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Gunshot wounds



Published: Tue, September 3, 2002 @ 12:00 a.m.



Gunshot wounds

YOUNGSTOWN -- Timothy Hobbs, 43, of South Jackson Street was in critical condition this morning at St. Elizabeth Health Center with multiple gunshot wounds to his back and legs. Hobbs ran to and collapsed on a neighbor's porch after being shot about 9 p.m. Monday, reports show.

Neighbors heard gunfire. Police found a handgun in Hobbs' car. Earlier in the day, Hobbs filed a burglary report with police, telling officers that his home had been broken into Aug. 22 and that two guns and ammunition had been stolen.

Calls sent to cops

YOUNGSTOWN -- An East Warren Avenue woman who had been receiving harassing phone calls used call forwarding early Monday to send the calls to the police department's nonemergency seven-digit number, reports show.

Tracie A. Gilmore, 27, who voluntarily told officers what she had done, was arrested at 2:17 a.m. Monday on a felony charge of disrupting a public service. At least 20 calls intended for Gilmore were forwarded to the police department. She was due in municipal court later today for arraignment.

Underage drinking

CANFIELD -- Police issued citations for two Austintown girls, 14 and 17, accusing them of consuming beer Saturday night at the Canfield Fair. The oldest girl also was charged with disorderly conduct.

While "voluntarily intoxicated in a public place, [she] engaged in conduct that was an inconvenience and alarming to others," the citation reads. The Rockwell Avenue girls must report to the county juvenile justice center to answer the citations.

Body identified

YOUNGSTOWN -- Javan Rogers, 24, of Akron is the name of the man found duct-taped and shot in the back of the head Aug. 27, said Tom Pappas, Mahoning County coroner's investigator.

Police found Rogers' naked body about 6:45 a.m. on Waverly Avenue on the West Side.

Stolen gun reported

CAMPBELL -- A 76-year-old Sanderson Avenue woman told police she thinks a loaded handgun was stolen from her bedroom closet sometime between 1 a.m. and 9:25 a.m. Saturday.

The woman left her home about 1 a.m. to ride to the hospital in an ambulance with her husband, who had become ill. Later that morning, she phoned a friend and asked her to check on the house. When the friend arrived, she found glass broken out of the front door and the back sliding door unlocked. The owner later called police and told them the gun was missing.

Baseball bat assault

AUSTINTOWN -- Police said a South Raccoon Road teen hit another teen in the face with a small baseball bat Saturday. The teen who was struck, 19, of state Route 46, had a swollen left eye.

Reports say the Route 46 teen and several other people came to the home of the South Raccoon Road teen at about 7 p.m. The Route 46 teen had heard that the South Raccoon Road teen was robbing a girl at the home. A fight broke out, and the Raccoon Road teen hit the Route 46 teen in the face with the bat, police reports say.

Chased by police

AUSTINTOWN -- A Youngstown man is to appear in Mahoning County Court here Thursday to face several charges stemming from a short chase.

Police charged Frank Cambert, 20, of South Inglewood Avenue with felonious assault, failure to comply, reckless operation of private property and driving under the influence. Police received reports that Cambert was involved in a fight at about 2:45 a.m. Monday in a parking lot outside the Checkered Flag bar on Mahoning Avenue.

Reports say that after the fight, Cambert got into his truck and tried to drive into several people and a car in the parking lot. Police arrived and tried to stop Cambert.

Cambert drove through the parking lot and continued to drive on Mahoning Avenue, swerving in and out of lanes, reports say.

Cambert eventually stopped in the Walgreen's parking lot on Mahoning and was arrested.

Disorderly at the fair

CANFIELD -- A Mahoning County deputy sheriff cited a Tippecanoe Road man for disorderly conduct at the Canfield Fairgrounds.

Randen T. McKnight, 19, had been escorted out of the fair by police about 10 p.m. Saturday but returned 30 minutes later smelling of alcohol and carrying a dog, reports show.




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