Police ID man robbed, beaten

WARREN — A North Carolina man was identified as the victim of an assault that occurred around 8:45 p.m. Thursday near the corner of Nevada Avenue and McMyler Street NW.

John A. Pawelko, 39, 105 Raintree Road, Hamlet, N.C., was found in the street with injuries to his head, according to a police report. He was taken to Trumbull Regional Medical Center and then sent by helicopter to St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital, the report states.

During a search of 2046 McMyler St., officers found a blue tote bag with blood around its edge. Officers found marks in the home’s driveway that made it appear that the victim was dragged from the house to the road, according to the report.

Pawelko is being treated for his injuries. Police have identified possible suspects in the assault, but no arrests have been made.

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