defense but for her to say he was wrongfully charged was quite a stretch and for her to use her position to shield him from punishment is an outcry.

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25bmanresident(597 comments)posted 11 months, 4 weeks ago

Terrapinst. If you read other posts about me you would also have to note that I like Cheetos. And I don't buy my Cheetos with a food stamp card.

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262muchtax(346 comments)posted 11 months, 2 weeks ago

This is kid is now 19 yrs old, so it's time mommy quits pulling strings and getting him out of trouble. Obviously the local police depts have been letting him slide because of his mother. He stabs a guy and gets away with it, the Austintown police chief should be interviewed with how exactly they let him slide on that?? If he is not held accountable soon we will read more about him doing this again, opening fire somewhere or getting killed!

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