The Herald, Sharon, Pa.

March 25, 2014

Police, Fire from March 25, 2014

Herald staff

- — Brookfield

• Police arrested Joshua E. Engelhardt, 32, of 7827 Lincoln St., Masury during an argument with a 32-year-old woman. Police said the victim reported Engelhardt grabbed her around the throat during a fight at 3:30 p.m. Friday. He was charged with domestic violence and taken to Trumbull County Jail.

• A 53-year-old Masury man was charged with assault and a probation violation after he allegedly hit a 23-year-old woman in the mouth at 6:40 p.m. Friday. Police said Jeffrey E. Perritt was taken to Trumbull Jail.

• Ryan M. Gavala, 31, of 1883 Christy Road, Hermitage, was charged with a probation violation and possession of drug paraphernalia during a traffic stop along South Irvine Avenue at 4:50 p.m. Sunday, police said. Gavala was a passenger in the car and police said there was an active warrant from the Trumbull County Sheriff’s office for him.


• Police kept an eye on Laurel Technical Institute’s welding instruction shop after the business noticed scrap was disappearing from the bin out back at 892 S. Dock St.

At about 3:50 a.m. Friday, police said they found Matthew Williams, 32, of 17 Cherry St., Wheatland, nearby, riding a bicycle that was pulling a trailer loaded with steel pipe ends welded to square steel plates.

LTI employees identified the scrap as theirs and Williams was charged with theft, receiving stolen property and possession of instruments of crime.

• Someone stole a cardiac heart monitor that had been mailed from the office of a Washington County physician to a patient in the 100 block of Fourth Avenue, police said.

The monitor, which included a cell phone to send medical data to the doctor’s office, was valued at $3,000, police said. The doctor reported the theft on Friday.

• For the second time in about a month, someone stole steel concrete forms from the storage yard of a contractor in the 1300 block of Hall Furnace Road, police said.

The theft reported at 8 p.m. Saturday involved three bundles of forms, each with five forms measuring 12 inches by 10 feet in the bundle.

The stolen forms were valued at $2,250, police said.

• Someone stole a tenant’s television at about 6 p.m. Sunday while she was moving from her apartment.

The woman told police she had moved some items to the loading area of the apartment complex at 15 W. Connelly Blvd., and returned a few minutes later to discover that a Toshiba flat screen TV valued at $389 was gone.


• Amy Jean Crawford, 36, of 305 W. Main St., was arrested Monday for endangering the welfare of children, possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia after an incident March 7 in which police and paramedics were called to her home because she was impaired to the point she could not take care of her children, police said.

She told police she used heroin, police said. After obtaining a search warrant, police found needles and a metal spoon in her purse, police said.

State police

• Someone stole two rifles sometime between Dec. 24 and March 17 from a home on Slater Lane, New Vernon Township, police said. The rifles were a .222 Remington bolt action wood stock with a scope and a Remington pump action black synthetic stock with a scope, police said.

• Someone stole a laptop worth $269 on March 11 from a car on Amsterdam Road, Liberty Township, police said.

• A school bus traveling east on state Route 318 at 8:03 a.m. Thursday was rear-ended by an SUV driven by Rebecca A. Drapola, 23, of West Middlesex, police said. The bus was stopped at Orchard Road in Lackawannock Township when Drapola lost control of the SUV in icy conditions, hit the bus and landed in a ditch, police said.

Drapola was taken to a local hospital with severe injuries. Her condition was unknown. The driver and passengers on the bus were not injured, police said. Drapola was charged with driving too fast for conditions.



• Steven Oglesby, 42, at about 3:50 a.m. Sunday at his home at 367 E. Budd St. Police who were called because of a reported domestic disturbance discovered Oglesby had two warrants outstanding from the Mercer County domestic relations office.

He was searched and was carrying suspected cocaine, marijuana and a pipe, police said.

Oglesby was charged with possession of cocaine, marijuana and drug paraphernalia.



• Garry Lee Jones, II, 29, of 197 Cedar Ave., Sharon; at about 2:30 a.m. Saturday after a traffic stop on Silver Street.