Stolen car recovered
STRUTHERS -- Police recently recovered a stolen car in the same Youngstown-Poland Road parking lot from which another car had been stolen hours earlier. A burgundy 1987 Pontiac Bonneville was stolen from the Tangier Bar and Pizza Shop parking lot sometime between 7:30 p.m. Friday and 12:30 a.m. Saturday. Less than three hours later, another stolen car, a white 1988 Pontiac Bonneville, was found parked in the Tangier lot. That car, police reports state, had been stolen in Niles.
2 issued citations
YOUNGSTOWN -- Two men whose driver's licenses are under suspension for failure to pay child support were seen driving Monday evening and issued citations, police said. David Lain, 37, of Superior Street was spotted on the South Side and followed by police on Glenwood Avenue, according to reports. Lain turned into a parking lot and got stuck in the snow. He was charged with driving under suspension and using fictitious plates. Rontelli Reed, 24, of Stewart Avenue nearly collided with a cruiser when he ran a stop sign on Lakewood Avenue, police said. The officers pursued him to a house on Woodland Avenue. Reed was issued a citation on charges of driving under suspension and running the stop sign. Lain and Reed were due in municipal court today.
Kirk Road detour
YOUNGSTOWN -- Kirk Road between Schenley Avenue and Bears Den Road will close for 14 days starting at 8 a.m. Wednesday so crews can replace a concrete culvert as part of the Kirkmere Creek improvement project. A detour will direct traffic to Normandy and Oran drives. Residents and emergency vehicles will continue to have access to the closed portion of Kirk.
BOARDMAN -- Township police have charged a Youngstown man in an armed robbery more than six months ago at the Dunkin Donuts restaurant on Market Street. Police say Anthony Figueroa, 21, of Himrod Avenue robbed the store at gunpoint of an unspecified amount of cash in June. Figueroa was already being held in Mahoning County Jail on unrelated gun charges. He will be arraigned Thursday in Boardman Area Court on a charge of aggravated robbery.
5 injured in bar fight
STRUTHERS -- Five people were injured in a fight at The Bowery Saturday after a customer used money sitting on the bar to pay for drinks. According to police reports, a man ordered several shots shortly after 2 a.m. and then placed money to pay for the drinks on top of money another customer had sitting on the bar. When the second customer asked to be reimbursed for the money the man ordering the shots used, a fight broke out. Three other patrons and a 25-year-old female bartender became involved when they tried to break up the fight. The bartender was struck over the head with a bottle; the other four victims were also struck with beer bottles and glasses. The suspect had left the scene when police arrived. All victims refused medical treatment.