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


Oct. 31

Identity theft: A Clyde Street man reported $102 was taken after his checking-account number had been compromised.

Nov. 1

Harassment: A Clingan Road man reported having been harassed.

Nov. 2

Identity theft: A Chablis Lane man discovered $732 worth of unauthorized charges to his credit card.

Nov. 5

Theft: Two hundred feet of welding cable valued at $1,000 was stolen in the 5100 block of Kennedy Road.


Nov. 2

Theft: A 16-year-old East Palestine girl was charged with stealing merchandise from Walmart, 1300 Doral Drive, then released to the custody of her mother.

Arrest: Police arrested Anita A. Simmons, 27, of 940 W. LaClede Ave., Youngstown, on a warrant charging her with complicity to robbery, a second-degree felony, after three women had tried to steal merchandise from Five Below, a clothing store at 411 Boardman-Poland Road. One of the women grabbed an employee’s hair and threw her to the ground before the three fled, police said.

Criminal damaging: Police booked Brian J. Romine, 573 Miller Ave., Youngstown, on a criminal-damaging charge after an employee with a Boardman-Poland Road store alleged the 32-year-old Romine had punctured three of his vehicle’s tires.

Drugs: Authorities near Simon Road pulled over 29-year-old Resean J. Graham, 338 E. Lucius Ave., Youngstown, before charging him with one felony count of possession of dangerous drugs. Eight pills with no prescription were found, a report said.

Theft: A Youngstown woman reported her $300 cellphone stolen while in the 7400 block of Market Street.

Harassment: An Oakridge Drive girl said several people sent derogatory messages to her via Twitter.

Theft: Two women in their 30s stole $120 worth of clothing from Dollar General, 5953 South Ave.

Theft: A woman failed to return 19 pet products to Harbor Pet Center, 7338 Market St., after having canceled payment for the items.

Robbery: A man in his 20s wearing a red sweat shirt and blue jeans shoved a worker with T.J. Maxx, 717 Boardman-Poland Road, to the ground after having stolen four purses and before fleeing in a black Chevrolet pickup truck. A partial license-plate number was obtained, a report showed.

Criminal mischief: Someone with washable paint wrote an obscene message on two of a vehicle’s windows in the 400 block of Boardman-Canfield Road.

Drug paraphernalia: Officers investigating a parking violation at Walmart charged 25-year-old Rachel E. Olsavsky, 235 Matta Ave., Youngstown, with possession of drug paraphernalia and drug-abuse instruments. A police dog led to the discovery of a scale with residue from a white powder, as well as a syringe and the ends of cotton swabs commonly used as filters for drug use, a report said.

Theft: Police charged Julene L. Day, 32, of 45296 state Route 558, New Waterford, with the theft of two pairs of shoes and a hair dryer from T.J. Maxx.

Nov. 3

Counterfeit: A township woman inadvertently passed a fake $20 bill at Marc’s, 7121 Tiffany Blvd. She was not charged with any wrong-doing, however.

Bad checks: Tommy Perry, 50, of 63 E. Avondale Ave., Youngstown, was booked on a felony charge of passing bad checks. He was accused of cashing two checks totaling $525 at Midwest Money Center, 5021 Market St., that were returned on a closed account.

Attempted theft/menacing: Two women in their late 30s to early 40s tried to steal merchandise from Dollar General, 859 E. Midlothian Blvd., before one of the women reportedly threatened to harm an employee.

Arrest: Police at a Market Street motel picked up 43-year-old Susan A. Dama, 2011 South Heights Ave., Youngstown. She was wanted on a probation-violation warrant from Trumbull County related to a telecommunications-harassment charge.

Citation: Michael R. Crist, 56, of 8145 North Lima Road, Poland, was cited on a charge of operating a vehicle impaired after police had pulled him over near Walker Mill Road.

Theft: Nickola J. Sisco, 43, of 1946 Wakefield Ave., Youngstown, was charged with stealing nine articles of clothing from Kohl’s, 383 Boardman-Poland Road.

Theft: A woman reported her purse stolen while shopping at a Boardman-Canfield Road grocery store.

Burglary: To a residence in the 4000 block of Windsor Road through a side door. Several gift cards were missing.

Assault/aggravated menacing: A motorist told police another driver followed him to South Cadillac Drive, where the driver got out and intentionally bumped the accuser’s chest before threatening to kill him. The driver had run a red light and nearly struck the accuser’s vehicle, he reported.

Counterfeit: A customer passed a phony $20 bill at Gloria Jean’s Coffee Bean in Southern Park Mall.

Theft: A Boardman man reported the theft of a $450 electronic tablet from his car.

Theft: A man discovered a gold wristwatch, a diamond ring and a gold bracelet missing from his Canterbury Lane residence. The loss was estimated at $2,100.

Arrest: A traffic stop on Market Street resulted in the arrest of 47-year-old Ralph E. Harless, 100 Spring Garden Drive, Boardman, on a felony count of operating a vehicle impaired. The charge was upgraded to a felony because it was his fourth OVI conviction in a six-year period, police said.

Nov. 4

Theft: Arnold J. Ash, 47, faced charges of theft and possession of criminal tools after two global-positioning-system devices were stolen from Walmart. Ash, of 1981 Wolosyn Circle, Boardman, also used a small knife to cut the packaging of the items, a report showed.

Assault: Officers responded to a fight at a South Avenue eatery, where a Poland man reported having been punched in the eye. He had a cut and swelling to the affected area.

Robbery: Two gunmen in their late teens or early 20s wearing black hooded sweat shirts robbed Subway, 5205 Market St., before being given an undisclosed amount of money and fleeing on foot. One of the robbers had a bandanna covering his face; the other wore a Halloween mask, the report showed.

Theft: Someone removed a gift card and other items from gift baskets that were part of a fundraising event at Ice Zone, 360 McClurg Road.

Attempted theft: Two women tried to take two pairs of leather boots from Kmart, 1209 Boardman-Poland Road.

Counterfeit: A Tippecanoe Road man selling an Xbox 360 system online told police a buyer gave him three $50 bills he later discovered were fake.

Nov. 5

Theft: Melanie A. Paine, 33, of 29 Creed Circle, Campbell, was charged after $229 worth of groceries was stolen from Giant Eagle, 1201 Doral Drive.

Extortion: A Boardman woman alleged her former fiance had threatened to display revealing photographs of her, which had the potential to damage her career and personal life, if the accuser refused to return personal property to him within two weeks.

Theft: A man in the 4000 block of South Avenue reported jewelry, medications, a digital camera, a GPS device and a Bluetooth item stolen from his home.

Aggravated menacing: A township veterinarian reported getting online threats implying he would be killed and his property damaged, apparently after he had posted certain opinions.

Theft: An employee of a South Avenue business noticed $160 and an iPhone missing from her purse.

Theft: Corey J. Shrout of 290 Austin Ave. SW, Warren, was charged. The 37-year-old Shrout was accused of taking two pairs of shoes from Gabriel Bros., 850 Boardman-Poland Road.

Harassment: An Aylesboro Avenue man said his former wife has continually sent unwanted text messages to him.

Theft: Two workers with Pet Supplies Plus, 411 Boardman-Canfield Road, discovered a bag containing an undisclosed sum of money missing from a safe.

Theft: A $200 hunting jacket was removed from a truck in the 5200 block of West Boulevard.

Citation: Officers dealing with a vehicular crash near Shields Road and Sheban Drive cited 28-year-old Brandie L. Noble, who listed addresses on Arden Boulevard and Tippecanoe Road. She was charged with failure to maintain control of a motor vehicle and operating a vehicle impaired.

Theft: Markeda E. Dorsey, 40, faced one count each of theft and obstructing official business after $538 worth of merchandise was stolen from Touchdown Gifts in Southern Park Mall. Dorsey, of 1805 Ferndale Ave., Warren, initially refused to stop for police, they said.

Theft: Nesheka A. Parker, 32, of 107 E. Lucius Ave., Youngstown, and Charles U. Sewell, same address, were charged in the theft of six electronic items from Walmart.

Nov. 6

Recovered property: Police checked a car in the 1200 block of Boardman-Canfield Road and determined the 2011 Toyota vehicle had been stolen in Austintown.

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