Warren man, 24, charged with murder in the stabbing death of Warren man, 31

Staff report


Arteum P. Brodeur, 24, of North Park Avenue is in the Trumbull County jail, charged with murder in the stabbing of another man during a fight Saturday night at North Park and Washington Street.

The victim is Michael Krevas, 31, of Washington Street Northwest, according to The Vindicator’s broadcast partner, WFMJ TV-21.

Krevas was taken to ValleyCare Trumbull Memorial Hospital. The stabbing was first reported to police at 9:22 p.m., according to records from the county 911 center.

Brodeur was taken into custody a little after 11 p.m. after police surrounded a location on Willard Avenue in the city.

A witness who called 911 described the suspect in the stabbing as being a male with tattoos, short, curly hair, black shirt and wearing a hat.

The witness said she observed the victim lying on the ground and bleeding. A witness also described a black compact car with tinted windows being involved in the incident.

Officers later went to a location on Willard Avenue Southeast near the Willard K-8 school, where they surrounded a building in the 1900 block and observed movements inside.

Brodeur was taken into custody at 11:08 p.m. A Ford Fusion was towed from the scene.

Brodeur was 23 in December and listed his address as Ankeny, Iowa, when he was injured by a hit and run driver at East Market Street and Chestnut Street Southeast. His injuries were not serious.

The driver of the car was later identified and convicted of failing to stop after an accident. Brodeur was then described as homeless but working for a downtown construction company.

On June 2, a man, 46, of Kinsman Street, reported that Brodeur threatened to shoot him and another male in the 2600 block of Youngstown Road.

One of the victims said he used to be a friend of Brodeur’s, but Brodeur has been known to pull knives on people.

There is no record of any criminal charge being filed in that incident.

On May 30, Warren police responded to Brodeur’s home on Park Avenue for a report of someone damaging Brodeur’s car by throwing bricks at the windshield.

Brodeur said he had a knife and chased away the man who damaged his car. No charges appear to have been filed in that incident.

Krevas had an extensive arrest record at the Trumbull County jail and many criminal charges on file at Warren Municipal Court. He was scheduled to go on trial in September in common pleas court on a charge of illegal conveyance of drugs of abuse into a detention facility.

His death is Warren’s third homicide and Trumbull County’s ninth homicide of 2017.

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