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Austintown crime activity: Suspect found with 105 bags of pot, police say


Tuesday, April 9

1:20 a.m. – 3200 block of S. Canfield Niles Rd., Joel Petefish, Jr., 27, of Canfield, arrested and charged with disorderly conduct and obstructing official business. Police said Petefish was uncooperative with an officer during an investigation of a reported domestic dispute. Police said both Petefish and the woman involved in the dispute were intoxicated, but they advised the argument was strictly verbal.

Thursday, April 11

12:02 a.m. – 200 block of Westminster Ave., Gomer Yates, 62, arrested and charged with domestic violence. A woman reported that Yates hit her multiple times after they arrived home from the Thirsty Frog Bar and Grill. Police said the woman had blood on her lips and ear. Yates told police that the woman hit him and threw beer and a chair at him. Police noted that he didn’t appear to have any visible injuries.

Friday, April 12

11:04 p.m. – Mahoning Avenue and N. Raccoon Road, Kajolla McElroy, 42, of Struthers, charged with marijuana possession; and Chantelle Scott, 44, of Youngstown, arrested and charged with trafficking in marijuana after a traffic stop. Police reported finding a backpack in the vehicle containing 105 individually wrapped bags of marijuana as well as a digital scale. Police said the bag was on the passenger’s side floorboard of the vehicle, where Scott had been sitting. Police seized $169 in cash from Scott during the investigation.

Sunday, April 14

2:19 a.m. – Interstate 680 and Route 11, Kevin Henderson, 31, of Youngstown, arrested and charged with falsification and possession of drug paraphernalia during a traffic stop. Police said Henderson gave officers a fake name after he was found with a digital scale containing a white powder residue.

Monday, April 15

11:12 a.m. – 200 block of S. Navarre Ave., Jason Pinto, 40, arrested and charged with domestic violence and felonious assault. A woman told police that Pinto fired a gun at her during an argument. She said a round struck the floor near her feet.

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

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