Bad check: A woman reportedly tried to cash a fraudulent $1,790 check at Checksmart, 112 Boardman-Poland Road, in an effort to sell an entertainment center. The woman told officers a man in Monroe, N.Y., had sent her the check with certain instructions, and she was unaware it was bad. She was not charged with a crime.
Identity theft: A Ewing Road woman reported a pizza she had not ordered was sent to her residence before she got a letter from a Cincinnati agency meant for someone else, leading her to believe her address was being used for nefarious purposes.
Theft: A woman reportedly took two $359 desktop computers from Walmart, then fled in a white Pontiac.
Theft: Authorities charged Jose L. Lopez of Victor Avenue, Youngstown, after alleging Lopez, 36, stole two cologne sets valued at $82 from Kohl’s, 383 Boardman-Poland Road.
Theft: Two males age 15 to 18 reportedly fled in a gold Buick sport utility vehicle after having stolen two BB guns from Walmart.
Menacing: A Wolosyn Circle woman told police two women with whom she’s had ongoing issus have sent her unwanted text messages. She also reported a man, accompanied by two other people, knocked on her door while the accomplices tried to goad her into a fight.
Theft: A Berlin Center woman reported her wallet stolen at a Doral Drive big-box discount store.
Theft: Dejah Y. Johnson, 20, of Jean Street, Campbell, along with a Youngstown girl, 12, and a Campbell girl, 15, was charged with stealing $305 worth of clothing from Macy’s in Southern Park Mall.
Vandalism: A Southern Boulevard woman discovered her vehicle’s passenger side had been scratched and that all of its tires were damage as she visited her boyfiend’s Southern Boulevard residence. The repair estimate was $3,400.
Theft: A man reportedly stole two $25 T-shirts from Kohl’s before leaving in a brown Chevrolet Blazer.
Theft: Bilalah G. Alexander, 29, of North Forest Avenue, Youngstown, faced charges of theft and providing false information after $130 worth of clothing was stolen from th JCPenney store in Southern Park Mall. Alexander, who also was wanted on two warrants, provided a phony name and several incorrect dates of birth, officers alleged.
Arrest: A traffic stop in the 900 block of Mathews Road resulted in the arrest of Tre’von M. Dow, 21, of Midland Avenue, Youngstown, on a charge of operating a vehicle impaired. Breath-test results were pending.
Assault: Police responded to a large fight at Southern Park Mall, where a girl alleged members of the group had struck her while she was on the ground as someone recorded the incident.
Weapon: An employee with R&J Trucking Inc., 8063 Southern Blvd., noticed a truck had been struck after he heard stray gunfire in the area. A bullet, likely from a small caliber pistol, was found near the front of the vehicle, a report stated.
Theft: Officers filed a theft charge against Jessie M. Holliday, 29, after alleging the Beaver Falls, Pa., woman had stolen four wallets and a purse valued at a total of $53 from Walmart.
Violation of a protection order: A Paxton Road woman alleged her soon-to-be former husband sent three text messages to the accuser and her daughter, in violation of such an order filed in February against the man naming both of them.
Arrest: John T. Sailor, 24, was charged with operating a vehicle impaired after authorities had stopped his car near Hillman Way. Sailor, of nearby Chester Drive, Boardman, had a 0.235 blood-alcohol content, a report indicated.
Domestic violence: Evan T. Mikulka of Stratmore Drive, Boardman, was charged with domestic violence, obstructing official business, resisting arrest and inducing panic after his girlfriend alleged Mikulka, 34, choked her, threw the accuser to the ground and dragged her to the front door, then picked up the victim and threw her out of the home and down a set of outside steps, which reportedly corroborated a witness’s account. In addition, Mikulka, who also was wanted on a warrant, refused several times to allow officers into the residence and, once they had entered, failed to surrender, they alleged.
Theft: Shavona D. Davis, 30, of Coronado Avenue, Youngstown, faced a misdemeanor theft-by-deception charge after being accused of switching price tags on several articles of clothing in a Walmart self-checkout area, then intentionally self-scanning the merchandise for the lower price, which allowed her to pay a fraction of the correct amount.
Arrest: Police in the 600 block of Cook Avenue pulled over and took into custody June A. Price, 41, of Cook, Boardman, after ascertaining she was wanted on a Mahoning County Sheriff’s Department warrant charging failure to appear in court.
Recovered property: Campbell police towed a 2004 Saturn Ion and arrested two people on various charges after an Arlene Avenue woman had reported the car stolen from her garage.
Theft: Nicole Myers of Zedaker Street, Youngstown, was charged with one count of theft by deception after police alleged Myers, 40, used bar codes on packs of gum to cover the codes on miscellaneous food items in a self-checkout lane at Walmart.
Theft: Mark E. Aurelius, 56, along with a 13-year-old Lowellville boy who’s a relative of his, was charged, accused of stealing a $148 men’s bicycle from Walmart. The Cleveland man also was charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
Assault: A resident at a South Avenue care facility alleged another patient slapped his face a few times during a meal.
Drugs: Officers were dispatched to the Columbiana County jail for Samantha I. Sisco, 29, of Lower Elkton Road, Columbiana, who was wanted on outstanding warrants charging her with possessing drug-abuse instruments and drug paraphernalia, related to a reported heroin overdose Feb. 28 in the Boardman Area Court parking lot. Items found in Sisco’s purse included a spoon with burn marks common in drug use, a syringe and a pipe, a report showed.
Robbery: Authorities charged Tianna M. Shannon, 25, with robbery, intimidation and aggravated menacing after a driver with Independent Taxi of Youngstown alleged that while dropping Shannon off at her Rockdale Avenue home, the township woman slapped the back of his head and refused to pay the $26 fare after her credit card had been declined. Shannon also threatened to shoot the driver if he followed her to the residence, he further alleged.
Forgery: An official with Boardman Medical Supply, 7246 Ron Joy Place, discovered that while balancing an account, eight checks had been forged and used for fraudulent transactions that totaled about $12,663.
Theft: A woman reportedly stole four shirts valued at $100 from Kohl’s.
Theft: Authorities at the Trumbull County jail picked up James E. Mason IV of Dupont Street, Youngstown, who was wanted on a theft warrant. Mason, 32, was accused of stealing a $269 cordless drill combination kit Jan. 7 from Home Depot, 7001 Southern Blvd.
Trespassing: Police were sent to the Adult Parole Authority office in downtown Youngstown to take custody of Randolph Williams, Jr., 62, of West LaClede Avenue, Youngstown, who faced criminal-trespassing and criminal-mischief charges. Late last month, officers reviewed footage from a nearby surveillance camera that purportedly showed a man tampering with several vehicles on Stanton Avenue, a report indicated.
Citation: A traffic stop on Route 224 led to a citation charging Wesley A. Cattoi, 31, of Fairlawn Avenue, Boardman, with operating a vehicle impaired. Cattoi’s blood-alcohol content was 0.11, a report said.
Breaking and entering: Someone smashed a front-door window and entered Crumbles Bakery, 4150 Market St. A large landscaping stone was found nearby in the business, police said.
Theft: Authorities were dispatched to Boardman Area Court on Market Street to pick up John A. Palmer of Covington Street, Youngstown, who faced two theft charges. Palmer, 27, was charged with stealing two flat-screen TVs in as many days last month from Walmart, 1300 Doral Drive.
Counterfeit: A fake $100 bill was passed at a Get Go gas station, 6911 South Ave.
Theft: Surveillance coverage reportedly captured a man stealing $231 worth of items from Walmart.
Domestic violence: Brian D. Craft, 36, of Orlo Lane, Boardman, was charged with the crime after his former girlfriend told police he showed up unannounced at her residence nearby, then alleged an intoxicated Craft threatened to kill the accuser and her children and burn down the home when she refused to speak with him.
Trespassing: A 14-year-old Boardman boy faced a criminal-trespassing charge after authorities got a call from a woman who reported having seen a group of juveniles throwing rocks at one another on the Market Street Elementary playground, 5555 Market St. The teen was on school property in violation of a trespassing warning, officers said.
Theft: Nicholas J. Davis, 31, was taken into custody in the 800 block of Mayfield Drive and charged with theft after a driver with Independent Taxi of Youngstown alleged Davis, of Spring Street, Struthers, failed to pay a $25 fare.
Theft: A man in his 20s reportedly was captured on surveillance footage neglecting to self-scan $566 worth of merchandise, including an iPhone, while in Walmart. He then fled on foot.
Theft: Reagan N. Leake, 22, of West North Avenue, East Palestine, and Mikalyn E. Coakley, 18, of Jackman Road, Negley, were charged with stealing about $812 worth of clothing from the JCPenney store in Southern Park Mall.
Arrest: A traffic stop in the 7300 block of Market Street resulted in the arrest of Jeffrey L. Williams Sr., 56, of Market, Boardman, who was wanted on a Medina, Ohio, warrant. Williams also was charged with obstructing official business when, police said, he intentionally provided an incorrect Social Security number as they tried to identify him.
Fraud: An Oakridge Drive man discovered his computer had been hacked, with led to a series of fraudulent actions that reportedly resulted in several accounts being hacked and the loss of a total of $1,233 from them.
Domestic violence: Elijah N. Hodges of Millet Street, Youngstown, faced a felony charge after police received 911 calls regarding a fight between a man and a woman in the 7800 block of Market Street. His girlfriend, who is eight months pregnant, alleged that during an ongoing argument, Hodges, 24, followed her in his car from St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital, then grabbed her neck, pushed the accuser and struck her several times in the face, much of which two witnesses corroborated, a report stated.
Theft: Melissa P. Kanos, 21, of East Dewey Avenue, Youngstown, was charged with intentionally neglecting to self-scan about $97 worth of property while in Walmart.
Theft: Carolyn J. Jones, 27, of Loveland Road, Youngstown, faced a charge after $66 worth of clothing that included a tank top was taken from Kohl’s, 383 Boardman-Poland Road.