A summary of recent criminal activity in Poland and Boardman townships:


Oct. 26

Theft: An Arrel Road woman reported a debit card stolen.

Oct. 28

Burglary/recovered property: A burglary was reported at a home in the 6400 block of Lowellville Road, from which numerous firearms were removed. Also, a Honda motorcycle was recovered.

Oct. 30

Criminal damaging: A mailbox and a pumpkin were damaged at a residence in the 8000 block of Meadowbrooke Trail.


Oct. 27

Arrest: Authorities phone booked 21-year-old Taylor D. Kuntz of Wooster on one misdemeanor count each of falsification, theft and possession of drug paraphernalia related to an April 28, 2015, incident in which Kuntz had reported a burglary to a residence in the 100 block of Wildwood Drive that police allege never took place.

Employee theft: Patrick M. Corso, 22, of McClelland Avenue, New Castle, Pa., was charged after a manager with a Speedway gas station, 649 E. Midlothian Blvd., alleged Corso had made several fraudulent returns over a six-week period and pocketed the money.

Identity theft: A Youngstown woman found out her debit card had been used without authorization to withdraw $250 from her account at a Boardman-Poland Road bank. The victim also learned that her personal information had been compromised to buy a cellphone from a Boardman business.

Theft: A Struthers boy, 15, and a 17-year-old Youngstown boy were accused of taking $435 worth of property, including five polo shirts, from Macy’s in Southern Park Mall.

Domestic violence: Authorities arrested Jan K. Reid II of Gertrude Avenue, Boardman, on a felony charge after his wife alleged that during an argument at a Boardman-Poland Road store about their relationship, the 29-year-old Reid had pushed her several times and grabbed the accuser’s neck in an effort to choke her.

Theft: Dilaida Zayas, 46, of Palmyra Road, North Jackson, was charged with stealing $69 worth of candy, coffee and other items from Kohl’s, 383 Boardman-Poland Road.

Menacing: A Poland man said a co-worker followed him to an East Western Reserve Road gas station, then threatened to harm him.

Theft: Two women reportedly stole $100 worth of merchandise from Dollar General, 4996 Market St.

Oct. 28

Arrest: A traffic stop near McClurg Road resulted in 44-year-old Moira A. Cleary’s arrest on a charge of operating a vehicle impaired. Cleary, of Spring Lake Lane, Canfield, had a 0.098 blood-alcohol content, which exceeds Ohio’s 0.08 legal intoxication limit, a report showed.

Theft: Two women reportedly stole T-shirts, an air freshener and other items from Dollar General, 859 E. Midlothian Blvd.

Misuse of a credit card: A worker with a Boardman media company found out four fraudulent transactions that apparently originated in Texas and totaled $535 were made to her employer’s credit card.

Theft: A $482, 18-volt electric tool was missing from a construction site in the 6500 block of Market Street.

Recovered property: A 2004 Infiniti vehicle was found at a South Avenue restaurant after a Youngstown woman reported it had been taken without permission.

Drugs: Police received information regarding a suspicious person asking for money in the 7200 block of Market Street before charging David M. Higham of Powers Way, Youngstown, with possession of drug-abuse instruments and drug paraphernalia. The 24-year-old Higham, who also was wanted on an Austintown warrant, admitted he had a suspected crack-cocaine pipe and a hypodermic needle, authorities alleged.

Stolen property: Deon A. Richard, 31, of Palmer Avenue, Youngstown, surrendered on charges of receiving stolen property and misuse of a credit card after a Youngstown woman had reported her wallet stolen Sept. 13 while she was in a checkout lane at a South Avenue discount store.

Arrest: Police near Market Street pulled over and took into custody 19-year-old Vinceita E. Hines, who listed addresses of Washington Boulevard in Boardman and Carroll Street in Youngstown, after saying she had an altered temporary tag on her car. Hines was charged with obstructing official business when, they said, she provided a false name and date of birth.

Theft: A man in his 30s or 40s reportedly stole an $18 pack of energy drinks and an air freshener from Walmart, 1300 Doral Drive.

Damage: A Meadowbrook Avenue man said a truck belonging to a tree-service company left ruts in his lawn.

Arrest: Officers responded to a woman at a Market Street motel who possibly needed medical attention before arresting Melvin D. Blackburn, 48, of Market, Boardman. He was wanted on a Niles warrant charging theft.

Theft: Authorities took into custody Rachel A. Walker, 30, of Kenilworth Avenue, and 33-year-old Ashley J. Frank of Autumn Drive, on theft warrants. The two Warren women were accused of stealing $218 worth of undergarments and perfume Oct. 7 from Victoria’s Secret in Southern Park Mall.

Domestic violence: Matthew S. Donofrio, 24, who listed addresses on North Four Mile Road in Youngstown and Carter Circle in Boardman, was taken into custody at St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital on a domestic-violence charge after a July 17 situation in which his girlfriend, of Boardman, alleged he had grabbed her arms, pushed the accuser several times and threw her to the ground during an argument. Donofrio also was wanted on two probation-violation warrants.

Menacing: A worker for Dominion East Ohio Gas Co. told police a man in his 40s had threatened to beat him up as the accuser conducted a routine shut-off procedure in the 8500 block of South Avenue.

Robbery: A man reportedly stole $1,600 worth of power tools from Lowe’s, 1100 Doral Drive, before striking a store associate with a shopping cart, which knocked her down, and fleeing.

Theft/menacing: A woman told officers that while at a Doral Drive big-box store, a former co-worker stole her $404 paycheck and threw it in water.

Oct. 29

Arrest: Authorities received a call about someone passed out in a car at a Boardman-Poland Road fast-food restaurant, where they charged Alan M. Morris of Falls Avenue, Youngstown, with failure to maintain physical control of a motor vehicle. Morris, 35, had a 0.250 blood-alcohol content, a report stated.

Theft: Police charged 18-year-old Lucas M. Pasquarello of Almi Drive, New Castle, Pa., and 19-year-old Jonathan D. Myers of Wampum, Pa., after alleging the two teens had stolen a Wii video-game set and remote-control device from Walmart.

Arrest: Officers answered a call pertaining to a possibly intoxicated motorist near Market Street, then charged 27-year-old Jeremee C. Davis of Drummond Avenue, Youngstown, with operating a vehicle impaired.

Attempted auto theft/vandalism: A truck driver with an Aurora, Ill., transport company told police that while at a South Avenue motel and en route to deliver a load of vehicles to a Pennsylvania dealership, someone tampered with and damaged a 2016 Chevrolet Malibu, which was one of the cars.

Theft: Mikyesha S. Sherman, 22, of Cleveland Avenue, Youngstown, was charged in the theft of $47 worth of makeup products from Walmart.

Theft: A township man noticed his wallet missing while at a Market Street pizzeria.

Assault: A Warren man told officers someone in a Halloween mask twice punched his face while the accuser was in a restroom at a Boardman-Canfield Road restaurant, then fled in a vehicle.

Stolen property: A vehicle check near Brookfield Avenue led to the arrest of 57-year-old David S. Biller of Lowell Avenue, Youngstown, on a felony receiving-stolen-property charge after a man had reported eight handguns stolen Sept. 26 from his Jaguar Drive residence.

Theft: A woman reportedly took $24 worth of merchandise, including three air fresheners, from Family Dollar, 4026 South Ave.

Arrest: Nicholas A. Gianfrancesco, 27, was pulled over near Market Street and charged with operating a vehicle impaired after breathalyzer results reportedly indicated Gianfrancesco, of Market, Boardman, had a 0.129 blood-alcohol content.

Theft: A woman reportedly fled from Dollar General, 859 E. Midlothian Blvd., after having stolen $100 worth of clothing and household items.

Theft: A Mayfield Drive man noticed an iPhone and related accessories missing from his car.

Oct. 30

Auto theft/assault: A Clifton Drive woman told police that during a confrontation with a Pittsburgh woman, the accuser was grabbed by the neck and choked. Also, the victim’s roommate reported her 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt was taken without permission.

Weapon: While responding to a possible fight near Indianola Road, officers charged 57-year-old Richard Livesay of Poland Avenue, Struthers, with one misdemeanor count of carrying a concealed weapon after saying he had a knife protruding from between his car seats. Livesay also was wanted on a warrant charging failure to appear in court.

Theft: A Youngstown woman noticed $40 missing while in a self-checkout lane at a Doral Drive big-box store.

Vandalism: A tenant reportedly poured coffee and fingernail polish on a bed and carpeting and smeared grease on the walls before checking out of a South Avenue motel and doing an estimated $700 in damage.

Theft: A woman reported $6 and various small items stolen from her car in the 800 block of Bristlewood Drive.

Identity theft: A West Parkside Drive woman told authorities she received a credit card under her name for which she had never applied.

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