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Nov. 21

Arrest: Police picked up Johnnie D. Richardson Jr., 38, of Penny Lane, Austintown. Richardson was wanted on a warrant charging him with violating a protection order.

Recovered property: Pieces of mail were found in a yard after having been removed from a mailbox that belongs to an Idlewood Road church.

Arrest: Officers responded to a report that someone had driven through a yard in the 5000 block of West Webb Road before charging Nicole M. Braun, 46, of Dearborn Street, Youngstown, with operating a vehicle impaired. Braun registered a 0.245 blood-alcohol content, which is slightly more than three times Ohio’s 0.08 legal intoxication limit, a report showed.

Burglary: Someone forcibly entered an apartment in the 1000 block of Compass West Drive, though nothing appeared to have been taken.

Theft: An all-terrain vehicle was stolen in the 400 block of South Edgehill Avenue.

Theft: A fraudulent return was reported at Aldi’s, 5863 Mahoning Ave.

Arrest: After receiving information about a possibly reckless driver near Yolanda Place, authorities charged Kathy A. Stelluto of Nottingham Avenue, Austintown, with operating a vehicle impaired. Stelluto, 67, registered a 0.265 blood-alcohol content and had an open bottle of wine on the floor of her car, a report stated.

Burglary: To an apartment in the 2200 block of Penny Lane, from which $3,000 was missing.

Nov. 22

Theft: Police at Girard Municipal Court picked up Daron N. Little, 51, of Madison Street, Campbell. He was wanted on an Austintown warrant charging theft.

Nov. 23

Arrests: A traffic stop on Wickliffe Circle led to the arrest of Rosa T. Sheets, 57, of Valencia Drive, Niles, who faced charges of tampering with evidence, a third-degree felony, obstructing official business and possession of drug paraphernalia when, authorities alleged, Sheets tried to conceal and destroy a straw that contained a powdery residue, which interfered with officers’ investigation. Also taken into custody was Shawn P. Douglas, 42, of McClure Road, Youngstown, who was wanted on multiple warrants, including one from Youngstown Municipal Court.

Drugs: Police answered a call about a man who was possibly unconscious in a vehicle near state Route 46, where they charged William B. Mahone, 24, with possession of a controlled substance and marijuana. Mahone, of Glen Oaks Drive, Youngstown, had no prescription for four pills determined to be Alprazolam, a drug commonly used to treat anxiety and panic disorders; in addition, a bag with 2 grams of suspected marijuana was found, a report showed.

Arrest: Youngstown police handed to Austintown authorities Maurice J. Kennedy, 46, no address listed, who was wanted on an Austintown Area Court bench warrant charging him with a probation violation.

Burglary: Jennifer N. Baldwin, 37, of North Dunlap Avenue, Youngstown, faced a burglary charge when police pulled her over near Kirk Road and reportedly received information from the Mahoning County Sheriff’s Department about a burglary that had occurred in Canfield Township.

Nov. 24

Arrest: Beaver Township police relinquished custody of Celia A. Hilbert, 30, to Austintown authorities. Hilbert, of Eigen Street, Austintown, was wanted on a warrant charging failure to appear in Austintown Area Court.

Theft: Two firearm magazines were removed from a vehicle at an apartment in the 1900 block of South Raccoon Road.

Drugs: Suspected marijuana was reported to be growing in a home in the 3900 block of New Road, though no arrests had been made at the time of the report.

Nov. 25

Theft: A woman in a minivan reportedly stole then returned a coffee maker to Walmart, 6001 Mahoning Ave.

Drugs: Authorities responded to a possible drug overdose in the 400 block of South Raccoon Road, where they charged Jerrod J. Cooper, 28, of Scott Street, Newton Falls, with possession of drug paraphernalia and drug-abuse instruments, as well as drug abuse (fentanyl) and inducing panic. Eleven used hypodermic syringes were found in a trash can in the residence; also discovered were a suspected crack-cocaine pipe, a tin with four over-the-counter pills and a bindle containing suspected heroin after Cooper had been given two doses of Narcan to counteract the effects of opioids, police alleged.

Theft: A South Navarre Avenue resident reported $617 worth of fraudulent credit-card activity.

Nov. 26

Drugs: A traffic stop on Rosemont Avenue resulted in the arrest of Tiffanie M. Humphrey, 20, no address listed, on charges of possession of marijuana, drug-abuse instruments and drug paraphernalia. Humphrey, who also was wanted on a Belmont County, Ohio, warrant, had a bag of suspected marijuana, a hypodermic needle and a straw, a report stated.

Theft: A refrigerator and a stove were stolen from a residence in the 2600 block of South Raccoon Road.

Citation: After responding to a complaint about an intoxicated woman in the 4100 block of Pembrook Road, officers issued a minor-misdemeanor citation charging Alaina M. Mortaro, 24, with disorderly conduct. Mortaro, of North Raccoon Road, Austintown, yelled several times and refused to desist, police said.

Theft by deception: A short-change scam reportedly took place at Taco Bell and Long John Silver’s, both on North Canfield-Niles Road.

Drugs: After pulling him over near Potomac and Rosemont avenues, authorities charged James L. Wells, 27, no address given, with possession of heroin and cocaine as well as escape, resisting arrest and obstructing official business after alleging three bags of suspected cocaine were under Wells’ vehicle and a bag of suspected narcotics, which tested positive for heroin, was found on his person. In addition, Wells led police on a brief foot chase and struggled with them, a report showed.

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