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


July 1

Theft: A worker with Hubbard Jewelry Exchange, 34 N. Main St., told police a 40-year-old Brook Park, Ohio, woman sold him what she claimed was a gold, 18-carat bracelet for $470 that turned out to be fake.

July 2

Burglary: To a residence in the 300 block of East Liberty Street after a side door had been kicked in. Nothing appeared to be missing, however.

Citation: Police cited 20-year-old Reid W. Zents on a disorderly-conduct charge after responding to a report of someone asleep in a vehicle at a business in the 200 block of West Liberty Street. After being aroused, Zents, of School Street, Hubbard, yelled obscenities at a family member who arrived and refused to calm down, authorities said.

Criminal damaging: Someone tossed a brick through a window in the 50 block of Orchard Avenue and did $100 in damage.

Theft by deception: The owner of a Church Street day care center alleged an administrator took about $2,000 from the facility and a church, evidently after an October 2013 fundraiser at which people who had made donations never received promised merchandise. The administrator reported she had mailed two $1,000 money orders to a company for the merchandise, but learned the business was bogus, a police report showed.

July 3

Domestic violence: Leila M. Hale, 30, of East Liberty Street, Hubbard, was charged with the crime after her husband alleged Hale had scratched him during an ongoing argument. The accuser had a large scratch on his face, a report said.

July 4

Arrest: Hubbard police were dispatched to Mahoning County jail to pick up Sharon Ritter, 39, of East Midlothian Boulevard, Struthers, who was accused of failing to appear for a violation-of-probation hearing related to a charge of passing bad checks.

July 6

Auto theft: A 2005 Toyota vehicle was stolen in the 200 block of Grandview Avenue.

Theft: A Walnut Street woman discovered a $400 cellphone had been removed from her rear porch.


July 6

Criminal mischief: A car in the 1000 block of Washington Avenue was found with scribble marks from a black marker on a rear window.

Harassment: A South Market Street woman told officers a man she had casually dated has made continual unwanted, derogatory calls to her, as well as numerous such text messages.

July 7

Breaking and entering: Someone pushed in a window and entered a home in the 600 block of Trumbull Avenue before removing a refrigerator and an air-conditioning unit.

Menacing: Police responded to a disturbance in the 100 block of East Liberty Street, where one man said another man had threatened to harm him.

Theft: A man reported his wallet missing while at a Church Hill-Hubbard Road discount store.


July 4

Arrest: Trelevi Braxton-Johnson, 20, of Columbus, was booked at the Mahoning County jail on an outstanding Girard Municipal Court warrant.

Assault: A township boy, 12, reported having been shot with a BB or an air-soft gun while riding his bicycle in the 40 block of Louise Lane.

Drugs: A traffic stop near state Route 711 resulted in the arrest of Mildred M. Gaia of Vera Avenue, Southington, on a felony cocaine-possession charge. The 52-year-old Gaia had a bag containing two rocks of suspected crack cocaine she admitted having bought in Youngstown, police said.

July 5

Assault: An Aurora Drive man alleged a 38-year-old McDonald woman had knocked his son, 14, to the ground and continually punched his chest during a Fourth of July gathering in the 1200 block of Townsend Avenue.

Arrest: Justin J. Harrison, 26, of Regent Street, Campbell, was taken into custody in the 1600 block of Motor Inn Drive. He was wanted on a warrant from Carlisle, Pa., and taken to the Trumbull County jail to await extradition.

Vandalism: Someone tossed and damaged five garbage cans and inadvertently damaged a portion of a gutter and down spouting while climbing onto the roof of a concession stand in the 300 block of Church Hill-Hubbard Road.

July 6

Arrests: Authorities investigating suspicious activity in the 3100 block of Hadley Avenue charged Douglas M. Uher, 29, of Holford Avenue, Niles, with carrying a concealed weapon, as well as Carmen J. DeChristofaro, 52, of John Street, Niles, with soliciting another person for sex, a third-degree misdemeanor. A set of brass knuckles was found, and DeChristofaro admitted having paid a woman $30 for sex, a report showed.

Criminal damaging: A Tibbetts-Wick Road man alleged a 34-year-old Blacklick, Ohio, woman used a high-heeled shoe to strike and place dents in his vehicle’s driver’s side and trunk. The woman told police the man had smashed her cellphone first.

Theft: A Youngstown man, 45, reportedly stole three cartons of cigarettes from Rite Aid Pharmacy, 2704 Belmont Ave., then fled in a vehicle.

Drugs: A traffic stop on Logan Way resulted in charges of possession of heroin, drug paraphernalia and drug-abuse instruments against 25-year-old James L. Welker of Larry Lane, Cortland, as well as a felony heroin-possession charge against Jeremy N. Hackett, 23, of Orange Drive, Masury. A police dog led to the discovery of 1 gram of suspected heroin, 42 syringes, a spoon and another bag with 0.5 grams of suspected heroin, authorities said.

July 7

Arrest: Patrick T. McGrogan, 31, of Elruth Court, Girard, was charged with operating a vehicle impaired after having been pulled over near Motor Inn Drive.

Arrest: Police near Mansell Drive stopped and arrested 19-year-old Cheri A. Kiser after discovering that Kiser, of Mehlo Lane, Youngstown, was wanted on warrants charging assault and domestic violence.

Weapon: After pulling over 52-year-old Timothy R. May of Youngstown-Warren Road, Niles, on Belmont Avenue, police charged him with carrying a concealed weapon. May had a loaded revolver in a bag but failed to notify the officer of having a concealed-carry permit, a report said.

Breaking and entering: A man and a woman reportedly broke into a vacant mobile home in the 20 block of Craig Lane and took a $200 water heater.

July 8

Arrest: Girard police relinquished custody of 34-year-old Scott S. McCleery of East Judson Avenue, Youngstown, who was wanted on a warrant charging failure to comply with a court order.

Theft: A Boardman man alleged a 53-year-old family member failed to return $1,000 to him as part of a construction project at a business in the 3200 block of Belmont Avenue.

Arrest: Mikal H. James, 37, was taken into custody at his Oakland Drive apartment. The Youngstown man was wanted on a township warrant charging felonious assault.

Arrest: Authorities responded to a shoplifting situation at Walmart, 200 Goldie Road, where they arrested 23-year-old Mark E. Fauvie of Williams Street, Niles, on a warrant related to a secret indictment on charges of trafficking in a counterfeit controlled substance and in heroin, both felonies.

Criminal damaging: Tierra L. McIntosh, 28, of Harmony Lane, Campbell, faced a criminal-damaging charge after a Holly Drive man alleged McIntosh was one of several women who had followed him into his residence before kicking a door and damaging the jamb.

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