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


Sept. 4

Identity theft: A Stymie Road woman discovered $214 worth of unauthorized activity to her debit card.

Identity theft: A Summerland Trail woman found $4,758 worth of fraudulent charges on her credit card.

Sept. 5

Identity theft: A Palmarie Drive girl noticed her debit card had been used to make $163 worth of unauthorized purchases.

Sept. 6

Recovered property: A car jack and a small engine battery were found in the 8500 block of Chesterton Drive.

Sept. 7

Arrest: Police arrested 38-year-old Anthony A. Volpinin at his Cobblers Run Drive residence. The Poland man was wanted on a warrant charging contempt of court.

Sept. 8

Theft: A Chesterton Drive man reported a credit and a debit card stolen.

Drugs: A traffic stop near Stymie Road resulted in a charge of operating a vehicle impaired against Cortez Johnson of Boardman- Canfield Road, Boardman. Johnson also was cited on a drug-abuse charge.


Sept. 4 Theft: A woman reported the theft of a $400 cellphone while at a Boardman-Canfield Road fast-food restaurant.

Identity fraud: A Devonshire Drive man told police he failed to receive $3,717 worth of unemployment-compensation payments, possibly after someone without consent had changed the address to which the money was to be sent.

Theft: A New Castle, Pa., man reported his wallet stolen while at a South Avenue big-box store.

Arrest: Police at the Mahoning County jail booked 20-year-old Randolph Moore Jr. of Hilton Avenue, Youngstown, on a township warrant accusing him of unlawful sexual conduct with a minor.

Theft: A Brandon Avenue woman reported a cellphone stolen from her vehicle.

Drugs: A traffic stop led to 37-year-old Kami J. Rotellini’s arrest on charges of possession of drugs, drug paraphernalia and drug-abuse instruments after police alleged Rotellini, of Arlene Avenue, Boardman, had two syringes, a small bag of suspected cocaine and a suspected pipe for drug use.

Theft: Brandi M. Williams, 24, of West Heights Avenue, Youngstown, was taken into custody during a traffic stop near Glenwood Avenue on a theft warrant. She was accused of stealing a $295 iPod device from Target, 403 Boardman-Poland Road.

Identity fraud: Jeffrey M. Anders, 42, of Clifton Drive, Boardman, faced a felony identity-fraud charge after a Windsor Road man discovered someone had made a fraudulent $600 payment over the phone with his account information but without his consent.

Theft: William A. Geraurich Jr., 49, of Meadowbrook Avenue, Boardman, was charged with stealing a $109 electric toothbrush from Giant Eagle, 1201 Doral Drive.

Criminal damaging: A rear window was broken at a home in the 900 block of Moyer Avenue.

Bad checks: Authorities charged 25-year-old Kristen Sinkovich of Brandon Avenue, Boardman, with one felony count of passing bad checks after an employee with Boardman Express Mart, 6828 Market St., reported getting five third-party checks determined to have been drawn on a closed account or ones with insufficient funds.

Theft: Yolanda R. Winlock of Victor Avenue, Youngstown, was charged. The 41-year-old Winlock was accused of taking 176 items valued at $879 from Pat Catan’s Craft Center, 6151 South Ave.

Sept. 5

Fraud: A Hunters Cove Drive woman noticed two such charges to her credit card totaling $618.

Theft: An employee of a Southern Park Mall business reported her $200 iPhone missing while at work.

Burglary: To an apartment in the 7400 block of West Boulevard, from which a cellphone was removed, though police found no signs of forced entry.

Weapons: A Southshore Drive woman reported finding two grenades on her basement floor. Youngstown Bomb Squad investigators determined, however, the explosives were inert, a police report showed.

Fraud: A Carter Circle woman found an $83 unauthorized charge on her debit-card statement.

Theft: Diana R. Cruz, 37, of Halleck Avenue, Youngstown, was issued a summons after about $125 worth of clothing was stolen from Walmart, 1300 Doral Drive.

Employee theft: Selina M. Martin, 18, of Omar Street, Struthers, was charged with using a stolen gift card to make a $58 personal transaction at T.J. Maxx, 717 Boardman-Poland Road.

Theft: Officers at Southern Park Mall took 22-year-old Chelsea A. Prokop into custody. Prokop, of Niles-Vienna Road, Warren, was wanted on a theft charge from that city.

Counterfeit: A Boardman-Canfield Road doctor told police her bank called regarding an $8,000 check and that after reviewing the check number, she noticed the same numbered check was in her checkbook and had not been written.

Theft: A woman reported a push mower and a grill stolen while moving from her Vineland Place residence.

Breaking and entering: Someone cut the padlock to a storage unit in the 7900 block of Southern Boulevard, then removed $800 worth of cleaning products and other supplies.

Theft: Richard V. McVicker, 33, faced charges of theft, tampering with evidence and possession of drug paraphernalia after 13 items valued at $359 were stolen from Walmart. The Canton man also removed from his pocket a suspected marijuana pipe before stomping on it several times in an attempt to destroy the item, police said.

Identity fraud: An Erskine Avenue man discovered his personal information had been used without permission to open a cellphone account.

Theft: A pair of sunglasses, a credit card and $30 were taken from a car in the 1700 block of Basil Avenue.

Theft: Gerald R.J. Brown, 50, of Sycamore Street, Youngstown, was charged with theft and receiving stolen property when $32 worth of merchandise was stolen from Family Dollar, 4028 South Ave.

Sept. 6

Theft: Andrew D. McCourt, 26, of Mock Road was booked at the Mahoning County jail on a warrant charging the Berlin Center man with having stolen several small items in June from Walmart.

Arrest: While investigating a possible burglary in the 700 block of Ridgefield Avenue, authorities charged 61-year-old Dennis J. Villa of Ridgefield, Boardman, with inducing panic and using a weapon while intoxicated, both first-degree misdemeanors. While in his yard, an intoxicated Villa fired one round from a .45-caliber firearm, a report said.

Stolen property: Officers responded to two suspicious males on Jeannette Drive, then arrested 29-year-old Joseph M. Cornell of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, Youngstown, near Chester Drive on a charge of receiving stolen property. Authorities checked the 2008 Chevrolet Aveo vehicle’s license plate and determined the car had been stolen in Austintown, they said.

Theft: A Girard man noticed his wallet missing from his car while in the 7400 block of South Avenue.

Burglary: Took place in the 700 block of Ridgefield Avenue via a front window. A $500 laptop computer and assorted jewelry were taken.

Theft: A woman reported her wallet stolen while shopping at a Boardman-Canfield Road business.

Aggravated menacing: An Aravesta Avenue woman told officers a 13-year-old girl came to the accuser’s residence seeking to fight her daughter.

Harassment: A Cranberry Run Drive woman reported getting four such calls.

Theft: A $700 AM/FM/compact-disc stereo was removed from a vehicle at a Market Street dealership.

Drugs: While responding to a possible burglary in the 3900 block of South Schenley Avenue, police picked up James M. Daley Jr. of Sharon Drive, Boardman, on two drug-possession charges. Daley, 20, also was given a minor-misdemeanor citation when, they said, he had a suspected marijuana pipe.

Breaking and entering: Someone pried open a rear door to Portrait Innovations, 813 Boardman-Poland Road, and took a cash drawer with an undisclosed sum of money.

Theft: A woman stole an $1,100 dog from Harbor Pet Center, 7338 Market St.

Drug paraphernalia: Authorities who were dispatched to the 7400 block of Sierra Madre Trail to assist a landlord alleged a tenant had a suspected crack-cocaine pipe and a spoon with burn marks common to drug use before seizing the items. No arrests had been made at the time of the report, however.

Misuse of a credit card: A man learned one of his business credit cards had been used to make $545 worth of fraudulent purchases at a township big-box store.

Burglary: Someone cut a rear-window screen to a residence in the 400 block of Mathews Road before stealing a 74-inch TV and an Xbox 360 system.

Sept. 7

Harassment: A Shadyside Drive woman said she received two derogatory text messages.

Theft: A Columbia, S.C., woman at a Doral Drive store discovered her wallet had been stolen.

Theft: An Aravesta Avenue man reported his cellphone and wallet stolen.

Sept. 8

Trespassing: Victor L. Daprile, 28, of Twin Oaks Court, Canfield, faced a criminal-trespassing charge after a Colleen Drive man reported having seen shortly after midnight a suspicious person park his motorcycle nearby, then look into the accuser’s neighbor’s cars.

Aggravated menacing: A Southwoods Drive man told police that a man in a vehicle threatened several times to kill him as the accuser pulled into his parking space.

Theft: Edoria L. Franklin, 44, of West Earle Avenue, Youngstown, was charged in the theft of roughly $72 worth of items from Walmart.

Citation: Police answered a fight call at a South Avenue motel, where they cited 57-year-old James S. Ross of Rock Springs, Wyo., on a charge of disorderly conduct while intoxicated.

Theft: A Windsor Road man discovered a $600 wedding ring was stolen.

Theft by deception: A Youngstown man told authorities he bought a $15 raffle ticket for an event that a Market Street car dealership supposedly was sponsoring, only to learn that the business never acted in that capacity regarding the fundraiser.

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