Armed robbery

Armed robbery
BOARDMAN -- Township police are investigating an armed robbery that took place at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the 3000 block of Hillman Way.
Police reports state a 42-year-old Struthers woman was using a pay telephone on the street when a man approached, pulled a gun and demanded money. The woman gave the man an undisclosed amount of money and later reported the theft to police.
Sexual abuse case
YOUNGSTOWN -- Jurors were to resume deliberating today the fate of a 44-year-old Struthers man charged with sexually abusing a teenage girl.
Larry Sapp is on trial on eight counts of gross sexual imposition. He faces a sentence of up to 33 years in prison if convicted of all counts.
Sapp also was charged with three additional counts of rape, but prosecutors dismissed two of them because they involved alleged acts that happened in other states. Judge R. Scott Krichbaum dismissed the third count because of a flaw in the way the indictment was worded.
Jurors deliberated nine hours Wednesday before being sent home for the evening. They also deliberated for about an hour Tuesday.
Grant center program
YOUNGSTOWN -- The Public Library of Youngstown & amp; Mahoning County is accepting reservations for a grant center program slated for 6:30 p.m. Aug. 13 in the meeting room at the Main Library, 305 Wick Avenue.
"Getting Started With FC Search" is an introductory session for representatives of nonprofit organizations on sources of funding and fund raising that teaches participants how to use the Foundation Center's database on CD-ROM.
For reservations, call (330) 744-8636, Ext. 2.
More jail time for man
GIRARD -- A New Middletown man has been charged with escape after bolting from Girard Municipal Court. Zoltan J. Kozic, 29, of Calla Road, was tackled by court probation officer Tim Riley as he tried to run from the courtroom of Judge Michael A. Bernard and out the front door of the justice center.
Kozic previously had been sentenced to 14 days in jail and placed on one year's probation on traffic charges.
Judge Bernard sentenced Kozic on Wednesday to 160 days in the Trumbull County jail because he hadn't paid his fine or reported for probation.
Kozic asked to use the restroom, then fled, followed by Riley and deputy bailiff Pete Colla. Upon his return, Kozic was sentenced to an additional 180 days for contempt of court and attempted escape.
Gun stolen from truck
STRUTHERS -- A West Como Street man told police that a 12-gauge shotgun and ammunition reloader were stolen from his 1993 Chevy pickup while it was parked in his driveway or in the parking lot where he works.
Mathew A. Parry told police he discovered the gun missing around 5 p.m. Tuesday and that it could have been stolen that day or the night before.
Chaplain's certification
WARREN -- Walton J. Tully, chaplain for the Trumbull County Sheriff's Department and the Newton Falls fire and police departments, has become certified in the Mitchell Model program of the Basic Critical Incident Stress Management course.
Upon completion of the training at the annual International Conference of Police Chaplains in Anaheim, Calif., Tully was named a member of the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation. The chaplains' conference is based in Destin, Fla.
A total of 557 chaplains and law enforcement officers from the United States, Canada, Jamaica and Africa attended the July seminar.
Phone books recycled
WARREN -- Trumbull County residents recycled more than 5,000 phone books during the second Recycle for Literacy program sponsored by Sprint Yellow Pages at the Wal-Mart store on Elm Road, earning a $3,000 donation from Sprint to the local Alliance Community Outreach Program.
For information on Trumbull County's Alliance Community Outreach Program, call (330) 369-1441.

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