Two snowblowers stolen from Austintown pawn shop

AUSTINTOWN — Two snowblowers were reported stolen from Austintown Pawn early Thursday.

An employee told police that at 12:55 a.m. and 1:36 a.m., an unknown man broke into the shop’s fenced-in back lot and took the snowblowers. Security footage shows the man apparently using a blunt object to break a padlock on the gate.

The suspect is described as male with a medium to husky build wearing a stocking cap and tan work jacket. Police were unable to get a more detailed description because the motion detector lights in the lot were not working correctly, the report says.

Assault extends inmate’s sentence.

YOUNGSTOWN — Dakota M. Eaton, 25, who has about four years left in a prison sentence out of Cuyahoga County, will serve an additional 18 months for assaulting a corrections officer at the private Northeast Ohio Correctional Center.

Eaton was convicted during a trial before Judge Maureen Sweeney last month in Mahoning County Common Pleas Court. Eaton was in prison for aggravated robbery and felonious assault.

He was convicted of felony assault in the prison crime, which carried a possible prison sentence of three years.

Aaron Meikle, assistant county prosecutor, said Eaton assaulted the officer


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