Grove City

• An Enclave Drive woman reported that someone damaged the back window of her 2011 Chevrolet Malibu while it was parked in her driveway on Oct. 23 or 24. Anyone with information is asked to call police at 724-458-7925. 

• An Enclave Drive woman reported at 4:57 p.m. Oct. 25 that someone broke into her home between 6 p.m. Oct. 23 and 4:30 p.m. Oct. 25. Anyone with information is asked to call police. 

• Donald James Kotch, 24, of 511 Lincoln Ave., Grove City, was charged with aggravated indecent assault and indecent assault following an investigation that he allegedly had sexual contact with a 15-year-old girl in June, police said.

Pine Township

• One person was hurt after a Pine Township Engine Company truck crashed on the night of Nov. 1 after returning from a call to assist with a structure fire.

The truck hit an icy patch while taking a sharp curve downhill. The driver tried to avoid crashing, but the truck slid into a ditch and hillside, according to a post on the department’s Facebook page.

There were four people in the truck, and they were all wearing seatbelts. One person was taken to a hospital for treatment of minor injuries.

That truck will be out of service until further notice.

State police, Mercer

• A 57-year-old Pine Township man lost $500 after an email scam involving naked photos of himself, police said.

The man told police on Nov. 1 that he had sent naked photos of himself to an unknown suspect, who then threatened to send the pictures to the man’s wife unless he paid $500.

The man sent the suspect $500 in Amazon and iTunes gift cards via email. The man said he had never met the suspect, police said.

• The Landmark Hotel, Springfield Township, was cited in October by the Pennsylvania State Police Bureau of Liquor Control Enforcement following several violations related to the COVID-19 pandemic guidelines for businesses in the restaurant and retail food service industry, police said.

The business did not require all customers to wear face masks while entering, exiting or walking through the building; they didn’t provide face masks for employees; and they didn’t require employees to wear face masks at all times.

Also, the business allowed a patron to be served or seated at the bar and sold or served alcohol for consumption on-site in a transaction that did not include a meal; those incidents reportedly happened on Sept. 1, 2 and 18, police said.


Grove City

• Wayne Grossman, 63, of 456 Log Cemetery Road, Harrisville; at 232 p.m. Oct. 27 after a traffic stop for a red light violation on South Center Street at West Pine Street; charged with driving under the influence of marijuana, police said.

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

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