Man accused of rape
BOARDMAN -- A 33-year-old Erskine Avenue man told police that he was raped by a live-in boyfriend Saturday morning at their home. The victim acknowledged to police that he has had sex with his live-in boyfriend in the past. Police questioned the boyfriend and released him pending a review of the facts by the prosecutor.
BOARDMAN -- A bar fight at The Office on Boardman-Poland Road on Friday night ended with two men bloody and two conflicting police reports. A North Lima man spotted a North Jackson man he suspected of having an affair with his wife. The two men exchanged words and then blows, but it's unclear who started the fight. No arrests were made. Both men were told to see the prosecutor today about possible charges.
Woman strikes back
AUSTINTOWN -- A 37-year-old woman told police a man tried to force her to perform a sex act Saturday in a Jeep parked at Chipper's Sports Bar, 5 N. Edgehill Ave.
The Austintown woman said she was drinking with a friend at the bar, when her friend left and some people offered her a ride home. She said she walked to the parking lot around 12:40 a.m. with three males, one of whom, a 26-year-old Girard man, slid next to her in the back seat of the vehicle and tried to force her to perform a sex act.
The woman struck him with her cane, broke free and went back to the bar, where she got a ride home with someone else, the report said.
An employee at the bar told police the three men said the woman "went crazy" on them in the parking lot, striking them with her cane.
AUSTINTOWN -- A 19-year-old Austintown man reported that his 2001 yellow Honda All Terrain Vehicle was stolen Sunday from his front yard along S. Canfield-Niles Road.
The man left his house at about 10:45 a.m. and when he returned at 1:30 p.m., his ATV, valued at $6,034, was gone. The ATV, which was for sale, had been chained to a tree in his front yard with a large padlock and an 8-foot industrial-strength chain.
POLAND -- The Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act Committee will meet at 7:30 p.m. today at town hall, 308 S. Main St.
Police arrest 2 women
SHARON, Pa. --Police arrested a Fourth Avenue woman on a fugitive from justice warrant and then arrested her mother on a charge of hindering police in their attempt to arrest her daughter.
Police said they went to the home of Desiree DeJulia, 21, around 11:55 p.m. Saturday to serve a Trumbull County warrant charging her with being a fugitive from justice.
She failed to show up for a parole violation hearing, police said, noting she was on parole in an assault case.
When police got to the home, her mother, Wanda DeJulia, 41, who also lives there, at first refused to allow officers into the house and then gave false information on her daughter's whereabouts.
Both women were arraigned before District Justice Ruth French. Wanda DeJulia was released on her own recognizance on a charge of hindering apprehension. Desiree DeJulia was lodged in Mercer County Jail with bond set at $25,000 pending extradition to Ohio.
Sentencing scheduledin kidnapping, burglary
WARREN -- A 42-year-old Niles man convicted of aggravated burglary and kidnapping is scheduled to be sentenced July 10. A jury convicted Donald Johnson of the charges Thursday, after deliberating about two hours.
Atty. Charles Morrow said Johnson, along with Nick Kaczmark, 24, of Girard, and Isaac Ford, 21, of Youngstown, forced their way into a Niles man's home in October and demanded money.
Johnson could receive up to 21 years in prison, Morrow said. The jury began hearing the case Monday in Judge Andrew Logan's courtroom. Kaczmark also was convicted of the same charges earlier this year and sentenced to nine years in prison. Ford pleaded guilty to the same charges and was sentenced to six years in prison, court records say.
Sidewalk sale scheduled
KINSMAN -- The annual Kinsman Area Merchants sidewalk sale and townwide yard sale starts at 9 a.m. July 21 in conjunction with the Rotary Fun Fest and chicken barbecue in Kinsman Park.
To be included on the yard sale map, call Susan at (330) 876-5611.