Man arrested after putting shaving cream on Buckhannon Police Department’s door


BUCKHANNON — A Buckhannon man has been arrested after allegedly putting shaving cream on the back door of the Buckhannon Police Department and taking a backpack left sitting outside.

On Oct. 31, Zachery Elmore, 25, came to the police department and took a gray backpack that had been sitting outside the back door, according to the criminal complaint in the Upshur County Magistrate Clerk’s office.

Elmore also allegedly put shaving cream over the back door and attached a note by shaving cream to the door.

The note read, “Zachery D. Elmore, As a permanent resident of the city of Buckhannon, I am requesting to be a made a party to the [government’s] officially elected representatives currently holding office and for term with the Upshur County City Police.”

On Nov. 1, Patrolman Tanner Collins obtained a warrant for defacing government property and served it to Elmore. Elmore allegedly admitted to stealing the backpack so someone from the police department would come talk to him. The backpack was retrieved from Elmore’s vehicle and was valued at $6.25.

Elmore was arrested for destruction of property (defacing government property), a misdemeanor, and petit larceny, a misdemeanor.

Magistrate Mike Coffman set bond at $2,500.

In a separate case, Joni Lynne Roby, 55, of Buckhannon, was arrested for DUI first offense with a blood alcohol content greater than .150 and cited for failure to maintain control, both misdemeanors, following an August wreck on Route 20.

The investigating officer Cpl. V.J. Pyles with the Buckhannon detachment of the West Virginia State Police just received the results back on Oct. 29 showing that Roby had a blood alcohol content of .203, according to the criminal complaint in the magistrate clerk’s office.

On Aug. 18, Pyles responded to a single vehicle collision on the Clarksburg Road just outside of Hodgesville.  The female driver, later identified as Roby, was gaining medical treatment. “Open and unopened alcoholic beverage containers were present in the vehicle and were observed while investigating the collision,” Pyles wrote in the criminal complaint.

A witness reported Roby’s vehicle was “all over the road.”

uu     Roby’s vehicle left the roadway to the left while traveling south on the Clarksburg Road, struck an embankment and rolled.

Coffman set bond at $2,500.

More In Local News