The Herald, Sharon, Pa.

December 24, 2013

Police, Fire for Dec. 24, 2013


- — Grove City

• Police said they are looking for a dark gray station wagon that hit a silver Ford Focus Saturday at North Center and Erie streets.

After the accident, the car traveled east on Erie and turned north onto North Broad Street, police said.

• A package containing an iPad mini was stolen after delivery to a home Monday in the 300 block of Lincoln Street, police said.

• A bicycle abandoned behind Dairy Queen has been turned over to police. The bike can be claimed at the police station.


• Chad D. Little, 34, of 104 N. Mercer Ave., Sharpsville, was arrested at 12:30 p.m. Dec. 10 in Oakwood Cemetery, 600 N. Oakland Ave., where he drove through a chain link fence, on charges of driving under the influence of drugs, possession of drug paraphernalia, trespass by motor vehicle, criminal mischief and driving without a license, police said.

• Michelle M. Schultz, 58, of Warren, Ohio, has been charged with criminal mischief for running a key down a sport-utility vehicle from the front door to the rear at 8:14 a.m. Dec. 4 in a parking lot in the 1200 block of North Hermitage Road, police said.

• Jason M. Laverty, 36, of 745 Dutch Lane, Hermitage, has been charged with receiving stolen property for selling jewelry that had been stolen Dec. 13 from a home in the 1700 block of Kenray Drive at a Sharon jewelry dealer Dec. 14 and 15, police said.

Laverty said another man brought him the goods and asked him to sell them because the man did not have identification, police said.

A charge of possession of drug paraphernalia was added when police found syringes, spoons with residue on them and a pipe in Laverty’s mobile home Dec. 18, police said.

Marion L. Colwell, 41, of the same address, was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and conspiracy stemming from the Dec. 18 search.


• A 15-year-old Sharon boy seen trying to break into vehicles on Ashton and Norris avenues ran when a neighbor yelled at him at about 1:15 a.m. Sunday, police said.

A patrolman found him in the 400 block of Forker Boulevard and took him to the police station.

The boy, who didn’t get into the vehicles, will face juvenile court charges of attempted theft from motor vehicles, loitering and prowling at night and violating curfew, police said.

He was returned to his parents.

• A 14-year-old Sharon boy faces criminal trespass and criminal mischief charges in juvenile court after a neighbor saw him trying to kick a door open at about 3:50 p.m. Friday at a vacant house in the 1000 block of Sherman Avenue, police said.

• Someone slashed tires on four vehicles in the area of New Castle Avenue and Prindle Street. The vandalism was reported at about 7 a.m.  Saturday, police said.

• At about midnight Sunday, a resident of the 100 block of North Oakland Avenue told police someone had thrown a brick through the rear window of his vehicle while it was parked in the driveway.

• A resident in the 500 block of Cedar Avenue told police at about 4 p.m. Friday that someone stole jewelry valued at about $400, including earrings and necklaces, from her nightstand. There was no sign of forced entry, police said.

 • A neighbor walking at about 8:30 p.m. Sunday spotted a door standing open in the 700 block of South Oakland Avenue and called police.

The resident of the house returned home and told investigators two large-screen televisions, a Wii game system and two games were missing.  The thieves got in through an unlocked window, police said.

Southwest Mercer County Regional

• Robert Dimase, 74, of New Castle, was taken to a regional hospital after his car, westbound on Main Street, drove up the concrete side of the West Middlesex viaduct and rolled back onto the roadway at 9:56 p.m. Sunday, police said. Dimase was listed in good condition at the hospital, police said Monday.

• Robin R. Jacoway, 33, of 900 Wallis Ave., Farrell, has been charged with simple assault for pushing a woman’s face into a wall at 4:49 a.m. Friday in the sub-100 block of Hogue Road, Shenango Township, police said.

State police

• Tools were stolen from an unlocked vehicle at about 10:30 p.m. Saturday in the 2900 block of Sandy Lake-Grove City Road, Sandy Lake Township, police said.

• Two Jamestown High School students, ages 15 and 14, both girls, were found with marijuana at 1:45 p.m. Friday at school, police said. The students were released to their parents.

• About $740 was stolen from a vehicle Dec. 7 in the 100 block of North Good Hope Road, Greene Township, police said.

• Police said they are investigating a report that a Kennerdell man loaned his chainsaw to an Otter Creek Township man, and the local man told him it had been stolen between Oct. 20 and Dec. 14, police said.

• Dennis J. Casciotti, 67, of Grove City, was taken to Grove City Medical Center, Pine Township for treatment of a minor injury after his car hit a guard rail at 11:33 a.m. Dec. 17 on Interstate 79 northbound, Plain Grove Township, Lawrence County, police said. Casciotti was cited for a lane violation.

• Jonathan T. Lindey, 18, of Mercer, was taken to a regional hospital for treatment of a moderate injury after his southbound pickup went over an embankment and hit a tree at 7:43 p.m. Dec. 17 on White Road, East Lackawannock Township, police said.

Lindey, who lost control on snow, has been cited with driving at an unsafe speed and driving without a seat belt.