A summary of recent criminal activity in Liberty and Girard:


Nov. 29

Arrest: Officers responded to a domestic situation in the 100 block of Euclid Boulevard before charging 45-year-old Eddie R. Williams, 168 Euclid, Liberty, with assault, domestic violence, aggravated menacing, criminal damaging and resisting arrest after his daughter alleged an intoxicated and enraged Williams had shoved her toward the ground, and police alleged he had tried to shove an officer backward. The domestic-violence charge was upgraded to a felony because the daughter was pregnant, a report showed.

Misuse of a credit card: A Twin Oaks Drive man discovered two unauthorized transactions had been made to his account.

Breaking and entering: Someone cut a hole in a fence before entering property in the 2900 block of Youngstown-Hubbard Road and stealing five heavy-equipment radiators and two brass radiator caps. The theft and damage came to about $7,850.

Theft: A Euclid, Ohio, woman reportedly stole a throw blanket and 15 DVDs from Big Lots, 3491 Belmont Ave., then left in a vehicle.

Breaking and entering: A Mansell Drive man reported his shed had been broken into and a $12,000 riding mower was taken. The thief apparently used a pickup truck to tow the item.

Nov. 30

Possible drug overdose: A Tibbetts-Wick Road woman reported her teenage daughter had ingested roughly 60 prescription pills. The girl was taken to St. Elizabeth Health Center in Youngstown for treatment.

Theft: Authorities responded to a verbal altercation in the 3000 block of Hadley Avenue, then took into custody Carolyn S. Morris, 3031 Hadley, Liberty, on a felony theft charge. The 37-year-old Morris admitted having taken a man’s 2001 Ford vehicle without his consent, police said.

Dec. 1

Burglary: Occurred in the 900 block of Pineview Drive through a rear door. Stolen were copper piping and shower fixtures.

Criminal damaging: Someone spray-painted and did about $1,000 in damage to a vehicle in the 3700 block of Staunton Drive.

Assault/criminal damaging: A Louise Lane man alleged a Girard man had pushed him, then the accuser reported damage to a front-door frame at his residence. It’s unknown if the two incidents are related, a report said.

Dec. 2

Theft: Two pairs of sunglasses, a large drill bit and a jacket were removed from a car in the 3100 block of Goleta Avenue.

Felonious assault/robbery: Authorities responded to an assault at and escape from Belmont Pines Hospital, 615 Church Hill-Hubbard Road, before arresting two Youngstown girls, 16 and 17, near Liberty Plaza on charges of felonious assault and robbery after a staff member alleged the teens had kicked and punched him in a restroom several times and stole his keys. The younger girl also was charged with carrying a concealed weapon because, police said, she had a folding knife.

Dec. 3

Arrests: Police responding to a shoplifting situation at Walmart, 200 Goldie Road, charged 20-year-old Lahsen I. Boukrab, 49 Memorial Circle, Campbell, with theft and carrying a concealed weapon, as well as 18-year-old Damon D. Cobb, 1080 Devon St., Youngstown, with marijuana possession. Boukrob had a large folding knife; Cobb had two bags of suspected marijuana in a coat pocket, a report said.

Theft: Numerous tools were taken from a van in the 1600 block of Shannon Road.

Burglary: To a residence in the 1800 block of Pleasant Valley Road through a rear garage door. Two dresser drawers were disturbed, though it didn’t appear anything was missing.

Arrest: A traffic stop on state Route 193 led to a citation against Candis Wynn, 26, of 1815 Lucretia Drive, Girard, charging her with operating a vehicle impaired.

Theft: A Logangate Road man reported two $2,500 utility trailers stolen, along with an estimated $750,000 worth of seismic equipment.


Nov. 30

Theft: About 250 feet of copper piping valued at $1,500 was stolen from the basement of a vacant home in the 200 block of East Broadway Avenue.

Harassment: A Squaw Creek Drive woman told officers a relative of her husband’s left a profane message, apparently related to the handling of an estate.

Identity fraud: A Stull Avenue woman told authorities the Ohio Department of Taxation informed the accuser that her identity had been used to file a fake 2010 income-tax return.

Arrest: Officers conducting a welfare check at an East Kline Street residence took 50-year-old Nancy J. Smith into custody. Smith, of 733 E. Kline, Girard, was wanted on a warrant accusing her of failing to appear in court to face a disorderly-conduct charge.

Theft: A South Randolph Street woman said a man removed $400 from her purse before leaving.

Criminal mischief: A Plymouth Avenue woman reported two people parked their cars in her yard, leaving tire impressions.

Dec. 1

Vandalism: Police noticed obscenities and other forms of graffiti had been written on two garage doors and that the back wall of a mausoleum was defaced at a cemetery near U.S. Route 422. Damage was estimated at $1,000.

Burglary: Took place in the 100 block of East Main Street, where a 47-inch flat-screen TV, a set of computer speakers, a DVD player and roughly 10 DVDs were stolen. The loss came to $1,295.

Assault: A Ward Avenue boy told police two males repeatedly struck him, causing minor redness and scrapes.

Felonious assault: A Lawrence Avenue woman reported her son was stabbed with a knife during a fight in which he tried to assist a girl who had fought with her brother, apparently when another combatant had tossed several knives into the melee. The victim was grazed in the left calf but did not require medical attention, a report showed.

Domestic violence: Police charged a Girard boy, no age given, with the crime after the boy’s sister alleged he had dragged the accuser and kicked her head and back.

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