A summary of recent criminal activity in Girard, Hubbard and Liberty:


June 28

Citation: Police on U.S. Route 422 pulled over 33-year-old Mark C. Clay of Norwood Avenue, Youngstown, for reportedly playing excessively loud music in his car before citing him on a charge of driving under suspension.

Theft/harassment: An East Second Street woman reported a man stole her dog, then made and sent her unwanted calls and text messages.

Menacing: A South Davis Street woman told police a male threatened to shoot her 17-year-old son and his girlfriend.

Theft: A Plymouth Avenue man discovered a screen door and two pieces of aluminum had been stolen, for a $450 loss.

Burglary: To a residence in the 100 block of East Broadway Avenue, from which a 42-inch flat-screen TV was taken.

Arrest: Officers responded to a report of someone slumped over in a car on Church Hill-Hubbard Road and charged Anthony J. Colla, 23, of Fifth Street, McDonald, with having an open container of alcohol in a motor vehicle.

June 29

Criminal mischief: A North Avenue woman said her boyfriend drove her vehicle through and damaged a fence.

Possible theft: A man discovered his wallet was lost or stolen when he patronized a Girard restaurant.

Unauthorized use of a vehicle: A Church Hill-Hubbard Road woman reported her boyfriend took her car without permission. When stopped, the man told police he had left her residence after an argument, and no charges were filed, a report showed.

June 30

Assault: A man in a vehicular accident in the 300 block of East Kline Street alleged another driver had swerved intentionally to cause him to lose control before tackling and punching the accuser.

Breaking and entering: Someone broke into Isabella’s Market, 230 N. State St., though it appeared no forced entry had been made. A small, undisclosed amount of money was removed from an automated-teller machine.

Citation: Authorities who said they observed a bicyclist disobeying traffic rules on East Liberty Street cited 36-year-old Lewis R. Freitag on a disorderly-conduct charge after alleging Freitag, of Ohio Avenue, McDonald, again drifted into traffic, then made an obscene gesture to a motorist who honked at him.

July 1

Menacing: A Church Hill-Hubbard Road man told police a motorist drove past his home several times, at one point threatening to beat up the accuser.

Assault/theft: A North Highland Avenue man reported that during a disturbance, he was punched in the eye and that his wallet was stolen.

July 2

Theft: A manager with a State Street business reported the theft of employee contracts.


June 23

Recovered property: A Saul Drive man found a cellphone wrapped in tape while mowing his lawn.

June 24

Summons: A traffic stop on South Main Street resulted in a summons charging 56-year-old Michael A. Henson of Columbus with driving under suspension and having a fictitious vehicle registration.

Theft: A Hubbard woman reported her 16-year-old son’s $700 cellphone was stolen while he was at a park playground off state Route 616.

June 26

Theft: A Doris Drive man reported various business invoices stolen.

June 27

Criminal damaging: An Elmwood Drive woman noticed lawn decorations had been tampered with and scattered throughout her yard.

Theft: Four tire rims were removed from a yard in the 3400 block of Creed Avenue. The loss came to $1,800.

June 28

Arrest: Police near Moore Street pulled over and arrested 22-year-old Timothy D. Johnson of state Route 208, Pulaski, Pa., on a charge of operating a vehicle impaired.

Theft: A 38-year-old Hubbard woman was detained but released after reportedly stealing two packages of steaks from Devine’s Shop ‘n’ Save, 529 N. Main St.

July 1

Theft: An employee with Hubbard Jewelry Exchange, 34 N. Main St., told authorities a 40-year-old Cleveland-area woman sold him what she claimed was a gold bracelet for $470, only to learn that the item was fake.


June 25

Burglary: Took place in the 100 block of East Montrose Street. Stolen were a coin collection and a .22-caliber semiautomatic pistol.

Theft: A Euclid Boulevard woman noticed a gym bag, costume jewelry and an electronic musical device missing from her car.

Theft: A Green Acres Drive man reported his $100 iPhone stolen.

Theft/drugs: Authorities answered a shoplifting call at Walmart, 200 Goldie Road, where they charged a Youngstown boy, 15, with theft, trafficking in drugs and possession of criminal tools, as well as 21-year-old Tony L. Sims of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, Youngstown, with theft, possession of criminal tools and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. Eight packages containing five prescription pills each were found, and a duffel bag was used to conceal the stolen merchandise, police said.

Arrest: Authorities on Roosevelt Drive took into custody 37-year-old Mikal James of Oakland Drive, Youngstown, who was wanted on a domestic-violence warrant.

Theft: Shanreka M. Jones, 31, of Norwood Avenue, Youngstown, faced charges of theft, obstructing official business and falsification after $58 worth of clothing was stolen from Dollar General in the Liberty Plaza. Jones also gave police a false name and date of birth and initially denied having been in the store, they said.

June 26

Domestic violence: A 17-year-old Liberty girl faced a felony charge after her mother alleged the teen had struck her face with a place mat during an argument. Also, the girl’s sister alleged she had been shoved, as well as struck in the head at least 10 times, resulting in redness to the affected area.

June 27

Arrest: Police at the Mahoning County jail arrested 31-year-old Kristina M. Foster of Firnley Avenue, Boardman, on a warrant accusing her of failing to appear in court on a theft count.

Drugs: Suspicious activity in the 2700 block of Belmont Avenue caught officers’ attention before they charged 27-year-old Jessica Brown with marijuana possession. Brown, of Crandall Avenue, Youngstown, was preparing a suspected marijuana cigar, a report stated.

June 28

Arrest: A traffic stop near Gypsy Lane resulted in the arrest of Lori Parker, 36, of Elruth Court, Girard, on a Youngstown warrant charging failure to appear in court.

June 29

Criminal damaging: A vehicle in the 3000 block of Hadley Avenue was found with a smashed windshield and a damaged roof. Damage was estimated at $900.

June 30

Arrest: Police were dispatched to the Mahoning County jail to book 48-year-old Carlton C. Dyer of Trusset Avenue, Youngstown. He was accused of failing to appear for a probation-violation hearing.

Theft: A Girard man noticed his car’s license plates missing while on Pleasant Valley Road.

July 1

Arrest: Gerald R. Brown, 51, of Sycamore Street, Youngstown, was arrested on an outstanding Girard Municipal Court warrant while at the Mahoning County jail.

Assault: A Youngstown woman suffered a deep cut over her eye after alleging that her former boyfriend had repeatedly punched her face and head as she walked to a Belmont Avenue motel to visit a friend.

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