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Published: Fri, June 9, 2017 @ 12:00 a.m.

May 26

Assault: A Carter Circle woman told officers a man to whom she owes $30 grabbed her hair, pushed the accuser’s head down and struck her in the back while demanding she pay him back.

Employee theft: Marcus J. Magby, 22, of Ferndale Avenue, Youngstown, faced a theft charge after an internal investigation at Walmart, 1300 Doral Drive, reportedly revealed he had intentionally failed to scan about $60 worth of items. During an interview with a loss-prevention official, Magby admitted having stolen $985 worth of merchandise from the big-box store over a one-year period, a police report showed.

Theft: Gloria J. Samuels, 57, of North Main Street, Poland, was charged with taking $44 worth of property, including women’s undergarments, from Walmart.

Robbery: A man about age 30 wearing black sweatpants and black-and-white shoes reportedly stole $20 worth of air fresheners from Family Dollar, 4030 Market St., then pushed an employee out the door as she tried to stop him.

Theft: Marcus R. Pearson, 28, of Lexington Avenue, Youngstown, was charged with stealing three pairs of men’s shorts valued at $135 from Zumiez, a clothing store in Southern Park Mall.

Counterfeit: A woman reported having noticed in a trash bin near her Wolosyn Circle apartment a bag that contained what appeared to be money before police determined the contents was $345 in fake bills.

Drugs: While responding to a traffic complaint in the 5100 block of Market Street, officers charged Raheem A. Satterthwaite of Sciota Avenue, Boardman, with drug abuse. Satterthwaite, 27, had a folded napkin that contained four pills he said were Tramadol, an opioid commonly used to treat moderate to severe pain, but with no prescription, a report showed.

Domestic violence: Ira W. Edwards, 63, of Market Street, Boardman, faced one felony count each of domestic violence and violating a protection order after his pregnant wife alleged Edwards threw her to the ground during an argument. The charges were upgraded because of a prior domestic-violence conviction and because Edwards violated the order while committing a felony offense, a report stated.

Employee theft: Authorities charged Henry L. Wylie IV of Hamrock Drive, Campbell, after a Walmart loss-prevention official alleged that over a four-month period, Wylie, 21, had deliberately conducted various over-ride transactions to discount items for friends and himself, resulting in a $580 loss.

Drugs: Youngstown police handed Jay R. Weston, 31, to township authorities. Weston, of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, Youngstown, was charged with possession of drug-abuse instruments, related to a possible drug overdose Jan. 13 in a Southern Park Mall restroom, where officers reported having found two used needles.

Counterfeit: A Canfield man told police that while in the 1300 block of Doral Drive, he had sold an Xbox game system and related items to a man who provided two phony $100 bills.

Assault: A Southern Boulevard man alleged a man who had been hired to perform lawn-care services at the apartment complex pushed him away when the accuser asked him to mow the grass lower in certain areas to protect his dog from possibly getting ticks.

Theft: Ruthmarie C. Holmes, 35, of Ferndale Avenue, Youngstown, was charged in the theft of four items from Family Dollar, 4030 Market St.

May 27

Arrest: Elizabeth M. Fludd of South Garland Avenue, Youngstown, was charged with operating a vehicle impaired after police had pulled her over on Market Street. Fludd, 42, refused to undergo a Breathalyzer test, a report said.

Criminal damaging: A Jeep in the 4000 block of Hillman Way was found with a broken rear window. Damage came to $500.

Arrest: Police responded to a three-car crash with an injury near South Avenue and Mathews Road before charging Brooke M. Hernandez, 33, of Shadyside Drive, Boardman, with operating a vehicle impaired. Hernandez refused to submit to a Breathalyzer test, authorities said.

Drugs: After pulling him over near Grover Drive and Indianola Road, officers took into custody Joseph J. Kucala, 54, who listed two Youngstown addresses as well as one on Westchester Drive, Austintown, and charged him with drug abuse and possession of drug paraphernalia. Kucala, who also was wanted on two bench warrants, had two pill bottles, one each with suspected marijuana and cocaine residue, a pipe with suspected marijuana residue, a straw and a container with an Oxycodone pill, a report stated.

Identity fraud: A Jaguar Drive man told police a bank in Delaware informed him that someone had opened an account with the victim’s personal information, resulting in $802 worth of fraudulent activity.

Arrest: Authorities at an Operating a Vehicle Impaired checkpoint near South Avenue and Mathews Road arrested Lelan C. Bright, 27, of East Dewey Avenue, Youngstown, on charges of OVI and drug abuse after alleging Bright had in the car one over-the-counter pill.

Theft: A man reported having lost his wallet at a Market Street restaurant before realizing it likely was stolen.

Theft by deception: Daniel A. Davis, 38, of Geneva Avenue, Struthers, faced a misdemeanor theft-by-deception charge after having been accused of selecting two clothing items, removing the price tags and attempting to return the merchandise, for which he received a $59 gift card.

Unauthorized use of a vehicle: A Shadyside Drive woman alleged her daughter-in-law took the accuser’s 2013 Hyundai without permission.

Arrest: Melvin Clark, 59, of Roxbury Avenue, Youngstown, was charged with operating a vehicle impaired after having been pulled over near a township OVI checkpoint. Clark registered a 0.281 blood-alcohol content, which is more than three times Ohio’s 0.08 legal intoxication limit, a report showed.

Criminal mischief/menacing: An Arlene Avenue woman told authorities her former boyfriend wrote an ominous message on her vehicle’s window, then placed sticks on its trunk.

Theft: Mark A. Jones, 31, was charged with theft after police alleged Jones, of Frank Street, Struthers, had deliberately failed to scan a pair of men’s boots and other items while at Walmart.

Arrest: A vehicle check in the 7300 block of South Avenue resulted in the arrest of Larry D. Daniel, 44, of Milton Street, Warren. He was wanted on an Ohio State Highway Patrol warrant accusing him of failing to appear in Niles Municipal Court.

Assault/criminal damaging: Officers responded to a large fight at a Boardman-Canfield Road restaurant, where a man reported a group of assailants had jumped him and struck his jaw. The fight continued in the parking lot and resulted in damage to a car’s passenger side.

May 28

Arrest: Authorities answered a 911 call that originated on Brookfield Avenue from a woman who claimed to have been abducted at gunpoint near her home before they charged Lisa M. Ross, 18, of West Boston Avenue, Youngstown, with making a false alarm, a first-degree misdemeanor, after she reportedly admitted having fabricated the story. Ross told Youngstown police she had actually met one of the supposed kidnappers online and that he picked her up then took her to a township apartment, where she became angry at someone there and made up the allegation, a Boardman police report showed.

Arrest: Dewayne D. Williams, 22, of Samuel Avenue, Youngstown, was picked up during a traffic stop on Southern Boulevard after police discovered Williams was wanted on a Youngstown Municipal Court bench warrant accusing him of failing to appear on a charge of operating a vehicle impaired.

Theft: Two women and a man reportedly stole $430 worth of candles and other merchandise from Bath & Body Works, 379 Boardman-Poland Road.

Arrest: While responding to a fight on Market Street, police charged Ashley N. Goudy-Mehno, 28, of Goshen Road, Salem, with obstructing official business after alleging Goudy-Mehno had provided two dates of birth and a false name. She also was wanted on a felony parole-violation charge.

Theft: A man reportedly took a $160 chain saw from Lowe’s, 1100 Doral Drive.

Theft by deception: Two women at Walmart reportedly selected $67 worth of merchandise and improperly exchanged the items for a gift card.

May 29

Drug paraphernalia: A traffic stop on Market Street led to a 17-year-old Boardman boy being charged with having a digital scale in the vehicle, which, police said, also smelled of marijuana.

Fraud: A Leighton Avenue woman alleged her son and another person have been illegally selling food-stamp cards from her home.

Theft: A woman reportedly stole 25 articles of clothing from Family Dollar, 4030 Market St., then fled in a silver vehicle.

Theft: A Glenwood Avenue man noticed two cellphones and roughly $60 missing from his unlocked car.

Theft: A man reported an Xbox console and related items as well as a 32-inch TV stolen from his South Avenue residence.

Criminal damaging/menacing: A woman told police that while stopped at a red light in the 6600 block of South Avenue, the driver in front of her got out, threatened to beat up the accuser and broke a windshield-wiper arm on the vehicle’s driver’s side.


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