May 15

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May 15

Burglary: To an apartment in the 1500 block of Fountain Square Drive, from which a .380-caliber firearm was taken.

Recovered property: A set of keys was found in the 5500 block of Colgate Drive.

Overdose: Officers responded to a reported drug overdose in the 2400 block of South Raccoon Road. A man was taken to St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital.

Theft by deception: Authorities investigated a short-change scam at Marc’s, 4755 Mahoning Ave.

May 16

Arrest: The Portage County Sheriff’s Department in Ravenna called police to pick up James E. Cominsky, 47, of North Four Mile Run Road, Austintown, who was wanted on a warrant accusing him of failing to appear in Austintown Area Court on a disorderly-conduct charge.

Assault/theft: A South Raccoon Road woman alleged her boyfriend had assaulted her. Also, a 9 mm firearm was reported stolen.

Criminal damaging: A portion of a lawn in the 2300 block of Birch Trace Drive sustained damage.

Menacing: An Oakwood Drive resident reported having been threatened via social media.

Theft: A vehicle in the 200 block of South Meridian Road was found with a missing license plate.

Drugs: After pulling him over on Mahoning Avenue, authorities handed a minor-misdemeanor citation to Rhodell S. Franklin Jr. of Palmer Avenue, Youngstown. Franklin, 24, had a bag of suspected marijuana, a mason jar with the remains of suspected marijuana and two additional mason jars with suspected marijuana residue, a report showed.

Fraud: An Idaho Road resident reportedly became a victim of a scam in which a caller claims a computer is infected with a virus or malware and tricks the victim into buying gift cards to pay for unnecessary services or products, or to obtain personal information.

Unauthorized use of a vehicle: A New Road woman said her father’s rental car was taken without permission.

May 17

Arrest: Police responded to a report of a man asleep in a dump truck in the 1700 block of South Raccoon Road, where they charged Jon M. Jordan, 55, of Baymar Drive, Youngstown, with operating a vehicle impaired. Jordan registered a 0.251 blood-alcohol content, which is more than three times Ohio’s 0.08 legal intoxication limit, a report stated.

Theft: Various auto parts were stolen from Universal Paint LTD, 3681 Connecticut Ave.

Theft: A license plate was stolen off a trailer in the 3500 block of Orchard Hill Drive.

Theft: A short-change scam was reported at Chipotle Mexican Grill, 5553 Mahoning Ave.

May 18

Arrest: Officers were dispatched to Austintown Area Court to take into custody Qwon D. Dow, 22, of Upland Avenue, Youngstown. He was wanted on a warrant charging domestic violence.

Child endangerment: Police received a report that a 9-year-old child was left alone at home near North Edgehill and Mahoning avenues.

Arrests: Authorities arrested Brenna R. Clark, 18, of Devon Drive, Warren, upon discovering she was wanted on a Niles Municipal Court warrant charging one felony count each of forgery and theft. Also taken into custody was Cody M. Kale, 25, of Carnegie Avenue, Austintown, on an aggravated-menacing charge when, an officer alleged, he overheard Kale threaten to kill Clark’s boyfriend.

Theft: A check was removed from a vehicle in the 100 block of North Kimberly Avenue.

May 19

Criminal damaging: A report was filed in the 100 block of North Edgehill Avenue, though it contained no details.

Criminal damaging: Kenneth W. Porter, 29, of North Navarre Avenue, Austintown, faced a criminal-damaging charge after a relative alleged Porter, who was apparently upset about a separate incident, tossed a broken torque wrench at and damaged the rear of the accuser’s Buick vehicle.

Theft: A cellphone was stolen in the 400 block of South Edgehill Avenue.

Theft: Authorities charged Theodaysha P. Wiley of Baylor Avenue, Austintown, after alleging Wiley, 27, had stolen seven pairs of women’s shoes and a pair of earrings valued at a total of $426 from the J.C. Penney store, 6000 Mahoning Ave.

May 20

Recovered property: A wallet was found in a New Road laundry facility.

Theft: Michael A. Capito, 38, of Burkey Road, Austintown, was charged with stealing two packages of chicken-breast tenders from Giant Eagle, 5220 Mahoning Ave., then was given a criminal-trespassing warning.

May 21

Drugs: Officers in the 4800 block of Westchester Drive charged Kathryn M. Unick, 27, with one felony count of heroin possession after having arrested her on other charges. Unick, of Meadowbrook Avenue, Boardman, admitted having in a folded piece of paper inside of a wrapper 1 gram of suspected heroin for which she paid $35 to $40, authorities alleged.

May 22

Auto theft: A 2007 GMC Sierra was stolen in the 400 block of Forest Hill Drive.

Breaking and entering: Power equipment was missing after someone had broken into Jon Auto Sales, 1213 N. Canfield-Niles Road.

Burglary: To a home in the 3800 block of Cannon Road, from which a wristwatch and an iPhone were stolen.

Theft: Shaun M. Binion, 40, of Rosewood Drive, Warren, was charged with stealing three fishing reels valued at $103 from Walmart, 6000 Mahoning Ave.

Theft: An item was taken from a yard in the 4200 block of Woodmere Drive.

Overdose: A drug overdose was reported in the 3600 block of Mahoning Avenue before a man was taken to St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital.

Menacing: A Lexington Place man said he received threats that his car would be damaged.

Fraud: A Mahoning Avenue man told police he had been scammed of $4,000.

Theft: Police charged Charles C. George Jr., 26, after alleging George, of St. Louis Avenue, Youngstown, intentionally failed to self-scan $53 worth of merchandise while in Walmart.

May 23

Arrest: Authorities responded to a possible shoplifting situation at the JCPenney store, 6001 Mahoning Ave., before arresting Franklin D. Fleming Jr., 58, who listed Youngstown addresses on Dean and Springdale avenues. He was wanted on two warrants from Campbell Municipal Court.

Identity theft: A Pembrook Road resident reported fraudulent account activity.

Arrest: A vehicle check on North Edgehill Avenue resulted in D’Mitri G. Fontes’ arrest. Fontes, 24, of Washington Square Drive, Austintown, was wanted on a Youngstown Municipal Court warrant charging assault.

May 24

Attempted breaking and entering: Someone tried to break a lock on a cooler, then kick in a door at The Manor, a restaurant at 3104 S. Canfield-Niles Road.

Criminal damaging: A vehicle in the 200 block of South Edgehill Avenue was found with a broken rear window.

Identity theft: A London Drive man discovered unauthorized charges to his account.

May 25

Identity theft: Stolen and fraudulent checks were reportedly passed at a business in the 2700 block of South Canfield-Niles Road.

Identity theft: A Monaca Avenue resident noticed unauthorized charges to an account.

Fraud: Fraudulent checks were reportedly passed at Send It Packin’, a business for mailing, shipping and packing merchandise at 4496 Mahoning Ave.

May 26

Drugs: Authorities responded to possible drug activity in the 6000 block of Mahoning Avenue before handing Carly N. Conway, 26, a minor-misdemeanor citation charging marijuana possession. Conway, of North Yorkshire Boulevard, Austintown, had in a vehicle a container with suspected marijuana she admitted was hers, police alleged.

Recovered property: A firearm and ammunition were found in the 100 block of Forest Hill Drive.

Theft: Bratoya S. Brown, 25, faced a theft charge after authorities alleged the Akron woman had stolen about $504 worth of men’s and children’s clothing from the JCPenney store.

May 27

Arrest: Officers answered a call about two males with baseball bats in the 100 block of North Navarre Avenue, then arrested Matthew T. Spaite, 32, of Forest Garden Drive, Boardman, upon discovering Spaite was wanted on a Boardman Area Court warrant charging theft.

Drugs: Suspicious activity off Mahoning Avenue drew officers’ attention before they charged Anthony L. McCormick, 27, of Mahoning Avenue, Austintown, with drug abuse (cocaine), possessing drug paraphernalia and drug abuse (marijuana). Found were a white powder that tested positive for cocaine, a suspected marijuana cigarette, a bag of suspected cocaine and a straw commonly used for drug purposes, a report showed.

Possible theft: A license plate was lost or stolen off a vehicle in the 1300 block of Mulberry Run Drive.

Fraud: A Yorktown Lane resident noticed about $319 worth of unauthorized credit-card charges.

Theft: A man reportedly stole a TV from the JCPenney store.

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