A summary of recent criminal activity in Boardman and Poland townships:


Oct. 24

Burglary: Occurred at an apartment in the 90 block of Washington Boulevard, from which two flat-screen TVs were stolen.

Attempted burglary: Someone tried to enter a home in the 50 block of Leighton Avenue via a rear door.

Arson: Police assisted the Boardman Fire Department with investigating a fire in a wooded area near a backyard in the 500 block of Deer Run Drive.

Arrest: Police charged 30-year-old Rachel R. Santiago with making a false alarm, a first-degree misdemeanor, after having responded to a reported robbery at the Southern Park Mall. Shortly afterward, authorities detained her boyfriend, who alleged Santiago, of 7544 Market St., Boardman, made the call to get him in trouble, something she later admitted to, a report showed.

Menacing: An employee with a California Avenue restaurant said a customer made the latest in a series of unwanted comments toward her.

Public indecency: A worker for a U.S. Route 224 gas station reported seeing a man urinate near a gas pump.

Identity fraud: A Youngstown woman who acts as power of attorney for a man reported he was a fraud victim when his Ohio Public Employees Retirement System benefits were cashed for $56,534 and mailed to an address in the 4400 block of South Avenue.

Theft: Someone removed $150 from a truck in the 2400 block of Hunters Ridge Drive.

Harassment: A worker for a Market Street dance-supply business reported a man called threatening to send someone to the business to shoot her.

Arrest: Authorities picked up 28-year-old Jeremy Daviduk walking near Market Street on a warrant charging Daviduk, of 3985 S. Schenley Ave., Youngstown, with unlawful restraint, a third-degree misdemeanor.

Oct. 25

Criminal damaging: Officers charged 18-year-old Daniel J. Frazzini Jr., 115 W. Main St., Canfield, with criminal damaging after accusing him of damaging playground equipment in September at Market Street Elementary School, 5555 Market St.

Criminal damaging: A mailbox was damaged in the 5900 block of Sharon Drive.

Arrest: Police took into custody 31-year-old Anthony J. Latessa at his home, 4105 Arden Blvd., Boardman, on a warrant charging him with criminal trespassing.

Theft: A woman in her 20s stole miscellaneous hair-care products from Walmart, 1300 Doral Drive.

Arrest: Police at the Trumbull County jail picked up 58-year-old James O. Newton of Erie, Pa., on a township warrant charging him with passing a bad check. An employee with Chuck E. Cheese, 521 Boardman-Poland Road, said she allowed Newton to write a $100 check before learning the check was invalid, a report showed.

Theft: Jessica L. Wallace, 33, of 356 Warren Ave., Niles, was charged, accused of taking a $20 pair of shoes from Payless Shoesource, 48 Boardman-Poland Road.

Counterfeit: An employee with Giant Eagle, 1201 Doral Drive, noticed a phony $20 bill in a drawer.

Identity fraud: An Ivy Hills Drive woman reported receiving an email stating her account had been used in an attempt to have money improperly transferred to another bank account.

Oct. 26

Arrest: Authorities charged Daniel R. Parker, 26, of 81 Lemans Drive, Boardman, with obstructing official business and failure to comply with police when they said Parker led them on vehicular and foot pursuits after they tried to pull him over. He also was wanted on a warrant charging him with domestic violence.

Fraud: A South Avenue man discovered his stolen automated-teller-machine card was used to withdraw $589 from his checking account without consent.

Aggravated menacing: A South Avenue man reported a female caller threatened to send someone to his home to harm and kill him regarding money the woman said was owed her.

Theft: A $65 Halloween decoration was removed from a yard in the 800 block of Shields Road.

Arrest: Lynjeana D. Miller, 28, of 619 Lakewood Ave., Youngstown, was taken into custody on a probation-violation charge after having been pulled over in the 1400 block of East Midlothian Boulevard.

Citation: Eric S. McElroy Jr., 18, of 965 Katherine Ave., Youngstown, was cited near South Avenue on a marijuana- possession charge.

Oct. 27

Arrest: Latoya S. Blackmon, 26, was taken into custody on a warrant charging her with attempted theft. Blackmon, of 2717 Wick St. SE, Warren, was accused of trying to steal coats and other items from Burlington Coat Factory, 529 Boardman-Canfield Road.

Theft: A man in his 30s stole a $75 MP3 player from Walmart.

Burglary: To a home in the 7400 block of Glenwood Avenue through a side window. Two firearms were taken.

Fraud: A Macachee Drive woman told police a man scammed her of more than $65,000, in part by persuading her to send him $9,800 after claiming he was arrested for having gold bars the man said he had found in the desert near Kabul.

Harassment: A Stadler Court woman said her former fianc refused to leave her alone, then called threatening to slash her car’s tires.

Theft: Brenda M. Underwood, 27, of 378 E. Avondale Ave., Youngstown, and Ellen Underwood, 53, of 947 Winona Ave., Youngstown, were charged in the theft of six Halloween items from Walmart. Also, police charged 25-year-old Shacole Slocum, 63 Brooklyn Ave., Youngstown, with criminal trespassing after saying she violated an order to stay off the property.

Harassment: A Crestview Drive man told officers he received a call asking him to kill the caller’s parents.

Theft: Police charged 30-year-old Anthony J. Dicristofaro, 665 Perkinswood Blvd., Warren, and Jessica L Wallace, 33, of 356 Warren Ave., Niles, with stealing two pairs of men’s tennis shoes from Kohl’s, 383 Boardman-Poland Road.

Arrest: Officers stopped a vehicle on Boardman-Canfield Road, where they picked up 31-year-old Thomas T.J. Carr, 164 W. Second St., Niles, on a warrant from Struthers accusing him of failing to appear in court on a charge of obstructing official business. Carr also was cited on a charge of marijuana possession, a minor misdemeanor.

Theft: A man in his 20s stole two tattoo aftercare kits from Walmart.

Arrest: A traffic stop on Midlothian Boulevard led to the arrest of 33-year-old Robert L. Wilson Jr., who listed Youngstown addresses on East Boston and East Florida avenues. Wilson was wanted on bench warrants accusing him of failing to appear in court.

Theft: A Friendship Avenue woman said various foods were missing from her refrigerator.

Harassment: A woman reported getting two such calls while at a South Avenue gas station.

Oct. 28

Theft: A $200 cellphone was stolen from a Southern Park Mall kiosk.

Assault: A Hopkins Road girl reported a 17-year-old girl pushed her to the ground and tried to punch the accuser during an argument. The victim had no visible injuries, however.

Possible theft: An Eisenhower Drive woman reported her front license plate lost or stolen from her car.

Theft: A man in his mid- to late 20s stole a $40 purse from Walgreen’s Pharmacy, 7295 Market St.

Harassment: A Boardman couple told police their 10-year-old daughter received a disturbing photograph on her cellphone of Adolph Hitler, apparently as a means of harassment because the family is Jewish.

Domestic violence: Karlie M. Snyder, 25, of 3188 Andrew St., East Liverpool, was charged with the crime after her husband, of Mill Creek Boulevard, alleged Snyder had struck the back of her head, right eye and face during an argument. The accuser had a cut near his eye.

Breaking and entering: Someone entered a carport in the 5700 block of Sheridan Road before stealing a bag of charcoal, lighter fluid, a power-brake device and a bucket of assorted tools.

Oct. 29

Arrest: Police near Meadowbrook Avenue stopped James C. Simmons Jr., 105 Meadowbrook, Boardman, who was wanted on a bench warrant from New York charging him with a parole violation.

Stolen property: Officers charged 29-year-old Jillian L. Russell, 129 Ellenwood Ave., Youngstown, with receiving stolen property and improper handling of a firearm in a motor vehicle after accusing her of trying to exchange stolen merchandise at Dot’s Inc., 1200 Doral Drive. Russell, who also was cited on a marijuana-possession charge, had a loaded semiautomatic pistol in her trunk, a report said.

Harassment: A Melrose Avenue man said a co-worker has made such calls to his residence.

Oct. 30

Breaking and entering/vandalism: Someone broke into American Beauty Landscaping, 5415 South Ave., before cutting locks to three equipment trailers and forcibly entering them.

Theft: A 30-day temporary tag was removed from a vehicle in the 5700 block of Sheridan Road.


Oct. 26

Attempted robbery: The owner of Dairy 224, 6868 Center Road, reported a person in a mask tried to rob the business.

Oct. 27

Arrest: Police on Center Road arrested 44-year-old John M. Rosa, 6803 Lockwood Blvd., Boardman, on a warrant from Trumbull County charging him with nonpayment of court-ordered child support.

Oct. 28

Theft: A woman reported $500 stolen from her Fifth Street residence.

Counterfeit: A fake $10 bill was passed at Giant Eagle, 1201 Doral Drive.

Arrest: Joshua E. Gould, 23, of 7427 Glenwood Ave., Boardman, was taken into custody. He was accused of failing to appear in court to face three counts of driving under suspension.

Harassment: A worker for a Market Street health-care facility reported receiving an unwanted call.

Oct. 30

Breaking and entering/vandalism: Someone broke into American Beauty Landscaping, 5415 South Ave., before cutting locks to three equipment trailers and forcibly entering them.

Theft: A 30-day temporary tag was removed from a vehicle in the 5700 block of Sheridan Road.

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