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POLICE NEWS

State police

• Gage Hicks, 27, of Grove City, was charged with criminal mischief after police said Hicks broke a house window valued at $145 during an argument July 26 at 18 E. Valcourt Road, Liberty Township.

• Megan McIntyre, 41, of Oakdale, and Chelsey Thompson, 28, of Mercer, were charged with harassment after police said they fought at 2:32 p.m. July 25 at South Center Street and Mercer-Butler Pike, Springfield Township.

• Stephen Benning, 34, of Grove City, was charged with harassment after police said he pushed a victim to the floor at 8:53 p.m. July 27 at 1320 W. Main St., Pine Township.

• Raleigh Joe Thompson, 33, was charged with intentional possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia after he police said he pulled into his residence at 11:49 a.m. July 27 at 7979 Lamor Road, Jefferson Township, and fled on foot after police initiated a traffic stop. Police said he left behind paraphernalia, drug manufacturing material and a substance suspected to be heroin.

• Amanda Tejeda, 31, and Jose Jesus Valdez, 18, were charged with possession with intent to deliver after police said an officer stopped to check on their disabled vehicle Aug. 4 on Interstate 80 in Wolf Creek Township, and found a large amount of marijuana, and substances suspected to be cocaine and ecstasy inside their vehicle.

• Ceara Bartosh, 21, of Slippery Rock, was charged with DUI and possession of drugs and drug paraphernalia, and Austin Turner, 21, of Volant, was charged with possession of drugs and drug paraphernalia after police said a traffic stop of Bartosh’s vehicle at 2:38 a.m. Aug. 2 on Thompson Road in Findley Township revealed marijuana, THC vape cartridges and drug paraphernalia .

• Eddie Summerlin, 27, of Greenville, was arrested on a warrant after police said a traffic stop of his vehicle at 6:39 p.m. June 25 on North Hermitage Road in Clark revealed a small amount of marijuana. 

• Counterfeit bills were reported being used at the Grove City Outlets at 5 p.m. July 11 in Springfield Township.

• Brian Myers, 46, of Stoneboro, is charged with aggravated animal cruelty after police said he cut the tail off a 3-month-old cat around July 14 at 10 Railroad St., Stoneboro.

• A Mercer resident told police he had an unauthorized charge of $952.90 withdrawn from a bank account at 2:53 p.m. July 17 in East Lackawannock Township.

• A Slippery Rock resident told police the tailgate was stolen off of a 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 between 5 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Aug. 6 in a dirt parking lot across from the Country Fair gas station at 1843 S. Center St. Ext., Grove City.

• Kevin Gills, 55, of Grove City, was charged with disorderly conduct after police said he directed foul language toward the manager of a Sheetz at 5:51 p.m. Aug. 6 at 1526 W. Main St., Pine Township.

• Preston Currie, 18, of New Castle, was charged with concealing the whereabouts of a child and corruption of minors after police said he kept a missing 15-year-old Grove City girl at his residence while she was reported missing from 3 a.m. July 15 through 3 p.m. July 19 in New Castle.

• Police received a report of sexual assault involving two juvenile males at 3:06 p.m. July 27 in Pine Township.

DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE ARRESTS

Farrell police

• Jodi L. Iwanejko, 52, of 29 W. 10th St., Greenville, at 11:30 p.m. July 20 in the 1000 block of Sharon-New Castle Road.

Hermitage police

• Austin Bailey Pistorius, 19, of 10 Zahniser Road, Mercer, at 8:12 a.m. July 25 at the Shenango Valley Freeway and Maple Drive. Also charged with possession of 4.5 grams of marijuana and possession of a controlled substance for having an Alprozolam pill in a plastic container.

State police 

• George Latkey, 42, of Grove City, at 11:18 p.m. July 29 after a crash at in the 300 block of Irishtown Road, Pine Township.

WARRANT ARRESTS

Sharon police

• Michael Clavelli, 39, of 40 Beechwood Ave., Wheatland, at 12:11 p.m. July 24 at 1217 Hall Ave. for a warrant for possession of a controlled substance.

• Ronnie R. Adams Jr., 23, of 643 Dutch Lane, Hermitage, at 4:07 p.m. July 25 at 155 W. Connelly Blvd. for a warrant from the district attorney’s office for having a prohibited offensive weapon.

• Kenneth C. Peterson, 35, of 203 Orchard St., Sharon, at 9:09 a.m. July 26 at 1217 Hall Ave., for a warrant for failure to provide accurate information.

• Angelina Fisher, 25, of 14 E. Elm St., Tamaqua, at 1:24 p.m. July 26 at 740 E. State St.

• Thomas John Burke, 34, of 1388 W. Middlesex Road, Mercer, at 8:53 a.m. July 27 at East State Street and Buhl Boulevard for a warrant for simple assault. 

EDITOR’S NOTE: These reports are taken from police files and do not indicate guilt or innocence.

COURTS

District Judge 

Mary Ann Odem, Farrell

PRELIMINARY HEARINGS

 • Jawuan Desmond Hawkins, 23, Sharon, pleaded guilty to Farrell police charges of possession of drug paraphernalia; possession of a controlled substance charge withdrawn; sentenced to an alternate sentence in which the defendant agrees to forfeit any and all rights to a Smith and Wesson 40 caliber pistol and $111 recovered in the case for a plea deal, $100 fine and court costs.

• Shamika N. Dubois, 35, Youngstown, Ohio; Hermitage police charges of retail theft and conspiracy held for court; released on unsecured bail.

• Joshua Thomas Miller, 31, Hermitage; Hermitage police charge of retail theft held for court; taken to Mercer County Jail after he failed to post bond.

• Hassan Rahman Carmon, 41, Farrell, pleaded guilty to Hermitage police charge of disorderly conduct; assault and harassment charges withdrawn; sentenced to $100 fine and court costs.

• Anthony Edward Staph, 55, New Castle, pleaded guilty to a Hermitage police charge of theft; retail theft charge withdrawn; sentenced to one year probation and court costs.

• Eric Vincent Domascieno, 25, Farrell, pleaded guilty to Farrell police charges of disorderly conduct; assault and harassment charges withdrawn; sentenced to one year probation, drug and alcohol evaluation, $100 fine and court costs.

• Merle James Cornell Jr., 49, Meadville, pleaded guilty to Hermitage police charge of theft; retail theft charge withdrawn; sentenced to one year probation, a $225 fine, $213 restitution and court costs.

• Daron Edward Barnes, 26, New Castle, pleaded guilty to Hermitage police charge of possession of a controlled substance; possession of drug paraphernalia charge withdrawn; sentenced to $100 fine and court costs.

• Nautika Moss, 19, Farrell; Hermitage police charges of theft held for court; released on unsecured bail.

• Stephanie E. Coutryer, 34, Farrell; Farrell police charges of indecent assault of a person less than 13 years of age held for court; released on unsecured bail.

• Cara B. Austin, 54, Sharon; Hermitage police charge of driving under the influence charge held for court; released on nonmonetary bond.

• Tyler Jordan Nicolls, 28, New Castle; Hermitage police charges of terroristic threats, bomb threats and false reports held for court; released on unsecured bail.

• Durrell James Ford, 32, Farrell; Hermitage police charges of retail theft and possessing an instrument of crime charges held for court; released on own recognizance.

• Andre Palmer, 46, Farrell; Hermitage police charges of resisting arrest and public drunkenness held for court; taken to Mercer County Jail and posted bond 11 days later.

• Austin Isiah Felix, 19, Hubbard, Ohio; Hermitage police charges of fleeing or attempting to elude officer, driving under the influence of a controlled substance and three traffic violations waived for court; released on unsecured bail.

• Joshua Alan Baker, 22, Sharon; Hermitage police charge of driving under the influence of a controlled substance held for court; released on unsecured bail.

• Gary Clyde Keeley III, 32, Hermitage; Hermitage police charge of retail theft held for court; released on unsecured bail.

• Cleveland William Austin, 42, Sharon; Hermitage police charges of driving under the influence and a traffic violation held for court.

• Jawuan Desmond Hawkins, 23, Sharon, pleaded guilty to Farrell police charges of possession of drug paraphernalia; possession of a controlled substance charge withdrawn; sentenced to an alternate sentence in which the defendant agrees to forfeit any and all rights to a Smith and Wesson 40 caliber pistol and $111 recovered in the case for a plea deal, $100 fine and court costs.

• Cherelle Latrice Wiley, 30, Hermitage, pleaded guilty to Hermitage police charge of disorderly conduct; simple assault, terroristic threats charges and a traffic violation withdrawn; sentenced to one year probation, $100 fine and court costs.

• Roy C. Campbell, 57, Farrell; Farrell police charges of unlawful restraint, false imprisonment, assault and harassment held for court; released on unsecured bail.

• Ashley Glenna Mae Blackwell, 35, Youngstown, Ohio; Hermitage police charges of retail theft and conspiracy held for court; released on unsecured bail.

• Shamika N. Dubois, 35, Youngstown, Ohio; Hermitage police charges of retail theft and conspiracy held for court; released on unsecured bail.

• Joshua Thomas Miller, 31, Hermitage; Hermitage police charge of retail theft held for court; taken to Mercer County Jail after he failed to post bond.

• Cody Michael Miller, 27, Hermitage; Hermitage police charge of retail theft held for court; taken to Mercer County Jail after he failed to post bond.

• John Lee Murchison, 47, Sharon; Hermitage police charges of accident involving death or person injured and two traffic violations held for court; released on unsecured bail.

• Philip D. Robbins, 33, Sharon; Hermitage police charges of accident involving damage to an attended vehicle and three traffic violations held for court; released on unsecured bail.

• Davon Lashawn Tindall, 24, Sharon; Hermitage police charges of prohibited possession of a firearm and carrying a firearm without a license held for court; taken to Mercer County Jail and posted bond a day later.

• Ferdinando Luigi Regna, 24, Sharon; Farrell police charges of burglary, trespass, possessing an instrument of crime, attempted theft and theft held for court; taken to Mercer County Jail for failing to post bond.

• Erika J. Zappa, 41, Sharpsville, pleaded guilty to a Hermitage police charge of theft; retail theft charge withdrawn; released on unsecured bail.

• James R. Jackson Sr., 29, Sharon, pleaded guilty to Hermitage police of possession of drug paraphernalia; marijuana possession charge withdrawn; sentenced to court costs.

• Clifton Charles McNair, 23, Hermitage, pleaded guilty to Hermitage police charges of disorderly conduct; endangering the welfare of children charges withdrawn; sentenced to two years probation and court costs.

• Elrico Omar Jones Jr., 27, Farrell, pleaded guilty to Farrell police charges of possession of drug paraphernalia; possession of a controlled substance charge withdrawn; sentenced to one year probation.

• Karissa Malee Shirk, 27, Sharpsville, pleaded guilty to Farrell police charge of possession of drug paraphernalia; obstruction of administration of law charge withdrawn; sentenced to one year probation and court costs.

• Matthew Brian Voytik, 23, Hermitage; Hermitage police charges of disorderly conduct moved to non-traffic; possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia charges withdrawn; released on own recognizance.

• Gary Clyde Keeley III, 32, Hermitage; Hermitage police charge of retail theft held for court; released on unsecured bail.

• Cleveland William Austin, 42, Sharon; Hermitage police charges of driving under the influence and a traffic violation held for court.

• Roy C. Campbell, 57, Farrell; Farrell police charges of unlawful restraint, false imprisonment, assault and harassment held for court; released on unsecured bail.

• Ashley Glenna Mae Blackwell, 35, Youngstown, Ohio; Hermitage police charges of retail theft and conspiracy held for court; released on unsecured bail.

• Cherelle Latrice Wiley, 30, Hermitage, pleaded guilty to Hermitage police charge of disorderly conduct; simple assault, terroristic threats charges and a traffic violation withdrawn; sentenced to one year probation, $100 fine and court costs.

District Judge 

Dennis M. Songer, Sharon

PRELIMINARY HEARINGS

• Mia Rose Guerino, 19, Sharon; Sharon police charge of assault withdrawn.

• Maria Grazia Donatelli, 52, Boardman, Ohio; Sharon police charges of driving under the influence and driving under the influence highest rate of blood alcohol waived for court; released on own recognizance.

• Kayla Lynn Wagner-Rushwin, 29, Masury, Ohio, pleaded guilty to Sharpsville police charges of disorderly conduct; assault and harassment charges withdrawn; released on unsecured bail.

• Ossie Emmit Bradley Jr., 47, Hermitage, pleaded guilty to Sharon police charge of defiant trespass; public drunkenness charge withdrawn; sentenced to one year probation, not permitted in Standard Market, fine and court costs.

• Tyrone G. Carter II, 37, Sharon; Sharon police charges of assault and harassment held for court; released on unsecured bail.

• Brenda M. Phillips, 52, of 856 Baldwin Ave., Sharon; Sharon police charges of endangering the welfare of children, driving under the influence and a traffic violation held for court; released on unsecured bail.

•Jordan Patrick Ruddy, 32, of 135 E. Zahnizer Road, Mercer; Sharon police charges of possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia withdrawn.

• Josh Morris, 18, Boardman, Ohio; Sharpsville police charges of driving under the influence of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia and a traffic violation waived for court; released on own recognizance.

• Otis Erwin Sanders, 65, of 200 Orange Drive, Apartment 8, Hermitage; Sharpsville police charges of verifying address as required and Sharon police charges of verifying address as required waived for court; released on unsecured bail.

• Ramone J. Williams, 33, of 709 Lee Ave., Farrell; Sharon police charges of theft and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle held for court; taken to Mercer County Jail after he failed to post bond.

Shawn Thomas Reed, 39, Sharon; Sharon police charge of providing accurate information withdrawn; released on unsecured bail.

• Kayla Renee Morton, 19, of 317 Baldwin Ave., Sharon; Sharon police charges of disorderly conduct moved to non-traffic; assault charges withdrawn; released on bond.

• Danielle Nicole Tharp, 41, of 260 Orange Drive, Apartment 8, Hermitage; Sharon police charges of endangering the welfare of children, reckless endangerment, driving under the influence of a controlled substance and a traffic violation waived for court; released on unsecured bail.

• Billy Wayne Edes II, 25, of 2879 Michael Lane, Hermitage; Sharpsville police charges of assault, disorderly conduct and harassment withdrawn.

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