One jailed in robbery

Police searching for others

NILES — A warrant for the arrest of two people connected to an aggravated burglary has been issued by Niles Municipal Court Judge Christopher Shaker.

Kylee Ginnicks, 18, of 1339 Fifth St., Apt. 2, Warren, and Shane Hall, 18, of 2282 Reeves Road NE, Warren, are wanted for their involvement with the crime.

Another man, Dakota Phillips, 21, of 2910 Carrie Ave., Southington, was arrested on a warrant from Warren, but police said he was involved in the Niles robbery as well. Court records also list addresses for him in Berlin Center and West Farmington.

According to a police report, the robbery took place Jan. 5 at an apartment on Robbins Avenue, but the victim, who also is 18, reported it Jan. 7. He told police he was hesitant to report the crime because of fear of retaliation. The report also states Ginnicks was the one who set up the robbery.

On Jan. 5, the victim had spoken with Ginnicks via social media and the pair were set to meet at the victim’s apartment for sex, the report states. Ginnicks arrived with a juvenile who the victim did not know. After arriving at the apartment, the juvenile said she needed to go to her car and Ginnicks followed shortly thereafter.

Once Ginnicks left the apartment, Hall and Phillips came into the apartment and the victim was threatened with a stun gun by Hall, and Phillips brandished a crowbar he pulled out of his pants, according to a police report. The victim then said the pair demanded something of value to avoid assault, the report states.

Hall and Phillips took a Sony PlayStation 4, a Nintendo Switch and an Apple watch.

Around 2:40 p.m. the same day, the group of Hall, Phillips, Ginnicks and the juvenile went to P&A Pawn in Niles, receiving $210 for the PlayStation and Switch. According to the report, the documents were signed by Phillips.

On Thursday, the juvenile confessed, the report states. The confession indicated the four intended to go to the apartment to rob the victim.

“The events described by the victim directly correlate to the statements made by the juvenile,” the report states.

The juvenile also was arrested.

Phillips was arrested Jan. 15 on the Warren warrant. According to a police report, officers had gone to a residence at 203 Short St. looking for him following a tip. While stationed for surveillance, Phillips saw the police vehicle and “immediately fled toward the home,” the report states.

Phillips was then ordered to stop following a brief foot pursuit and he was arrested.

He was released from Trumbull County jail on Wednesday, but was then put back in Thursday for the aggravated burglary charge out of Niles after appearing in court for arraignment.

Phillips is being held in the jail on the aggravated burglary charge and has a $200,000 bond. He is set to appear 9:15 a.m. Jan. 27 in Niles Municipal Court.

He is set to appear in Warren Municipal Court on the warrant Monday, court records show.

According to Niles Municipal Court records, Phillips pleaded no contest to a charge of disorderly conduct stemming from a Dec. 7 arrest. He was barred from the Pepper Tree apartment complex and ordered to have no contact with the victim.


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