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


Oct. 28

Theft: An elderly Poland woman reported a credit card, an operator’s license, $187 and her wallet stolen while at a Center Road grocery store.

Oct. 30

Criminal damaging: A vehicle was damaged in the 2200 block of Coit Road.

Nov. 1

Identity theft: A Kennedy Road man noticed $881 worth of fraudulent activity to his debit-card account.

Nov. 2

Criminal damaging: A car in the 3100 block of Dobbins Road was found damaged.

Nov. 5

Burglary: To a residence in the 8300 block of Youngstown-Pittsburgh Road through a rear basement door. Nothing appeared to be missing, however.


Nov. 1

Breaking and entering: Someone broke a side window at R.T. Tire, 6999 Market St., though it was undetermined if anything had been stolen.

Auto theft: Police got a tip about a possibe stolen vehicle at the Southern Park Mall, where they charged 23-year-old Derrick J. Burnett of South Beverly Avenue, Austintown, with motor-vehicle theft. The owner never gave Burnett permission to take his 2008 Chevrolet Cobalt, a report showed.

Assault: A Southern Boulevard woman told police a man placed her in a bear-hug position and refused to let her go while the accuser was at a South Avenue convenience store.

Arrest: Authorities responding to threats at a business in the 7600 block of South Avenue charged Jordan J. Black of Milliken Place, Northeast, Warren, with obstructing official business. The 26-year-old Black was a possible witness to the altercation but became uncooperative and refused to provide identification to police, hampering their investigation, a report said.

Theft/drugs: Brittany R. Haefke, 21, faced charges of theft as well as possession of drug-abuse instruments and drug paraphernalia after $322 worth of merchandise was stolen from Walmart, 1300 Doral Drive. Haefke, of Quentin Drive, Youngstown, also had two needles she admitted had been for heroin use, and a suspected crack pipe, police said.

Theft: Artis L. Walton Jr., 54, of Garfield Avenue, Youngstown, was charged after a 9-volt battery was stolen from Family Dollar, 4028 South Ave.

Nov. 2

Citation: Police issued 72-year-old Robert T. Rowney of Ewing Road, Boardman, a citation after receiving information about a reckless driver near Market Street and saying he had two open, empty vodka bottles in his car.

Theft: Lisabeth G. Gump, 39, of Chapel Lane, Campbell, was charged, accused of stealing a necklace and other merchandise from Kohl’s, 383 Boardman-Poland Road.

Arrest: Officers responded to a vehicular crash near U.S. Route 224 before charging James D. Blaylock, 27, of Berlin Station Road, Berlin Center, with failure to control a motor vehicle and operating a vehicle impaired.

Theft: Tara R. Tamburro, 19, of Stewart Street, Struthers, was charged with stealing a pair of sweat pants and a sweat shirt, each valued at $34, from the J.C. Penney store in the Southern Park Mall.

Unauthorized use of a vehicle: A Doncaster Drive man reported having loaned his 2001 Lexus vehicle to a woman who failed to return the car on the agreed-upon date.

Theft: A woman stole various items from Rite Aid Pharmacy, 307 Boardman-Canfield Road.

Theft: Heriberto J. Gonzalez Jr., 24, of Trumbull Avenue, Campbell, is charged in the theft of a DVD and a book from Walmart.

Criminal mischief: A car in the 7400 block of Huntington Drive was struck with several eggs.

Harassment: An Appleridge Drive woman reported her former boyfriend sent and made the latest in a series of unwanted text messages and calls.

Harassment: A South Avenue health-care center reported getting a series of such calls.

Nov. 3

Domestic violence: Brianna N. Jennings, 24, was arrested at her Cook Avenue apartment and charged with the crime after her boyfriend alleged the Boardman woman had struck his face several times with a notebook and shoved the accuser, causing him to fall into a bathtub, during an argument about his refusal to sign a form.

Menacing: A Bonnie Place man told officers a caller threatened to kill him.

Burglary: Took place at an apartment in the 7000 block of West Boulevard, where a 37-inch flat-screen TV, a laptop computer, two pairs of tennis shoes and a box of cigars were stolen.

Theft: Poland Village police apprehended Jenna M. Nair, 26, of Hamilton Avenue, Poland, and turned her over to township authorities. Nair was wanted on a theft warrant, accused of stealing two packages of diapers from Dollar General, 859 E. Midlothian Blvd.

Menacing: An Arden Boulevard woman said her former boyfriend pounded on her bedroom window, activating the alarm, before driving away.

Nov. 4

Breaking and entering: Someone used a key to enter the garage to a Palestine Avenue business, then take a 1999 Ford F-350 pickup truck.

Theft: Two tires and rims were missing from a vehicle at a Boardman-Poland Road dealership.

Criminal damaging: Juveniles were thought to have torn shingles off the roofs of three dugouts in the 400 block of McClurg Road.

Harassment: A worker for a Boardman-Canfield Road electronics store reported a customer who was angered that one of his three cellphones had been turned off because of an overdue bill threatened to burn down a related retail store.

Theft: A woman stole two laptop computers and 11 packages of razors from Rite Aid Pharmacy, 307 Boardman-Canfield Road.

Menacing: A woman said her 14-year-old daughter was threatened with bodily harm while at a party at a Timothy Lane residence.

Theft: A Poland woman told police $250, a cellphone and a wallet were removed from her deceased mother’s room at a South Avenue health-care facility.

Criminal mischief: Three eggs were thrown at a garage door and siding to a home in the 7400 block of Huntington Drive.

Burglary: Two juveniles were seen running after reportedly entering a garage in the 6900 block of West Boulevard. Two screwdriver sets were missing.

Harassment: A West Boulevard man told officers such messages were left on his Facebook page, causing him to feel his reputation could be damaged.

Theft: A woman in her late 40s stole roughly $600 worth of groceries from Rulli Bros., 8025 South Ave.

Burglary: To an apartment in the 4800 block of Brookwood Road after someone smashed a sliding-glass door window.

Theft: Two Youngstown boys, 15, along with 26-year-old Jamika J. Dates of Parkwood Avenue, Youngstown, were charged with stealing a pair of children’s boots and $189 worth of other merchandise from Gabriel Bros., 850 Boardman-Poland Road. Dates, who also was wanted on an assault warrant, faced an additional charge of contributing to the unruliness of minors.

Nov. 5

Stolen property: John R. Tinney, 23, of Pembrook Road, Youngstown, faced a felony receiving-stolen-property charge after having been pulled over near Market Street. Officers discovered in Tinney’s pocket a woman’s check card that she was unaware was missing, a report said.

Theft: A woman who left a township movie theater noticed $55 missing from her wallet.

Menacing: A New Middletown man said he was threatened when he picked up his stepson in the 1400 block of Turnberry Drive.

Theft/criminal damaging: Someone in the 4100 block of Market Street tossed a piece of asphalt through a car’s passenger-side window and took a $300 iPod device.

Theft/forgery: The owner of a Midwood Circle business who had ordered checks discovered one was forged and cashed for $500.

Auto theft: A 2000 Volvo vehicle was stolen in the 600 block of East Midlothian Boulevard.

Burglary: To a residence in the 7200 block of Trenholm Road via a front window, though it was unknown if anything was taken.

Arrest: Authorities on Glenwood Avenue took into custody, then booked 43-year-old Samuel L. Childs of Almyra Avenue, Youngstown. He was wanted on a Girard Municipal Court warrant charging failure to appear in court.

Theft: Andrew D. Stanton, 24, of Glenwood Avenue, Boardman, was arrested at Boardman Area Court on a theft warrant. He was accused of deliberately trying to return several items to Dollar General, 859 E. Midlothian Blvd., with an old receipt.

Menacing: A Glenwood Avenue man said another man threatened the accuser’s wife.

Theft: William E. Dorsey of Hillman Street, Youngstown, was charged. Dorsey, 25, was accused of stealing two $100 gold pieces of jewelry from Macy’s in the Southern Park Mall.

Robbery: Police arrested 18-year-old Alexis D. Howes of Park Avenue, New Castle, Pa., in Poland and charged her with robbery after four pairs of undergarments were stolen from T.J. Maxx, 717 Boardman-Poland Road. Howes also was accused of pushing a loss-prevention official to the ground, stabbing her several times near the eye with an object and fleeing.

Theft: Two knives were removed from a car in the 6900 block of Tippecanoe Road.

Nov. 6

Identity theft: A Shields Road woman reported a pain-management clinic called regarding a follow-up appointment, even though the woman had never visited the clinic.

Theft: A Columbiana man reported a $500 iPhone stolen while at a Boardman-Poland Road restaurant.

Burglary: Someone used a spare key to unlock a rear door and enter a home in the 100 block of Clifton Drive. Items stolen included a Sony PlayStation 3 system and a torch.

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