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Police probe hammer attack and rape on Youngstown's West Side

Published: Sun, July 31, 2011 @ 12:05 a.m.

Staff report


After a Friday that saw three South Side shootings, including one that killed a 17-year-old boy and injured two men, police were called to the 1700 block of Silliman Street on the city’s West Side at 2:02 a.m. Saturday for a rape and hammer attack of a 22-year-old woman and assault of two men.

A 22-year-old resident of the house said someone entered the home while he was sleeping, and he awoke to the barrel of a gun pointed at him.

The man said he was struck in the head several times when he told the intruder he didn’t have anything of value.

The woman and her boyfriend entered the house and found three black males with pistols and wearing latex gloves inside the home. The intruders kept asking the woman where valuables were and ransacked the house.

The woman said she was struck several times with something, possibly a hammer, then was forced to take off her clothes and was raped.

The suspects poured cleaning chemicals on her, struck all three victims with a hammer and other objects, then left.

A television and cash were taken. The television was recovered in the backyard.

The female was treated at St. Elizabeth Health Center for severe head trauma, rape trauma and cuts on the shoulder and upper back. The 22-year-old man was treated for head trauma.

Police Capt. Rod Foley said the three shootings in one day and a rape early the next day was a lot of crime in one day.

“We haven’t had one of those [types of days] for a while,” he said.


1bratwoman(24 comments)posted 4 years, 11 months ago

What a bunch of losers! What goes around comes around.

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2bouyantkym(30 comments)posted 4 years, 11 months ago

i'm not from youngstown, but i visited over the weekend, and yes i was there when these young men were shooting each other up, one of the kids involved, i happen to know. one thing i have noticed, i was there the entire weekend, and I ONLY SAW 1 POLICE CAR the entire time! it is plain to see, the police are scared to do their job! these kids are trying to make fast money, the dept needs to spend a little more money and pull trains on the weekends, just like farrell does,the 1 police car that i did see, was sitting in a plaza, doing nothing, hiding from everyone.you applied for the job of public safety, now do your job!!i can certainly understand why families are moving away. if this continues, youngstown will be more broke, parents will not be letting their kids attend the university, it's going to be a ghost town, with nothing but little gangsters running it.oh, by the way, you could certainly help by shutting down all the little corner stores, and drive thru's. they seem to like to hang out, and see who they can rob!!! or make a law that they have to close by a certain time.drugs and alcohol play a big part of all of this! the state needs to step in and regulate now. it's a damn shame. that the grown ups, are letting these young punks run their lives!

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3Stan(9923 comments)posted 4 years, 11 months ago

Hospitality and keeping the peace in tha hood . Here we have a fine example of how a limited ownership of firearms saves lives . The only need for firearms is for protection against disgruntled donors . The three guests were'nt killed or injured so there will be no need for retaliation . The guests demands were not fulfilled in their entirety but this may be overlooked . Living in tha hood does have dues . Hood culture has evolved over time and the hood of today aint your grandfathers hood . The home's occupants in this case will not be charged as none of the guests were killed or injured .



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4HeadLuberInCharge(2 comments)posted 4 years, 11 months ago

With VGRIP and other state and local athourities potroling the city crime should be down. It seems to me at least that the Youngstown Police have more important things to spend their time doing instead of patroling neighborhoods. The incident with the officer leaving the K-9 police dog in his cruser for hours while he went to another job is a good example. Unfortunantly the police dog was the one that suffered at that officers expence. People should feel safe and not have to worry about crimes like this.

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5iceman3492(1 comment)posted 4 years, 11 months ago

I was in the ER when the male victim walked in. His face was smashed in by a pistol and hammer .The polite young man reminded me of my own son.Who fell victim to the town where he has no choice at the moment but to reside.He was no LESS OR BETTER than you or I this could happen ANYWHERE. So to the young man i had the pleasure of speaking to in ER i hope all of you recover quickly from your injuries and you are in my prayers.

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6dpetrose(1 comment)posted 4 years, 11 months ago

sounds to me like somebody ripped somebody off,these drug dealing losers got what they deserved, as far as the woman she probably a junkie whore who loved every minute of it, f she had any pride, class or brains she wouldn't be living in that area, with drug dealing losers, wake up young lady and leave town u can't be this stupid

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7whitehorn(1 comment)posted 4 years, 11 months ago

dpetrose you must be a real idiot i hope if you have a sister she never falls into that problem its ass holes like you that make liveing in Youngstown a real hell hole Glad im out of that town cause where i live we wouldnt put up with that crap

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