Man reports being tied up, burglarized
WARREN - A city man told police that two men broke into his Kenilworth Avenue residence on Wednesday, tied him up and burglarized his home.
Daniel Blasco, 58, 765 Kenilworth Ave. S.E., told police that he escaped, ran out of his home and called 911 after the men began to burgle it around 5:30 p.m. He reported that a black leather wallet and a white USB computer cord were taken.
Woman reports that Christmas gifts stolen
WARREN - An Iddings Avenue woman told police that someone entered her residence while she was gone on Wednesday and took several of her children's Christmas gifts.
According to police reports, Denise Duke, 43, 184 Iddings Ave. S.E., said she left her residence about midnight and returned at 11:30 a.m. to discover that "much of her children's Christmas gifts had been taken."
Duke told police that there was no forced entry into the residence and that she believes she knows who is responsible for the theft.
YMCA reopens doors after fixing CO leak
WARREN - The downtown YMCA reopened Thursday after being shuttered the day before for a carbon monoxide leak. Crews Thursday restored hot water to parts of the building.
On Wednesday, Executive Director Rich Denamen said an issue with the chimney was causing the exhaust from the boiler to be forced back into the building at 210 High St. N.W.
Firefighters found an initial carbon monoxide reading of 182 parts per million and it spiked to 942 parts per million in the basement, where the boiler is located. The building was ventilated and readings decreased, the chief said. Fire Chief Ken Nussle called the levels potentially lethal.
About 30 people had to be evacuated. None needed medical treatment, the chief said.
Woman reports armed man ransacked apt.
WARREN - A city woman told police that an armed, masked man ransacked her apartment on Wednesday, looking for her baby's father.
Sahvannah Pierce, 21, of 1535 Transylvania St. S.E., told police that when she answered her front door just before 10:30 p.m., a man with a bandanna over his face forced his way into the apartment and, brandishing a small black and silver handgun, ran around her apartment looking for her baby's father. Pierce told police that the man knocked over furniture and rummaged through her upstairs bedrooms.
A second man who remained outside yelled to the man inside the home to leave when Pierce called police, according to reports. Pierce told police that both men fled on foot.
Police reported that they checked the area but were unable to find anyone.
Weathersfield seeks appeals board member
WEATHERSFIELD - The Weathersfield Township Trustees is accepting letters of interest for the Board of Zoning Appeals. The appointment fills an unexpired term ending Dec. 31, 2015.
Letters will be accepted until 4 p.m. Jan. 4 at the township administration building, 1451 Prospect St., Mineral Ridge. Letters can also be mailed to trustee Chairman Steve Gerberry at email@example.com prior to the deadline.
For information, call 330-652-6326.
Trumbull transit board sets meeting today
WARREN - The Trumbull County Transit Board will hold a special meeting at 2 p.m. today at the county commissioners office.