11-year-old girl hit by car while riding bike



SHARON — An 11-year-old Farrell girl was hit by a car while riding her bike Friday evening in Sharon, police said.

Police said the girl was riding south in the wrong lane on Cedar Avenue and did not stop at a stop sign and was hit by a car driven by Michael Dessaw, 22, of Hermitage, traveling west on George Street.

Police said the girl was flown to Children’s Hospital, Pittsburgh, for treatment of moderate injuries. A spokesman for the hospital said she was discharged on Sunday.

Dessaw is not charged with anything, police said.

Man charged with credit card scam, gun theft



HERMITAGE — A Sharpsville man has been charged with crimes such as burglary and forgery for two incidents in Hermitage, police said.

Richard O. Grimm, 42, of 139 15th St., was charged with forgery, access device fraud and identity theft for using a couple’s personal information to open three credit card accounts in their names and using them to make charges totaling $4,739 at Lowe’s, 3000 Glimcher Blvd., Citizen’s Bank, 3390 E. State St., and Giant Eagle, 2365 E. State St., police said.

Grimm also stole a .22-caliber rifle, two chainsaws, a saber saw and a weed trimmer between March 1 and April 16 from a barn at 2245 Valley View Road, police said. He sold the rifle April 2 at Elite Firearms, 1400 N. Hermitage Road, police said. Grimm was charged with burglary, theft and receiving stolen property.

Grimm agreed to have all charges held for court at a preliminary hearing Friday before District Judge Ronald E. Antos, Farrell, and was taken to Mercer County Jail after failing to post bond.

Cops: Man on the run stole woman’s shorts



SHARON — A man faces charges after he ran from police during a traffic stop Friday in Sharon and hid inside a nearby home, Sharon police said.

Ramon DuSean Jackson, 31, of 300 W. State St., Sharon, was charged with burglary, criminal trespassing, theft and receiving stolen property after Sharon police found him inside a home in the 300 block of East Budd Street, police said.

Sharon police said state police tried to pull over a car about 8:20 p.m. in the 200 block of Florence Street and Jackson jumped out of the car and ran.

Police said they set up a perimeter and tracked him into a home where the owners were just arriving home. The owners let police inside and found Jackson hiding in clothes that didn’t match the description of the man who ran, police said.

Clothes fitting that description were found along the path from the car to the home, police said, and the female homeowner said Jackson was wearing a pair of her shorts when they brought him out of the home, at which time the state trooper also identified him as the man who ran from the traffic stop.

Jackson was taken to Mercer County Jail and held on a parole detainer, police said.

Rash of car break-ins, thefts reported



SHARON, SHARPSVILLE — Police said 17 vehicles were burglarized overnight Friday in Sharon and Sharpsville.

Thirteen unlocked cars were entered in the area of Kohler and Victory drives in Sharpsville, police said. Stolen items include an iPod, DVD player, several checkbooks, a global-position system, numerous CDs, change and cash, police said.

Four vehicles in the 1200 and 1300 blocks of Stanton Avenue had a total of about $150 in change and cash taken and a chainsaw valued at $900 was taken from one, police said. It was unclear Monday how many of those vehicles were locked, police said.

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