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Jan. 29

Theft: A man reportedly took a cellphone someone had accidentally dropped at Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course, 655 N. Canfield-Niles Road.

Breaking and entering: Someone entered an unattached garage via an unlocked door in the 30 block of Klebar Avenue.

Summons: After receiving a complaint about underage drinking at Chipper’s Sports Bar & Grill, 5 N. Edgehill Ave., officers charged Julia G. Dolak, 20, of Bay Meadow Court, Austintown, with underage consumption of alcohol and obstructing official business after alleging they saw Dolak drinking beer before she lied about her age by claiming she was 21.

Jan. 30

Arrest: After answering a disturbance call at a Deer Creek Drive apartment, police took Marcus W. Nadal, 44, into custody upon ascertaining Nadal, of Hillman Street, Youngstown, was wanted on two Youngstown Municipal Court warrants.

Theft/drug paraphernalia: During a traffic stop on Mahoning Avenue, officers charged Jessica L. De La Cruz, 41, of West New York Avenue, Sebring, accused of stealing $491 worth of merchandise from Walmart, 6001 Mahoning Ave. In addition, Derrick D. Dixon, 40, of Akron, was charged with possessing drug paraphernalia when, authorities alleged, a suspected methamphetamine pipe and a digital scale with an unknown residue were found.

Theft: Deana L. Jenkins of Westminster Avenue, Austintown, was charged with purposely neglecting to self-scan a $17 can of baby formula at Giant Eagle, 5220 Mahoning Ave. Jenkins, 32, also was wanted on a Liberty Township warrant accusing her of failing to appear in court on a theft charge.

Jan. 31

Arrest: A traffic stop on Mahoning Avenue resulted in the arrest of Derrick D. Dixon, 40, when officers discovered the Akron man was wanted on a Columbiana County warrant.

Assault: Police received a report of an assault at a North Edgehill Avenue sports bar, though the report contained no details.

Identity theft: A Country Green Drive resident found that two unauthorized accounts had been opened in the victim’s name.

Theft: About $311 worth of tickets was stolen from Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course.

Theft: Four juveniles, no information given, faced charges of theft, carrying a concealed weapon and obstructing official business after a shoplifting situation at Walmart, then were sent to the Martin P. Joyce Juvenile Justice Center in Youngstown.

Feb. 1

Arrest: Officers responded to a report of a vehicle stopped on Interstate 680 near the Meridian Road off-ramp, where they reportedly found a man asleep before charging Steven L. Queen, 58, of Clearfield Street, McDonald, with one felony count of operating a vehicle impaired. The charge was elevated because Queen, who refused to submit to a breath test, had eight alcohol- and drug-related convictions, the most recent of which was an OVI conviction in 2015 in Portage County, a report showed.

Theft: Carla M. Fox, 62, of Greenwood Street, Youngstown, was charged with intentionally failing to self-scan about $119 worth of food and household items while in Walmart.

Theft: Warren police handed to Austintown authorities Katelynne M. Messing, 25, who faced a theft charge. Messing, whose last known address was on Cider Mill Crossing Drive in Austintown, was accused of stealing from Walmart about $337 worth of property, including a set of bedsheets, in August 2018.

Feb. 2

Arrest: Police met with Weathersfield Township authorities to exchange custody of Melvin Vaughn, 49, of Liberty Road, Youngstown, who was charged with one felony count each of receiving stolen property and misuse of a credit card, related to a situation last month in which the owner of a New Road business discovered three unauthorized credit-card purchases that resulted in a $33 loss.

Fraud: A Whispering Pines Drive resident reported credit-card fraud.

Drugs: Desmond D. Duvall, 21, of Parkview Avenue, Youngstown, was cited after authorities alleged having found a green leafy material in his car during a traffic stop on Mahoning Avenue. Duvall also handed officers three bags of suspected marijuana that were in his pocket, they alleged.

Theft: A credit card was reportedly stolen at an Ohltown Road nursing care facility.

Feb. 3

Burglary: A woman reportedly stole a wallet from a home in the 100 block of Rosemont Avenue.

Drugs: Officers were drawn to the sound of excessively loud music coming from a vehicle in the Wedgewood Plaza on Raccoon Road before writing a summons charging David A. Johnson Jr., 21, of Broadway Street, Youngstown, with drug abuse. An open bag of suspected marijuana was on the seat where Johnson sat, a report stated.

Misuse of a credit card: A Fairmeadow Drive resident discovered $6,654 worth of unauthorized charges.

Recovered property: A propane tank was found in a police cruiser at the Austintown Police Department on Ohltown Road.

Feb. 5

Arrest: The Ohio State Highway Patrol arrested then handed to Austintown authorities Frank S.H. Sackela, 35, of Woodhurst Drive, Austintown. He was wanted on a warrant charging failure to appear in court.

Theft: Four wedding bands were stolen from a home in the 2600 block of Ardenwood Place.

Theft: Kyle P. Rice of Pembrook Road, Austintown, was charged after police alleged Rice, 20, intentionally failed to self-scan $38 worth of items that included paper plates while in Walmart, 6001 Mahoning Ave.

Menacing: A person reported having been threatened while at a business in the 6000 block of Mahoning Avenue.

Theft: Two women reportedly fled in a gold Chevrolet Impala after having stolen merchandise from the JCPenney store, 6000 Mahoning Ave.

Theft: Chad E. Kimble, 36, faced theft and criminal-trespassing charges after about $14 worth of energy drinks was stolen from Giant Eagle, 5220 Mahoning Ave. Kimble, of East Marion Avenue, Youngstown, also was in the store in violation of a trespassing warning, a report showed.

Overdose: The victim of a possible drug overdose in the 4300 block of Wedgewood Drive was taken to St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital.

Possible theft: A license plate was lost or stolen off a vehicle in the 4500 block of Alderwood Drive.

Theft: Jessica L. Wright, 30, of West Wilson Street, Struthers, was charged with purposely neglecting to self-scan a wall clock, a doll and a door knob at Walmart.

Theft: Pieces of equipment were stolen from the AT&T Store, 6000 Mahoning Ave.

Feb. 6

Arrest: While dealing with an accident near South Meridian and New roads, police charged Aaron G. Barnhart of Church Hill Road, Girard, with operating a vehicle impaired. Barnhart, 48, refused to submit to a breath test, a report said.

Drugs: Officers responded to an unoccupied car stuck in mud near Woodridge Drive before charging Daniel D. Nelson-Harnevious, 23, of Penny Lane, Austintown, with possessing drug paraphernalia. While investigating the circumstances related to the vehicle, police saw a suspected marijuana pipe with suspected marijuana inside, they alleged.

Overdose: A man was taken to St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital after a possible drug overdose at an apartment in the 600 block of South Raccoon Road.

Theft: A calculator was taken from Rite Aid Pharmacy, 5498 Mahoning Ave.

Fraud: A Brookview Court resident reported unauthorized credit-card purchases had been made.

Feb. 7

Arrest: Officers answered a call regarding a car off the road near West Webb Road before charging James A. Balog, 30, of North Palmyra Road, North Jackson, with operating a vehicle impaired. Balog registered a 0.236 blood-alcohol content, nearly three times Ohio’s 0.08 legal intoxication limit, a report stated.

Arrest: Police were dispatched to the Adult Parole Authority in downtown Youngstown to pick up Robert A. White Jr., 31, no address listed, who was wanted on an Austintown Area Court probation-violation warrant.

Fraud: A Sheffield Drive resident told police of being the victim of an internet scam.

Theft: A Pineview Drive resident discovered unauthorized financial transactions.

Arrest: Officers noticed someone riding a bicycle on South Raccoon Road around 1 a.m. with no front or rear lights before charging Stephen G. Cortez, 38, with failure to comply with police. Cortez, of South Raccoon, Austintown, refused several times to stop for authorities and at one point sped up, a report showed.

Feb. 8

Arrest: Police at a North Edgehill Avenue business took Corey C. Monroe, 26, into custody upon ascertaining Monroe, of Bonnie Brae Avenue Southeast, Warren, was wanted on a warrant charging him with failure to appear in Trumbull County Central Court.

Felonious assault: After responding to a possible domestic situation at a North Turner Road residence, authorities filed a felonious-assault charge against David F. Hover Jr. of North Turner, Austintown, after his wife alleged Hover, 52, became upset and grabbed her neck and threw her onto a hardwood floor, then punched the accuser’s face, all of which led to injuries that included bruising, swelling and a large cut under her left eye.

Recovered property: Money and someone’s identification card were found at a business in the 6000 block of Mahoning Avenue.

Truck theft: A 20-foot moving truck was stolen from U-Haul Truck Rental, 4475 Mahoning Ave.

Theft: Mail was removed from a mailbox in the 3200 block of 42nd Street.

Theft: Medications were stolen from a residence in the 600 block of Harvard Place.

Feb. 9

Drugs: After responding to a possible shoplifting situation at Walmart and pulling over a vehicle on state Route 46, authorities charged Corey G. White, 39, of Oil City, Pa., with drug abuse (cocaine and heroin) as well as possessing drug-abuse instruments and drug paraphernalia. Found in a black bag were four used syringes, a suspected crack-cocaine or methamphetamine pipe and a bag of narcotics that tested positive for crack cocaine and heroin, a report stated.

Feb. 10

Drugs: A traffic stop on South Raccoon Road resulted in the arrest of Derek L. Smith, 29, of West LaClede Avenue, Youngstown, on a charge of drug abuse (cocaine). Smith, who also was wanted on a warrant accusing him of failing to appear in Girard Municipal Court, admitted having a bag of suspected crack cocaine on his person, where a bag with rocklike substances was found, a report indicated.

Drugs: Officers answered a call about two suspicious people in the 2000 block of South Raccoon Road, where they filed a drug-related charge against Rachael K. Hoffman, 37. During an interview, the Akron woman admitted having a digital scale with heroin, cocaine and fentanyl residue, police alleged.

Harassment: A Belle Drive resident reported having received a series of repeated such calls.

Theft: A cellphone was stolen at Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course, 655 N. Canfield-Niles Road.

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