Woman allegedly brandished gun at people in Boardman Park
By Jordyn Grzelewski
A Youngstown woman faces multiple charges police said after she brandished a gun at people at Boardman Park.
Tonya Woolensack, 41, of Hillman Street, is charged with felony tampering with evidence, and misdemeanor counts of aggravated menacing and carrying a concealed weapon for the incident reported Wednesday afternoon.
Police were called to the park about 1:45 p.m. A male victim reported that, while walking with his girlfriend, he got into an argument with another man after that man’s unleashed dog ran up and started to fight his dog.
Woolensack then reportedly appeared and threatened to shoot the victim, pulling a handgun from her waistband.
Police found the gun, wrapped in a coat and concealed in a backpack, after they located Woolensack near the park’s outdoor theater. Although she was still in the grace period to renew her concealed-carry permit, according to the report, police charged her with carrying a concealed weapon and tampering with evidence because she at first denied having a gun “and tried to distance herself from it.”
In another case Wednesday, police arrested Kevin Stoffer, 19, of South Avenue, on an aggravated-robbery charge for a March 1 incident in which he purportedly pulled a knife on a female acquaintance and demanded cash.
Police also arrested Daniel Jacobsen, 30, of Hitchcock Road, and Tempest Green, 27, of Chalmers Avenue, Youngstown, early Thursday after a vehicle chase in which the two purportedly threw alcohol and drugs out of the car.
Jacobsen is charged with felony failure to comply with an order or signal of a police officer and misdemeanor counts of operating a vehicle while impaired, OVI with a prohibited blood-alcohol concentration, drug possession, having an open container of alcohol in a motor vehicle, failure to show a driver’s license and excessive window tint, according to a police report.
Green, who was found to have a warrant out of Youngstown Municipal Court for failure to appear in court on a drug-possession charge, was charged by township police with tampering with evidence. Police said she threw out suspected marijuana. She also was cited for marijuana possession.
A police officer originally saw Jacobsen’s vehicle at Market Street and Meadowbrook Avenue, according to the report. He noted the vehicle’s excessive window tint and suspicious behavior on Jacobsen’s part, leading him to pursue the vehicle. Jacobsen reportedly attempted to flee, leading the officer on a chase down Cadillac Drive, Glenwood Avenue and Longview Trail that reached a speed of up to 65 mph.
The officer reportedly caught up to the vehicle when it reached a dead-end street, where he held the two suspects at gunpoint until other officers arrived.
Police found open beer in the car, and a bag of suspected marijuana and canned margarita in the roadway on Glenwood Avenue, according to the report. Police also said that Jacobsen was driving while impaired.
They seized the contraband, as well as $118 cash found in Jacobsen’s vehicle.