The Herald, Sharon, Pa.


April 18, 2014

Police, Fire from April 18, 2014

- — Grove City

• Police said they plan to file petitions in Mercer County Juvenile Court against three Grove City High School students for possessing controlled substances stemming from a report filed at 12:30 p.m. April 3 at the school, police said. One of the students also will be charged with delivery, police said.

Mercer County sheriff

• Allison L. Gnagey, 27, of 3772 Pain Road, Hermitage, was charged with possession of Suboxone, criminal use of a communication facility and contraband for having a woman mail her two strips of the drug while Gnagey was an inmate at Mercer County Jail, police said. A corrections officer found the drugs in a card April 5, police said.

• Rick L Thompson Jr., 39, of Greenville, was charged with simple assault, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct for trying to bite the Greenville-West Salem Township policeman who had transported him to the Mercer County Jail April 11, police said.

State police

• Richard V. Meyer, 20, of Greenville, was taken to a local hospital for a minor injury after his car hit a tree at 6:40 a.m. Wednesday on Hadley Road, near Hughey Road, Otter Creek Township, police said. Meyer, who fell asleep, was cited for failing to give police basic information, police said.

• An iPad, jewelry and prescription medication were stolen in a home burglary between 11:40 a.m. and 4:15 p.m. Sunday in the sub-100 block of Hyde Hill Road, Salem Township, police said.

• Jesse J. Bestwick, 26, of 511 E. Beaver St., Mercer, was charged with theft for stealing $20, credit card, a checkbook and gift cards from a pickup and $20, a debit card, an Access card and food stamps from a mobile home between 10 p.m. Sunday and 3:30 p.m. Monday in Pine Grove Mobile Home Park, 374 N. Perry Highway, Coolspring Township, police said.

• James J. Ford, 33, of 545 Fullingmill Road, Jefferson Township, was charged with accident involving injury while not properly licensed and habitually driving under suspension stemming from a 1:50 a.m. Jan. 11 crash at 839 District Road, Delaware Township, where his pickup hit a parked truck, a parked trailer and a garage, police said. A passenger was injured. This case is a refiling of charges that previously were dismissed, and Ford already is facing charges of drunken driving and traffic offenses.

• Joshua M. McDougall, 29, of Slippery Rock, was arrested at 9:55 a.m. March 18 at East Market and Otter streets, Mercer, on charges of possession of Gabapentin, Alprazolam and Clonazepam without prescriptions, possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia, driving under the influence of drugs, driving under suspension, failing to notify PennDOT of change of address and driving without insurance stemming from a traffic stop, police said.


Neshannock Township, Lawrence County

• Janet D. Whiting, 50, of 22 Auction Road, Wilmington Township; at about 2:20 a.m. March 16 on Route 18; also charged with open container and failing to lower high beams.

Hempfield Township

• Robert E. Price, 30, of 1045 Myrtle Place, Sharon; at 12:50 a.m. Sunday in the 200 block of Hadley Road, where his pickup was found in a yard; also charged with driving under suspension and careless driving.

State police

• Joel S. Meyers, 40, of 3787 Lake Road, Clark; at 4:35 p.m. Dec. 21 on Route 62 near Airport Road, Coolspring Township, where his pickup ran out of gas; also charged with driving without a license, careless driving and reckless endangerment for having a 13-year-old boy with him.

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