Man gets jail term for cop impersonation
Man gets jail termfor cop impersonation
YOUNGSTOWN -- Curtis M. Bryant Jr., 59, convicted of impersonating a police officer, will serve 90 days in the Mahoning County jail. Judge Elizabeth A. Kobly of municipal court imposed the sentence Wednesday and fined Bryant, of St. Louis Avenue, a total of $1,000.
When Bryant removed his coat to be handcuffed, observers noticed that POLICE was emblazoned on the back of his shirt. His trial on a charge of carrying a concealed weapon is March 26 in Mahoning County Common Pleas Court. Last November, police spotted Bryant, a so-called constable, dressed in police-type gear -- hat, badge and jacket -- and working security at a bar on Steel Street.
Grand jury gets case
YOUNGSTOWN -- A charge of possession of crack cocaine against Randall E. Feuer, 45, of Mansell Drive, Liberty, has been bound over from municipal court to a Mahoning County grand jury. A drug paraphernalia charge was dismissed.
Police arrested Feuer and Florence McKelvey, 46, of Oriole Drive, Liberty, on Jan. 22 after checking out a report of suspicious activity inside a van parked on Broadway. McKelvey is charged with possession of crack, permitting drug abuse.
Police said they found two bags of suspected crack near where Feuer had been sitting in the van and a crack pipe that he left in the cruiser. The officers said they found a bag of suspected crack near McKelvey, the van driver, and a suspected marijuana cigarette in her jacket pocket. McKelvey will be back in court March 10.
South Side prostitution
YOUNGSTOWN -- Despite almost daily prostitution-related arrests on the lower South Side, vice cops say the problem continues. They made two arrests Wednesday evening on Hillman Street.
Ricky Eiland, 44, of West Dewey Avenue was arrested on charges of loitering to engage in solicitation, driving under suspension, drug-abuse cocaine and consumption of alcohol in a motor vehicle. Angela Young, 36, of West Princeton Avenue faces charges of loitering to engage in solicitation and consumption of alcohol in a motor vehicle. Police said they saw Young flag Eiland down and then get in his car. Each had a can of beer and Eiland had several rocks of suspected crack in a coat pocket, reports show.
Construction site theft
CANFIELD -- Building materials and a radial arm saw were taken sometime Wednesday from the 3800 block of Francesca Drive, Canfield Township, a new development off Monterale Drive, says the Mahoning County Sheriff's Department.
The owner of Ranalli Siding told deputies that the items, worth about $1,500, were taken from a garage on the job site.
School meeting reset
YOUNGSTOWN -- The board of directors of the Mollie Kessler school have rescheduled their meeting from next week to today at 6:30 p.m. in the school, 118 E. Wood St.
For more information, call Leslie Brown at (330) 746-3095.
Three face charges
BOARDMAN -- Two Youngstown women and a Salem man are due in Boardman area court at 5:30 p.m. today to face felony drug abuse charges and misdemeanor charges of obstructing official business.
Police reports say officers found Danielle Cissman, 21, Eric Thom, 30, and Sandra Tierney, 36, in a room at the Travelers Inn on Market Street with suspected cocaine and drug paraphernalia while trying to serve a warrant on Shon Simon, 32, of Youngstown, who also was in the room.
Police said the three lied to police about Simon's true identity. Simon also was arrested on a charge of obstructing official business and the domestic violence warrant.
Vegas warrant served
YOUNGSTOWN -- A warrant issued in Las Vegas for Lloyd O. Mims Jr. was served early today when police stopped a car that passed a van in a no-passing-turning lane on McGuffey Road about 12:15 a.m.
Mims, 28, of Catalina Avenue, was arrested on charges of driving under suspension and improper passing. The Las Vegas warrant charges Mims with failure to appear on a trafficking in cocaine charge. Officers confirmed the warrant with the Las Vegas Police Department, which placed a hold on Mims.