Youngstown crime activity: Thief takes Akron Children's donation jar

That, and other crime reported in Youngstown over the past week

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) - Wednesday, April 4

1:18 p.m. – Mahoning Avenue, a worker at Burger King told police that a woman kicked in the door of the bathroom at the restaurant after her brother was in the restroom and not responding to her. The woman and her brother left the restaurant.

8 p.m. – 500 block of E. Philadelphia Ave., a 27-year-old woman told police that as she was driving home from work, the father of her children pulled up next to her, began driving erratically and forced her into a fire hydrant. Police noted there was damage to the woman’s car and yellow paint on it, consistent with the color hydrants in the city. The woman told police she had four children in the car at the time of the incident.

4:43 p.m. – Hubbard Road, Arthur Shumar, 42, was charged with driving under suspension and drug possession following a traffic stop. According to a police report, officers found a syringe and suspected heroin/fentanyl in the car.

6:40 p.m. – 100 block of Glenellen Ave., Janicka Shuler, 31, was charged with endangering children. According to police, Shuler’s 3-year-old child was found wandering on Mahoning Avenue alone in 33-degree weather wearing only a t-shirt and diaper. Police said they were familiar with Shuler due to previous calls involving her children. When questioning Shuler at her home on Glenellen Avenue, she told police that her 14-year-old child was supposed to be watching the boy, according to a police report. She told police that she was sleeping.

Thursday, April 5

5:43 p.m. – New York Avenue, Markus Cameron, 20, was charged with receiving stolen property and operating a motorcycle without a license. According to a police report, officers spotted Cameron on a motorcycle and a group on 4-wheelers driving recklessly, doing wheelies and driving the wrong way in traffic, nearly causing numerous accidents. The ATV riders were able to drive away, but police were able to track Cameron down to a house on New York Avenue. Police searched the garage and found the motorcycle Cameron was riding and discovered it was reported stolen out of Pennsylvania. Police also found a green ATV similar to one that was reported stolen from the Parks Department, according to a police report. Police noted that the ATV’s ignition had been tampered with and a VIN number couldn't be located. 

Friday, April 6

2:18 p.m. – 1400 block of Kensington Ave., a woman told police that her ex-boyfriend broke into her home and took an air conditioner.

5:30 p.m. – 1200 block of Lloyd Ave., a man told police that someone broke into a house he recently inherited. Nothing was missing from the home, according to a police report.

5:42 p.m. – 100 block of Meridian Rd., a man told police that someone took a donation jar containing $100 for Akron Children’s Hospital from the counter at the Wine Cellar. The theft happened on March 31. The clerk said she reported the theft so many days after it happened because she just noticed the jar was missing and reviewed surveillance video and saw the theft. Police requested a copy of the surveillance video.

8:53 p.m. – 1700 block of Manhattan Ave., a woman told police that she heard loud banging at her side door and discovered that it had been kicked in. Police did not find any footprints leading into the house and no one was inside. The side door was damaged.

Saturday, April 7

1:31 p.m. – Gibson Street, Jeremee Davis, 29, was charged with drug possession following a traffic stop. Davis was a passenger in the car, and police said they saw him making motions in the car as if he was trying to hide something. A search of the vehicle revealed suspected crack cocaine in the passenger side door, according to a police report. The driver was issued a traffic ticket for not having a license plate light and driving under suspension.

Disclaimer: These reports do not represent all calls made to the Youngstown Police Department. This public information was provided in reports from the Youngstown Police Department. Items reflect charges filed, not convictions. 

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