The Herald, Sharon, Pa.

Crime

April 15, 2014

Police, fire from April 15, 2014

- — Brookfield

• Terri L. Mahanovich, 48, of 448 B St., Sharon, was charged with driving under the influence after a traffic stop early Sunday morning, police said.

She was stopped at 2:45 a.m. at the intersection of Addison Road and Route 62, police said.

• Gregory A. Frampton, 37, of 7904 Warren-Sharon Road was charged with driving under the influence during a traffic stop along Warren-Sharon Road early Saturday morning, police said.

After police found that the license plate on the Dodge Neon she was driving was registered to a Ford pickup truck, police also charged her with driving under suspension and fictitious registration.

Greenville-West Salem

• Danielle Liese, 29,  Greenville, was arrested after an incident at about 5:09 a.m. Sunday at 294 Main St.

She was charged with public drunkenness, disorderly conduct and possession of drug paraphernalia, police said.

Grove City

• A 13-year-old boy was charged with possession of marijuana after police investigated a call of four youth spraying graffiti at 6:04 p.m. Friday at the Chestnut Street bridge, police said. No recent graffiti was found, police said.

• A 14-year-old Grove City Middle School student has been charged with possession of a controlled substance for trying to sell pills to other students the week of April 1 at school, police said.

Hermitage

• Jorge Rodriguez-Santis, 20, of Ellwood City, has been charged with criminal mischief, harassment and public drunkenness for breaking a woman’s cellular telephone and grabbing her hair and pulling her at 7:36 p.m. Thursday at the Royal Motel, 301 South Hermitage Road, police said.

• Tyler J. Morgenstern, 20, of 453 McCleery St., Sharon, has been charged with simple assault, resisting arrest and underage drinking for shoving a woman at 10:54 p.m. Wednesday in a home in the 3600 block of Clearview Drive and acting aggressively, police said. The victim locked herself in a bedroom and called for help, police said.

• Kenneth L. Thomas Sr., 21, of 1525 Parke Drive, Hermitage, has been charged with possession of a heroin for a bag of the drug found in an apartment at 10:23 p.m. April 7 in the 3900 block of Esther Lane, police said. Police said they were asked to check on the apartment and Thomas, who is not the tenant, answered the door, police said.

• Charles J. Robinson Jr., 46, of Canal Winchester, Ohio, has been charged with bad checks for issuing a $318 check to rent a rug steamer that was returned for insufficient funds Nov. 27 at Rental Corral, 1525 North Hermitage Road, police said.

• Michael I. Fanjkutic, 33, of 1239 Sherman Ave., Sharon, has been charged with simple assault for throwing a woman to the ground, holding her by the throat, pouring laundry detergent on her head and face and stepping on her stomach at 5:53 p.m. April 6 in the 4000 block  Hermitage Hills Boulevard, police said.

• Keith C. Scott, 38, of 1198 George St. Ext., Sharon, has been charged with possession Diazepam without a prescription, possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia and driving under suspension for items found on him when he was stopped for a traffic violation and police discovered a warrant for his arrest at 11:49 p.m. April 5 at South Hermitage and Longview roads, police said.

• Lynda M. Miller, 57, of 140 Clinton St., Greenville, has been charged with theft and summary retail theft for allegedly stealing a lawn chair and taking it to the service desk for a $33 refund at 8:44 p.m. Feb. 20 at Walmart, 1275 N. Hermitage Road, police said.

• Key Airia M. Madison, 20, of 1590 Parke Drive, Hermitage, has been charged with possession of marijuana for pot found in a video movie case at 9:02 a.m. March 26 at home, police said. Police obtained her consent to search her apartment for guns and ammunition after police received a shots-fired call and the actors were believed to have entered her apartment, police said.

• Melonie M. Boles, 37, of 333 Quinby St., Sharon, has been charged with possession of marijuana and paraphernalia for having a pill bottle of pot on her when police gave her a ride home from where her pickup and broken down at 2:59 a.m. March 29 on Anita Drive, police said.

• Gianna R. Tartaglia, 20, of 12 Clarksville St., Greenville, and Dylan A. Miodrag, 21, of 295 Hamburg Road, Delaware Township, each have been charged with misdemeanor retail theft for allegedly stealing a memory card, a DVD and other items at 1:12 p.m. March 28 at Walmart, 1275 N. Hermitage Road, police said. The couple was in a car stopped for speeding at 3:15 p.m. at North Water Avenue and Orangeville Road, and police found the memory card and a syringe on Tartaglia, a passenger, police said. She was charged with receiving stolen property and possession of drug paraphernalia.

• Anthony J. Lapa, 29, of Harrisville, has been charged with theft for returning a stolen mattress cover for a $138 refund March 8 from Walmart, 1275 N. Hermitage Road, police said. Chelsea L. Weber, 25, of Harrisville, has been charged with misdemeanor retail theft for stealing the cover, police said.

• Sonya K. Townsend, 46, of 302 Sherman Ave., Sharon, has been charged with theft for stealing $2,075 cash and $13,790 in checks from her landlord’s office, George-White Properties, 3135 Highland Road, on March 25, police said.

• Thomas A. Reed Jr., 27, of New Castle, has been charged with theft for stealing a car, a wallet, jewelry, a cellular telephone and other items from three people between 6 and 8:30 a.m. March 30 on Parke Drive, police said. Reed was arrested later in the day in the car by New  Castle police, and had marijuana and drug paraphernalia on him, police said.

• Timothy C. Hinson, 35, of 21 Franklin St., Greenville, has been charged with receiving stolen property, theft and access device fraud for using a man’s Giant Eagle advantage card without permission to obtain $101 in free gasoline under the Fuel Perks program at 2:15 p.m. March 26 at GetGo, 2285 E. State St., police said. Hinson used to work for GetGo and might have stolen a key ring Advantage card when the man made a purchase some time ago, police said.

• Forrest J. Pendel, 21, of 1625 George St. Ext., Hermitage, has been charged with possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia and driving without an inspection sticker for having a pill bottle of pot when he was stopped for a traffic violation at 11:44 a.m. March 29 at Thornton Avenue and Forker Boulevard, police said.

Jefferson Township

• Eric T. Mong, 50, of 10 E. Greenville Drive, Greenville, was arrested April 6 on Route 58 on charges of driving a car that did not have an ignition interlock device and speeding, police said.

Mercer

• Heather E. Mathieson, 20, of 889 Scrubgrass Road, Findley Township, has been charged with possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia for items found in her former apartment March 31 in the 300 block of Brandy Springs Apartments, police said. Police said they received a tip that Mathieson was selling drugs from the apartment, approached her, and obtained her consent to search the apartment.

Sharon

• The owner of a vacant house on Saturday afternoon reported  the theft of copper plumbing and a hot water tank from the house in the 500 block of Spruce Avenue, police said.

• Someone apparently stole gas in a theft reported at about 7 a.m. Saturday. A resident of the 900 block of Bechtel Avenue told police someone had siphoned the gas from a $90-fill up of the tank of his pickup while it was parked overnight at his home.

Southwest Mercer County Regional

• Jodell A. Howell, 27, of 930 Hamilton Ave., Farrell, has been charged with possession crack cocaine and drug paraphernalia, driving under suspension and a parking violation for having a rock of crack and a digital scale in his car at 10:38 p.m. Wednesday at George Street and Fruit Avenue, Farrell, police said. Agents of Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole assisted.

• Marlon L. Howard, 31, of New Castle, has been charged with aggravated and simple assault, burglary and criminal trespass for forcing his way into a home at 6:15 p.m. March 27 in the 900 block of Market Avenue, Farrell, and punching a man and slamming him into a wall, police said. The victim was treated at a local hospital for head and torso injuries, police said. Howard went to the home to confront the man about an incident involving a relative of Howard, police said.

• A total of 160 scrap metal couplers were stolen from American Cap, 15 Church St., Wheatland, said police, who were notified at 10:07 a.m. Friday.

• Ocossie E. Bradley, 41, of 798 Stambaugh Ave., Farrell, was arrested at 5:29 p.m. Saturday in the 700 block of Idaho Street, Farrell, on charges of possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia for items found on him, police said. Police said they were on foot patrol when they saw Bradley trying to hide something, police said.

State police

• Someone walked into  the Delaware Township home of Rachel and Steven Locke in a burglary between 6 and 10:30 p.m. Saturday on River Road, police said.

Stolen items included a television, camera and jar of change. There was no forced entry, police said.

• The driver wasn’t hurt but he was cited after falling asleep and running his vehicle off the road at about 1 p.m. Friday in Greene Township, police said.

Chad M. Carothers, 38, Jamestown, missed a curve on Kinsman Road, sheared a utility pole and his SUV wound up in a field, police said.

Carothers was cited for careless driving, police said.

• Gregory A. Wilson faces charges after injuring another man at about 11:30 p.m. Thursday in East Lackawannock Township, police said.

Wilson injured the hand of Donald J. Wilson Sr., of 8419 Sharon Mercer Road. The younger man was charged with simple assault and harassment, police said.

• Waldemar Cydzik, 62, of Bayonne, N.J., has been charged with accident involving damage to attended vehicle, careless driving and an entering roadway violation for pulling his eastbound tractor-trailer into the lane of a car, causing the car to hit the truck, and failing to stop, at 7:50 a.m. Friday in Shenango Township, police said. A bystander involved in a similar incident with Cydzik in Ohio followed the truck until police could catch up, police said.

• Calvin E. Brodish Jr., 52, of 1337 Hofius Lane, Hermitage, has been charged with false statement and unsworn falsification for writing on an application to purchase a firearm that he had never been subject to an involuntary mental health evaluation, police said. Brodish was evaluated twice in 2005, police said.

• Russell L. Hamilton, 28, of 1097 Cedar Ave., Sharon, has been charged with forgery and theft for stealing a check from a woman April 4 in the 900 block of Butler Pike, Findley Township, and having a woman cash it for $433, police said.

• Raymond L. Gladd, 67, of 59 Main St., Fredonia, has been charged with forgery and theft for stealing a check from a Fredonia relative and cashing it for $100 at a Coolspring Township store, police said. Corey J. Kradel, 36, of no address, has been charged with theft and access device fraud for cashing checks totaling $7,175 from the same victim between March 7 and 14, police said.

• Ryan P. Toth, 21, of Monroeville, has been charged with statutory sexual assault and corruption of a minor for having sexual contact with a 16-year-old girl Aug. 20 in a car in a parking lot on Route 208, Springfield Township, police said.

• Francis R. Thompson, 39, of Slippery Rock, has been charged with theft for stealing $3,054 from his former employer, Richardson Tree Service, 81 Bend Road, Wilmington Township, between April 1, 2012, and Jan., 27, police said. Thompson returned vehicle parts that he had bought on a company account and kept the money; used a company fleet credit card to buy gas for personal vehicles; pumped gas from company stock tanks into personal vehicles; and bought auto batteries for personal use using on a company account, police said.

• Jesse J. Powell, 25, of 409 Smith Road, Perry Township, has been charged in two cases with forgery, theft and receiving stolen property for stealing three checks from a relative for a total of $234 between Dec. 1 and 9 at the Draw Bar, 626 Hadley Road, Otter Creek Township, and stopping payment on them; and stealing three checks from a Fairview Township man between Dec. 13 and 17 and cashing them for a total of $250, two of them at a Cochranton business, police said.

DRUNKEN DRIVING ARREST

Hermitage

• Frank A. Gargasz, 34, of 155 Fairmont Drive, Hermitage; at 1:58 a.m. April 6 at Hermitage Hills Boulevard and North Keel Ridge Road; also charged with careless driving.

• Reginee L. Whitehead, 26, of 1500 Parke Drive, Hermitage; at 2:11 a.m. April 5 in the 700 block of Roemer Boulevard, Farrell; also charged with false identification and careless driving.

• Brandy E. Kelly, 31, of 6951 E. State St., Hermitage; at 1:04 a.m. April 6 at Clarksville Road and Hofius Lane.

• Gregory J. Whelan, 44, of 3177 Valley View Road, South Pymatuning Township; at 4:47 a.m. April 6 at Valley View and Lamor roads, where his vehicle hit a curb.

• Arthur N. Paige Jr., 38, of 929 Market Ave., Farrell; at 3:04 a.m. March 30 at Longview and Hoezle roads; also charged with unauthorized transfer of registration, running a flashing red signal and a lane violation.

• Cynthia L. Roberts, 41, of 1475 Skyline Drive, Hermitage; at 12:35 a.m. April 3 at North Buhl Farm Drive and Highland Road; also cited for inoperable license plate light.

• Christopher J. Reder, 26, of Hubbard; at 11:43 a.m. March 27 in the 1500 block of East State Street; also charged with following too closely.

• Angela Balint, 22, of 315 Canterbury Court, Sharpsville; at 1:56 a.m. March 29 at South Hermitage Road and Maple Drive; also charged with lane and turn violations.

• Dale M. McKnight, 53, of Pulaski; at 9:50 p.m. March 26 in the 1000 block of North Hermitage Road.

Jefferson Township

• Mary L. Finley, 46, of 340 Bestwick Road, East Lackawannock Township; at 9:25 p.m. March 15 on Route 62; also charged with a broken tail light.

Sharon

• Jeffrey Pennington, 49, Volant; at about 2 a.m. Saturday on East State Street; also cited for traffic violations.

State police

• Gavin A. McGaffic, 30, of Harrisville; at 8:03 p.m. March 15 on Interstate 79 northbound, Findley Township, where his vehicle hit a school bus; also charged with passing and lane violations and careless and reckless driving.

WARRANT ARRESTS

Brookfield

• Thomas  E. Rader III, 24 of 562 Nellie St., Masury, was arrested on a warrant from the Trumbull County Sheriff’s office for failure to appear, police said.

Sharon

• Gloria Guthrie, 35, of 338 Andrew St., turned herself in Friday on a Mercer County district attorney’s warrant for failure to appear.

• Shawn LaCamera, 26, of 640 S. Irvine Ave.; at 9:30 p.m. Friday on a Southwest Mercer County Regional police warrant for failure to pay.

Southwest Mercer County Regional

• Lisa Whisel, 26, of New Castle, at 7:54 a.m. Friday in the 700 block of Hamilton Avenue, Farrell, where she was stopped for a traffic violations; on two Butler County drug-related warrants and a warrant from District Judge Ronald E. Antos, Farrell, for failing to pay.

• Mykel A. Altman, 20, of Youngstown, at 5:53 p.m. Friday at Emerson Avenue and Union Street, where he was stooped for a traffic violation, on a Sharon warrant for failing to appear.

• Harold S. Brownlee, also known as Harold Hooten, 37, of 725 Baldwin Ave., Sharon; at 8:05 p.m. Saturday in the 700 block of Idaho Street, Farrell, where his vehicle was stopped for a traffic violation, on a warrant for failing to appear in court.

• Justin J. Johnson, 27, of 1010 Hamilton Ave., Farrell, at 9:13 p.m. Saturday in the 700 block of Idaho Street, Farrell, on a warrant for failing to pay.

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