Driver robbed

Driver robbed


A pizza delivery driver was robbed of cash on the South Side about 9:10 p.m. Sunday.

Reports said a driver for Marco’s Pizza went to make a delivery at a home in the 1400 block of East Indianola Avenue and a man there asked her for change. When she went to give the man his order, he pulled a gun and demanded her money. After he took her money bag, he also took her cellphone, reports said, before walking behind the house.

Police followed tire tracks behind the house to a vacant home on Taylor Street, reports said. Total loss to the store between money and food was $40, reports said.

Assault charges


Darin Brinsey, 38, was arrested on a charge of assault and a warrant from Trumbull County after reports said he beat a 77-year-old man in the middle of Second Street on Sunday.

Officers were called there about 10:30 a.m. for a report of a man lying in the street bleeding. When they arrived, Brinsey yelled to police that he was defending himself and that the man choked him.

The victim told police Brinsey hollered at him when he was in the street. The victim said he told Brinsey to leave him alone and Brinsey came over and punched him in the head and face and kicked him in the ribs when he fell to the pavement. The victim had blood on his face, mouth, hands, elbow and knees, reports said.

A witness reported hearing arguing, and upon checking, saw Brinsey assaulting the man. A records check also revealed that Brinsey had a warrant for nonpayment of support.



A 36-year-old woman is expected to be arraigned in Youngstown Municipal Court today after being accused of spitting on a police officer late Friday in the parking lot of an East Side gas station.

Police were called to the Big Apple, 1108 McGuffey Road, about 11:35 p.m. Friday after several patrons said a woman who was drunk was trying to drive away with a child in her van.

An officer walked up to the van, and the driver, Kelly Portia, swore at him, reports said. The officer smelled alcohol and asked Portia to step out, and she swore and threatened him, reports said. In the back seat was a female juvenile, but reports did not say how old the girl was.

The officer took Portia out of the van, and she continued swearing and spit on him, reports said. She was taken to the Mahoning County jail on charges of driving under suspension, driving under the influence, endangering children and felonious assault. Reports said it took three female deputies to get her into a holding cell at the jail.

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