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Public urination


A 19-year-old Poland man is scheduled to be released from Stark County jail Sunday after serving five days for public urination.

James E. Dobran was arrested by Alliance police around 1:30 a.m. Feb. 27 for urinating on a counter and carpet at Dunkin’ Donuts. Police charged Dobran with obstructing official business, underage person under the influence of alcohol in public, resisting arrest, criminal mischief and public indecency, reports stated.

Dobran also was charged with aggravated menacing after saying at police headquarters “that his people from Youngstown would kill me very soon,” a police report states.

Tree falls on car


A man called police after a tree, heavy with snow, fell on his car in the driveway of 69 Meadowbrook Ave. Friday morning, reports state. Police said no one was hurt.

Felonious assault


The case of a 23-year-old Youngstown man accused of felonious assault will go before Mahoning County grand jury. Covey K. Salinas is charged in the October shooting of a 21-year-old Youngstown man at a Glenwood Avenue apartment. Salinas remains in Mahoning County jail on $25,000 bond.

Theft in Boardman


A 36-year-old township man is charged with theft, possession of criminal tools and vandalism. Police said they found Louis Marion Vari Jr. of Gardenwood Drive on McClurg Road around 4 a.m. Friday and saw that he was wearing multiple layers of clothes, carrying a flashlight and holding a child’s backpack.

A DeWalt cordless Sawzall partially hidden in the snow with only the battery visible was recovered by officers, and the footprints near it led to Vari, according to reports.

Police said they followed the footprints to Bev Road and discovered a car without its catalytic converter and tubing and pieces of the car’s exhaust cut. Vari was charged with three felonies, including felony theft because the catalytic converter’s estimated value is more than $500, reports state. Vari was taken to Mahoning County jail.

Blue-jeans theft


Police arrested a 41-year-old Youngstown man who is accused of stealing 12 pairs of jeans from Southern Park Mall.

Terrance M. Chatman is facing charges of theft after police arrested him Thursday, officers said.

An employee at Dillard’s in the mall told police that on March 5, a man carried a stack of jeans into the fitting room and placed them in a Dillard’s shopping bag, fleeing when he heard security paged, according to reports. The jeans are valued at $400 to $500, police said.

Man pistol-whipped


A man was pistol-whipped in his home in the 200 block of Gypsy Lane by two men around 9:15 a.m. Thursday. The man said he saw a car with two men inside pull into the owner’s driveway. The men stayed in the driveway briefly and then left. A short time later, he and his girlfriend were asleep when they heard footsteps leading to his second-story recording studio. The man said both men hit him on the back of his head, neck and the side of his head with guns. The man was to make an inventory of any missing items and contact police.

Raped at home


A Thorton Avenue woman told police that she had been raped by her sister’s fiance at about 5 a.m. Thursday in the house the three share. The woman went to St. Elizabeth Health Center to seek treatment. She told authorities that when the man began the assault, she complied because he had hit her before.

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