YOUNGSTOWN — Two men arraigned Tuesday on drug charges in municipal court told police and court personnel they were in a Mill Creek Parking lot Friday waiting to play golf before they were arrested.
Gregory Jones, 55, of Stark Avenue in Austintown and Richard Kazear, 28, no address listed, were each given a $5,000 bond by Magistrate Anthony Sertick on their felony drug charges: Jones for possession of drugs and Kazear for possession of crack cocaine.
Reports said Mill Creek MetroParks Police were called just before 5 p.m. to a parking lot at Bears Den Cabin for a suspicious car and when they arrived they found Jones and Kazear in a car that smelled of marijuana with a marijuana pipe in plain view.
Kazear told police they were in the parking lot waiting to play golf, reports said. When he was searched police found three bags of marijuana on him and a bag of crack cocaine.
When Jones was searched he told police he had painkillers “for his tooth,” reports said, and police found pills on him. In court Tuesday, Jones also said they were in the parking lot waiting to play golf.
Reports noted the floor of the car was covered with empty wine and beer bottles.
In January 2013, three men in Juan de Acosta, Colombia went on a crime spree, in which they stole a 10-year-old donkey named Xavi from his owner, then attempted to use the animal as their getaway vehicle during a heist.
Around 2 a.m., the men broke into a local grocery store and loaded Xavi up with pilfered rum, oil, rice, and cans of sardines. The donkey then sounded the alarm on them... or, rather, he began braying so loudly that the police were alerted. In the end, the thieves were forced to abandon their stolen goods and flee on foot.
So, you can pin a tail on a donkey, but you apparently can’t pin your loot on one and expect to get away with it.
How to be happy in life: Never impose your beliefs on anyone else and never fry bacon in the nude.
Uncooperative man charged with obstructing official business
Reports said an East Lucius Avenue man who called two women to film his interaction with police after he was pulled over about 5:10 p.m. Monday on the South Side was wanted on several warrants from Trumbull County.
Police pulled over a car driven by Aaron Wright Jr., 30, at Homewood and East Indianola avenues for running a stop sign. Reports said when an officer tried to talk to Wright, he refused to give the officer any information and also asked for a supervisor to be called, as Wright said he knew his rights. That officer also smelled marijuana in the car, reports said.
A supervisor arrived who also smelled marijuana and Wright refused to get out of the car while he talked on a cell phone. A few minutes later, two women pulled up and began filming police on their phones and Wright told officers he called them to record the traffic stop, reports said.
Wright refused repeatedly to get out of the car until he was told he would be physically removed, reports said. Reports said Wright has a suspended license and when police searched the car because of the marijuana smell they found a bag of marijuana and a marijuana cigar. A records check also revealed Wright has warrants out of Trumbull County for engaging in corrupt activity and other charges.
BOARDMAN — Township police arrested the same man twice within a few hours this morning.
The first incident leading to the arrest of Christopher Perry, 20, of Mathews Road, occurred shortly after midnight at a gas station on Market Street. Police were called in reference to intoxicated people sitting in the parking lot for an extended period of time and periodically coming back into the store.
Perry, the driver of a vehicle in which police found two occupants, was arrested for contributing to the unruliness/delinquency of a minor after police reportedly found evidence of marijuana use. The other person in the car was 15 years old.
Perry was transported to an area hospital after he was booked by police. Police reported that he briefly passed out in his vehicle, then during booking kept asking the same questions and forgetting the answers.
Police determined that he was "too highly impaired to properly care for himself," according to a report.
Then, shortly before 4 a.m., Perry was again picked up by police.
According to a report, an officer stopped Perry after observing his vehicle stopped on U.S. Route 224 with a turn signal on. When Perry started driving again, he reportedly went 6 m.p.h., then stopped after striking a curb.
Perry was charged with operating a vehicle while impaired.
Perry reported admitted that he had smoked marijuana and taken Xanax.
WARREN — A woman tending bar at the Summit Lounge thwarted a robbery by wrestling away the robber’s truck keys and refusing to give them back until he returned the $35 he ripped from her hands.
“It was just a fist full of ones, but it just wasn’t going to happen,” said Vicki Scheffel, bartender at the Summit Lounge of the robbery she stopped.
Thursday night was a slow night — the only two customers at the Tod Avenue NW tavern were in the back outside, she said — so at about 10:30 p.m. she began counting out her cash drawer. At about the same time, a man came into the bar and ordered a Budweiser, and when she turned to get the man the beer, he leaned over the counter and snatched the money from her hand.
“Oh, no, this ain’t happening, so I ran after him,” said Scheffel, of Bazetta, on Friday.
Scheffel said she chased the man to his truck in the parking lot and climbed inside, where, according to a police report, they both exchanged punches. She told police she was able to put the truck in park and get the keys from the ignition, which she told the man he wouldn’t get back unless he returned the money, the report states.
The robber returned the cash and drove away north on Tod Avenue NW, the report states.
“I just reacted,” she said. “I just wasn’t going to let the money leave the bar.”
WARREN — City police took eight people into custody after a drug raid today.
The police department's Street Crimes Unit executed a search warrant at a home on the 200 block of Vermont Avenue Northwest.
Officers booked Eric Dotson, Jr., 27, the home’s owner; Corey Yates, 25, and Darrelle Williams, 26, into the Trumbull County jail on charges of cocaine trafficking, methamphetamine trafficking and heroin trafficking.
While they were searching the home, police said multiple people showed up at the house to buy drugs. Officers arrested five more people on outstanding warrants out of various law-enforcement agencies. They are John Welch, 41, wanted for a probation violation; Kelly Szuch, 36, wanted for drug possession; Bernard Richardson, 34, wanted for theft; Kelly Cottrill, 36, wanted for drug possession; and Gregory Yeakel, 42, wanted for unpaid court costs.
Inside the home, police reported finding suspected crack cocaine, powdered cocaine, heroin, marijuana and methamphetamine. There were also syringes, digital scales, packaging materials, two loaded handguns and about $9,500 in cash.
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Nov 9, 2016 10:19:46 GMT -7
John Doe: i am selling the station and buying urban survival gear
Nov 17, 2016 7:57:59 GMT -7
osha: How come this don't get used? Is the mic broke?
Jun 16, 2017 20:22:07 GMT -7
John Doe: i doubt many realize it is a shoutbox
Jun 21, 2017 15:14:10 GMT -7
harleydays: Hello everyone...I bet you all thought I fell off the edge of the earth....Just haven't had time to check in here...
Feb 7, 2018 7:20:07 GMT -7
badman: good to see you again, harleydays! I've been wondering about you and also about jorj. I bet nobody is more happy though than snakebit. We have bumped his superior intellect plumb off of this screen.
Feb 15, 2018 16:46:37 GMT -7
hoofie: I have never been able to make this thing work
Feb 22, 2018 6:55:48 GMT -7
hoofie: Well, how about dat. Type and press enter. Who'd a thunk?
Feb 22, 2018 6:56:27 GMT -7
hoofie: I need a giant eyeroll right now.
Apr 23, 2018 4:50:06 GMT -7
harleydays: Just passing through again...We've been very busy with a small tourist business here in Sevilla Spain....so, its taking much of our time...I take it then, Snakebit has been set out to pasture...We sure did toss a lot BS in the days...
May 3, 2018 1:42:53 GMT -7
harleydays: But between myself, him and Chimayò, we really blew some good threads...
May 3, 2018 1:44:16 GMT -7
hoofie: Good to hear from you Harley. Snake hasn't been back since his last thrashing.
May 16, 2018 15:04:03 GMT -7
harleydays: Staying busy here in Southern Spain...the heat is on each day about 95....but the worse is to come in Aug when it hits more like 115 or more....We just completing the gutting of our home here...and completely remodeled...now its time for a vacation...
Jun 25, 2018 9:56:01 GMT -7
harleydays: that will have to wait until Oct...
Jun 25, 2018 9:56:11 GMT -7
hoofie: Hey Harley, are you back in the Caribbean?
Nov 5, 2018 6:22:34 GMT -7
Bobby Scott: Wow! Some people are still here!
Feb 6, 2019 5:34:41 GMT -7
harleydays: hoofie: At that time, yes I was in DR...but have returned to Spain this time of the year....I see you are holding the fort down....
Feb 19, 2019 13:57:56 GMT -7