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Weekend mayhem keeps cops busy

Published: Tue, September 13, 2011 @ 12:02 a.m.

By John W. Goodwin Jr.



A shooting, attempted robberies and large bar crowds kept Youngstown police busy over the weekend.

Gunfire rang out early Monday, awaking a 29-year-old West Ravenwood man and his 27-year-old girlfriend. The man told police it is not uncommon to hear gunfire in the area, but he looked outside and saw a 19-year-old man with whom he is familiar running from the area.

Police checked around the house and found damage to the girlfriend’s car and a bullet hole in the house. They collected a bullet fragment as evidence.

The couple has two children staying in the house. Neither the children nor the couple were injured in the shooting.

The man told police he has been feuding with the other man for a while. He said the man previously broke into his home and pulled a gun on his girlfriend.

Police also are trying to determine who robbed a 25-year-old man visiting from Cuyahoga Falls.

According to reports, the man was walking near Market Street and Boston Avenue.

Police said the man was walking from a bar on Market Street to a gas station to buy cigarettes just before 1 a.m. Sunday when he was approached by two black males, one carrying a gun. They made the man lie on the ground, then took $40, a wallet, credit cards, a driver’s license and car keys.

The man ran back to the bar to call police. He had to arrange for a ride back to Cuyahoga Falls because the thieves stole his keys.

Thieves also tried to rob an East Side man Friday after knocking on his door asking for a cigarette.

Police said the 32-year-old man was at his Victor Street home just after 11 p.m. with a 23-year-old female friend when two teen boys knocked on the door asking for a cigarette. The couple told the teens they had no cigarettes and closed the door.

The man told police he went outside to make sure the teens had left the area, but one teen pointed a gun at him and demanded he empty his pockets. The resident refused, was struck in the head, and again told to empty his pockets.

The resident ran into his home and slammed the door. He was taken to St. Elizabeth Health Center for treatment.

Police also reported being busy with large crowds gathering at bars in the 3000 block of Market Street over the weekend. Police say calls about large crowds and problems with the bars are made on a weekly basis and it interferes with the department’s ability to respond to calls in other parts of the city.


1Photoman(1246 comments)posted 4 years, 9 months ago

Coming to your neighborhood---soon.

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2ssider(7 comments)posted 4 years, 9 months ago

it's the way of life

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3mauzy006(14 comments)posted 4 years, 9 months ago

@ teryz34, @chessman Wild Africa Porch Monkeys really? first off both of u inbread a$$ holes are 1ne reason why the inner city youth act the way they act when is the last time either one of you self concious idiots came into Wild Africa and tried to make a diffrence when you hold animals in captivity they often lash out at the same ones beating on them or quote on quote "taming" them ONLY thing you do is hide behind a BLOG n talk s**t in this concrete jungle you either a preator or prey n with those idiotic comments i guarntee both of you p***ys will be prey you have no merit in your comments maby your mouth should be where your a** is cause both of you are full of s**t good ol ameriKKK! gotta love it

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4rumppy(119 comments)posted 4 years, 9 months ago

teryz34 chessman, of course none of your trailer trash family is in on it. They are sqweaky clean. Rotten teeth, smell like wet dogs, don't take baths, live with a million cats and dogs, rape their own daughters and sons. Kill and bury their own on their property under their trailers. You have bad in all races including yours. You idiots.

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5kensgirl(1057 comments)posted 4 years, 9 months ago

WOW!!!! That's a whole lotta hatred goin' on. I really do miss the old Youngstown where we never locked our doors and kids could walk to school without the local pervert or gunfire going on. It'll never happen. What's gone is gone. R.I.P.

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