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Man shot in left leg is in critical condition



Published: Mon, September 11, 2006 @ 12:00 a.m.



Man shot in left legis in critical condition

YOUNGSTOWN -- Maurice Briggs, 21, of East Judson Avenue was in critical condition Sunday night at St. Elizabeth Health Center with what police described as a massive gunshot wound to the left leg.

Police who were sent to the 100 block of New York Avenue around 8:40 p.m. Saturday found Briggs lying on the porch of his sister's house and a blood trail from the sidewalk.

A witness told police that a gold Ford Taurus with three occupants drove by and the front passenger fired one shot.

When asked by police if Briggs had any enemies, the witness said Briggs had argued with a man earlier in the day but was unable to identify who was in the car that drove by.

Break-in reported

YOUNGSTOWN -- Someone entered Bret Electric on West Indianola Avenue through an opening in the roof and stole miscellaneous power and hand tools worth $500, reports show.

The break-in was discovered Sunday morning. The thief left through a rear door, which the business owner found open.

Drawn by loud music,police arrest woman

YOUNGSTOWN -- A Wilbur Avenue woman who police said was driving a car stolen in Struthers was arrested at a gas station in the 2500 block of Market Street after loud music drew an officer's attention.

Shuntell E. Taylor, 34, was due in municipal court today for arraignment. She was arrested Sunday morning on charges of driving under suspension, receiving stolen property, loud music, possession of cocaine and possession of marijuana. Police said the drugs were found in her shorts pockets.

Taylor's license expired in 1999 and she has license suspensions through 2011, police said.

East High brick orders

YOUNGSTOWN -- Because of renewed interest in the brick project at the new East High School, the East High Hall of Fame Committee is extending the deadline to buy a brick.

The committee will accept brick orders through Sept. 30. For more information on the project and brick costs, contact Ken Clark at (330) 533-2038.

The new high school is scheduled to open next year.

Explorer Post 27 plansa recruitment night

COLUMBIANA -- An Explorer Post 27 open house/recruitment night for those interested in a career in law enforcement or emergency medical services will be at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Columbiana Police Department.

Explorer Post 27 offers ride-along programs, police training, EMS training, mock disasters, rescue training and social events.

If you are interested but unable to attend the open house, call Patrolman Kevin Kloss at (330) 482-9292 for more information.

You may also visit the Web site, www.exp27.org, to learn more about the program.




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