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Albino deer shot


A village official said an albino deer that was found shot with an arrow in Poland Municipal Forest is OK.

Officials were notified Friday about a deer that had been injured by an arrow. The arrow was removed. Hunting is not permitted in the forest, but officials said the deer could have been shot somewhere else and then entered the forest.

Needle found in treat


Township police are investigating after a man reported finding a sewing needle in a snack his stepdaughter collected while trick or treating.

According to a police report filed Thursday, a Doncaster Drive resident told police the 12-year-old girl asked him to open a Rice Krispies treat for her, then, before biting into it, she noticed a “small sewing needle” stuck to the treat. Police also noticed there was a small hole in the wrapper.

The man was not sure which house or street the treat came from, he said.

Odor poses no risk


The source of a strange smell reported in a Poland neighborhood Thursday does not pose a risk to area residents, said Chip Comstock, Western Reserve Joint Fire District Chief.

Comstock said the department received a complaint about a petroleum-based odor, prompting the fire department to respond to the area of Coblentz Drive and Stoner Avenue and call in the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency and a hazardous materials team.

The team determined it was coming from storm sewers that empty into Yellow Creek. Responders built earthen dams and placed absorbent pads at an area near the creek. The fire department will leave the dams in place and will remove the pads at a later time.

The exact source was not determined, but Comstock said it likely was a leaking underground fuel tank.

Charged in robbery


Police have a suspect in the 11 p.m. Thursday robbery of the Sheetz gas station at 3379 Elm Road.

Police said the suspect brought a beverage to the register, told the clerk to give him money and said he had a gun in his pocket. The clerk gave him cash, and he ran from the store.

According to Warren Municipal Court, Derek M. Markley, 34, of North Park Avenue Extension in Bristolville, is charged with felony robbery, and a warrant is issued for his arrest. Jail records Friday afternoon showed that Markley had not been arrested on the warrant.

Surveillance video shows the suspect parking at a gas pump and robbing the store, police said. The video showed the license plate of the blue Toyota the suspect was driving, and police said a photo of the person associated with the license plate matched the suspect.

Robbed after rehab


Reports said a Salem man checked out of a drug rehabilitation facility in Massillon and then went to Youngstown on Thursday to buy cocaine, only to be beaten and robbed.

Police found the 23-year-old victim about 7:30 p.m. in the 200 block of Byron Street on the East Side, his face covered in bruises and blood.

Reports said the victim told police a man he knows drove him to the East Side from the rehab center to get cocaine, but once he got inside the drug house, his driver and others beat him and stole $80 from him.

The man managed to get away and call 911. He was taken to St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital.

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