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


Feb. 3

Identity fraud: A Poland-Struthers Road woman learned her debit-card number had been compromised when she noticed $413 in unauthorized charges.

Feb. 4

Identity fraud: A Poland woman discovered $195 worth of fraudulent activity to her debit card.


Feb. 6

Citation: Police received information about a possibly impaired driver on Market Street before they cited 28-year-old James B. Ruozzo of Ridgeway Street, Struthers, on a charge of operating a vehicle impaired.

Criminal damaging: A Southern Boulevard woman alleged her former boyfriend, 30, struck, dented and scratched her apartment door in an effort to be let in.

Theft: Police at Boardman Area Court took custody of, then booked 31-year-old Erin R. Hallas of Gladstone Avenue, Campbell, on a theft charge. She was accused of stealing two pairs of boots Jan. 31 from Payless Shoesource, 48 Boardman-Poland Road.

Theft: Eighty Percocet pills were removed from a home in the 1900 block of Palo Verde Drive.

Burglary/arson: Police assisted Poland Township firefighters battling a blaze at a vacant residence in the 7300 block of Yellow Creek Drive, where a rear door had been damaged and a debris pile was found under the basement steps. The Boardman Fire Department also was investigating.

Theft/criminal damaging: A New Castle, Pa., woman in the 800 block of Boardman-Poland Road returned to a broken car window, then noticed her purse and checkbook missing.

Employee theft: Christian D. Davis of West Midlothian Boulevard, Youngstown, faced a theft charge after a manager with Walmart, 1300 Doral Drive, alleged the 19-year-old Davis stole a $79 iPhone case while at work. Davis also admitted having stolen additional items, a police report said.

Theft: A man and a woman in their late 20s stole undergarments and other merchandise from Dollar General, 859 E. Midlothian Blvd.

Feb. 7

Assault: A Youngstown woman reported a man with whom she was on a date grabbed her neck and forced it toward his groin area as he drove a silver Chevrolet Impala near Overhill and Brookwood roads. The woman jumped from the vehicle before the man fled, a report showed.

Citation: George T. Hance, 41, of Stadler Drive, Boardman, was cited on charges of operating a vehicle impaired and driving under suspension after authorities pulled him over on South Avenue.

Criminal damaging and mischief: A Mathews Road man noticed someone had deliberately loosened his car’s lug nuts and damaged his screen door.

Harassment: The boyfriend of a former employee of a South Avenue long-term nursing home reportedly made several such calls to the facility.

Burglary: A Willow Drive woman alleged her landlord forcibly entered her residence through the front door and demanded her rent money, then threatened her and another person.

Theft: Treyvonne V. Dill, 19, of Ferndale Avenue, Youngstown, was handed a summons charging him with stealing a printed T-shirt and a pair of jeans from Macy’s in Southern Park Mall.

Arrest: A traffic stop in the 4200 block of Southern Boulevard resulted in the arrest of 27-year-old James J. Sheets of Southern Boulevard, Youngstown. He was accused of failing to appear in court to face a theft charge.

Feb. 8

Theft: Michael J. Lowery, 30, was charged with one count of theft. Lowery, of Miller Road, Warren, was accused of taking a jacket and a pair of jogging pants from Kohl’s, 383 Boardman-Poland Road.

Criminal damaging: A car in the 5000 block of Youngstown-Poland Road was found with a shattered rear window. The damage came to $700.

Theft: A 17-year-old Youngstown boy was charged after two cellphone chargers and a USB cable were taken from Walmart.

Drugs: A suspicious vehicle on Washington Boulevard caught officers’ attention before they charged 25-year-old Chelsea R. Faloba with possession of drug-abuse instruments. Faloba, of Lisbon Road, Leetonia, had two needles with suspected drug residue, police said.

Assault: Nathaneal A. Bibb, 31, of Wakefield Avenue, Youngstown, faced a simple-assault charge after a manager with Inner Circle Pizza, 1816 Boardman-Poland Road, alleged Bibb pushed him into a wall after having become angered about his meal and the service. The accuser suffered a dislocated or broken finger in the fight, a report showed.

Theft: Two 14-year-old Youngstown girls were charged in the theft of $213 worth of merchandise, including a women’s shirt and pair of jeans, from the J.C. Penney store in Southern Park Mall.

Theft: A $500 iPhone was removed from an apartment in the 7300 block of West Boulevard.

Theft of services: The driver of a yellow Chevrolet Cavalier left the Shops at Boardman Park on U.S. Route 224 without paying a $75 towing bill.

Menacing: A Glenwood Avenue man said his former girlfriend sat in her car outside of his home, then followed him as he drove to Youngstown.

Theft: A couple left Los Gallos Mexican Restaurant, 685 Boardman-Canfield Road, and failed to pay their $61.67 food bill.

Feb. 9

Criminal damaging: Authorities responded to a vehicular accident near U.S. Route 224 and Interstate 680, where they took into custody 18-year-old Curtis A. Moses of Homestead Drive, Boardman, on a warrant charging criminal damaging. Moses was one of several people who poured lotion on a car, in the 1300 block of Doral Drive, and used a key to damage its finish, a report showed.

Theft: Audrey M. Dougherty, 19, of Cambridge Avenue, Youngstown, was charged in the theft of nine DVDs valued at $425 from Walmart.

Domestic violence: Donald E. Hill, 61, of Glen Park Drive, Boardman, was charged with making domestic-violence threats after his wife alleged that during an argument, Hill had threatened to kill himself or her with a knife.

Domestic violence: Qader A. Albrezat, 26, of Southwoods Drive, Boardman, was charged with the crime after his wife alleged an enraged Albrezat, during an argument, pushed her to the ground and repeatedly punched her face. The accuser had severe swelling to her face as well as dried blood on her lips and cheek, police said.

Theft: Melissa A. Waldron, 34, of South Street, Warren, was charged after a worker for a Southern Park Mall jewelry business discovered money missing from her purse.

Theft/criminal damaging: Three hundred compact discs and a wallet were taken from a car in the 4000 block of Hillman Way after a window had been smashed.

Attempted burglary: Someone cut a front-window screen in an effort to enter a residence in the 6300 block of Tara Drive.

Theft: A $100 suitcase was removed from a vehicle in the 400 block of Boardman-Poland Road.

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