Dec. 28

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Dec. 28

Domestic violence: Police arrested Asia S. Laury of Market Street, Boardman, on a domestic-violence warrant after having responded to a loud argument at a Tiffany Boulevard motel. The charge stems from a Sept. 22 situation in which her boyfriend alleged Laury, 30, punched his face with a set of brass knuckles during an argument.

Dec. 27

Dog bite: A Youngstown woman told authorities a large pit bull bit her as she walked her dog on Sylvia Lane. The victim required seven stitches to her right hand, a report said.

Theft: A man reportedly stole a shirt and a pair of jeans from Kohl’s, 383 Boardman-Poland Road.

Dec. 28

Arrest: After receiving a complaint about someone soliciting for money at a South Avenue bank, officers took into custody Jesse R. Spragling, 42, of Sherwood Avenue, Youngstown. He was wanted on a Liberty Township probation-violation warrant.

Criminal mischief: Someone in the 4000 block of Glenwood Avenue entered a vehicle in which items were later found strewn about. Police found no signs of forced entry, and nothing appeared to be missing, they said.

Employee theft: Authorities arrested Brittany M. Burin, 27, at her Sheridan Road apartment on a theft warrant after a manager with Pier 1 Imports, 550 Boardman-Poland Road, checked via computer Burin’s sales history Dec. 19 while the Boardman woman was employed at the retail store and alleged having discovered 14 suspected fraudulent cash refunds during a six-week period. Burin allegedly reprinted receipts and memorized transaction numbers on older ones from sales she made, then committed fraudulent returns and pocketed the money, a police report stated.

Theft by deception: A woman in her late 20s or early 30s reportedly committed a short-change scam at Hobby Lobby, 1136 Boardman-Poland Road, resulting in an undisclosed loss.

Theft/vandalism: A manager with Verizon Wireless, 650 Boardman-Poland Road, told police a man in his early to mid-30s likely stole a $1,000 cellphone after having cut a security tether cord from it.

Theft: Jessica L. Kumrow of Bend Road, Mercer, Pa., was charged with stealing $152 worth of property that included a bottle of rum from Walmart, 1300 Doral Drive. Kumrow, 36, also was wanted on a Mahoning County Sheriff’s Department warrant charging her with aggravated possession of drugs.

Citation: A traffic stop near Shields Road resulted in a minor-misdemeanor citation charging Marquell L. Armour, 19, of West Boulevard, Boardman, with having a bag of suspected marijuana and a partially smoked piece of suspected marijuana.

Fraud: A Melrose Avenue woman told police she unwittingly deposited a $1,990 fraudulent check and electronically transferred $830 of the amount to the person who had sent it to the accuser before her bank said the check was invalid and that the woman was the victim of a scam.

Littering: The owner of a business in the 6100 block of Market Street reported someone had left several cardboard boxes and plastic containers of debris on his property.

Theft: The landlord of a South Schenley Avenue apartment building alleged a former tenant took an $800 refrigerator after having been evicted.

Dec. 29

Arrest: After having responded to a vehicular crash with possible injuries near Tiffany Boulevard and South Avenue, authorities took into custody Channelle A. Lawrence, 22, who listed Youngstown addresses on Plazaview Court and West Judson Avenue. Lawrence was wanted on a Mahoning County Sheriff’s Department warrant accusing her of failing to appear in court on a theft charge.

Assaults: A Youngstown woman alleged her former boyfriend assaulted her at his Erskine Avenue home. Also, the man alleged a second woman who accompanied his former girlfriend assaulted him.

Criminal damaging: Southern Park Mall security personnel told officers two juveniles, 14 and 15, had damaged a door frame, likely by knocking the molding off.

Theft: Police responded to a possible fight at a Tiffany Boulevard motel, where they arrested Jaylyn S. Coleman of Willis Avenue, Youngstown, on a theft charge, related to a shoplifting situation Sept. 16, 2017, in which $142 worth of shirts was taken from Target, 417 Boardman-Poland Road. Coleman, 29, also was wanted on a Liberty warrant charging her with a probation violation.

Arrest: After pulling him over near Brookwood Road, officers took Terrance L. Johnson, 38, into custody upon ascertaining Johnson, of Forest Park Drive, Boardman, was wanted on a Niles warrant charging failure to appear in court.

Theft: A Boardman woman noticed a $300 laptop computer missing from her car while at a township movie theater.

Theft: North Jackson police handed Brandon P. Mitchell, 23, to Boardman authorities. Mitchell, of Silica Road, North Jackson, was charged with stealing $251 worth of merchandise Sept. 16, 2018, from Walmart.

Menacing: A physician with a Boardman-Canfield Road doctor’s office reported having received a letter a family member opened that was derogatory and threatening in nature.

Dec. 30

Arrest: Police responded to a possible domestic situation at an Arlene Avenue home before taking William P. McCawley, 35, of Arlene, Boardman, into custody on warrants charging him with one count each of resisting arrest and obstructing official business. The charges were related to a Dec. 20 incident at a Market Street motel in which officers conducting a welfare check alleged McCawley had pulled from them, then refused to follow commands while attempting to break free.

Arrest: After responding to possible suicidal threats at a Forest Lake Drive apartment, officers charged Julia A. West, 46, of Forest Lake Drive, Boardman, with obstructing official business and resisting arrest. West refused to get out of her vehicle and follow other commands while struggling with police, a report stated.

Assault: An Ambridge, Pa., man alleged a woman punched him and scratched his face as he ended their relationship at a South Avenue motel.

Auto theft: A 2012 Honda Civic was stolen in the 1900 block of Wolosyn Circle.

Theft: Stacey A. Labenske, 37, of Riley Street, Struthers, was charged in the theft of $76 worth of clothing, including a sweater, from Gabe’s, 850 Boardman-Poland Road.

Theft: A 17-year-old Youngstown boy was accused of stealing from Walmart $126 worth of merchandise that included a mobile phone.

Domestic violence: Michael A. Yount of East Midlothian Boulevard, Boardman, was charged with the crime after his girlfriend alleged that during an argument related to bathing their child, Yount, 36, shoved her in the chest and squeezed the accuser’s neck, rendering her unable to breathe, before she broke free and called 911.

Theft: Someone in the 2000 block of Wolosyn Circle broke into a vehicle before removing a duffel bag that contained a laptop computer and a set of keys.

Citation: Officers cited Cassandra Santiago, 24, of Market Street, Boardman, on a charge of knowingly soliciting for money without a permit.

Theft: A Youngstown woman discovered perfume, a pair of jeans and other property had been removed from her room at a Market Street motel.

Trespassing: Police received information that three people had tried to enter a vehicle in the 2000 block of Wolosyn Circle before items in that and a few other cars were found strewn about, though it was unknown if anything was missing from any of the vehicles.

Recovered property: A 1999 Dodge Dakota truck was found in the 2300 block of Shetland Avenue after a Sheridan Road man had reported the vehicle stolen.

Theft: Roughly $10 worth of loose change was taken from a car someone had entered in the 2000 block of Wolosyn Circle.

Theft: A Palo Verde Drive man saw that his vehicle had been entered and contents from the glove compartment were strewn about.

Dec. 31

Theft: Jessica S. Chapman, 39, who listed East Liverpool addresses on St. Clair and Thompson avenues, was charged with stealing about $130 worth of items, including a pair of women’s jeans, from the JCPenney store in Southern Park Mall.

Menacing: A Tamarisk Trail woman alleged her former boyfriend has sent and made numerous threatening text messages and calls, and threatened to come to her residence after their recent breakup.

Theft: A man discovered a box that contained $6,008 worth of property was missing from a locker he had rented from a South Avenue storage facility.

Jan. 1

Aggravated menacing: A township woman told officers her boyfriend sent her a text message in which he threatened to kill her, evidently during an argument that resulted when the woman accused him of not having been around during the holidays. The man also stated he had a new gun, she further alleged.

Assault: A Sunset Boulevard woman alleged a man had placed his hands around her neck and pushed the accuser backward into a kitchen counter during an argument apparently related to dirty dishes.

Burglary: To a home in the 4000 block of Sunset Boulevard after someone had shattered a door window. Stolen were a firearm, several cameras and a costume.

Harassment: A Leighton Avenue woman said her former husband has sent her unwanted text messages from multiple phony cellphone numbers and made such calls to her.

Theft: An employee with Mercy Health Hospital on Market Street reported a wallet stolen from a locker while at work.

Criminal damaging: A St. Clair Shores, Mich., woman staying at a South Avenue motel reported the passenger-side mirror had been torn off her boyfriend’s car, resulting in a $200 damage estimate.

Theft: A vehicle’s rear license plate was removed at a Market Street auto-care business.

Misuse of a credit card: A Fresno, Calif., woman discovered three fraudulent debit-card transactions that totaled about $827, two of which took place at Southern Park Mall stores.

Jan. 3

Arrest: Police at a Market Street motel took into custody Samantha L. Maxwell, 32, who listed addresses on West Chalmers Avenue in Youngstown and Berry Blossom Drive in Canfield, and who was wanted on a theft charge as well as on two warrants. Maxwell was accused of stealing about $75 worth of food Oct. 17 from Walmart, 1300 Doral Drive.

Theft: A 14-year-old McDonough, Ga., girl was accused of taking two women’s jackets from Macy’s in Southern Park Mall.

Menacing: A Sciota Avenue woman told officers several juveniles near Market Street and Meadowbrook Avenue had threatened her juvenile son.

Drugs: A traffic stop near Southern Park Mall resulted in the arrest of Kevin R. Massie, 22, of Griswold Drive, Boardman, on a felony trafficking-in-drugs charge after police alleged having found in a backpack 702 grams of suspected marijuana, along with a bag that contained smaller bags.

Theft: A Prestwick Drive man reported items that included a smartphone stolen from his vehicles.

Trespassing: A woman found a wallet after someone had reportedly entered several vehicles in a carport at a Glenwood Avenue apartment complex.

Theft: Officers in the 6800 block of Market Street picked up Dustin L. Desmith, 33, who was wanted on a theft warrant. Desmith, of Market Street, Boardman, was accused of stealing $14 worth of batteries last month from Dollar General, 271 Boardman-Canfield Road.

Recovered property: Authorities reportedly found a firearm and other evidence while investigating a report that several males who fled from officers had tried to break into vehicles in the 4000 block of Hudson Drive.

Misuse of a credit card: A Valley View Drive man found 10 fraudulent charges against his checking account that totaled $3,929 and apparently originated in Paris.

Jan. 4

Arrest: The Ohio State Highway Patrol in Columbiana handed to Boardman police Hollie C. Reese, 28, of Maple Drive, East Liverpool, who faced an inducing-panic charge after authorities responded last November to a reported drug overdose at a Windham Court restaurant, where an employee alleged having found her unresponsive in a restroom. Reese was given two doses of naloxone and admitted to medical personnel she had snorted heroin, a police report stated.

Criminal damaging: A Devonshire Drive woman discovered an entry door from her garage and a door knob were not closing or functioning properly.

Theft: Kelli S. Ketterer, 37, of Sierra Madre Trail, Boardman, was charged with stealing a $48 pair of jeans from Kohl’s, 383 Boardman-Poland Road.

Theft: A license plate was removed from a vehicle in the 1300 block of Doral Drive.

Theft: Officers took Nicholas C. Scharringhausen, 18, into custody at his Indianola Road home in Boardman on a felony-theft warrant, related to a Sept. 30, 2018, incident in which a man reported $2,255 worth of equipment and other merchandise missing from his truck in the 7400 block of Becky Court.

Theft: A Ron Joy Place man noticed a temporary tag missing from his car.

Theft: Authorities were dispatched to Boardman Area Court on Market Street to take custody of David Kopnitsky of New Castle Road, Lowellville, who was wanted on a theft charge. Kopnitsky, 38, was accused of taking $50 from a tip jar Jan. 15, 2018, at Wetzel’s Pretzels, 1300 Doral Drive.

Jan. 5

Burglary: To an apartment in the 90 block of Sciota Avenue, from which a $300 Xbox system was missing.

Theft/drugs: Authorities charged Katie L. Stoner, 27, of Syling Street, New Castle, Pa., with theft and possessing criminal tools, and John E. Colbert, 30, of Wampum, Pa., with theft as well as drug abuse and possessing drug-abuse instruments and drug paraphernalia after $202 worth of property was stolen from Walmart. Found in Colbert’s pocket were a spoon with burn marks and a needle, both common in drug use, and a substance that appeared to be heroin, a report stated.

Robbery: A Walmart loss-prevention official told police a man in his early 20s struck her chest area then fled on foot as she and another official tried to detain him after he reportedly had stolen $276 worth of property. The woman was not injured, however.

Theft: A man reportedly stole an energy drink and cigars from Dollar General, 5953 South Ave.

Theft: A woman reported a kitchen table and various household items stolen while she was in the process of moving from her Sciota Avenue residence.

Stolen property: Officers responded to a Doral Drive big-box store regarding a possibly stolen wallet before charging Eric M. Kibler, 30, of Neeld Road, East Palestine, with two counts of receiving stolen property after a Struthers woman had discovered her wallet stolen Dec. 23.

Theft/drugs: Joseph A. McCudden, 24, of Allen Drive, Boardman, was charged with theft as well as possessing drug-abuse instruments and drug paraphernalia, and Christopher M. Gause, 29, of Seventh Street, Struthers, faced the same drug charges, along with one count of receiving stolen property after $179 worth of clothing was taken from Kohl’s, and Gause was accused of trying to sell the stolen goods to Plato’s Closet, 400 Boardman-Poland Road. A vehicle search during a traffic stop a short time later turned up a spoon with suspected drug residue and an uncapped syringe, authorities alleged.

Theft/drugs: Police conducting a traffic stop in the 5600 block of South Avenue took into custody Shawn D. Zinn, 46, on theft and drug-abuse charges after three sound bars had been stolen from Walmart. The Malvern, Ohio, man also had a controlled substance in his car, a report indicated.

Jan. 6

Criminal damaging: A car in the 40 block of Jennette Drive was found with a smashed front driver’s-side window.

Theft: Police at Walmart arrested Eric C. Kuhn, 35, on a theft warrant. Kuhn, of Mathews Road, Boardman, was accused of taking $87 worth of property last month from the big-box store.

Theft: Xavier G. Williams, 19; Nehemiah A. Bennett, also 19; and Javon T. Bell, 20, all of East Philadelphia Avenue, Youngstown, were charged in the theft of eight DVDs valued at $142 from Walmart.

Domestic violence: Bryan J. Martin of Argyle Avenue, Boardman, was charged with the crime after his girlfriend alleged that during an argument, Martin, 39, had struck her face, leaving a small cut and moderate swelling.

Theft: Wilfredo C. Rosado, 36, of East Indianola Avenue, Youngstown, was charged with intentionally failing to self-scan $201 worth of food and candles while in Walmart.

Criminal damaging: Frederick R. Knepper Jr., 44, of Hazel Street, Girard, surrendered on a criminal-damaging charge after a St. Clair Shores, Mich., man discovered earlier this month that the passenger-side mirror had been torn from his vehicle while he stayed at a South Avenue motel.

Criminal damaging: A Youngstown woman at a Doral Drive big-box store noticed a key had been used to damage the finish on her vehicle’s driver’s side door.

Domestic violence: Trace M. Johnson, 27, of South Schenley Avenue, Boardman, was charged with domestic violence and obstructing official business after a fight in which his fiance alleged Johnson had punched his nose, then grabbed and threw the accuser by the shirt, resulting in redness to his neck area. Johnson also refused to come out of a bedroom and speak to police, which hampered their investigation, a report showed.

Theft by deception: Melissa A. Klema of Market Street, Boardman, faced a misdemeanor theft-by-deception charge after a cab driver in the 7200 block of Market Street told police Klema, 55, had refused to pay a $35 fare. She also was wanted on a Trumbull County warrant.

Jan. 7

Arrest: Officers answered a 911 call about someone shooting a gun in a nearby wooded area before charging Nicholas A. Dudley, 29, of Glenwood Avenue, Boardman, with one misdemeanor count each of inducing panic and making false alarms. Dudley, who appeared to be intoxicated, made multiple 911 calls with the false claim that someone had pointed a gun at him and was shooting a firearm in the area, police alleged.

Assault: A Country Club Avenue woman alleged that during an argument with her former boyfriend, he bit two of her fingers and choked her, then threw the accuser to the ground and elbowed her repeatedly in the back of her head.

Theft: William J. Howe Jr., 27, was taken into custody at a Tiffany Boulevard motel on a theft charge. Howe, of Eighth Street, Struthers, was accused of failing to pay a $43 cab fare for a ride from a U.S. Route 224 gas station to Youngstown.

Dog bite: A woman reported a German shepherd bit the back of her leg as she walked her dog near Prestwick Drive.

Theft: A man noticed his wallet missing as he shopped at a Boardman-Canfield Road discount store.

Possible theft: A Canfield woman reported her wallet lost or stolen at a Doral Drive big-box store.

Theft/criminal damaging: Someone in the 4500 block of Waseka Lane smashed a vehicle’s window and removed a purse that contained money, a passport and other items. The loss was estimated at $870.

Theft: A man and a woman reportedly stole from Kohl’s a shopping cart filled with merchandise.

Assault: A man alleged his 11-year-old daughter who attends Paul C. Bunn Elementary School on Sequoya Drive was slapped in the face by a fellow student.

Theft: A man reportedly stole a $269 cordless drill kit from Home Depot, 7001 Southern Blvd. The suspected shoplifter also was a former employee with the Niles Hope Depot store, a report said.

Theft: The owner of a business in the 7300 block of Southern Boulevard told officers a man in his 50s who had been told to stay off the property took a catalytic converter and a floor jack from a vehicle in a rear parking lot.

Criminal damaging: Someone smashed two windows to a car in the 4500 block of Euclid Boulevard.

Theft: A woman reported 90 prescription pills missing from her Lemont Drive home.

Theft: A man fled on foot after having reportedly stolen $290 worth of merchandise that included a hooded sweatshirt from Kohl’s.

Jan. 8

Pursuit: A motorcycle driver reportedly led police on a chase that reached speeds between 60 and 70 mph after having refused to pull over for them near Midlothian Boulevard and before authorities terminated the pursuit on Youngstown’s South Side.

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