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Summary of recent criminal activity in Poland and Boardman

Thursday, November 16, 2017


A summary of recent criminal activity in Poland and Boardman townships:


Nov. 8

Harassment: A Bendemeer Drive woman said she was being harassed via telecommunications.

Nov. 10

Aggravated menacing: A 15-year-old girl reported having been threatened while she was at Poland Seminary High School, 3199 Dobbins Road.


Nov. 7

Theft: A woman in her 40s reportedly stole three items from Go! Games & Toys in Southern Park Mall.

Theft: A man discovered a firearm and about 40 rounds of ammunition missing from his Wildwood Drive residence.

Attempted auto theft: A Moyer Avenue woman reported two men had tried to steal her 1999 GMC vehicle.

Theft: A man told officers a woman took a crib, a 6-quart crockpot and a toolbox that contained miscellaneous tools without permission while visiting his Chester Drive home. The loss came to $675.

Burglary: To an apartment in the 3900 block of South Schenley Avenue via a side window that was forcibly entered and damaged. Stolen was $70.

Criminal damaging: Someone in the 3900 block of South Schenley Avenue used a brick to shatter a car’s passenger-side window.

Nov. 8

Arrest: Officers in the 7900 block of Spartan Drive took Durrell J. Ford, 31, into custody. Ford, of Fruit Avenue, Farrell, Pa., was wanted on a felony warrant from Hermitage, Pa., charging failure to appear in court.

Domestic violence: Youngstown police handed to township authorities Christopher J. Hill, 32, of West Glenaven Avenue, Youngstown, who was wanted on a domestic-violence charge, related to a May 2015 situation in which his former girlfriend, of Boardman, alleged that during an argument, Hill had struck her face, leaving a cut and a bruise.

Menacing: A Boardman man reported he and his girlfriend have been receiving ongoing threats to kill them.

Fraud: An office manager with Rondinelli Tuxedo Co., 850 McKay Court, found out the business’s bank account had been altered, then discovered money intended for the account was instead deposited into several fraudulent accounts that apparently had been set up online. An undisclosed sum of money was transferred.

Fraud: A 15-year-old Boardman High School student told officers his debit card was used to make a $20 unauthorized purchase at a township restaurant after the teen had noticed his gym bag missing while he was at a McClurg Road business.

Theft: A man reportedly fled on a bicycle after having stolen $26 worth of cigarettes and related items from Tobacco City LLC, 110 Boardman-Poland Road.

Unauthorized use of a vehicle: A Youngstown man alleged a mechanic who agreed to make repairs to his car after it had been towed from the 4000 block of Hillman Way has refused to return the vehicle.

Harassment: A Lost Tree Drive woman said she’s received about 15 such calls.

Misuse of a credit card: A Youngstown man told police his stolen debit card was used to make six unauthorized charges that totaled $606 at a Doral Drive big-box store.

Citation: A vehicle check near Glenwood Avenue led to a minor-misdemeanor citation charging Alton L. White, 46, of Fifth Avenue, Youngstown, with having three small bags of suspected marijuana in his pocket.

Domestic violence: A 16-year-old Boardman girl was charged with the crime after her foster mother alleged the teen had threatened to beat her up when the accuser requested the girl return an electronic tablet.

Nov. 9

Citation: A traffic stop near Market Street resulted in a minor-misdemeanor citation charging a 16-year-old Columbiana boy with having a suspected marijuana cigarette.

Theft: Alviana L. Collier, 18, of East Lucius Avenue, and Raneesha M. Martin, 21, of Cleveland Avenue, faced theft charges. The two Youngstown women were accused of stealing three T-shirts and two packs of socks from Kohl’s, 383 Boardman-Poland Road.

Criminal mischief: A Friendship Avenue woman saw that someone had removed her car’s gas cap and a driver’s-side brake light.

Drugs: While responding to a possibly intoxicated man at Southern Park Mall, officers arrested Peter R. Ross of Logan Avenue, Warren, upon discovering he was wanted on a felony cocaine-possession charge from Trumbull County. Ross, 38, also was handed a minor-misdemeanor citation charging him with disorderly conduct while intoxicated.

Theft: A Struthers woman noticed her purse missing while at a South Avenue restaurant.

Assault: A Boardman woman reported another woman had grabbed her hair, took the accuser to the ground and punched her face three times as the victim approached her residence.

Theft: A man in his late 30s or early 40s reportedly stole $416 worth of food, clothing and camping gear from Walmart, 1300 Doral Drive.

Identity fraud: A Westfield Drive man told authorities his elderly mother’s personal information had been used to open several credit-card accounts, resulting in $21,000 worth of fraudulent activity.

Citation: Police answered a call pertaining to a possibly inebriated man near a South Avenue bank, where they issued a minor-misdemeanor citation charging Steven C. Jackson, 58, of Ravenwood Avenue, Youngstown, with disorderly conduct while intoxicated.

Harassment: A township woman said she’s gotten several text messages, some of which contained implied threats.

Possible voyeurism: An employee with a Southern Boulevard big-box store reported that while using a restroom, he noticed a cellphone on the floor next to a stall with its camera activated, leading the accuser to believe someone may have been recording him.

Nov. 10

Arrest: Police arrested Erik W. Weimer, 43, at his Brookfield Avenue residence on an inducing-panic charge, related to an Aug. 22 overdose in which paramedics reportedly found Weimer not breathing before giving him several doses of Naloxone to reverse or block the effects of opioids. The Boardman man also was charged with obstructing official business when, officers alleged, he was spotted climbing over a backyard fence, resulting in a brief foot chase.

Burglary: Someone possibly used a credit card to unlock a door and enter a home in the 5000 block of Friendship Avenue, from which a $5,000 silver diamond ring was taken.

Indecency: A woman complained that a man in a black GMC truck wearing a black coat had exposed himself near U.S. Route 224 and Tiffany Boulevard.

Menacing: An employee with a Market Street law firm reported a client called and made an implied threat regarding legal advice the client had been given.

Theft: A township woman discovered her purse missing from her vehicle while she was in the 700 block of Sabrina Drive.

Harassment: A worker for a Market Street doctor’s office said a former patient has been sending such emails.

Nov. 11

Arrest: While trying to help a woman enter her Applecrest Court residence, the door to which was blocked, authorities took another woman, Sarah M. Vangundy, 32, into custody. Vangundy, of South Raccoon Road, Austintown, was wanted on a felony warrant charging her with violating a court order.

Citations: Malcolm I. Miller, 21, of Erskine Avenue, Boardman, received two minor-misdemeanor citations after having been pulled over near Market Street. He was charged with having a small quantity of suspected marijuana and a metal container with suspected marijuana residue.

Arrest: Officers near Homestead Drive and Market Street pulled over then arrested Shawnterra K. Hudson, 25, who was wanted on a theft charge. Hudson, of Idlewood Avenue, Youngstown, was accused of stealing $300 worth of property Sept. 9 from Walmart.

Identity theft: A Claybourne Avenue woman found out someone had accessed and withdrew $190 from her savings account.

Misuse of a credit card: A Struthers woman learned that her stolen debit card was used at three Boardman locations to rack up $259 worth of fraudulent charges.

Nov. 12

Burglary: To a residence in the 1700 block of Palo Verde Drive, from which a jar containing $20 in change was missing. Also, several drawers were slightly ajar.

Theft: Dena M. Wright, 42, of Waverly Avenue, Youngstown, was charged in the theft of about $66 worth of merchandise that included body wash from Modarelli’s Sparkle Market, 4121 South Ave.

Criminal damaging: Three mailboxes in the 6400 block of Tara Drive and one in the 1700 block of Island Drive sustained damage.

Arrest: A traffic stop near Indianola Road resulted in the arrest of Ariel C. Brown, 20, who was wanted on a Summit County warrant accusing her of failing to appear in court to face a felony theft charge. The Cleveland woman also was charged with obstructing official business when, police alleged, she provided a false name and two dates of birth to avoid being taken into custody on the warrant.