Arrested on warrants
Boardman police arrested a 31-year-old Boardman man Thursday on child-endangering and domestic-violence warrants.
Vincent Atwood of Erie Street is in the Mahoning County jail until his court appearance Tuesday.
On Wednesday, Boardman police received a call from a counselor at Boardman Center Middle School for the report of an abused 12-year-old girl.
The girl had several bruises on her legs and hands. The injuries were so severe that the girl was limping at school, according to a police report.
The girl told police that Atwood hit her with a belt for an hour Tuesday.
Probing fatal crash
The Lisbon Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol is trying to determine what caused a 29-year-old Lisbon man to crash his pickup truck about 6:10 a.m. Friday on state Route 517 in Fairfield Township and be killed.
A news release from the patrol said Joshua R. McCune was driving east when he passed another vehicle, lost control, slid off the right side of the road and overturned. McCune was ejected from his truck. He was not wearing a seat belt, the patrol said. A representative from the Columbiana County Coroner’s office pronounced McCune dead at the scene.
Gun found in car
Police found a .380-caliber semiautomatic handgun underneath the passenger seat of a car they pulled over at Garfield and Overland avenues on the South Side about 1:30 a.m. Friday for running a stop sign.
Reports said the driver, David Williams, 54, was arrested on a charge of driving under suspension. The gun was found under the seat where Charles R. Winphrie III, 63, was sitting. He gave police different stories about how the gun got there.
Winphrie was arrested on charges of being a felon in possession of a firearm, improper handling of a firearm in a motor vehicle and possession of cocaine after a bag of crack was found in the glove box in front of his seat. Police also found $101 in the car. Both men were taken to Mahoning County jail.
Hit-skip driver sought
Police are looking for the driver of a pickup truck that destroyed a Mahoning County Sheriff’s Office cruiser about 12:30 a.m. Friday.
Reports said the cruiser was traveling north on Fifth Avenue when a red pickup truck ran a red light at Fifth Avenue and West Federal Street and hit the cruiser, then drove away.
The deputy inside was taken to St. Elizabeth Health Center, police said. He was treated and is “pretty banged up” a sheriff’s department spokesman said.
Rides’ parts stolen
Reports say several pieces of amusement rides were stolen from a business on the East Side sometime this week. Police were called to Lisko Amusements, 3865 McGuffey Road, about 1:55 p.m. Thursday, where the owner told them he locked up at 11 a.m. Monday but when he returned Thursday, he discovered metal pieces of various rides missing.
Reports said someone removed several bolts from the gate of a locked fence, which allowed them to enter the business and steal the parts.
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