The Herald, Sharon, Pa.

January 25, 2014

Police, Fire from Jan. 25, 2014

The Herald

- — Greenville-West Salem Township

• Ronald Williams, 23, and Norma M. Levier, 18, both of Greenville, and Jessie M. Grover, 20, of Mercer, were charged with simple trespass when they were caught at 8:11 p.m. Jan. 17 trying to break into an abandoned house on Carpenter Street in West Salem Township, police said.


• Andrew M. Fennell, 27, of 785 S. State Line Road, Sharon, has been charged with theft for stealing $750 to $800 in September from McDonald’s, 2066 E. State St., where he was manager from Aug. 10, 2011, until he was fired Nov. 26, by recording over-rings, false refunds and other transactions, police said.


• Both drivers were injured in a crash at about 1 p.m. Tuesday along East Connelly Boulevard.

A westbound pickup driven by Brent Davensizer struck a southbound car driven by Christopher Higgins who was crossing the freeway at Spencer Avenue, police said.

Witnesses said Higgins, of Sharon, had the green light, police said.

Davensizer, an employee of Carpenter’s Auto Repair and Towing, Sharon, was taken to UPMC Horizon, Farrell. Higgins, who was removed from his car by ambulance personnel and firefighters was taken to the hospital of Sharon Regional Health System, police said.

Both were treated.

Police said no traffic charges had been filed pending completion of a crash investigation.


• A 15-year-old Transfer boy was arrested at 1:36 p.m. Jan. 18 at a home in the 100 block of West Main Street on charges of attempted simple assault and taken to Keystone Adolescent Center, West Salem Township, police said.

The teen threatened family members and hit a 40-year-old Sharpsville man several times, police said.

• Someone stole a 2014 Motovox mini bike worth $500 from the back porch of a home in the 400 block of North Mercer Avenue between 10 a.m. Jan. 11 and 5 p.m. Jan. 13, police said.

The black bike has a red seat and fire flames on the gas tank and a placard on the front with the number 88, police said.

• Someone damaged wires on 11 dump trucks in the parking lot of Sharon Paving, 100 Canal Street, in the early morning hours of Jan. 18 while trying to steal the batteries police said.

The batteries were found in the back of a business on Canal, police said.

• Police said they fielded multiple reports of slashed tires on vehicles between Jan. 15 and Monday on West Ridge Avenue, South Walnut Street, the parking lot of Laird Technology on Shenango Street and West Main Street.

State police

• A ring was stolen during a burglary between Jan. 6 and 16 from a home in the 100 block of Canon Road, Lake Township, police said.

• A Rochester, N.Y., woman reported that her car was hit by a hit-and-run driver at about 3:30 p.m. Tuesday on Leesburg Grove City Road, east of Holiday Boulevard, Springfield Township, police said.

The woman said she was trying to turn left into a driveway when another vehicle hit her car in the left rear and continued westbound, police said.

• Kurtis E. Keefer, 33, of Butler has been charged with theft for stealing $632 Jan. 9 from Lids, Grove City Premium Outlets, Springfield Township, where he worked, police said.



• Ryan W. Banick, 28, of 133 Hickory St., Sharpsville; at 1:55 a.m. Dec. 18 in the 2100 block of East State Street; also charged with driving at an unsafe speed, following too closely, a turn violation and driving without insurance.

State police

• Samuel A. Gargasz, 24, of 223 Black Run Road, Liberty Township; at 2:15 a.m. Jan. 15 on Interstate 79 northbound, Jackson Township; also charged with a lane violation, driving too closely and an open container violation.


Greenville-West Salem Township

• Ryan N. Burns, 28, of Greenville, at 9:25 p.m. Jan. 18 on Clarksville Street in Greenville. He was taken to Mercer County Jail, police said.