Jailed for speeding
YOUNGSTOWN -- Gregory J. Simcox is the first person to get jail time for speeding on Interstate 680 since police began their crackdown a few weeks ago, said Detective Sgt. Rick Hart of the accident investigation unit. Simcox, 20, of Lemont Drive, Boardman, was charged last Friday with driving 67 mph on the freeway, which is posted 50 mph.
He pleaded no contest Tuesday in municipal court. Judge Robert P. Milich sentenced Simcox to 10 days in jail and suspended seven. The judge also fined Simcox $50 and placed him on three years' probation. Records show Simcox was convicted of speeding last November and fined $30.
Failure to appear
YOUNGSTOWN -- Police are looking for Darlene L. Shina, 23, formerly of 3916 Howard St., who failed to appear in municipal court for trial on charges of child endangering and animal cruelty.
Police arrested Shina last June 25 after finding deplorable living conditions for her two children and a bull dog without food or water. The house was red-tagged by city housing inspectors, who considered it uninhabitable.
Records show her case had been reset six times.
Charges in DUI case
AUSTINTOWN -- Sean Page, 29, of North Cadillac Drive, Boardman, is accused of struggling with police when they arrested him on a DUI charge Sunday.
Police received a call from a tow truck driver at about 4:45 a.m. who said Page had driven his car into a ditch on Idaho Road. Page failed sobriety tests, police said.
Police said Page struggled as he was handcuffed and is also charged with resisting arrest.
Felony robbery charge
BOARDMAN -- Police have arrested a man they say is responsible for a purse-snatching at the Boardman-Canfield Road Giant Eagle grocery store in December.
Kevin Daniels, 32, of Youngstown is charged with felony robbery and is in the Mahoning County jail.
Police reports say Daniels struck a 68-year-old woman in the back of the head and fled with her purse, which contained about $400.
LAKE MILTON -- Township trustees hope this spring will see some projects come closer to completion.
Trustees announced Tuesday they selected Baker Bednar & amp; Associates, a Howland Township firm, to provide architectural and engineering services for a new fire station to be built on Pricetown Road.
The cost of the architectural and engineering services will not exceed $45,000.
Preliminary work to determine the building's size has yet to be done.
Trustee Al Baker recently met with the Mahoning County Engineer's office to discuss repairing sections of guardrails along Grandview Road, as well as repairs to Northeast River Road. Baker said the engineer's office told him both projects will be considered sometime this spring.
LAKE MILTON -- Heather Seem, 19, of Craig Beach was arrested Tuesday by Milton Township police on a charge of burglary and booked into the Mahoning County jail.
Officials said Seem is responsible for a house burglary in the township Jan. 18 during which more than $2,000 worth of property was stolen.
YOUNGSTOWN -- Police issued Joyce F. Lee, 58, of Dearborn Street a citation Tuesday evening charging her with littering and deposit of garbage, rubbish and junk.
Police said they found three junk cars on her property, mattresses in the rear yard and filled trash cans on the porch.