July 5

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July 5

Arrest: After having responded to a report of an intoxicated woman at Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course, 655 N. Niles-Canfield Road, authorities conducted a traffic stop before charging Jackie L. Fullerman of Beechcrest Drive, Austintown, with operating a vehicle impaired, assault on a police officer and resisting arrest. While being processed, Fullerman, 57, kicked an officer in the chest, then kicked another officer’s left thigh area as they attempted to handcuff then place shackles on her, a report showed.

Aggravated menacing: A Notre Dame Avenue woman told police she and her children had received death threats, including some on Facebook.

Drugs: Craig L. Hall, 35, of Southern Boulevard, Boardman, faced two felony drug-abuse charges after having been pulled over on South Meridian Road. Two bags that contained a total of 42 controlled substances were found on Hall’s waistband, police alleged.

Criminal damaging: Someone reportedly blew up a mailbox in the 1000 block of South Canfield-Niles Road.

July 6

Theft: George A. Garland Jr. of Huntmere Avenue, Austintown, was taken into custody during a traffic stop near the Mahoning Plaza after police learned that Garland, 42, was wanted on a felony-theft warrant from Warren Municipal Court.

Theft: Heidi E. Bugansky, 34, of Ohio Avenue, McDonald, was charged with intentionally failing to self-scan 28 food and other items valued at $190 while in Walmart, 6001 Mahoning Ave.

Trespassing: Police answered a call pertaining to a possibly intoxicated man asleep at a North Canfield-Niles Road gas station, where they charged Leroy Lopez, 43, of El Paso, Texas, with criminal trespassing and disorderly conduct while intoxicated. Lopez was uncooperative and refused to leave the premises, a report stated.

Theft: A wallet was taken from a car in the 4400 block of Kirk Road.

July 7

Arrest: Niles police handed Anthony D. Oliver, 22, to Austintown authorities. Oliver, of South Raccoon Road, Austintown, was wanted on an Austintown Area Court warrant charging one felony count of domestic violence.

Theft: Officers received a tip regarding a wanted person at Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course before taking into custody Henry Centofanti, 64, whose last known address was on East Midlothian Boulevard, Youngstown. Centofanti faced a theft charge after an Austintown business owner had reported a $181 electronic tablet stolen in March.

Drugs: After stopping his car at an Operating a Vehicle Impaired checkpoint on Mahoning Avenue, police wrote a minor-misdemeanor citation charging David J. Kennedy, 30, of Orchard Court, Mineral Ridge, with having a container that held suspected loose marijuana.

Theft: A trailer was stolen off a vehicle near North Turner and Silica roads.

Drugs: A large quantity of suspected marijuana and over-the-counter pills was reportedly found in the 4100 block of New Road, though no arrests were made.

Overdose: A man was reportedly taken to St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital after a possible drug overdose at Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course.

Theft: The rear license plate was removed from a vehicle in the 200 block of North Yorkshire Boulevard.

Drugs: Police at Mahoning Avenue and South Raccoon Road issued a minor-misdemeanor citation to Jermaine A.J. Tillis Jr., 23, after alleging the Akron man had a lit suspected marijuana cigar in an ashtray.

Drugs: After stopping their vehicle on Mahoning Avenue, officers charged Vicmarie Santiago-Pellot, 31, of Fairfax Street, Youngstown, with one felony drug-abuse count, and handed minor-misdemeanor citations to Marlon D. Williams, 29, same address, charging him with drug abuse (marijuana) as well as possessing drug paraphernalia and dangerous drugs. Found near the dashboard were loose over-the-counter pills, along with others in an arm rest; in addition, a device commonly used to grind marijuana and papers used to roll marijuana were found, authorities alleged.

July 7

Burglary: Took place at an apartment in the 4800 block of Westchester Drive, from which a wallet was taken.

Theft: A woman noticed $120 missing from her purse while patronizing a Mahoning Avenue restaurant.

July 8

Robbery: A man told police he was beaten up and robbed of jewelry while he was at a business in the 1700 block of South Raccoon Road.

July 9

Criminal damaging: A vehicle in the 4700 block of East Radio Road was found with damage to its tires.

Criminal damaging: Someone at a business in the 4000 block of Mahoning Avenue tossed a chunk of concrete through a car’s windshield.

Drugs: A traffic stop in the 800 block of North Meridian Road resulted in Marco D. Hammond Jr.’s arrest on a felony charge of trafficking in marijuana. Hammond, 31, of Duncan Lane, Youngstown, had in the vehicle a large bag containing 16 individually wrapped bags of suspected marijuana, as well as a cellphone and $1,502 in cash on his person, police alleged.

Possible theft: A wallet was lost or stolen at Walmart.

Recovered property: A wallet with a person’s operator’s license was found on Woodleigh Lane.

Burglary: To a residence in the 3900 block of New Road, though the report contained no further details.

July 11

Arrest: After pulling him over near South Raccoon Road, officers took Jerold B. Wiggins, 38, into custody upon discovering the Oil City, Pa., man was wanted on a Youngstown Municipal Court warrant.

Burglary: To a residence in the 500 block of North Four Mile Run Road, from which a purse was taken from a kitchen table.

Fight: Police responded to a fight between juveniles in the 4300 block of Maple Avenue.

Harassment: A Woodgate Street resident reported having received unwanted Facebook messages.

Drugs: A traffic stop on Mahoning Avenue resulted in minor-misdemeanor citations to Deidre L. Keener, 20, of Forest Street, Warren, and John R. Yeager, 21, of Woodhurst Drive, Austintown, after police alleged having found two bags of suspected marijuana and a suspected marijuana pipe.

Scam: A Claridge Drive resident told authorities of being scammed of $3,000.

Theft: A purse was removed from a car in the 500 block of North Four Mile Run Road.

July 12

Arrest: Youngstown police handed James L. Myers, 34, to Austintown authorities. Myers, of East Ravenwood Avenue, Youngstown, was wanted on an Austintown Area Court warrant charging receiving stolen property after being accused of having a plastic dog crate that had been stolen from another man.

Recovered property: Two bicycles were recovered after having been reported stolen in the 200 block of North Edgehill Avenue.

Theft: Jewelry was missing from a home in the 1700 block of Paisley Street.

Fraud: An Ohltown Road resident reported having been scammed of $50.

Felonious assault: Someone told officers of having been struck with a metal chair and knocked unconscious at a North Edgehill Avenue business. The victim was taken to St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital.

Recovered property: A 2004 Hyundai Elantra was towed after having been found abandoned in the 600 block of Purdue Avenue.

Theft: A purse was removed from a vehicle at a Mahoning Avenue gas station.

July 13

Recovered property: Various credit cards were found at a business in the 40 block of North Canfield-Niles Road.

Theft: A resident in the 3400 block of Warwick Court reported unauthorized charges to an account.

Domestic violence: Sabrina K. Keltz, 23, of Imperial Street, Youngstown, was charged with the crime after her mother, of Austintown, alleged Keltz had punched her head, leaving a black eye and a cut to the accuser’s nose, during an argument related to Keltz’s infant daughter.

Theft: A Westchester Drive resident noticed $103 worth of unauthorized charges to an account.

Recovered property: Someone found a motorcycle key near South Turner and Kirk roads.

July 14

Theft: The Ohio State Highway Patrol on state Route 11 handed to Austintown police Jacob A. Howley, 30, of East Webb Road, Austintown. He was wanted on a theft charge after having been accused of failing to pay a $60 cab fare last December.

Theft: Eleven yard signs were stolen from a Kirk Road church.

July 15

Arrest: Police arrested Michael L. Marsh, 41, at his North Kimberly Avenue home. The Austintown man was wanted on an Adult Parole Authority warrant charging him with a parole violation.

Arrest: Campbell police relinquished custody of Gerald J. Bradford, 46, to Austintown authorities. Bradford, of Elm Street, Struthers, was wanted on a telecommunications-harassment charge from Austintown.

Theft: Officers were dispatched to St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital to take custody of Jennifer L. Almeida, whose last known address was on Matta Avenue in Youngstown, and who was wanted on a theft warrant. Almeida, 29, was accused of staying two days at a Boardman motel earlier this month without paying for $197 worth of accommodations.

Drugs: A 27-year-old Austintown woman was to possibly face several drug-related charges after her grandmother reportedly found her unconscious in the relative’s bathroom as the woman was to take a shower. Police found a bag of suspected heroin, a hypodermic syringe and a spoon with suspected heroin residue and burn marks common in drug use, they alleged.

Overdose: A woman was treated at an area hospital after a reported drug overdose in the 80 block of Idaho Road.

Theft: Someone stole various parts off a backhoe in the 1200 block of North Niles-Canfield Road.

Theft: Michole S.A. Cottle, 31, of East Lucius Avenue, Youngstown, was charged with stealing merchandise from Walmart, 6001 Mahoning Ave.

Drugs: While assisting two people reportedly stranded at a North Canfield-Niles Road gas station because of a blown tire, authorities charged Pamela K. Fisher, 60, of Canary Drive, Lake Milton, with possessing dangerous drugs, cocaine and marijuana. A search revealed two bags of narcotics, including 1 gram of suspected cocaine, 4 grams of suspected marijuana and 10 pills determined to be Gabapentin, a prescription medication sometimes used to treat seizures and pain caused by shingles, a report showed.

July 16

Drugs: While investigating a suspicious vehicle at a North Raccoon Road apartment complex, officers charged Rex A. Putnam, 60, of Leslie Avenue, Niles, with drug abuse (cocaine), as well as Rex A. Putnam II, 38, of Longview Drive, Niles, with possessing drug paraphernalia. The elder Putnam admitted he had crack cocaine in his pocket, where police alleged having found three clumps of an off-white substance; also, the younger Putnam was seen placing a suspected crack-cocaine pipe in his pocket, a report stated.

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