YOUNGSTOWN 4 crashes in city result in 4 arrests
A fifth arrest followed the investigation of a hit-skip crash in January.
By PATRICIA MEADE
VINDICATOR CRIME REPORTER
YOUNGSTOWN -- Four separate crashes in one day turned up four drivers without a valid license.
Reports show the following arrests made Thursday:
UCynthia Johnson, 53, of Mercer Street, driving under suspension. At 8:15 a.m., Patrolman Jimmy Rounds found two women in the parking lot of Rural Metro Ambulance on Market Street arguing after being involved in a traffic accident. Rounds also issued Johnson a citation for failing to verify safety before changing lanes and having expired plates. Her car was towed and a court hold placed on it.
USusan R. Reynolds, 18, of Erskine Road, Boardman, failure to stop after an accident and driving on a temporary permit without a licensed driver in the car. At 1:30 p.m., Patrolman John Prest traveled to Reynolds' home in Boardman to investigate a hit-skip that happened on Indianola Road near Hudson Avenue at 11:45 a.m. Reynolds admitted that she had been involved in the accident, Prest said. She had abandoned the car she was driving at the accident scene and fled on foot, he said. He also cited her for failure to stop for a red light.
UTeri L. Schulte, 29, of Davis Street, Hubbard, driving under suspension and fictitious plates. At 6:50 p.m., Patrolman Brian Flynn investigated a crash on East Florida Avenue and found Schulte seated behind the wheel of her van with several facial cuts. Flynn also cited Schulte for failure to maintain reasonable control and no seat belt. The van was towed and a court hold placed on it.
UPatrick R. Johnson, 23, of Taft Avenue, driving under suspension. At 8:45 p.m., Patrolmen Ed Kenney and Greg Miller investigated a crash on the Himrod Avenue expressway. They found Johnson's car wrecked against the guardrail near Wilson Avenue. The officers also cited Johnson for failure to control and no seat belt.
A fifth arrest Thursday followed an investigation of a hit-skip that happened Jan. 10 on Martin Luther King Boulevard.
Mathew R. Abrams, 49, of Stewart Avenue, was charged with driving under suspension, hit-skip and fictitious plates. At 10:45 a.m., Abrams turned himself in to Detective Sgt. Patricia Garcar, assigned to the accident investigation unit.
Abrams told Garcar that he left the accident scene because he knew his license was under suspension, police said.