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May 31

Arrest: Officers in the 400 block of South Edgehill Avenue arrested Michelle Doud of Stoneybrook Drive, Hubbard, upon ascertaining Doud, 49, was wanted on a Liberty warrant.

June 1

Arrest: Ritchie S. Miller Jr., who listed Youngstown addresses on East Boston Avenue and Colonial Drive, was taken into custody after police pulled him over near North Four Mile Run Road. Miller was wanted on a Youngstown Municipal Court warrant.

Auto theft: A Ford Mustang was stolen in the 5900 block of Callaway Circle.

Theft: A Baylor Avenue resident reported a credit card stolen.

Criminal damaging: A South Inglewood Avenue resident discovered a vehicle’s brake line had been cut.

June 2

Arrest: Officers responded to a fight at a business in the 4100 block of Mahoning Avenue, where they took Derek L. Carter Jr., 26, into custody. Carter, of Wilson Avenue, Campbell, was wanted on a warrant accusing him of failing to appear in Campbell Municipal Court for a review hearing.

Criminal damaging: A ceiling fan and light were damaged at a business in the 4100 block of Mahoning Avenue.

Theft: Various meat products were stolen from Giant Eagle, 5220 Mahoning Ave.

June 3

Arrests: Police were dispatched to an Austintown Plaza parking lot regarding two children left unsupervised in a truck, then arrested Franklin T. Plotts, 45, of Wimber Avenue Northeast, Warren, who was wanted on multiple warrants that included a charge of passing bad checks. In addition, Cynthia Morrow of Edgehill Avenue Southeast, Warren, faced a felony drug-possession charge.

Employee theft: A worker with a South Four Mile Run Road business reportedly took money.

Theft: An iPhone was reported missing at Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course, 655 N. Canfield-Niles Road.

Theft: An employee with United Freezer & Storage Co., 650 N. Meridian Road, reported various tools were missing.

June 4

Arrest: Police near Mahoning Avenue arrested Kasey L. Wright, 25, of Hopkins Road, Youngstown, who was wanted on a Trumbull County Sheriff’s Department warrant charging her with escape, a felony.

Possible theft: A change purse with $200 and other items was lost or stolen in the 4400 block of Norquest Boulevard.

Misuse of a credit card: A customer reportedly made $4,879 worth of fraudulent charges at Home Depot, 6100 Mahoning Ave.

Arrests: Authorities answered a call pertaining to two possibly intoxicated people entering a vehicle at Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course before arresting Thomas G. James Jr., 58, of Harrison Street Northeast, Warren, on a charge of possessing dangerous drugs, and Jeanne A. Jones, 46, of West Market Street, Warren, on a charge of operating a vehicle impaired. James had in his pocket two over-the-counter pills for which he admitted having no prescription, police alleged.

Breaking and entering: Someone broke into a shed at the Saxon Club, 710 S. Meridian Road, and removed a riding mower.

Drugs: A traffic stop near Four Mile Run Road resulted in the arrest of Yaisa E. Quintana-Laboy, 32, of West Calla Road, Salem, on a charge of trafficking in marijuana when, authorities alleged, they found a large bag of suspected marijuana, two devices to grind marijuana, a digital scale and several empty sandwich bags, material Quintana-Laboy admitted she intended to use to sell the drug. Also taken into custody was Julian Cosme of Philadelphia, who was wanted on a Niles Municipal Court warrant.

Theft: A camera was missing from a residence in the 3400 block of White Beech Lane.

Bad checks: An official with Bob & Chuck Eddy Chrysler Dodge Jeep, 4850 Mahoning Ave., reported having received about $42,223 worth of such checks.

June 5

Criminal damaging: Someone damaged a pull-up cab to a vehicle in the 600 block of South Raccoon Road, evidently in an effort to steal items.

June 6

Drugs: A traffic stop near North Meridian Road resulted in a drug-abuse charge against David M. Daniels, 25, of North Montgomery Avenue, Youngstown. Found were three small suspected marijuana cigarettes and a bag of suspected marijuana Daniels admitted was his, police alleged.

Theft: Someone took a weed trimmer and an edging device from Home Depot, 6100 Mahoning Ave.

Theft: A debit card was stolen at a Mahoning Avenue big-box store.

Unauthorized use of a vehicle: A U-Haul truck was taken without permission from a residence in the 100 block of Dehoff Drive.

Employee theft: Peter J. Luchansky, 63, of Steeplechase Drive, Canfield, was charged after a loss-prevention official with Marc’s, 4755 Mahoning Ave., alleged having seen on video surveillance footage Luchansky in a cooler drinking two beverages he failed to pay for. He also was accused of stealing two 1-dozen cartons of eggs from the grocery store.

Theft: Someone removed a bag attachment from a tractor that was on a trailer in the 5600 block of Colgate Drive.

Theft: Items were taken from a car in the 4500 block of Rhode Island Drive.

Criminal damaging: A front screen door sustained damage at a home in the 4200 block of New Road.

Theft: An iPhone was stolen at a tavern in the 3700 block of Oakwood Avenue.

June 7

Arrest: Officers were dispatched to St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital to arrest Jennifer L. Almeida, 29, of Matta Avenue, Youngstown, who was wanted on two Austintown warrants, including a felony drug-abuse charge.

Assault: A charge was pending regarding an assault that reportedly took place in the 5500 block of West Webb Road.

Overdose: A person was taken to St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital after a reported drug overdose in the 40 block of Placid Boulevard.

June 8

Arrest: Police responded to a report of suspicious vehicles in the 4000 block of Lanterman Road, where they took Mary J. Porter, 46, into custody. Porter, of North Navarre Avenue, Austintown, was wanted on a felony warrant from Mahoning County Common Pleas Court charging her with trafficking in drugs.

Fraud: An Ather Drive resident reported having been a victim of an internet scam.

Theft: A man reportedly stole $186 worth of meat products from Giant Eagle, 5220 Mahoning Ave.

Theft: Howard G. Ahart of Lloyd Avenue, Youngstown, was charged with stealing about $88 worth of steaks and shrimp from Walmart, 6001 Mahoning Ave. Ahart, 55, also was wanted on a Boardman warrant.

Vandalism: Merchandise was tampered with at a business in the 5500 block of Cerni Place.

Identity theft: A North Turner Road resident discovered a fraudulent account had been opened in the victim’s name.

June 9

Drugs: A suspicious car caught the attention of an officer on patrol in the 3600 block of Mahoning Avenue, where Brandon J. Angelo, 25, of Myron Street, Hubbard, was cited on a charge of possessing drug paraphernalia and issued a summons charging drug abuse. Angelo had two bags of a substance that tested positive for THC, the chemical responsible for many of marijuana’s psychological effects, a report showed.

June 10

Arrest: Officers picked up Melody S. Ford, 39, of Austintown as she walked near her Burkey Road residence. Ford was wanted on a Portage County warrant.

Theft: Lisa S. Zellefrow, 36, of Red Apple Drive, Austintown, was charged with intentionally neglecting to scan about $160 worth of merchandise that included two packs each of flea and tick treatment as well as printer ink while in Walmart.

Theft: A man reportedly stole video games from Walmart.

June 11

Arrest: After pulling him over near a Mahoning Avenue gas station, authorities took Steve Jenkins, 66, into custody upon discovering Jenkins, of Westchester Drive, Austintown, was wanted on a Boardman Area Court warrant charging theft.

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