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Boardman Police Blotter



Published: Fri, January 25, 2013 @ 12:00 a.m.

Jan. 18

Domestic violence: Shayla R. Maclin, 27, of 328 Emery Ave., Youngstown, faced a felony charge after her sister alleged Maclin had punched her during an argument at a family member’s township residence. The charge was upgraded to a felony because the accuser was pregnant, a report showed.

Auto theft: A 1998 Chevrolet Cavalier was stolen in the 100 block of Erskine Avenue.

Theft: Police charged 37-year-old David Micco, who listed a post-office box number in Hillsville, Pa., in the theft of a cellphone box from Walmart, 1300 Doral Drive.

Theft: A $200 portable kerosene heater was removed from a truck’s storage bed at a Southern Boulevard big-box store.

Theft: A $13 bottle of laundry detergent was taken from Family Dollar, 4030 Market St.

Burglary: To an apartment in the 7200 block of Pennsylvania Drive. Stolen were a laptop computer, an iPad device and an iPhone, for a loss of $2,515.

Theft: Christopher L. Merighi, 33, of 205 S. Howard Ave., Salem, and 24-year-old Tyia R. Patchen, same address, were charged with stealing $364 worth of children’s clothing and other merchandise from Walmart.

Child endangerment: Officers assisted a worker from Mahoning County Children Services Board who investigated a report of an 8-year-old boy having been left alone at a home in the 5100 block of Firnley Avenue.

Auto theft: A 2010 Chevrolet Cobalt was stolen in the 400 block of Boardman-Poland Road.

Jan. 19

Theft: A man was detained but released after reportedly having stolen from Walmart a bottle of men’s cologne and two bottles of vitamins.

Domestic violence: Authorities responded to a disturbance before charging Stefan A. Fiutowski, 25, of 407 Rockdale Ave., Boardman, with two counts of aggravated menacing and one each of domestic violence, resisting arrest, carrying concealed weapons and obstructing official business, the last two charges of which were felonies, after his wife alleged Fiutowski had grabbed her wrists and legs while on top of her during an argument about their daughter. In addition, Fiutowski held to his head what later proved to be a fake gun but had a loaded .32-caliber revolver and a switchblade knife near his waist before he struggled with officers, police said.

Misuse of a credit card: A Bonnie Place woman learned her stolen ATM card had been used to make $294 worth of unauthorized transactions.

Assault: An employer with a Walker Mill Road business alleged an employee threw a plastic-towel container and a set of keys, striking the accuser’s left eye and head.

Theft: Police arrested 43-year-old Beth J. Fortunato, 248 Curry Place, Youngstown, on a felony warrant after a woman had reported her purse stolen at a Market Street business. The purse was found, though $150 was missing, a report said.

Arrest: Police received a tip about a wanted person at Walmart before apprehending 27-year-old Jason P. Sitnic, 3322 Powers Way, Youngstown, who was wanted on charges of burglary, a parole violation, receiving stolen property and obstructing official business, all felonies, as well as a misdemeanor count of misuse of a credit card. Authorities had to use a stun gun to stop Sitnic, who they said had led them on a foot chase and was found with someone else’s credit card.

Arrest: Officers at a Market Street motel took into custody 30-year-old Jessica L. Price, no address listed, who was wanted on a felony parole-violation charge.

Theft: Melissa A. Manley, 30, of 1013 Claibourne St., East Liverpool, and Jonathan E. Manley, 37, of 1629 Lynn Ave., Poland, were charged in the theft of seven Xbox games and a pair of scissors from Walmart. Melissa Manley faced an additional charge of possession of criminal tools when, police said, she used them to cut open packages.

Jan. 20

Aggravated menacing: A man at a McClurg Road business reported another man carrying a grudge against the accuser threatened several times to shoot him and beat him up.

Arrest: Officers conducting an investigation on Willow Drive charged 25-year-old Kevin D. Henderson, 26 Willow, Boardman, with obstructing official business after saying Henderson provided a false name, which hampered their duties.

Theft/assault: A worker for a Southern Park Mall store told police someone stole about $102 worth of merchandise, pushed her out of the way and fled in a silver Pontiac Sunfire vehicle.

Theft: A woman stole 20 articles of clothing from the JC Penney store in the Southern Park Mall. The theft came to $417.

Assault: A Meadowbrook Avenue man told officers another man punched the accuser’s face and tried to strike him with a chair.

Theft: Robert A. Smith, 50, and Ann E. Pitsocia, 57, both of 25 Market St., Youngstown, faced charges of theft and theft by deception, respectively, after a $90 electric razor was stolen from Walmart. Pitsocia fraudulently returned the item without a receipt and exchanged it for a gift card, police said.

Robbery: A man age 25 to 35 in a gray hooded sweat shirt, black shorts, dark gloves and with a white scarf on his face used a kitchen knife to rob a Speedway gas station, 649 E. Midlothian Blvd., of an undisclosed sum of money before fleeing in a white Chevrolet Cavalier. The clerk may have obtained a partial license-plate number, a report said.

Attempted burglary/breaking and entering: Someone in the 1600 block of Palo Verde Drive tried to enter a garage but broke into a storage shed. A door hinge was found near the shed, though nothing appeared to have been taken.

Jan. 21

Aggravated menacing: An Applecrest Court woman said her former husband has made and sent a series of calls and text messages threatening to harm her.

Theft: Joseph M. Smith, 27, was charged with one count of theft. Smith, of 340 N. Ellsworth Ave., Salem, was accused of stealing five DVDs and video games from Walmart.

Burglary: Took place in the 70 block of Overhill Drive through a rear door. Forty pieces of jewelry were missing, for a $1,000 loss.

Harassment: An Afton Avenue man reported a former co-worker sent unwanted text messages containing implied threats.

Robbery: A worker with Family Dollar told authorities that after two boys stole candy and a bag of potato chips, one of the boys age 13 to 15 wearing a black pair of jeans, a black hooded sweat shirt and a gray jacket punched her face as she tried to detain them.

Theft: A man noticed two pieces of gold jewelry missing from his Maple Drive residence.

Harassment: A Shields Road woman said a student at Boardman High School, 7777 Glenwood Ave., posted messages on Facebook threatening to harm her.

Theft: After four video games valued at a total of $90 were removed from Walmart, 33-year-old Justin P. Frehs of 3250 Brandywine Drive, Youngstown, was charged.

Harassment: A Hunter Ridge Drive man reported his brother-in-law has sent the latest in a series of unwanted text messages in which he asks to borrow money.

Theft: A Glenwood Avenue man discovered $1,300 worth of jewelry missing from a display cabinet in his home.

Identity fraud: A Red Tail Hawk Drive woman told officers she received in the mail a notice claiming she owes $3,954 on a loan she had never taken out.

Jan. 22

Theft: Lanette Boone, 48, of 884 E. Boston Ave., Youngstown, was picked up on a charge related to an October theft at Dollar General, 5953 South Ave.

Breaking and entering: A Southern Boulevard man told police he saw three males remove four rims and tires, a 160-piece toolset and two car batteries from a garage. The theft was estimated at $1,600.


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