POLICE BLOTTER

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POLICE BLOTTER

Sept. 22

Harassment: A Glenwood Avenue woman alleged her former husband sent more than 100 unwanted text messages and made several such calls to her and her 11-year-old son.

Harassment: A Market Street man reported a person with whom he had a falling out sent threatening letters to a North Lima nursing home, where someone common to them lives.

Vandalism: Someone placed ice cream on a rear door and broke a security camera at a Market Street doctor’s office.

Burglary: A woman told officers two juveniles entered her Mathews Road home without permission, then took a $30 basketball and an iPhone charger.

Harassment: A Cathy Ann Drive woman said her boyfriend’s soon-to-be former wife sent her an unwanted text message after having harassed her via phone.

Theft: Jamie M. Cunningham, 29, of Thorn Hill Road, Youngstown, was charged with failing to self-scan $66 worth of clothing at Walmart, 1300 Doral Drive.

Identity theft: Authorities in downtown Youngstown picked up Jean E. Tapscott of East Avondale Avenue, Youngstown, who faced theft and identity-theft charges after a June 19 shoplifting situation at Walmart in which she was accused of failing to scan $87 worth of items. Tapscott, 28, also provided a false name to loss-prevention officials who had detained her, a police report showed.

Theft: Kayla E. Lombaiso, 27, of West Lincoln Avenue, New Castle, Pa., was charged with felony theft after another New Castle woman had reported her purse stolen from a Southern Park Mall kiosk. Lombaiso was caught on surveillance footage taking a wallet and leaving the mall, a report stated.

Fraud: A Brookfield Avenue woman reported a caller who claimed to be her grandson and was in a serious car accident instructed her to buy $2,500 worth of Best Buy gift cards for money to supposedly make repairs to the other party’s vehicle. The victim lost an estimated $10,500 in the scam, a report showed.

Theft: A Meadowood Circle woman found an unauthorized $110 charge had been made against her bank account.

Theft: A South Avenue woman alleged a family member stole about $1,361 worth of her Social Security funds.

Sept. 23

Assault: A supervisor with a Poland residential treatment facility reported a client alleged a worker had struck his wheelchair with a broom during an argument between them.

Theft: A Struthers girl, 16, and a North Lima girl, 17, were accused of taking from Walmart $51 worth of merchandise that included hair coloring.

Auto theft: A 1997 Chevrolet Cavalier was stolen in the 7600 block of Ranier Trail.

Theft: A township woman reported a purse and $50 stolen from her car while she was in the 5600 block of Bonnell Drive.

Theft: A tray of loose change was removed from a vehicle in the 6100 block of Northlawn Avenue. Also, two other residents discovered someone had entered their cars.

Menacing: A Market Street man told officers a neighbor threatened to beat him up regarding a complaint the accuser had filed.

Harassment: A West Boulevard woman discovered a Facebook post had been set up to berate and harass her 17-year-old daughter.

Breaking and entering: Someone entered a residence in the 4000 block of Hopkins Road and removed about $500 worth of copper piping from the basement.

Fraud: An Oakridge Drive man who oversees his mother’s finances reportedly discovered 18 checks were missing and that eight of them had been cashed for a total of $7,070. The man placed a stop-payment on the remainder of the stolen checks.

Scam: A Tanglewood Drive man reported being scammed of $5,000 after a caller who claimed to be his grandson and in jail on a charge of operating a vehicle impaired had instructed him to send that amount in gift cards to Sebring Area Court.

Sept. 24

Arrests: After reportedly seeing a male lying on the ground behind a Boardman-Canfield Road business, police charged two Boardman boys, 15 and 16, with consumption of alcohol under age 21 and obstructing official business, respectively. The younger teen admitted having consumed alcohol; the other boy provided a phony age, a report said.

Assault: Police responded to a fight outside of the Boardman High School football stadium, where a man alleged that during a Boardman Spartans game, another man threw several punches at the accuser when the second man’s wife had accused the victim of shouting an insult at her son, who was playing for the opposing team.

Fraud: An Argyle Avenue man reported discovering two fraudulent withdrawals had been made from his wife’s bank account that totaled $510.50.

Theft by deception: A Boardman-Canfield Road man found $1,011 worth of unauthorized automated-teller-machine withdrawals had been made to his account.

Identity fraud: A Sequoya Drive man found out someone without permission had tried to use his bank card three times before determining about $633 worth of fraudulent activity was made with it.

Criminal damaging: A mailbox in the 6400 block of Tara Drive sustained $35 in damage.

Burglary’assault: A woman told authorities someone kicked in the door to her Hillman Way apartment, then grabbed and punched her several times in the face.

Burglary: To a second-floor apartment in the 4600 block of South Avenue that someone ransacked. Nothing appeared to have been stolen, however.

Counterfeit: A fake $5 bill was passed at a Get Go gas station, 6911 South Ave.

Identity fraud: The owner of a Youngstown business alleged a disgruntled customer used a company credit card to make five purchases totaling $413 at a Southern Boulevard big-box store.

Arrest: A traffic stop near Market Street led to 56-year-old Vernice D. Simms’ arrest. Simms, of St. Louis Avenue, Youngstown, was wanted on a Campbell warrant charging her with violating a court order.

Sept. 25

Theft: A West Boulevard man discovered his credit-card number had been used to make a $61 fraudulent charge at a Camden, Del., big-box store.

Robbery: A woman told police that as she walked toward a Market Street motel, a man in his 30s wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, black pants and a pair of white athletic shoes forcibly grabbed her shopping bags then fled on foot.

Thefts: Weathersfield Township police handed Terry L. Tobin, 40, to Boardman authorities. Tobin, of Deforest Road, Warren, faced three theft charges after merchandise was stolen earlier this month from Walmart and Kohl’s, 383 Boardman-Poland Road. He also was accused of stealing 29 DVDs Feb. 7 from Giant Eagle, 476 Boardman-Canfield Road.

Theft: A Youngstown man noticed his wallet missing while he patronized an East Midlothian Boulevard gas station.

Domestic violence: Police in Youngstown took custody of Steven S. Kelly, 47, of Chapel Hill Drive, Youngstown, who was wanted on a domestic-violence charge after his wife, of Boardman, alleged Kelly had made multiple threatening calls to her after he had been arrested Aug. 10 on a separate charge the victim filed against him.

Menacing: A Garden Gate Court woman reported a man continually pulls into the cul-de-sac and slowly drives past her residence. She further alleged having seen the man watch a neighbor girl when she gets off a school bus.

Theft: Jason L. Womack, 32, of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, Youngstown, was charged in the theft of $24 worth of men’s clothing from Burlington Coat Factory, 529 Boardman-Canfield Road.

Arrest: Trenton W. McGaha, 24, was taken into custody after having been pulled over near South Avenue. McGaha, of Volney Road, Youngstown, was wanted on an Austintown warrant charging domestic violence.

Theft: Joaquin T. Keys, 18, of West Rayen Avenue, Youngstown, was charged with stealing two bottles of alcohol valued at $29 from Walmart.

Theft: Khalliah S. Moody, 23, was charged with theft. Moody, of Sherwood Avenue, Youngstown, was accused of trying to self-scan about $180 worth of merchandise at Walmart with a price tag for 99 cents.

Sept. 26

Arrest: Authorities at the Mahoning County jail took custody of Jason L. Gibson, 23, of Griffith Street, Youngstown, who faced two felony counts each of receiving stolen property and forgery, related to a July 20 incident in which a Lakeshore Drive woman discovered $400 had been taken from her residence without consent.

Attempted theft: Someone entered a pickup truck in the 6400 block of Tara Drive, though nothing appeared to be missing.

Theft: Brett J. Young, 30, of West North Avenue, East Palestine, faced theft and criminal-trespassing charges after a five-pack of shirts and a $40 speaker were taken from Walmart. Also, police had issued Young a criminal-trespassing warning, a report said.

Theft: Authorities charged Alfredo Ortiz Jr., 41, with stealing a $9 bottle of vodka from Giant Eagle, 1201 Doral Drive. Ortiz, of South Avenue, Boardman, also was wanted on a Boardman Area Court warrant charging contempt of court.

Citation: Police responded to a 911 call from the 90 block of Washington Boulevard before handing a minor-misdemeanor citation charging John M. Stromp, 32, of Washington Boulevard, Boardman, with disorderly conduct while intoxicated.

Theft: Officers at the Mahoning County jail assumed custody of Ashley M. Adams of Hawthorne Street, Struthers. Adams, 21, was accused of stealing $181 worth of property June 25 from Walmart.

Theft: About $7 in loose change was taken from two vehicles in the 6000 block of Glenridge Road.

Drugs: A vehicle check near Glenwood Avenue led to the arrest of Tevon T. Mahone, 26, of Charlotte Avenue, Youngstown, who was charged with trafficking in drugs and possession of drug paraphernalia when, authorities alleged, a grocery bag containing six individual bags of suspected marijuana that totaled 18 grams was found. In addition, a digital scale was discovered, a report stated.

Drugs: Police at Boardman Area Court on Market Street arrested Michael J. Forgach, 41, of Wildwood Drive, Boardman, who faced eight felony drug-possession charges, related to a June 22 search warrant for the residence. Among items found were 97 needles, a digital scale, uncapped syringes, several cellphones and a scouring pad commonly used by those who smoke crack cocaine, a report showed.

Theft: Someone entered a car and a truck in the 6200 block of Appleridge Drive, then removed two sets of keys and loose change.

Theft: Jamie S. Schmidt, 38, who listed Niles addresses on Leslie and North Cedar avenues, was charged with stealing 19 beauty products and razors from Giant Eagle, 1201 Doral Drive. Also, she was wanted on three warrants, one each from Girard, Warren and Niles.

Harassment: A worker for a South Avenue motel reported receiving a series of such calls that are sexual in nature.

Thefts: Warren police handed to township authorities Katelynne M. Messing, 24, who listed addresses on Parkland Road in Warren and Collins Road in Austintown, and who was wanted on two theft counts. Messing was accused of stealing a $1,076 security system Aug. 29 from Sam’s Club, 6361 South Ave., as well as about $125 worth of household items from Big Lots, 7110 South Ave.

Bad check: A man reportedly wrote a $64.35 check to buy gravel from Altiere’s Home & Garden, 8415 South Ave., that was returned on a closed account.

Theft: Michael A. Slepski, 48, of Mathews Road, Boardman, was charged with fraudulently returning a pair of socks to Walmart and having an $8.44 balance credited to a gift card, which he purportedly used to buy food from the big-box store.

Drugs: After pulling him over near Glenwood Avenue, police charged Lonnie E. Brownlee, 45, of Hilton Avenue, Youngstown, with possession of dangerous drugs after alleging having found a bag that contained 30 pills determined to be Omeprazole, a drug commonly used to treat conditions caused by excess stomach acid. Brownlee also was wanted on a Campbell warrant charging failure to appear in court.

Burglary: To a mobile home in the 4000 block of South Avenue, from which a Bluetooth speaker and a jar containing about $150 were missing.

Theft: A woman reportedly stole $49 worth of merchandise from Family Dollar, 4026 South Ave.

Theft: A man was reportedly seen on surveillance footage stealing two $70 Halloween items from an outdoor display at Giant Eagle, 1201 Doral Drive.

Possible drugs: A security officer with a McClurg Road business reported having found a suspicious package that had been delivered to the business and contained 42 pill-like objects in two plastic bags.

Theft: A Tara Drive man noticed that several debit cards had been removed from his vehicle.

Theft: Someone in the 1800 block of Massachusetts Avenue entered a car, then removed a $150 global positioning system unit.

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