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


Sept. 12

Arrests: Police conducting an investigation in the 3300 block of Center Road charged Jacob M. Gallagher and Sam C. Detoro, both 20 and of East Philadelphia Avenue, Youngstown, with operating a vehicle impaired and offenses involving underage persons. Both were released on summonses.

Sept. 15

Theft: A traffic stop near Beard Road resulted in 49-year-old Mark A. Digiacomo’s arrest. Digiacomo, of Cape Coral, Fla., was wanted by Austintown authorities on a felony-theft warrant.

Sept. 16

Harassment: A Diana Drive girl reported receiving such cellphone calls.


Sept. 12

Burglary: Someone smashed a side window with a rock before entering a home in the 4200 block of Stratford Road and stealing an iPod device, medications and several other items.

Attempted theft: Raymond Gallaugher, 36, of 1974 Wolosyn Circle, Boardman, faced an attempted-theft charge after a worker for Plato’s Closet, 400 Boardman-Poland Road, reported a man had torn the price tags off and damaged two shirts in an effort to steal them.

Theft: A man discovered a $149 money order stolen from an office at his Market Street apartment complex.

Theft/criminal damaging: A car window was smashed in the 200 block of Prestwick Drive. Merchandise stolen included a purse and a makeup bag.

Harassment: An Appleridge Drive woman said her son had received a series of vulgar and threatening calls.

Theft: Someone removed the catalytic converter from a vehicle for sale at Used Car Connection Inc., 482 E. Western Reserve Road.

Breaking and entering: Someone stole copper piping and fittings from two rooftop air-conditioning units at the former Dunkin’ Donuts site, 6041 Market St., rendering the units inoperable.

Trespassing: An employee with a South Avenue discount store said his former girlfriend came to the business, despite the woman’s not being allowed there.

Arrest: Officers responded to a disturbance in the 7000 block of Market Street, where they took into custody 24-year-old Heather L. Church, 7015 Market, who Liberty Township authorities accused of failing to appear in court on a charge of driving under suspension.

Misuse of a credit card: A Green Bay Drive woman learned her missing card had been used without permission at several township locations.

Theft: The front license plate was removed from a vehicle in the 4200 block of Chester Drive.

Sept. 13

Criminal damaging: A woman on U.S. Route 224 told officers a motorcyclist kicked her vehicle’s bumper and exhaust system after saying she had stopped too suddenly in front of him, nearly causing him to strike her car.

Theft: Two women stole $246 worth of perfume from Bath & Body Works in the Shops at Boardman Park.

Arrest: Police in the 7200 block of Market Street arrested 29-year-old Richard R. Amey, 485 W. Main St., Canfield. Youngstown police accused Amey of failing to appear in court on multiple traffic violations.

Identity theft: A Lynn Mar Avenue woman told authorities a caller from Texas who claimed to be a Medicare representative asked for her personal information to issue the accuser a new card, after which she provided her ZIP code and Medicare card number. A Medicare official reported having received several similar complaints.

Theft: A worker for a Boardman-Poland Road store reported the theft of a $300 cellphone.

Identity theft: An employee of a Market Street business reported her identity had been used without consent to electronically transfer $13,000 to a bank account in Mesa, Ariz.

Theft: Police booked 22-year-old Tyler J. Ballengee of Enon Valley, Pa., after 14 video games were stolen from Walmart, 1300 Doral Drive.

Menacing: An Erskine Avenue woman told police a neighbor continually turns his truck around in her driveway as part of a pattern of harassment.

Theft: A gym bag and three pairs of shoes were stolen from a car in the 4000 block of Stratford Road.

Criminal damaging: A vinyl-fence gate was broken in the 4100 block of Arden Boulevard.

Criminal mischief: A Jeep in the 20 block of Arlene Avenue had numerous scratches and paint damage.

Burglary: Occurred in the 800 block of Westport Drive after someone apparently reached through a window. A 52-inch high-definition TV was taken.

Trespassing: A worker for King Collision, 8020 Market St., reported a vehicle was removed from a fenced-in area without authorization.

Sept. 14

Criminal damaging: A window was damaged at a home in the 4200 block of Oak Knoll Drive.

Harassment: A man in the 500 block of Pierce Drive said he got three such calls.

Theft: A checkbook, a handbag and $350 were removed from a car in the 7200 block of Yellow Creek Drive.

Drugs: A search warrant led to the arrest of 47-year-old Kurt Walters, 8126 Stadler Ave., Boardman, on misdemeanor charges of cultivating marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia and drug-abuse instruments.

Theft: Walter S. Spincic, 61, of 39 Mock St., Hubbard, was charged with stealing an electric drill from Lowe’s, 1100 Doral Drive.

Criminal damaging: A vehicle in the 700 block of Boardman-Poland Road was found with a broken passenger-side window.

Menacing: A Willow Drive man reported a person in a vehicle had threatened to kill him.

Arrest: Cuevas J. Wright, 33, of 416 Devitt Ave., Campbell, was arrested in the 900 block of Windham Court on a misdemeanor warrant charging him with interfering with court-ordered child custody.

Theft: Police charged 56-year-old Marilyn Myers, 3675 E. Garfield St., New Springfield, in the theft of six purses from Macy’s in the Southern Park Mall.

Criminal damaging: Playground equipment and a greenhouse were damaged in the 5500 block of Market Street.

Theft: A customer rented but failed to return a 2012 Toyota vehicle to Hertz Rent-a-Car, 7735 Market St.

Sept. 15

Auto theft: A 1999 Buick LeSabre was stolen in the 200 block of Afton Avenue.

Arrest: Police on Market Street pulled over and arrested 55-year-old Michael A. Soroka, 784 Indianola Road, Boardman, on charges of menacing and violating a protection order after a township woman reported having gotten numerous sexually-explicit and vulgar calls, causing her to fear for her safety.

Criminal damaging: Someone in the 700 block of Indianola Road damaged a vehicle’s steering column, apparently in an effort to steal the car.

Menacing: An Aylesboro Avenue woman told police she received a threatening letter in the mail.

Domestic violence: Roni R. Robinson-Martinez, 49, of 4017 Hopkins Road, Boardman, was charged with the crime after her boyfriend alleged that during an argument, Robinson-Martinez threw bleach in his face and on his car. The accuser complained of a burning sensation in his eyes, face and neck.

Robbery: A township boy in the 500 block of Boardman-Poland Road reported a man age 19 to 21 in a T-shirt and dark-blue shorts grabbed an $800 cellphone from his hand, then fled in a sport-utility vehicle.

Arrest: Keith Page of 918 Woodford Ave., Youngstown, was taken into custody after police pulled him over near Hudson Drive. The 50-year-old Page was wanted on a warrant accusing him of failing to appear in court to face a charge of driving under suspension.

Trespassing: Officers charged 30-year-old Chad E. Kimble, 13064 Akron-Canfield Road, North Jackson, with criminal trespassing after saying Kimble had refused to leave a Market Street motel despite his having been given warnings not to return.

Thefts/criminal damaging: Police received numerous complaints from residents on and near New England Boulevard about vehicle damage and stolen property from their cars that included compact discs, a global-positioning-system device and gift cards.

Theft: A $25 face mask was removed from a car in the 4200 block of Market Street.

Domestic violence: Jesse B. Collins, 30, and Tisha A. Collins, 34, both of 5264 South Ave., Boardman, were charged after she alleged he had pushed and hit her in the back during an argument. He alleged she had pushed him and smacked him twice in the face.

Assault: Police responded to a fight in the 500 block of Boardman-Canfield Road, where a woman reported a man had struck her left wrist with a glass bottle during an argument regarding a parking space. The woman had swelling to the affected area.

Theft: A purse was taken from a vehicle in the 4000 block of Stratford Road.

Sept. 16

Theft: A man stole two cameras from Rite Aid Pharmacy, 307 Boardman-Canfield Road.

Theft: A road sign was stolen in the 90 block of Wilda Avenue.

Drugs: Michael A. Vrable, 25, of 5642 Bay Hill Drive, Canfield, was charged with possession of drug-abuse instruments when, police said, two syringes and a piece of used cotton often indicative of heroin use were found during a traffic stop near Glenwood Avenue.

Arrest: Officers answered an alarm at a Boardman-Poland Road business before taking 20-year-old Joshua M. Dailey into custody. Austintown authorities charged Dailey, of 3230 Main St., Mineral Ridge, with failure to appear in court on a probation-violation charge.

Criminal mischief: A Leland Avenue man said a relative purposely broke one of the accuser’s vehicle’s headlights.

Aggravated menacing: A Poland woman reported a Gertrude Avenue man threatened to kill her regarding money owed to her husband.

Felonious assault/aggravated menacing/criminal damaging: An employee with a Southern Park Mall store alleged a man threatened to harm him after the worker refused to grant him a refund for a toy helicopter the man reportedly had damaged. Also, the man allegedly knocked to the ground and damaged five such toys at a nearby kiosk before intentionally backing his car into a witness, who was not hurt.

Recovered property: A brown briefcase was found in a yard after a Windsor Road man had reported it stolen from a van.

Arrest: Officers in the 5300 block of Southern Boulevard picked up 20-year-old Mykael W. Iwaniuk of Applecrest Court, Boardman, who was wanted by Campbell authorities on a charge of violating a court order.

Menacing: Police charged 29-year-old Cyrus W. Hawthorne III, 212 E. Midlothian Blvd., Youngstown, with aggravated menacing after a Shields Road woman had called authorities, who alleged having heard an intoxicated Hawthorne threaten to kill the woman.

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