Police activity reports
Compiled from selected police activity reports.
• Oct. 27: A Family Dollar employee witnessed a man shoplift $9 worth of food items. The man acknowledged he was caught. When asked why he did it he said he was distraught over a divorce.
• Oct. 30: A driver was warned for speeding, but cited for not wearing a seat belt.
• Oct. 31: A Seymour Ave. woman reported her van was stolen. The van was found abandoned but mostly intact behind Mama Jules Rib Shack. The van’s steering column was damaged. There were no immediate clues as to who stole it.
• Nov. 2: A Leroy Street man said he was having issues with a co-worker, who punched him in the face. The co-worker said he was the one punched in the face first, and he punched back
• Sept. 26: A North Street woman told police her husband kept texting her and she wanted him to stop. They were having a custody argument. Police contacted her husband who said he would stop.
• Sept. 27: A driver was cited for a stop sign violation on West 2nd Street at Cumberland.
• Sept. 27: Lakewood Schools Transportation faxed a license number from a vehicle that passed a stopped school bus. The number came back to a Youngstown company. After speaking with the company’s owner, police concluded that the driver had made an error in copying the number.
• Sept. 27: A Kroger loss prevention officer saw a 60 year-old man try to leave the store with a full cart of groceries without paying for them. Police arrested him and he was cited to Mayor’s Court.
• Sept. 27: Police were called about a dog on Kelly Drive out in the rain without shelter. Police talked with a resident there who had just arrived at home and didn’t know the dog was out. The dog was let inside.
• Sept. 28: A West Cumberland Street woman said a 10-year-old boy threw her 10-year-old boy to the ground on their walk home from school. She didn’t want to press charges, but did want police to speak with the boy and his parents. Police warned the boy.
• Sept. 28: A pizza delivery person called 9-1-1 to report a woman lying unconscious inside a South High Street apartment. The woman was life flighted to Grant Hospital for head injuries.
• Sept. 29: Police took a report on vandalism to a vehicle on Oakhurst Drive.
• Sept. 29: A driver was cited for failure to assure clear distance ahead after his vehicle struck the rear of a vehicle stopped on Ohio 79 at Enterprise Drive.
• Sept. 29: A Kelly Drive resident reported that two men jumped a fence into the yard of a neighbor who was on vacation. The men were found to be employees of a tree service.
• Sept. 29: A Kelly Drive woman complained about two juveniles putting bikes in the bushes behind her home. The bikes were retrieved in about an hour.
• Sept. 29: Police were called about four juveniles cursing at and possibly throwing things at vehicles near the Lakewood Drive apartments. Police found the juveniles ages 10-11 who denied throwing anything, but they said they were getting ready to fight. Police sent the boys home and talked with their parents.
• Sept. 29: A driver was cited for a traffic light violation on West Main Street at 8th.