Hanoverton thefts result in arrests

HANOVERTON – Two men from Canton were arrested Tuesday afternoon after two theft-related incidents reported in the Hanoverton area.

The Avalon Restaurant, U.S. Route 30, Hanoverton, reported at 4:22 p.m. Tuesday witnesses saw a younger man wearing shorts get out of a maroon Ford-F150 and cut wire from a pole in front of the restaurant. Someone yelled at the young man and he jumped back into the truck, which circled the restaurant but stayed in the area.

Sharon Ceaser at Foster Trucking, Canal Street, reported at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday suspicious people were trying to get inside vehicles.

Michael Snyder of Austintown said he found a man in his vehicle tearing the dash apart. The man was described as stocky with tattoos and wearing a T-shirt. The man then jumped into a maroon F-150 with a partially ob-structed rear license plate.

The pickup was headed eastbound and sheriff’s deputy Luke Skidmore stopped a maroon pickup on U.S. 30 near Dylan Homes. The three inside the pickup matched the des-cription and the plate number was found to be covered up with magnets.

The vehicle was towed after none of the three had a valid license or proof of ownership. Items found in the bed of the pickup were reported stolen from a garage next to the Avalon.

Steven M. Jacobs was charged with receiving stolen property, driving under suspension, operating on the previous owner’s plates and obstructed rear registration. Joshua Flanagan was charged with criminal damaging.