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February 5, 2014

Police, Fire from Feb. 5, 2014

- — Hermitage

• Two people have been charged in a retail theft-fraudulent return scheme at Walmart, 1275 N. Hermitage Road, police said.

Ashley G. Capece, 22, stole a screen protector and two telephone covers at 12:20 p.m. Jan. 29, police said. She walked to her vehicle in the parking lot and gave the items to Floyd D. Hunter, 29, who returned them for a $42 gift card, police said.

She was charged with summary retail theft and conspiracy to commit theft and he was charged with theft and conspiracy to commit theft.

Pymatuning Township

• Pamela Ward, 51, unknown address, was charged Jan. 26 with forgery, theft and receiving stolen property for stealing three checks from her estranged husband and cashing them for $4,459, police said.


• A city man faces charges after barging into his ex-girlfriend’s house at about 4 a.m. Monday in the 400 block of Brooklyn Street, police said.

Tyler Kenneth Lamar Ashley, 19, of 542 Fourth Ave., pushed his way into the house. He brandished a knife and threatened residents but didn’t cut anyone with it, police said.

Ashley went upstairs into a bedroom and used a fan to hit a man who had been sleeping, cutting his lip, police said.

Ashley, who was arrested at the scene, was charged with burglary, simple assault, criminal trespass and making terroristic threats.

• Patrick Edward Parker, 26, of 429 Morton St., stole a computer from a family member and sold it, police said, adding that they were able to get it back.

Parker took a laptop he stole and sold it at Starkey’s Computers and Electronics, 20 S. Railroad St., Sharon, police said.

Police said they found the computer at the store and it has been returned to the owner.

Parker was charged with theft and receiving stolen property.

• Timothy Robert Hummell, 456 Nimick St., turned himself in at about 10:25 a.m. Monday at the police department.

Police had issued a warrant accusing him of stealing a video camera and the prescription pain killer Vicodin from a group home in the 400 block of Nimick, police said.

• Timothy D. Jackson, 33, of 105 Fruit Ave., Farrell, turned himself in for arrest on a Sharon police warrant at about 10:45 a.m. Friday at the office of District Judge Dennis M. Songer.

Jackson was charged with making terroristic threats stemming from an Oct. 1 incident in the 300 block of East Connelly Boulevard.


• Jimmy Lee Shifflett, 22, of 20 S. First St., Sharpsville, at 8:27 p.m. Thursday threw a bed, dresser and other items throughout a bedroom in his home, police said. He was charged with disorderly conduct and harassment.

• Tyler Storey, 18, of 4 S. Eighth St., Sharpsville, at 1:38 p.m. Jan. 28 was charged with simple assault, disorderly conduct and harassment after police said he tried to fight with multiple people.

• Donna Miller, 40, of 203 W. Ridge Ave., Sharpsville, at 12:44 a.m. Sunday, took a man’s car without permission, and kept the prescriptions of a woman who rode with her, police said. She was charged with unauthorized use of a motor vehicle and possession of a controlled substance.

State police

• James Tenney, 54, of Mercer, was hurt in a crash at about 9:45 p.m. Friday on Greenville Road, near West Cornell Road, in Coolspring Township.

Tenney’s westbound car ran off Route 58 and hit a culvert that hurled the car into the air. It rolled and slid on its roof before coming to a stop, police said.

Tenney, who was wearing a shoulder belt, suffered moderate injuries and was taken to the hospital of Sharon Regional Health System, police said.

He was cited for a lane violation, police said.

• Someone stole electrical wiring from the former Hovis trucking garage. The business has been closed since 2007, police said.

• A Jamestown motorist suffered a minor injury at about 2:35 p.m. Wednesday in a crash near Greenville Airport, police said.

Herman J. Yannone, 78, driving east on Jamestown Road, told police he swerved to avoid an approaching snow plow. His car ran over an embankment, striking two mailboxes and a utility pole, police said.

Passenger Richard Conley, 46, of Jamestown wasn’t hurt. Yannone, who wasn’t wearing a seatbelt, was taken by ambulance to UPMC Greenville, police said.

• Police said they are investigating a report from a Lake Township woman that someone obtained her credit card and made several unauthorized purchases last month.

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