Youngstown crime activity: Feud over dog ends in shattered car window


Wednesday, May 15

11:24 a.m. – 3100 block of Hudson St., a man told police that someone broke into a house that he is renovating, and several items were taken including three tool chests, a drill and a lawnmower.

9:45 a.m. – Whitney Avenue, a woman reported that she got into a fight with her boyfriend over him cheating on her and threw his phone at him. The woman said the man became angry and hit her, dragged her across the floor and put her in a chokehold. The man ran away after the woman screamed and neighbors came to help. The woman, who told police she was pregnant with the suspect’s baby, said she didn’t want to press charges because she is a “ride or die” girlfriend and was also afraid for her life. The woman was taken to St. Elizabeth Hospital for treatment, and charges were filed against the suspect (the suspect has not been named in this report because in doing so may identify the victim).

1 p.m. – 100 block of Auburndale Ave., a man told police that a gun was stolen from his house. The man said the newly-purchased gun was locked inside his bedroom, but someone broke the padlock off the room, went inside and took the gun. A 30-round magazine was also taken.

Thursday, May 16

12:02 a.m. – 700 block of Williamson Ave., officers were responding to an alarm at the Sons of Borinquen when they found several glass block windows on the ground and a hole in the building where a small person could crawl in. After several attempts to locate a person with a key to the building, officers widened the hole so they could fit in and check the building for suspects. Once inside, they saw that the drawer was removed from the cash register and sitting on the bar. No suspects were found in the building. A broken hammer was found in the parking lot near the broken window.

Friday, May 17

3:39 p.m. – 300 block of Cool St., a woman told police that she was shot at while driving around looking for her dog. The woman said she went to a house on Cool Street, where the dog usually goes, but she didn’t find it. She told police that after she left and was stopped at the corner Cool Street and Kincaid Road when a man approached her carrying a plastic rifle and told her if she and her dog ever came to his house again, he would shoot them both, according to a police report. The woman grabbed her dog and started to leave when she said the man pointed the gun at her back window and fired one shot. After the glass shattered, the woman drove away and called police. Broken glass was found in the driveway of the house on Cool Street, but the woman there said she did not know how it got there. A woman who lives at the house on Cool Street said the dog comes there because it is her dog and the woman stole it from her.

9:23 p.m. – Salt Springs Road and Division Street, Nicholas Beatty, 35, was charged with drug possession following a traffic stop. Police say Beatty attempted to hide a bindle of fentanyl in some paperwork he was going through to find his proof of insurance and registration.

Saturday, May 18

2:51 a.m. – 2500 block of Taft Ave., the owner of Rashid’s Market on Taft Avenue came to his store after the alarm went off and found the front of the building caved in. Surveillance video shows a white pickup truck smashing into the front of the store, according to a police report. Police said two men jumped out of the truck and grabbed several items in the store. The owner said a large number of cigarette packs were stolen. A witness said the words “Sure Lawn Care” were written on the side of the truck, the report stated.

7 a.m. – 400 block of Willis Ave., a woman reported that she loaned her HHR vehicle to a person she only knows as “Higgins” to go to the store, but he never returned. The woman said he keeps calling her and arranging to meet but is never there when she shows up.  

Tuesday, May 21

1 p.m. – 100 block of Hartford Ave., a woman said she went out of town for a few days, and when she got back, she discovered that her child’s gaming systems was stolen. Three PlayStation 4s and an X-Box 1 were missing.

2:35 p.m. – 1800 block of Market St., a man told police that he thinks someone has been stealing medication from him over a period of time.  The man told police when he leaves his apartment and comes back, pills are missing. The man said he thought a theft occurred while he was at church the night before, but surveillance video did not show anyone entering or leaving the apartment other than the resident.

Wednesday, May 22

7:11 p.m. – 100 block of W. Federal St., Jeremy Thomas, 31, was arrested on a warrant after police say he was drinking outside of a bar that was closed in downtown Youngstown. Police say when they were arresting Thomas, he threatened to shoot them and shoot up the downtown. Thomas was charged with open container and tampering with evidence after kicking the can of beer police say he was drinking, spilling it on an officer, according to a police report.

Thursday, May 23

1:08 a.m. – 800 block of E. Philadelphia Ave., police were called to the area after an alarm went off at a property. When officers arrived, they said they discovered a 16-year-old runaway inside. The teen was taken into custody. 

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

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