Burglar ransacks closed massage parlor
WARREN - A boarded-up massage parlor, one of eight raided by state agents three weeks ago and targeted to be permanently shut down by the city, was burglarized Thursday.
Owner-operator Seung Talk Oh, 65, reported at about 7 p.m. that she went to retrieve mail from the shutdown Hong Kong Spa at 2019 W. Market St. when she noticed the side door was open. She called police when she walked and saw that the business was ransacked, a police report states.
Officers noted that the handle lock on the side door was pried open. Inside, various drawers and doors had been left open, and items appeared to have been moved from their original location, the report states.
Nothing appeared to have been stolen, reports state.
Agents from the Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation raided the spa and seven others three weeks ago. Records state agents removed various evidence from the spa, including pills, condoms, computers and DNA swabs.
Gun taken from man by restaurant owner
YOUNGSTOWN - A Poland man was jailed after police say he had a gun taken off of him at a Walnut Street restaurant Thursday evening.
George Rogers, 33, of Sharrot Road, was arraigned Friday in Municipal Court on the charges of assault, a misdemeanor, and illegal possession of a firearm in a liquor premises, a fifth- degree felony. A preliminary hearing was set for July 18. Court records did not list bond information.
Rogers was arrested about 9:50 p.m. at the MVR Club, 410 N. Walnut St. He told the owner to stop disrespecting a woman he knew and punched the owner, a police report states. The owner and his son then took Rogers to the ground and found a .380-caliber semiautomatic handgun in his waistband, the report states. A patron kept the gun until police arrived.
Residents report cyclist shooting at homes
WARREN - Several residents told police a man riding a black motorcycle fired several shots at area homes Friday. Police say they believed the shots came from a pellet gun.
A Second Street resident reported hearing shots about 1:15 p.m. Friday. A resident saw a man riding a motorcycle wearing a black helmet fire four shots on Third Street, according to police scanner traffic.
A Hampshire House resident reported about four minutes later that a man on a black and yellow motorcycle shot out her back window, scanner traffic indicated.
Police said they were unsure if the shots were related, but believed the window was shot out with a pellet gun.
No injuries were reported.
The man was described as about 5-foot-3 inches tall, braided hair and wearing a white T-shirt and black shorts.
Man reports stolen guns in Warren
WARREN - Three guns were reported stolen from a home above the Triangle Inn Bar early Thursday.
Thomas E. Graham, 58, 1052 Youngstown Road S.E., told police that at about 6 a.m. he found his door had been kicked off its hinges, and his bedroom had been ransacked.
He said that a handgun and two rifles were stolen along with his flat-screen television, the police report states.
Woman charged in theft from cashing business
WARREN - A Boardman woman is facing charges that she stole $29,000 while working at a check- cashing business.
Charges were filed this week against Sarah Dietz, 29, of 66 Centervale Ave., of fourth-degree felony theft from Ace Cash Express, 502 South St. S.E.
Police are searching for her.
Reports said the business' regional manager, Mark R. McCollum, reported May 8 workers had found inconsistencies while doing an internal audit.
The report said Dietz created false names and personal information used to obtain cash loans between January and April.