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Youngstown crime activity: Police investigate passports after call for fight


Wednesday, May 1

5:03 p.m. – 200 block of Superior St., Roger Anderson, 58, and Jacqueline Mitchell, 68, were arrested during a drug raid. According to a police report, officers went to the house to execute a search warrant. When they arrived, they saw a vehicle pull into the driveway. A passenger got out and went into the house and got back into the car two minutes later, the report stated. Officers stopped that vehicle on Highland Avenue and Jefferson Street. Police said they found crack cocaine in the car, near the passenger, Anderson. Police said a search of the home uncovered a digital scale, 20 bags of crack cocaine and $20. Mitchell was in the home at the time, according to the report. She was charged with possession of drugs and drug paraphernalia. 

6:13 p.m. – 700 W. LaClede Ave., James Edmonds, 33, was arrested on charges of having weapons under disability and drug paraphernalia offenses following a drug raid.  According to a police report, officers found loaded guns, a digital scale, Suboxone and $1,700. 

8 p.m. – 1600 block of Himrod Ave., a man told police that his ex-girlfriend’s current boyfriend and his brother attacked him because he was at a mutual friend’s house with the woman. The man said he was punched in the back of the head and arms.

Thursday, May 2

3:56 p.m. – Market Street and St. Louis Avenue, Damon Jefferson, 25, was arrested on charges of improperly handling of a firearm and drug possession following a traffic stop. According to police, officers found a loaded gun in the car, four Tramadol pills and a small bag of suspected cocaine. 

5:25 p.m. – 100 block of E. Lucius Ave., Marquise Thomas, 23, arrested on warrants and charged with obstructing justice. Police were investigating a report that a woman lent out her vehicle and that the car wasn’t returned. Police found the car parked in the Auto Zone parking lot on Market Street. Thomas, who police said was inside the car, said he didn’t know who the car belonged to and that he was just sitting in it charging his cell phone, the report stated. Officers say Thomas tried to run away, but he was caught a few blocks away. 

Friday, May 3

12:31 a.m. – W. Federal and N. Phelps streets, Saron Tapscott, 32, was arrested on charges of assault. Officers were called to the area on reports of a fight in front of the V2 restaurant. When officers arrived, they say they saw Tapscott lunge at another woman. Tapscott, who said she has been in a year-long dispute with the woman, said the woman came outside with pepper spray and a fight began, according to a police report. The victim said Tapscott approached her as she was standing outside smoking a cigarette and that Tapscott grabbed a pop bottle, spit in it and then threw it on her. Police determined that Tapscott was the aggressor in the situation, the report stated.

9:32 a.m. – 1400 block of Victor Ave., police were called for a fight between family members in which someone was reportedly hit with a stun gun. Police said a man had a deep wound from being hit with the stun gun by the suspect. Police said the suspect was reportedly upset because he couldn’t find his firearm, prompting the argument. According to a police report, during their investigation, officers found passports that didn’t appear to be genuine, and police said the suspects admitted to being in the U.S. illegally. 

2:10 a.m. – 1700 block of Silliman St., Derrick Berry, 43, was arrested on charges of assault. A woman told police that Berry became angry with her over a scratch-off lottery ticket and the argument got physical. The woman said Berry grabbed her by the head and ripped out her braids. Police noted they found two long braids lying on the floor and the woman’s head was injured. They also noted that the house was a “complete mess” and that there were liquor bottles strewn about. Two small children were lying on the couch and within reach of the alcohol, the report stated. 

Monday, May 6

4:28 p.m. – 100 block of W. Commerce St., Daniel Harnevious, 23, was arrested on charges of aggravated menacing. According to a police report, officers were called to Suzie’s Dogs and Drafts on reports of a fight nearby. A witness reported that Harnevious pulled out a machete, swung it around and yelled threats toward another man, saying “I have a machete, so come at me bro.” The victim told police he was getting something out of his car when Harnevious came up to him. Police found Harnevious inside Suzie’s and asked him about what happened. According to the report, Harnevious admitted to confronting the victim, saying, “Yeah, I squared up on him and he wasn’t man enough to fight me.” 

4:38 p.m. – 400 block of Almyra Ave., a woman from Australia told police that she found that a property she owns had been broken into. Copper piping, cabinetry and five windows were missing. The woman said her property manager was there on Friday and everything was intact.

8:45 p.m. – 800 block of Mabel St., a woman told police that she came home to find her front door unlocked and two smart TVs were missing.

Tuesday, May 7

1:19 a.m. – 200 block of Steel St., officers were called to St. Elizabeth Health Center where a 22-year-old man showed up with a gunshot wound. The man told police he was at the Fyrst Lounge on Steel Street when he heard gunfire. Another witness said she heard the gunfire, too, and everyone took cover. Later, the man discovered that he was shot in the foot and was taken to the hospital by friends, according to the report. Police said there were also several bullet holes in a Cadillac that belongs to the owner of the bar.

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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