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


Sept. 26

Assault: A boy told police another boy punched his face while at an East Prospect Street playground, the result of an apparent disagreement between them.

Theft by deception: A Girard woman reported having given $100 to a local accountant to handle her inheritance taxes before discovering the work was never completed.

Assault: A 17-year-old Girard boy told officers he was struck and jumped while in a wooded area near a park off U.S. Route 422.

Sept. 27

Criminal mischief: Someone broke a rear window to a vacant residence in the 900 block of Beechwood Avenue.

Theft/trespassing: A man reportedly stole a $3 can of material used to inflate and seal tires from a Sunoco gas station, 307 S. State St., after having been told to stay away from the business.

Criminal mischief: A vehicle in the 1000 block of Woodlawn Avenue was found with a hole in its rear window. Damage came to $400.

Theft: An Olive Street woman reported her daughter’s $200 iPhone stolen.

Trespassing: Police responded to a report of an unwanted person in the 50 block of South Main Street before charging 30-year-old Aaron D. Walkow of Pittsburgh with criminal trespassing. Walkow claimed he still lived at his former girlfriend’s home and repeatedly refused to leave, a report showed.

Sept. 28

Menacing: A Girard woman told authorities another woman came to the accuser’s home and threatened to beat her up.

Harassment: An Illinois Avenue woman said she’s received unwanted calls and text messages.

Fraud: A Park Avenue man learned that his credit card had been used without authorization at three gas stations in Tucker, Ga., and that the charges came to roughly $64.


Sept. 25

Identity theft: A Youngstown woman who had secured a loan from a Belmont Avenue business in June and was to have gotten $100 for a referral to the company discovered a relative had used her information without consent to receive the $100.

Weapon: After a motorist fled during an attempted traffic stop, police reported finding in the vehicle a revolver and six .22-caliber bullets.

Domestic violence: Authorities charged 22-year-old Theodore A. Sprague of Craig Lane, Girard, with domestic violence and unlawful restraint, both misdemeanors, after his wife alleged Sprague had pushed her to the ground during an ongoing argument. He also blocked the doorway to a restroom so she could not leave, the victim further alleged.

Arrest: A traffic stop near Logan Way led to the arrest of 54-year-old Walter G. Brown of Illinois Avenue, Youngstown, on a charge of operating a vehicle impaired.

Sept. 26

Arrest: Officers responding to suspicious activity in the 3000 block of Frederick Street charged Joshua L. Clardy of Liberty Road, Youngstown, with disorderly conduct and obstructing official business. The 26-year-old Clardy refused several times to provide his Social Security number; he also continually yelled, used profanities and failed to calm down, police said.

Theft: A Holly Drive woman discovered $959 had been removed from her bank account and that her debit card was missing.

Assault: A Newton Falls woman told police her 12-year-old daughter was assaulted while at Belmont Pines Hospital, 615 Church Hill-Hubbard Road.

Sept. 27

Breaking and entering: Someone smashed a front-door window, entered China Express, 2899 Belmont Ave., and took an undisclosed sum of money, along with five or six boxes of shrimp.

Theft: A $2,600 riding mower was taken from a garage in the 2100 block of Crews Hood Drive.

Theft: After trying to apprehend a suspected shoplifter at Walmart, 200 Goldie Road, authorities charged Jasmine C. Smith, 21, of Milton Avenue, Youngstown, with theft, receiving stolen property and possession of drug paraphernalia as well as Cody F. Moore, also 21, of Griffith Street, Youngstown, with failure to comply with police and complicity to theft after two cellphones had been stolen. While fleeing, Moore narrowly missed hitting an officer; in addition, a canister containing cut straws and bindles common in drug use were found, a report said.

Sept. 28

Trespassing: Police answered a complaint about someone panhandling for money at a Belmont Avenue gas station, where they charged Jason T. Strutt of Evans Street, Niles, with criminal trespassing. Strutt, 22, returned to the business despite having been told several times to leave, a report showed.

Fraud: A Church Hill Road woman found out her credit card had been used to make three unauthorized transactions and that $200 was withdrawn from her account via an automated teller machine.

Domestic violence: A charge was pending against a 36-year-old Reynoldsville, Ohio, man after his estranged wife, of Logangate Road, alleged he had punched her head and grabbed her throat during an argument, leaving swelling and a cut to her neck.


Sept. 24

Arrest: Police dealt with a fight before conducting a traffic stop that resulted in the arrest of 42-year-old Michael A. Peachock Jr. of South Main Street, Hubbard, on a charge of operating a vehicle impaired. Peachock’s blood-alcohol count was 0.144, which exceeds Ohio’s 0.08 legal limit, a report said.

Sept. 25

Arrests: An officer handling a complaint at a local football game charged a Hubbard boy, 15, with disorderly conduct; a Hubbard boy, 17, with disorderly conduct and failure to disclose personal information; and 18-year-old Ronald L. Stanford II of Stoneybrook Drive, Hubbard, with criminal trespassing and failure to disclose personal information. Two of the teens refused to provide their names, and Stanford refused several times to leave the stadium after the officer had instructed the three to do so, a report showed.

Sept. 26

Harassment: An Oak Knoll Drive man said he received a threatening call.

Sept. 27

Domestic violence: Elizabeth D. Ayers, 19, of Larchmont Avenue, Warren, was charged with the crime after her mother, of West Liberty Street, alleged Ayers had struck her face and pushed the accuser during an argument. The victim had a bruise on her left elbow.

Sept. 28

Menacing: An East Liberty Street woman alleged another tenant had threatened her regarding a vehicle blocking a driveway.

Menacing: A Hager Street man alleged his 35-year-old uncle had threatened him with a baseball bat and said he would kill the accuser.

Menacing: A woman told officers a man has driven past her Stewart Avenue residence multiple times, causing her to fear for her safety.

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