Three charged because of actions with police

By Joe Gorman


City police over the weekend encountered their share of rude people, arresting two and citing one.

Reports said a man was cited for disorderly conduct and traffic charges late Sunday after he drove his motorcycle up to the driver’s door of a police cruiser, revved the engine and gave the officer an obscene gesture before driving away.

Reports said Michael Doepker, 23, no address listed, was caught after officer Matthew Hassey followed him to a South Walnut Street parking lot. Hassey was on a traffic stop when Doepker drove up to him, reports said.

When Hassey caught up to him, reports said he swore at Hassey several times, including in front of several children. He was cited for disorderly conduct after he was warned several times to calm down.

Reports said Hassey ran a records check and found he has fictitious plates on the motorcycle and he also does not have a motorcycle endorsement on his license.

Early Sunday, reports said a Ferndale Avenue woman was taken into custody on a warrant after she caused a disturbance at an accident scene.

Officers were called about 4:50 a.m. Sunday to an accident at Ferndale and Parkcliffe avenues on the South Side. As they were trying to find out if anyone was hurt, reports said Breyonna Moore, 23, approached police and started swearing at them, saying a family member was involved in the accident and she wanted to make sure the family member was not injured.

Reports said police told her no one was injured and they asked her to step back, but she continued swearing and stomping her feet. She was then placed in a cruiser so police could finish their investigation. When officers did a records check, it was discovered she is wanted on a warrant for aggravated menacing. Moore was taken to the Mahoning County jail.

A man who was taken into custody early Saturday after he refused to turn down the music in his apartment was arrested on resisting arrest and disorderly-conduct charges.

Reports said police were called about 6:25 a.m. Saturday to the South Side apartment of George Buchanan, 47, after neighbors complained about his music being too loud.

Reports said Buchanan appeared to be drunk and ignored several requests to turn his music down, instead turning it up several times. When an officer tried to take him into custody on a charge of disorderly conduct, he fought with them before he was handcuffed.

Buchanan was taken to jail on charges of disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.

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