Crime

Boardman crime activity: Shoplifting suspect leads officers on chase, police say

Police investigated the following incidents in Boardman from Jan. 24-28:

Thursday, Jan. 24

4:40 p.m. - 4300 block of Devonshire Dr., a woman reported witnessing her ex-boyfriend tampering with her electric water meter and trying to get into the garage. She said when she got home, she also discovered that all of the power was out in her house. Police said the suspect was previously ordered not to have contact with the woman. 

Saturday, Jan. 26

12:34 a.m. - Meadowbrook Avenue and Southern Boulevard, Noah Conrad, 35, arrested and charged with obstructing official business, resisting arrest and failure to comply with the order or signal of a police officer. Police stopped a vehicle that they reported was driving erratically and said the driver, Conrad, drove through a red light, stopping in the intersection. Police said Conrad was argumentative when he was arrested, yelling profanities at officers and saying, "Jesus would forgive [them] for being corrupt." 

3:31 p.m. - Glenwood and Brookfield avenues, Ross Boyer, 67, arrested and charged with physical control while intoxicated. Police said Boyer was involved in a crash in which the other driver was found to be at fault. Police suspected that Boyer had been drinking, however, and asked him to take a breath test. Police said he had a blood-alcohol content of .136, over the legal driving limit of .08. 

Monday, Jan. 28

4:14 p.m. - Middletown Road, Jessica Blauvelt, 36, of Warren, arrested on a warrant for an aggravated menacing charge and charged with driving under suspension, fleeing and eluding, resisting arrest and possessing drug abuse instruments after a police pursuit from the Southern Park Mall. Police said Blauvelt, who was suspected of shoplifting at the mall, led officers on a chase, eventually stopping at a dead-end street. Police said 11 stolen Bath and Body Works candles were found in the vehicle, as well as needles and other drug items. Police said Blauvelt admitted that she and another suspect use heroin and "go up and down the Boardman strip every day, stealing whatever they want." Police said Blauvelt's menacing charge comes from an incident at Bath and Body Works on January 14 in which she threatened employees after being accused of stealing merchandise from the store. 

5:26 p.m. - 4200 block of South Ave., a woman reported receiving threatening text messages from a suspect using a "fake number." 

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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