The Herald, Sharon, Pa.

Local News

February 18, 2014

Traffic stop leads to pot discoveries

FARRELL — Two men were arrested Friday on drug charges stemming from a traffic stop of a vehicle they were passengers in at 12:32 a.m. in the 700 block of Beechwood Avenue, Farrell.

The vehicle was pulled over for a burned out headlight, police said. After Kaleb C. Short, 21, of 605 Spearman Ave., Farrell, was seen moving around in the back seat and gave answers to questions inconsistent to what police had observed, all occupants of the vehicle were removed, Southwest Mercer County Regional police said.

Police said they found a bulge in Short’s left sock, and he ran away.

Police followed Short and found a bag containing 16 baggie corners of marijuana sitting on top of trash on the back porch of a home in the 700 block of Emerson Avenue, they said. The bag was warm and dry and Short’s footprints indicated he had gone that way, police said.

When Short was arrested in the 700 block of Hamilton Avenue, the bulge in his sock was gone and he had $151 on him, police said.

Short was charged with possession of marijuana with intent to deliver, possession of pot and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Another passenger, Anthony A. Johnson, 24, of 386 Cedar Ave., Sharon, was charged with the same offenses based on a search of the vehicle that turned up a bag of pot, a box of sandwich bags and an electronic scale with pot residue on it, police said. Johnson had $963 on him, police said.

The men were arraigned by District Judge Ronald E. Antos, Farrell, and face a preliminary hearing at 10:30 a.m. Thursday. Short was taken to Mercer County Jail for failing to post bond, while Johnson was released after posting bond.

Text Only
Local News
  • Police: Kids in car were OK

    The mother of two young children was drunk and passed out when police found them all in a car parked along a city street, Sharon police said.

    July 29, 2014

  • To talk – or not – about police

    The mysterious agenda item, “No. 10,” at Farrell’s council meeting Monday became the center of a heated workshop and business session.

    July 29, 2014

  • Community thanks its first-responders

    Sharpsville honored its emergency responders Sunday at an event that included Mertz Towers residents as special guests.

    July 28, 2014

  • Drilling boom challenges state inspectors

    The state’s 83 well inspectors face a daunting enough challenge keeping tabs on 120,000 active oil and gas wells that have been drilled over the last century.

    July 28, 2014

  • Kidds Mill Covered Bridge A span of time

    Four generations of the Cadman family have enjoyed the Kidds Mill Covered Bridge, which is in Pymatuning Township near where the family’s ancestral farm is located.

    July 28, 2014 3 Photos

  • Intruder hurts woman, takes $5

    A home invasion in Hermitage Friday night sent an elderly woman to the hospital and netted the robber $5.

    July 27, 2014

  • national night out March against crime set for Aug. 5

    At the last Southwest Mercer County Regional Police Commission meeting, Chief Riley Smoot Jr. presented the number of incidents for each of the four communities in May.

    Farrell topped out at 819.

    July 27, 2014 1 Photo

  • high street trail Peaceful pathways

    History buffs and picnickers in the Shenango Valley won’t have to drive to Sharpsville to hang out at the old Erie Canal extension lock. They’ll soon have the option to walk or roll in on bicycles and even powered chairs to visit Canal Park near the outflow of Shenango Dam.

    July 27, 2014 1 Photo

  • balloonquest1 Balloon Quest celebrates 25 years

    Today is the final day of the 25th annual Western Pennsylvania Balloon Quest at Scotland Meadows Park.

    July 27, 2014 1 Photo

  • News briefs from July 26, 2014

    Man faces bomb threat charges

    June building tops $4 million in Hermitage

    July 26, 2014

  • Elderly man survives plane crash

    An elderly man survived wrecking his plane into a bank, then landing into a wetland, about 200 feet south of Runway 28 at Grove City Regional Airport in Springfield Township on Friday.

    July 26, 2014

  • Dontae Rashad Pinkins Man arrested for April gunfight

    Federal marshals and local police arrested Dontae Rashad Pinkins Thursday on a warrant accusing him of involvement in an April gunfight with another man in a Sharon alley.

    July 26, 2014 1 Photo

  • Hearing changed in starving case

    The time and place for the preliminary hearing of a Greenville mom accused of starving and beating her 7-year-old young son has been changed.

    July 26, 2014

  • Schell working on mural Drawn to Mexico

    Jason Schell probably is not exaggerating when he says that millions of people have seen his art.

    July 26, 2014 4 Photos

  • Farrell man, 24, arrested on warrant in connection with April shooting

    Federal marshals and local police arrested Dontae Rashad Pinkins Thursday on a warrant accusing him of involvement in an April shootout in Sharon.

    Pinkins, 24, of Farrell, is in Mercer County Jail after failing to post bond on gun charges.

    Additional details to follow.

    July 25, 2014