Charged in gunshot
YOUNGSTOWN -- A 19-year-old North Side man was arrested on a second-degree felony charge after being accused of shooting at a home on the South Side. The teen, of Saranac Avenue, is accused of firing one shot into a house in the 3000 block of Hudson Avenue, police said. He faces one count of improperly discharging a firearm at or into a habitation. A 23-year-old woman living at the house said she looked out a window at 4:20 p.m. Tuesday and saw a teen pull out a silver gun and fire at the home. Police found a bullet hole and a fragment lodged outside the window.
Man reports being shot
YOUNGSTOWN -- A 62-year-old man reported to city police Tuesday that he was shot as he walked along a North Side street. The man, who gave a Market Street address, said he was walking along Arlington Street at about 8:40 p.m. when he heard two shots and felt a burning in his leg. He said he did not know from whom or from where the shots had come. Police found him at Arlington and Burnett streets.
Bike, phone stolen
YOUNGSTOWN -- An 18-year-old was robbed of his bicycle and cellular phone as he rode at South and Indianola avenues at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, according to a city police report. The teen said two males, 15 to 16 years old, jumped on him and punched him and told him, "You better start wearing blue." The teen was wearing a red T-shirt. Police suspect a group of teens who call themselves the "South Side Soldiers," wear light blue clothing and are from the area of Pasadena Avenue.
Drug, other charges
CAMPBELL -- Nicholas M. Mastoris III pleaded innocent Tuesday before Municipal Judge John P. Almasy to charges of possession of drugs, reckless operation and driving without a driver's license. Police impounded Mastoris' vehicle after officers said they found three bags of suspected marijuana in the 18-year-old Campbell man's vehicle during a traffic stop Sunday morning. Police released a 16-year-old Youngstown girl and a 17-year-old Campbell girl who were also in the car.
YOUNGSTOWN -- Deputies confiscated a bag of suspected marijuana and a drug pipe Tuesday from the purse of a 29-year-old East Side woman attempting to enter the Mahoning County Child Support Enforcement Agency on West Commerce Street. Deputies said the items were found about 3:30 p.m. during a search of the woman's purse as she walked through a metal detector in the lobby. The Wilson Avenue woman was cited and released.
Missing girl is found
AUSTINTOWN -- Police arrested a 16-year-old Toledo girl who was hiding in the sleeping compartment of a tractor-trailer parked in the lot of the Rebel Lounge around 12:30 a.m. Wednesday. The girl, who'd been missing since Sunday, told police that she and an adult friend were taken to the truck stop by a Toledo man, who dropped them off to make money from prostitution. Police contacted the girl's father, who said he has been having problems with her and refused to pick her up.
Operating table stolen
AUSTINTOWN -- The president of Austintown Ambulatory Health Care Center, 45 N. Canfield-Niles Road, told police that an operating table valued at $15,000 was stolen from a storage room at the rear of the center.
Theft of equipment
AUSTINTOWN -- A Westchester, Ohio, man told police that $8,000 worth of scuba equipment was stolen from his 1999 Chevrolet van while it was parked in the lot at Hampton Inn, 880 N. Canfield-Niles Road. According to police reports, the man discovered the scuba equipment, a 13-inch television and a VCR missing at 7:48 a.m. Tuesday. The glass of the right-front door on his van had been broken out. The man told police he'd parked the van near the hotel's front entrance around 6 p.m. Monday, which was the last time he saw it intact.
Seminar on sex assault
BOARDMAN -- Area law enforcement personnel are invited to attend a free seminar on the Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) program from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 15 at Boardman Government Center, 8299 Market St. The keynote speaker is Barb Cornell, a registered nurse and coordinator of the SANE program at St. Elizabeth Health Center. A SANE is a registered nurse who is trained in the collection of evidence from sexual assault victims and who can be an expert witness in court. Call (330) 729-2015 for more information and to register.