At a glance
Worker robbed of nightly deposit
WARREN — An employee of Eat N’ Park on Elm Road was slightly injured when someone accosted her in the Cortland Banks parking lot Tuesday night and stole the night deposit from the restaurant, police said.
Reports said shortly after 11 p.m., officers met the victim in the parking lot of the nearby Sheetz on Elm Road NE. The woman, who said her leg was hurting, said as she and a fellow worker attempted to drop the $998 deposit into the bank machine, a man in a blue bandana attacked her and knocked her to the ground.
Reports state the assailant grabbed the money bag and fled.
The victim told police the man was dressed in a gray and blue hoodie and was 20 to 30 years old.
She was taken to St. Joseph Warren Hospital for treatment. A police K-9 unit searched the area but did not find a suspect, the report states.
Somali national accepts plea deal
WARREN — The fifth and final Somali national accused in a credit card-making scheme agreed Wednesday to a plea deal, admitting he committed two misdemeanors in the case.
Mohamaddeq M. Hassan, 27, of Columbus, pleaded guilty to one count each of possessing criminal tools and forgery of identification cards. Trumbull County Common Pleas Judge W. Wyatt McKay ordered a background report on Hassan before pronouncing sentence.
According to police reports, five men were arrested on a variety of felony charges last fall during a traffic stop Nov. 12 along the Ohio Turnpike in Braceville. Reports state the trooper during the traffic stop near the state Route 5 exit found an ink printer, a laptop computer, a scanner, a credit card embosser, credit cards, gift cards and cash.
Court records show all five men, who are from the Columbus or Seattle areas, accepted plea deals in the case.
Lane closure in Warren Township
WARREN TOWNSHIP — The northwest corner of the intersection of West Market Street and North Leavitt Road will be closed today and Friday for workers to reinforce a failing walkway.
The Trumbull County Engineer’s Office said the closing is approximately 100 feet west of the more northern of the two westbound lanes on West Market Street.
There will be no detour, but there will be lane restrictions and possible delays.