The Herald, Sharon, Pa.

February 25, 2014

News briefs from Feb. 25, 2014


- — Shenango Township man dies in I-80 accident

EMLENTON – A Shenango Township man died Sunday in a tractor-trailer crash in Butler County near Emlenton.

State police in Clarion said Victor Darling, 59, was eastbound on Interstate 80 near the 44 mile marker.

His truck ran off the right side of the road through a guardrail and down an embankment where it struck a tree. Darling was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.


Police: woman had 119 packets of heroin

SPRINGFIELD TOWNSHIP – A woman was charged with drug offenses after a friend turned over to police 119 packets of heroin and drug paraphernalia that he said she left at his home.

Erika D. Edwards, 26, of unknown address, was found apparently having overdosed Friday evening in the 600 block of New Castle Mercer Road, Springfield Township, state police said.

Edwards was treated at Grove City Medical Center, Pine Township, police said.

While Edwards was being treated, police said they went to where she had been found, and encountered her friend. The man turned over the heroin, syringes, a bag of marijuana and a pipe, police said.

Nurses at the hospital also found a bag of pot on Edwards, police said.

Edwards was arraigned by District Judge Lorinda L. Hinch, Mercer, on charges of possession of heroin with intent to deliver, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. Edwards was taken to jail after failing to post bond and a preliminary hearing was set for 9:30 a.m. March 6.


Man charged in theft of gates from 4-H park

COOLSPRING TOWNSHIP – A Coolspring Township man has been charged in connection with the theft of steel farm gates between April 1 and June 24 from Mercer County 4-H Park.

Cody J. Brown, 25, of 374 N. Perry Highway, has been charged with theft and receiving stolen property.

Brown said he did not steal the gates from the park at 465 N. Perry Highway, Coolspring Township, but was given them by another man to sell, which he did May 31 at a Slippery Rock metal dealer, state police said. No one else has been charged in the case.

Brown received $161 for the gates that were worth $9,061, police said.

Brown was released following his arraignment before District Judge Lorinda L. Hinch, Mercer, and faces a preliminary hearing at 9:45 a.m. Thursday.