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Boardman squatters removed

Published: Thu, April 29, 2010 @ 11:05 p.m.

Staff report


Police and township officials responding to complaints of people staying at a Cook Avenue apartment building without authorization arrested one man and removed two others.

Police were called Wednesday morning to 824 Cook on a report of building damage and unauthorized people staying there.

An employee of a construction company told police that he discovered two apartments had been forced open and another had people staying in it without permission. There was no heat or running water in the building. Property-tax records show that it’s owned by a mortgage company.

Joshua Gatewood, 19, who along with three other people had been staying in one of the apartments, was arrested on a warrant. The warrant from the Mahoning County sheriff’s office charges him with contempt of court. Gatewood was lodged in the Mahoning County jail.

Earlier this week, a woman who lives near the apartment building told township trustees of people living in the apartment without permission, the building’s disrepair and trash being thrown out of windows.


1Stan(9923 comments)posted 6 years, 2 months ago

This is deplorable ! The water should have been turned on for them and sleeping bags given to keep them warm . With such low gas prices they could have given them heat also . How dare Boardman treat their subculture in such a fashion !

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2madhatter0720(6 comments)posted 6 years, 2 months ago

You would not feel that way if they were living next door to you and your kids i am sure. I wouldn't some 19 year old junkies living next to me. I pay my rent to live in Boradman. If he needs a place to stay thats what the rescue mission is for.Its not subculture it's criminal and drug addicts! Get it right!

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3havinmysay(155 comments)posted 6 years, 2 months ago

"I pay my rent to live in Boradman."

Comical. You're not paying for much.

This is not news. This happens in the country, city, and suburb. Are we supposed to be all worked up because it happened in Boardman.

Please find some REAL news to report.

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