Buggies turn up missing
GREENFORD -- Two black show buggies worth nearly $5,000 were reported missing from a barn in the 9500 block of Knauf Road, according to the Mahoning County Sheriff's Department. The buggies, both with red pin striping, were stored in the barn. The theft occurred between Dec. 15 and Saturday.
Items stolen from home
BERLIN CENTER -- A man who lives in the 13000 block of Leffingwell Road said he returned home from work last Friday and discovered his kitchen window broken and the rear sliding glass door open, Mahoning County deputy sheriffs said. Missing from the house is a TV and assorted watches and jewelry worth about $10,000, reports show.
Theft from garage
CANFIELD -- Someone pried open the steel door to a storage garage in the 7800 block of Gibson Road on Saturday and removed a concrete saw worth about $900 and wheel blade valued at $200, according to the Mahoning County Sheriff's Department. A deputy said footprints in the snow suggested that one suspect stood guard while another broke into the garage.
Construction site theft
GREENFORD -- Construction materials were taken from a house being built in the 10000 block of Salem-Youngstown Road. Among the items missing is log siding worth $3,000, according to the Mahoning County Sheriff's Department. The theft was discovered Friday by the homeowner.
Shots fired at house
YOUNGSTOWN -- Bullets fired into a Steel Street apartment Sunday night narrowly missed a 2-year-old and his mother lying on a bed, police said. The gunfire began when a vehicle pulled up in the 800 block about 11 p.m. Police found 13 casings in the street. Police said the apartment was riddled with bullets, including damage to windows, doors and walls. No motive was given for the gunfire.
Crash ends in arrest
YOUNGSTOWN -- Raymond C. Martinez, 46, of North Schenley Avenue was driving with 10 separate suspensions on his license when he crashed on Belle Vista Avenue early Sunday, police said. Police found Martinez's pickup truck on its roof and him suspended in the air by his seat belt. Martinez had exited Interstate 680 about 1:30 a.m., ran off the right side of the road and knocked over a utility pole, swerved to miss another pole, slid sideways across the road, ran through the guardrail and rolled down an embankment, reports show. Martinez was arrested on charges of driving under suspension and DUI and booked into the county jail after treatment at St. Elizabeth Health Center. Police said Martinez has had four DUI convictions since 1998, which makes this latest charge a felony.
YOUNGSTOWN -- A security guard at Giant Eagle on Canfield Road told police he saw Janeen Kralj of Boardman stuff 27 packs of menthol cigarettes under her coat and attempt to leave the store Sunday afternoon. The guard said he caught Kralj, 25, of Lockwood Boulevard, as she threw the cigarettes down and tried to run. The guard said Kralj has a history of shoplifting and has been caught twice at the Giant Eagle in Boardman. Kralj was issued a citation by city police that charges her with theft and told to be in municipal court today for arraignment.
Charged in burglary
YOUNGSTOWN -- After responding to a burglary-in-progress report Sunday afternoon in the 500 block of West Myrtle Avenue, police said they saw Ben Mayes, 33, of Woodland Avenue coming out the rear door of the house carrying a variety of items. Mayes was arrested on a charge of breaking and entering.
YOUNGSTOWN -- When stopped for failure to signal a turn on Arlington Avenue Sunday, Eric E. Johnson, 32, of Mercer Street offered police an Ohio identification card, not a driver's license, reports show. A check revealed that Johnson's license has five suspensions on it for failure to have insurance, reports show. He was arrested on charges of driving under suspension and failure to signal, and the car he was driving was towed.