Man makes two trips to Mahoning jail in same night

YOUNGSTOWN — Tshombe Miller Jr., 20, of Youngstown and Warren had an eventful 24 hours late Sunday and early Monday.

He was arrested twice in about three hours downtown Sunday night and Monday morning in separate break-ins and was arraigned in Youngstown Municipal Court less than 12 hours after his second arrest.

Miller was arraigned on two counts of felony breaking and entering and one count of misdemeanor trespassing.

He also was arraigned Monday on a criminal damage or endangering from Friday in the city, but it’s not clear what that was about.

At 2:49 a.m. Monday, Youngstown police responded to the Downtown Circle store regarding a breaking and entering in progress. The store’s owner reported that the store’s cameras showed someone broke in through a window and was inside the store walking around.

Officers did not find anyone in the store, but surveillance video showed a man entering the store through a previously broken window and walking around inside the store taking vapes, cash from the register and and other items from behind the counter.

The owner said about $500 was missing from the register. The man left the store minutes before officers arrived.

An officer noticed that the man in the video appeared similar to Miller, whom he had arrested about three hours earlier for trespassing into a building at the nearby Wick Towers, 34 W. Federal Street.

Officers checked with the jail and found that Miller had been released on the criminal trespass charge, a low-level misdemeanor.

Upon further review of the video, the man at the Downtown Circle had on the same distinct hooded sweatshirt that Miller was wearing in the earlier incident.

Police did not locate Miller, according to the report. But police did locate him later because he was booked into the jail again sometime Monday and remained in the jail late Monday after his court hearings.

In the Wick Towers incident, police were notified at 11:23 p.m. Sunday of a trespasser. The building’s property manager reported that a man was in a vacant fourth-floor apartment after initially being in the building’s lobby.

When officers entered the apartment, Miller “made himself known to us,” and he was arrested. Officers learned that Miller had warrants out of Trumbull County.

Bond was set at $10,000 for Miller in the Downtown Circle break-in, and he was ordered to have no contact with the store.

The second breaking and entering had an incident date of March 29 also and contained a no-contact order with the Downtown Circle, according to court records.


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