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Downtown bartender arrested in cop assault

Published: Sun, December 11, 2011 @ 12:00 a.m.

Downtown bartender arrested in cop assault


A 36-year-old bartender will be in Youngstown Municipal Court on Monday facing charges of selling alcohol to a person under 21, resisting arrest and assaulting a police officer.

Police arrested Kenneth Papini of Boardman about 1 a.m. Saturday after serving a 19-year-old police informant a beer at The Lemon Grove Caf , 122 W. Federal St., police said.

Officers tried for five minutes to get Papini to come outside with them, and when they attempted to handcuff him, the bartender pulled away and swung his elbow, hitting an officer in the mouth, reports state. The bar was so crowded that six additional officers were called for assistance during the incident, police said. Papini was taken to Mahoning County jail.

Two face charges of arson in Girard


Two 19-year-old men face charges of aggravated arson relating to a string of fires in the city.

Dylan Watson and Dennis Mohn, both of Girard, were arrested about 3:55 a.m. Friday, police said. Watson voluntarily came to the station at 2:36 a.m. and Mohn was brought to the station at 3:12 a.m. before both were taken into custody, reports state.

The two are accused of setting trash cans on fire at residences on Jones Court, South Market and East Liberty streets, and they also are accused of setting ablaze a garage at 131 E. Liberty St., according to reports.

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