Warren crime activity: Intoxicated woman threw needle at EMT, police said


Friday, February 15

9:30 p.m. – 300 block of Haymaker Ave. NW, police responded to an alarm drop at a house where no one was home. Police said a large TV was missing, and a security camera was broken and laying on the floor. The victim’s brother told police that the house had been broken into two months ago.

Saturday, February 16

8 p.m. – 1500 block of Mahoning Ave. NW, Helen Stimmell, 24, of Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, charged with possession of drug abuse instruments. Police said they found Stimmell and another woman arguing outside of the house. Officers said Stimmell appeared to be under the influence. They said she was also bleeding but didn’t know why. The other woman said it was because she kept falling and hitting her face on the floor, according to a police report. Officers said Stimmell was uncooperative and argumentative with EMTs. They said she pulled an uncapped needle out of her pants and threw it at one of them, nearly hitting the EMT in the eye. Stimmell was taken to the hospital for treatment.

Tuesday, February 19

2 a.m. – 800 block of Woodbine Ave. SE, Aaron Staggers, 33, shot dead in a home. Police said someone went into the house, started shooting and then left. The shooting also injured 27-year-old Eddie Ortiz. So far, police haven’t named any suspects.

Wednesday, February 20

11 a.m. – 200 block of Washington St. NW, Elijah Johnson, 58, arrested and charged with criminal trespass.

12:30 p.m. – 1100 block of W. Market St., Amber Finney, 35, arrested and charged with robbery; Richard Williams, 30, arrested and charged with complicity. Police said Finney went into Chase Bank, demanded money and left. They said Williams waited for her at the corner of the parking lot and they both ran away. Officers were able to follow their footprints in the snow and eventually caught up to them at a house in the 1100 block of Ward St. NW. Williams started running away, so they chased after him, police said. Officers arrested Finney inside the house.

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

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