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Youngstown crime activity: Man robbed at gunpoint for iPhone and Beats headphones

Crimes reported in Youngstown from January 24-28:

Thursday, Jan. 24

5 a.m. - Hilton and South avenues, police talked to a man who was being treated for a gunshot wound at St. Elizabeth Hospital. He told them that he was walking on the south side when a black-colored car pulled up beside him, near JQ's convenience store, and someone inside fired shots at him. One of the bullets hit him in the leg. 

7:03 p.m. - 2000 block of Thalia Ave., William Clay, 60, was charged with assault. According to a police report, Clay said he was arguing with his granddaughter and her boyfriend about helping to pay the bills. Clay said the boyfriend "got into his face," and he believed the boyfriend was going to hit him, so he hit him first. 

Saturday, Jan. 26

8:07 p.m. - 300 E. Boston Ave., Nelson Clark, 25, was arrested on charges of having weapons under disability, improperly handling a firearm in a motor vehicle and drug possession following a traffic stop. According to a police report, a gun was found in the car, near where Clark had been sitting. Police also discovered a white powder on Clark's pants in the back of the police cruiser, where he had been sitting, the report stated.  

8:18 p.m. - Market Street, Louis Burley, 31, was arrested on charges of drug trafficking following a traffic stop. According to a police report, officers found a large bag of marijuana in the vehicle and a digital scale in the console. Police also found over $1,600 in Burley's pocket, the report stated. Officers also noted that the vehicles license plate and registration did not match. 

Sunday, Jan. 27

1:07 a.m. - 400 block of Alameda Ave., a 22-year-old man told police he was robbed at gunpoint. The man said he was walking down the street when two men approached him in a dark Chevrolet Cavalier, asking for a cigarette. The robbers then pulled out a gun and demanded "everything he had." The man said he handed over an iPhone and Beats headphones. 

4:09 p.m. - N. Garland Avenue, Will Howard, 38, was arrested on charges of drug trafficking following a traffic stop. According to a police report, officers found three large bags of marijuana, four smaller bags of marijuana, a digital and sandwich bags in the car. Officers also found over $200 in Howard's pocket, the report stated. 

2:10 p.m. - 100 block of N. Portland Ave., a woman told police that she left her her house at 3 p.m. on January 23, and when she returned on the 27th, the house had been ransacked. Several items were taken, including three TVs, coins, food stamps, food, clothing and shoes. 

11:50 a.m. - 2800 block of Mariner Ave., a woman told police that someone broke into her house and dumped trash and cereal on the floor. The TV was also moved from the wall and was on the floor. Nothing was reported missing. 

Monday, Jan. 28

12 p.m. - Manchester Avenue, Matthew Weatherholt, 28, was issued a citation for hit-skip. According to a police report, officers say Weatherholt rear-ended a vehicle on Mahoning Avenue and hit a parked pickup truck on Dunlap Avenue. The victim of the first crash followed Weatherholt to a house on Manchester Avenue where police made contact with him. 

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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