Campaign stop


Campaign stop

BOARDMAN

Secretary of Labor Tom Perez will campaign on behalf of Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton at a 7:30 p.m. Friday fish fry at the Western Reserve Building Trades headquarters, 291 McClurg Road.

It’s the last scheduled stop of a two-day visit for Perez to Ohio that starts today and goes to seven locations.

Perez will urge Ohioans to vote early in the election, and will discuss the choice between Clinton and Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.

Robbery arrest

AUSTINTOWN

An Alliance man was arrested on a charge that he robbed an Austintown bank Tuesday afternoon.

According to a police report, John Hopkins, 48, of Rosemond Road, handed a bank teller an envelope at Chase Bank, 4243 Mahoning Ave., and told her to put money in it. Reports said Hopkins “indicated he had a gun or weapon on him and to put money in the envelope and no one would get hurt.”

Police did not release details as to how and where Hopkins was arrested. He is charged with aggravated robbery. His preliminary hearing will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Mahoning County Area Court.

Shoplifting charge

BOARDMAN

A Youngstown woman was arrested on a robbery charge at Sears in the Southern Park Mall, Market Street, on Tuesday afternoon.

Township officers arrived to find the store’s loss-prevention employee fighting with a woman later identified as Judith G. Douglas, 40, of Oakwood Avenue, according to a police report.

Loss prevention told police Douglas attempted to conceal $386 in baby clothes in a backpack when they stopped her outside the store’s exit about 12:30 p.m. Douglas pulled away, elbowed and scratched the loss-prevention officer. After finally controlling her, other store security officers held her until police came.

The officers also discovered she had two theft warrants in Boardman and Liberty townships. She was released on bond after her arrest.

Charge dismissed

AUSTINTOWN

A judge dismissed a tampering-with-evidence charge Wednesday against Brent Davis, 49, of Youngstown, in Mahoning County Area Court.

Davis still faces a misdemeanor charge of sexual imposition and his pretrial hearing date was reset to noon Dec. 12.

According to a police report, school principals reported Davis, a substitute teacher, in late September purportedly used inappropriate language in front of students, took pictures of students on his cellphone and touched a female student’s leg in class. The charge of tampering with evidence stemmed from the allegation that Davis, contrary to officers’ repeated instructions, attempted to delete items on his phone police considered evidence.

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