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McKenzie Police Reports

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Multiple Charges — A McKenzie man was arrested and charged with multiple charges following a traffic stop in the parking lot of a Highland Drive business.

Andrew Arnold, 39, of McKenzie was stopped by Officer Cody Coleman Sunday night December 19 after Coleman observed him driving and had knowledge that Arnold had a revoked drivers license. Dispatch informed Coleman that Arnold had two priors for driving on a revoked license and arrested him and had him transported to Carroll County Jail.

A search of the vehicle revealed a small amount of methamphetamine and unused syringes which were seized and held for evidence.

Arnold was additionally cited for having expired registration and violation of financial responsibility law. The car was taken to the city vehicle impound.

Vandalism — Officer Mark Boaz investigated a vehicle vandalism incident on Elm Street Sunday morning December 19. The owner, Matthew Struthers, contacted the police department regarding the vandalism.

Struthers informed Boaz that he heard a bang outside his residence Saturday night and didn’t find the damage to the rear window of his vehicle until the next morning. Boaz determined the window had been struck with an object.

Public Intoxication — A Bethel Court resident contacted police about a suspicious person at a nearby residence. Sgt. Cody Coleman responded to the incident and made contact with Roman Melnikoff, 27, of McKenzie, who was having difficulty standing up. He admitted to drinking ‘quite a bit’ and was placed under arrest for Public Intoxication and transported to Carroll County Jail.

Multiple Charges — Terrance Butler, Jr, 31, of McKenzie, was arrested and charged with Vandalism and Criminal Trespass after he broke a storm door at an Elm Street residence Thursday night, December 16. The home owner witnessed Butler beating on his door and heard glass break and requested charges be filed.

Domestic Assault/Child Abuse — Officer Justin Brister responded to a welfare check on Magnolia Avenue apartment last Wednesday, December 15 after a neighbor reported hearing a lot of screaming by an adult female and heard a loud thud against the wall.

Brister interviewed Brandi Hill, 34, of McKenzie, and her juvenile relative and learned that Hill struck her in the back with a mop stick and slapped her face after she failed to get up and obey a request. Brister observed evidence of bruising on the juvenile’s back and placed Hill under arrest charging her with Domestic Assault and Child Abuse.

Traffic Violations — Officer Andy Weaver cited a Huntingdon woman for traffic violations while investigating a two-vehicle accident with no injuries last Tuesday, December 14. Mary Galloway, 59, of Huntingdon was cited for Driving on Suspended license-First Offense and Failure to Maintain Lane.

Criminal Trespass — McKenzie Police responded to a trespassing call from Little General on Monday, December 13, and found Clinton Hoard on the property. Hoard had been banned from the property for prior incidents in 2019. He was placed under arrest for Criminal Trespass.

Driving on Suspended License — Officer Darren Davis made a traffic stop on Friday, December 10, due to knowledge that the driver, Raymond Lockett, was driving on a suspended license. A status check revealed he had six prior driving on suspended license offenses and was arrested for his seventh offense.

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