DRUG BUSTS Police net four men on E. Side
All of them pleaded innocent and will stand trial next month.
YOUNGSTOWN -- Four men -- including one wanted on a Trumbull County warrant -- knocked on the wrong door at an apartment in the Victory Estates projects on the East Side.
The door at 665 McBride St. was answered by members of the Street Crimes Unit Wednesday afternoon. The officers, conducting an investigation for narcotics sales, had executed a lease inspection at the apartment.
Three of the men -- Eric Vimmerstedt, Vincent Ciccone and Walter Grobosky -- first said they were at the wrong address, reports show. They later admitted they were there to buy crack cocaine.
They were issued court summonses charging criminal trespass, Patrolman Dave Wilson said in his report.
Vimmerstedt, 46, of Burbank Avenue, and Ciccone, 41, of Garfield Street, Struthers, pleaded innocent at arraignment Thursday in municipal court. They will be back in court Feb. 4 for trial. If convicted, they face up to 30 days in jail and $250 fine.
Grobosky, 36, of Bob O' Link Drive, also pleaded innocent at arraignment. He will be back in court Feb. 10 for trial.
No reason given
When Robert M. Sudimak, 37, of South Main Street, Austintown, knocked at the door at 635 McBride, he could not articulate a reason for being on Youngstown Metropolitan Housing Authority property, Wilson said. He was charged with criminal trespass and possession of drug paraphernalia (crack pipe).
Sudimak, who was wanted on a warrant out of Trumbull County, was turned over to the Trumbull County Sheriff's Department. The charge was not immediately available.
Sudimak also was arraigned Thursday in Youngstown Municipal Court and pleaded innocent. His trial is Feb. 10.