Summary of recent criminal activity in Hubbard, Liberty and Girard

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A summary of recent criminal activity in Hubbard, Liberty and Girard:


July 3

Child endangerment: A clerk with an East Liberty Street discount store reported a 4-year-old girl came in alone and inquired about buying an item before she was reunited with a family member. No charges were filed, however.

July 5

Breaking and entering: A Fairchild Drive man noticed someone had cut a lock and broken into a shed on his property. Three lawn mowers and two five-gallon gas cans were missing.

Identity fraud: A Mock Street woman told officers she received a letter in the mail stating that someone had opened a credit-card account with her personal information, then apparently fraudulently bought a $200 pair of sandals.

July 8

Theft/criminal damaging: A Hubbard woman in the 200 block of Roosevelt Drive discovered a passenger-side window to her vehicle had been shattered. Stolen were a satchel and a wallet containing about $75.


July 5

Incident: A Belmar Drive woman alleged a woman and several other people fought with a relative of hers, evidently as part of a long-term pattern of harassment that included having the accuser’s tires flattened.

Misuse of a credit card: A Youngstown woman at a Trumbull Court residence reported a bank card and a birth certificate that belongs to her child were missing.

July 6

Arrest: Authorities received a complaint about someone in a Goldie Road big-box store’s parking lot shooting fireworks off out a vehicle window before charging Pierre J. Shelton, 24, with obstructing official business and failure to comply with fireworks laws, a first-degree misdemeanor. Shelton, of Fairgreen Avenue, Youngstown, also refused to follow certain commands, officers said.

Possible overdose: Officers responded to a report of a man who was passing out and falling at a Belmont Avenue gas station, where they reportedly found him with a slow pulse and shallow breathing. He was given two doses of naloxone, commonly used to reverse or block the effects of opioids, before being taken to an area hospital for further treatment.

Incident: A Niles man discovered a company-owned credit card had been used without authorization at several area locations, including Giant Eagle, 4700 Belmont Ave.

July 7

Animal complaint: Officers received information about two loose dogs with no tags or identification in the 1700 block of Pleasant Valley Road before they cited Yolanda Perez, 65, of Pleasant Valley, Girard, with having a dog at large. An official with Angels for Animals Inc. in Green Township retrieved the dogs for safekeeping, a police report stated.

Criminal damaging: A Trumbull Court woman saw that paint had been poured onto her car, which also had part of its finished damaged by a key. Damage was estimated at $500.

Theft: A registration form was removed from a car in the 4600 block of Middle Road.

July 8

Drugs: Police were dispatched to the 200 block of Goldie Road regarding a man reportedly passed out in a vehicle before they cited Adam J. Tonkin, 30, of Youngstown-Hubbard Road, Hubbard, on a marijuana-possession charge and charged him with possessing drug paraphernalia. A bag of suspected marijuana and a suspected marijuana pipe were found, a report said.


July 5

Theft: A North State Street woman noticed a one-month supply of over-the-counter medication was missing from her kitchen.

Criminal mischief: A Townsend Avenue man discovered a light fixture near his front door was broken, possibly the result of fireworks having been shot off during a nearby party the night before.

July 6

Arrest: Niles police handed Kristian Coons, 23, to Girard authorities. Coons, of Hazel Street, Girard, was wanted on a Girard Municipal Court warrant.

Misuse of a credit card: A Smithsonian Street man found out his credit card had been used without consent to make two charges, one of which originated in Costa Mesa, Calif., that totaled about $1,171.

Harassment: A Washington Avenue woman said she received three such calls.

July 7

Drugs: After stopping a vehicle on U.S. Route 422, police wrote a minor-misdemeanor citation charging Paul A. Zarlengo Jr., 44, of North Highland Avenue, Girard, with marijuana possession. A bag with about 4 grams of suspected marijuana was found, which Zarlengo admitted was his, authorities alleged.

Possible overdose: Officers responded to a possible drug overdose in the 10 block of North State Street, where a man was reportedly found barely responsive in a bedroom, though police found no direct evidence of an overdose. Nevertheless, the man was given one dose of naloxone and taken to St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital, a report showed.

July 8

Aggravated menacing: A tow-truck driver alleged a man had a gun as the accuser attempted to tow a vehicle at a Summit Avenue home for a customer, causing the driver to fear for his safety.

Unauthorized use of a vehicle: A Trumbull Avenue woman said a friend borrowed but failed to return her 2002 Chevrolet Malibu by the agreed-upon time.

Theft: Two men reportedly stole five solar lights from a yard in the 600 block of Powers Avenue.

Harassment: An Otis Court woman said a former friend has sent her threatening text messages.

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