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Boardman Police Blotter



Published: Fri, March 1, 2013 @ 12:00 a.m.

Feb. 1

Menacing: A woman at a Boardman tanning salon reported another woman threatened her as part of ongoing problems between them.

Theft: Members of the U.S. Marshals Task Force arrested 41-year-old Butler Johnson IV at his residence, 43 Kenmore Ave., Youngstown, on a felony-theft charge after an employee with Smoker Friendly, 4927 Market St., reported a man had stolen a cigarette case containing her driver’s license and other personal documents.

Animal cruelty: Police received a complaint about a dog’s continual barking in the 400 block of Brookfield Avenue, where the animal was reportedly found outdoors in 17-degree temperatures without adequate insulation in the doghouse and lacking food and water. This was the latest in a series of such calls to the residence, a report showed.

Theft: An Urgnano, Italy, man reported the theft of a $1,000 laptop computer from his room at a Tiffany Boulevard motel.

Menacing: A worker for a Boardman-Canfield Road bank told officers an irate customer twice lunged toward him after the customer had directed offensive language at a drive-through teller regarding a check.

Theft: A woman at a business in the 5200 block of Market Street discovered her hip pack stolen.

Burglary: To an apartment in the 20 block of Carter Circle after someone had pried open the front door. Stolen were a Sony PlayStation 3 system, 25 PlayStation games, a laptop computer and other items.

Stolen property: Dana R. Carano of 4655 E. South Range Road, New Middletown, surrendered on a misdemeanor charge of receiving stolen property. The 21-year-old Carano was accused of selling property to Buy Back Center, 813 Boardman-Poland Road, that had been stolen during a burglary.

Drugs: Police arrested Sara H. Loth, 26, and Joshua S. Essad, 27, both of 1635 South Heights Ave., Youngstown, on felony charges of deception to obtain dangerous drugs after a Salem man discovered someone had filled half of his prescription for Valium at Walgreen’s Pharmacy, 7295 Market St., without authorization.

Burglary: Took place at a foreclosed residence in the 4600 block of New England Boulevard, from which all the copper piping was removed.

Employee theft: Jermaine A. Tillis, 18, of 391 Mathews Road, Boardman, faced a felony charge after being accused of making more than $10,000 worth of fraudulent returns while employed with the J.C. Penney store in the Southern Park Mall. Tillis selected and scanned merchandise before improperly processing it as returns, a report said.

Theft: Matthew M. Molnar, 33, of 145 Renee Drive, Struthers, was charged in the theft of a $35 cellphone case from Sam’s Club, 6361 South Ave.

Theft: A New Middletown girl reported a pair of women’s boots stolen while at a McClurg Road business.

Feb. 2

Harassment: A man reportedly called a Market Street preschool and made a harassing statement when an employee refused to allow him to drop off his children there.

Breaking and entering: Someone entered an apartment in the 800 block of Moyer Avenue through a rear window, though police found no signs of forced entry.

Robbery: Authorities charged 34-year-old Daniel L. Todd II with two counts of carrying a concealed weapon and one each of robbery, and drug possession after a shoplifting situation at Kmart, 1209 Boardman-Poland Road. Todd, of 44629 state Route 558, Columbiana, had a loaded .22-caliber revolver, several knives and a container with 42 prescription pills, police said.

Misuse of a credit card: A township man noticed his credit card had been used to make an unauthorized $15.58 charge at a Market Street restaurant.

Harassment: A Leighton Avenue man said a former tenant sent threatening text messages to him.

Feb. 3

Theft: Police at the Stark County jail in Canton picked up 45-year-old Jack J. Gentile, 126 Mistletoe Road, Niles, who was accused of stealing a $130 hard drive to a video-game system from Target, 417 Boardman-Poland Road.

Theft: Two people shopping at a Boardman-Poland Road store discovered a wallet and several debit cards missing.

Arrest: A traffic stop on Indianola Road resulted in the arrest of 20-year-old Shawndale Q. Ray, 235 Hamilton Ave., Campbell. Ray was wanted on a warrant accusing him of violating a court order.

Theft: A Slippery Rock, Pa., woman reported her cellphone stolen while at the Southern Park Mall.

Breaking and entering: Someone broke into a vacant residence in the 100 block of Clifton Drive before stealing copper piping.

Theft: A Poland man reported his $250 cellphone missing at a McClurg Road business.

Robbery: A manager for Best Buy, 561 Boardman-Poland Road, told police two men threatened to use a stun gun when three employees tried to detain them after two iPhones had been stolen. The men fled in a maroon-colored vehicle.

Feb. 4

Arrest: Joseph M. White, no age given, of 7059 West Blvd., Boardman, was charged with operating a vehicle impaired during a traffic stop near the Southern Park Mall.

Arrest: Officers answered a loud-noise complaint at a Mathews Road home, where they charged 36-year-old Juan J. Wolfe, 321 Mathews, Boardman, with resisting arrest and obstructing official business. Wolfe also was wanted on a warrant from Campbell, police said.

Theft: Police booked 31-year-old Jill E. Hoolahan, 630 Gibson Ave., Youngstown, after $20 worth of groceries was stolen from Modarelli’s Sparkle Market, 4121 South Ave.

Domestic violence: Desmond J. Marrow, 25, of 1100 Boardman-Canfield Road, Boardman, surrendered and was charged with the crime after his girlfriend alleged Marrow had repeatedly struck her head during an argument about their moving from the residence.

Assault: A man trying to sell an item reported that the potential buyer punched him after becoming upset about the item while the two met in the 1300 block of Doral Drive.

Possible theft: A dealer license plate was lost or stolen from a vehicle at a Market Street dealership.

Breaking and entering: One hundred 4-foot aluminum extrusions were stolen from a fenced-in area in the 500 block of Bev Road.

Arrest: Authorities near Simon Road pulled over Heather D. Carver of 455 Mathews Road, Boardman, and charged her with operating a vehicle impaired and child endangerment after saying Carver, 35, had two minors in her car during the arrest.

Robbery: Police in Trumbull County picked up 24-year-old Britanee M. Pete, 55 N. Osborn Ave., Youngstown, on a township warrant charging her with robbery related to a December situation at Kmart in which three shoplifters reportedly assaulted an employee who tried to detain them after 23 toys were stolen.

Theft: A Sony PlayStation system and related accessories were stolen from a home in the 700 block of Forest Ridge Drive.

Theft: Brandi J. Wheaton, 31, of Aliquippa, Pa., and Tyler S. Netherland, 24, of Fombell, Pa., were charged with stealing $139 worth of merchandise from Walmart, 1300 Doral Drive. Wheaton also was wanted on a felony warrant from Butler County, Pa.

Domestic violence/theft: A domestic-violence charge was pending against a man after a Cook Avenue woman alleged he had pushed her and slammed her head into a wall during an argument about an income-tax return and before taking her cellphone.

Theft: Norma J. Ruess, 39, of 37 Stewart St., Struthers, was charged, accused of taking two video games and an income-tax software package from Sam’s Club.

Criminal damaging: Two flags were damaged on a vehicle in the 7600 block of Glenwood Avenue.

Theft: A Green Bay Drive man reported a debit card stolen from his wallet.

Employee theft: A worker with Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar, 6691 South Ave., reportedly stole an undisclosed sum of money.

Feb. 14

Theft: Tyia R. Patchen, 24, of 205 S. Howard St., Salem, was arrested in Salem and charged with stealing a $48 hair-straightening item from Kmart, 1209 Boardman-Poland Road.

Domestic violence: A 15-year-old Struthers girl was charged with the crime after her grandmother alleged the teen had grabbed her wrist and shoved the accuser backward at the Southern Park Mall.

Arrest: Officers received a report of suspected marijuana emanating from a Tiffany Boulevard motel room, then arrested 19-year-old Mechole L.M. Washington, 24 S. Garland Ave., Youngstown. She was wanted on a felony warrant from Hamilton County, Ohio, charging her with forgery.

Drugs: Travis W. Soltesiz, 27, and Joseph R. Soltesiz, 53, both of 124 Wildwood Drive, Boardman, faced felony charges of trafficking in marijuana when, police said, a search warrant led to the discovery of a total of 770 grams of suspected marijuana. Also, a room in the basement was used to cultivate the drug, a report showed.

Employee theft: The owner of a South Avenue restaurant alleged a server stole about $1,859 from the business between May and December 2012, in part by improperly cashing out customers.

Theft/aggravated menacing: A woman in her mid-20s stole about $13 worth of merchandise from Kohl’s, 383 Boardman-Poland Road, then reportedly got into a friend’s silver Toyota vehicle, threatening the driver with a knife before jumping from the car and fleeing on foot across U.S. Route 224.

Assault/criminal damaging: A woman in a car at an East Western Reserve Road home told police her former boyfriend tossed a bottle of liquid, damaging the vehicle’s front windshield, before pushing her to the ground and demanding she leave the residence.

Breaking and entering: Someone apparently pried open a window to an unoccupied Reserve Court residence. Some copper piping was missing from the basement.

Theft: A West Boulevard woman alleged a family member took a $500 necklace from the accuser’s mother’s home and pawned the item at a Market Street jewelry business.

Feb. 15

Burglary: Someone used a sharp tool to pry open a side door to a home in the 800 block of Westport Drive and steal $2,000.

Theft: Shiraz I. Judeh, 24, was charged with theft. Judeh, of 17895 Whisper Lane, Lake Milton, was accused of taking a $22 eyeliner product from the J.C. Penney store in Southern Park Mall and returning it without a receipt.

Theft: A student at Boardman High School, 7777 Glenwood Ave., reported a $60 leather jacket stolen from his locker.

Recovered property: An Austintown man found his $200 cellphone after having reported it stolen at a Boardman-Canfield Road eatery.

Theft: A Poland man at a McClurg Road business reported the theft of a $200 iPhone.

Arrest: Officers responded to an argument on Tod Avenue, where they took into custody 23-year-old Lindsay Stine, 8050 Tod Ave., Boardman. She was wanted on a Columbiana County warrant charging her with one misdemeanor count of receiving stolen property.

Drugs: A traffic stop on Market Street led to a minor-misdemeanor citation charging 23-year-old Ellen C. Paris, 2406 Cooper St., Youngstown, with marijuana possession.

Theft: A man discovered his $400 cellphone missing while at a McClurg Road business.

Harassment: An Argyle Avenue woman said she received up to 30 harassing and threatening calls and text messages after she refused to give the person money.

Theft: A woman at a Doral Drive store noticed her $100 cellphone had been stolen.

Arrest: A loud-noise complaint in the 50 block of Indianola Road led to a citation against 40-year-old David A. Reiner, 59 Indianola, Boardman, charging him with operating a vehicle impaired.

Feb. 16

Theft: A woman reported two pieces of jewelry, 20 prescription pills and a computer disc stolen from her Shields Road apartment.

Menacing: A female customer, unhappy about a recent purchase, reportedly threatened workers of the South Avenue business.

Burglary: To a home in the 3900 block of Shelby Road through a basement window. Stolen were $2,000, a 50-inch TV, an iPad device and a video-game console.

Feb. 17

Arrest: A vehicle check on Glenwood Avenue led to the arrest of Jalil P. Liggens, 24, who listed Youngstown addresses on East Marion Avenue and Oxford Street, and was wanted on a charge of failure to appear in court.

Attempted fraud: A Boardman-Canfield Road woman told authorities a caller claiming to represent Chase Bank said she needed to make a $600 payment over two months to reduce her interest rate, and that another person came on the line and asked for her Social Security number, supposedly to check her credit score.

Domestic violence: Police booked Deborah Mesnyak, 46, of 594 Forestridge Drive, Boardman, after her former husband alleged Mesnyak had kicked him under the left arm and in the ribs before striking him near the left ear. The confrontation apparently began when the accuser tried to catch his daughter after another person at the residence had pushed her, a report showed.

Fraud: An Oak Grove, Ky., man, formerly of Southern Boulevard, alleged his former wife cashed his unemployment checks without authorization while he was incarcerated, causing him to owe an unemployment agency $2,464.

Domestic violence: Chester J. Leone, 33, of 1837 Oles Ave., Boardman, faced two misdemeanor domestic-violence charges after his girlfriend’s son alleged Leone had thrown a coffee mug, striking his face, and choked the accuser during an argument about Leone’s car. In addition, his girlfriend alleged having been hit, a report showed.

Identity fraud: Youngstown police handed to township authorities 24-year-old Jessica L. Edmonds of Pittsburgh, who was wanted on a felony identity-fraud charge and a misdemeanor count of obstructing official business after her sister, of Shields Road, alleged Edmonds has continually used the accuser’s identity, most recently during a traffic stop in Canfield.

Arrest: A vehicle-registration check in the 4000 block of Market Street resulted in the arrest of 32-year-old Shanetta M. Sly, who listed Youngstown addresses on East Florida and LaClede avenues. Sly was wanted on a felony warrant from Youngstown accusing her of violating a court order.

Feb. 18

Theft: Charges were pending against two juveniles after a pair of flip-flops was stolen from the J.C. Penney store.

Auto theft: A 2008 Dodge Charger was stolen in the 6000 block of Applecrest Court.

Counterfeit: Someone used a fake $10 bill to pay for merchandise at The Avenue, a clothing store at 511 Boardman-Canfield Road.

Breaking and entering: Ten to 12 hand tools, $500 worth of copper piping and five to eight garden tools were removed from a vacant residence in the 700 block of Forestridge Drive.

Theft: A Shields Road man and his girlfriend reported a Sony PlayStation 3 system, 40 Play Station games, an Xbox console, a laptop computer and other property stolen from the residence.

Domestic violence: A Boardman boy, 17, was charged with the crime after his mother alleged he punched her face after having become upset about an inability to find his Social Security card. The accuser suffered a deep cut above her right eye and had blood on her face and neck, a report said.

Theft: Brandon M. O’Neil of 11793 Beard Road, New Springfield, was charged. The 19-year-old O’Neil was accused of stealing a video game and other items from Walmart, 1300 Doral Drive.

Feb. 19

Arrest: Officers responded to a suspicious person at a residence in the 4500 block of Grover Drive before charging 29-year-old Paul B. Downing, 258 Hilton Ave., Youngstown, with disorderly conduct. An intoxicated Downing refused several times to cooperate with authorities and caused a scene, they said.

Feb. 21

Theft: A man stole a $500 leather jacket from Men’s Wearhouse, 7310 Market St.

Attempted felonious assault: A Market Street woman alleged a neighbor drove toward and stopped her vehicle inches from the accuser before backing up and intentionally trying to run her over.

Burglary: Took place in the 7700 block of Amberwood Trail through a rear door. Among items stolen were a $1,500 gold wristwatch and $400.

Theft: A man who had lost his wallet at an East Midlothian Boulevard store reported finding it, though $425 was missing.

Harassment: An Angiline Drive man said a former friend has sent him more than 150 unwanted emails and text messages.

Theft: Jackovia A. Johnson, 38, of 8201 Warren-Sharon Road, Masury, and Victor Peterman, 56, same address, were charged in the theft of seven DVDs valued at $203 from Giant Eagle, 476 Boardman-Canfield Road.

Criminal damaging: A vehicle in the 900 block of Mathews Road was found with a damaged rearview mirror.

Theft: Police apprehended 31-year-old Joseph L. Pizzulo before charging Pizzulo, of 1197 Adelaide Ave. SE, Warren, with taking five items from Walmart, 1300 Doral Drive.

Vandalism: A former tenant reportedly damaged an apartment in the 5700 block of Sheridan Road.

Arrest: A traffic stop near Shadyside Drive resulted in the arrest of 34-year-old Clarence V. Wright, 128 W. Second St., East Liverpool, on a felony warrant from Columbiana County accusing him of failing to appear in court on a charge of receiving stolen property.

Theft: Jennifer L. Mills, 30, of 2685 Rexford Road, Youngstown, was charged in the theft of nine articles of clothing from Kohl’s, 383 Boardman-Poland Road.

Feb. 22

Drugs: A traffic stop on Market Street led to a citation charging 18-year-old Joseph W. Allen Jr., 3511 Kreiger Lane, Youngstown, with marijuana possession when, police said, a bag with 16.4 grams of suspected marijuana was found.

Theft: Authorities booked 37-year-old Laurie L. Putman on a theft charge. Putman, of 125 E. Marion Ave., Youngstown, was accused of stealing $205 worth of merchandise from Walmart.

Theft: A Struthers woman reported her wallet stolen while in an office building in the 5500 block of Market Street.

Arrest: Anthony J. Antonas, 32, of 1753 Lemont Drive, Poland, was taken into custody during a traffic stop. He was wanted on a probation-violation charge from Campbell.

Child endangerment: Police on Interstate 680 stopped 39-year-old Ronnie M. Cullins, 1614 Adelaide Ave. SE, Warren, who was wanted on a warrant from Warren charging him with child endangering.

Theft: A man and a woman stole a $729 electronic tablet device from Verizon Wireless, 1320 Boardman-Poland Road.

Menacing: An employee of a Market Street store reported getting threatening text messages while at work.

Criminal mischief: Someone drove through and damaged part of a lawn in the 300 block of Argyle Avenue.

Feb. 23

Theft: Authorities serving a search warrant arrested 52-year-old Edward G. Easton at his home, 80 Alburn Drive, Boardman, on a theft charge after a pack of cigars and a lighter were stolen from Smoker Friendly, 4627 Market St. Easton also was wanted on a bench warrant related to a probation-violation charge.

Theft: Four 22-inch wheels and tires, as well as a 47-inch flat-screen TV, were taken from a residence in the 900 block of Anderson Drive.

Assaults: Police responded to a fight between two women at the Southern Park Mall, where one of the women reported having been spit on and the other said she was punched.

Citation: Officers investigating a vehicular crash on Southern Boulevard cited Polly A. Crytzer, 42, of 5120 Glenwood Ave., Boardman, charging her with operating a vehicle impaired.

Menacing: A Straley Lane woman said a former boyfriend has sent her multiple unwanted text messages and showed up unannounced at her residence.

Drugs: Mathew J. Morris, 25, faced a felony count of trafficking in drugs when, authorities said, a police dog led to a candy box with about 10 grams of suspected marijuana, a digital scale, a suspected marijuana pipe and charred marijuana in a bowl during a traffic stop on Market Street. The Painsville man also was cited on a charge of possession of drug paraphernalia.

Feb. 24

Theft: A woman stole miscellaneous grocery items from Giant Eagle, 476 Boardman-Canfield Road.

Breaking and entering: Officers charged 23-year-old Lindsay M. Stine and 33-year-old Joseph A. Shura Jr., both of 8150 Tod Ave., Boardman, with breaking and entering. Stine and Shura were accused of removing computers and accessories, refrigerators and other property from 14 work trailers on nearby Karago Drive.

Theft: A refrigerator, a dishwasher and a stove were among items taken from a home in the 100 block of Terrace Drive.

Harassment: A Trenholm Road woman said she’s received two weeks’ worth of such calls and voicemail messages.

Domestic violence: Jessica L. Dashield, 22, of 1600 Marr Road, Pulaski, Pa., was charged with the crime after police responded to a situation at a Boardman-Poland Road restaurant in which another woman reported having twice been punched in the face during an argument outside of the eatery.

Arrest: Officers on Wildwood Drive picked up Tammye T. Hardin, 6043 Applecrest Court, Boardman. The 42-year-old Hardin was wanted in Trumbull County on a charge of failing to appear in court.


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