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A summary of recent criminal activity in Boardman Township:

Oct. 8

Attempted theft: A Canavan Drive man reported seeing four males running from his Volkswagen Jetta vehicle after apparently having tried to enter it.

Burglary: To a residence in the 5000 block of Friendship Avenue, from which a 27-inch TV and two bookshelves were stolen.

Assault: A South Schenley Avenue man was reportedly found unconscious in a backyard after a neighbor allegedly had punched his face and knocked the victim to the ground during an argument apparently related to moving a car.

Theft: Scott M. Wanamaker, 20, of Jaronte Drive, Boardman, was charged in the theft of five DVDs valued at $100 from Walmart, 1300 Doral Drive.

Theft: A Youngstown man reported his $100 cellphone stolen after having accidentally left it on a shelf at a Doral Drive big-box store.

Burglary: Someone cut and removed a screen before forcibly breaking into an apartment in the 6800 block of Lockwood Boulevard. Seven purses, numerous pieces of jewelry, two iPads, a laptop computer and other items were taken.

Theft: Police charged 25-year-old Brittany A. Satterfield of Estelle Court, Niles, and Michael E. Reese, 29, of Jefferson, Ohio, with theft after two hooded sweatshirts and a pair of sweatpants were taken from Kohl’s, 383 Boardman-Poland Road. Reese also was wanted on local warrants accusing him of failing to appear in court on charges of burglary and receiving stolen property.

Theft: The rear license plate was removed from a vehicle in the 1000 block of Tiffany Boulevard.

Criminal mischief: A white substance, possibly milk, was poured on a car in the 4900 block of Southern Boulevard.

Domestic violence: Authorities at St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital took custody of 53-year-old Annette L. Baker of Boardman, who faced charges of domestic violence and obstructing official business after her former husband alleged that during a heated argument, Baker had grabbed and dug her fingernails into his neck. She also pulled away from officers, they said.

Harassment: A 13-year-old township boy faced a telecommunications-harassment charge after an officer reported being made aware that someone had posted on social media disturbing references to clowns showing up at two district schools, including Boardman High School. The incident coincides with a national epidemic in which people dressed as clowns have caused panic and made some fear for their safety, a report said.

Theft: A man noticed his cellphone missing while at a Doral Drive big-box store.

Felonious assault: A Southern Boulevard woman told police that while in a driveway, a man nearly struck her with his vehicle, an act she believed was intentional.

Theft: A Salineville woman told officers someone removed an envelope containing her driver’s license and $300 while she was in the 1200 block of Doral Drive.

Theft: A man reportedly stole about $100 worth of clothing from Kohl’s, then fled.

Oct. 9

Arrest: While on routine patrol near North Cadillac Drive, police arrested Karachi P. Turner Jr. of Market Street, Boardman, on charges of aggravated burglary and felonious assault related to a Sept. 28 incident in which a man reported that while visiting a friend, the 32-year-old Turner had forced open the friend’s apartment door and continually struck the accuser’s chest, face and head.

Attempted theft: An Afton Avenue man told police someone who evidently was barefoot tried to enter his minivan.

Breaking and entering: A door was kicked in at a home in the 30 block of Meadowbrook Avenue, and a garage window was broken, though nothing appeared to have been stolen.

Theft: A woman about age 40 reportedly stole a $28 T-shirt from the J.C. Penney store in Southern Park Mall.

Theft: Ashley J. Brayman, 20, of Sixth Street, Campbell, was charged with switching price tags on $43.50 worth of clothing at Walmart.

Assault: Police responded to a fight on Shields Road, where a woman reported having been pushed and punched several times. Two others said they were assaulted as they tried to break up the melee.

Criminal mischief: An officer reported having found about 50 hypodermic needles scattered in a parking lot in the 4100 block of Riverside Drive.

Domestic violence: Authorities in the 7300 block of South Avenue apprehended 48-year-old John D. Brandt of Boardman, who faced one felony count each of domestic violence and fleeing and eluding police as well as one misdemeanor count each of resisting arrest and obstructing official business after an earlier incident in which his girlfriend, of Clifton Drive, alleged he had grabbed her wrist and neck, then dragged the accuser and threatened to kill her. Also, Brandt led officers on a foot chase and, when captured, refused to cooperate, a report stated.

Oct. 10

Arrest: While responding to a report of an unwanted person at a Southern Park Mall store, police took into custody Joseph P. Hunter, 37, who listed addresses on Market Street in Boardman and Fifth Street in Struthers. Hunter, who was charged with criminal trespassing, also was wanted on Struthers warrants charging attempted theft and criminal trespassing.

Criminal mischief: Someone tossed eggs at a vehicle in the 90 block of Sugarcane Drive.

Theft: Authorities charged Larissa M. Brune, 20, and Brittany L. Phillips, 27, both of East Florida Avenue, Youngstown, with theft and endangering children after $51 worth of property was stolen from Walmart. Also, a child was with the two women during the crime, police alleged.

Theft: A woman noticed her wallet and $223.50 missing from her Wolosyn Circle apartment.

Theft: A woman discovered a $100 coat had been stolen as she shopped at a Boardman-Poland Road clothing store.

Criminal mischief: A Sugarcane Drive man reported eggs had been thrown at his truck.

Attempted theft by deception: A Monongahela, Pa., woman told an employee with a Southern Park Mall business that a man in his late 20s had tried to sell her a fake diamond while in the parking lot.

Criminal mischief: A man in the 8000 block of Spartan Drive told police someone threw eggs at his company vehicle.

Theft: Sarah M. Sajnovsky, 20, of Helena Drive, Struthers, faced misdemeanor charges of theft and receiving stolen property after several pairs of shoes and boots, T-shirts and other merchandise were stolen from Shoe Carnival, 550 Boardman-Poland Road. In addition, items that had been taken from other stores, including Dillard’s in Southern Park Mall, were in Sajnovsky’s vehicle, a report said.

Assault: A Southern Boulevard man alleged a neighbor shoved a door open, striking him, during an argument that apparently began when the neighbor became angered that the accuser locked a screen door to the apartment building.

Theft: Deneja T. Phillips, 22, was charged with stealing $50 worth of merchandise, including a pair of pants, from Walmart. Phillips, of Glacier Avenue, Youngstown, also was wanted on a Campbell warrant.

Criminal mischief: A Squirrel Hill Drive man saw that someone during the night struck his car with eggs .

Theft: A manager with a Market Street transmission shop told officers four rims and tires were stolen off a car. The theft was estimated at $1,500.

Criminal mischief: Two eggs were tossed at a vehicle in the 7700 block of Silver Fox Drive.

Oct. 11

Arrest: Police arrested Justin A. Ramsey, 21, at his Meadowbrook Avenue apartment. The Boardman man was wanted on a Struthers warrant accusing him of failing to appear for a violation-of-probation hearing.

Drugs: Raymond L. Olson was taken into custody at his Mathews Road residence on a warrant charging the 27-year-old township man with two misdemeanor drug counts related to a drug overdose July 11 at his home. Found near Olson in a bathroom were a capped hypodermic needle, a cotton swab and a spoon with drug residue and burn marks common in drug use, a report showed.

Identity theft: A Tanglewood Drive woman found out her personal information had been used to open three credit-card accounts without authorization.

Theft: A New Castle, Pa., man reported more than 200 prescription pills were missing from his mother’s Colwyn Court apartment, including 115 Oxycodone tablets, which are opioids commonly used to treat moderate to severe pain.

Harassment: A Carter Circle man said he received several such voicemail messages.

Burglary: A man alleged his landlord had entered his apartment in the 7100 block of Glendale Avenue without permission or cause.

Domestic violence: After pulling him over, officers charged 28-year-old Timothy A. Depue of Bancroft Avenue, Youngstown, with one fourth-degree felony count of domestic violence and a misdemeanor count of possession of dangerous drugs after his former girlfriend alleged Depue had kicked her in the back as the accuser got out of her car at a South Avenue church. Found during the traffic stop were 69 pills in a bottle with the name scratched off, a report stated.

Theft: Wayne R. Wagner, who listed addresses on South Avenue in Boardman and in Reading, Pa., was charged. Wagner, 52, was accused of taking an $11 bottle of wine and a submarine sandwich from Walmart.

Drugs: A traffic stop near Erie Street resulted in the arrest of 24-year-old Cecil J. Smith of Canfield Road, Youngstown, on a felony drug-abuse charge when, authorities said, two paper bags containing white crystals that tested positive for amphetamines were found.

Theft: Officers at Mahoning County Area Court on Market Street took custody of 54-year-old Deborah A. Simmonds, who was wanted on a theft charge. The Pittsburgh woman was accused of stealing three baby monitors June 5 from Babies “R” Us, The Baby Super Store, 1240 Doral Drive.

Menacing: An employee with a Market Street nursing home alleged a co-worker had threatened to harm her.

Identity theft: A Galva, Ill., man learned his debit card had been used to make three unauthorized transactions totaling $206 at a Market Street chain drug store.

Oct. 12

Menacing: A Market Street man alleged a woman kicked and punched his apartment door, then threatened the accuser, when he refused to give her a cigarette.

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