A summary of recent criminal activity in Poland and Boardman:


June 22

Aggravated menacing: A Poland Avenue man told officers that an acquaintance threatened him.

Theft: A man reported about $3,000 worth of silver coins stolen from his Arrel Road residence.

June 24

Criminal damaging: A newspaper box was damaged in the 2900 block of Spitler Road.


June 26

Arrest: Police responded to a possible drug overdose before arresting 28-year-old Joshua M. Scofinsky of Wolosyn Circle, Boardman. He was wanted on two probation-violation charges.

Breaking and entering: Authorities booked a 16-year-old Boardman boy on a breaking-and-entering charge after saying an investigation revealed that someone had dug a hole through a garage door in the township before reaching in to unlock the door. An alarm caused the would-be burglar to flee, a report showed.

Criminal damaging: A vehicle in the 70 block of Lemans Drive was found with two scratches to its finish.

Theft: A woman stole a shirt and cosmetic items from Dollar General, 859 E. Midlothian Blvd.

Possible theft: A Lemans Drive resident reported two U.S. passports lost or stolen that were to have been mailed to a consulate in New York City.

Theft: Two cellphone cases were stolen from Claire’s Boutique in Southern Park Mall.

Theft: Three women in their 20s took seven pairs of baby clothing and a package of diapers from Dollar General, 859 E. Midlothian Blvd.

Theft: A worker for a Market Street motel reported a $649 iPhone stolen.

Domestic violence: Vincent M. Reber, 18, of Shields Road, Boardman, faced a felony charge after his girlfriend alleged he had punched her head and thrown her against a wall. Reber, who has a prior domestic-violence conviction, also was charged with resisting arrest when, police said, he failed to comply, tried to flee on foot and refused to follow other commands.

Identity theft: A Woodview Avenue woman learned that her personal information had been used without permission to obtain cable service.

Theft: Dallas L. Humphrey, 35, of West Chalmers Avenue, Youngstown, was accused of stealing two rechargeable toothbrushes from CVS Pharmacy, 7230 Market St.

Theft: Police charged 19-year-old Kewann L. Skinner after alleging Skinner, of Lakewood Street, Youngstown, stole a memory card and a cellphone case from Walmart, 1300 Doral Drive.

Domestic violence: Thomas A. Kegley, 47, of Indianola Road, Boardman, was charged with the crime after his wife alleged Kegley had pinned her against a kitchen counter during an argument, then slapped her face and grabbed and injured her neck.

June 27

Aggravated menacing: A Homestead Drive woman alleged a neighbor threatened to kill her and the accuser’s children.

Assault: A man told officers that as his 11-year-old son played soccer with four other boys in the 400 block of McClurg Road, the father of one of the boys angrily picked up the accuser’s son by the shirt and threw him down.

Breaking and entering: A rock likely was used to break a window before someone broke into Buckeye Wireless, 4170 Market St. Numerous cellphones, a laptop computer and an undisclosed amount of money were stolen.

Theft: Police charged Jasmine L. Rushton of Lemans Drive, Boardman, after accusing the 20-year-old Rushton of stealing a $10 package of diapers from Family Dollar, 4028 South Ave.

Counterfeit: A phony $100 bill was passed at Giant Eagle, 476 Boardman-Canfield Road.

Criminal damaging: Four mailboxes sustained damage at an apartment complex in the 6300 block of South Avenue.

Theft/forgery: A worker for a Market Street health-care facility told police her stolen purse was found, but that her wallet was missing, and a credit card had been used without authorization at a township pizzeria and gas station.

Theft: A Ferncliff Avenue man reported a stolen set of keys.

Theft: A man and a woman in their late 20s or early 30s stole about 20 DVDs from Giant Eagle, 476 Boardman-Canfield Road.

June 28

Theft: A Centervale Avenue woman told police two of her foster children ran away after having removed $8,000 from her purse.

Attempted burglary: Someone damaged a window screen in an effort to enter an apartment in the 3900 block of South Schenley Avenue.

Criminal damaging: A mailbox in the 6300 block of South Avenue was forcibly opened and damaged.

Theft: Two women stole infant clothing and a diaper cover from Marisa’s Tutu Bowtique in Southern Park Mall.

Theft: An employee with a Market Street motel noticed an iPhone had been stolen while it was being charged in a lobby area.

Harassment: A Mathews Road man said his estranged wife has made several such calls to him.

Criminal damaging: A car in the 300 block of Boardman-Poland Road was found with a flat tire and damage to its finish, presumably done with a key.

Theft: Authorities booked 18-year-old Brandon M. Cole of Tremble Avenue, Campbell, after two compact discs and a USB cable were taken from Walmart.

Theft: A license plate was removed from a vehicle in the 400 block of Boardman-Poland Road.

Domestic violence: Sue A. Stanley of Royal Mall Drive, Niles, was taken into custody during a traffic stop in the 7800 block of Market Street. Stanley, 44, was wanted on a warrant from that city.

Theft: A Poland man reported his wallet stolen while at a Youngstown-Poland Road car wash.

Theft: Canton police handed 24-year-old Donald R. Raines to township authorities. The Canton man was accused in a May 21 shoplifting situation in which two 32-inch TVs were stolen from Walmart.

June 29

Arrest: Officers responding to a one-car crash near Glenwood Avenue and Midlothian Boulevard charged 33-year-old Joseph C. Ramos of Forest Park Place, Boardman, with operating a vehicle impaired.

Attempted theft: Authorities in North Lima picked up Dennis J. Osburn II, 33, of South Heights Avenue, Youngstown, on a warrant accusing him of trying to steal wooden pallets Dec. 8 from behind Summitville Ceramic Tile Design Center, 631 Boardman-Canfield Road.

Menacing: A woman reported a man threatened her while she worked at a Southern Park Mall business.

Theft: Two pairs of sunglasses and money were taken from two cars in the 5600 block of Gilbert Drive.

Theft: A woman noticed $60 missing from her wallet while at a Market Street restaurant.

Breaking and entering: Someone broke into a garage in the 100 block of Brainard Drive and removed a small sum of change from a car.

Theft: Mariah M. Ortiz, 18, and Jaiah M. Chandler, 20, both of Beckford Avenue, New Castle, Pa., along with a 17-year-old New Castle girl, were charged in the theft of 71 pieces of merchandise from Walmart. Ortiz faced an additional charge of resisting arrest when, authorities alleged, she failed to cooperate.

Criminal damaging: A township girl, 15, faced a criminal-damaging charge after four street signs near Erie Street as well as Afton and Argyle avenues had been spray-painted.

Robbery: Robert J. Davis III, 28, faced a robbery charge after a $99 headset was stolen from Walmart. Davis, of Dome Street, East Liverpool, also struck a loss-prevention official with an office door as he tried to flee, slightly injuring the official’s triceps area, a report showed.

Theft: Blaine E. Wildman, 23, of Mercer-West Middlesex Road, West Middlesex, Pa., was taken into custody at a police checkpoint in the 5200 block of Market Street on one felony and one misdemeanor count each of theft. In May, a woman discovered that her purse, $1,300, a credit card and her driver’s license had been taken from her Shields Road apartment.

Theft: A Reta Lane man reported a woman took a jar from him that contained about $100.

June 30

Attempted fraud: An elderly Crimson Trail man told authorities a caller claimed he owes the Internal Revenue Service $42,000 and that the accuser would be arrested and have his bank account frozen if he failed to pay.

Burglary: To an apartment in the 6300 block of South Avenue, from which a $100 cable TV box was removed.

Theft: A Sierra Madre Trail man reported a $200 cellphone stolen.

Voyeurism: A Wendy Lane woman alleged a neighbor made unwanted sexual comments to her and may have videotaped the accuser without her consent.

Theft: A woman fled in a sport utility vehicle after reportedly stealing nail polish from Sally’s Beauty Supply, 395 Boardman-Poland Road.

July 1

Domestic violence: Jeffrey J. Maldonado, 21, of Garwood Drive, Canfield, was charged after a woman alleged Maldonado had struck her right arm with a shoe during an argument near Boardman Park.

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