West Side man charged with stealing cops’ OVI checkpoint sign
William Toth, 42, of 1694 Mahoning Ave., was charged with theft at 12:57 a.m. Saturday after officers working an Operating a Vehicle Impaired checkpoint on Mahoning and Belle Vista avenues observed him taking their OVI checkpoint sign and running off with it.
Officers caught up with him not far away and took him into custody. He was released after being issued a summons to appear in court.
Police said he took the sign after parking his car on Lakeview Avenue and walking west on Mahoning Avenue to 1716 Mahoning, where the sign was located.