The Herald, Sharon, Pa.

December 10, 2013

Police, fire from Dec. 10, 2013


- — Grove City

• Anthony F. Buffalini, 22, of Pittsburgh, was arrested at 10:15 p.m. Saturday in Colonial Hall, Grove City College, on charges of possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia, police said.

• A cellular telephone and a computer were stolen between 7 and 8 a.m. Nov. 23 from a home in the 200 block of Jackson Street, police said.


• A welder and hammer sleeves were stolen sometime Saturday night or Sunday morning from Dunbar Asphalt, 255 Ohio St., police said.


• A Brookfield man faces charges after allegedly stealing wedding rings that had been offered for sale.

A Sharon woman had offered to sell the ring set, valued at $500, on a social network.

Brian White, 20, of 97 Brook Drive, responded and the two exchanged texts by telephone to set up a meeting at about 1:30 p.m. Dec. 1 in a downtown restaurant parking lot, police said.

The woman’s boyfriend handed the ring to White to examine as he sat in his car and he suddenly sped away. Police said they were able to identify him from license plate and messages that had been exchanged. White turned himself in for arrest last Monday and returned the rings, police said.

He was charged with theft and receiving stolen property.

• Police say two women robbed a third woman at about 11:30 a.m. Dec. 3 near East Budd Street and New Castle Avenue.

A 49-year-old Hermitage woman said she had been riding in a car with the others who held her down and punched her, took cigarettes and her cell phone and dumped her on the street.

She was taken for treatment at the hospital of Sharon Regional Health System, police said.

• In a theft reported Dec. 3, someone cut a lock and stole a shotgun from a storage unit at Penn Ohio Storage, Wheeler Place.

Police didn’t have a manufacturer’s name or value for the double-barreled gun.

• A 21-year-old city man told police he was robbed of $30 at about 6:30 p.m. Dec. 3 by three men who stopped him and demanded money as he was walking near Silver Street and Vine Avenue.

Southwest Mercer County Regional

• Shoes and an Apple iPad were stolen from a home in the 1900 block of Mercer Avenue, Farrell, said police, who received the report at 1:19 a.m. Saturday.

• Forty-seven steel valves were stolen from the 100 block of First Street, Wheatland, said police, who took the report at 9:40 a.m. Saturday.

State police

• A car and an Amish buggy collided at about 5:45 p.m. Dec. 2  in Springfield Township.

Cindy L. Bailey, 47, of Volant, had stopped on Leesburg-Grove City Road and turned left onto Perry Highway into the path of the buggy driven by Jacob E. Hostetler, 26, of New Wilmington, police said.

Bailey’s car hit the horse head on and the animal fell to the road on U.S. Route 19, suffering moderate injuries police said.

Neither Bailey nor Hostetler was hurt and both vehicles had minor damage. A passerby hauled the horse and the buggy away after the crash, police said.

• Jessica M. Miller, 19, of Mercer, was treated at UPMC Horizon, Greenville, after the car she was driving eastbound went off state Route 58 and hit a tree in Jefferson Township at 9:48 a.m. Saturday, police said.

She was cited for driving too fast for conditions, police said.


State police

• Charles W. Spencer, 52, of Mercer; at 9 a.m. Saturday on state Route 258, near Woodland Road in Findley Township, after his westbound sport utility vehicle went off the road, hit two signs and ended up on its roof, police said. Spencer was treated at Grove City Medical Center, Pine Township.


Southwest Mercer County Regional

• DeVon A. Williams, 23, of 818 Hamilton Ave., Farrell; at 1:57 p.m. Friday at home on warrants for failing to appear for arraignment Nov. 26 in two Hermitage police cases charging him with theft and retail theft.