Women Targets in Recent Burglaries

Three people broke into a Warren woman’s apartment on Monday and attacked her, marking the sixth time in the past five weeks a woman was assaulted inside her home by people who forced their way inside the women’s homes.

Reports said that at about 5:40 p.m., two women and a man broke into the woman’s apartment in the 400 block of Commerce Avenue N.W. She told police they attacked her in the living room, causing minor injuries.

Nothing was stolen, according to reports.

During the past five weeks, five other women in Warren reported being assaulted inside their homes. In four cases, children were inside the home at the time and weapons were used in four cases.

In two cases, cash was stolen. Cell phones and video games were stolen in two cases and in another incident, a woman fended off the intruder and held her at gunpoint until police arrived.

Police spokesman Lt. Jeff Cole said they are treating the cases as separate incidents.

“I can’t jump out and say that (they’re related),” Cole said. “I would be giving my opinion. I like to stick with facts. We’re treating them all separately. If there are similarities, we’ll arrive at that conclusion. We are investigating to the fullest.”

On Saturday, two men broke into a home at 243 Logan Ave. S.E. and held a 38-year-old woman and her 17-year-old daughter at gunpoint. Reports said the men stole $300 and that both suffered minor injuries.

Later in the day on Saturday, a man broke into a woman’s home in the 2300 block of Plaza Avenue N.E. and attacked her with a butcher knife.

On May 11, a 23-year-old woman was robbed at gunpoint by two masked men in front of her 3-year-old and 4-year-old children. Reports said the men broke into the home in the 2100 block of Brier Street N.E. and stole $1,000 and Xbox video game systems.

On April 25, three masked gunman held a 7-month-old and 5-year-old at gunpoint while demanding money from their mother. Reports said the gunmen wore bandanas around their face and kicked in the door to the home in the 300 block of Clearwater Street N.W. Four children were inside the home at the time.

The gunmen grabbed the two kids and pointed a gun at them while demanding money. The woman showed the men she had nothing to steal. The men grabbed her phone and fled.

On April 16, a Idylwild Street N.E. woman pinned a woman claiming to be a police officer to the wall, wrestled her to the ground and held her at shotgun point until police arrived.

Investigators said Shanon Stanley, 40, of Stewart Circle N.W., threatened to kill the woman and her children. Stanley is being held in the Trumbull County Jail on $100,000 bond while a county grand jury reviews her case.

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