The Herald, Sharon, Pa.


June 19, 2014

Police, Fire from June 19, 2014

- — Greenville-

West Salem Township

• James Richard Brady III, 35, of 93è S. Mercer St., Greenville, was charged with forgery, identity theft and theft after he attempted to use a stolen credit card to pay his $45 bar tab at 1:45 a.m. June 7 at the New England Tavern, 160 Clinton St., Greenville, police said.

• Ryan N. Burns, 28, of 96 Clarksville St., Greenville, was charged June 9 with illegal possession of a firearm, receiving stolen property and conspiracy after he allegedly stole a Mossberg 308 shotgun and a Remington 270, a Playstation 3, and ammunition May 16 from a home in the sub-100 block of North Main Street, Greenville, and traded the items for heroin, police said.

Mercer County Sheriff

• Jeffrey Lynn McGirr, 40, of 501 Depot St., Jamestown, was arrested Friday morning when the Mercer County Critical Incident Response Team served a search warrant at his home for firearms and ammunition, police said.

McGirr was charged with possession with intent to deliver and possession of marijuana and paraphernalia after police found nine pot plants there, police said.

Pymatuning Township

• Jeffrey Baker, 46, of 745 Dutch Lane, Hermitage, was arrested at 11:13 p.m. Friday after he shoved a woman several times at a home in the 500 block of 12th Street, police said. He was charged with simple assault, harassment, and public drunkenness.


• Two men face drug charges after a disturbance in the 500 block of Meek Street Friday evening.

Responding to a disturbance call at 8:45 p.m., police stopped a car that was leaving the area.

George Long, 29, of Youngstown, one of two passengers charged, had a syringe with suspected heroin in his pocket and gave a false identity, police said.

He struggled with police as they arrested and handcuffed him and kicked at the cruiser windows, also spitting repeatedly, after they put him inside, police said.

Police found a bag in the vehicle containing five syringes and a plastic bag and spoon with suspected heroin residue on them. Cody McFarland, 24, of 218 Campground Road, Shenango Township, admitted those items were his, police said.

Long was charged with institutional vandalism for his behavior in the cruiser, false identification to police and possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia. McFarland was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, police said.

• A city man told police he was robbed early Saturday while walking on Elm Avenue.

The victim, walking south at about 2 a.m. in the 200 block of Elm, said he was approached by another man who initially asked if he wanted to buy marijuana. When he declined, the other man grabbed his arm, held an object to his back that the victim told police was a gun, and demanded money.

The victim, who wasn’t hurt, told police he gave $60 to the robber who ran east on Fullerton Place.

The victim described the robber as a stocky black man with a light beard who was wearing a red and black hat, a white T-shirt and black shorts and shoes.

• Someone passed a counterfeit $10 bill in an incident reported Monday by a manager of the Family Dollar store in Sharon City Center. The bank returned the counterfeit bill a teller had found in the store’s deposit bag, police said.


• Kurtis Matthew Bechtel, 23, of 2326 Kelly Road, Hermitage, was arrested at 2:33 a.m. May 31 at West High and Prospect streets after police responded to a disturbance. He was charged with public drunkenness and possession of drug paraphernalia after police said they found a glass pipe on him.

• Steven W. Proctor, 25, of 56 S. Fifth St., Sharpsville, was arrested at 12:56 a.m. June 10, after police said they saw him outside a business in the 100 block of West Main Street repeatedly kicking an unconscious male in the head.

He was charged with aggravated and simple assault, public drunkenness, disorderly conduct and possession of marijuana.

• Justin M. Hepfl, 26, of 360 Logan Ave., Sharon, was arrested at 1:28 p.m. June 8 for fighting in the street and obstructing the road in front of a business in the 500 block of West Main Street after police said he left the bar to fight with another man.

Southwest Mercer County Regional

• Vincent C. Barber, 51, of 1941 Memorial Drive, Farrell, was charged with simple assault and harassment for punching a man in the head and chest about five times at 10 a.m. June 6 at Jim’s Automotive, 315 Roemer Blvd., Farrell, police said.

State police

• Casey Charles Ray Bichard, 21, of 6050 Bell St., Jamestown, was charged June 11 with driving under the influence of a controlled substance after his car allegedly crashed into the back of a dump truck at 3:45 p.m. May 8, police said. He was also charged with failing to render aid, damage to property and other traffic violations.



West Salem Township

• Todd Aaron Keep, 48, of 516 Fredonia Road, Fredonia; at 7:10 p.m. May 17 in the 200 block of Vernon Road, West Salem Township.


• Jose Alfredo Hernandez-Garnica, 30, of 502 Lucy St., Masury; at 2:25 a.m. Sunday on East Connelly Boulevard.


• Brian Bodien, 32, of 810 N. Keel Ridge Road, Hermitage; at 10:42 p.m. Thursday at West Main and Walnut streets.

• Matthew Joseph Davies, 25, of 580 Quarry Way, Sharpsville; at 12:27 a.m. Tuesday at Koehler Drive and Seventh Street.

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