Youngstown crime activity: Man hits thief in nose with plastic ball bat

Crimes reported from Nov. 29 - Dec. 5

Thursday, Nov. 29

4:23 p.m. - E. Boston Ave., reported burglary. A woman told police that she left to meet her grandchild at school for lunch, and when she returned, several items were missing from the home, including two laptops, TV and miscellaneous jewelry. 

Friday, Nov. 30

6:45 a.m. - 2600 Donald Ave., a 47-year-old man told police that a man walked into his bedroom to steal his wallet, and he hit the thief on the nose with a plastic ball bat.

9:05 a.m. - 1500 block of Oak St., two masked men robbed the Dollar General store at gunpoint. Police say one of the men stuck the barrel of the gun in the clerk's side. Police were able to locate the suspected vehicle, described as a gold Ford Explorer, on Truesdale Avenue. Police say the hood was warm, and officers found a bandana and numerous cell phones inside. The registration for the vehicle didn't match the vehicle, according to a police report. The owner of the vehicle told police that the car hadn't been driven all night but then changed his story and said that he moved the car, the report stated. The police report did not indicate if an arrest was made.  

11:19 a.m. - 44 E. Avondale Ave., a woman told police that someone broke into her house and took four TVs, three Sony PlayStations and controllers. 

7:57 p.m. - N. Hartford Ave., a man told police that his house was broken into while he was at a doctor's appointment. A back door to the house was shattered, and the man found that several items were taken from his home, including a laptop computer and a 60-inch TV, which was still in the box. 

9:36 p.m. - Delaware Avenue, Eric Gilford, 27, was arrested on a warrant and charged with drug possession, resisting arrest, having weapons under disability and improperly handling a firearm in a motor vehicle. According to a police report, Gilford took off during a traffic stop on W. Scott Street, leading police on a short chase. While in pursuit, police say Gilford was driving at speeds of 60 miles per hour through city streets, running red lights and blowing through intersections. Gilford eventually crashed into a pole on Delaware Avenue, jumped from the car and tried to run from officers, while all the time carrying a gun, the report stated. Gilford was caught a short time later and found to be in possession of a large amount of cocaine, pills and over $300, the report stated. 

Sunday, Dec. 2 

12:16 a.m. - W. Federal Street, Matthew Young, 27, was charged with criminal trespass and disorderly conduct. Police say Young was highly intoxicated and acting belligerent inside of a downtown bar. Young was told to leave several times but would not comply, the report stated. Police say Young pulled a small pocket knife from his pocket and acted in an aggressive manner toward a police officer. 

1:15 a.m. - W. Federal Street, Derrick Moore, 23, was charged with assault, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct. According to a police report, Moore punched a security guard and a police officer outside of a downtown bar. Police say Moore was combative during the arrest, fighting with police and banging his head into the door of the police cruiser. Officers say Moore also threatened to come back downtown with a gun and shoot officers. 

2:30 a.m. - Hazel Street, Olivia Farah, 21, and Brittany Brown, 22, were charged with assault. According to a police report, the two women got into a fight outside of The Federal in downtown Youngstown. The women had to be sprayed with pepper spray to break up the fight.  

Monday, Dec. 3

7 a.m. - Oran Drive., a woman told police that some got inside of her unlocked car and took a wallet, which contained various credit cards and her ID. 

5:30 p.m. - 1000 block of Star St., a man told police that a man pushed him off of the front porch, causing him to hit his head on the sidewalk, knocking him unconscious. The victim regained consciousness and then drove himself to the hospital. 

5:37 p.m. - 1600 Medford Ave., a woman told police that packages delivered by UPS to her home were stolen. When the women returned home, she said one of the packages was ripped up and lying in her driveway. 

7:47 p.m. - 300 block of Park Ave., according to a police report, three men came inside a CVS store and one of them began shoplifting. As the clerk make her way past the suspect, he touched her inappropriately, the report stated. The clerk called police, and the suspects took off. The clerk said all three men were between the ages of 45 and 50 years old.

Tuesday, Dec. 4

6 a.m. - 300 block of E. Boston Ave., a woman told police that someone broke into her house and took a TV, lawnmower and rototiller. 

Wednesday, Dec. 5

5:21 p.m. - 400 block of Fairgeen Ave., Corey Clinkscale, 26, and Jaron Stewart, 25, were arrested during a drug raid. According to a police report, officers found pills, marijuana and a digital scale in the house. Stewart was arrested on a warrant and charged with drug possession. Clinckscale was arrested on an outstanding warrant out of Youngstown on charges of aggravated robbery and felonious assault. 

6:30 p.m. - 300 block of Delason Ave., Aaron Hobby, 36, was arrested on charges of drug possession following a drug raid. According to a police report, officers seized baggies of cocaine, security cameras, and $420 in cash. 

6:50 p.m. - Idlewood Ave., Robert Duval, 38, was charged with drug possession, driving under suspension and failure to comply with a police signal following a traffic stop. According to a police report, officers tried to pull Duval over on W. Dewey Avenue, but he took off, running through stop lights and racing through several side streets before coming to a stop on Idlewood Ave. Police say Duval had eight outstanding suspensions on his license and a bag of suspected heroin in his pocket. 

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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