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


June 26

Harassment: A West Water Street woman said her former boyfriend sent her a series of unwanted and derogatory text messages.

Theft: A Moore Street man reported an iPhone, a car key and a computer tablet stolen.

Identity fraud: A North Main Street woman told police she received a credit card for which she had never applied, along with a bill for about $1,264 worth of fraudulent charges that appeared to have been made in Mobile, Ala.

June 27

Possible burglary: Officers responded to suspicious activity at a home in the 200 block of Westview Avenue and discovered a screen door ajar and that a screen window had been cut, indicating someone may have tried to break in. Also, a metal box containing suspected drug paraphernalia was found.

Theft: Regis F. Celender, 33, of Youngstown-Hubbard Road, Hubbard, was charged with stealing a stick of deodorant and a set of earplugs from Dollar General, 886 W. Liberty St.

June 28

Criminal damaging: Someone at a park in the 400 block of Jones Street evidently set a cloth on fire, damaging a bench.

June 30

Arrest: The Ohio State Highway Patrol handed 58-year-old Anthony Phillips of Washington Avenue, Hubbard, to township authorities. He was wanted on a warrant charging failure to appear in court.

Theft: A Ravine Drive man told officers that after having bought items at a recent auction, the seller refused to give him the merchandise.

Theft: A license plate and a taillight were removed from a trailer in a garage in the 700 block of Taylor Street.


June 26

Identity fraud: A Logan Way woman found out someone without authorization had used her debit-card information to make $252 worth of fraudulent purchases at a big-box store in Dover, Del.

Aggravated menacing/trespassing: A Park Circle man alleged his former wife, of Niles, had entered his home without permission, then threatened to kill him.

Drugs: A suspicious vehicle in the 2700 block of Belmont Avenue drew officers’ attention before they arrested 34-year-old Rachel E. Thomas of North St. Clair Avenue, Girard, on charges of possession of drug-abuse instruments and drug paraphernalia. Thomas, who also was wanted on a Mahoning County warrant, had a suspected crack-cocaine pipe, two spoons with burn marks common in drug use and four used hypodermic needles, a report stated.

June 27

Robbery: Samuel Levy, 34, of Youngstown, was charged with robbery, aggravated menacing and obstructing official business after roughly $60 worth of merchandise was stolen from Walmart, 200 Goldie Road. In addition, Levy threatened to harm a loss-prevention official before breaking free and fleeing on a bicycle; he also refused to obey officers’ commands after having been apprehended, they alleged.

Theft: Two Youngstown boys, 16 and 17, along with a Girard boy, 17, and a Hubbard boy, also 17, faced charges of theft, criminal trespassing and being unruly juveniles after $15 worth of snack items was stolen from Giant Eagle, 4700 Belmont Ave. The teens also violated curfew, and a witness alleged earlier that they had tried to break into vehicles, a report said.

June 28

Theft: A woman discovered $2,700 missing from her home in the 200 block of Trumbull Avenue.

Burglary: Someone entered a garage in the 3400 block of Logan Way and removed two tools.

June 29

Theft: A woman in the 2900 block of Youngstown-Hubbard Road noticed that a cast-iron bathtub, a sink and other scrap-metal items have been disappearing from her yard.

June 30

Burglary: Took place in the 2900 block of Oakland Drive via a bedroom window. Stolen were $500, a flat-screen TV, an Xbox console and a pair of shoes.

Recovered property: A gun safe was found in a home in the 500 block of Ventura Drive, evidently after the tenant had left it.

Arrest: Police in the 2500 block of Belmont Avenue took into custody Heather L. Maravola of Mahoning Avenue, Youngstown. The 28-year-old Maravola was wanted on a Girard Municipal Court warrant.

July 1

Arrest: Youngstown police in the 2700 block of Belmont Avenue turned Derick Edwards over to Liberty authorities. Edwards, 45, of Idlewood Avenue, Youngstown, was wanted on a township warrant.


June 28

Arrest: Police responded to a vehicular accident on U.S. Route 422 before charging Evan G. Milka, 37, of Arms Boulevard, Niles, with operating a vehicle impaired.

Trespassing: A North Highland Avenue man alleged his landlord had entered his residence without permission when the accuser was out.

Assault: Three people reported having been assaulted during a fight at a party in the 200 block of South Market Street, including a woman who suffered an apparent foot fracture.

Animal complaint: A woman reported that while walking on South Davis Street, a dog bit her left leg, then ran into a wooded area. Her injury required 32 stitches and several rabies shots, a police report showed.

June 29

Harassment: A 12-year-old Girard girl noticed an inappropriate text message while borrowing her mother’s iPhone.

Incident: Police reported that the driver of a red Honda Sedan failed to pull over after they had tried to stop the motorist for traveling about 70 mph on Mosier Road, which has a speed limit of 25 mph.

June 30

Possible animal cruelty: A woman arrived at her Trumbull Avenue residence to find her dog deceased under what she felt were suspicious circumstances.

Subscribe Today

Sign up for our email newsletter to receive daily news.

Want more? Click here to subscribe to either the Print or Digital Editions.