Bomb squad takes grenade from house
BAZETTA - What appeared to be a World War II-era grenade brought the Youngstown Bomb Squad to Bazetta on Monday evening.
Mildred Gouveria and her son, Jorge Miranda, found the grenade on the top shelf in the back of the closet at the 3278 McCleary Jacoby Road. Miranda told police that his mother told him to take it outside.
After researching the grenade online, Miranda said that he believed it was a World War II-type 97 Japanese device.
About 8 p.m., a Bazetta officer on patrol was called to the house for a report of a possible live grenade. The officer told dispatch to have the bomb squad sent to the address.
The grenade was found in the yard behind some rocks, and the bomb squad arrived to take possession of it.
Report: Intruder with knife attempts robbery
WARREN - A city woman told police a man threatened her at knifepoint during a robbery at a Deerfield Avenue residence on Tuesday.
Tyresha S. Little, 30, no street address available, told police she went to a male friend's house at 1570 Deerfield Ave. S.W. about 12:35 p.m. but discovered that he was not there. As she was about to leave, a man entered and asked her what she had in her purse, according to a police report. The police report states he referred to some pills.
Little reported that she argued with the man, who then pulled a knife, put it to her throat and threatened her. Little got away and called the police.
Police said they checked the Deerfield Avenue house but the man had already left the residence.
Warren man charged with burglary
WARREN - Police charged a city man with burglarizing a Comstock Street residence on Tuesday after finding him hiding in a Dumpster.
Keith Holley, 22, 273 Idylwild St. N.E., remained at the Trumbull County Jail on Wednesday in lieu of $10,000 bond.
Charmain E. Brown, 42, told police she was at work about 11 p.m. when she was informed by her security company that her alarm had gone off and that glass had been broken.
Brown left work and went to her residence to wait for police, according to reports. She told police that she saw a man leaving the back of her house. The report states the man fled on foot through the woods toward the Warren Heights area.
Police later found Holley hiding in a Dumpster near Warren Heights, with a cell phone and several other items nearby that Brown had reported missing.
Man hurt trying to break up fight
WARREN - A Hamilton Street man told police he was hit with a crowbar on Tuesday while trying to break up a fight between two girls in front of his residence.
Michael E. Brogdon, 25, 2307 Hamilton St. S.W., said that a female he doesn't know was trying to hit people with a crowbar, according to a police report. Brogdon stepped in to try to stop the fight, and the woman hit him with the crowbar in the right hand and arm, the report states.
Brogdon told police the females then fled the area. The police report indicates Brogdon was injured. About two hours later he called an ambulance to take him to a local hospital.
Police reported that Brogdon's hand and arm were swollen.
Warren man pleads to sex with minor
WARREN - A 37-year-old local man pleaded guilty Wednesday to having sex with a 15-year-old girl in 2011.
Besides the two counts of unlawful sexual conduct with a minor, Keith Foley of Maryland Street also pleaded guilty to importuning for texting the girl and inviting her to have sex with him at his home.
Foley, who is free on $10,000 bond, could face two years in prison, according to documents that contain the state's recommended sentence.
Judge W. Wyatt McKay set sentencing for next month and declared Foley a Tier II sex offender, requiring him to register his whereabouts twice a year for 25 years.
Boil alert issued in Hubbard Township
HUBBARD TOWNSHIP - Due to a mainline water break, Trumbull County water customers along White Oak Drive in Hubbard Township were issued a boil alert on Wednesday.
Until further notice, residents are being asked to bring water meant for consumption to a rolling boil, then cool, before using.