Austintown police blotter


Police activity reported Sept. 7-20:

Sept. 20, 9:52 p.m. — Forced entry was made into the front door at 3815 Kirk Road.

6:28 p.m. — Shawn M. Villers Jr., 18, 5653 Stanford Ave., Austintown, was arrested on charges of tampering with evidence, two counts of domestic violence, obstructing official business and carrying a concealed weapon.

6:18 p.m. — Theft of a black Jeep Grand Cherokee reported at 5501 Mahoning Ave.

1:06 a.m. — Nicholas A. Shank, 27, 3390 Lakeside Drive, Mineral Ridge, was arrested on charges of possession of drug abuse instruments (digital scale), possession of drug paraphernalia (syringe) and theft, following a call to Sheetz, 5499 Mahoning Ave. regarding the theft of a phone charger.

Sept. 19, 3:04 p.m. — Devin M. Rosenberg, 33, 3 Peggy Lane, Austintown, was arrested on charges of obstructing official business and possession of drugs (methamphetamine), following an investigation into a separate incident on Peggy Lane.

2:30 p.m. — Gabriel L. Opat, 45, 25 Peggy Lane, Austintown, was arrested on charges of aggravated menacing, discharging a firearm near a prohibited premise, having weapons while under a disability, tampering with evidence and falsification, following a call to 7 Mary Lane regarding a person firing a shotgun and making threats.

Sept. 18, 10:06 a.m. — Theft of lottery tickets reported at 3602 Mahoning Ave.

Sept. 17, 2:35 p.m. — Theft of an Amazon package reported at 543 Wilcox Road.

12:49 a.m. — A garage was broken into and two gas cans were stolen at 4505 Norquest Blvd.

Sept. 16, 10:32 p.m. — Isaiah E. Kelly, 22, 671 McBride St., Youngstown, was arrested on a charge of receiving stolen property and on an undisclosed warrant through Youngstown, and was cited for driving while under suspension, following a traffic stop on Mahoning Avenue.

3:49 p.m. — James L. Bethea, 46, 454 S. Raccoon Road, Austintown, was arrested on Youngstown warrants for burglary and protection order violations, following a traffic stop on Mahoning Avenue.

12:14 p.m. — Stolen identity reported at 1610 Idaho Road. The stolen information was used to obtain veteran benefits.

12:44 a.m. — Two vehicles were keyed in the parking lot at 472 S. Raccoon Road.

Sept. 15, 11:20 p.m. — Amy M. Sharafan, 45, 81 Lansdowne Blvd., Youngstown, was arrested on undisclosed Campbell police warrants, following a call to 444 S. Raccoon Road regarding a domestic disturbance.

11:05 a.m. — Samuel J. Tush, 29, 2758 Bainbridge St., Austintown, was arrested on a Boardman warrant for theft.

Sept. 14, 4:46 p.m. — Menacing threats over the phone reported at an Orchard Hill Drive residence.

Sept. 13, 11:38 p.m. — James C. Levy, 54, 2702 Volney Road, Youngstown, was arrested on a Youngstown warrant for domestic violence following a traffic stop on Mahoning Avenue.

7:32 p.m. — Michael J. Spencer, 35, 31350 Haessly Road, Hanoverton, was arrested on Columbiana County warrants for non-support of defendants, aggravated possession of drugs, identity fraud, possession of fentanyl, driving while under suspension, failure to display a valid sticker and criminal trespassing, following a dispatch to 96 Idlewood Road to assist the Adult Parole Authority in conducting a parole check.

4:55 p.m. — Theft of a wallet and its contents at Walmart, 6001 Mahoning Ave.

Sept. 12, 2:07 p.m. — Criminal damaging (spray paint on the building) reported at Huntington Bank, 1732 S. Raccoon Road.

Sept. 11, 4:12 p.m. — Theft of a training manual reported at 6528 Mahoning Ave.

3:47 p.m. — Criminal damaging done to a window at 325 N. Turner Road.

8:46 a.m. — Criminal damaging (apples thrown at a residence) reported at 5664 Baylor Ave.

Sept. 10, 10:21 a.m. — A Sprucewood Drive resident was scammed out of six Browns tickets for $950.

Sept. 9, 6:11 a.m. — Bobby J. Mock, 54, 10 N. Glenellen Ave., Youngstown, was arrested on a Pennsylvania Parole Board warrant, following a traffic stop on Mahoning Avenue.

Sept. 8, 9:54 p.m. — Joseph A. Hoffman, 18, 118 N.Roanoke Ave., Austintown, was arrested on two counts of felonious assault and two counts of possession of criminal tools.

5:04 p.m. — Theft of a bag containing cash, credit card and a food stamp card reported at 1715 South Raccoon Road.

2:17 a.m. — Franklin D. McCrary, 35, 165 Tremble Ave., Campbell, was arrested on a charge of domestic violence following a call to 900 Compass West regarding a man who kicked in an apartment door.

Sept. 7, 3:26 p.m. — Theft of a 2020 Nissan reported at 1937 S. Raccoon Road.


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