BOARDMAN -- A chiropractor reported that $3,500 in equipment was stolen from her office at 8261 Market St., township police said. Dr. Denise M. Carradine discovered that a portable ultrasound device and X-ray cassettes were missing from the Carradine Chiropractic Center about 7:15 a.m. Monday.
Man charged in theft
BOARDMAN -- A 49-year-old Campbell man is accused of stealing more than $6,000 from the Sears store in Southern Park Mall. The man, who was a two-year employee of the store, is accused of ringing up false returns on a register and keeping the money. He faces a charge of felony theft.
Woman found injured
BOARDMAN -- Township police found a 76-year-old Youngstown woman bleeding from the hand and lying in the southwest lot of the Cochran Sparkle Market at 4121 South Ave. She said a man had used force trying to snatch her purse. She said the man, in his early 30s, drove a blue van and wore his hair slicked back into a ponytail. She suffered a cut to her right palm and middle finger and was treated at Forum Health Northside Medical Center.
AUSTINTOWN -- Police are investigating a report from a Cleveland woman that her sister applied for credit cards in her name and ran up thousands of dollars in charges. According to reports, the 26-year-old said she was notified that her 22-year-old sister, of state Route 193, Cortland, obtained a credit card in her name and charged $7,308 worth of items. Reports show the card was billed to a Woodhurst Drive residence.
AUSTINTOWN -- A Warren man was ordered to pay $100 and court costs and serve 30 days in jail for hitting a dancer at Club 76. James McKinney Jr., 31, of Iddings Street pleaded guilty in Mahoning County Court to domestic violence and obstructing official business. The domestic violence charge was reduced to a misdemeanor from a felony. He was credited with seven days already served, and ordered to stay away from the victim. McKinney, who lived with the dancer, reportedly wrestled her to the ground and hit her at the club last week. Police said McKinney gave them a fake Social Security number and name.
Also in court, Judge David D'Apolito issued a bench warrant for Arthur L. Brantley, 27, of East Philadelphia Avenue, Youngstown, who failed to appear to plead to charges of resisting arrest, fleeing and eluding and several traffic violations. He is accused of driving away from an Austintown police officer who had pulled him over for a traffic violation. Reports said he led police on a chase through Austintown and Youngstown.