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Boardman Police Blotter



Published: Fri, May 18, 2012 @ 12:00 a.m.

April 13

Stalking: A South Shore Drive woman told police her former boyfriend left unwanted notes and gifts at her home and visited her place of employment.

Criminal damaging: Windows to an apartment in the 400 block of Mathews Road were damaged. Also a vehicle was found with all of its tires flattened.

Domestic violence: Norman D. Smith, 41, was charged with the crime after his girlfriend alleged that Smith, of 829 Mathews Road, Boardman, was intoxicated and punched her mouth and face. The accuser had a bloody mouth and several other injuries, police said.

Theft: Two concrete blocks were removed from a business in the 6000 block of Market Street.

Aggravated menacing: A Wilda Avenue man told authorities another man followed him home, pointed a firearm at the accuser and fled in a blue Pontiac vehicle.

Theft: Someone took $2,140 worth of scrap from a trailer at a McClurg Road business.

Criminal damaging: A Wolosian Circle man reported his girlfriend smashed two picture frames and overturned a kitchen table and chairs at his apartment.

Theft: A box containing about $2,400 worth of jewelry was missing from a residence in the 6000 block of Youngstown-Poland Road.

Arrest: Courtney B. Knicely, 26, of 3733 Eagle Creek Road, Leavittsburg, surrendered on a charge of violating a protection order, a first-degree misdemeanor, after a Charles Avenue woman alleged Knicely had posted online threats against her, in violation of the order.

Criminal damaging: A vehicle’s antenna was damaged in the 4000 block of South Schenley Avenue.

Theft: A woman stole a Pittsburgh Steelers purse from Touchdown Gifts & More in the Southern Park Mall.

April 14

Felonious assault: A Pierce Drive man alleged his wife with whom he’s in the process of a divorce tried to run him over with a vehicle during an argument about money.

Breaking and entering: A garage window was broken in the 20 block of Charles Avenue. Missing were various items.

Arrest: Officers charged 54-year-old Candace S. Beight, 57 Willow Drive, Boardman, with failure to comply with police, obstructing official business and operating a vehicle impaired after saying Beight had led them on a vehicular pursuit and had two bottles of vodka in the car.

Assault: A man reported having been struck above the left eye at a South Avenue restaurant. He had a bruise to the affected area.

Possible theft: A Struthers man reported his cellphone lost or stolen at a Boardman-Poland Road business.

Attempted burglary: A door knob to an apartment in the 4900 block of Brookwood Road had been tampered with, though police found no signs of entry.

Theft: A $550 cellphone was stolen from a car in the 5900 block of Market Street.

Auto theft: A 1999 Chevrolet Cavalier was stolen in the 4600 block of South Avenue.

Theft: A man left Quaker Steak & Lube, 435 Boardman-Poland Road, and failed to pay his $24.20 bill.

April 15

Domestic violence: Police charged 28-year-old Eric Carbone, 5791 Sheridan Road, Poland, with the crime after his sister alleged Carbone had punched her mouth and pushed her to the ground.

Domestic violence: Authorities charged Antoinette B. Johnson, 20, and Corey K. Reese, 28, both of 4910 Brookwood Road, Boardman, with domestic violence after having responded to a fight between them. Johnson alleged Reese had struck her several times in the face; Reese alleged Johnson had punched him.

Auto theft: A 2002 Hyundai Elantra was stolen in the 1700 block of Mathews Road.

Criminal damaging: A pickup truck in the 4400 block of South Avenue was found with all of its tires deflated.

Vandalism: A door to an apartment in the 7000 block of West Boulevard sustained $400 in damage.

Theft: Several pieces of jewelry were missing from a residence in the 7900 block of Lost Tree Drive.

April 16

Domestic violence: Jerald C. Essad II, 29, and Shannon R. Romeo, 31, were charged after officers responded to a disturbance at their home, 4930 Brookwood Road, Boardman. Essad alleged having been attacked while on a couch; Romeo alleged Essad choked her and held a large butcher knife to her throat, though police were unable to locate the knife, a report showed.

April 19

Criminal damaging: Someone used a pair of scissors to do $300 in damage to an air-conditioning unit at a residence in the 1900 block of Boardman-Poland Road.

Trespassing/menacing: An Alburn Drive man told police a woman entered his apartment without permission and threatened him.

Menacing: A Youngstown woman alleged a man had threatened to punch her face during an argument at a Boardman-Canfield Road fast-food restaurant.

Harassment: An employee with a Boardman-Canfield Road doctor’s office reported an irate patient yelled and swore during several unwanted calls to the business.

Theft: A Sierra Madre Trail woman reported her son’s $250 bicycle stolen.

Theft: A Youngstown woman reported the theft of her automated-teller-machine card while at a Doral Drive store.

Drugs: Police investigated a suspicious vehicle in the 100 block of Lemans Drive before issuing citations to Tiffany E. Bennett, 21, of Coitsville Road, Campbell; Justin A. Davis, 21, of 8009 Hunters Court, Boardman; and Alan Burns, 20, of Copley, Ohio. All were charged with marijuana possession.

Aggravated menacing: A worker for a South Avenue business said a co-worker threatened to harm the accuser during a discussion about the co-worker’s job status.

Criminal mischief: Someone spray-painted obscenities on a sliding board and other playground equipment at Market Street Elementary School, 5555 Market St.

Theft/criminal damaging: A wallet was missing from a car in the 4200 block of Chester Drive that was broken into, though police said they found no signs of forced entry.

Trespassing: Police charged 24-year-old Vincent R. Thomas Jr., 2733 Cain St., Youngstown, with one misdemeanor criminal-trespassing count and one felony count of violating a protection order after a family member said he refused to leave her Paulin Drive residence. Thomas, who also was wanted on a warrant from Campbell, faced the felony charge because of a prior conviction, a report showed.

April 20

Burglary: To a garage in the 7100 block of Millcreek Boulevard, where a garage-door opener was removed from a vehicle.

Criminal damaging: A Cook Avenue woman told police a Salem woman smashed the accuser’s windshield with a rock.

Theft: Erica M. Lough, 30, was arrested on a warrant during a traffic stop near Market Street. Lough, of 2654 Bristol-Champion Trail, Bristolville, was accused of stealing eight video-game controllers from Target, 417 Boardman-Poland Road.

Aggravated menacing: Two men reported having been threatened with bodily harm while at a home in the 4800 block of Erie Street.

Theft: A man left the Wagon Wheel Motel, 7015 Market St., without paying his $120 room charge.

Theft: An Erskine Avenue woman discovered numerous pieces of mail that she had placed on hold were missing.

Theft: Marilyn Myers, 57, and Gene D. Myers, 61, both of 8250 Southern Blvd., Boardman, were charged with stealing 16 articles of clothing valued at a total of $389 from the J.C. Penney store in the Southern Park Mall.

Menacing: A South Avenue man accused a maintenance worker of threatening to harm him as part of ongoing problems between the two.

Menacing: An employee with a Simon Road auto-service business told police a former worker made a threat.

Domestic violence: A charge was pending against a man after his girlfriend, of Forest Park Place, alleged he punched her face several times, pulled her hair and threatened to kill her during an argument related to text messages she had received.

Vehicle theft: A recreational vehicle and assorted camping equipment were stolen from Modern Office Products, 7825 South Ave.

Criminal damaging: A fence in the 6700 block of Market Street sustained $100 in damage.

Theft: A worker for Sprint Power Cellular Solutions LLC in the Southern Park Mall discovered an undisclosed sum of money and a personal-contract agreement missing.

Attempted breaking and entering: Someone tried to force open a door to a storage shed in the 4100 block of Riverside Drive.

Identity theft: An Aylesboro Avenue woman found out her personal information had been used to set up three cellphone accounts and access her bank account.

April 21

Harassment: A Washington Boulevard woman reported having received numerous such calls related to a disagreement.

Attempted burglary: Someone pried open two windows to a residence in the 4000 block of Riverside Drive, though nothing was missing and it appeared the would-be burglar was unsuccessful in entering.

Theft: Two $130 propane tanks were stolen from Modern Office Products.

Arrest: Officers at a South Avenue motel took into custody 56-year-old James M. Barber, 7393 South Ave., Boardman, who Howland Township police wanted on a charge of violating a protection order.

Criminal damaging: Eggs struck the front portion as well as the roof of a home in the 1400 block of Turnberry Drive.

Arrest: A traffic stop in the 5000 block of Market Street resulted in 32-year-old Michael D. Herman’s arrest. Herman, who listed Youngstown addresses on Marion and Glenwood avenues, was wanted by city police on three warrants.

April 22

Theft: Someone in a Ford F-150 pickup truck reportedly stole $800 worth of aluminum parts from R&J Truck & Auto Body Inc., 8063 Southern Blvd.

Theft: A Shields Road man noticed his wallet missing from a bedroom.

Theft: A Bishop Woods Trail woman reported her daughter’s $200 cellphone missing.

Harassment: A Ron Joy Place woman said her teenage son has gotten such calls.

Arrest: Police on Market Street pulled over 49-year-old Robert A. Smith, 25 Market, Youngstown, who was accused by Columbiana County authorities of contempt of court related to a charge of receiving stolen property.

April 27

Identity theft: A Carter Circle woman learned that her personal information and credit card had been used to buy online $748 worth of merchandise that was delivered to her residence.

Breaking and entering: A crowbar was used to pry open a side door to South Avenue Flea Market, 7689 South Ave., though it appeared nothing was stolen or disturbed.

Vandalism: Someone used a rock to break a front window to Cyril Roberts Jewelers, 7687 South Ave. Domestic violence: Jordan L. Zoll, 18, of 41 Arlene Ave., Boardman, was charged with the crime after her mother alleged Zoll had pushed her and tossed a shoe at her, striking the accuser’s arm, during an argument.

Burglary: Police responded to a possible fight at a Market Street motel, before arresting 29-year-old Brian Gadson, 1199 Julia Drive, Warren, nearby. He was wanted by Warren authorities on a burglary charge.

Theft: A man in his 40s wearing glasses and a tan jacket and pants stole five entertainment-system items as well as a stereo receiver and surge protector from Best Buy, 561 Boardman-Poland Road. About $4,000 worth of the stolen goods was recovered.

Arrest: Police on Market Street took into custody 21-year-old Jennamarie E. Holler, 4329 Hopkins Road, Youngstown, and 24-year-old Tony Camelli, 54 E. Florida Ave., Youngstown, on warrants. Holler was wanted on a probation-violation charge; Camelli was accused of failing to appear in court.

Assault: Authorities took Derrick C. Braden, 28, into custody at his residence, 5225 Trotter Drive, Boardman, on an assault charge. Braden was accused of punching a township man above his left eye at a South Avenue restaurant.

Theft: A wallet, a cellphone, two credit cards and other items were taken from a vehicle in the 1800 block of Oles Avenue.

Trespassing: The owner of a business in the 8300 block of Southern Boulevard told police a man was on the property, despite his having been warned not to return.

Arrest: Kevin M. Teague, 20, of 3007 Green Acres Drive, Liberty, was picked up in the 90 block of Terrace Drive. He was wanted by Brookfield police on a telecommunications-harassment charge.

Breaking and entering: Lock hasps were removed from five storage units at an apartment complex in the 4200 block of Hillman Way, apparently with a pry bar or similar tool.

Harassment: A Meadowbrook Avenue man reported receiving a series of unwanted and threatening text messages.

Criminal mischief: Someone in the 60 block of Shadyside Drive urinated on a vehicle’s tire.

April 28

Drugs: A traffic stop near Linger Place resulted in charges of operating a vehicle impaired and possession of drug-abuse instruments against 32-year-old Brandi M. Basista, 31 Grimm Heights Ave., Struthers, as well as a citation charging her with marijuana possession. Found in Basista’s pocket and car were a bag of suspected marijuana and a syringe, respectively, police said.

Burglary: Took place in the 700 block of Annawan Lane via a rear sliding-glass door. Stolen were two TVs and computer equipment.

Criminal damaging: A car’s passenger-side window was broken in the 20 block of McArthur Drive.

Vandalism: Two rear apartment windows were intentionally broken in the 300 block of Shields Road.

Attempted burglary: Someone removed a rear window screen to a residence in the 300 block of Melrose Avenue before trying to enter.

April 29

Attempted burglary: Someone tried to break into a home in the 900 block of Larkridge Avenue through a rear window, but was unsuccessful.

Arrest: Officers responded to a dispute in the 500 block of Pierce Drive before arresting 28-year-old Amber P. Rothwell, 512 Pierce, Boardman, on a probation-violation charge.

Theft: A $5,200 gold diamond ring was removed from a residence in the 40 block of Homestead Drive.

Theft: Authorities near Midlothian and Rush boulevards pulled over Jonetta L. Torres, 20, of 1647 Fremont Ave., Warren, who was wanted by Niles authorities on a charge of failing to appear in court. The original charge was petty larceny.

April 30

Stolen property: Officers investigated a suspicious vehicle in the 400 block of Boardman-Canfield Road before charging Darrin L. Lough, 59 Mahoning Court, and Brandon B. Nesbitt, 4174 Claridge Drive, with receiving stolen property. The two 20-year-old Newton Falls men had several packages of cold tablets and a 20-pack of beer believed to have been been stolen from CVS Pharmacy, 7230 Market St., a report showed. Also arrested was Osmond Lemasters, 19, of 601 Newton Drive, Newton Falls, on a charge of underage possession of alcohol.

May 4

Theft: Nicholas H. Kovacs, 30, of 25 Millet Ave., Youngstown; Matthew G. Centafanti, 23, of 14009 Mahoning Ave., North Jackson; and Tera L. Tuchek, 21, of 622 N. Hazelwood Ave., Youngstown, were charged with theft or complicity to theft after a 40-inch flat-screen TV was stolen from Walmart, 1300 Doral Drive. All three were released on summonses.

Vandalism: A backhoe and a bulldozer were damaged in a yard in the 800 block of Mulberry Lane. The estimate was $500.

Theft: Twenty checks and a garage-door opener were removed from a vehicle in the 200 block of Millcreek Drive.

Theft: Police charged Sharese M. Woodbridge, 18, of 2528 Volney Road, Youngstown, with stealing $176 worth of baby clothing from Sears in the Southern Park Mall.

Assault/criminal damaging: A Leetonia man at a red light on Western Reserve Road told police an irate motorist punched and shattered his vehicle’s window, striking the accuser and a female passenger with glass fragments.

Harassment: A Robinhood Drive woman reported receiving unwanted text messages and calls.

Domestic violence: Police took into custody 50-year-old Joseph M. Bokros at his home, 1857 Lealand Ave., Poland, and charged him after Bokros’ wife alleged he had threatened to strangle her.

Possible theft: A Youngstown man reported his wallet lost or stolen at a Doral Drive store.

Theft: Prescription medications and clothing were stolen from a car in the 4400 block of Market Street.

Aggravated menacing: A Washington Boulevard man reported a family member and her boyfriend made threatening calls to him from Orlando, Fla.

Drug paraphernalia: Officers cited 27-year-old Christina K. Wash during a traffic stop near her residence, 842 Cedar Way, Boardman, after saying suspected marijuana residue was in her car and a suspected marijuana pipe was in her purse.

Attempted fraud: A Crimson Trail man told authorities a caller claiming to be issuing new Social Security cards inquired about the accuser’s bank, at which time he hung up.

Menacing: An employee with a South Avenue restaurant said that a co-worker threatened several times to harm him.

Drugs: Police near Shields Road pulled over 29-year-old Daniel M. Durant, who listed addresses on Lauderdale and Hilton avenues in Youngstown, then cited him on charges of possession of drugs and drug paraphernalia. Three bags of suspected marijuana and a bowl with suspected marijuana residue were found, a report showed.

May 5

Theft: A jacket, a billfold and other items were taken from three cars in the 40 block of Maple Drive.

Theft: The front license plate was stolen off a vehicle in the 4000 block of South Avenue.

Theft: A $200 in-dash compact-disc player was removed from a Jeep in the 4500 block of Grover Drive.

Theft: Police charged a 14-year-old East Palestine male with stealing a rubber bracelet from Spencer Gifts in the Southern Park Mall. The teen was released to the custody of his mother.

Weapon: A traffic stop on South Avenue led to a misdemeanor charge of carrying a concealed weapon against 20-year-old Carmen L. Tejeda, 142 Gladstone St., Campbell, when, police said, a folding knife and a set of brass knuckles were found.

Arrest: Officers responded to an intoxicated person at a Market Street motel, where they charged 49-year-old Richard R. Vecchio with attempted theft, disorderly conduct, obstructing official business, resisting arrest and possession of drug paraphernalia. Vecchio, of 9762 state Route 164, Lisbon, refused to pay a cab fare in full, had a bag of suspected marijuana in his pocket and did not cooperate with police, they said.

Aggravated menacing: A Romaine Avenue girl reported having gotten roughly 200 unwanted calls and text messages, some containing threats.

Arrest: Police pulled over 19-year-old James A. Jones, 541 W. Warren Ave., Youngstown, near Windsor Road before charging him with obstructing official business. Jones lied about his date of birth and provided an incorrect Social Security number, a report said.

Theft: A speaker was removed from a vehicle in the 8400 block of Market Street.

Drugs: A traffic stop on Southern Boulevard led to the arrests of 23-year-old Tyler J. McMaster, 815 Pershing Ave., Warren, and 36-year-old Takia Norman, 1677 Southern Blvd. NW, Warren, on charges of possession of drug paraphernalia. Norman also was charged with possession of dangerous drugs and marijuana when, police said, they found a device commonly used to grind marijuana, two bags of suspected marijuana debris and a prescription pill in another bottle.

May 6

Drugs: A traffic stop in the 4000 block of Glenwood Avenue resulted in 51-year-old Kingsley E. Harris’ arrest on charges of possession of crack cocaine and drug paraphernalia, as well as operating a vehicle impaired. Harris, of 6321 St. Andrews Drive, Canfield, had a suspected crack pipe and a small chunk of a white material that tested positive for crack cocaine, a report said.

Domestic violence: David J. Martin, 29, was arrested at his residence, 50 Centervale Ave., Boardman, and charged with the crime after Martin’s wife alleged he had pushed her down a flight of steps during an argument. The accuser had a bump on her head and complained of soreness to her hand and elbow, police said.

Criminal damaging: Six landscaping lights, a trampoline pad and other property was damaged or tampered with in a yard in the 3900 block of Loma Vista Drive.

Menacing: A Willow Drive man said he got about 200 unwanted calls.

Theft: A 16-year-old Youngstown male reportedly stole a pair of men’s undergarments and two tank tops from Walmart.

May 7

Domestic violence: Police charged a 14-year-old township male with the crime after the teen’s sister alleged he had punched her right thigh and kicked her stomach during an argument. Also, the boy’s father alleged the teen had tried to strike him.


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