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Saturday, July 2, 2016


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


June 18

Criminal damaging: A vehicle in the 800 block of West Liberty Street was found with damage to its quarter panel and trunk. The damage estimate was $1,000.

June 20

Drugs: An employee with a state Route 304 fast-food restaurant alleged a co-worker was smoking marijuana in the women’s restroom, though no charges had been filed at the time of the report.

June 21

Identity fraud: A Fifth Avenue woman found out someone without consent had tried to change the passwords to three of her online accounts.

June 25

Arrest: Police near Drummond Avenue picked up a 14-year-old Hubbard girl wanted on a warrant. The teen was taken to the Trumbull County Juvenile Justice Center.

Theft: An official with a Canton counseling center reported that while at a North Main Street pharmacy, a Hubbard woman, 32, ran off with a prescription for suboxone, commonly used to treat narcotic addictions. A short time later, the woman was found and the prescription was returned.


June 23

Child endangerment: Authorities received information that an 11-year-old Girard boy’s mother, in an effort to discipline the child, had struck him with a belt. The mother admitted having hit him in such a way mainly in the arms, a report stated.

Menacing: A West Liberty Street man said a former friend had sent him harassing text messages, including one goading him into a fight.

Child endangerment: Police responded to a complaint about a child walking through a yard in the 500 block of North St. Clair Avenue clad in only a diaper and T-shirt. The 4-year-old was reunited with his parents soon after, a report showed.

Theft: A West Liberty Street woman reported her $100 cellphone stolen.

June 24

Arrest: Police took into custody Christina Damelio at her Plymouth Avenue residence. The 42-year-old Girard woman was wanted on a Dover, Ohio, warrant charging passing bad checks.

Harassment: Two East Broadway Avenue residents told officers a man and a woman have sent and made such text messages and calls to them, including implied threats.

Burglary: To a residence in the 100 block of Crumlin Avenue before two siblings noticed the front door open and that a few items had been disturbed. Nothing appeared to have been stolen, however, and police found no signs of forced entry.

June 25

Harassment: A Beechwood Avenue woman alleged her former boyfriend had made such calls and sent her unwanted text messages and emails. The correspondence included several pornographic clips of him, a report said.

Assault: Police responded to a fight between two opposing players after a game at a stadium in the 200 block of South Highland Avenue. One man reportedly was punched in the face and knocked unconscious.

June 26

Assault: An East Howard Street man told authorities another man struck and kicked his face, apparently because the accuser’s daughter owes money to the attacker.

Trespassing: After an officer reportedly saw a woman loading pallets into a vehicle in the 400 block of North State Street, police charged Tamara A. Fairburn, 31, of Washington Avenue, Niles, with criminal trespassing. The owner of a business on the property told authorities Fairburn did not have permission to be there or to remove the pallets, a report showed.

Drugs: While on routine patrol on U.S. Route 422, an officer reported seeing a boy whose mother had reported he ran away before the 16-year-old Girard teen was charged with drug abuse and possession of drug paraphernalia. Found in his backpack were a digital scale and a wrapper with burn marks and suspected marijuana, police alleged.

June 27

Arrest: While answering a call pertaining to someone soliciting on Route 422, authorities took into custody 30-year-old Seth Robinson of Clingan Road, Poland. He was wanted on a Mahoning County warrant charging failure to appear in court.

Burglary: Took place at an apartment in the 40 block of West Liberty Street, where a Sony PlayStation 4 game system and two controllers were taken.


June 23

Possible theft: A Green Acres Drive woman told officers she never received a package containing a $165 pair of shoes that was to have been delivered in mid-May.

June 24

Arrest: While responding to a suspicious vehicle near Mansell Drive, authorities charged German D. Marroquin of Mansell, Liberty, with drug abuse, possession of drug paraphernalia and operating a vehicle impaired. The 32-year-old Marroquin had a small amount of suspected marijuana and a suspected marijuana pipe, police alleged.

Theft by deception: A Trumbull Avenue man and his daughter reported a caller claiming to represent Ohio Edison Co. said they owe $1,000 and were to pay the supposed bill via money grams. The daughter called the utility and learned it was a scam, a report said.

Drugs: Police responded to a complaint that someone in a Belmont Avenue motel might have drugs, then charged 48-year-old Timothy J. Hartman of North Main Street, Poland, with a third-degree felony count of heroin possession. Hartman had a prescription bottle inside of which were three bindles of suspected heroin; also found were a piece of tin foil and cotton swabs commonly used to prepare heroin, a report stated.

Drug paraphernalia: While answering a call about a possible shoplifting situation at Walmart, 200 Goldie Road, authorities charged Kiley E. Montgomery, 36, of Strawbridge Avenue, Sharon, Pa., with possession of drug paraphernalia when, they alleged, she had in her purse two glass tubes with burn marks at each end, consistent with having smoked crack cocaine.

Criminal damaging: Someone in the 4000 block of Jefferson Court used a key to do $500 in damage to a car’s finish.

Theft: A woman noticed two firearms missing from her Haviland Avenue home.

June 25

Arrests: While responding to a loud-party complaint at a Tibbetts-Wick Road residence, officers filed charges of contributing to the delinquency of a minor and offenses regarding underage persons against Preston J. Caparanis and Isaac J. Carrino, both 19, and 20-year-old Alec J.G. Pontikos, all of Tibbetts-Wick, Hubbard. Police found an unresponsive person at the party, who was taken to St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital, a report said.

Theft: An East Arms Drive man discovered someone had entered his vehicle and took his wife’s wallet.

Burglary: Occurred in the 1500 block of Montrose Street through a side door. Stolen were several firearms.

Assault: A North Gate Drive woman and a neighbor each reported having been assaulted by the other. The neighbor alleged she had struck him; the woman alleged he had grabbed her hair and tossed her to the ground.

June 26

Arrest: Youngstown police handed to Liberty authorities Lyndora Irby of Osborn Avenue, Youngstown. Irby, 46, was wanted on a domestic-violence warrant.

Domestic violence: Joshua C. Hall, 36, of Shady Road, Liberty, was charged with the crime after his wife alleged that during an argument, Hall had struck her numerous times in the face, then forcibly carried the accuser back to the home after she had tried to flee.

Burglary: To an apartment in the 50 block of Trumbull Court via a rear window. A 49-inch TV was stolen.

June 27

Arrest: Township authorities met with Youngstown police to take 32-year-old Heather L. Andrei into custody. Andrei, of McKinley Avenue, Youngstown, was wanted on a probation-violation charge from Girard Municipal Court.

Theft: Someone in the 100 block of Mill Run Drive entered a vehicle and removed a small sum of change.

Arrest: Police in the 50 block of Warner Road arrested 30-year-old Scott A. Martin of Sarah Avenue, Northwest, Warren, who was wanted on a domestic-violence charge from Champion.

Theft: A Trumbull Court woman alleged her former boyfriend, 19, had taken and refused to return her $500 smartphone.

Theft: Donald G. Blackmon, 45, was charged with theft and criminal trespassing after a $320, four-camera surveillance system was stolen from Walmart. The Canton man also was wanted on three Boardman warrants charging him with two counts of theft and one of criminal damaging.

June 28

Attempted theft: A man reportedly was rummaging through a car in the 400 block of East Montrose Street before other people nearby noticed and he fled.