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June 30

Harassment: Officers took Shawn M. Truman, 38, into custody at his Bonnie Place apartment after learning the Boardman man was wanted on a telephone-harassment charge. Last month, Truman’s former girlfriend alleged he had made and sent more than 200 unwanted and vulgar calls and text messages to her over a two- or three-week period.

Misuse of a credit card: A South Avenue man reported having checked his account activity online and finding two fraudulent transactions that totaled about $1,560.

Domestic violence: A 15-year-old township boy was charged with the crime after his mother alleged that during an argument about him wanting to visit a nearby library, the teen had placed her in a chokehold and pressed a pair of scissors against the accuser’s stomach.

Theft: A mailbox was removed from its post in the 8200 block of Hitchcock Road.

Theft: An Annawan Lane man discovered $1,005 had been transferred from his bank account to another.

Assault: A Baymar Drive woman alleged a neighbor’s daughter had struck the side of the accuser’s head with her knee during a dispute related to WiFi service.

Theft: A worker for a West Boulevard hair salon reported an unsatisfied client wrote a $105 check for services before she discovered the check had a stop-payment order attached to it.

Identity fraud: A Flora Lane woman was reportedly informed that someone used her driver’s license to visit an inmate at the Mahoning County jail 22 times last year, even though the victim had never reported her license lost or stolen.

Theft: A U.S. Postal Service worker reported mail had been stolen from an apartment in the 6000 block of Applecrest Court.

Theft: Braylon A. Burns, 22, and Joellen C. Paris, 28, both of Oxford Lane, Campbell, were charged with taking a box of diapers and other items from Walmart, 1300 Doral Drive.

Burglary: To an apartment in the 6100 block of Market Street via the front door, from which $1,700, an Xbox game system, a safe and assorted jewelry were removed.

Theft: A woman in her early 30s reportedly stole an item from a Shell True North gas station, 5135 Market St.

Arrest: A traffic stop on Market Street resulted in the arrest of Taira L. Laflore, 24, of Murray Avenue, Campbell, who was charged with obstructing official business. Laflore provided a false name and date of birth, police said.

July 1

Arrest: After pulling him over near Hillman Street, officers took Trevon D. McMullen, 20, into custody. McMullen, of Hillman Way, Boardman, was wanted on a Sandusky County warrant charging failure to appear in court; he also received a minor-misdemeanor citation charging him with marijuana possession.

Domestic violence: Andre L. Harmon, 40, of Verona Avenue, Youngstown, was arrested on a domestic-violence charge after police pulled him over near Market Street. Last month, his former girlfriend, of Boardman, alleged Harmon had spit in her face and on her right arm during an argument.

Theft: Clarence E. Shaffer, 41, of South Jackson Street, Youngstown, was charged in the theft of a bedsheet and cologne from Kohl’s, 383 Boardman-Poland Road.

Aggravated menacing: Authorities responded to a McClurg Road business after a man called 911 to report a woman had pointed a gun at him before charging Denise R. McLaughlin, 54, of Darlington, Pa., with aggravated menacing and obstructing official business. The accuser alleged McLaughlin pointed the weapon at him when he yelled at her while they were at a red light for having passed him at high speed in a no-passing zone on nearby state Route 626, then, a short time later at the business, aimed a laser beam at the victim. Also, McLaughlin lied to police about having a firearm, a report stated.

Theft: An estimated $1,000 worth of scrap copper and other supplies was missing from a building in the 7300 block of Southern Boulevard.

Criminal damaging: The owner of a home in the 5200 block of Pinetree Lane reported two tables had been damaged while stored in the garage.

Arrest: A vehicle check near Leighton Avenue led to the arrest of Mark A. Kosa, 44, of Leighton, Boardman, on a charge of tampering with evidence, a third-degree felony, after an officer alleged having seen him toss a bag containing about 5 grams of suspected marijuana from a car window. Kosa also was issued a minor-misdemeanor citation charging him with marijuana possession.

Theft: Police charged Tyrone E. Taylor, 50, with theft after alleging the Canton man had taken $366 worth of clothing from Macy’s in Southern Park Mall.

Arrest: Officers responded to a report of two suspicious men at a Market Street gas station before taking Melvin D. Blackburn, 49, into custody. Blackburn, who listed addresses of Market Street in Boardman and Broadway Avenue in Youngstown, was wanted on a Niles Municipal Court bench warrant charging him with a probation violation.

Theft: Liberty police at the Mahoning County jail transferred custody of Nicole D. Cruse, 45, of Shavers Street Southwest, Newton Falls, to Boardman authorities. Cruse was wanted on a theft charge, related to a June 26 shoplifting situation at Family Dollar, 4030 Market St., from which five men’s T-shirts were stolen.

July 2

Auto theft: A 2011 Jeep Cherokee was stolen from a driveway in the 4000 block of Hudson Drive.

Burglary: To a first-floor apartment in the 800 block of Cook Avenue after a rear window was kicked or pushed in. Items stolen included a flat-screen TV, an Xbox game console, 12 Xbox games and numerous pairs of men’s shoes, for an estimated $3,720 loss.

Misuse of a credit card: A woman returned to her Beaver Falls, Pa., residence, then discovered her missing credit card had been used without authorization to make $718 worth of purchases from several Walmart stores, including the Boardman location.

Burglary/forgery: A woman told police she had given the homeowner $2,400 for four months’ worth of rent, yet was evicted from the residence in the 5200 block of Hitchcock Road. The homeowner alleged the former tenant was in the residence without permission and that he never received such a payment; he also reported a lease agreement and a receipt the woman showed police were forged documents.

Theft: A man reportedly took a $250 air-conditioning unit from Ollie’s Bargain Outlet, 385 Boardman-Canfield Road.

Menacing: A Youngstown woman alleged a former friend followed her to a Doral Drive store and threatened the accuser.

Arson: A Hunting Valley Drive man reported someone had placed a lit firecracker in his mailbox, from which smoke was seen coming from inside, then fled.

Attempted burglary: A woman noticed a window to her South Avenue mobile home had been shattered, presumably as someone tried to enter.

Theft: Juan G. Jimenez-Ortiz, 29, and Melissa Delgado, 36, both of Shirley Road, Youngstown, were charged with intentionally failing to scan $89 worth of groceries while at Walmart.

Burglary: To a residence in the 200 block of Forest Park Drive through the front door. Roughly $1,650 worth of property was missing, including a flat-screen TV, a cellphone, an Xbox game system and a pair of women’s shoes.

Theft: A woman was reportedly seen on surveillance footage at Walmart failing to scan seven items in a self-checkout lane.

Drugs: Police responded to a possible drug transaction outside of a Boardman-Poland Road restaurant, then arrested Terry L. Robinson, 37, at a nearby gas station on charges of drug abuse and possession of drug paraphernalia. Robinson, of Glenwood Avenue, Boardman, had a bag of suspected marijuana and a digital scale with suspected marijuana residue in the car, a report showed.

Theft: A vehicle check near Squirrel Hill Drive resulted in the arrest of April G. Stanley, 28, of Hitchcock Road, Boardman, on a theft warrant, related to a June 6 shoplifting situation in which $61 worth of clothing was stolen from Kohl’s.

July 3

Arrest: A vehicle check near Glenwood Avenue led to the arrest of William E. Britton, 38, of Kirk Road, Youngstown. He was wanted on an Austintown warrant charging inducing panic.

Theft: A woman fled in a tan vehicle after reportedly having stolen various items from Walgreens Pharmacy, 7295 Market St.

Domestic violence: John W. Hager of Meadowbrook Avenue, Boardman, was arrested at St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital on a felony charge after a June 22 situation in which a family member alleged that as she tried to assist him, Hager, 60, squeezed and twisted her wrists.

Domestic violence: Ray L. Rowlands IV, 24, of Southern Boulevard, Boardman, faced a charge after a woman alleged Rowlands had returned to her home and kicked in the front door, knocking the accuser to the ground and leaving a small cut on her.

Aggravated menacing: Officers charged Lisiyaidilly F. Pacheco, 21, of South Truesdale Avenue, Youngstown, with aggravated menacing after a woman alleged Pacheco came to her township residence and started an argument, then followed the accuser to work and, at one point, blocked her lane of travel and threatened to kill the victim.

Theft: Meaghan A. Ritter, 26, of Mathews Road, Boardman, was charged in the theft of $28 worth of groceries from Walmart.

Theft: Police charged Beryl E. Beveridge Jr., 59, with theft and possession of criminal tools after alleging the Pulaski, Pa., man had used a small pair of pliers to cut security tags then steal items from Marc’s, 7121 Tiffany Blvd.

Drug paraphernalia: A traffic stop on Market Street led to a charge of possession of drug paraphernalia and a citation charging marijuana possession against Markell D. Wilkerson, 18, of East Lucius Avenue, Youngstown. A small bag of suspected marijuana and a digital scale were found, police alleged.

Theft: A 15-year-old Youngstown boy was accused of stealing $65 worth of property that included a BB gun from Walmart.

Criminal damaging: Someone entered a car in the 4100 block of Glenwood Avenue and damaged an armrest.

Theft: Colin J. Morgan, 19, of Robbins Avenue, Niles, was charged in the theft of a $50 electronics item from Walmart.

Theft: A man reported a $600 laptop computer missing from his Glenwood Avenue apartment.

Criminal damaging: Someone in the 4200 block of Glenwood Avenue ransacked a vehicle and damaged a garage door.

Theft: Two men in their 30s reportedly stole $4,706 worth of merchandise, including five cameras, from Walmart, then left in a red four-door vehicle.

July 4

Aggravated menacing: A Market Street man told officers his roommate had made threatening comments, causing the accuser to fear for his safety.

Citation: Police on Market Street pulled over and handed a minor-misdemeanor citation charging Brittany A. Williams, 24, of Leo Avenue, Youngstown, with having a small bag of suspected marijuana.

Theft: A man reportedly took a $400 TV from Target, 417 Boardman-Poland Road.

Theft: A Mathews Road woman discovered $100 missing from her residence.

Criminal damaging: A Shields Road woman saw that someone had used a key to damage the finish on her car’s driver’s side.

Theft: Someone entered a vehicle in the 4000 block of Sylvia Lane and removed a wallet.

Citation: Police responded to a complaint that someone had urinated outside of a business in the 7000 block of Market Street before issuing a minor-misdemeanor citation to Jarvis Sanders, 36. Sanders of Gordon Avenue, Campbell, was charged with disorderly conduct while publicly intoxicated.

July 5

Arrest: Authorities responded to a loud party in the 1900 block of Wingate Road before charging Michael S. Shaffer, 23, of State Street, Struthers, with disorderly conduct and obstructing official business after alleging Shaffer had refused several times to provide his identification. He also took an aggressive step toward an officer, became belligerent and refused to cooperate, a report said.

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