Man pleads guilty

Man pleads guilty


One of two men charged with pretending to be interested in buying a home on Central Parkway Southwest, assaulting the homeowner and stealing his car has pleaded guilty to aggravated burglary and receiving stolen property.

Ritchie L. Paden, 30, of Deforest Road, was sentenced to seven years in prison. He pleaded guilty Monday to both charges in Trumbull County Common Pleas Court.

The 63-year-old victim said Paden and another man asked to see the house, which was for sale, about 6 p.m. July 29.

While showing them the basement, they put him in a choke hold, which caused him to lose consciousness. When he came to, the victim saw that his washing machine had been moved to an upstairs hallway and his car was gone.

Paden’s co-defendant, Jermaine C. Johnson, 35, of Wick Street Southeast, awaits trial on the same charges.

Robbery investigated


Police are investigating the robbery of a Subway sandwich shop on Market Street that opened about two weeks ago.

Officers were called to 5205 Market St. about 3:15 p.m. Sunday and were told by an employee that two men robbed her at gunpoint. No customers were in the store at the time.

Two men came in — one wearing a red bandanna over his face, the other a Halloween mask — and demanded money, police said. The man with the Halloween mask brandished a gun, reports stated.

The men then ran southeast around the Town and Country Motel, and a police dog was called out and tracked the scent near the motel to Stanton Avenue, where police believe they might have gotten in a car, records show.

Fourth offense


A 47-year-old Boardman man is scheduled to appear in court today to answer to his fourth charge in six years of operating a vehicle under in the influence of alcohol. Ralph Harless was pulled over about 2:20 a.m. Saturday when police noticed his vehicle linger in front of the closed Boardman Food Mart on Market Street, according to records. Officers stopped Harless, whose blood-alcohol content registered at 0.161 — more than twice Ohio’s legal limit of 0.08. Harless is charged with a felony because it is his fourth offense in six years.

Toy program sign-up


The Greater Warren-Youngstown Urban League will offer a Christmas toy program sign-up from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday to Nov. 16, at the Urban League offices, 290 W. Market St. Participants are asked to bring a photo ID, proof of residence and proof of children in their care. The giveaway is only for those who have not signed up with other agencies that offer Christmas assistance. For information, call the Urban League at 330-394-4316.

Man killed in crash

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Southwest Mercer County Regional Police said a man was killed after his car went of the side of the road and struck a telephone pole Sunday. Police said Brandon Beahr, 18, of New Wilmington, Pa., was driving south on state Route 18 near Gearhart Road shortly before 5 p.m. when his 2009 Ford Fusion went off the east side of the road and sheared off a telephone pole and a tree. Police said Beahr’s car came to rest on its roof. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

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