Summary of recent criminal activity in Girard and Liberty

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A summary of recent criminal activity in Girard and Liberty:


May 24

Arrest: A traffic stop on U.S. Route 422 led to the arrest of Maxwell W. Horne, 26, on a charge of operating a vehicle impaired. Horne, of Olive Street, Girard, refused to submit to a breath test, a report said.

Criminal mischief: A woman alleged two neighbors used plastic zip ties to lock the accuser in her East Main Street home. One of the neighbors claimed her door continually slams from the wind, a report showed.

Menacing: A Lawrence Avenue woman alleged a neighbor used profanity that included derogatory names against her teenage daughter, evidently as part of ongoing problems between the neighbors.

Domestic violence: Courtnee Yingling of Church Hill Road, Girard, was charged with the crime after her boyfriend alleged Yingling, 24, had pushed him during a heated argument.

Theft: A Ward Avenue woman noticed her daughter’s $100 bicycle missing from their front yard.

Menacing: A manager with Family Dollar, 910 N. State St., told police a would-be shoplifter yelled a threat after having been caught stealing merchandise.

Harassment: An East Broadway Avenue woman and her daughter told police the woman’s former husband has sent them numerous text messages at all hours of the day.

May 25

Indecency: Police received information that a man was walking near Stewart Avenue clad only in a bathrobe before charging Dustin A. Beach, 32, of East Liberty Street, Girard, with public indecency. An officer saw Beach at a nearby intersection in a robe and exposing himself to passing motorists, a report stated.

May 26

Criminal mischief: A Plymouth Avenue man told officers someone had dumped a large pile of manure on his front porch.

Trespassing: Police filed a criminal-trespassing charge against a 15-year-old Girard boy after saying the teen was in Family Dollar, even though he had been warned to stay out of the discount store and off the property.

May 27

Menacing: Two Trumbull Avenue residents reported a man driving too fast on a nearby road with children outdoors threatened to harm them when they yelled at him to slow down.

Burglary: A woman alleged her estranged husband broke into her Maple Avenue home and removed a $1,000, 52-inch flat-screen TV.

May 28

Burglary: To a residence in the 900 block of Woodlawn Avenue via a rear door. Stolen was $2,522 worth of property that included a TV and a power washer.

Criminal mischief: Someone threw eggs, striking the rear of a home in the 300 block of East Broadway Avenue.

Recovered property: A man found a key on a key ring as he rode a bicycle near Kline Street and Stewart Avenue.

Theft: An Iowa Avenue man reported a cordless drill, over-the-counter medication, blood-pressure pills and $12 missing from his vehicle.


May 25

Drugs: While dealing with a disabled vehicle near Sodom-Hutchings Road, authorities charged Shannon A. Coley, 43, of Florida Street, Sharon, Pa., with possessing drug-abuse instruments and drug paraphernalia, as well as Daishawna J. Jenkins, 31, of Baldwin Avenue, Sharon, with possessing drug paraphernalia. Coley, who was wanted on a felony warrant, had two hypodermic needles and a suspected crack-cocaine pipe in her purse; Jenkins also had a suspected crack pipe, police alleged.

Theft: A man who was removing a tree from a residence in the 2400 block of Fifth Avenue discovered four chain saws missing from his work truck, resulting in a $3,400 loss.

Possible child endangerment: Police received a report that a teacher at E.J. Blott Elementary School, 4003 Shady Lane, had brought an 8-year-old child to the office whose clothes smelled heavily of suspected marijuana before the child’s grandmother, of Youngstown, was contacted. No charges had been filed at the time of the report, however.

Theft: A man reported over-the-counter medication stolen from his Aurora Circle home.

May 26

Arrest: Officers were dispatched to the Mahoning County jail to pick up Aaron K. Wright Jr., 30, of East Lucius Avenue, Youngstown, on a township warrant accusing him of failing to appear in court on a charge of obstructing official business.

May 27

Arrest: A vehicle check in the 3600 block of Belmont Avenue resulted in the arrest of George M. Terry, 59, of Logan Avenue, Liberty, who was wanted on a Vienna warrant accusing him of failing to appear in court on a charge of operating a vehicle impaired.

Arrest: Police answered a complaint that two women had left Denny’s Restaurant, 4020 Belmont Ave., without paying their bill before they charged Landria B. Hall of Rhode Island Drive, Austintown, with having physical control of a motor vehicle while intoxicated, a misdemeanor. Hall, 28, registered a 0.094 blood-alcohol content, which slightly exceeds Ohio’s 0.08 legal intoxication limit, a report showed.

May 28

Criminal damaging: Two Michigan men staying at a Belmont Avenue motel reportedly damaged and drew pictures on a vending machine, resulting in a $500 damage estimate.

May 29

Arrest: After attempting to conduct a traffic stop on Colonial Drive, authorities charged Henry B. Scott III, 36, of Green Acres Drive, Liberty, with obstructing official business, failing to comply with police and operating a vehicle impaired. Scott led officers on a brief vehicular pursuit, then failed to show his hands and obey other commands after having been pulled over near Gypsy Lane. He also agreed to take standard field sobriety tests but refused to submit to a urine test, a report stated.

Arrest: Officers responded to a complaint regarding a person who was not wanted at a Shannon Road residence, where they took into custody Darrien E. Rivers, 22, of Green Acres Drive, Liberty, upon discovering he was wanted on a Youngstown warrant.

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