A summary of recent criminal activity in Poland and Boardman townships:


June 30

Drugs: Police issued minor- misdemeanor citations to Justin C. Wilson, 21, and Thomas J. Wilson, 47, both of 8307 Youngstown-Poland Road, Poland, after saying they seized two bags of suspected marijuana, a suspected marijuana pipe and a suspected marijuana cigarette.

July 2

Assault: Michael A. Albright, 21, of 2480 Shepherds Ridge Drive, Poland, was charged with assault and obstructing official business after an assault at the home.

July 3

Assault: A 12-year-old township girl was assaulted, resulting in apparent broken bones.

July 4

Theft/vandalism: Three truck batteries were stolen, and a car sustained damage at Pine Hollow Bottling, 5431 New Castle Road.

July 8

Identity theft: A Lee Lynn Court man learned his identity had been compromised.


July 4

Arrest: While responding to a possible theft in the 5900 block of Market Street, police charged 34-year-old Ronald C. Williams Jr. of Akron with two counts of receiving stolen property and one count each of attempted theft and marijuana possession. Found in Williams’ duffel bag were a stolen checkbook and medical card, as well as a small quantity of suspected marijuana, a report said.

Theft: Kayla C. Mergl-Farmer, 25, of 2188 Burton St. SE, Warren, and Roderick L. Lewis, 53, of 2144 Niles Road SE, Warren, faced felony theft charges after about $3,462 worth of clothing and other merchandise was stolen from Sears in the Southern Park Mall. Lewis also was charged with receiving stolen property when, police said, he had a bag of items that had been stolen from Macy’s, also in the mall.

Arrest: Authorities preparing to conduct a traffic stop on Hudson Drive charged Nelson E. Clark III of 134 N. Bonair Ave., Youngstown, with obstructing official business after saying the 19-year-old Clark, who was a passenger, led them on a foot pursuit before being apprehended in a nearby backyard.

Intimidation: An employee with a Doral Drive big-box store reported two men threatened to harm him and tried to dissuade him from testifying in a burglary case.

Breaking and entering: Someone broke into Antone’s Banquet Center & Gourmet Catering, 8578 Market St., via a rear door before stealing miscellaneous kitchen equipment, an undisclosed sum of money, alcoholic beverages, gift baskets and a set of keys.

Assault: Officers responded to a possible fight on Truesdale Avenue, where a woman alleged a man choked her, apparently after she had accused him of inappropriately touching her 16-year-old daughter.

Theft: A Youngstown woman reported her wallet stolen at a South Avenue grocery store.

Theft: Three people left Longhorn Steakhouse, 953 Boardman-Poland Road, without paying their $43.27 food bill.

Harassment: An employer with a Youngstown-Poland Road business said a man made six or seven such calls to the business as well as one to her cellphone after she had terminated him.

Theft: A 9 mm handgun was removed from a vehicle in the 60 block of Woodview Avenue.

Domestic violence: An 8-year-old township boy was taken to the Martin P. Joyce Juvenile Justice Center in Youngstown after his mother alleged the boy had repeatedly punched and kicked her when she refused to grant him access to a video game.

July 5

Trespassing: A Melrose Avenue man reported four juveniles entered his property and jumped on his trampoline.

Theft: East Palestine police handed 44-year-old Sandra D. Berry to township authorities. Berry, of 1383 Brookdale Ave., East Palestine, was accused of stealing eight pairs of women’s jeans and other merchandise in June from Dillard’s in Southern Park Mall.

Theft: Sharon D. Jimenez-Fernandez of 1040 Kendis Circle, and Bethzaeda Camacho-Cruz of 953 E. Philadelphia Ave., were charged. The two 27-year-old Youngstown women were accused of stealing about $149 worth of clothing from Walmart, 1300 Doral Drive, and released on summonses.

Theft: Stephanie M. Bowser, 20, of 16 S. Portland Ave., Youngstown, was charged in the theft of three T-shirts from the J.C. Penney store in Southern Park Mall.

Theft: A 17-year-old township boy was charged with taking two video games from Best Buy, 561 Boardman-Poland Road.

Menacing: A Brainard Drive woman said a family member is continually harassing her regarding the accuser’s upcoming wedding.

Theft/criminal mischief: A vehicle’s ignition-switch cover was damaged in the 300 block of Shields Road. Stolen from the car were a toolbox and a portable stereo.

Theft: A license plate was stolen off a vehicle in the 200 block of Boardman-Canfield Road.

Burglary: To a residence in the 300 block of Melbourne Avenue. A 6.5-horsepower lawn mower was taken from the garage.

Theft: An Afton Avenue man reported a $200 cellphone and an iPad charger stolen.

Identity fraud: A Lockwood Boulevard woman found out her credit card had been used to make 12 fraudulent international online purchases totaling roughly $176.

Fraud: A Heather Creek Run Drive woman told police she made a $600 down payment to a landscaper who never completed the work as promised.

Theft: An Afton Avenue boy discovered a $300 Xbox system missing from his basement.

July 6

Theft: Carmen J. Carter, 36, of 200 Drummond Ave., Youngstown, was charged with stealing three articles of clothing from Kohl’s, 383 Boardman-Poland Road. Carter also faced charges of tampering with evidence and failure to comply with police, a felony and a misdemeanor, respectively.

Criminal damaging: A large hole, possibly from a baseball, was found in a window to a home in the 100 block of Beechwood Drive.

Theft: A Wolosyn Circle woman accused a friend of stealing two credit cards and making $2,389 worth of fraudulent transactions.

Criminal damaging: A broken glass table, a damaged vinyl porch roof and a scratched window were reported at a residence in the 10 block of Lake Shore Drive.

Arrest: While dealing with a vehicular accident in the 600 block of Afton Avenue, officers charged 34-year-old Karli R. Petty, 425 Afton, Boardman, with operating a vehicle impaired and leaving the scene of an accident.

Arrests: Police responded to a suspicious person in the 7200 block of Market Street, where they took into custody 24-year-old Andrew D. Stanton, 26 N. Navarre Ave., Austintown, who was wanted on a Weathersfield Township warrant charging failure to appear in court. Also arrested was Kenny Stanton, 28, of 28 S. Glenellen Ave., Youngstown, on charges of obstructing official business and resisting arrest when, authorities said, he led them on a foot chase and refused to cooperate.

July 7

Theft: A woman stole $100 worth of clothing from Dillard’s.

Arrest: Officers took into custody 35-year-old Chad Walker at his residence, 3924 Dover Road, Boardman, and charged him with obstructing official business and resisting arrest while responding to a possible fight. Police had to use a stun gun to get Walker to comply after he fought with and kicked officers; beforehand, he impeded their investigation of a woman who was screaming in another room, a report showed.

Assault: A Canfield man told police a boy on the opposing baseball team struck the accuser’s 11-year-old son in the face after a game in the 400 block of McClurg Road.

Assault: A Glendale Avenue man reported having been hit multiple times in the face and back, resulting in injuries to his left eye and forehead.

Theft: A Shields Road woman noticed $160 missing from her wallet.

Theft: Two rings and $25 were missing from a residence in the 20 block of Melbourne Avenue.

Arrest: A vehicle check in the 4200 block of Market Street resulted in 26-year-old Ian P. James’ arrest. James, who listed three township addresses, was wanted on two warrants.

Theft: Two 18-inch wheels and tires were stolen off a vehicle at a Market Street dealership.

July 8

Trespassing: A man entered a piece of property and a residence on Ron Park Place without permission.

Theft: A Youngstown boy, 15, was charged with taking a $45 pair of shoes from the J.C. Penney store and released to the custody of his mother.

Breaking and entering: Someone apparently kicked open a rear door but entered through the front of a vacant residence in the 4000 block of Windsor Road before stealing $500 worth of copper piping.

Drugs: After pulling her over on Glenwood Avenue, officers charged Tonya N. McDonald, 34, of 65 Shields Road, Boardman, with two misdemeanor counts of altering a prescription label and one each of possession of drugs and dangerous drugs. McDonald had two altered prescription bottles containing about 179 pills, a report said.

Theft: A Ewing Road woman reported the theft of a $1,900 air-conditioning unit from behind her home.

Breaking and entering: An undetermined amount of copper piping was removed from a residence in the 4100 block of Stratford Road after someone kicked open a rear door.

Trespassing: John J. Jewell of 7053 West Blvd., Boardman, was charged with criminal trespassing after an official with Giant Eagle, 476 Boardman-Canfield Road, alleged the 53-year-old Jewell was in the store despite having been issued a warning to stay off the property.

Assault: A worker for a Meadowbrook Avenue business alleged a co-worker struck her hand and wrist area three times with a ruler after she had made a typing error.

Assault: A Canfield man at a Salinas Trail home reported a woman struck his face as he tried to talk to his former girlfriend.

Theft: A $600 cellphone was stolen from a Karago Avenue business. Also, an employee discovered items had been taken from his office.

Theft: Four 200-pound garden planters were removed from a business in the 7300 block of Eisenhower Drive, resulting in a $1,000 loss.

July 9

Possible assault: A boy at a Boardman group home alleged a caretaker had been abusing him, though the boy reportedly changed his story several times, a supervisor told police.

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