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Monday, September 4, 2017

POLICE CALLS

A summary of police activity in the city of Canfield, Austintown, Hubbard, Liberty and Girard:

CANFIELD

Aug. 20

Wrongful entrustment: Police arrested Katherine Glenn, 48, of Halls Heights Avenue, Youngstown, on a charge of wrongful entrustment after James Andrews, 48, same address, was arrested for driving with a suspended license and cited for inadequate exhaust.

Aug. 21

Criminal trespass: A dispute between an ex-boyfriend and ex-girlfriend resulted in a criminal-trespass warning being issued against the girlfriend at Star Extruded, 7055 Herbert Road.

AUSTINTOWN

Aug. 21

Fraud: An unauthorized charge to a Farmer’s Bank account was reported at a home in the 1000 block of Calvacade Drive.

Lost or stolen property: A dealer plate was lost or stolen at Key Auto Brokers, 5317 Mahoning Ave.

Theft: Police arrested Nicole Reed, 27, of Newton Drive, Newton Falls, on a charge of theft. She is accused of taking $217 in merchandise, including video games and equipment and clothes, from Walmart, 6001 Mahoning Ave. A warrant was issued for her alleged accomplice, Phillip David, 27, same address, who fled on foot.

Criminal damaging: Damage was reported at the Austintown Senior Center, 112 Westchester Drive.

Theft: Cash was taken from an auto parked at a home in the 600 block of Mallard Court.

Fraud: Police said $100 was taken from a bank account from a person who lives at a home in the 1000 block of Moorefield Road.

Aug. 22

Criminal trespass: Police issued a summons to Yvonne Buck, 58, homeless, on a charge of criminal trespassing for failing to leave at Denny’s, 4927 Mahoning Ave.

Vehicle theft: A 2004 Suzuki 4-wheeler was stolen from a garage at a home in the 500 block of North Four Mile Run Road.

Theft: Two males were seen stealing merchandise from Walmart. .

Theft: Vehicles were damaged and speakers stolen at a home in the 4000 block of Deer Creek Court.

Theft by deception: A scam cost a homeowner $508 in the 70 block of Parkgate Avenue.

Aug. 23

Theft: A radio faceplate was taken from an auto parked at a home in the 1000 block of Maplecrest Drive.

Theft: Fraudulent merchandise returns were made at Walmart.

Warrant: Police arrested Shane Vantell, 19, of Madrid Drive, on a warrant for theft of $227 in merchandise from Walmart. He was released on a summons.

Warrant: Police arrested Brian Boggs, 33, of Annabelle Street, McDonald, on a warrant for obstructing justice.

Theft: A wallet was lost and then reported stolen at Country Fair, 1143 N. Canfield-Niles Road.

Theft: A wallet was stolen from Quality Inn, 870 N. Canfield-Niles Road.

Aug. 24

Arrest: Police arrested Joseph Gionfriddo, 69, of South Edgehill Avenue, for violation of a protection order.

Theft: Police issued a summons to Michaela Moore, 38, of Placid Boulevard, on a theft charge. She is accused of taking $128.25 in merchandise from Giant Eagle, 5220 Mahoning Ave.

Warrant: Police arrested Mandy Sierra, 37, of West Liberty Street, Girard, on a warrant for obstructing justice.

Warrant: Police arrested Melody Ford, 39, of Burkey Road, on a warrant for criminal damaging.

Disturbance: Parties involved say each pointed guns at the other in a disturbance at Mahoning Avenue and Wilcox Road.

Theft: An MP3 player, change and lottery tickets were stolen from a vehicle parked at a home in the 3000 block of Meanderwood Drive.

Aug. 25

Liquor violation: Police issued a summons to Nicole Fenby, 28, of Nantucket Boulevard, for sale of alcohol to a minor at JR’Z Pub, 1722 S. Raccoon Road.

Attempted burglary: A male suspect entered a home in the rear door, but was scared away by the homeowner and a pitbull at a home in the 1000 block of South Meridian Road.

Warrant: Kayla Dean, 30, of Mahoning Avenue, surrendered to police on two warrants, improper handling of a firearm in a motor vehicle and using a weapon while intoxicated. She was released after posting bond.

Drug offense: Police arrested Joseph Moran, 34, of South Edgehill Avenue, on a warrant for possession of drug-abuse instruments, drug paraphernalia and drug abuse of fentanyl.

Theft: An Xbox, PlayStation and other items were stolen from Westgate Manor Motel, 44931/2 Mahoning Ave.

Aug. 26

Criminal damaging: Tires were damaged on a vehicle at a home in the 4000 block of Maureen Drive.

Burglary: Two bicycles were taken from a home in the 1000 block of Pimlico Drive.

Aug. 27

Breaking and entering: A window was broken out at Bill’s Sales and Service, 5240 Mahoning Ave.

Telecommunications harassment: An ex-boyfriend was bothering a woman with unwanted text messages at a home in the 4000 block of Burkey Road.

Warrant: Police arrested Marc Chicase, 40, of Forest Park Place, Boardman, on a warrant for inducing panic and drug abuse of heroin.

Warrant: Police arrested Jason Kuzan, 37, of Lake Road, Austintown, on an assault charge.

Theft: Two purses were stolen from cars. Two males in a silver car are suspects. The cars were parked at the Austintown Junior Soccer League, 855 Ohltown Road.

Arrest: Police arrested Jason Kuzan, 37, homeless, on charges of obstruction, resisting arrest, and possession of dangerous drugs.

Theft: A cellphone was taken from Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course, 655 N. Canfield-Niles Road.

HUBBARD

Aug. 23

Damage: A South Main Street woman reported vehicle damage while in the 300 block of Hall Avenue.

Aug. 24

Summons: After getting two calls regarding a pit bull running loose near North Main Street, police issued a summons charging Joseph E. Domascieno, 29, of North Main, Hubbard, with allowing a dog to run at large, a violation of a city ordinance.

Criminal damaging: A vehicle in the 600 block of West Park Avenue was found with key marks and scratches to a significant portion of its driver’s side. Damage was estimated at $500.

Aug. 25

Arrest: Police at a Girard High School football game arrested James M. Lacivita Sr. of Ashtabula on a detainer from Girard Municipal Court. Lacivita, 58, also was charged with disorderly conduct when, authorities alleged, he shouted a series of profanities at them in front of children and other bystanders.

Threats: A Warren man alleged a co-worker made threatening remarks toward him while they were working at an apartment complex in the 600 block of West Park Avenue.

Aug. 26

Theft: A South Main Street man noticed a $780 home stereo missing from the bed of his pickup truck.

Aug. 27

Trespassing: A manager with Dollar General, 886 W. Liberty St., told police a Hubbard woman, 45, was in the store, despite having been warned to stay away, though no charges were filed.

Arrest: After receiving a complaint about an erratic driver near Moore and North Main streets, police charged Michael J. Dozier, 36, of Taylor Street, Hubbard, with operating a vehicle impaired. Dozier refused to submit to a Breathalyzer test, a report said.

LIBERTY

Aug. 23

Assault: A Girard woman alleged her former husband jumped into her car’s back seat and choked her daughter as the accuser drove near state Route 11 and Tibbetts-Wick Road.

Aug. 24

Arrest: While responding to possible drug activity in the 3000 block of Belmont Avenue, police arrested Mindy C. Sierra, 36, of Annabelle Street, McDonald, on an Austintown warrant.

Domestic violence: Authorities responded to a report of an intoxicated man with an ax before charging Richard E. White Jr., 29, of Euclid Boulevard, Liberty, with a felony domestic-violence count after a woman alleged that during an argument, White had struck her face with his hand and threatened to use the ax to dismember her legs. The charge was elevated because a prior conviction, a report said.

Arrest: Officers pulled over a vehicle before charging Adham Aburahma, 22, of Trumbull Avenue, Liberty, with operating a vehicle impaired. Aburahma refused to submit to a breath-analysis test, police said.

Aug. 25

Drugs: Kimberly E. Doggett, 26, was arrested at a Belmont Avenue gas station on charges of operating a vehicle impaired and possession of drug paraphernalia after police alleged Doggett, of Patricia Drive, Girard, had a suspected crack-cocaine pipe, as well as a 0.113 blood-alcohol content, which exceeds Ohio’s 0.08 legal intoxication limit. She also was given a minor-misdemeanor citation charging marijuana possession.

Citation: Alisha B. Brown of Hadley Avenue, Liberty, received a minor misdemeanor citation after having been pulled over near Belmont Avenue. Brown, 21, had a small quantity of suspected marijuana in her purse, a report stated.

Aug. 26

Assault: While responding to suspicious activity in the 3100 block of Hadley Avenue, authorities charged Julian C. Gibson, 19, of Tomilu Drive, Girard, with assault on a police officer, resisting arrest and marijuana possession after alleging suspected marijuana was found. Authorities had to use a stun gun to control Gibson, who fought with officers and struck one of them on the left arm and hand, a report showed.

Arrest: After pulling him over on Belmont Avenue, officers handed a minor-misdemeanor citation to Reginald T. Green, 24, of Burbank Avenue, Youngstown, charging him with marijuana possession after alleging a suspected marijuana cigarette was found. Also, Brandon Briskey, 29, of Myrtle Avenue, Youngstown, was taken into custody on a Mahoning County probation-violation charge.

Theft: A woman discovered $140 missing from her Goldie Road residence.

Scam: An employee with Denny’s Restaurant, 4020 Belmont Ave., told police a caller who impersonated the restaurant’s chief financial officer claimed the business was under investigation and that authorities were en route to conduct a federal audit. The caller also advised the worker to close the eatery and count the money, then make an emergency deposit or the employees would lose their jobs. A short time later, a manager realized it was a scam.

Aug. 27

Arrest: A traffic stop in the 4300 block of Belmont Avenue resulted in the arrest of Milagros R. Fletcher, 24, of Palmer Avenue, Youngstown, on a charge of operating a vehicle impaired. Fletcher registered a 0.157 blood-alcohol content, a report showed.

Domestic violence: Frank Kotouch III, 43, of Shaulis Street, Girard, was charged with the crime after his fianc e alleged Kotouch had shoved her backward, causing the accuser to hit her head on a wall, tipped a bed and knocked her off and tossed the victim against a wall, leaving an injury to her left hand.

Robbery: A Colonial Drive man reported a man in jeans and a black shirt grabbed his arm and forcibly took his wallet as the victim walked near Hadley and Trumbull avenues.

GIRARD

Aug. 25

Bad check: A Maryland woman told officers a Girard man to whom she was selling a dog gave her a $500 check he later halted, claiming he needed to make other payments. In so doing, he breached a contract between them, she also reported.

Theft: An East Kline Street man discovered a cellphone charger, over-the-counter medication and a global-positioning-system unit missing from his car.

Criminal mischief: A Hazel Street woman reported a man came to her residence claiming to sell her a service and that after the accuser declined, she noticed a cable line to a satellite dish had been severed.

Burglary: A man told police someone had broken into his Tod Avenue home and took his wife’s purse.

Drugs: Police responded to suspicious activity at a U.S. Route 422 fast-food restaurant, where they charged Kenny L. Brown, no information given, with possession of a drug-abuse instrument after alleging a syringe was in his vehicle.

Domestic violence: David C. Fasano, 36, of Patricia Drive, Girard, was charged after his wife alleged that during a lingering argument, Fasano pushed her out a second-floor window, resulting in a swollen ankle after the accuser fell. He also chased the victim in a vehicle when she drove away, she further alleged.

Theft: A Patricia Drive man alleged his estranged wife stole a package that had been delivered to his residence.

Aug. 26

Theft: A man discovered three firearms missing from his North Highland Avenue home, for a $1,050 loss.

Trespassing: After attempting to stop an all-terrain vehicle near Route 422 that later flipped over, authorities charged Charles F.J. Fitch III, 24, of Wyoming Avenue, Niles, and Alexandra L. Carr, 20, of Smith-Stewart Road, Vienna, with criminal trespassing. Fitch also faced a charge of fleeing and eluding police.

Theft: A North Avenue woman reported $3,000 stolen that she had hidden.

Aug. 27

Drugs: Police on Church Hill Road pulled over and charged Christopher M. Gause, 28, with possession of drug paraphernalia and drug-abuse instruments after alleging Gause, of Old State Road, West Farmington, had two suspected crack-cocaine pipes, a digital scale and three capped syringes. Additional drug-related charges were possible, a report stated.

Drug paraphernalia: A traffic stop near North Davis Street resulted in Joseph A. Merrell, 21, being charged with possession of drug paraphernalia. Merrell, of Plymouth Avenue, Girard, had a suspected marijuana pipe with residue, a report said.

Stolen property: Officers charged Sandra J. Freeman, 61, of Trumbull Avenue, Girard, with a misdemeanor count of receiving stolen property after a Plymouth Avenue man reported four segments of a decorative fence had been removed from his backyard.

Menacing: An East Liberty Street woman alleged a man against whom she had filed a complaint has sent her unwanted text messages, then showed up at the accuser’s residence when she was not home and placed $200 and a note in her mailbox.

Aug. 28

Possible child abuse: A Girard woman alleged her 6-year-old daughter told her that another woman frequently hits the child when the girl stays with the other woman.