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POLICE, FIRE

Farrell police

• John Fitzgerald McLean, 55, of 613 Emerson Ave., Farrell, was charged with possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia during a traffic stop at 9:06 a.m. Oct. 23 in the 1000 block of Sharon New Castle Road. Police said they found 2.4 grams of a substance suspected to be marijuana in a small plastic bag corner.

• Aaron Thomas Pisegna, 36, of 575 S. Eighth St., Sharpsville, was charged with possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia after a traffic stop at 5:42 p.m. Oct. 19 at Sharon New Castle Road and Stambaugh Avenue. Police said they found 3.7 grams of a white powdery substance suspected to be cocaine.

• Shantel T. Townsend, 26, of 228 Mesabi St., Sharon, was charged with possession of marijuana at 12:25 a.m. Oct. 20 after police said he was found with a cigar wrapper that contained a brown leafy substance identified as THC, police said.

Grove City police

• Kayleann Priester, 18, Grove City, was charged with possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia after police responded to a call for drug activity at 2:06 p.m. Oct. 16 in the 1300 block of West Main Street.

Hempfield Township police

• Morgan N. McConnell, 28, homeless, was charged with unauthorized use of a motor vehicle after a reported incident at 10 p.m. Oct. 15 in the sub-100 block of Leech Road, Greenville. Police said she borrowed a vehicle and did not return it to its owner. The vehicle was found in her possession in Farrell, police said.

• Joy L. Reda, 42, Greenville, was charged with fleeing and eluding a police officer after a reported incident at 3:29 p.m. Oct. 9 on Fredonia Road. Police said she failed to stop for a police officer in a marked police vehicle with lights and sirens activated for a traffic violation.

• Jeremy Hays, 18, Greenville, was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia after a reported incident at 6:43 p.m. Oct. 11 in a Hempfield Township residence, police said.

• Devin K. Hamilton, 24, of 23 Taylor St., Greenville, was charged with unauthorized use of a motor vehicle and driving while operating privilege is suspended or revoked after police said he took a car and wrecked it about 12:53 a.m. Oct. 2 on High Road, West Salem Township.

• Kami A. Nevin, 18, of 395 Mercer Road, Greenville, was charged with two counts of possession of a firearm with the manufacturer number altered, two counts of unlicensed carrying of firearms, two counts of manufacture, delivery or possession with intent to deliver and two counts of intentional possession of a controlled substance by a person not registered after a search of Nevin’s vehicle uncovered a handgun, eight plastic bags of marijuana, a plastic bag containing a white powdery substance consistent with cocaine, and a digital scale with marijuana flakes on it.

Hermitage police

• Memphis Ervin Sistrunk, 20, of 1408 Glenwood Dr., Sharon, was charged with assault after a reported incident at 6:31 p.m. Oct. 20 in the 2000 block of East State Street. Police said he was accused of hitting a woman in the ear with a cell phone, causing a gash that required stitches.

• Tyshawn A. Root, 19, of 1535 Parke Drive, Apartment 1D, Hermitage, was charged with assault and disorderly conduct after a reported incident at 7:20 p.m. Oct. 14 at 1375 Bolde Drive, Hermitage. Police said he hit a man and grappled with him in a parking lot, causing cuts and swelling to the victim’s face, arms and legs.

• John Robert Bottenfield, 54, of 985 S. Keel Ridge Road, Hermitage, was charged with access device fraud and identity theft after police said he obtained a credit card in another person’s name without their authorization and used it to purchase $15,000 in goods between July 1 and Oct. 3.

• Manish Kumar Kochhar, 29, of 1202 French St., Farrell, was charged with possession with intent to deliver, possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia after a search warrant was served Oct. 15 at his residence. During the search police said they found two separate clear bags that contained 41 grams and 50 grams of marijuana, and a green and blue rubber container that contained 13 grams of a substance suspected to be THC wax, a digital scale, a marijuana grinder and a box of sandwich bags.

• Timothy J. Cornelious, 53, of 556 Spencer Ave., Sharon, was charged with theft at 7:31 a.m. Oct. 7 at a business on Buhl Farm Drive after police said he took two donation jars for Akron Children’s Hospital containing about $400.

• Jeremy Lamar Perkins, 29, of 810 Arlington Ave., New Castle, was charged with possession of paraphernalia, possession of marijuana and carrying firearms without a license at 2:02 a.m. Oct. 18 at Haywood Street. Police said he possessed a small amount of marijuana and was carrying a handgun in his glove box.

• Chuck Gerald Chism Jr., 29, of 802 Sankey, Apartment A, New Castle, after a reported incident at 2:02 a.m. Oct. 18 at Haywood and Homer streets. He was charged with obstructing the administration of law after police said he refused to exit his vehicle after police ordered him to.

Greenville-West Salem police

• Gage Lintz, 22, of 523 Moore St., Hubbard, Ohio, was charged with loitering and prowling at nighttime and having an accident involving damage to an unattended vehicle after police said a car Lintz was driving crashed at 2:34 p.m. Sept. 19 on Vernon Road, Greenville.

• Jon Michael Adams, 18, of 395 Mercer Road, Greenville, was charged with forgery after police said they found a counterfeit $100 bill during a search of Adams’ residence at 2:49 p.m. Aug. 13.

• Edward Lee Hammons III, 18, of 21 N. Second St., Greenville, was charged with theft by unlawful taking of movable property after police said Hammons took a digital speaker, a drawstring back pack and a cell phone charger, with a total value of $75, from a juvenile at 10:40 p.m. Sept. 30 at Hammons’ residence.

WARRANT ARRESTS

Grove City

• William Brest II, 54, Grove City, at 3 p.m. Sept. 30 in the 1300 block of West Main Street on a warrant out of Mercer County Common Pleas court for failure to appear, police said. He was taken to Mercer County Jail.

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

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