YOUNGSTOWN -- Kim Marciano, a former Mahoning County deputy sheriff convicted this week of theft from a grocery store, was arraigned Tuesday in municipal court on a charge of unauthorized use of a vehicle. She was released on her own recognizance and will be back in court March 16 for a preliminary hearing. Marciano, who has addresses in Campbell and Atlanta, is accused of using a 2005 Kia without the consent of Enterprise Rent-A-Car and removing it from the state or keeping it more than 48 hours. In the theft case, she got a fine, probation and community service.
YOUNGSTOWN -- The fire department has requested demolition of a three-story vacant house at 3718 Hillman St. that was intentionally set on fire. Crews sent to the South Side house around 3:30 a.m. Tuesday said the fire started in the basement with a flammable liquid. Damage was listed as $15,000.
Fake nude photo
AUSTINTOWN -- Police said a ninth-grade girl at Fitch High School was the victim of some telecommunications harassment when a fake nude photo of her appeared on an Internet Web site. Police said the girl's face was clearly superimposed over the body of a topless female on the site, and there was a second similarly doctored photo of a pornographic nature. The victim got an e-mail Monday informing her of the site on myspace.com, police said. Police later learned that copies of the first photo had been circulated Friday and that a female student involved in circulating the doctored photo had been suspended from school as a result.
Austintown purse theft
AUSTINTOWN -- Police said a 60-year-old Mineral Ridge woman had her purse stolen as she left a store at 6001 Mahoning Ave. around 12:35 a.m. Monday. The victim told police she was pushing a shopping cart to her car when a young man snatched her purse from the cart. Police said the purse contained cash, a driver's license, glasses and an ATM card. The thief, described as a white man in his teens or early 20s, was about 5 feet 4 inches tall with a thin build and light brown hair. He was wearing a blue jacket.
Identity theft victim
AUSTINTOWN -- Police said a 59-year-old Woodridge Drive man is the victim of an apparent identity theft by someone who ran up a $5,000 bill in his name. The victim told police that he got a call last Wednesday from his daughter in Las Vegas telling him that she had received a Home Depot credit card in the mail in his name. She called back Saturday to tell him that a bill against the card had arrived as well -- to the tune of $5,000. The victim found out that the card had been issued Feb. 16, police said. He said he had never applied for a Home Depot charge card and hadn't been in Las Vegas since last October.
Wounded and arraigned
YOUNGSTOWN -- Aundre Perez, who was shot and wounded by a patrolman during a traffic stop, was arraigned Tuesday in municipal court on charges of receiving stolen property, resisting arrest, failure to comply with a police order and traffic violations. Bond was set at $20,000 and he posted it. Perez, 18, was shot in the buttocks by an officer who believed Perez had a gun in his hand, reports show. Detective Sgt. Rick Alli, public information officer, said Tuesday that the shooting remains under investigation.
Cash, drill stolen
BOARDMAN -- Someone stole cash and a drill from a Market Street home improvement store. An employee of the Home Resort told police that he arrived at the business Monday morning to discover a side door had been pried open. He found that $400 and the drill were missing, though other items, including a power miter saw in the doorway, were left.
Hartford Township trustees are accepting applications from residents to serve as an alternate on the zoning commission. Application deadline is March 31. Those interested should call (330) 772-9206.