Police calls in Poland and Boardman


Feb. 18

Trespassing: A Bedford Road man reported someone had trespassed on his property.

Recovered property: An abandoned bicycle was found near Arrel and Kansas roads.


Feb. 18

Drugs: During a traffic stop on Wildwood Drive, police charged Amy M. Niddel, 37, of Woodview Avenue, Boardman, with one felony count of drug abuse, and James K. Thomas, 50, of West Lucius Avenue, Youngstown, with drug abuse, tampering with evidence, possession of drug paraphernalia and obstructing official business after alleging two rocks of suspected crack cocaine and an Oxycodone pill were found. Thomas also had tried to swallow something authorities believed was drug related; in addition, he refused to cooperate and struggled with officers, a report showed.

Theft: Brien S. Mennell, 47, of Hillman Street, Youngstown, was charged with stealing a 32-inch, $148 TV from Walmart, 1300 Doral Drive. Mennell also was wanted on a felony warrant from the Ohio Adult Parole Authority.

Harassment: A Wolosyn Circle woman said she’s received several unwanted text messages.

Drug paraphernalia: A traffic stop on Market Street resulted in a charge of possession of drug paraphernalia against John F. Lumpkin, 63, of Norwood Avenue, Youngstown. A suspected crack-cocaine pipe with residue was found, police alleged.

Theft: A man in his 40s reportedly left in a black Sedan after having stolen $422 worth of merchandise, including a sweeper, from Walmart.

Theft: A Red Fox Drive woman told officers someone had taken her juvenile daughter’s $700 cellphone.

Unauthorized use of property: A Glenwood Avenue man discovered unauthorized software was installed on his computer after he had taken it for repairs, and that the computer was being accessed remotely.

Harassment: A manager with a Boardman-Canfield Road fast-food restaurant reported having received a series of prank calls every two to five minutes, which disrupted normal operations.

Drug paraphernalia: Police on Stanton Avenue pulled over and charged Kimberly M. Sarkozy, 49, with possession of drug paraphernalia. Sarkozy, of Haywood Street, East Liverpool, had a suspected crack-cocaine pipe with drug residue, authorities alleged.

Feb. 19

Arrest: Matthew R. Wolfe, 28, of Simon Road, Boardman, was charged with operating a vehicle impaired after having been stopped near Indianola Road. Wolfe had a 0.150 blood-alcohol content, which is nearly double Ohio’s 0.08 legal intoxication limit, a report showed.

Theft: Police arrested Jedediah J. Hill, 32, at his Brookfield Avenue residence on a theft warrant. The Boardman man was accused of stealing a $15 portable power pack Feb. 10 from Walmart.

Criminal mischief: Someone left a derogatory message on a front window to a residence in the 1700 block of Lemont Drive.

Theft: A Woodrow Avenue woman noticed a credit card was missing from her purse before it was used to make $544 worth of fraudulent purchases at a Weirton, W.Va., big-box store.

Theft: Kimberly L. Davis, 44, surrendered on a theft charge. Davis, of Shadow Oak Drive, Youngstown, was accused of stealing two pairs of women’s shoes valued at $150 earlier this month from Designer Shoe Warehouse, 1280 Doral Drive.

Arrest: A traffic stop near U.S. Route 224 and South Avenue resulted in the arrest of Roger P. Bischoff, 46, of Flo-Lor Lane, Youngstown, who was wanted on a warrant.

Theft: Kevin C. Brown, 44, of East Dewey Avenue, Youngstown, was charged in the theft of $345 worth of property from Walmart.

Arrest: Ryan T. Murphy of state Route 62, Canfield, was charged with operating a vehicle impaired after authorities had pulled him over on Route 224. Murphy, 19, had a 0.128 blood-alcohol content, a report stated.

Theft: Youngstown police relinquished custody of Anthony M. Salata, 42, to township authorities. Salata, of East Florida Avenue, Youngstown, faced a felony-theft charge after a Dec. 12, 2016, incident in which a Sheridan Road woman discovered a handgun and three pieces of women’s jewelry missing from her car.

Feb. 20

Theft: Three Toronto, Ohio, girls, one age 15 and two age 16, were accused of stealing $417 worth of items that included several jackets from Macy’s in Southern Park Mall.

Theft: Manuel Heriot, 19, of East Judson Avenue, was charged with taking $114 worth of merchandise, including a pair of ear buds, from Kohl’s, 383 Boardman-Poland Road. The Youngstown man also was handed a minor-misdemeanor citation charging him with having a small bag of suspected marijuana.

Arrest: Bobby L. Burkey of Woodworth Road, North Lima, was taken into custody in the 7000 block of Tiffany Boulevard. Burkey, 30, was wanted on a Columbiana County warrant accusing him of failing to appear in court on a theft charge.

Harassment: An employee with a Tiffany Boulevard communications business told officers a caller who was impersonating a Boardman police officer claimed a co-worker had a warrant against him for several offenses.

Theft: Three tubes of lipstick worth $54 were stolen from Kohl’s.

Attempted theft: A township man told authorities that while leaving Southern Park Mall, a woman in her late 30s entered his pickup truck and asked for $10 for gasoline. When he refused, the woman became more aggressive and tried to reach into his pocket, the accuser also reported.

Theft: A woman discovered $598 worth of prescription medications and cosmetics missing from her vehicle while she was in the 8100 block of Market Street.

Theft: Megan K. Clifton, 34, of Ridge Road, Vienna, surrendered on a theft charge after three tubes of lipstick had been stolen from Kohl’s.

Feb. 21

Assaults: Police conducted a welfare check in the 4100 block of Glenwood Avenue, where a woman and her boyfriend each reported having been assaulted by the other.

Menacing: A Salinas Trail woman said a neighbor had threatened to beat her up.

Identity fraud: An Alissa Place man noticed a $1,195 unauthorized charge, while checking his credit report, regarding the amount he supposedly owed to a satellite-TV company.

Criminal damaging: A second-floor apartment near Market Street sustained $1,000 in damage to several walls after a tenant recently had been evicted.

Stolen property: Police in Youngstown picked up Paul R. Sharpnack, 53, of Alliance, who faced a receiving-stolen-property charge related to a Jan. 31 incident in which a man reportedly received $136 in store credit for returning to Kohl’s items that a woman had stolen from the Niles location.

Theft: Karen L. Durrett, 49, of Brandon Avenue, Struthers, was charged in the theft of a $32 sweater from Kohl’s.

Theft by deception: A man reportedly stole three 5-gallon buckets of paint from Home Depot, 7001 Southern Blvd., before another man returned a short time later and tried to return the stolen items.

Theft: Police at Boardman Area Court on Market Street picked up Terry R. Miller, 36, of East Garfield Road, New Springfield, who was wanted on a theft charge related to a Dec. 8, 2016, shoplifting situation in which a $100 outfit was stolen from Macy’s.

Identity theft: A Crystal Drive man reported finding out his account was overdrawn $640 after having visited a Boardman-Canfield Road bank.

Theft/criminal mischief: A Garden Valley Drive man reported a $10 poinsettia plant stolen from his front yard, and that someone had pushed in a rear gate, causing the screws to loosen from its latches.

Menacing: A Struthers woman alleged her former husband and his girlfriend stalked and called her derogatory names as the accuser worked out at a Boardman-Canfield Road fitness center.

Theft: A man and a woman reportedly took $200 worth of electrical supplies from Home Depot.

Theft: A woman discovered a $250 nail gun missing from her Charles Avenue residence.

Feb. 22

Possible drugs: Police reported finding a suspicious packet of an artificial sweetener in a vehicle they had pulled over in the 5100 block of Market Street. The substance was to be tested for possible drugs, a report said.

Theft: A man and a woman reportedly stole a $30 item from Walgreens Pharmacy, 7295 Market St.

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