July 4

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July 4

Aggravated menacing: Police received a report that someone had been threatened with a gun at an apartment in the 80 block of North Raccoon Road.

Criminal damaging: An oil line was cut at Victoria House Assisted Living, 5295 Ashley Circle.

Theft: A man reportedly stole meat products from Walmart, 6001 Mahoning Ave.

Criminal damaging: A car tire was slashed in the 4100 block of Claridge Drive.

Criminal damaging: Someone in the 4500 block of Deer Creek Drive damaged a vehicle’s tire.

Theft: Medication and cash were removed from a shopper’s purse at a Mahoning Avenue grocery store.

July 5

Arrest: Sarah J. Dietz of Oakcrest Avenue, Austintown, was taken into custody during a traffic stop near North Meridian Road and Interstate 680. Dietz, 28, was wanted on a Youngstown warrant charging obstructing official business.

Arrest: Officers responded to a complaint about someone asking patrons for money at a Seventy-Six Drive business, where they took Kenneth A. Porter, 68, into custody. Porter, of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, Youngstown, was wanted on one warrant each from Niles and Girard municipal courts.

Burglary: To a residence in the 2500 block of South Canfield-Niles Road, from which checks were missing.

Assault: A Youngstown woman reported that while getting into a vehicle at a Compass West Drive apartment, a man hit her in the head, though she did not appear to have been injured. The suspect apparently was angered about an earlier confrontation between the victim and another woman, a report said.

Criminal damaging: A flagpole was damaged in the 4400 block of Mahoning Avenue.

Theft: A South Raccoon Road resident discovered about $2,000 worth of unauthorized credit-card charges.

Summons: After pulling over a vehicle near Burkey Road, authorities filed a falsification charge against Donnovan D. Slocum, 23, of Aberdeen Avenue, Youngstown, after alleging he provided a phony first name and date of birth before a gaming card in Slocum’s car revealed his correct identity.

Criminal damaging: A window to a home in the 3400 block of 42nd Street was damaged.

Drugs: A traffic stop on North Meridian Road led to a felony drug-abuse charge against Wilson D.N. Traylor of West Hylda Avenue, Youngstown. Traylor, 42, had several loose pieces of suspected cocaine near the driver’s-side floorboard, a report showed.

Theft: Concrete was stolen in the 2900 block of Collingwood Place.

Fraud: Officers received a complaint that a credit-card account had been opened in the name of a Parkgate Avenue resident without authorization.

July 6

Arrest: Police answered a call pertaining to someone begging for money at T/A Center of Youngstown, 5400 Seventy-Six Drive, before picking up Timothy J. Brown, 47, of Willis Avenue, Youngstown. He was wanted on Austintown warrants charging one count each of menacing and criminal trespassing.

Assault: Officers received information that someone had been struck in the head at a Compass West Drive apartment.

Burglary: Austin C. Chace, 26, of Woodland Trail, Austintown, faced a burglary charge after a man alleged having seen Chace in his Westgate Boulevard residence without permission and deduced he had entered through a side sliding-glass door between 1 and 1:30 a.m. In addition, he stole a wristwatch and cigarettes from a woman who also lives there, police alleged.

Theft: A shoplifter stole $363 worth of groceries from Giant Eagle, 5220 Mahoning Ave.

Theft: Someone left Walmart in a vehicle after having taken about $100 worth of paint. Authorities reportedly had the car’s license-plate number.

Criminal damaging: A vehicle in the 5300 block of Seventy-Six Drive was found with punctured tires.

Possible theft: A car’s front license plate was lost or stolen in the 4800 block of New Road.

Theft: A man reportedly left Belleria Pizza, 3460 S. Meridian Road, without having paid a $90 food bill.

July 7

Arrest: After stopping his car near South Meridian and New roads, police arrested Gerontios E. Ginnis, 22, of Breetz Drive, Campbell, upon ascertaining Ginnis was wanted on a felony charge of misuse of a credit card.

Theft: Crystal A. Taylor, 33, of Wilcox Road, Youngstown, was charged with stealing from Walmart 13 items valued at about $143 by deliberately placing her finger over the bar codes, which didn’t allow the register to record the merchandise being self-scanned. Taylor also was charged with falsification when, officers alleged, she gave them the name of a friend who was with her but not part of the theft.

Criminal damaging: Renters reportedly damaged a residence in the 5700 block of Baylor Avenue after having been evicted.

Theft: A man and a woman reportedly stole merchandise from Walmart.

Theft: Two men reportedly took flowers from then returned them to Walmart.

July 8

Drugs: Denzel L. Mack of Green Acres Drive, Liberty, faced two drug-abuse counts and one of possessing drug paraphernalia after authorities had pulled him over in the 1000 block of Compass West Drive. Mack, 21, had a bag of suspected marijuana, two 100 mg prescription pills for which he admitted having no prescription, a device commonly used to grind marijuana and a digital scale, police alleged.

Trespassing: While dealing with an argument between two people at a North Navarre Avenue home, police charged Dakota D. Deans, 29, with criminal trespassing. Deans, of Starlight Drive Northwest, Warren, had been warned not to return to the residence, a report indicated.

Identity fraud: Multiple fraudulent charges were made to a Cumberland Drive resident’s bank account.

Criminal damaging: Four windows to a home in the 90 block of North Navarre Avenue were broken.

Domestic violence: David T. Black of Ohltown Road, Austintown, was charged with the crime after his girlfriend alleged that while speaking on the phone with a friend, Black, 59, grabbed her wrist and the phone after accusing her of stealing money and medication from him, then punched the victim’s stomach as she tried to retrieve the phone. Also arrested was Christine J. DiMailo, 57, same address, on an Austintown Area Court warrant.

Drugs: A traffic stop near South Meridian and South Four Mile Run roads resulted in the arrest of Jermaine L. White, 37, of Kimblewick Lane Northeast, Warren, on charges of possessing marijuana, methamphetamine and prescription pills. White handed to authorities a bag of suspected marijuana; in addition, a bag containing one smaller bag each of suspected methamphetamine and nine white prescription pills was found, a report stated.

Trespassing: Officers responded to a problem with a guest at Comfort Inn, 5425 Clarkins Drive, where they filed a criminal-trespassing charge against Kristina E. Devellin, 33, of North Beverly Avenue, Austintown, after alleging an intoxicated Devellin refused to comply with their warning to leave the motel.

Drugs: While checking on a person at a Mahoning Avenue business, authorities wrote summonses charging Daniel P. Champion, 62, of Cardinal Drive, Lake Milton, with drug abuse and possessing drug paraphernalia after alleging a suspected marijuana pipe and a rolled-up sandwich bag with suspected marijuana were found. In addition, a duffel bag in the backseat contained papers typically used to roll marijuana, a report showed.

July 10

Overdose: A victim was taken to St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital after a reported drug overdose at an apartment in the 4800 block of Westchester Drive.

Theft: Someone stole a TV from Walmart, 6001 Mahoning Ave., then left in a vehicle, the license plate of which was reportedly captured.

Theft: A mountain bike was stolen in the 100 block of North Main Street.

July 11

Theft: A wristwatch was taken from a car in the 4100 block of New Road.

Menacing: A South Raccoon Road resident reported having received a series of threats.

Fraud: A New Road resident told police a Social Security number was provided over the phone without consent.

Recovered property: An iPhone was tracked to a Youngstown location after having been lost or stolen at a Mahoning Avenue grocery store.

Theft: A pair of prescription glasses was removed from a vehicle at a Mahoning Avenue restaurant.

Theft: Laundry baskets and possible other items were taken from Family Dollar, 4450 Mahoning Ave.

July 12

Arrest: Police were dispatched to the Trumbull County jail in Warren to pick up Howard J. Winkleman, whose last known address was on state Route 534 in Newton Falls, and who faced a grand-theft charge. Winkleman, 43, was accused of stealing between $1,000 and $7,500 worth of merchandise from Walmart over a recent one-month period.

Criminal damaging: A cellphone sustained damage in the 600 block of North Four Mile Run Road.

Arrest: Authorities charged Kyle A. Campbell, 33, of Westminster Avenue, Austintown, with three felony counts of drug abuse and one each of receiving stolen property, misuse of a credit card, grand theft and improper handling of a firearm in a motor vehicle after a man reported that while performing a job at a business in the 4800 block of Westchester Drive, he noticed a debit card missing and later learned that it was used to make $4,379 worth of fraudulent charges at a Mahoning Avenue auto-parts store and $1,821 worth of such activity at 5 Starr Wholesale Tire & Wheel, 116 N. Meridian Road, where he was arrested. A search of Campbell’s vehicle turned up a gym bag, inside of which was 9 mm semi-automatic handgun, along with a large quantity of suspected marijuana, prescription medication and psilocybin mushrooms, a type of psychedelic drug that can cause hallucinations, a report stated.

Theft: Packages containing merchandise from Amazon were stolen in the 700 block of South Raccoon Road.

Recovered property: A wallet was found at Save-a-Lot, 1715 S. Raccoon Road.

July 13

Arrest: Boardman police handed to Austintown authorities Michael H. Tomlin of Ridge Road, Youngstown, who was wanted on an Austintown Area Court bench warrant. Tomlin, 36, also was wanted on two Youngstown Municipal Court warrants.

Assault: Authorities answered a call pertaining to a possible assault near a Mahoning Avenue auto-care business, where they charged Brian D. Conway, 26, no address listed, with simple assault and aggravated menacing after his former girlfriend alleged that while walking on Mahoning, Conway ran up, grabbed the accuser’s neck and forced her against a wall before two men driving past intervened and restrained him. Beforehand, the victim had gotten a series of threatening text messages, a report indicated.

Criminal damaging: Someone in the 3700 block of Edinburgh Drive kicked the outside mirrors off two vehicles.

July 14

Arrest: While handling a dispute in the 4800 block of Westchester Drive, police took into custody Herman L. Taylor, 50, who listed addresses on Morley Avenue in Campbell and Brentwood Avenue in Youngstown. Taylor was wanted on a warrant accusing him of violating a Campbell Municipal Court order.

Assault: While dealing with a physical altercation in the 800 block of Compass West Drive, officers filed a simple-assault charge against Donna N.V. Wright, 30, of Compass West, Austintown, after a man alleged that as he arrived to pick up his two daughters, she bit his left forearm, leaving minor redness and teeth marks. The man tried to break up a fight between Wright and his girlfriend, who alleged Wright had attacked her, something another person recorded with a cellphone, a report showed.

Recovered property: Someone’s Social Security card was found at Walmart.

Drugs: A traffic stop on Kirk Road led to a summons charging Orlando A. Boykin, 44, of Deer Creek Drive, Austintown, charging him with having a digital scale and a jar of suspected marijuana.

Theft: A man and a woman discovered $8 and clothing missing from their room at a Mahoning Avenue motel.

Recovered property: A wallet was found near Mahoning Avenue and South Meridian Road.

July 15

Arrest: Authorities responded to an alarm at Sandwich Factory, 15 N. Canfield-Niles Road, where they took Stephen L. Nelder, 30, into custody. Nelder, of Park Avenue, Salem, was wanted on a Columbiana County Common Pleas Court bench warrant.

Theft: Connie L. Jordan, 46, of Burkey Road, Austintown, was taken into custody at the Trumbull County jail on a theft charge. Jordan was accused of stealing about $422 in September 2018 from Dunkin Donuts, 1514 S. Raccoon Road.