Report: Heroin found on man during traffic stop


Report: Heroin found on man during traffic stop

YOUNGSTOWN

Police reports say officers found $128 and a bag of suspected heroin on Charles Peter Greenwalt, 54, of Youngstown, who was pulled over about 8:50 a.m. Tuesday for having a cracked windshield.

Reports said when Greenwalt got out of his car after being pulled over on Market Street, he threw something under the tire, which was a lottery ticket containing a packet of suspected heroin.

Officers found the cash at the scene, and when Greenwalt was booked into the Mahoning County jail, corrections officers found an additional $200 hidden in his shoes, reports said.

Police chase man on foot, arrest him

YOUNGSTOWN

Police chased a man on foot for four blocks late Tuesday evening before catching him in a backyard on East Indianola Avenue and arresting him for resisting arrest.

Officers at East Indianola and Julian avenues tried to pull over a car driven by 41-year-old Phillip P. Harris of Youngstown about 10:45 p.m. because it had no tail lights.

Reports said the car pulled into a drive in the 2600 block of Taft Avenue, and Harris ran away. He ran four blocks before an officer tackled him in a backyard in the 1400 block of East Indianola.

He also was charged with driving under suspension and taken to the Mahoning County jail.

Lane restrictions on I-680 today

The Ohio Department of Transportation says that from 11 p.m. today through 7 a.m. Friday, Interstate 680 northbound and southbound between Western Reserve and Meridian roads will have various lane restrictions for roadway patching operations. Motorists are asked to slow down and use caution during the work.

Hubbard board

HUBBARD

Hubbard Board of Education has a special meeting at 6 p.m. today at the board room, 108 Orchard Ave., to officially hire the school district’s new superintendent.

Gun found in car; driver faces charges

YOUNGSTOWN

Police found a loaded .380-caliber semiautomatic handgun during a traffic stop about 4:50 p.m. Tuesday at of Knox Street and South Avenue.

Reports said officers pulled over a car driven by Matthew Burkhart, 31, of New Springfield, for failing to stop at a stop sign and they smelled burnt marijuana from inside the car.

A passenger, Jason Payton, 30, of Youngstown, was seen reaching under his seat and also was holding a marijuana cigar. A bag of suspected marijuana was found in his pockets when he was searched.

Police checked under the seat and found the gun. Payton was arrested on charges of being a felon in possession of a firearm, carrying a concealed weapon and possession of marijuana. Burkhart was arrested on a charge of driving under suspension and given a ticket for running a stop sign.

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