COUNTY COURT | Austintown and Canfield



Several people recently appeared in Mahoning County Court in Austintown and Canfield:
Larry Newell Sr., 42, of Lansdowne Boulevard, Youngstown, pleaded guilty in county court in Austintown to failure to comply with the order of a police officer, resisting arrest, possession of drug paraphernalia, driving under suspension, lane straddling, not using his headlights and not wearing his seatbelt. Newell led police on a car chase Aug. 2 in Austintown and he struggled with officers as he was arrested. He was sentenced to 180 days in jail, with 120 days suspended and seven days credit. Newell also was ordered to pay $300 in fines and court costs and he will serve two years of probation after he is released from jail.
Shane Lowther, 18, of Bouquet Avenue, Youngstown, heard a charge of receiving stolen property in county court in Austintown. No plea was accepted, as the charge is a felony. Lowther pleaded innocent to failure to comply with the order of a police officer. Police said Lowther stole a car from Niles on June 15 and led them on a chase. The chase ended when the car Lowther was driving rolled over and he was thrown from it on Interstate 80 in Austintown. His next hearing was set for today.Walter Bielski Jr., 56, of Country Club Lane, Poland, pleaded not guilty in county court in Austintown to failure to comply with the order of a police officer, driving with a suspended license and two counts of driving under the influence. Police said Bielski led them on a car chase June 29, and that he had to be pulled out of his car by officers when he finally stopped in Austintown. His next hearing is set for Sept. 20.
Lindsey Hawn, 18, of Oneta Street, Youngstown, pleaded guilty in county court in Austintown to a reduced charge of misdemeanor attempted drug possession. She had been charged with felony drug possession. Hawn also pleaded guilty to theft and misdemeanor drug possession. A second theft count and a charge of possession of drug paraphernalia were dismissed because of her plea. Police found an OxyContin pill, a Cyclobenzaprine pill, and an unidentified pill in Hawn's purse when they arrested her July 12 for stealing two pairs of shoes and a purse from stores in Austintown Plaza. She was given a 180-day suspended jail sentenced and ordered to serve two years of probation. She also was ordered to pay $300 in fines and court costs and her driver's license was suspended for 180 days.
Kris Lambeth, 31, of Oneta Street, Youngstown, pleaded innocent in county court in Austintown to two counts of thefts. Police said Lambeth helped Hawn steal the shoes and purse. His next hearing is set for Sept. 13.
A judge dismissed a charge of possession of drug paraphernalia, as well as two counts of permitting drug abuse, against James Shimmel Jr., 25, of Toronto, Ohio, in county court in Austintown. A grand jury is expected to consider charging Shimmel with felony receiving stolen property and drug abuse in county common pleas court. Police said they found suspected heroin and drug paraphernalia in a car driven by Shimmel after he tried to cash a stolen check July 28 at Sky Bank on Mahoning Avenue in Austintown.John and Peggy Huzvar, both of Tamarac Drive, Lake Milton, each heard a charge of conspiracy to commit burglary in county court in Austintown. Connie Wiseman, also of Tamarac Drive, also heard a charge of tampering with evidence in county court in Austintown. No plea was accepted, as the charges are felonies. John Huzvar also pleaded innocent to receiving stolen property and falsification, and Wiseman pleaded innocent to receiving stolen property. The Huzvars and Wiseman were arrested by Milton Township police last month as part of a three-month investigation into burglaries in the township. Their next hearings are set for Aug. 23.
William Pate, 28, of Alameda Avenue, Youngstown, pleaded guilty in county court in Austintown to misdemeanor failure to comply with the order of a police officer. The charge was reduced from felony failure to comply in exchange for his plea. Charges of reckless operation and carrying a concealed weapon also were dismissed. Police said Pate led them on a car chase through the rear yards of homes on Rhode Island Drive in Austintown on May 7. The chase ended when officers blocked his car on New Hampshire Court. He was sentenced to 180 days in jail, with 150 days suspended, and ordered to pay $215 in court costs and fines. Pate also will spend a year on probation after he gets out of jail and his driver's license will be suspended for 90 days.
Christina Donaldson, 29, of Main Street, Sharpsville, Pa., pleaded guilty in county court in Austintown to obstructing official business and disorderly conduct. Donaldson told police to take her to jail, threatened to punch an officer and refused police orders to calm down June 19 in the parking lot of the Ice House Inn on state Route 46 in Austintown. She was sentenced to 30 days in jail, with 29 days suspended and one day of credit for time served. Donaldson also was ordered to pay $115 in fines and court costs, placed on probation for six months and told to stay away from the Ice House Inn.
Stephon Jarvie, 23, of Oak Hill Avenue, Youngstown, heard a charge of carrying a concealed weapon in county court in Austintown. No plea was accepted, as the charge is a felony. Austintown police said they found a loaded revolver in a car Jarvie was driving in July on Mahoning Avenue in Austintown. His next hearing is set for Aug. 30.
Kathleen Cola-Burk, 43, of Cannon Road, pleaded innocent to resisting arrest, disorderly conduct and misconduct at an emergency. Police said Cola-Burk, who they described as intoxicated, shoved and cursed at officers July 17 when they wouldn't let her get into an ambulance with her 18-year-old son in Austintown. Her next hearing is set for Aug. 23.
Elizabeth D'Amico, 40, of Baker Street, Youngstown, pleaded innocent in county court in Austintown to theft. Police said that at the direction of Gregory Cordy Sr., D'Amico snatched $70 from the hand of a trucker July 18 on Seventy-Six Drive in Austintown. D'Amico's next hearing is set for Aug. 12. Cordy, 35, of Warner Road, Hubbard, pleaded guilty in county court in Austintown to complicity to commit theft. He was sentenced to 60 days in jail, with 49 days suspended and 11 days credit for time served. He also was ordered to pay $115 in fines and court costs and placed on probation for a year.
Angela Birchfield, 35, of Compass West, Austintown, pleaded innocent in county court in Austintown to improper handling of a firearm. Police said they found a pistol under the front passenger's seat of a car Birchfield drove away from a fight July 21 at Compass West in Austintown. Birchfield's boyfriend later told police he had put the gun in the car. Her next court hearing is set for Aug. 16.
Anthony Yeropoli, 29, of South Raccoon Road, heard a charge of assault in county court in Austintown. No plea was accepted to the felony charge. Police said Yeropoli hit a 57-year-old man with his pickup truck after an argument July 28 in the parking lot of Rumors Lounge on state Route 46 in Austintown. His next hearing is set for Aug. 23.
Steven McGrew, 18, of Pine Lake Road, Beloit, pleaded no contest and was found guilty in county court in Canfield of disorderly conduct. Charges of contributing to the delinquency of a minor and carrying a concealed weapon were dismissed in exchange for the plea. Reports state that McGrew was with two teens who ran from police June 30 in the parking lot of a Canfield supermarket and that police found a club in the car he was driving. McGrew was ordered to pay $115 in fines and court costs and given a 30-day suspended jail sentence. He also was ordered to turn the club over to police.
Bruce Harper, 38, of North Broad Street, Canfield, pleaded no contest and was found guilty in county court in Canfield of a reduced charge of drug possession. He had been charged with possession of drug-abuse instruments. Police found a syringe and a burned spoon with suspected heroin residue July 7 in a car Harper was driving in Canfield. He was ordered to pay $165 in fines and court costs.
Todd Moffie, 27, of Flo Lor Drive heard a charge of drug abuse in county court in Canfield. No plea was accepted, as the charge is a felony. Moffie also pleaded innocent to wrongful entrustment of his vehicle. Police said Moffie was a passenger in a car driven by Jennifer Weaver, 22, of Hitchcock Road, Boardman, that was stopped for speeding and erratic driving July 13 in Canfield. Reports state that officers later found Percoset pills in Moffie's pocket, as well as a Vicodin pill in the car driven by Weaver. Weaver pleaded innocent to drug possession. Moffie's next hearing is set for Friday, and Weaver's next hearing is set for Sept. 3.
Christine Kellar, 39, of Summit Street, Warren, pleaded innocent in county court in Canfield to domestic violence. Police said two men held Kellar's husband down as she beat him July 14 in a North Broad Street, Canfield, apartment. Her next hearing is set for Sept. 10.
Robert McClimans Jr., 37, of Kingston Lane, Youngstown, and Robert Cooper, 44, of Inverness, Fla., each pleaded no contest and were found guilty in county court in Canfield of a reduced charge of misdemeanor theft. They had each been charged with felony theft. McClimans and Cooper also each pleaded guilty to possession of criminal tools. They stole a flat-bed trailer July 29 from a driveway on Deer Spring Run in Canfield. McClimans and Cooper were each sentenced to 180 days in jail, with 162 days suspended and eight days credit for time served. They also were each ordered to pay $115 in fines and court costs and they will each serve two years of probation when they are released from jail.
Tracy Monteneri, 34, of Damon Avenue, Warren, pleaded no contest and was found guilty in county court in Canfield of theft and possession of drugs. Monteneri stole $84 worth of makeup from CVS in Canfield June 24, and officers found a generic form of Xanax pill when they later searched her. She was sentenced to 180 days in jail, with 177 days suspended and one day credit for time served. Monteneri also was ordered to pay $185 in fines and court costs and $85 in restitution to CVS, and she was ordered to serve a year of probation.

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