Recused from case
Judge R. Scott Krichbaum of Mahoning County Common Pleas Court has recused himself from former Lowellville Police Chief Richard Jamrozik’s criminal case.
Jamrozik, 41, of Tenney Avenue, Campbell, faces several counts of felonious assault, possessing criminal tools, tampering with evidence and theft in office.
At least one of the charges arose from Jamrozik’s time as an investigator in the Mahoning County Coroner’s office, when he was alleged to have stolen $2,500 from a home where he picked up a body.
That may lead to the appointment of a visiting judge.
Man threatens woman
Police are looking for a man who they said threatened a Dodge Street Northwest woman with a knife and demanded additional money after she paid him $20 for shoveling her driveway Monday.
The woman said the white male is small and “scruffy” and rides a bicycle. He had shoveled her driveway in the past.
She let him inside her house to pay him about 8 p.m., and he pulled out a knife and demanded all her money. She told him she didn’t have any more and “he didn’t want to do this because he would go to jail for a long time.” He rode his bicycle away, she said. He did not get anything other than the $20, she told police.
Pleads guilty in spree
One of two men charged in a one-day crime spree on the West Side in October is expected to receive four years in prison after pleading guilty Tuesday in Mahoning County Common Pleas Court to charges of breaking and entering, theft, receiving stolen property and vandalism.
Robert Mogg, 51, of Richview Avenue, is expected to be sentenced Feb. 27 before Judge R. Scott Krichbaum. The four-year sentence is recommended by prosecutors.
Mogg is charged in the Oct. 14 break-ins of a Salt Springs Road business, Powersdale Avenue home and Mahoning Avenue insurance office.
His co-defendant, Gregory Bass, 31, was sentenced Friday to almost five years in prison, also by Judge Krichbaum.
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