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Youngstown crime activity: Hearse used for heist on west side

Crimes reported from Sept. 7-12 in Youngstown

Friday, Sept. 7

11:41 a.m. - 2200 block of Burma Dr., Frank Howley, 38, and Dawna Martin, 33, were charged with burglary, receiving stolen property and possession of criminal tools. According to a police report, officers were called to the area on reports of a suspicious vehicle, a hearse and that a burglary had been committed. Officers also said a BOLO (Be On The Lookout) had been issued for a stolen hearse. When officers arrived, they saw Howley in front of a house trying to put gas into the hearse from a gas can, the report stated. Martin was standing nearby. Officers determined that a garage had been broken into and that the gas can came from that garage. They also found other suspected stolen items in the hearse and criminal tools.

10:41 p.m. - 1000 block of Stiles Ave., Mindy Foor was charged with felonious assault. According to a police report, Foor called the officers because she wanted a man and his adult daughter to leave her house. Police said the man didn't have to leave because he lives there. Police said as they were leaving the area, three children came running toward them saying, "She stabbed my mother." When officers returned to the house, the man and his daughter were holding Foor on the ground. No one had been stabbed but the man and his daughter told police Foor got a steak knife and tried to stab the man's daughter. A knife was found sitting on the hood of a nearby vehicle. Police also said Foor was heavily intoxicated.

Saturday, Sept. 8

1:40 a.m. - Delason Avenue, Jermaine Stoughter, 39, was charged with driving under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol and driving under suspension. According to a police report, Stoughter drove his car under an Ohio Edison truck that was parked with its emergency lights activated. The Ohio Edison driver was working to fix a damaged utility pole. When police arrived, Stroughter was yelling about running from someone who was trying to shoot him. Police said he smelled like alcohol. Stroughter told offices he was leaving the Southern Tavern when someone pulled up and started shooting at him, the report states.

Sunday, Sept. 9

4:12 a.m. - 100 block of Schenley Ave., a man and woman told police they were shot at for pulling into the wrong driveway.

11:28 p.m. - 500 block of N. Belle Vista Ave., a firefighter was injured as he was helping take a man to the hospital. The man became agitated and started yelling obscenities at everyone. Police said as the firefighter was helping the man into a vehicle, he grabbed something and slammed it on the firefighter's head. The firefighter was knocked out for a short time and taken to the hospital. He is expected to be OK.

Monday, Sept. 10

7:09 p.m. - 2600 block of Glenwood Ave., felonious assault. Devon Royal, 29, told police that he was shot in the leg and foot as he was walking through the parking lot of the old Bottom Dollar store. He said he didn't know who shot him or why, the report states.

Tuesday, Sept. 11

7:15 a.m. - 100 block of Brooklyn Ave., Destin Hilson, 26, was charged with assault. According to a police report, Hilson became upset when her ex-boyfriend came to her house with his current girlfriend to get his belongings. Officers say they saw Hilson break a window on the house, jump inside and start punching another woman several times, even after officers told her to stop.

Wednesday, Sept. 12

12:35 a.m. - Logan Avenue, David Shears, 50, and Jimmy Moore, 35, were charged with drug possession following a traffic stop. According to a police report, officers found heroin in Shears' pocket and a drug-sniffing dog alerted officers to a bookbag inside the car near where Moore was sitting that contained heroin, fentanyl, cocaine and marijuana.

9:49 p.m. - 2000 block of Shaw Ave., Portia Kelly, 41, was charged with aggravated burglary and domestic violence. According to a police report, Kelly, who was drunk, came to a relative's house and crawled inside a first-floor window, where she grabbed a kitchen knife and threatened a family member with it. Officers said they found a knife lying on the ground outside of the house.

10:33 p.m. - 1400 block of E. Midlothian Blvd., Debra Warmouth, 55, was charged with OVI. According to a police report, Warmouth was involved in an accident and they noted that while she was standing outside of her car, she was swaying back and forth and smelled like alcohol. Police said Warmouth failed a field sobriety test and registered a .202 on an alcohol breath test, over the legal limit of .08.

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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