Police arrest 2 women
SHARON, Pa. --Police arrested a Fourth Avenue woman on a fugitive from justice warrant and then arrested her mother on a charge of hindering police in their attempt to arrest her daughter.
Police said they went to the home of Desiree DeJulia, 21, around 11:55 p.m. Saturday to serve a Trumbull County warrant charging her with being a fugitive from justice.
She failed to show up for a parole violation hearing, police said, noting she was on parole in an assault case.
When police got to the home, her mother, Wanda DeJulia, 41, who also lives there, at first refused to allow officers into the house and then gave false information on her daughter's whereabouts.
Both women were arraigned before District Justice Ruth French. Wanda DeJulia was released on her own recognizance on a charge of hindering apprehension. Desiree DeJulia was lodged in Mercer County Jail with bond set at $25,000 pending extradition to Ohio.
Pa. storms cut power
CLARK, Pa. -- More than 6,000 Pennsylvania Power Co. customers lost their electrical service Sunday during storms which passed through western Pennsylvania.
Spokesman Randy Coleman said more than 400 people in Mercer and Beaver counties were still without service this morning but that all power was expected to be restored by noon today.
Most of those outages were in the Hermitage and Mercer areas in Mercer County, but there were about 30 people without service in the Darlington area of northern Beaver County.
Coleman said lightning strikes hitting transmission lines, substations, distribution lines and individual service lines were the main causes of power loss and a large number of poles and transformers had to be replaced.
More than 70 percent of the affected customers had their power back by 5 p.m. Sunday, Coleman said, noting the first calls about storm damage began coming in at 11:30 a.m.
Teen pleads guilty
PITTSBURGH -- Jeremiah Zane Bish, 19, of Enon Valley pleaded guilty in federal court to one count of conspiracy and one count of manufacturing counterfeit currency before Robert J. Cindrich, United States district justice.
Tina M. Oberdorf, an assistant U.S. attorney, said that Bish, along with another man, manufactured counterfeit money Sept. 27 and 28, 2000. They then divided the money and some was given to a third man, court records said.
The three spent the counterfeit money at various New Castle area businesses, court documents say. Charges are pending against the other men. Bish will be sentenced Sept. 21 in Pittsburgh and faces up to 20 years in prison and up to a $500,000 fine.
Minivan crashes on I-79
SANDY LAKE, Pa. -- State police said seven people in a minivan escaped serious injury when the vehicle overturned and caught fire along Interstate 79 in Lake Township.
Police said Lori Ann Kallams of Pittsburgh was driving the van north at 11:30 a.m. Sunday when the vehicle swerved out of control on the rain-slickened highway, struck a small tree and then rolled over a hill, coming to rest on its side and catching fire, police said.
Kallams and her six passengers, all children between ages 4 and 15, were wearing seat belts or were in child restraint seats. Two of the children, ages 4 and 6, suffered minor injuries. Everyone got out safely, police said.
Robbery at Dairy Mart
HERMITAGE, Pa. -- Police said a man armed with a knife took a small amount of cash from the Dairy Mart convenience store at 400 N. Buhl Farm Drive. A clerk told police that a man walked into the store around 3:45 p.m., pulled a knife and demanded cash.
The robber was described as being black, in his mid-30s, about 5 feet 11 inches tall with a thin build, short hair and a light mustache. He had what appeared to be a nickle-sized birthmark on his upper right cheek, police said.
Knives, fireworks taken
HILLSVILLE, Pa. -- Pennsylvania State Police seized fireworks and spring-loaded knives from a vendor at Michaelangelo's Flea Market on U.S. Route 422 Sunday morning.
Police said any knife or cutting instrument that extends the blade by spring, switch or push button is an illegal weapon in Pennsylvania. Also, fireworks that explode, such as firecrackers or bottle rockets, are illegal. Charges against the vendor are pending a review by the Lawrence County district attorney's office.