A summary of recent criminal activity in Girard and Liberty:


Oct. 6

Drug paraphernalia: Authorities responded to a disturbance near Prospect Street, where they charged Cody J. Hayes, 19, of Geneva, Ohio, with possession of drug paraphernalia after saying a device commonly used to grind suspected marijuana was found. Hayes also faced charges of littering, underage consumption of alcohol and disorderly conduct.

Oct. 7

Harassment: A Stambaugh Street man told police a caller had threatened him.

Theft: A small amount of change was taken from a car in the 50 block of Morris Avenue.

Theft: A global-postitioning-system unit, medications, an iPod device and a phone charger were removed from a vehicle parked in the 300 block of Illinois Avenue.

Recovered property: A book bag was found in a front yard in the 40 block of Maple Avenue after a man had reported it stolen from his car.

Arrest: Police responded to an intoxicated person near East Kline Street and Stewart Avenue before charging 21-year-old David Drummond, 130 E. Kline, Girard, with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. Officers had to use pepper spray on a combative Drummond who fought with them, a report showed.

Criminal damaging: A vehicle in the 90 block of Crumlin Avenue was found with a damaged door-lock mechanism.

Oct. 8

Recovered property: A Washington Avenue man retrieved his 2002 Chevrolet Malibu after the Ohio State Highway Patrol in Warren stopped the vehicle. The owner reported a family member had used the car without permission.

Oct. 9

Identity fraud: An East Kline Street man noticed $5,792 worth of unauthorized charges that originated from two Michigan Best Buy stores.


Oct. 4

Assault: A customer at a Liberty Plaza discount store alleged a cashier had pushed her backward during a dispute regarding the use of coupons. The employee told police the woman came around the counter in a threatening manner, a report said.

Criminal damaging: Someone in the 200 block of Goldie Road did an estimated $150 in damage to a vehicle’s ignition.

Bad check: A Lakewood, Ohio, man alleged a township contractor who he had hired altered a $1,000 check prior to depositing it in a Belmont Avenue bank.

Harassment: A Monticello Boulevard woman said she received numerous degrading and threatening text messages, calls and an email.

Burglary: Took place in the 2800 block of Logan Way through a rear sliding-glass door. A 32-inch flat-screen TV was taken.

Arrest: Authorities responded to a suspicious person near Green Acres Drive before arresting 44-year-old Steven E. Kuhn on a probation- violation charge. Kuhn, of 2805 Homestead Ave., Youngstown, also was wanted on two traffic warrants.

Oct. 5

Burglary: To a mobile home in the 30 block of Scott Street when a rear door was pried open. Stolen was roughly $800 worth of tools.

Drugs: Police responded to possible drug activity at a Belmont Avenue motel before issuing a summons charging 23-year-old Kristalyn N. Marcum of Hinckley, Ohio, with possession of drug-abuse instruments. Fifty syringes and a spoon with drug residue were found in the room, officers said.

Identity fraud: An Oakwood Avenue man noticed about 15 unauthorized transactions to his checking account.

Arrest: Police pulled over 51-year-old Jane A. Kergan on Belmont Avenue, where they charged Kergan, 415 Forest Hill Drive, Austintown, with operating a vehicle impaired.

Drugs: Daniel L. Wolfe, 18, of 920 S. Gray St., Youngstown, faced charges of drug abuse and possession of drug paraphernalia when, authorities said, a drinking can used as a smoking device for marijuana and a small bag of suspected marijuana were found during a traffic stop near Gypsy Lane.

Theft: A $50 air-conditioning unit was removed from a residence in the 10 block of Tuttle Lane.

Oct. 7

Theft: A woman in the 200 block of Trumbull Avenue reported three pieces of jewelry stolen from a bedroom. The loss came to $4,800.

Drugs: A traffic stop on state Route 304 led to summonses against Carl E. Price Jr., 20, of 1107 Belvedere Ave., and Matthew D. Knepper, 21, of 2379 Cranwood Ave. The two Warren men were charged with drug abuse when, police said, two partially smoked marijuana cigarettes were found and Price admitted having suspected marijuana in his coat pocket.

Criminal damaging: A tool was used to damage a door and its frame at a business in the 1400 block of West Liberty Street.

Oct. 8

Criminal damaging: A car in the 4000 block of Logangate Road was found with scratches to its passenger-side door and fender. The estimate was $500.

Arrest: Police picked up 31-year-old James E. Jackson at his home, 2734 Merrill Road, Liberty, on a charge of failing to appear in court.

Oct. 9

Arrest: Officers on Belmont Avenue reported seeing a motorist twice strike a road divider before pulling over and charging 22-year-old Kayla M. Pugh, 541 Fairchild Ave. NE, Warren, with operating a vehicle impaired.

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