Shotgun, drugs in car
YOUNGSTOWN -- A sawed-off shotgun wrapped in a hospital gown and two bags of suspected crack cocaine were found in a car that police working a Weed & amp; Seed detail on the South Side pursued Tuesday evening.
The car was first driven by a 17-year-old boy and then by Jumal McQueen, 42, of East Boston Avenue. Police said McQueen tried to drive off after the boy stopped the car near Jean Street and ran, but a cruiser blocked the car, reports show. McQueen was arrested on charges of driving under suspension, drug-abuse cocaine and carrying a concealed weapon. He also was served with a warrant for his failure to appear in municipal court on a speeding charge.
The boy, of East Lucius Avenue, was caught and issued a citation for having no driver's license and reckless operation.
NORTH LIMA -- The next Beaver Township Crime Watch meeting will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the activity center of Shepherd of the Valley, 9111 Sharrott Road (corner of Western Reserve and Sharrott roads). The speaker will be a representative from Mahoning County Disaster Services Agency. The discussion will focus on homeland security; how we are affected locally; the change in security levels; and what the agency is doing for our protection. Local crime statistics also will be discussed.
Theft, assault charges
YOUNGSTOWN -- The owners of Six Brothers, a convenience store on Oak Street, told police they struggled with and then handcuffed Shaun W. Summerville after seeing him stuff a bag of cashews into his jacket at 11:30 p.m. Tuesday. The owners said Summerville, 23, of Brittain Street, managed to flee before police arrived. Police said Summerville's mother directed them to a house on East High Avenue. Residents at the house told police Summerville jumped out a rear window. He was found hiding under a fallen tree in the back yard and arrested on charges of theft and assault.
AUSTINTOWN -- A Washington Square Drive woman told police that someone ransacked her apartment over the weekend.
An entertainment center, television, VCR, DVD player and video game center were reported stolen.
The front door to the apartment was forced in.
Lecture on Constitution
YOUNGSTOWN -- "Affirmative Action for the Master Class: The Creation of the Proslavery Constitution" will be the topic of a free lecture by Dr. Paul Finkelman, author and University of Tulsa law professor, at 4 p.m. Thursday in the Presidential Suites of Kilcawley Center at Youngstown State University.
His speech is part of the YSU College of Arts and Sciences Dean's Lecture Series.