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Police Reports

These items were collected from various police departments:

Buffalo Twp

Dec. 10 — Bradley S. Shoemaker, 25, was charged with a first-offense DUI in relation to an incident that occurred Nov. 20.

Police said they responded to a vehicle accident at the intersection of South Pike Road and Sarver Road, where a vehicle was on fire in the front yard of a residence. Police said Shoemaker was at the scene and related that he had been drinking. Police said Shoemaker confessed to speeding, running a red light and hitting a tractor trailer truck. Police said Shoemaker’s truck flipped and caught on fire.

Middlesex Twp

Jan. 12 — Matthew Senopole, 36, of Butler was charged with simple assault and harassment in relation to an incident that occurred in Penn Township.

Police said they responded to a call of domestic abuse at Senopole’s home. Police said the caller reported Senopole slapping her and pinning her to a bed. Police said the caller got into her vehicle and Senopole forced his way in and began to punch her in the face repeatedly.

State Police, Butler

Jan. 18 — Anthony E. Bennett, 20, of Washington, was charged with misdemeanor DUI, marijuana possession and drug paraphernalia possession, related to an Aug. 29 traffic stop on New Castle Road in Worth Township.

Police said they stopped the vehicle for crossing lines on the road and suspended registration. Police said they smelled marijuana in the vehicle, and field sobriety tests showed Bennett was impaired.

Police said they found marijuana and paraphernalia in the center console, and a later blood test showed marijuana in Bennett’s system.

Jan. 18 — Carl D. Peak, 41, of New Castle, was arrested and charged with misdemeanor criminal mischief and disorderly conduct, related to an incident at Adams Manufacturing, 2040 New Castle Road in Muddy Creek Township.

Police said they found a Jeep with five of its eight windows damaged. Police said witnesses showed troopers video of Peak jumping up and down on the vehicle and punching out the windows before fleeing from the scene.

Jan. 18 — William J. Sherbondy, 36, of Baden, was charged with felony drug sales as well as misdemeanor drug and paraphernalia possession, related to a Sept. 22 controlled buy.

Police said an informant bought suspected morphine from Sherbondy.

Jan. 18 — Andrew T. Smith, 60, of New Castle, was charged with DUI following a Jan. 4 single-vehicle crash on Interstate 79 South, near mile marker 94.8 in Muddy Creek Township.

Police said they found a vehicle rolled onto its roof, and Smith was flown by medical helicopter to Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh. Police said they suspected Smith of being intoxicated.

Police said a later blood test showed Smith’s blood-alcohol content at .162%, and in Pennsylvania a level of .08% or greater is considered intoxicated.

Jan. 15 — Jordan T. McDaniels, 28, of Pittsburgh, was charged with felony robbery and theft as well as misdemeanor simple assault, related to an alleged assault and theft of a vehicle from a Winfield Township home.

Police said a female friend of McDaniels told troopers that he was helping her move when he started punching her repeatedly in the face. She told police McDaniels then took her car keys and fled from the home.

Police said they later arrested McDaniels and recovered the vehicle without incident.

According to court documents, McDaniels waived his right to a preliminary hearing Jan. 19, and he remains in Butler County Prison on $2,500 bond.

Jan. 14 — Dean A. Convery, 52, of Prospect, was charged in relation to alleged gunshots fired Jan. 13 on the 1000 block of New Castle Road in Prospect.

Police said they spoke with a tenant renting a home from Convery. The tenant told police she and Convery argued and when she went inside she heard two gunshots from outside.

Police said Convery admitted to the argument and said as he walked away he fired two shots in the air from a pistol out of frustration.

Jan. 6 — Jordan B. Heim, 25, of Bairdford, was charged with filing a false report and abandoning a vehicle on private property in relation to an incident that occurred Dec. 27 in Center Township.

Police said Heim reported his all terrain vehicle missing from behind his residence. Police said it was discovered that Heim lied about the vehicle’s location several times.

Police said the vehicle previously had been towed from a business neighboring Heim’s residence after Heim had parked it there without permission.