A summary of recent criminal activity in Poland and Boardman townships:


Dec. 13

Identity fraud: A township woman discovered $599 worth of fraudulent debit-card activity.

Recovered property: Several items that included a wallet, credit cards and a debit card were recovered after a Woodland Drive woman had reported the property stolen.

Dec. 15

Assault: A Parkway Drive woman reported having been assaulted, though she was not seriously injured.

Dec. 18

Damage: A plastic mailbox sustained $70 in damage in the 6400 block of Center Road.

Harassment: A Katahdin Drive woman said she’s being harassed via telecommunications.


Dec. 14

Theft: Police arrested Bertan E. Altinordu, 29, of Akron, on a theft charge. Police accused him of taking a women’s wristwatch, two men’s shirts and a pillow from Kohl’s, 383 Boardman-Poland Road.

Theft: Robert L. Swope, 34, of Sierra Drive, Youngstown, faced charges of theft, possession of drug paraphernalia and obstructing official business after clothing was stolen from Kohl’s and when, police alleged, he tried to flee from them. In addition, Swope, who was wanted on a warrant charging receiving stolen property, had a suspected crack-cocaine pipe, a report showed.

Criminal mischief: Someone went through a vehicle in the 20 block of Homestead Drive, though nothing appeared to have been removed.

Theft: Youngstown police handed Jamar D.M. Sklenchar, 19, to township authorities. Sklenchar, of Ohio Avenue, Youngstown, was charged with theft after an undisclosed sum of money was discovered missing Sept. 29 from a safe at Wendy’s, 433 Boardman-Poland Road.

Theft: A Springfield, Ill., man noticed his wallet, about $800 and several credit cards missing while he stayed at a South Avenue motel.

Theft: Police charged Cheryl L. Triggs, 57, after alleging Triggs, of Lyden Avenue, Youngstown, had stolen a $12 umbrella and other items from Walmart, 1300 Doral Drive.

Criminal damaging: Someone in the 4900 block of Brookwood Road did $250 in damage to a vehicle’s door and window in an effort to enter the car.

Theft: A Clifton Drive man discovered a $649 camera kit missing from his vehicle.

Theft: A man reportedly fled from Walmart in a red Pontiac Grand Am after having tried to steal $310 worth of property from the big-box store.

Recovered property: A 2017 Ford Escape was found after having been reported stolen from a sales lot at Donnell Ford, 7955 Market St.

Theft: A man wearing a Pittsburgh Steelers jacket reportedly took $20 in merchandise from Dollar General, 859 E. Midlothian Blvd., then left in a silver car.

Theft: A man reported $500 missing from his Market Street residence.

Dec. 15

Burglary: A man noticed someone had kicked out a basement window after he saw a set of suspicious footprints in the snow around his Jennette Drive residence.

Criminal damaging: A vehicle in the 100 block of Overhill Road was found with a shattered passenger-side window.

Drugs: A traffic stop in the 4100 block of Market Street led to a drug-abuse charge against Gordon D. Davis, 28, of East Midlothian Boulevard, Youngstown, when, police alleged, Davis admitted having three hypodermic needles, two suspected crack pipes and a spoon with burn marks typical in drug use.

Theft: A $150 catalytic converter was missing from a vehicle left at an auto-repair business in the 100 block of Indianola Road.

Burglary: To a home in the 100 block of Jennette Drive through a rear door, from which a 37-inch flat-screen TV, jewelry and two speakers were removed.

Burglary: Someone forcibly entered an apartment in the 4200 block of Chester Drive via a rear window. Stolen was a package that contained a $120 item.

Menacing: A Lockwood Boulevard man told police three suspicious packages had been left at his home. One of them contained three shotgun shells, a report said.

Theft: A Hitchcock Road woman discovered packages containing a laptop computer and a sewing machine were missing from her porch.

Burglary: A man wearing a skull cap reportedly was seen trying to pry open a patio door and break into a home in the 4200 block of Stratford Road.

Drug paraphernalia: While answering a possible burglary call on Jennette Drive, officers charged Ijnanya S. Rollins, 35, of Ferncliff Avenue, Boardman, with possessing drug paraphernalia after alleging Rollins had in a backpack a suspected crack-cocaine pipe and an empty film canister with suspected marijuana residue.

Menacing: A teacher with a township elementary school told police a third-grade student handed her a note that contained threatening content that the student’s mother had purportedly written against her.

Domestic violence: Eric T. Gbur, 18, of Waggaman Circle, Boardman, was charged with the crime after his foster mother alleged that during an argument related to text messages, Gbur had grabbed her arm and attempted to place the victim in a head lock.

Theft: Shirlayann D. Martinez of Boardman-Canfield Road, Boardman, and Antasia G. McMeans of Notre Dame Drive, Campbell, both 18, were charged with swapping price tags on various items and intentionally failing to scan others at Walmart, resulting in a $41 charge for about $502 worth of cookware and other merchandise.

Theft: Authorities were dispatched to downtown Youngstown to pick up Latrice V. Bevly of West Ravenwood Avenue, Youngstown. Bevly, 32, was accused of stealing $35 worth of air fresheners earlier this month from Family Dollar, 4030 Market St.

Dec. 16

Arrest: After pulling her over near Wildwood Drive, authorities charged Peggy L. Porter of North Hartford Avenue, Youngstown, with operating a vehicle impaired. Porter, 65, refused to submit to a Breathalyzer test, a report stated.

Assault/terroristic threats: A worker for a Tiffany Boulevard motel reported a man who had misplaced a necklace during his stay spit in her face and claimed he had a bomb after being angered that the item was never found.

Arrest: Officers responded to a report of a man passed out in the elevator at a Tiffany Boulevard motel before arresting Sean P. Hilbert, 26, of Canfield Road, Canfield. He was wanted on an Austintown warrant charging failure to appear in court.

Burglary: To an apartment in the 50 block of Prestwick Drive through a side window. Stolen were an Xbox game console, several pairs of shoes, a backpack and two pairs of boots.

Domestic violence: Authorities phone booked Joseph A. Turner, 31, of Melrose Avenue, Boardman, related to an Aug. 27 situation in which a woman alleged Turner, accompanied by four other men, threatened several times to harm her when the accuser refused to allow him into her residence.

Theft: Titus P. Hinojos, 40, of Cranbrook Court, Youngstown, surrendered on a theft charge after $205 worth of property that included a sweatshirt was stolen from Kohl’s.

Theft by deception: A Youngstown woman told officers she found out an iPhone she had bought on the internet was not functional before she sought assistance at a Doral Drive big-box store, where she was given a number to call for technical support. After making the call, however, the victim learned that the number was not affiliated with the phone, and she lost about $250.

Domestic violence: Ricky A. Raymond, 55, of Argyle Avenue, Boardman, faced a felony charge after his wife alleged he had struck her head and threatened to beat up the accuser during an argument. The charge was elevated to a felony because of a prior conviction, a report said. Also, Raymond received a minor-misdemeanor citation charging him with having a bag of suspected marijuana.

Drugs: Police responded to a report of a man trying to enter a Woodrow Avenue home before charging Jacob M. Marshall, 25, of Crestview Avenue, Howland, with drug abuse, obstructing official business and disorderly conduct while intoxicated after saying they had to use a stun gun because he refused to comply. In addition, Marshall, who was intoxicated, had a vial of a white powder that tested positive for cocaine, authorities further alleged.

Theft: C’asia C. Dubose, 18, of West Midlothian Boulevard, Youngstown, was charged, accused of purposely failing to self-scan $158 worth of merchandise, including a T-shirt, at Walmart.

Dec. 17

Arrest: While responding to a possible fight on Fox Run Court, officers took Candis S.M. Wynn, 31, into custody. Wynn, of Lucretia Drive, Girard, was wanted on a warrant from that city charging her with operating a vehicle impaired.

Theft: Police phone booked Annette Santos, 25, on a theft charge. The Dover, Pa., woman was accused of being one of two people who had bought $67 worth of merchandise May 28 from Walmart, then improperly exchanged the items for gift cards.

Assault: A township man told authorities a driver with whom he had been in an accident near Hudson Drive punched his face and fled after refusing to exchange information with the victim.

Menacing: A woman said another woman who had given the accuser a ride to a Market Street motel also threatened to fight her.

Domestic violence: Jennifer D. Reese, 26, of Argyle Avenue, Boardman, faced a charge after a man alleged Reese had punched and shoved him during an ongoing argument between them, and as he held an infant. The accuser had redness and minor swelling near his left eye, a report said.

Theft: A woman reported having written a $1,450 check for work to be done on her Garden Ridge Drive home that was never started.

Arrest: Deon Neely of Thorn Street, Youngstown, was taken into custody after having been pulled over on Market Street. Neely, 48, was wanted on a Columbiana County warrant charging failure to appear in court on a theft count.

Theft: A 15-year-old Struthers boy was accused of stealing a $190 pair of boots from Macy’s in Southern Park Mall.

Menacing: A Cook Avenue woman told officers a man to whom she reportedly owed money sent her a threatening text message to that effect.

Theft: Someone entered two cars in the 5000 block of Sheridan Road and took a coat, a pair of tennis shoes, a set of headphones and a gift card.

Theft: A server with a Market Street restaurant found out a prescription for 59 over-the-counter pills had been removed from her purse while she worked.

Dec. 18

Aggravated menacing: A Kiwana Drive couple reported having received several calls stating they would be killed unless they gave the caller money.

Menacing: A woman said someone called and threatened to come to her Indianola Road home to beat her up.

Recovered property: An abandoned vehicle was recovered after having sat in a parking lot in the 200 block of McClurg Road for about six years.

Burglary: Took place at an apartment in the 800 block of Moyer Avenue after someone had pushed in a rear window. Ten children’s toys and two TVs were missing.

Theft: Susan B. McCawley, 62, of Arlene Avenue, Boardman, was charged in the theft of $205 worth of items from Walmart.

Theft: Authorities charged Cody R. Neral, 18, after alleging Neral, of Walnut Street, Girard, had stolen two Bluetooth speakers from Kohl’s.

Citation: A traffic stop led to a minor-misdemeanor citation charging Brian Walker, 27, of Stewart Avenue, Youngstown, with having a small bag of suspected marijuana in his vehicle.

Domestic violence: John P. Guiler, 29, of Boardman-Canfield Road, Boardman, faced a charge after his girlfriend alleged Guiler had pulled her hair during an argument.

Theft: Bazetta Township police handed to Boardman authorities Shayla D. Poole, 33, of Vernon Avenue, Warren, who was charged with stealing $2,220 worth of merchandise, including seven laptop computers, Nov. 26 from Walmart.

Theft/child endangerment: A man reportedly made a fraudulent return of a $22 T-shirt at Touchdown Gifts in Southern Park Mall while with his three children.

Theft: Ashley G. Blackwell, 33, of Rush Boulevard, Youngstown, was charged with intentionally failing to self-scan $383 worth of items that included three water filters while at Walmart.

Domestic violence: Police arrested Jazzlynn K. Watkins, 20, at her Shields Road apartment on a domestic-violence charge after her girlfriend alleged Watkins had hit her face and the back of her head after an argument between them.

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