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Friday, December 11, 2009


Nov. 27

Domestic violence: A Youngstown girl, 17, was charged after her sister alleged the teen beat up and tossed the accuser from a vehicle near the Southern Park Mall.

Theft: Fifteen bundles of shingles and other roofing supplies were removed from a driveway in the 200 block of Wildwood Drive.

Auto theft: A 1996 Ford Taurus was stolen in the 100 block of Homestead Drive.

Misuse of a credit card: A Poland woman’s debit card was used without consent to buy $18 worth of gasoline at a South Avenue station.

Criminal damaging: A plastic mailbox in the 7500 block of West Parkside Drive sustained $60 worth of damage.

Theft: A 16-year-old township boy was charged with stealing two computer memory cards from Wal-Mart, 1300 Doral Drive.

Arrest: A 48-year-old New Springfield man was picked up in the 800 block of Boardman-Canfield Road on a probation-violation charge.

Breaking and entering: Someone used a vehicle to ram a garage door to The Tire Pad, 4730 Southern Blvd., but failed to gain access. Nevertheless, the front door was pried open, an office ransacked and an undisclosed sum of money taken.

Nov. 28

Assault: An Albuquerque, N.M., man suffered a swollen jaw and another injury after telling police he had been punched and struck while at a Tiffany Boulevard restaurant.

Arrest: Authorities assisted fire department personnel in the 5700 block of Sheridan Road and arrested a Canfield man, 27, wanted on a probation-violation count.

Theft/vandalism: Two city girls, 15 and 16, faced misdemeanor theft and felony vandalism charges after $412 worth of clothing was stolen from the J.C. Penney store in the Southern Park Mall. Both were caught in a fitting room burning ink tags on the items to avoid activating the store’s security sensors, a report said.

Theft: A laptop computer and a leveling device were stolen from a truck at a Tiffany Boulevard eatery.

Criminal mischief: Someone deliberately tipped over two benches in the 100 block of Mathews Road, causing one to fall into a pond.

Attempted breaking and entering: A rear sliding-glass drive-through window was broken at Brown’s Drugs, 5106 Southern Blvd., apparently as someone tried to enter.

Domestic violence: Youngstown police handed to Boardman authorities a city man, 31, accused of threatening to kill a Mathews Road woman and their children.

Arrest: Police booked a 20-year-old township woman on a probation-violation charge.

Theft: A Canfield woman reported a $350 digital camera stolen while in the 7800 block of Market Street.

Theft: A woman took a comforter and a package of diapers from Family Dollar, 4026 South Ave.

Nov. 29

Weapon: A traffic stop near Lynn Avenue led to a 22-year-old New Springfield man’s being charged with carrying a concealed weapon when, police said, a set of brass knuckles was found.

Identity theft: A Pine Tree Lane woman discovered someone had used her name and a photograph to open an online account.

Burglary: Took place in the 70 block of Terrace Drive after someone kicked open a rear door. Stolen were a 42-inch flat-screen TV, an Xbox 360 system, 20 Xbox games and a gold ring.

Criminal damaging: A 22-year-old township man was taken into custody on a warrant from Youngstown charging him.

Theft: A Boardman man, 44, was charged in the theft of $78 worth of merchandise from Deals Nothing Over a Dollar, 225 Boardman-Canfield Road.

Recovered property: Authorities investigated a suspicious vehicle near Oakridge Avenue and learned the 2003 Pontiac Bonneville had been stolen in Canfield.

Robbery: A Shields Road man reported two men in their 20s robbed the accuser at gunpoint in his apartment, took his wallet and cell phone and struck him while demanding the personal identification number to his bank card.

Drug paraphernalia: Officers responded to a loud-music complaint at a Becky Court apartment and cited a township man, 30, after saying two suspected marijuana pipes were on a table. He also was wanted on a probation-violation charge.

Nov. 30

Arrest: A 38-year-old Boardman man was arrested on a probation-violation charge after officers stopped him near Indianola Road.

Arrest: Police took custody of a 21-year-old Youngstown man at Mahoning County Court No. 2 on Boardman-Canfield Road. He was wanted on charges of obstructing official business and disorderly conduct.

Menacing: A South Avenue man told police he had been threatened with bodily harm.

Fraud/forgery: A Waseka Lane man found out four checks totaling $1,600 had been written from his account with his signature forged.

Identity fraud: A township man discovered his name and Social Security number had been used without authorization on an application for an investment account.

Auto theft: A 1993 Buick Century was stolen in the 4100 block of South Avenue.

Theft: Two people stole nine DVDs from Dollar General, 271 Boardman-Canfield Road.

Misuse of a credit card: A Southern Boulevard woman told officers her debit card had been used to make two unauthorized transactions totaling $48.

Dec. 1

Burglary: In the 4100 block of Mill Trace Drive via the front door, where a 42-inch TV, a checkbook, $220 and another item were taken.

Weapon: Police pulled over a 24-year-old Beaver Falls, Pa., man near South Avenue and charged him with carrying a concealed weapon and possession of drug paraphernalia. Found were a knife in its sheath and a suspected marijuana pipe, a report showed.

Dec. 4

Theft: A small sum of money and cigarettes were taken from a truck in the 4500 block of Euclid Boulevard.

Auto theft: A New Castle, Pa., man reported his 2001 Dodge Caravan stolen while at a Doral Drive store.

Theft: Someone rented but failed to return a $1,820, 46-inch flat-screen TV to Eagle Rentals Inc., 6132 Market St.

Assault: A Lowellville man sought medical assistance for injuries to his teeth and lips after reporting he had been punched in the mouth at the Southern Park Mall.

Theft: Someone stole $25 worth of clothing from Dots, 339 Boardman-Canfield Road, before fleeing in a car.

Theft: Jennifer N. Zackasee, 26, of 512 Trumbull Ave., Girard, faced a felony count, accused of stealing $527 worth of jewelry from Sears in the Southern Park Mall.

Arrest: A traffic stop in the 900 block of Mathews Road led to the arrest of 33-year-old Lashell D. Penson, 339 Mathews Road, Boardman, who was wanted on a probation-violation charge. She also was cited when, police said, a small bag of suspected marijuana was in her purse.

Theft: A $700 welder was stolen from Aerotech Mechanical Contractors, 574 McClurg Road.

Domestic violence: Officers picked up near Elva and Howard drives 34-year-old Leala A. Lutz, 123 Melrose Ave., wanted on a warrant. Lutz’s former boyfriend reported she had assaulted him and refused to leave his residence.

Auto theft: A Canfield woman’s 2005 Dodge Ram was stolen in the 700 block of Boardman-Poland Road.

Fraud: A Southern Boulevard man wanting to buy a set of jet skis told police he wired $2,000 to someone in Fort Myers, Fla., for the item and that the accuser was advised to wire the money through a third party in Laramie, Wyo., who supposedly was selling the item but made a fraudulent claim.

Theft: Police charged David D. Bell, 31, of 5040 Aravesta Ave., Boardman, with stealing an $80 computer item from Best Buy, 561 Boardman-Poland Road.

Criminal damaging: A vehicle’s windshield sustained $100 worth of damage in the 8200 block of Southern Boulevard.

Theft: A woman in her mid- to late 30s stole three packages of undergarments from Dollar General, 859 E. Midlothian Blvd. The merchandise was recovered, however.

Dec. 5

Attempted theft: Someone broke a vehicle’s window in the 4500 block of Grover Drive, apparently in an effort to steal property.

Arrest: Authorities responded to reports of someone driving erratically while asleep and arrested 32-year-old Ranika R. Williams, 560 E. Avondale Ave., Youngstown, in the 9600 block of Market Street. She was wanted on a probation-violation charge.

Theft: A Campbell girl, 14, was charged in the theft of $89 worth of clothing from Wal-Mart, 1300 Doral Drive.

Theft: A $200 mixer was stolen from Wal-Mart, resulting in a charge against 22-year-old Daniel A. Deal, 413 Lyndall St., New Castle, Pa.

Misuse of a credit card: A Meadowbrook Avenue woman found that two unauthorized transactions originating in Yuba City, Calif., had been made to her debit card.

Theft: A woman reported $100 stolen from her while at a Boardman-Canfield Road eatery.

Theft: Someone removed a $1,000 barricade from an area in the 8300 block of Southern Boulevard.

Arrest: Officers responded to a fight at a Market Street motel, where they charged 24-year-old Ronnelle T. Ferrell, 182 W. Hylda Ave., Youngstown, with obstructing official business and resisting arrest. Ferrell refused to allow police conducting a child-welfare check into her room, then became combative as they tried to take her into custody, a report showed. She also was wanted on theft, criminal-damaging and other charges. The child was unharmed, the report said.

Dec. 6

Criminal damaging: Someone drove through a yard in the 1300 block of Barbie Drive and struck a mailbox.

Criminal mischief: Eggs were tossed at a vehicle’s door in the 3900 block of Shelby Road.

Theft: Police charged Bonita Davis-Townsend, 48, of 1465 Townsend Ave., Apt. 21, Youngstown, with stealing eight articles of clothing from Kohl’s, 383 Boardman-Poland Road. She admitted to the crime, a report said.

Dec. 7

Attempted theft: Someone rummaged through a truck in the 1800 block of Lynn Mar Avenue.

Forgery: A Columbiana man found out his mother’s signature had been forged to secure a loan at a Market Street car dealership.

Theft: A man returned to his car at a Doral Drive store and discovered several items missing from his wallet.

Criminal trespassing: Officers responded to a possible fight on Mathews Road and charged 34-year-old Thomas L. Cappitti Jr., 1982 Mathews, Boardman, with criminal trespassing. Cappitti, also wanted on a warrant from Struthers, was accused of violating conditions of his bond related to another charge.


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