Austintown crime activity: Woman says boyfriend’s ‘baby mama’ stole her car


Tuesday, March 5

4:40 a.m. – Rosemont and Elmwood avenues, Jack Dean, 29, of Boardman, arrested on a warrant and charged with possession of drug abuse instruments, and Stephanie Muscatello, 28, of Youngstown, charged with possession of drug paraphernalia. Police received a report that a suspicious man was walking up and down the street. Police said they found Dean, who said he had just left his girlfriend’s house and was waiting for a ride. Police said Muscatello then arrived in a vehicle in which officers found a syringe containing a clear liquid and a methamphetamine pipe. 

Wednesday, March 6

7:38 p.m. – Mahoning Avenue and Lexington Place, Shainne Lewis, 29, of Youngstown, charged with drug abuse, driving under suspension and having improper child restraints after a traffic stop. Police said Lewis was found with marijuana, and two toddlers in the back seat were not restrained. 

Thursday, March 7

10:16 p.m. – 100 block of S. Meridian Rd., police received a call about a possible intoxicated woman who got out of a vehicle as well as someone “slumped over” inside the vehicle. Police said the driver, 21-year-old Mikayla Young, got out of the vehicle yelling that something was wrong with a man in the back seat. Police said they were told that the man snorted heroin. He was treated for an overdose and taken to the hospital. Young was arrested on a warrant. Two other passengers, 24-year-old Kristi McGarry and 21-year-old Taylor Labus, were also arrested on warrants through the Campbell Police Department. Police said McGarry was found with marijuana and heroin, and she was charged with drug abuse.

Friday, March 8

3:19 a.m. – 100 block of Carnegie Ave., Bert Pritchard, Jr., 32, of Youngstown, arrested and charged with resisting arrest, criminal trespass and criminal damage. Police said Pritchard ran from officers, scaling a fence, after being told to move his vehicle due to it being in a no parking zone. Police said Pritchard damaged a homeowner’s fence during the chase. 

Sunday, March 10

5:30 p.m. – 6000 block of Mahoning Ave., Amber Rouse, 31, arrested and charged with grand theft, and Miracole Lenoir, 20, charged with complicity to theft and falsification. A woman reported that Rouse, her boyfriend’s “baby mama,” stole her vehicle, which was parked at Walmart’s auto care center. The victim said her boyfriend had a spare key to the vehicle, but he was incarcerated, so Rouse had access to it. Police arrested Rouse at her home and said she admitted to the theft and led officers to Tyrell Avenue, where she left the car. Lenoir, who police say drove with Rouse to Walmart, was also charged. Police said Lenoir lied about helping Rouse to steal the vehicle, even though there was a video of the crime. 

Monday, March 11

9:36 a.m. – 1200 block of Woodhurst Dr., Frank Sackela, 35, charged with unauthorized use of a motor vehicle. A woman said Sackela had been using her vehicle without her permission. She said she allowed her mother to use the car but found out that Sackela, a neighbor, had been using it. She said he continued using it after she went to his house, looking for the car, and she believed that he had a key made. Police noted in their report that Sakela has a warrant for a traffic offense and has no driving privileges. 

Tuesday, March 12

12:55 a.m. – Burkey Road and Westgate Boulevard, Shane Overton, 27, of Youngstown, arrested and charged with speeding, driving under suspension and drug abuse after a traffic stop. Police said 10 Tramadol pills were found in the vehicle, and Overton was hiding marijuana in his underwear. 

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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