August 19, 2014
a partnership of drug and violent crime law enforcement task forces operating in Youngstown, Ohio
August 19, 2014
July 16, 2014
The FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center’s (IC3) receives, develops, and refers criminal complaints regarding the rapidly expanding arena of cyber crime. The IC3 gives the victims of cyber crime a convenient and easy-to-use reporting mechanism that alerts authorities of suspected criminal or civil violations. For law enforcement and regulatory agencies at the federal, state, local, and international level, the IC3 provides a central referral mechanism for complaints involving Internet related crimes.
The IC3 accepts online Internet crime complaints from either the actual victim or from a third party to the complainant.
If you have spotted an online scheme or if you are the victim of an Internet-based crime, report it to IC3 now at www.ic3.gov.
Current and ongoing Internet trends and schemes identified by the Internet Crime Complaint Center include auction fraud, counterfeit cashier’s check, debt elimination, parcel courier email scheme, employment/business opportunities, escrow services fraud, identity theft, internet extortion, investment fraud, lotteries, reshipping, and more. Learn more about how to spot these schemes and prevent yourself from becoming a victim at www.ic3.gov/crimeschemes.
July 1, 2014
UPDATE/CAPTURED: TYRELL MAIDEN was captured on June 14, 2014, by the FBI Violent Crimes Task Force. MAIDEN was taken to the Mahoning County Justice Center (jail) where he was turned over Sheriff Deputies pending trial.
May 23, 2014
FBI (Youngstown, Ohio): The Mahoning Valley Violent Crimes Task Force (VCTF), a FBI sponsored task force, announce the arrest of “E-BLOCK” criminal street gang members and their associates after a Mahoning County grand jury returned an Indictment charging eleven (11) people with charges of trafficking in cocaine, trafficking in heroin, felonious assault, trafficking in counterfeit controlled substances, aggravated robbery, possession of heroin and participating in a criminal gang. In addition, one other person was charged through the Mahoning County Juvenile Court for their participation in the criminal street gang.
The gang was involved in street level drug trafficking and street violence in and around Youngstown’s Westside. In 2012, the FBI Violent Crimes Task Force began investigating this group because of neighborhood tips detailing their ongoing criminal activity and because the group has been a known catalyst for violence in Youngstown.
The VCTF was assisted in the arrests of the E-Block gang members by the US Marshal’s Violent Fugitive Task Force, Cleveland FBI SWAT, and the Mahoning Valley Crisis Response Team.