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Traffic stop leads to drug charges

AUSTINTOWN

Township police said they discovered drugs in the waistband of a Youngstown man after a traffic stop Sunday.

Police charged Willie Key, 30, of Halleck Street with drug abuse and drug trafficking in heroin and cocaine. They also issued him a citation for driving under suspension.

“When you busted, you busted,” Key reportedly said in a video interview with police. “I mean who would want to work when there is fast cash to be made out there, man, you know?”

Police stopped Key on Sunday night on North Roanoke Avenue after he was driving in the center lane on Oakwood Avenue, the report says. A police report said Key had in his possession a bag of suspected cocaine, a bag of suspected heroin and a marijuana cigarette.

Passenger in vehicle facing drug charges

YOUNGSTOWN

Reports said police found a fentanyl patch and two pills Sunday during a traffic stop.

Harry Wynn Jr., 32, no address listed, is in the Mahoning County jail on charges of possession of drugs after a car in which he was a passenger was pulled over about 11:15 a.m. Sunday at Market Street and Princeton Avenue on the South Side for an improper turn.

Reports said when Wynn was asked to step out of the car, he had a bulge in his socks. When police checked, they found the patch and pills in a plastic bag that was in his sock.

Man taken to jail after taking son, 7, to bar

BOARDMAN

Otto Piskac, 32, of South Avenue is charged with obstructing official business, endangering children and disorderly conduct after police arrested him early Sunday at Quaker Steak and Lube on U.S. Route 224.

Police responded to the bar after a caller reported Piskac, while intoxicated, had taken his 7-year-old son to the bar with him. Police found him there with the child.

Over the course of the interaction with police, Piskac grew more and more agitated, police said. After being arrested, Piskac reportedly began screaming, kicking the partition in the police cruiser and striking his head on the door.

Piskac was taken to the Mahoning County jail. The child was released to a family friend.

Stabbing victim uncooperative

YOUNGSTOWN

Reports said a man stabbed in the stomach late Saturday at an apartment in the 900 block of Plazaview Court on the East Side has not been cooperating with police.

Officers were called to the apartment about 11:55 p.m. When they arrived they found the sidewalk covered in blood, and a witness who also was covered in blood. The 23-year-old victim had already been taken to St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital when police arrived.

The woman told police the man was arguing with someone outside when he knocked on her door and asked her to call 911. Reports said the woman’s apartment also was covered in blood, and there was a bullet next to the front door.

Other witnesses said the victim had a gun and was arguing with someone, but none of them saw when he was stabbed. When police questioned the victim in the hospital, he refused to give them any information, reports said.

Warren man charged with felony trafficking

NILES

A Warren man was arrested Monday on charges he delivered heroin and carfentanil, an opioid analgesic, to various places in the city.

John Anthony Davis III, 29, of Vernon Street NW in Warren, is in the Trumbull County jail on a charge of felony trafficking in drugs. City police, along with the Trumbull Ashtabula Group drug task force, investigated the case.

Wanted: Info on stolen antique gas pump

HUBBARD

Township police are hoping the public will help them to identify people who stole an antique gas pump.

Police have posted screen shots of surveillance footage on the department Facebook page. The photos, time-stamped from 9:47 to 11:12 p.m. July 12, show individuals at the Coalburg Garage at the corner of Wick Campbell and Chestnut Ridge Roads, where the gas pump was taken.

Police say the suspects are two white males and a white female. They were seen with a dark-colored SUV. A township administrator did not release the police report until today, 19 days after the incident occurred, saying the report had not yet been approved.

Contact Detective Jeff Begeot at 330-534-8477, ext. 350 with any information.

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