YOUNGSTOWN - A letter carrier is free on bail after being arraigned Monday on charges she ran over a Youngstown firefighter's foot Saturday.
Helene Mantzoros-Caldwell, 52, of North Hazelwood, is free after posting 10 percent of $10,000 bond on a felony charge of obstructing official business and misdeameanor counts of reckless operation and misconduct at an emergency.
She pleaded innocent to the misdeameanors and did not enter a plea to the felony. She has a preliminary hearing May 18.
Firefighters were on Landsdowne Boulevard and Stewart Avenue about 3 p.m. Saturday after high winds blew down some wires. Fire crews had the area cordoned off with cones, a police report states.
At the same time, a mail truck tried to go south on Landsdowne Boulevard when fire Lt. Ben Szmara told the driver, Mantzoros-Caldwell, she could not go around.
The police report states Mantzoros-Caldwell told Szmara she had to deliver the mail and could go wherever she wanted. She then drove through the area and ran over Szmara's foot, according to police.
Mantzoros-Caldwell was taken to the Mahoning County Jail after police consulted with prosecutors.
Szmara was treated at St. Elizabeth Health Center and later returned to duty at Station 12 on McGuffey Road wearing a special boot.
issued by the hospital, the report states.