Police Blotter

By Eric Hamilton

Feb. 11

Counterfeit: A fake $50 bill turned up after a worker for the Springfield Grille, 7413 Tiffany Blvd., had made a deposit.

Theft: Darryl V. Jackson, 20, of 1875 Sweetbrier St. S.W., Warren, and 26-year-old Ashley J. Richards, 208 Ohio Ave. N.W., Warren, were charged, accused in the theft of seven articles of clothing from Macy’s in the Southern Park Mall.

Burglary: Occurred in the 3900 block of South Schenley Avenue, where someone damaged a dryer and removed $30 from its coin box.

Domestic violence: Anthony L. Torres, 40, was taken into custody at his apartment at 2041 Wolosyn Circle, Boardman, and charged. As Torres’ wife prepared to leave after an argument, he struck her in the mouth with a plastic hanger, police said.

Burglary: In the 400 block of Old Shay Drive. Stolen were two TVs.

Criminal damaging: A vehicle’s rear window was smashed at a McClurg Road business.

Feb. 12

Theft: A city girl, 17, was charged with stealing $26 worth of merchandise from Dollar General, 5953 South Ave.

Theft: A woman in the 4000 block of Glenwood Avenue found out her bank card had been used without consent to withdraw $91.

Burglary/auto theft: Took place in the 4200 block of Chester Drive, where a 2000 Honda Civic was stolen.

Theft: A license plate was stolen off a car at a McClurg Road business.

Feb. 13

Unauthorized use of a vehicle: Police charged 28-year-old Nicole M. Ballester, 81 Terrace Drive, Boardman, with unauthorized use of a motor vehicle and resisting arrest after her mother said Ballester had borrowed but failed to return the mother’s 2003 Pontiac Sunbird. Ballester also refused to cooperate with authorities, the report showed.

Theft: Ann M. Delucia, 69, of 1424 Himrod Ave., Youngstown, faced charges of theft and resisting arrest after makeup and candy were stolen from Wal-Mart, 1300 Doral Drive. Delucia also refused to allow police to retrieve the stolen items from her purse, they said.

Breaking and entering: Someone broke into Shepard Self Storage of Boardman, 7469 South Ave., and removed miscellaneous tools from a storage unit.

Assault: A Youngstown girl, 13, was charged with assault, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct after police at the Southern Park Mall said they saw the teen punch another girl in the face. The 13-year-old also struggled with officers and threatened other juveniles in the vicinity, a report said.

Feb. 14

Assaults: Christopher M. Minadeo, 25, of 135 Clingan Ave., Hubbard, faced three counts of assault and one of receiving stolen property after a township woman alleged he had assaulted her and her two juvenile daughters. Both girls confronted Minadeo about property they believed he had stolen, though no one was seriously injured, a report showed.

Attempted burglary: A woman returned to her apartment in the 3900 block of South Schenley Avenue and noticed a hole in her ceiling, though no entry appeared to have been made.

Burglary: Someone pried open a rear sliding-glass door to an apartment in the 8500 block of Ivy Hill Drive before taking a videocassette recorder, jewelry and a flat-screen TV.

Theft: A party of three left TGI Friday’s, 7165 Tiffany Blvd., and neglected to pay $18.69 of their food bill.

Aggravated menacing: A Carter Circle woman reported a man had called threatening to kill her and her boyfriend.

Theft: A woman discovered $50 missing from her Boardman-Canfield Road apartment.

Theft: Authorities charged 44-year-old Deborah J. Sikora, 733 Detroit Ave., Youngstown, with theft and possession of criminal tools after a situation at Wal-Mart in which she was accused of scanning part of a box containing the bar code of another item. Sikora also was wanted on a probation-violation count; the original charge was larceny.

Feb. 15

Theft: A man reported the theft of his wallet while at a Market Street business.

Theft: A Youngstown boy, 15, was charged then released to the custody of his mother after being accused of stealing a $92 pair of men’s tennis shoes from Finish Line in the Southern Park Mall.

Theft: Antwan D. Williams, 20, of 2001 Warwick Ave., Youngstown, was charged with theft and criminal trespassing after a $21 pair of cargo pants was stolen from Wal-Mart. Williams had been issued a trespassing warning, a report showed.

Burglary: In the 100 block of Stadium Drive. Taken was a semiautomatic firearm, a holster and two firearm parts.

Robbery: Officers charged 51-year-old Cynthia L. Parish, 77 Elm St., Struthers, and Susan M. Parish, 20, same address, with robbery and theft, respectively, after hair coloring and other merchandise was stolen from Wal-Mart. The elder Parish struggled with a store official who tried to detain her, in part by digging her fingernails into his hand, a report said.

Arrest: Police picked up 28-year-old Jerome R. McGee, 236 Superior St., Youngstown, at a Market Street motel on a warrant from Youngstown State University authorities, as well as on a criminal-trespassing charge. McGee had been soliciting and begging for money at a nearby business, a report showed.

Theft: A Boardman woman at a Tiffany Boulevard eatery reported that one person stole her wallet as another deliberately distracted her.

Domestic violence: Derrick D. Maddox, 23, of 717 Pasadena Ave., Youngstown, was arrested at a Market Street business on a warrant after being accused of trying to choke a woman at the business. He also pushed her head into a chair during an argument, police said.

Feb. 19

Aggravated menacing: A worker for a West Western Reserve Road business reported her former boyfriend threatened via phone to kill her.

Domestic violence: John C. Perry III, 26, was taken into custody at his home at 163 Indianola Road, Boardman, charged and taken to the Mahoning County jail after a woman alleged that while driving her to Austintown, Perry became angry and continually assaulted her, causing numerous injuries.

Aggravated menacing: A man at a Boardman-Poland Road restaurant told police a former employee of his threatened to retaliate as part of a pattern of threats since the accuser had terminated the worker.

Criminal damaging: A vehicle’s rear driver’s-side door was damaged in the 7100 block of Tiffany Boulevard.

Theft: A woman’s purse was stolen from a shopping cart at a Doral Drive store.

Theft: A Tamarisk Trail woman discovered someone bought a $329.70 airline ticket using her checking-account number.

Theft: A Struthers boy, 15, was charged with stealing a $20 necklace/earring set from the J.C. Penney store in the Southern Park Mall.

Theft: A Youngstown woman reported $400 stolen from her account at a township credit union.

Theft: A charge was filed against 41-year-old Wanda M. Duck, 48 E. Delason Ave., Youngstown, after cigars and cheese were stolen from Giant Eagle, 476 Boardman-Canfield Road.

Domestic violence: Elwood R. Gingery, 63, of 9250 New Road, North Jackson, was charged after a township police officer said he saw Gingery get into a vehicle, become upset and strike his daughter twice in the head. Bond was set at $2,500.

Attempted burglary: Someone tried to enter the Wagon Wheel Motel, 7015 Market St., through a bathroom window.

Arrest: Police pulled over a vehicle on U.S. Route 224 and took into custody 45-year-old David R. Smith, 2499 Salt Springs Road, McDonald. Smith was wanted by Niles authorities on a charge of contempt of court.

Theft: Two men and a woman left Perkins Family Restaurant, 804 Boardman-Poland Road, without paying their $23.54 food bill.

Theft: A debit card, a cell phone and $60 were removed from a residence in the 100 block of Forest Park Drive.

Theft: Authorities booked 30-year-old Jawan B. Starkey, 76 Lansdowne Blvd., Youngstown, on a felony charge after $684 worth of clothing had been stolen from the J.C. Penney store.

Feb. 20

Burglary: To a second-floor apartment in the 5000 block of Aravesta Avenue after someone had placed a ladder under a rear bedroom window. Stolen were three TVs.

Arrest: A traffic stop on West Midlothian Boulevard led to the arrest of 23-year-old Sandi T. Weaver, 208 E. Ravenwood Ave., Youngstown, on a probation-violation warrant. Weaver also was charged with obstructing official business when, police said, she provided two false names.

Counterfeit: A phony $100 bill was found in a night deposit from Deals Nothing Over a Dollar, 255 Boardman-Canfield Road.

Theft: A $1,000 shirt press was stolen from behind Mill Creek Dry Cleaning, 7099 Lockwood Blvd.

Theft: A man reported the theft of $600 worth of miscellaneous hand tools he had stored at a Southern Boulevard business.

Assault: Jennifer L. Zebrasky, 24, of 422 Russell Ave., Poland, was charged after officers responded to a fight in the 6800 block of Lockwood Boulevard. A resident alleged Zebrasky, while searching for her boyfriend, had lunged at and punched her in the right cheek.

Menacing: A Meadowbrook Avenue man reported receiving a call with threats of harm.

Theft: Two girls stole more than $260 worth of perfume, as well as lotion, from Bath & Body Works, 379 Boardman-Poland Road.

Theft: A woman told officers that after she accidentally dropped a bag of merchandise in the parking lot of a Doral Drive store, a male juvenile picked up and stole the bag.

Theft: A Columbiana man at a Market Street business returned to his car to find $800, checkbooks and silver dollars missing.

Assault: A woman reported her teenage daughter at the Southern Park Mall was punched five times, leaving a bump and discoloration near the girl’s left eye.

Feb. 21

Criminal damaging: A vehicle’s driver’s-side window was smashed in the 100 block of Lemans Drive.

Possible theft: A Campbell man reported his wallet lost or stolen while at a Boardman-Poland Road eatery.

Feb. 22

Identity theft: A South Avenue man found out his information had been used to secure a credit card.

Identity fraud: A Ridgewood Drive woman checking her account online noticed a $300 unauthorized deposit.

Fraud: A Newport Drive man reported someone had used his Visa card to make three unauthorized purchases totaling $2,900 for camera equipment and electronics.

Attempted theft: A Southern Boulevard man realized someone tried to make a $150 withdrawal from his account without consent.

Theft: An office key was stolen from St. Charles Church, 7345 Westview Drive.

Assault: A 14-year-old boy told authorities someone had shot him twice in the back with BBs as he walked on Lemans Drive.

Theft: Deana L. Jenkins, 23, of 2664 Tyrell St., Youngstown, was charged with taking a $20 pair of pants from Wal-Mart, 1300 Doral Drive.

Feb. 25

Burglary: Took place at a second-floor apartment in the 7000 block of Paxton Road.

Theft: Tammy P. Bailing, 35, of 7018 Marinthiana Ave., Boardman, was charged with stealing a $30 bottle of perfume from Sears in the Southern Park Mall.

Theft: Joseph M. Czap, 53, of 848 E. Philadelphia Ave., Youngstown, was charged in the theft of a $42 bottle of cologne from Wal-Mart, 1300 Doral Drive. He also was wanted on a felony warrant from Stark County charging him with complicity to theft.

Aggravated menacing: A woman reported her 14-year-old son was threatened with bodily harm while at Boardman Glenwood Middle School, 7635 Glenwood Ave.

Identity theft: A South Schenley Avenue man found out someone had opened a credit-card account in his name without permission when he received a letter regarding a default payment.

Theft: A worker for a South Avenue business discovered $500 missing from her purse.

Feb. 26

Theft: An employee of King Collision, LLC, 8020 Market St., reported a chrome wheel and a tire stolen, for a $400 loss.

Burglary/criminal damaging: At an apartment in the 800 block of Cook Avenue, from which an electric guitar and an entertainment stand were stolen. Also, a 1999 Pontiac Grand Am was damaged.

Drugs: Police cited 24-year-old Aaron C. Zweck, 7051 West Blvd., Boardman, on charges of possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia after investigating a possible domestic situation at the residence.

Theft: Stella Economos, 62, of 389 Charles Ave., Warren, was charged, accused of taking $77 worth of jewelry from Macy’s in the Southern Park Mall.

Criminal damaging: A driver near U.S. Route 224 and West Boulevard told police someone tossed an object and broke a rear driver’s-side window.

Theft: A piece of mail containing five checks was stolen from a home in the 100 block of Sugarcane Drive.

Theft: Police booked a 15-year-old township boy after a $68 shirt was stolen from Macy’s. The teen was released to the custody of his grandmother.

Theft of services: Someone was seen illegally dumping garbage in a trash bin belonging to a business in the 400 block of Boardman-Canfield Road.

Unauthorized use of a vehicle: Two people rented but failed to return a car to Enterprise Rent-a-Car, 7880 Market St., at the agreed-upon time.

Feb. 27

Arrest: A traffic stop near Route 224 led to the arrest of 23-year-old Terrill J. Blackshear, 1824 Lansdowne Blvd., on a warrant from Campbell accusing him of failure to appear in court.

Theft: Shawn E. Glover, 26, of Erie, Pa., faced a felony count after $865 worth of clothing was stolen from Macy’s.

Burglary: To an apartment in the 30 block of Carter Circle after forced entry had been made.

Theft: A Youngstown boy, 16, was charged and released to the custody of his grandmother after two BB guns and a package of razor blades had been taken from Wal-Mart.

Theft: A firearm was stolen from a vehicle in the 900 block of Mathews Road.

Criminal damaging: A car at a Tiffany Boulevard restaurant had a driver’s-side headlight damaged and dents in its hood.

Feb. 28

Arrest: Officers responded to a dispute at a Green Bay Drive residence and charged 48-year-old Jacqueline M. Sadler, 120 Green Bay, with endangering a child after saying she was drunk while walking on the road with a 2-year-old child. Sadler also was cited on a charge of disorderly conduct while intoxicated.

Theft: Someone removed $200 worth of trading cards from a display case at a South Avenue flea market.

Theft: Roughly $54 worth of groceries was stolen from an apartment in the 4100 block of Glenwood Avenue.

Theft: Several items, including hair spray and bleach, were stolen from Wal-Mart, resulting in a charge against Iris M. Rios-Alabdi, 38, of 112 Jackson St., Campbell.

March 1

Criminal damaging: A man in his mid- to late 30s cut the plugs off power cords to two appliances at a Boardman-Canfield Road business.

Assault: An Alburn Drive woman alleged her boyfriend pushed her to the floor, then kicked and sprayed a nonlethal chemical irritant in her face. She suffered scratches and swelling.

Domestic violence: Michael F. Headlee, 45, of 4125 Stratford Road, was arrested at his residence and charged after his wife alleged that, during an argument, Headlee threatened to kill and bury her.

Breaking and entering: Someone broke a front window, then entered a doctor’s office in the 800 block of Southwestern Run Place. Nothing appeared to be missing or disturbed, however.

Domestic violence: Neil T. Necastro Jr., 38, of 1998 Mathews Road, Boardman, faced a felony charge when, police said, he admitted to having slapped his pregnant girlfriend several times in the face and forehead after an argument. An officer noticed swelling and other injuries, a report said.

Menacing: A Cook Avenue woman said her former boyfriend is engaging in a pattern of harassment and making threats.

Fraud: A Daffodil Lane woman reported receiving a check with the name of a fictitious company.

Identity fraud: A Mathews Road woman discovered someone had used her cell-phone number to harass employees of a phone company. Her number was unwittingly the source of derogatory and offensive calls directed at the company, a report showed.

Theft: Denise M. Frazier, 21, of 215 Beachwood Drive, Youngstown, was charged with stealing from Wal-Mart two earring sets.

Theft: Lisa L. Ruz, 40, of 5785 Callaway Circle, Youngstown, was charged and released on a summons. She was accused of stealing $75 worth of jewelry from Macy’s.

Fraud: A Jaronte Drive woman discovered a $375 check mailed to her had been stolen and forged.

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