Dog bites mail carrier
YOUNGSTOWN -- A mail carrier was treated Saturday at St. Elizabeth Health Center for dog bites to his forearms and buttocks. The 46-year-old man told police that a large tan dog sitting on a porch in the 300 block of Broadview Avenue didn't growl, but just started biting him when he placed mail in the box. The residents of the home came outside and pulled the dog off the mail carrier. He was unsure if the dog belonged to the homeowners.
Woman treated for cuts
YOUNGSTOWN -- A 28-year-old Cassius Avenue woman received 10 stitches at Forum Health Northside Medical Center after being struck with a bottle at Larry's Lounge on Hillman Street around 1:45 a.m. Saturday, police said. The stitches were needed on three areas of her face and on a gash on her head. The victim told police she was attacked by a woman who once dated her boyfriend. She was advised to contact the prosecutor's office today.
Burglary arrests made
YOUNGSTOWN -- Police arrested Kenneth R. Jackson, 56, of East Philadelphia Avenue, and Erica-Danette Adams, 33, of Griffith Street on theft charges at 11:30 p.m. Saturday after a burglary at Ziegler Tire on Poland Avenue.
Patrolman Brian Booksing had seen the pickup Adams was driving on Woodland Avenue with two tires and rims in the truck bed and followed it, realizing there was a tire shop close by. While questioning Jackson and Adams on Oak Hill Avenue, the officer heard a police radio dispatch about the burglary at Ziegler Tire. Jackson told the officer that he intended to sell the tires on the West Side for $20, reports said.
Drivers cited in wrecks
YOUNGSTOWN -- Two city drivers were cited after being involved in separate auto accidents on the South Side.
In the first of Friday's accidents, Rhonda V. Poindexter, 35, of Pineview Drive, had no valid license when she was involved in an accident on South Road, police said.
A temporary Ohio permit issued in 1987 in Ohio was expired and the California license she gave police was suspended, police reports show. The plates on her car expired in 2003. She was issued a citation for driving without a license charging her with no license and expired plates.
Later Friday, Kevin L. Hunter, 23, of East Boston Avenue, was charged with driving under suspension and failure to maintain assured clear distance in an accident on Hillman.