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Boardman Police Blotter



Published: Fri, December 7, 2012 @ 12:00 a.m.

Nov. 21

Theft: Two wheels were removed from a vehicle at Preston Hyundai, 7554 Market St.

Trespassing: Officers responded to an unwanted person at the Southern Park Mall before charging 59-year-old Joseph L. Batovsky, 850 N. Meridian Road, Youngstown, with criminal trespassing. Batovsky asked a woman for money near the food-court area, in violation of a 2007 criminal-trespassing warning to stay off mall property, a report said.

Domestic violence: Police signed a charge against 41-year-old Michael D. O’Diam, 151 Woodland Run Drive, Canfield, after his girlfriend alleged O’Diam had threatened her at her place of employment on McClurg Road. O’Diam also has two domestic-violence convictions, authorities said.

Theft: A $50 trash can was taken from a home in the 400 block of Brookfield Ave.

Criminal damaging: Fourteen wooden fence slats were damaged in the 200 block of Shields Road.

Possible theft: A Yakata Dora Drive woman reported a $150 iPod device lost or stolen.

Theft: U.S. marshals in the 7200 block of Market Street handed to township police 28-year-old Jason R. Stiner, 727 Taylor St., Hubbard, who was wanted on misdemeanor charges of theft and child endangerment after a mid-October theft at Macy’s in the Southern Park Mall. One of the two men also entered the business with a toddler, a report showed.

Assault: A South Schenley Avenue woman alleged a neighbor struck her three times in the back of the head and neck during an argument about an entrance door having been left open.

Theft: A woman stole two pairs of shoes from Payless Shoesource, 48 Boardman-Poland Road.

Theft by deception: Washingtonville police handed 31-year-old Matthew J. Sharp, 406 Honey Lane, Leetonia, to Boardman authorities. Sharp faced two misdemeanor counts of theft by deception after two South Avenue residents reported having given money to someone who claimed to be selling magazine subscriptions on behalf of Youngstown State University but who never returned.

Fraud: A Southern Boulevard woman reported a stolen check was cashed without permission at a Doral Drive business.

Harassment: A doctor at her township office said a patient posted disparaging comments via Facebook about the care she received, casting the accuser in an unflattering light.

Arrest: Youngstown police handed Jason P. Sitnic, 26, to township authorities. Sitnic, of 3322 Powers Way, Youngstown, was accused of stealing two tattoo after-care kits from Walmart, 1300 Doral Drive.

Theft: Brandon C. Bame, 27, of 1007 Huey St., New Castle, Pa., was charged in the theft of three Sony PlayStation game controllers from Walmart.

Theft by deception: A Washington Boulevard man told police he was scammed of $280 when he tried to obtain a loan.

Nov. 22

Citation: A suspicious vehicle near Midlothian Boulevard and Shirley Road caught the attention of police, who cited 53-year-old John B. Genhart, 419 Maplewood Ave., Struthers, on a charge of operating a vehicle impaired.

Criminal mischief: Someone in the 6300 block of Tara Drive cut the cords to two Christmas decorations.

Arrest: Police received a call about an unresponsive male in a restroom at a business in the 1700 block of Boardman-Poland Road before charging 21-year-old Franklin Broadhurst, 61 Wilhelm St., Struthers, with abusing a harmful intoxicant, a first-degree misdemeanor. Broadhust admitted having taken three or four puffs from an aerosol can to get high, a report said.

Citation: Officers responded to a driver who apparently had fallen asleep in a Boardman-Canfield Road fast-food restaurant’s drive-through before citing Joseph A. Consiglio III, 29, of 578 Creed St., Struthers, on a charge of operating a vehicle impaired.

Recovered property: A $500 computer was recovered after having been stolen from Best Buy, 561 Boardman-Poland Road.

Citation: A traffic stop on South Avenue led to an OVI charge against 28-year-old MelchisedecRodriguez, 217 S. Jackson St., Youngstown.

Nov. 23

Theft: A wallet and several other items were stolen from two vehicles in the 300 block of Afton Avenue.

Auto theft: A 1995 Oldsmobile Cutlass Sierra was stolen in the 7400 block of West Boulevard.

Breaking and entering: Someone entered a garage in the 4500 block of Southern Boulevard and took a $700 computer from a car inside.

Felonious assault: A Kiwana Drive man alleged his father-in-law had tried to stab him with a folding knife. The accuser was not injured, however.

Theft: A woman in her 40s stole a $75 pair of shoes from Payless Shoesource.

Assault/criminal damaging: Officers dealt with a fight at an Applewood Boulevard restaurant, where one person reported having been assaulted and another said one of the combatants had punched and broken his vehicle’s passenger-side mirror.

Arrests: A theft at a Southern Park Mall store led to a laundry list of charges against 19-year-old Shaquala A. Harmon, 1434 Willow Court, Youngstown, who was accused of stealing merchandise from the business, opening a cash drawer in an effort to remove money she claimed was owed her, assaulting a store employee and kicking two officers she struggled and refused to cooperate with. Harmon faced charges that included two counts of assault on a police officer and one each of simple assault, theft, attempted theft, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. Also, authorities charged a Youngstown girl, 17, with obstructing official business and resisting arrest.

Theft: A woman discovered a diamond pendant and a pair of silver earrings missing from her home in the 1300 block of Fox Run Court.

Criminal mischief: Several eggs and a tomato were tossed at a residence in the 5700 block of Rosewood Drive, damaging a portion of siding.

Theft: Austintown authorities turned 19-year-old Janiqua A. Hill, 629 Mabel St., Youngstown, over to Boardman police. Hill was accused in the theft of two pairs of leather boots from Kmart, 1209 Boardman-Poland Road.

Nov. 24

Theft: Two women in their late teens stole 10 items for babies from Dollar General, 859 E. Midlothian Blvd.

Assault: A worker for a Southern Park Mall store reported having been punched on the right side of the head.

Theft: Isha M. Moss, 28, of 1438 E. Florida Ave., Youngstown, and 29-year-old Jennifer L. Mills, 987 Compass West Drive, Austintown, were charged with taking seven articles of clothing valued at $235 from Macy’s.

Criminal damaging: A car in the 5000 block of Glenwood Avenue was found with damage to its driver’s-side door lock. The estimate was $100.

Theft: Someone removed $70 from a car in the 5000 block of Glenwood Avenue.

Auto theft: A 1995 Saturn vehicle was stolen in the 400 block of Ewing Road.

Misuse of credit cards: A Cathy Ann Drive woman discovered her stolen cards were used without authorization at a Boardman-Poland Road store.

Nov. 25

Domestic violence: A 14-year-old township boy was charged with the crime after his mother alleged the teen had scratched her multiple times and struck her face during an argument about discipline problems regarding the boy.

Theft: Two women took $30 worth of candy and snack items from Family Dollar, 4030 Market St.

Trespassing: A Bristlewood Drive man saw that his two vehicles had been ransacked.

Arrest: Police at a vehicular accident near Market Street charged Jeffrey D. Blanche, 37, of 7955 Market, North Lima, with obstructing justice, resisting arrest and operating a vehicle impaired after saying they had to use a stun gun because a highly agitated Blanche had yelled obscenities at other people nearby, impeded authorities’ investigation and refused several times to surrender.

Theft: Tequila L. Jackson, 19, of 840 Lakewood Ave., Youngstown, and a city girl, 15, were charged in the theft of $184 worth of clothing and shoes from Kmart. The girl was released to the custody of an uncle.

Theft: Two women in their 20s stole three $250 cellphones from Best Buy.

Burglary: To a residence in the 8500 block of Ivy Hills Drive through a rear door. Stolen was $350.

Criminal damaging: A vehicle’s driver’s-side door lock sustained $100 in damage in the 1300 block of Doral Drive.

Arrest: Police pulled over a vehicle in the 900 block of Boardman-Poland Road before taking into custody 30-year-old Robert Rivera, 23 W. Dewey Ave., Youngstown. He was wanted by Campbell authorities on a probation-violation charge.

Theft: Shakerra D. Harris, 20, of 707 Harbour Heights Ave., New Castle, Pa., was charged, accused of having stolen two shirts from JCPenney in Southern Park Mall.

Nov. 29

Harassment: A Lealand Avenue woman reported getting a series of unwanted calls.

Theft: Brandon L. Casanova, 23, of 24 N. Dunlap Ave., Youngstown, was charged with stealing a $398 flat-screen TV from Walmart, 1300 Doral Drive.

Arrest: Police near Southern Boulevard pulled over 30-year-old Andrea N. Bush, who listed addresses in Warren and Austintown, and who was wanted on a bench warrant from Warren accusing her of failing to appear in court. Bush also was cited on a charge of having fictitious license plates.

Aggravated menacing: A man at a Boardman bowling alley alleged a fellow bowler threatened to kill him after thinking the accuser had intentionally stolen a piece of bowling equipment from him.

Theft: A Glenwood Avenue man discovered a package containing cologne was missing from his apartment.

Drugs: A traffic stop near Overhill Drive led to 29-year-old Christopher W. Jones Jr.’s arrest. Jones, of 3734 Choice Court, Youngstown, was wanted on a felony heroin-possession warrant.

Theft: Someone stole $40 and a cup holder from a car in the 300 block of Argyle Avenue.

Theft: Two 17-year-old township boys were charged in the theft of a $40 sweat shirt from the J.C. Penney store in the Southern Park Mall.

Assault: A man told police five males deliberately stood in the road as he approached his residence near Mathews Road, then followed the accuser to his home, where two of the males punched the back of his head and jaw before the group fled.

Harassment: A Romaine Avenue girl said she received a series of such text messages.

Nov. 30

Theft: A man reported $60,000 worth of property stolen from a building he owns in the 700 block of Boardman-Poland Road.

Arrest: While responding to threats in the 300 block of Mathews Road, officers took into custody Trevor Murphy, 36, of 321 Mathews. He was accused of failing to appear in court on a charge of operating a vehicle impaired.

Theft: A Youngstown boy, 13, was charged, accused of stealing a $22 Cleveland Browns knit cap from Kohl’s, 383 Boardman-Poland Road.

Citations: Police responded to a three-car accident on Clifton Drive, then cited 30-year-old Joseph J. Hardy, 19 W. Glenaven Ave., Youngstown, on charges of having an open container of alcohol in a motor vehicle, operating a vehicle impaired and marijuana possession.

Theft: Two 14-year-old boys, one each from Warren and Youngstown, were charged with taking four video games from Walmart. The Warren boy also faced one count of obstructing official business when, police said, he provided a false name.

Theft: A $200 cellphone was taken from a car in the 400 block of Melrose Avenue.

Burglary: To a residence in the 600 block of Forest Ridge Drive through an unlocked front door. A TV was disturbed and kitchen cabinets were opened, though the report did not indicate anything was stolen.

Theft: Stacey C. Steward, 21, of 1627 Salt Springs Road, Youngstown, and a 17-year-old Boardman boy were charged, accused in the theft of four DVD box sets and a Sony PlayStation game from Walmart.

Assault: A man working at a construction site in the 300 block of Boardman-Poland Road told officers another man shoved him in the chest, though the accuser was not injured.

Theft: A wallet, money and an iPod device were among items taken from two cars in the 400 block of Tudor Lane.

Theft/criminal damaging: Police at the Mahoning County jail picked up 33-year-old Joseph A. Shura Jr., 1608 Market St., Youngstown, on township warrants charging him with theft and criminal damaging. A Washington Boulevard man had reported his car’s dashboard damaged and stereo equipment stolen.

Breaking and entering: Someone entered property in the 1200 block of Shields Road and stole copper piping and six ceiling light fixtures though police found no signs of forced entry. Officers also received a similar complaint in the 30 block of Overhill Road.

Theft: A purse and a gym bag with clothing were stolen from two vehicles in the 4900 block of Grover Drive.

Theft: A $280 handgun was stolen from a car in the 400 block of Melrose Avenue.

Identity fraud: A Boardman-Canfield Road woman at her Hillman Way bank learned someone had fraudulently removed $856 from her account.

Theft: A man’s $650 cellphone and a book bag were stolen from his vehicle in the 7700 block of Glenwood Avenue.

Dec. 1

Theft: Youngstown police transferred custody of 26-year-old Branden(ok, not Brandon) W. Andrews, 41553 state Route 39, Wellsville, to township authorities. Andrews faced two theft counts, accused of having stolen an Xbox 360 device from Target, 417 Boardman-Poland Road, and a $75 MP3 player from Walmart.

Assault/menacing: Officers dealt with a fight in the 7100 block of Tiffany Boulevard, where an Austintown woman reported having been spit on and threatened with bodily harm in what began as a verbal altercation.

Theft: A 3-foot lighted snowman decoration was removed from a yard in the 4000 block of Baymar Drive.

Drugs: A traffic stop near Lake Park Road resulted in the arrest of Sarah C. Dragovich, 26, of 1811 Mathews Road, Poland, and James J. Malie III, 31, of 4410 Euclid Blvd., Boardman, on charges of possession of drug-abuse instruments. Found were three syringes and a small piece of folded paper that appeared to have been used to store narcotics, police said.

Possible theft: A woman said her wallet was lost or stolen in a Shops at Boardman Park store.

Criminal damaging: Someone in the 80 block of Willow Drive spray-painted a vehicle and kicked its passenger-side door, leaving a small dent.

Criminal mischief: Someone wrote an obscene remark on a vehicle in the 7300 block of Eisenhower Drive.

Possible theft: A Columbiana man reported his wallet lost or stolen at a business in the 800 block of Boardman-Poland Road.

Theft: An employee with Preston Hyundai, 7554 Market St., reported seeing two males steal a $75 car stereo from a vehicle.

Theft: A Boardman man reported up to $100,000 missing from a condominium-association fund.

Vandalism: A vending machine sustained $600 in damage at a South Avenue car wash.

Dec. 2

Drugs: Authorities responded to an unwanted person at a Tiffany Boulevard motel before charging 29-year-old Timothy L. Holloway with possession of heroin and drug-abuse instruments after saying Holloway had a sock with 18 hypodermic needles as well as a needle filled with a fluid that tested positive for heroin. Holloway, of 38770 Adams St., Lisbon, also was wanted by Columbiana County authorities on one count each of domestic violence, driving under suspension and failing to appear at a child-support hearing.

Attempted burglary: Someone tried unsuccessfully to enter an apartment in the 7100 block of Glendale Avenue, but damaged a window.

Arrest: A disturbance on Prestwick Drive led to Melissa R. Mills’ arrest. The 23-year-old Mills, of 54 Prestwick, Boardman, was wanted on a warrant from Trumbull County charging her with failure to appear in court.

Breaking and entering: A snow blower, a toolbox, change and a garage-door opener were removed from a garage and a vehicle in the 1900 block of Country Club Avenue.

Theft: A woman reported her purse stolen at a Market Street eatery.

Recovered property: A woman told police she found a 2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser in the 1900 block of Palo Verde Drive after the vehicle had been reported stolen.

Theft: Devann Bryner, 20, of 1827 S. Raccoon Road, Austintown, and Shayna A. Beck, 21, of 2555 Walnut St., Girard, were charged after two sweaters were stolen from the J.C. Penney store.

Drug paraphernalia: Police assisted township firefighters with a possible drug overdose in the 7100 block of Trenholm Road and said they found a spoon with drug residue and a syringe. Firefighters found a woman who apparently had overdosed on heroin, a police report showed.

Theft: A man noticed an MP3 player and a diamond ring missing from his Market Street motel room.

Harassment: A Brookwood Drive woman reported receiving six such calls in a short time.

Aggravated menacing: A man at a red light near Indianola Road told police the driver of a white work van pulled up and made a hand gesture to simulate shooting the accuser.

Domestic violence: Brian E. Tubbs, 28, of 812 Moyer Ave., Boardman, was charged with the crime after a woman alleged that following a fight, Tubbs threw water and flour on her, the latter of which got into her eyes, then grabbed and wrestled her to the ground.

Dec. 3

Menacing: A Meadow Lane man reported getting threatening voice-mail messages and seeing a suspicious vehicle drive by his home.


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