A summary of recent criminal activity in Girard and Liberty:


Oct. 26

Menacing: A Dearborn Avenue woman reported an intoxicated woman threatened to harm the accuser and her husband.

Domestic violence: Police charged 49-year-old Nancy J. Smith, 733 E. Kline St., Girard, with the crime after her husband alleged Smith had attacked him in part by scratching the back of his head and neck during an argument regarding his cellphone use.

Theft: A wallet was stolen from a car parked in the 500 block of Stull Avenue.

Aggravated menacing: A Trumbull Avenue woman told police a man threatened to burn down her residence if she called police.

Domestic violence: A charge was pending against a man after his girlfriend, of Trumbull Avenue, alleged that during an argument, he had threatened to harm her.

Oct. 27

Domestic violence: Keith P. Brewer, 25, of 1070 Patricia Drive, Girard, faced charges of domestic violence and resisting arrest after his girlfriend reported having been a victim. A combative Brewer also tried to break a window while in a police cruiser, a report said.

Drugs: While patrolling Liberty Township Park, officers charged Alex Robinson, 19, of 400 Elruth Court, Girard, and Terrance Mackie, 20, of 1618 Butler St., Youngstown, with criminal trespassing, drug abuse and possession of drug paraphernalia. Found were two devices commonly used to grind marijuana, a bag of suspected marijuana in a backpack and a pipe with suspected marijuana residue, a report said.

Aggravated menacing: A Washington Avenue woman reported getting a voice mail in which the caller had threatened to shoot her.

Oct. 28

Theft/menacing: A woman discovered a purse, $40 and two iPhones stolen while at a West Liberty Street business. She also reported another woman tried to goad the accuser and a second woman into a fight.


Oct. 23

Theft: A Girard woman discovered her purse missing after shopping at a Belmont Avenue grocery store.

Unauthorized use of a vehicle: A Boardman man accused his brother of taking his 1998 Chrysler vehicle without permission from a residence in the 1700 block of Naylor-Lloyd Road.

Breaking and entering: A rear door to Ham’s Beauty and Barber Inc., 3622 Belmont Ave., was forced open. A salon station was ransacked, though it appeared nothing had been stolen.

Theft: A Baton Rouge, La., man reported $200 and a credit card missing from his room at a Motor Inn Drive motel.

Oct. 24

Theft: Ten drill bits and related accessories were taken from a backyard in the 300 block of Dunn Drive.

Breaking and entering: Someone entered a doctor’s office in the 3600 block of Belmont Avenue through a rear door before opening all of the file drawers. Nothing appeared to be missing, however.

Assault/aggravated menacing: Police booked 18-year-old Irvin S. Taylor, 3025 Frederick St., Liberty, on charges of assault, aggravated menacing and telephone harassment after his girlfriend alleged Taylor had thrown a package of food, striking her right arm, during an argument. He also sent a text message threatening to toss a brick through her window, a report showed.

Weapon: Authorities responding to a disturbance on Colonial Drive charged 38-year-old Pedro Vazquez, 294 Colonial, Liberty, with aggravated menacing and being a convicted felon with a firearm after a neighbor alleged Vazquez had pointed a semiautomatic handgun at his face during an argument. Vazquez also was wanted on a warrant from Parma, Ohio, charging him with larceny.

Oct. 25

Arrest: Police at the Mahoning County jail picked up 28-year-old Jimmy R. Torres, 346 Ferndale Ave., Youngstown. He was wanted on a charge of failing to appear in court.

Theft: Officers took into custody 19-year-old Mitchell A. Minnitti at his home, 2110 Arms Drive, Girard, on a warrant charging him.

Drugs: A traffic stop on state Route 193 resulted in 56-year-old Michael J. McCudden’s arrest on a charge of possessing a drug-abuse instrument. McCudden, of 440 Mathews Road, Boardman, had a used syringe and was wanted on a warrant from Youngstown, a report said.

Oct. 26

Auto theft: A 1986 Cadillac vehicle was stolen in the 4100 block of Logangate Road.

Theft: Carl Wallace, 44, of 538 Idora Ave., Youngstown, faced charges of theft and possession of criminal tools after $210 worth of clothing was stolen from Citi Trends, 3489 Belmont Ave. Wallace also had a pair of wire cutters, police said.

Criminal damaging: Someone cut a hole through a chain-link fence in the 3400 block of Cardinal Drive and evidently tried to enter a backyard shed. Damage to the fence came to $300.

Arrests: Officers responded to a disturbance at Walmart, 200 Goldie Road, pulled over Carena A. Lattyak, 19, of 138 E. Myrtle Ave., Youngstown, and Melissa R. Mills, 23, of 54 Prestwick Drive, Boardman, and charged them with disorderly conduct after an off-duty officer reported seeing Lattyak and Mills intentionally knock merchandise from shelves and yell profanities at employees and customers. Mills also was charged with resisting arrest when, authorities said, they had to use a stun gun after she refused several times to comply.

Oct. 28

Drugs: Police on Motor Inn Drive pulled over 40-year-old Carl L. Daniels of Mobile, Ala., and charged him with possession of a drug-abuse instrument and obstructing official business. Officers confiscated a used syringe from Daniels, who provided false personal information, they said.

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