Pedestrian shot in ankle Monday in Youngstown
YOUNGSTOWN - A man told police he was walking home from work about 9:50 p.m. Monday on Mahoning Avenue on the West Side when he was shot in the ankle.
Kris Young, 32, of Austintown, told police he was walking west near Lakeview Avenue when he heard yelling, followed by several shots. Young told police he thought the man who fired the shots was in the parking lot of a nearby bar.
About 20 minutes after Young was shot, other officers were called to a nearby convenience store, where a couple said they were driving west on Mahoning near Lakeview when they heard a shot and the back window of the car shattered.
No one in the car was injured. The couple told officers they saw several people on a nearby street corner just before the shots were fired.
Chemical spill reported at Girard warehouse
GIRARD - Trumbull County HazMat was called out to assist in the cleanup of a chemical spill at the Old Dominion Freight Line warehouse and distribution center Tuesday night, a 911 supervisor confirmed.
He said the team was called out just after 8 p.m. and was on the scene at the center at 1730 N. State St., which is also U.S. Route 422, in Girard.
Officials said Tuesday night that it was not clear what type of chemical was spilled, how much or what caused the spill.
Youngstown driver on trial in fatality
YOUNGSTOWN - An East Midlothian Boulevard man is on trial for an accident in 2010 in which a passenger was killed on Wilson Avenue.
Jurors were being picked Tuesday before Mahoning County Common Pleas Court Judge Lou D'Apolito in the case of Christopher Kelso, 32, who faces a count of aggravated vehicular homicide.
Police say Kelso was the driver of a car that crashed Feb. 3, 2010, in the 700 block of Wilson Avenue that flipped over with two other people inside.
Killed in the accident was 28-year-old Pamela Kennedy of Boardman.
Warren residents see afternoon power outage
WARREN - Power was being restored Tuesday afternoon to around 5,400 customers in Warren who lost power after equipment failure at one of the local power substations.
Robin Patton, local representative for Ohio Edison, said Tuesday that power was out after 1 p.m. for customers in the Mahoning Avenue, Larchmont and North River Road areas. She said crews were able to restore power to most homes within an hour.
Warren police were out along Mahoning and Tod to help direct traffic at busy intersections, according to scanner reports.
Traffic stop turns into drug arrest with cash
WARREN - Police apprehended a man Monday who they said had drugs and nearly $6,000 inside his vehicle
Derek L. Peete, 21, of 725 Webb St. S.W., entered no plea Tuesday in Warren Municipal Court on fourth-degree felony drug possession charges. He posted bond and is set for a preliminary hearing Aug. 23.
Police reports state that officers pulled over Peete's rented 2012 Chevy with a Georgia license plate at about 11:45 a.m. in the 2300 block of Youngstown Road S.E. for failing to use a turn signal while switching lanes. The officers, working an unmarked car with the U.S. Marshals Task Force, noticed Peete reach into the back left portion of the car, the police report states.
Peete told police he was smoking marijuana and put out the cigarette inside a plastic cup. Officers found out his license was suspended and arrested him. They searched Peete and found $5,900 in his pockets and more than four grams of heroin in a bag tucked into his underwear, the report states.