Man charged with stabbing girlfriend
YOUNGSTOWN - A Youngs-town man faced charges of felonious assault Friday in connection to an attack on his girlfriend.
Bobby Joe Crockett Jr., 28, of Youngstown is accused of stabbing his girlfriend in the back during an altercation Thursday at a Tyrell Avenue apartment, according to Tribune Chronicle news partner WYTV 33 News.
Bond was set at $100,000 and he was ordered to not have any contact with the victim. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Jan. 3.
Police called to the apartment about 5:50 a.m. Thursday were met outside by a woman with a stab wound to her back. She told police that Crockett was still in the apartment with their 4-month-old child, police said.
Crockett was arrested without incident, police said.
The woman suffered a 1-inch stab wound to her upper right back shoulder. She told officers Crockett stabbed her with a small folding knife. She was treated at the scene and later taken to the hospital by family members, according to 33 News.
Mobile meth lab suspects indicted
YOUNGSTOWN - A couple accused of running a mobile methamphetamine lab were indicted Friday by the Mahoning County grand jury.
Jeremy Bowker, 30, of Rogers, and Jean Hartzell, 36, of Pittsburgh, were indicted on charges of illegal manufacture of drugs, illegal assembly of chemicals for the manufacture of drugs, drug possession and possession of criminal tools, according to Tribune Chronicle news partner WYTV 33 News.
They have been in Mahoning County Jail since their Nov. 23 arrest, which followed a routine traffic stop on Reed Avenue. During the stop, an inspection with a dog led officers to search the trunk and find the meth-related items.
Three police officers were taken to the hospital for precautionary reasons after being exposed to the chemicals. Several blocks were shut down as HazMat units were called to contain the scene, according to 33 News.
OVI patrol blitz nets three arrests
CANFIELD - The Mahoning County OVI Task Force on Friday released results of its saturation patrol blitz last weekend, including 61 traffic stops.
The blitz between 11 p.m. and 3 a.m. Saturday in Youngstown resulted in three OVI arrests, 14 citations for various driving offenses, and one summons for driving under suspension, according to the task force.
Participants in the patrol blitz included departments in Canfield, Austintown, Boardman, New Middletown and Youngstown, along with the Mahoning County Sheriff's Office, Mill Creek MetroParks and Youngstown State University.