Boardman Police Blotter

Jan. 3

Theft: Paul J. Duritza, 61, of 84 Iroquois St., Struthers, faced a charge after having been accused of stealing two Sony PlayStation 3 controllers from Walmart, 1300 Doral Drive.

Misuse of a credit card: A Kentwood Drive woman learned her credit card had been used without authorization to pay a bill.

Forgery: An official with an East Western Reserve Road business discovered six employee checks had been forged and cashed for a total of roughly $4,681.

Theft: Police charged 24-year-old Courtney E. Hennon, 3844 Baymar Drive, Youngstown, in the theft of $58 worth of merchandise from Marc’s, 7121 Tiffany Blvd.

Theft: A man in his 30s took three cameras from Sam’s Club, 6361 South Ave.

Domestic violence: Youngstown police arrested Eric N. Bennett, 33, of 105 Shields Road, Boardman, who faced a felony charge after his girlfriend alleged Bennett had sneaked up and pushed her from behind during an ongoing argument.

Criminal damaging: A garage window in the 4700 block of South Avenue sustained $100 in damage.

Auto theft: A 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt was reported stolen in the 400 block of Boardman-Canfield Road.

Burglary: To a residence in the 30 block of Willow Drive through a front window. Three bottles of alcohol, eight DVDs, $500, two laptop computers and a debit card were taken.

Theft: Richard A. Spellman, 55, of 422 Shields Road, Boardman, was charged after six bottles of vitamins were stolen from Walmart.

Arrest: A vehicle check near Glenwood Avenue resulted in 33-year-old Kelly S. Anderson II’s arrest. Anderson, of 81 Lemans Drive, Boardman, was wanted on a Campbell warrant charging him with failure to appear in court.

Theft: A woman reported her $200 iPhone stolen while at a Boardman-Poland Road store.

Domestic violence/drugs: Authorities charged 28-year-old Dewaylon R. Bruton (ok, not Burton as indicated in the narrative) of 3932 Shelby Road, Boardman, with two felony counts of drug possession and one misdemeanor count each of domestic violence and possession of drug paraphernalia after police said they spoke with a woman who reported having been assaulted and saw marks on her face and neck consistent with someone who had been choked. A search warrant led to the discovery of one bag each of suspected crack cocaine and marijuana, as well as a device used to grind marijuana, a report showed.

Drugs: While executing a search warrant at a Shelby Road home, officers charged 21-year-old Devon J. Johnson, 201 W. Chalmers Ave., Youngstown, with possession of a dangerous drug after saying five tablets of Tramadol, an analgesic commonly used to treat moderate to severe pain, were in Johnson’s pocket.

Theft: An employee with a Southern Boulevard business discovered $132 missing from his wallet while at work.

Theft: Tina M. Torres, 28, of 443 E. Myrtle Ave., and Lila M. Madden, 34, of 2222 Cordova Ave., were charged. The two Youngstown women were accused of stealing 14 articles of clothing valued at $171 from Kmart, 1209 Boardman-Poland Road.

Jan. 4

Arrest: Police at St. Elizabeth Health Center in Youngstown arrested 24-year-old Ayknephra S. Vickers, 3132 South Ave., Youngstown, on a charge of obstructing official business. Vickers, who also was wanted on a probation-violation charge, refused to cooperate with authorities who had tried to prevent her from walking into traffic on South Avenue.

Harassment: A Lockwood Boulevard man reported his former wife made five in the latest series of unwanted calls to him.

Theft/damage: A woman’s cellphone was returned to her after she had reported the item stolen at the Southern Park Mall, though its case was missing.

Forgery: Police received information that someone at CheckSmart,(ok) 112 Boardman-Poland Road, was trying to pass a bad check before charging 28-year-old Ryne(ok, not Ryan) M. Green with forgery and passing a bad check. Green, of 2545 Knollwood Drive, Poland, attempted to pass a $300 check with a family member’s signature but without that person’s knowledge, a report said.

Theft: A woman reported a $400 diamond ring missing from her Boardman Boulevard home.

Misuse of a credit card: An Indian Trail man learned his card had been used to make four unauthorized purchases totaling $420.

Theft: Police at the Southern Park Mall took into custody 19-year-old Victoria M. Lewis, 412 Ferndale Ave., Youngstown, who was wanted on a Trumbull County warrant accusing her of failing to appear in court on a theft charge.

Jan. 5

Arrest: Authorities responded to a report of an intoxicated man with a gun at a Thalia Avenue residence, then charged 24-year-old Joseph W. Forney-Gibbs, 94 Bright Ave., Campbell, with one felony count of fleeing and eluding police and one misdemeanor count each of carrying a concealed weapon, having a weapon while intoxicated and operating a vehicle impaired. Forney-Gibbs, who officers said had a handgun and two knives, was accused of fleeing from police in a vehicle that crashed into the front porch of a Struthers residence.

Drugs: Officers in the 100 block of Boardman-Canfield Road pulled over Nathaniel Lopez Sr. of 452 Idora Ave., Youngstown, and charged him with trafficking in drugs, a felony, as well as possession of drug paraphernalia, a misdemeanor. The 29-year-old Lopez, who also was wanted on a probation-violation charge, had six individually packaged bags of suspected marijuana in a paper towel, and a suspected marijuana pipe, a report showed.

Theft: Two people in the 6500 block of Market Street reported their cellphones stolen.

Theft: Ashley A. Warchol, 23, of 720 Magnolia Ave., Youngstown, was charged with taking three shirts from Walmart.

Domestic violence: Trevor F. Mohney, 48, of 27 Clifton Drive, Boardman, faced a felony charge after his son-in-law alleged Mohney had struck his head, causing bruising and swelling. The charge was upgraded to a felony because of a prior domestic-violence conviction, police said.

Theft: A woman reported her son’s $185 iPhone missing from a locker at Boardman High School, 7777 Glenwood Ave.

Theft: A woman noticed her wallet, a hair dryer, jewelry and other items were missing from a locker at a McClurg Road business.

Counterfeit: Two woman in their 20s passed $50 worth of counterfeit money at Kohl’s, 383 Boardman-Poland Road.

Jan. 6

Theft: A man reported a billfold containing $400, a debit card and a Social Security card missing from his car in the 6500 block of Market Street.

Arrest: A traffic stop near Shields Road led to 18-year-old Breanna L. Crissman’s arrest. Crissman, of 7568 Buchanon Drive, Boardman, was booked on charges of operating a vehicle impaired and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Theft: A woman at a South Avenue restaurant reported the theft of her coat and purse.

Assault/theft: A man at a South Avenue eatery told police a woman slapped him, struck his groin area with her knee and stole a pack of cigarettes from him.

Counterfeit: A fake $10 bill was passed at Taco Bell, 458 Boardman-Canfield Road.

Theft: A 9 mm pistol and ammunition were removed from a vehicle in the 40 block of Carter Circle.

Criminal damaging: A Leetonia man at a township movie theater reported his cellphone cover had been intentionally damaged.

Theft: Randolph S. Phillips, 26, of 407 Rockdale Ave., Boardman, was charged with intentionally failing to scan a package of ice-cream bars at Giant Eagle, 476 Boardman-Canfield Road.

Theft: Police charged 21-year-old Cole L. Ransom after Ransom, of 406 Sixth St., New Castle, Pa., was accused of stealing $383 worth of merchandise from Macy’s in the Southern Park Mall.

Arrest: Dominic J. Leonelli, 27, of 440 Fairgrounds Blvd., Canfield, faced a misdemeanor charge of failing to comply with police. Authorities redirecting traffic near Route 224 in advance of a vehicular pursuit accused Leonelli of ignoring officers’ orders by driving around police cruisers onto Boardman-Canfield Road.

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