Boardman restaurant owner, Michael Alberini, 55, has been charged with violating a court order on Wednesday, Oct. 19, stemming from an unlawful restraint and menacing incident from December of 2021.

Struthers prosecutor's office has charged Alberini with violation of a protection order, a first-degree misdemeanor.

Alberini allegedly violated the terms of the protection order when, according to the complaint, when he and another man showed up at the home of the victim in Poland Township on Oct. 13.

According to the complaint, the victim's mother called police to report that Alberini and another man parked Alberini's vehicle in front of the home of the victim and the victim's mother. 

The report stated that the man with Alberini dropped off a check from "Michael Alberini's Restaurant, LLC" in the amount of $830 for court fees that was to be delivered to the victim's attorney. 

According to the complaint, on the check was written 'Looking forward to your dad's obituary. Yours too.'

Alberini was first arrested and charged in December 2021 by police following a domestic situation at his Squirrel Drive home.

Officers were sent to his Squirrel Drive home after getting a call that Alberini had blocked his then-wife from leaving the home, allegedly stating that if "anyone comes to the house, there would be a standoff." Police reported that Alberini was sitting with a semi-automatic rifle on his lap pointed toward the front door.

At the time, the victim told officers that she had barricaded herself in a room, saying she feared for her safety and the safety of her child.

Alberini originally pleaded not guilty to the charges in December of 2021, but withdrew that plea, entering a guilty plea, and was sentenced in July to community service and two years probation with a $500 fine.
Alberini was arraigned in Struthers Court Wednesday, where Alberini entered a not-guilty plea, and was ordered to have no contact with the victim. A pretrial set for November 28 at 10 a.m. in Struthers Municipal Court.