Boardman crime activity: Police called for fight between McDonald’s employees


Friday, March 22

10:33 a.m. – 3900 block of South Ave., James Allen, 38, of Youngstown, charged with criminal trespass and no vendor permit. Police received reports that Allen was asking people for money in the drive-thru of Huntington Bank. Police said Allen, a registered sex offender, has a lengthy history of theft and panhandling in violation of the terms of his sex offender status. Police said Allen admitted to asking one person for money so he could buy meat from Sparkle and take the bus home. 

1:01 p.m. – 300 block of E. Midlothian Blvd., police received a report that someone had illegally dumped residential trash into dumpsters at an apartment complex. Surveillance video showed two men in a Chevy Silverado dumping the trash, according to a police report. 

1:02 p.m. – Mercy Health Medical Center in Youngstown, Lachelle Cantrell, 35, of Youngstown, was arrested on a warrant for domestic violence and endangering children charges. A boy called police from the Town and Country Motel, reporting that Cantrell grabbed him by the neck and arms while she was highly intoxicated. Police arrived to find her lying on the floor and said she was barely able to talk, according to a police report. 

2:30 p.m. – 4100 block of Market St., a volunteer at Animal Charity was approached by a man who asked if he could pet a dog and if he could volunteer at the agency. The volunteer believed that he may have been trying to steal the dog, which is a gray and white pit bull mix. They wanted to report the incident. 

7:45 p.m. – 7300 block of South Ave., an employee at Krakatoa Tropical Food and Spirits reported that a member of a local dart team punched three holes in the wall after missing a shot. The employee didn’t know who the man was but said he would contact the dart league for a roster of the team members. 

Saturday, March 23

12:05 p.m. – 100 block of Boardman Canfield Rd., police were called to McDonald’s for a fight between two employees. One of the employees said a co-worker hit him after he confronted him about yelling into the headset, causing him to be unable to hear anything. The suspect told police that the man threw the headset at him but denied punching and kicking the man. Police said there were no witnesses, and the only person who had access to the surveillance camera would be off work until March 29. 

Sunday, March 24

1:05 p.m. – 4000 block of Market St., a man at Family Dollar reported that his grandmother’s dogs were stolen after he gave them to a woman to hold while he went inside to get cigarettes. Police said the man’s uncle arrived at the store later and reported that he took the dogs after he saw the woman holding their leashes outside. He said the dogs were safe and at home.

9:50 p.m. – 1300 block of Doral Dr., William Bryan, 20, was arrested on a warrant and charged with theft and obstructing official business. A loss prevention employee at Walmart reported that Bryan hid a package of bacon and a package of salmon down his pants and tried to leave the store without paying for them. Police said he initially lied about his identity. 

10:59 p.m. – 400 block of W. Midlothian Blvd., a woman reported that a suspect shot paintballs at her home. Police were given the names of suspects, according to a police report. 

11:12 p.m. – 200 block of Boardman Canfield Rd., two men reported that they saw a man going through bags that they donated to Goodwill. They said the man threatened them after they confronted him about possibly stealing the donated items. Police spoke to the suspect who said he felt threatened by the two men approaching him with flashlights and said he didn’t take anything from the donation bags. Police said they didn’t find a weapon in the man’s car or any items that had been stolen from Goodwill. 

Monday, March 25 

12:24 a.m. – 8400 block of Market St., Tommy Butler, III, 28, arrested and charged with domestic violence. A woman said Butler pushed her and punched her in the head after an argument. Butler told police that the woman threatened him with a knife so he grabbed her in self-defense. Police said Butler never called police and didn’t have visible injuries. Police said the woman had signs of a concussion as well as scratches and bruises. 

4 p.m. – 1900 block of Wingate Rd., a woman said she returned home from walking her dog to find her door had been kicked in and her purse was missing. She said she ran into a man while on her walk who made “small talk” with her, asking about her dog and daily routines. She said the man made her uncomfortable, and she believed he may have something to do with the burglary. She described him as a 30- to 40-year-old white man, wearing a black jacket with a hood pulled up, dark pants and a scarf or bandana covering his nose and mouth. Another witness said the man had graying facial hair.

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

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