Two teens face charges of burglary

Staff report


Two Youngstown men accused of attempted burglary are set to be arraigned this morning in Mahoning County Area Court.

Nicholas Shequille Richardson, 18, of East Lucius Avenue, and Avery Lamar Gales, 18, of Hillman Street, were arrested about 2:30 a.m. Saturday in the 4000 block of Brookwood Road. Police said a 17-year-old girl called police after going to bed about 2 a.m. and hearing tearing sounds and clicks at the window.

When officers arrived, they found several screens cut out of windows in the rear of the apartment in the 5000 block of Aravesta Avenue, records state. Police said the teen was “crying and almost not understandable, she was so shaken and upset.”

A police dog tracked a scent from the backyard to Lemans Drive and then the rear yard of a house in the 4000 block of Brookwood Drive, where officers found Richardson and Gales, according to reports.

The two men were charged with attempted burglary, a felony, and taken to Mahoning County jail, where each was held on an $8,000 bond.

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