Summary of recent criminal activity in Austintown and Canfield

A summary of recent criminal activity in Austintown and the city of Canfield:


Nov. 1

Arrest: While investigating possible drug activity in the 800 block of North Canfield-Niles Road, police took Joshua T. Wilson, 31, into custody upon ascertaining he was wanted on two Fayette County, Ohio, warrants. The Washington Court House, Ohio, man also was charged with obstructing official business when, authorities alleged, he provided a false last name.

Breaking and entering: Someone in the 4100 block of Staatz Drive entered an unlocked detached garage and a car inside.

Unauthorized use of a vehicle: A Compass West Drive resident reported a 2009 Ford Fusion was taken without permission.

Criminal damaging: A door to a building in the 1100 block of North Meridian Road was kicked in.

Identity theft: Fictitious emails were reportedly sent to numerous officials at Austintown Fitch High School on Fitch Drive.

Theft: Money and an MP3 player were taken from two vehicles in the 3900 block of Staatz Drive.

Theft: Thomas S. Goldner, 35, of Darbyshire Drive, Canfield, was charged in the theft of two drill bits and a wheel spinner from Tractor Supply Co., 6225 Mahoning Ave.

Nov. 2

Attempted auto theft: A vehicle in the 800 block of Ohltown Road was found with a damaged steering column, presumably after someone had tried to steal the car.

Fraud: A South Turner Road resident reported having lost $4,000 via an apparent phone scam.

Theft: A checkbook was removed from a vehicle in the 1200 block of Idaho Road.

Drugs: A traffic stop near North Edgehill Avenue resulted in summonses charging Paige J. Martin, 25, of Woodworth Road, North Lima, with drug abuse (marijuana) and possessing dangerous drugs. Found were a suspected marijuana cigarette in her coat pocket; in addition, Martin had a container with two types of prescription pills for which she admitted having no valid prescription, police alleged.

Possible theft: A set of keys was lost or stolen in the 1600 block of South Raccoon Road.

Theft: Someone in the 4200 block of Lake Road pried open a car window before taking money, credit cards and a garage-door opener.

Menacing: A Wedgewood Drive resident reported having gotten multiple threats, along with unwanted contact.

Fraud: More than $52,200 was reportedly sent to a Victoria Road company through a suspicious email.

Theft: Money was removed from a vehicle in the 3900 block of Lake Road.

Nov. 3

Overdose: A possible drug overdose occurred at a studio in the 800 block of North Meridian Road before the victim was given naloxone and taken to St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital.

Summons: Authorities responded to a report of a man swinging an ax at the end of a Bryant Drive driveway before issuing a summons charging Joseph A. Marriotti Jr., 28, of Bryant, Youngstown, with disorderly conduct. No one was injured during the incident, though Marriotti was impaired, a report showed.

Trespassing: Officers answered a complaint about an intoxicated man bothering customers at a business in the 3100 block of South Raccoon Road before charging Andrew D. Little, 26, no address listed, with criminal trespassing after the owner alleged Little became confrontational with him and refused several times to leave.

Summons: An officer reported seeing a man lying on the ground near Evans Avenue, then charged William M. Truswell, 33, with disorderly conduct. Truswell, of Norquest Boulevard, Austintown, appeared to be intoxicated, a report stated.

Theft: Jarett R. Knight, 19, of Matta Avenue, Youngstown, was charged with stealing $145 worth of items that included computer accessories from Walmart, 6001 Mahoning Ave.

Nov. 4

Criminal damaging: A portion of a yard sustained damage in the 1600 block of West Hampton Drive.

Nov. 5

Arrest: Authorities took Tammi E. Anderson into custody at her Westmont Drive residence after learning that the Austintown woman was wanted on a felony-theft warrant from Boardman. Anderson, 57, was accused of stealing about $1,541 worth of merchandise from the JCPenney store in Southern Park Mall.

Burglary: To an apartment in the 4400 block of Plumbrook Drive. Twenty Suboxone strips were missing.

Criminal damaging: Holes from BBs having been fired were found in windows to an apartment in the 1000 block of Compass West Drive.

Drugs: Nicole D. Lamb, 26, of South Raccoon Road, Austintown, faced a marijuana-possession charge after a firefighter told an officer who arrived to assist of having found two pieces of drug paraphernalia, including one with suspected marijuana residue, during a fire in her apartment.

Identity theft: A South Raccoon Road resident’s name and Social Security number were reportedly used without authorization to open a Sprint phone account.

Menacing: Two women, including one who lives on Parkgate Avenue, apparently made threatening calls to each other.

Harassment: A Pembrook Road resident told police of receiving such calls as well as text and social-media messages.

Recovered property: A four-wheel vehicle was found in the 400 block of Forest Hill Drive.


Oct. 31

Arrest: Sara Infante, 30, of Cardigan Street, Niles, was charged with operating a vehicle impaired after authorities stopped her car on East Main Street.

Arrest: Police charged Thomas Murphy Jr., 57, of Fairground Boulevard, Canfield, with operating a vehicle impaired after having pulled him over on Fairground.

Citation: While handling a two-vehicle crash on West Main Street, officers cited Ryan Hamilton, 32, of Shields Road, Canfield, on a charge of failing to maintain an assured clear distance.

Nov. 1

Citation: After pulling her over on state Route 46, officers cited Lori Rom, 52, of Argonne Drive, Austintown, on a charge of traveling 40 mph in a 25-mph zone.

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