Boardman police arrest man during investigation into sex crimes

Boardman Police searched two homes, on Lockwood and West Boulevards

BOARDMAN, Ohio (WYTV) – A Boardman man faces several charges after an investigation of sex crimes on Friday.

Robert Boyd is charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor, providing alcohol to a minor and possession of commercial fireworks.

Boardman Police Chief Jack Nichols said additional charges related to the alleged sex crimes may be pending. He wouldn’t reveal the accusations against Boyd but said investigators were tipped off to the suspect by a local school resource officer, who received information from students. Boyd is not a teacher or affiliated with the school, he said.

The charges came after a search of two homes where Boyd had been staying — on Lockwood and West boulevards.

As of Saturday morning, Boyd is out of jail.

Police and the Bureau of Criminal Investigation removed evidence from the Lockwood Boulevard home, including computers and software.

The Bomb Squad was also at the home on West Boulevard because commercial fireworks were found in the basement.

 Police arrested a man after searching a home on Lockwood Boulevard. He was led out in handcuffs on early Friday afternoon.