Poland and Boardman police calls

A summary of recent criminal activity in Poland and Boardman townships:


Dec. 1

Breaking and entering: A report was filed from Poland Self Storage, 6439 Clingan Road.

Drug abuse: Police issued a summons to Samuel J. Gennaro, 21, of Hillsville, Pa., during a traffic stop on U.S. Route 224 when, police said, a bag with a small amount of suspected marijuana was found.

Dec. 4

Theft: Someone stole 150 Ohio Lottery tickets from Save-A-Lot, 3131 Center Road.

Dec. 6

Theft/drugs: Police charged 27-year-old Christy L. Christoff, 4955 Center Road, Lowellville, with three felony counts each of theft and possession of drugs during an investigation by the Ohio State Board of Pharmacy working with officials at Giant Eagle, 3130 Center Road, regarding the theft of numerous OxyContin and other tablets.

Dec. 7

Menacing: An Austintown woman reported her former boyfriend, of Denver Drive, threatened via text message to kill her.


Dec. 4

Theft: A small sum of money and cigarettes were taken from a truck in the 4500 block of Euclid Boulevard.

Auto theft: A New Castle, Pa., man reported his 2001 Dodge Caravan stolen while at a Doral Drive store.

Theft: Someone rented but failed to return a $1,820, 46-inch flat-screen TV to Eagle Rentals Inc., 6132 Market St.

Assault: A Lowellville man sought medical assistance for injuries to his teeth and lips after reporting he had been punched in the mouth at the Southern Park Mall.

Theft: Someone stole $25 worth of clothing from Dots, 339 Boardman-Canfield Road, before fleeing in a car.

Theft: Jennifer N. Zackasee, 26, of 512 Trumbull Ave., Girard, faced a felony count, accused of stealing $527 worth of jewelry from Sears in the Southern Park Mall.

Arrest: A traffic stop in the 900 block of Mathews Road led to the arrest of 33-year-old Lashell D. Penson, 339 Mathews Road, Boardman, who was wanted on a probation-violation charge. She also was cited when, police said, a small bag of suspected marijuana was in her purse.

Theft: A $700 welder was stolen from Aerotech Mechanical Contractors, 574 McClurg Road.

Domestic violence: Officers picked up near Elva and Howard drives 34-year-old Leala A. Lutz, 123 Melrose Ave., wanted on a warrant. Lutz’s former boyfriend reported she had assaulted him and refused to leave his residence.

Auto theft: A Canfield woman’s 2005 Dodge Ram was stolen in the 700 block of Boardman-Poland Road.

Fraud: A Southern Boulevard man wanting to buy a set of jet skis told police he wired $2,000 to someone in Fort Myers, Fla., for the item and that the accuser was advised to wire the money through a third party in Laramie, Wyo., who supposedly was selling the item but made a fraudulent claim.

Theft: Police charged David D. Bell, 31, of 5040 Aravesta Ave., Boardman, with stealing an $80 computer item from Best Buy, 561 Boardman-Poland Road.

Criminal damaging: A vehicle’s windshield sustained $100 worth of damage in the 8200 block of Southern Boulevard.

Theft: A woman in her mid- to late 30s stole three packages of undergarments from Dollar General, 859 E. Midlothian Blvd. The merchandise was recovered, however.

Dec. 5

Attempted theft: Someone broke a vehicle’s window in the 4500 block of Grover Drive, apparently in an effort to steal property.

Arrest: Authorities responded to reports of someone driving erratically while asleep and arrested 32-year-old Ranika R. Williams, 560 E. Avondale Ave., Youngstown, in the 9600 block of Market Street. She was wanted on a probation-violation charge.

Theft: A Campbell girl, 14, was charged in the theft of $89 worth of clothing from Wal-Mart, 1300 Doral Drive.

Theft: A $200 mixer was stolen from Wal-Mart, resulting in a charge against 22-year-old Daniel A. Deal, 413 Lyndall St., New Castle, Pa.

Misuse of a credit card: A Meadowbrook Avenue woman found that two unauthorized transactions originating in Yuba City, Calif., had been made to her debit card.

Theft: A woman reported $100 stolen from her while at a Boardman-Canfield Road eatery.

Theft: Someone removed a $1,000 barricade from an area in the 8300 block of Southern Boulevard.

Arrest: Officers responded to a fight at a Market Street motel, where they charged 24-year-old Ronnelle T. Ferrell, 182 W. Hylda Ave., Youngstown, with obstructing official business and resisting arrest. Ferrell refused to allow police conducting a child-welfare check into her room, then became combative as they tried to take her into custody, a report showed. She also was wanted on theft, criminal-damaging and other charges. The child was unharmed, the report said.

Dec. 6

Criminal damaging: Someone drove through a yard in the 1300 block of Barbie Drive and struck a mailbox.

Criminal mischief: Eggs were tossed at a vehicle’s door in the 3900 block of Shelby Road.

Theft: Police charged Bonita Davis-Townsend, 48, of 1465 Townsend Ave., Apt. 21, Youngstown, with stealing eight articles of clothing from Kohl’s, 383 Boardman-Poland Road. She admitted to the crime, a report said.

Dec. 7

Attempted theft: Someone rummaged through a truck in the 1800 block of Lynn Mar Avenue.

Forgery: A Columbiana man found out his mother’s signature had been forged to secure a loan at a Market Street car dealership.

Theft: A man returned to his car at a Doral Drive store and discovered several items missing from his wallet.

Criminal trespassing: Officers responded to a possible fight on Mathews Road and charged 34-year-old Thomas L. Cappitti Jr., 1982 Mathews, Boardman, with criminal trespassing. Cappitti, also wanted on a warrant from Struthers, was accused of violating conditions of his bond related to another charge.

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