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Spit on hospital staff


An innocent plea was entered in Warren Municipal Court Wednesday for Dustin Sayers, 21, of Hall Street Northwest to three counts of felony assault after he was accused of spitting on and hitting three people at ValleyCare Trumbull Memorial Hospital at 12:23 a.m. Tuesday. Two Vienna Township paramedics took Sayers to the hospital for unspecified treatment, but Sayers removed a blood-pressure cuff and intravenous tubes and pushed a nurse practitioner in the hospital hallway, then punched one of the paramedics in the leg, spit on him several times and spit on the other paramedic.

He remained in the Trumbull County jail Wednesday morning in lieu of $75,000 bond.

Found in street


Police are still trying to determine who left a drunken and battered woman lying in the street on the South Side early New Year’s morning. Two concerned citizens told police they were driving on Hillman Street just after 2 a.m. when they noticed the woman lying in the street near Cohasset Avenue. She told the men she had been arguing with a man who subsequently hit her with his car. Officers said communicating with the 48-year-old woman was difficult because she was highly intoxicated. She was taken to St. Elizabeth Health Center where she was listed in stable condition but combative.

Locked door break-in


A 19-year-old woman living in the 3200 block of Northwest Boulevard Northwest reported that three men forced their way into her home at 10:10 a.m. Monday through a locked back door. One of the males held her down while the others ransacked the house. The woman received a cut on her foot from glass that was broken when the men entered the house, she said. Two laptop computers, a Nintendo Wii game system and XBox 360 game system were taken.

Searching for victim


Police continue to look for a man they believe was hit by gunfire at 3:50 p.m. Tuesday at a party at a house on Colonial Street Southeast. Police found blood, shell casings and several bullets fired into a car at 2114 Colonial, according to a Warren police report and The Vindicator’s broadcast partner, WFMJ TV 21. Police used a tracking dog, but did not locate a suspect or the victim, WFMJ reported.

Shot in leg


Youngstown police are investigating a shooting on the city’s North Side, according to WFMJ TV 21, The Vindicator’s broadcast partner. It happened inside the J And D Supermarket, 718 Belmont Ave., near St. Elizabeth Health Center, around 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Police responded to a call about a person shot in the leg. When they arrived on scene they found a victim with a gunshot wound to his calf, WFMJ reported. They had no additional information available Wednesday night.

Warren home shot


Police found gunshot damage to an upstairs window and multiple shell casings in the roadway in front of a home in the 1100 block of Niles Road Southeast at 4:06 a.m. Tuesday. A detective took photos of the scene and collected the shell casings.

Man stabbed at home


Terry McElroy, 53, of Robert Avenue Northwest, was treated at St. Joseph Health Center and transferred to another hospital for a stab wound to the abdomen he suffered at 10:28 p.m. Monday at his home. The name of the hospital to which he was transferred was not available. The woman McElroy said stabbed him had left the residence before police arrived.

4-man assault


A 20-year-old Woodbine Avenue Southeast man reported being assaulted by four men near the intersection of Robert and Orlo streets Northwest late Monday or early Tuesday.

The victim went to ValleyCare Trumbull Memorial Hospital for treatment of injuries to his face.

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