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Summary of police activity in Canfield and Austintown

Saturday, November 18, 2017


A summary of recent criminal activity in Canfield and Austintown:


Nov. 7

Accident: A vehicle in the 200 block of East Main Street reportedly traveled off the road and through several yards before striking a pole, though no charges had been filed at the time of the report.

Nov. 8

Accident: A car reportedly struck a juvenile crossing the street in the 40 block of Wadsworth Street, though no charges were filed.

Nov. 9

Arrest: Police on West Main Street charged Maureen M. Richendollar, 45, of West Pine Lake Road, Salem, with driving under suspension.

Trespassing: Officers responded to a complaint that someone had trespassed on a piece of property in the 200 block of Callahan Road.

Nov. 11

Arrest: Jordan Nelson, 20, of Deerfield was arrested on West Main Street and charged with driving under suspension.

Nov. 12

Citation: Authorities on Canfield-Niles Road cited Gary Kohler Jr., 36, of Sawmill Run Drive, Canfield, on a charge of having an expired registration.


Nov. 7

Arrest: Authorities charged Raymond J. Ingram of New Court, Youngstown, with failure to comply with police, assault on a police officer, resisting arrest, obstructing official business, tampering with evidence and trafficking in marijuana after alleging Ingram, 40, led them on a vehicular pursuit on and near Oakwood Avenue, then struck and damaged several cars on Oakwood before leading officers on a foot chase, during which he reportedly tossed a book bag containing four bags of suspected marijuana that totaled 231 grams. During a struggle, Ingram also struck an officer’s right arm and chest with his elbow, a report stated.

Drugs: A traffic stop near Mahoning Avenue led to the arrest of Maverick C. Evans, 25, of Grandview Road, Lake Milton, on two felony counts of drug abuse and one misdemeanor count of possession of drug paraphernalia. In addition to a suspected marijuana pipe, found were two bottles with no label that contained several pills including Alprazolam, a drug commonly used to treat anxiety and panic disorders, for which Evans had no prescription, a report showed.

Drugs: After pulling over a vehicle near North Navarre and Mahoning avenues, authorities alleged a woman, 33, had two Suboxone strips on her person but with no prescription. No charges had been filed at the time of the report, however.

Arrest: Officers responded to a report of an unknown problem in the 4200 block of Carlisle Avenue before taking into custody Lacey A. Livermore, 27, no address listed, who was wanted on warrants charging one count each of criminal trespassing, resisting arrest and obstructing official business. Livermore faced an additional criminal-trespassing charge when, police said, she was on the property in violation of a prior trespassing warning.

Nov. 8

Arrest: After responding to a report of a man who walked away from his vehicle at a Mahoning Avenue gas station, police charged James J. Campana, 47, of Westminster Avenue, Austintown, with operating a vehicle impaired. Campana registered a 0.269 blood-alcohol content, which is more than three times Ohio’s 0.08 legal intoxication limit, a report said.

Theft: Someone reportedly stole about $167 worth of meat products, potatoes and other groceries from Giant Eagle, 5220 Mahoning Ave.

Fraud: A Purdue Avenue resident reported having been scammed of $9,000.

Theft: A 9mm semiautomatic firearm was missing from a residence in the 200 block of South Roanoke Avenue.

Nov. 9

Arrest: The Ohio State Highway Patrol handed Kyle A. Campbell, 31, to Austintown authorities. Campbell, of North Hartford Avenue, Youngstown, was wanted on a warrant charging failure to appear in Austintown Area Court.

Fraud: An employee with Yesco Electrical Supply Inc., 1142 N. Meridian Road, told police of receiving a fraudulent $16,000 order.

Theft: Someone reportedly left Meander Hill Antiques & Gifts, 20 N. Turner Road, and refused to pay for a purchase.

Theft: A man in his 60s reportedly left Uncle Nick’s Greek Fried Chicken, 136 N. Canfield-Niles Road, without paying his food bill.

Unauthorized use of a vehicle: An Ohltown Road resident reported a 2016 Ford vehicle was used without permission.

Nov. 10

Trespassing: Justin E. Hyatt, 38, faced a criminal-trespassing charge after a Norquest Boulevard couple told police they suspected someone had entered their truck. Officers found Hyatt, of North Edgehill Avenue, Austintown, in the back seat covered with a jacket, a report stated.

Fraud: A Carlisle Avenue man reported his identification had been used to open a fraudulent credit-card account, which resulted in an $825 balance.

Theft: A package was taken from a home in the 3400 block of Meanderwood Drive.

Domestic violence: Joseph P. Gionfriddo, 69, and Helen E. Gionfriddo, 86, both of South Edgehill Avenue, Austintown, were charged with the crime after Joseph Gionfriddo alleged that during an ongoing argument, she punched him several times in the face, leaving two small cuts. Helen Gionfriddo alleged he choked her with a pair of jeans and pushed her, causing soreness to her hip, a report showed.

Theft: Someone at a Mahoning Avenue fitness center broke a vehicle’s window and removed a purse.

Nov. 11

Citations: Officers issued minor-misdemeanor citations to Noah M. Matheny, 21, of New Road, Austintown, after having responded to a dispute between Matheny and his girlfriend at the home. While there, police found a bag of suspected marijuana, papers commonly used to roll marijuana and a partially smoked marijuana cigarette, they alleged.

Nov. 12

Attempted theft: Someone in the 4200 block of Staatz Drive was reportedly seen on a home-surveillance camera entering two vehicles, though nothing appeared to have been stolen.

Citation: William L. Thomas III, 20, of New York Avenue, Youngstown, was cited on a disorderly conduct charge after authorities responded to a complaint of an inebriated person at a business in the 1700 block of South Raccoon Road.

Criminal damaging: A vehicle window was broken in the 5100 block of Winslow Drive.

Criminal damaging: A car at a North Canfield-Niles Road motel was found with a damaged tire.

Thefts: Items were removed from one vehicle each in the 40 block of Patterson Court and the 4200 block of Selkirk Avenue.

Theft: Someone took money and a knife from a car in the 1600 block of Lancaster Drive.

Nov. 13

Theft: Barbara A. D’Amato, 57, of Red Tail Hawk Drive, Boardman, was charged with taking $16.53 worth of items from Marc’s, 4755 Mahoning Ave.

Arrest: Police responded to a complaint of someone not wanted at a North Canfield-Niles Road gas station, where they took into custody Timothy J. Brown, 46, of Lorain. He was wanted on Niles Municipal Court warrants.