Beaver and Columbiana residents warned about phony gas worker - WFMJ.com News weather sports for Youngstown-Warren Ohio

Beaver and Columbiana residents warned about phony gas worker

Posted: Updated:
COLUMBIANA, Ohio -

Authorities are asking residents to beware of an apparent scam being used to gain access to area homes.

Columbiana Police took a report from a resident who says he was lured out of his home by a man claiming to be from the gas company who said he wanted to look at the boundary lines of the property.

When the resident went back inside the home, two bedroom doors had been pried open.

A similar incident was reported in Beaver Township in Mahoning County. Police say a man claiming to be a gas company employee came to the door of a home asking about the location of gas lines on the property.  The resident asked for identification. When the man could not provide an ID, he was turned away.

In both cases, the suspects are described as dark skinned white males with dark hair. In one case, the suspect was said to be driving a black, four-door, Dodge truck.

Columbiana police say officers were keeping an eye on West Railroad Street where the suspect was last seen.

  • More NewsMore>>

  • Serpico, others from NYPD, rally in support of Kaepernick

    Serpico, others from NYPD, rally in support of Kaepernick

    Saturday, August 19 2017 11:44 PM EDT2017-08-20 03:44:19 GMT
    Dozens of current and former members of the New York Police Department and others rallied Saturday in support of Colin Kaepernick.More >>
    Dozens of current and former members of the New York Police Department and others rallied Saturday in support of Colin Kaepernick.More >>
  • Niles Police say teen shot by his own brother

    Niles Police say teen shot by his own brother

    Saturday, August 19 2017 9:06 PM EDT2017-08-20 01:06:20 GMT

    Police say one man was taken to the hospital after being shot at a residence on West Park Avenue in Niles. Officers are still on the scene investigating what had happened. The initial call came in for the shooting at 1:34 p.m. Police say there is no word yet on the man's condition. This is a developing story. Stay connected with 21 News on air and online for more information as it becomes available. 

    More >>

    Police say one man was taken to the hospital after being shot at a residence on West Park Avenue in Niles. Officers are still on the scene investigating what had happened. The initial call came in for the shooting at 1:34 p.m. Police say there is no word yet on the man's condition. This is a developing story. Stay connected with 21 News on air and online for more information as it becomes available. 

    More >>
  • UPDATED

    Two OVI checkpoints tonight in Boardman

    Two OVI checkpoints tonight in Boardman

    Saturday, August 19 2017 8:56 PM EDT2017-08-20 00:56:36 GMT
    The Mahoning County OVI Task Force announced that it will conduct two checkpoints in Boardman tonight through Sunday morning. The first checkpoint will be conducted along South Avenue near Midlothian Boulevard from 10 pm until midnight. The second checkpoint runs from 1 am until 3 am Sunday along Market Street near Ferncliff Avenue near Akron Children's Hospital. In addition, saturation patrols will be conducted in various parts of Mahoning County throughout the weekend. The ...More >>
    The Mahoning County OVI Task Force announced that it will conduct two checkpoints in Boardman tonight through Sunday morning. The first checkpoint will be conducted along South Avenue near Midlothian Boulevard from 10 pm until midnight. The second checkpoint runs from 1 am until 3 am Sunday along Market Street near Ferncliff Avenue near Akron Children's Hospital. In addition, saturation patrols will be conducted in various parts of Mahoning County throughout the weekend. The ...More >>
  • SpotlightSpotlightMore>>

  • Stuff the Bus!

    Stuff the Bus!

    Sunday, August 13 2017 7:52 PM EDT2017-08-13 23:52:49 GMT

    21 WFMJ, Great Clips, Cocca’s Pizza and Huntington Bank have teamed up with the United Way to “Stuff the Bus,” now through September 3rd.   

    More >>

    21 WFMJ, Great Clips, Cocca’s Pizza and Huntington Bank have teamed up with the United Way to “Stuff the Bus,” now through September 3rd.   

    More >>
  • Panerathon 2017 Team Peacock Registration

    Panerathon 2017 Team Peacock Registration

    Sunday, July 30 2017 8:13 PM EDT2017-07-31 00:13:49 GMT

    Join 21 WFMJ this year for Panerathon 2017!  We want to have the biggest team at Panerathon this year and we need your help. 

    More >>

    Join 21 WFMJ this year for Panerathon 2017!  We want to have the biggest team at Panerathon this year and we need your help. 

    More >>
  • Weather Pics

    Weather Pics

    Check out weather related pics from our viewers!  Please send your pics to weatherpics@wfmj.com.

    More >>

    Check out weather related pics from our viewers!  Please send your pics to weatherpics@wfmj.com.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2017 WFMJ. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms