Washington Street area of elderly assault is familiar to Warren police

Washington Street area of elderly assault is familiar to Warren police


Police were going to try on Thursday to interview an elderly couple beaten during a robbery Tuesday night in their home on Washington Street Northeast.

Meanwhile, neighbors say the home where the couple lived at 171 Washington St. has been a constant source of complaints related to illegal activity and disturbances.

Police were called to the large home at 10:48 p.m. on a report of three black men wearing masks and standing on the front porch. When officers arrived, they found a 70-year-old woman on the porch with a severe laceration of her ear and blood covering her face. She nearly lost consciousness before she was taken by ambulance to Valleycare Trumbull Memorial Hospital.

The woman said the three masked men entered the living room where she was sitting, with one of them placing a gun to her forehead. The men struck her repeatedly with handguns while asking: “Where’s the money?”

The men then went to a bedroom where her 80-year-old husband was laying in bed. The man told police the males hit him with a wrench and kept beating him until he screamed for help. The man also went to a hospital, St. Joseph Health Center.

The man and woman were released from the hospital sometime Wednesday and were staying with relatives.

The man had suffered a cut on the top of his head, lumps on both of his arms and a possible broken hand, police said.

A neighbor said the police are called to the home at 171 and 169 Washington St. regularly and that about a dozen people stay there. The home is subdivided into apartments.

Police attempted to interview some of the people who were present at the home when they arrived, but they were uncooperative “and all stated they did not see anything.”

Archie Cooper, 40, a resident of 171 Washington, made the 911 call. A neighbor described Cooper as owner of the home.

According to Warren police records, they were called by residents of 171 and 160 Washington St. four times during September. The 100 block of Washington Street was the location for 10 calls to Warren 911 during September.

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