WARREN - City police are investigating a report of a home invasion during which they said a Mason Street man was pistol-whipped early Tuesday morning.
Warren police said William Berry Jr., 32, refused treatment, and it is not clear how seriously he was hurt. He had visible injuries, police said.
According to reports, he and Mandy Dilley, 31, also of Mason Street, were tied up and held at gunpoint by five people they did not know who came into the home around 12:20 a.m., ransacked it and made off with $5,650 worth of various items including a silver watch, cell phone and assorted jewelry.
The two were able to get free and call police after the intruders left, police reports state.
Berry reported that several gunshots were fired into his home just after 4 a.m. Sunday. However, no injuries were reported.
The incident is one of several reported home invasions Warren police have been called to investigate in recent months.
On July 9, a 22-year-old Warren woman told police intruders tried to come into her Peace Street home as she was sitting in the living room about 1:45 a.m., reports state. The woman said she heard someone trying to open the back door first, then the front door. The woman told police the males had no reason to be at her home.
Police reported a May 22 home invasion at a residence on Jackson Street S.W. According to reports, the resident told police a man he didn't know came into his residence about 7:44 a.m., showed a handgun, and took cash from him and his wife.
On May 18, a Logan Avenue woman reported that she and her 17-year-old daughter were held at gunpoint by two men she knew who $300 from their residence around 3:15 p.m. A police report indicates that Williams and her daughter each suffered apparent minor injuries.
On May 11, a 23-year-old Brier Street S.E. woman reported being robbed by two masked gunmen in front of her two young children. The woman told police the men entered her residence through a side door about 6 p.m., according to a police report. She told police that the men held her, her 4-year-old son and 3-year-old daughter at gunpoint. The men took two Xbox 360 video game systems and $1,000 cash, the police report stated.
On April 25, on the other side of the city, three masked gunmen held a woman and her children at gunpoint during a home invasion on Clearwater Street N.W. According to police, the men kicked down a door and demanded money from the woman just after midnight. Five children were at home at the time, and the men took the woman's cell phone, according to reports.