Lorenz appointed at St. Vincent de Paul
St. Vincent de Paul Society has announced the appointment of Ed Lorenz as vice president of operations for the society.
Lorenz will manage the society’s food pantry at 317 Via Mount Carmel on a daily basis.
He has more than 30 years of management experience. Lorenz also will assist in volunteer- recruitment and retention, in-kind donations and fundraising for St. Vincent de Paul Society of Mahoning County.
The society served more than 115,000 individuals last year at its dining hall and food pantry.
To volunteer or donate, call 330-746-1128 or visit www.mahoningsvdp.org.
Police reports said several items were stolen for scrap from at least three vacant homes Thursday.
About 11:15 a.m., officers were called to 45 Prospect St., where nine brass door knobs, a water tank and a furnace were taken.
At 11:08 a.m., officers were called to 326 E. Midlothian Blvd., where copper pipes and electrical wiring were taken.
Copper pipes also were taken from a home at 115 Glacier Ave., where police were called at 3 p.m.
A 28-year-old Boardman woman told police another woman chased her around the North Side about 8 p.m. Thursday and punched her several times.
The woman told an officer she was sitting in her cousin’s car on Clearmount Avenue on the South Side when a woman walked up and asked where the man who owned the car was and punched her several times, because she thought the victim was dating the owner.
The victim then drove to the North Side to find her cousin, and the woman who punched her followed her around. She was able to get away and drive to the police station and file a police report. There also were young children in her car.
Theft of ring
A 43-year-old Lawrence Avenue woman reported to police that a diamond ring, worth $18,000, was stolen from her home Thursday. She told police that she had inherited the ring from her mother, and that the last time she saw it was Monday.
A Norwood Avenue man said he let two people inside his North Side home about 11:30 p.m. Thursday to use his bathroom and instead, one of them stuck a gun in his face and took $400 from his pockets.
The man said he heard a knock at the door, and he saw two men he knew who asked to use his bathroom, but once they got inside they robbed him instead, reports said.
The men ran away toward Griffith Street.
A man police say was driving a car that matched the description of one involved in an earlier shooting was arrested about 2 p.m. Thursday on Woodcrest Avenue on the East Side.
Police responded to a gunfire call there and saw a car driven by 27-year-old Enrique Delacruz Pellot of Youngstown that looked like a car witnesses said had a man inside firing a gun.
Pellot was ordered to stop but refused to obey officers’ commands or allow himself to be handcuffed, reports said. He was arrested on the charge of obstruction of justice and taken to the Mahoning County jail.
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