A summary of recent criminal activity in Liberty and Girard:


Dec. 26

Recovered property: A man found a Youngstown woman’s wallet while in the 200 block of Goldie Road.

Dec. 27

Drugs: Authorities responded to a hit-and-run accident near Sampson Drive and charged 22-year-old Annette B. Tellington with possession of dangerous drugs, leaving the scene of an accident and driving under suspension. Tellington, of 1428 Vestal Road, Youngstown, had an unmarked pill bottle with four tablets thought to be Tramadol, a drug commonly used to treat moderate to severe pain, police said.

Identity theft: A Staunton Road woman learned her debit card had been used without authorization to make two online purchases totaling about $170.

Possible animal neglect: Police received a complaint that a Northgate Drive man was neglecting his dog by leaving it outdoors in inclement weather without adequate protection.

Arrest: Police located a vehicle in a ditch near Sampson Road, then charged 56-year-old Steven R. Book, 4006 Monticello Blvd., Liberty, with operating a vehicle impaired.

Arrest: Officers answered a domestic situation on West Montrose Street before taking Adrian L. Gordon of 1322 W. Montrose, Liberty, into custody on warrants from Youngstown. Gordon, 36, also faced a charge of obstructing official business when, police said, he provided his brother’s Social Security number.

Dec. 28

Harassment: A Rose Avenue man said a neighbor sent him seven unwanted text messages.

Arrests: A traffic stop in the 2700 block of Belmont Avenue led to the arrests of Dale Peterman, 21, and Darrel M. Peterman, 24, both of 1894 Cordova Ave., Youngstown, on charges of driving under suspension and obstructing official business, respectively. Darrel Peterman refused several times to provide his personal information to police, they said.

Dec. 30

Burglary: Someone kicked in the front door and ransacked a residence in the 400 block of East Liberty Street before stealing a laptop computer, a 47-inch flat-screen TV and other property. The loss came to $5,480.

Recovered property: A $300 cellphone was returned to a worker at a Belmont Avenue store after he had reported it stolen.

Recovered property: A Breeze Knoll Drive woman’s 1999 Oldsmobile Aurora was returned to her place of employment after she reported her boyfriend had borrowed but failed to return it. The vehicle, however, had been scratched in several places, likely with a key, a report said.

Dec. 31

Harassment: A Breeze Knoll Drive woman said a male caller threatened to harm her if she failed to follow certain instructions.

Assault: A Green Acres Drive woman reported a man who tried to enter her apartment punched her head and body several times, which produced a large cut and swelling to her forehead.

Arrests: Authorities responded to a shoplifting situation at Walmart, 200 Goldie Road, where they took into custody Brian L. Spayde, 31, of 557 Woodside Ave., Campbell, and Brian M. Weir, 34, of 743 Butler Ave., New Castle, Pa., both of whom were wanted on warrants. Weir also was wanted on an outstanding warrant from the Parole Authority of Pennsylvania.

Jan. 1

Auto theft: A Northgate Drive man accused his son of taking the accuser’s sport-utility vehicle without permission.

Possible theft: An employee of a Belmont Avenue gas station told officers he feared his wallet may have been stolen.


Dec. 29

Drugs: Officers responded to a 911 call from the 100 block of East Liberty Street regarding a woman who suffered a possible seizure, and she reportedly admitted having used heroin earlier in the day. Police, however, were unable to find suspected heroin or drug-abuse instruments in the residence, a report showed.

Trespassing: Authorities charged 35-year-old Tammy Godenschwager of Conneaut, Ohio, with criminal trespassing after her former boyfriend alleged Godenschwager had forced her way into his Joan Avenue residence to pick up personal property and refused to leave.

Theft: Someone removed $15 from a car in the 100 block of East Howard Street.

Theft: An Abby Street man reported the theft from his front porch of a duffel bag containing a laptop computer, a set of earphones and miscellaneous phone chargers.

Dec. 30

Harassment: A Chippewa Court woman told police she had received several unwanted text messages, including one containing a threat to kill her.

Burglary: A maintenance worker saw that someone had kicked open the front door to an apartment in the 900 block of Patricia Drive, damaging the door, though it appeared nothing was damaged in or missing from the residence.

Burglary: Took place in the 600 block of Trumbull Avenue. Among items stolen from the home were two flat-screen TVs, a laptop computer and a 16-gauge shotgun, for an estimated $1,702 loss.

Dec. 31

Criminal damaging: An East Main Street woman said a man kicked her vehicle’s driver’s-side door.

Theft: A North Avenue man discovered a checkbook missing from a bedroom.

Drugs: Police responded to a report of an unresponsive woman at a home in the 200 block of Elruth Court, where they reported having found several pill bottles in a nearby dresser. The woman was taken to ValleyCare Northside Medical Center.

Recovered property/burglary: A 2002 Jeep Liberty was found in a store parking lot after an Indiana Avenue man alleged his former girlfriend had borrowed but refused to return the vehicle. The man also reported a break-in at his home, from which two 36-inch flat-screen TVs, various hand and dish towels and other items were stolen.

Theft: A Forsythe Avenue man noticed a snow shovel had been taken from his front porch.

Jan. 1

Menacing: An East Wilson Avenue man told police he received a note at his residence implying he could be shot.

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