Youngstown crime activity: Police say man apologized before trying to steal woman’s cash


Friday, Nov. 23

1:11 p.m. – Hughes Street, Lahsen Boukrab, 26, charged with drug possession following a traffic stop. According to a police report, officers found two bags of marijuana in Boukrab’s pocket.

2:27 p.m. – 300 block of Chicago Ave., Frankie Hudson, 46, charged with drug possession following a traffic stop. According to police, officers found crack cocaine in Hudson’s pocket. Hudson also admitted to officers that there was marijuana in the vehicle, the report states.

11:30 p.m. – E. Boston Avenue, Nicholas Clark, 23, charged with driving under suspension and a traffic offense following a crash. According to a police report, Clark was driving on a suspended license when he crashed into a vehicle driven by Darnell Williams, 28, of Youngstown, who was driving without a license. The accident happened at the intersection of Erie Street and E. Boston Avenue. Police located Clark by finding his car in the 200 block of E. Boston Ave. Williams was issued a ticket for non-compliance.

Saturday, Nov. 24

9:20 a.m. – 3200 block of Market St., four people were arrested after a shooting near the Shell gas station. Officers say two men, later identified as Damon Banks-Lopez, 21, and Lavell Collins, 20, ran from the gas station after someone heard shots fired. They say one of them was carrying a rifle. Police chased the two men and apprehended them a short time later in a nearby neighborhood, according to a police report. Video from the gas station later showed Lopez getting gas five minutes before police were called for gunfire. The video also showed a handgun tucked in Lopez’s waistband. Lopez and Collins were charged with improperly handling a firearm, unlawful possession of a dangerous ordnance and other charges. In addition, officers say Latraille Glover-Hill, 42, and Janiqua Hill, 25, tried to help Collins elude police by helping dress as a woman. They were attempting to leave the area when police stopped to question them, the report states.

5:12 p.m. – 1900 block of Oak St. A 30-year-old woman told police that a woman was in the parking lot of the Speed Check counting money when a man came up to her car and said, “I’m sorry I have to do this.” He then tried to grab the money, according to a police report. The woman resisted, and the suspect pulled her across the seat of the car, causing her to fall out the door and onto the pavement, the report states. The suspect got into the passenger side of a vehicle that was parked at the pumps and took off, the report also says.

5:42 p.m. – Wick Avenue and Wood Street, Shaquille McElroy, 24, and Gary Carter were charged with robbery following a theft at the Speed Check on Oak Street (see above report). McElroy faces an additional charge of drug possession. According to a police report, officers followed a vehicle they suspected was involved in the robbery. They made contact with McElroy and Carter and found both men to be wearing the clothing described by witnesses at Speed Check. Both men were carrying a large amount of cash that totaled very closely to the amount taken from the business, according to police. Police said they found suspected crack cocaine and heroin in McElroy’s pocket and that there were more drugs in his buttocks.

Monday, Nov. 26

11:25 a.m. – Youngstown Police Station, Aloysius Carzoo, 31, charged with OVI after police say he was three times over the legal limit and involved in a crash in September. Blood alcohol tests were taken from St. Elizabeth Hospital and turned over to the Ohio State Highway Patrol. Police say Carzoo’s blood alcohol content was .299. The crash happened on Sept. 7 on Jacobs Road. Police say Carzoo hit a utility pole and the vehicle he was driving flipped onto its roof.

3:25 p.m. – 500 block of Detroit Ave., Brian Donlow, 24, charged with resisting arrest and obstructing official business. According to a police report, officers went to a house on Detroit Avenue Monday to arrest Donlow on an outstanding warrant. Officers say Donlow ran from the house and a foot chase ensued. During the chase, one of the officers fell and hurt his shoulder and ribs. That officer was taken to the hospital for treatment. After several shouts for Donlow to stop running, officers say they used a taser to get him to stop.

Tuesday, Nov. 27

4:32 p.m. – 3500 block of Sheridan Rd., reported burglary. A 40-year-old woman told police that someone broke into her house while she was at the store and took a TV, Xbox and controller.

Wednesday, Nov. 28

12:07 a.m. – 1500 block of Market St., reported robbery. According to a police report, a 26-year-old woman told police that while she was leaving Jordan’s Market after cashing a check, she was approached by a man who demanded all of her money. The report states that the suspect started punching the woman in the face and she went to the ground, still holding onto her money. The suspect then ran away without any of the cash. Police said Jordan’s Market does have security cameras and they are working to see if anything was recorded.

3:30 a.m. – W. Hylda Avenue, reported burglary. A woman came home to find that someone had broken into her home, let her dog out and tampered with her electric meter. Nothing was reported missing.

3:58 a.m. – 1900 Riblet Rd., Darneise Coggins, 35, charged with theft and endangering/damaging. According to a police report, a woman called police and told them that another woman was messing with her vehicle and throwing objects around her yard. When officers arrived, they say Coggins was throwing objects around the front yard. Police say they found four Ohio license plates in Coggins’ car, who said the plates belonged to her and she was there to retrieve her vehicle from the driveway. Police noted in the report that two of the vehicles parked at the house had damage to their side mirrors and windshield wipers.

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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