METRO DIGEST || Another guilty in counterfeit ID, credit card operation


Open house set

YOUNGSTOWN

Community Corrections Association will conduct a public open house at 2 p.m. Friday to introduce its 48-bed female residential center at 1806 Market St. The center is in the former parish house of John Knox Church.

Dog stolen

WARREN

Kelli M. Stahl, 44, of Columbia Place Southeast, was charged Tuesday night with petty theft after she was accused of stealing a dog, and Jeffery E. Allen, 20, of Scott Street Northeast was charged with misdemeanor aggravated menacing after he was accused of pointing a gun at the owner of the dog. Allen was taken to the county jail.

A man, 54, told police his pitbull dog got loose, and his daughters told him they saw a female walking it. They approached the woman near Youngstown Road and Columbia, but the woman became rude, so they called their father.

The man went to the home on Columbia, and Allen told him to leave, then went in the house and got a gun and pointed it at him, the victim said.

When police interviewed Stahl, she said she found the dog but told police she would not give it back, so she was issued a summons for theft. Stahl’s husband returned the dog to its owner.

When police interviewed Allen, he admitted to pointing the gun in the direction of the dog’s owner.

Rally for Recovery

WARREN

The Alliance for Substance Abuse Prevention’s fourth annual Rally for Recovery will be 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 24. A one-mile recovery walk is at 11 a.m. with members of the local recovery community leading the way.

Registration for the walk opens at 10 a.m. All pre-registered walkers get a free T-shirt. Registration forms are available online at https://asaprecoveryrally.eventbrite.com. Deadline for pre-registration is Friday, but same-day registration is available.

The rally is called “A Celebration for Families” and will be at the Warren Community Amphitheatre, downtown.

The rally will begin after the walk and will feature live music, educational materials about recovery from drug and alcohol abuse, games and an obstacle course for kids, cornhole game, an addiction memorial and free lunch.

Counterfeiting cards

WARREN

Another of the five men arrested during a traffic stop on the Ohio Turnpike in Braceville Township Nov. 12 has pleaded guilty to making fake identification and credit cards.

Said S. Abu, 24, of Columbus, pleaded guilty Wednesday in Trumbull County Common Pleas Court to forgery and complicity to identity fraud, both low-level felonies. He will be sentenced in about four weeks, after the Trumbull County Adult Probation Department conducts a presentence investigation.

Zakaria O. Warsame, 35, of Columbus, and Jibril M. Abdiselam, 24, of Seattle, pleaded guilty earlier to similar charges. The other two defendants are Mohammeddeq M. Hassan, 27, of Tukwila, Wash.; and Mohamed A. Mahamoud, 26, of Columbus.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol made the stop because of driving violations. The officer smelled marijuana, which led to a search of the car, the OSHP said. The search turned up a scanner, embosser and other tools used to make fake cards. Marijuana also was found, the patrol said.

Food court dispute

NILES

Police charged David A. Reed, 28, of North Pricetown Road, Newton Falls, with felony robbery Tuesday afternoon after an altercation with security officers in the food court at Eastwood Mall, Niles police said. No other information was available from police.

Drug-free funding

YOUNGSTOWN

The Coalition for a Drug-Free Mahoning County has been awarded $125,000 from the federal Drug-Free Communities Support Program, U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan of Howland, D-13th, announced Wednesday.

The funding, administered by the Office of National Drug Control Policy, is designed to support communities as they mobilize individuals and organizations to reduce youth substance abuse.

Beating reported

WARREN

A woman, 29, of Transylvania Avenue Southeast, reported being robbed and beaten by three females in the parking lot of her apartment at 10:30 p.m. Monday as she returned home from work. She said she never saw the females before she was assaulted.

The victim said the females punched her in the face with closed fists, and she fell unconscious. She was taken to ValleyCare Trumbull Memorial Hospital for treatment. Police observed bruising on the victim’s face and a large scratch on her neck.

The women took a case containing $350 from the victim’s purse.

Unlocked window

YOUNGSTOWN

Reports said a computer, iPhone and $500 cash were taken at about 1:45 a.m. Wednesday by three men who forced their way into a home in the 1300 block of Scioto Avenue. A man and woman there told police they were sleeping on a sofa when they were awakened by three men with hoods over their faces who demanded money. After the men left, one of them fired a shot, reports said. The three managed to get inside through an unlocked window, reports said.

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