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Gun found near Youngstown man cited for walking, dancing in the street

Published: Tue, April 29, 2014 @ 10:46 a.m.

YOUNGSTOWN — Police found a stolen, loaded semiautomatic pistol Monday on a South Side street near a man who was cited for walking in the street and obstructing official business.

Officers spotted 18-year-old Marquis Dates of East Dewey Avenue in front of a home in the 100 block of East Avondale Avenue about 7:20 p.m. walking and dancing in the street.

Police stopped him because walking in the street is not allowed unless the sidewalk is not passable. Reports said Dates also gave officers a fake name.

Police also found a loaded .25-caliber handgun near him, but Dates was not charged because they could not link the weapon to him. A records check showed the gun was stolen last year, reports said. Officers took the gun for evidence.


1danikytn(248 comments)posted 10 months ago

Walking in the street is not allowed? well, by gollee, someone please alert the hoards of hoodlums on the southside especially on Gibson, who do this constantly. I actually had to drive through a gaggle of the heathens when they refused to move out of the way, was kinda funny watching the one try to hold his pants up and tuck and roll at the same time...

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2TermLimits(5 comments)posted 10 months ago

Yes, please teach your babies how to cross the street.

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3Notorious_Pig(117 comments)posted 10 months ago

Danikytn, come on....The cops won't actually do ANYTHING if there is more than 1 person involved, basically because they are scared. So, if 1 cop rolls down Gibson, sees 15 people in the streets, then guess what? The cop will turn a blind eye to that situation. Power in numbers down there on southside!! But I wholeheartedly agree with you.

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4billdog1(2427 comments)posted 10 months ago

Well run them over and go to your posies hangout. Then you will have a gaggle forcing the police to leave you alone. These idiots do it in Warren also. I think they believe the sidewalk was made for prostitutes, garbage cans and bicycles.

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