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Joe Gorman

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YPD stats say police used force 90 times in ‘15

A 3 percent decrease from 2014

Cops find 30 bags of cocaine, 73 pills, cash, after chase


The suspect also is wanted on a warrant for skipping a court date in a current drug case.

Cops nab five on drug charges

Two try to run away; one admits selling drugs while husband in prison

Man gets max sentence after violating probation by running from cops

William Navarro will spend 120 days in the Mahoning County jail

Advocate: Make cockfighting a felony

By JOE GORMAN jgorman@vindy.com YOUNGSTOWN Police found evidence of more cockfighting Thursday

Pair sentenced to probation in child endangering case

Also barred from ever having foster children

During manhunt, marshals discover cockfighting ring

Dave Nelson of the Mahoning County Dog Warden’s Office examines a dead rooster in the 2900 block of Myron Street where several live and dead chickens were found. Nelson said the number of birds he found make Tuesday’s discovery one of the biggest cockfighting rings he has ever seen.

YPD swears in three new officers

All three have previous police experience

YPD records more pursuits in 2015 than year before

By JOE GORMAN jgorman@vindy.;com YOUNGSTOWN City police recorded more vehicle pursuits in 2015

YPD: Man who rams car while driving wrong way has 7 prior OVIs


Police reports say the driver had a 0.375 blood-alcohol level.

Mistrial declared in ‘12 murder case

mahoning co. common pleas court

Defendant has filed action in federal court

Tease photo

Dellick stipulates to probation violation

Bond hearing set for Jan. 20

Dellick back in jail on probation violation

A police report says a gun was found in a hotel room where Dellick stayed

Cops: Man stashes cash, gun, drugs in woman’s clothes during chase

Police find 5k, .40-caliber handgun

Children taken from Columbiana County moms caught doing heroin

Child reportedly tells police: “That’s mommy’s dope stuff.”

Man gets year in prison for retaliation after brother’s murder

Jawuan Brown, 20, told Judge R. Scott Krichbaum he was sorry for his actions July 27

Fire officials push safety

Goal is to cut down on fatal fires

Two who served time for past shootings caught with guns

Both arrested in separate incidents

Cop suspended 15 days for online posts

A city patrolman began serving a 15-day suspension Saturday for violating the department’s social media policy.

Couple caught with heroin, kids in car, arraigned

Arrested Wednesday in South Side parking lot

YPD exceeds US average for solving homicides



2 jailed, 3 others from Pa. cited on heroin-related charges

The holiday weekend was not a good one for western Pennsylvania residents who came to the city looking for drugs.

Dad arraigned for injuries inflicted on baby son

A South Garland Avenue man is in the Mahoning County jail on $35,000 bond after his arraignment Wednesday in municipal court on charges that he inflicted injuries on a 2-month-old boy so severe the child is now on life support.

In Youngstown, Santa’s helpers sometimes dress in blue

Jamera Willis, 10, reacts as Santa shows up at her home Wednesday with gifts supplied by the Youngstown Community Police Unit, donated by members of the community. Officer Shawna-Cie Ott holds the door open.

Man gets five years in Campbell beating case

Victim said she still carries injuries from the attack

Woman who failed to appear more than 25 time arraigned

Man arrested with her said they don't share the same attitude

YPD chief: Heroin seizure largest I’ve seen

Police seek suspect after finding 3 pounds of drug in East Side home

Amount of heroin seized over three pounds; man indicted by grand jury

Cops arrest three within four hours on heroin related charges

Another woman cited for tampering with evidence

Cops: Pair chase women down in spat over food stamp card

Two women jailed on aggravated-robbery charges

YPD plays Secret Santa for businessman

Gives away gift cards donated by anonymous donor

Cops, humane agents, find deplorable conditions in home


Four dogs taken by humane agents

Charge reduced in homeless man's death

Link can not be shown between punch and drowning

Jurors start deliberations in murder trial

kalontae carter murder trial

Street language an issue in closing arguments

Testimony begins in Elm Street murder trial

Co-defendant was shot and killed in February

Man sentenced for East Side homicide

Given 32 and a half years to life

Man has suspended CCW permit after drug arrest

Both times pulled over for traffic offenses

Jury finds man guilty of East Side murder

Victim was found on Truesdale Avenue

Jurors deliberate in East Side murder case

Deliberations continue today on the man's fate

Cops: Suspect blamed Monday shooting victim for Saturday murder

Investigators think suspect blamed victim for Saturday murder of Thomas Owens

Suspect also wounded along with four others Monday

Jurors selected for 2013 murder case

Two others already plead guilty

YPD officer says goodbye after 34 years

Worked patrol and narcotics; said technology is biggest change

Man arraigned in Montclair homicide; ID sought for man found in Statens' burning car

Dental records will be needed for Otis Street death

Police dog's handler reflects on former partner

Helo had to be put down earlier this month for health problems

Community police, vice, housing, sweep Halls Heights

Five houses red tagged; 22 other housing violations given out

Killing stuns neighborhood

Bob Sharpe, right, of the state fire marshal’s office, discusses evidence he just gave to Youngstown police officer Russell Davis, center, as Davis’ partner, Joe Wess Jr., looks on. The officers were at the Cleveland Street home where the body of Erika Huff, 41, was found beaten and burned. A suspect is in custody.

Man accused of punching stunned four times to no effect

One cop treated at St. Elizabeth; off duty cop also punched

Man gets six years for June shooting

Two accomplices yet to be sentenced

YPD: Facebook post led to shooting

One suspect arraigned, one turns self in; one more still sought

Last two in YSU hazing case plead guilty

Sentencing set for today

Man wounded at East Side apartment complex

Suffered wounds to leg and stomach



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