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Break-in reported

Sunday, January 5, 2003

Break-in reported
YOUNGSTOWN -- A 43-year-old Youngtown woman returned from work Friday night to find her stereo system, television and compact discs missing.
Police reports say the rear door of the Compton Lane residence was kicked in, and CDs covered in fresh snow were scattered by the door. Estimated damage to the door was $500, and losses in property included $500 for the stereo system, $250 for the 19-inch color television and $1,000 for 100 miscellaneous CDs, police said.
The victim alerted the police at 10:10 p.m.
Facing drug charge
YOUNGSTOWN -- A 41-year-old Youngstown man surrendered to Youngstown police Friday night for drug use, police said.
Police charged Samuel Freeman of West Evergreen Avenue with possession of drug paraphernalia, a misdemeanor.
Freeman contacted police at 6:30 p.m. from a pay phone on the 2600 block of Glenwood, police reports said. When officers arrested him, he was crying and asking for their assistance in getting him help for his drug habit. Police seized his glass crack pipe, and he was taken to Mahoning County Jail.
Robbery, stabbing
YOUNGSTOWN -- A Tod Lane resident was stabbed twice in the arm and robbed of $25.
The 33-year-old man was walking east on the 100 block of Tod Lane at 6 p.m. Friday when a man wearing a black mask demanded his money, police reports say. The victim handed over the cash. The suspect then stabbed him twice with a knife in the upper arm and fled.
The victim was treated at Forum Health Northside Medical Center's emergency room.
Discolored water
LEETONIA -- Leetonia residents' water may be discolored after an automobile struck a fire hydrant early Saturday.
Icy roads caused an automobile to crash into the hydrant at the corner of Oak and High streets, said a Leetonia police dispatcher. Water for Leetonia residents may be discolored for few days, the dispatcher warned.
Heart-failure program
WARREN -- Trumbull Memorial Hospital is offering a free community program, "Living With Heart Failure," from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday. The program features a variety of medical professionals who will provide detailed education and discussion about heart failure.
Topics include dietary management, medications and side effects, energy conservation and ways to increase strength and duration without increasing oxygen demands. For more information or to register, call (330) 841-9880.