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Butler Township Police

11:36 p.m. Monday — Two people were hurt in a two-vehicle wreck on Route 422 near Route 8.

The crash happened when Phillip Sweatt, 30, of Evans City lost control of his vehicle and struck a concrete barrier. The vehicle bounced off the barrier and struck another vehicle driven by Alyssa Schaffner, 23, of Slippery Rock.

Sweatt was taken to Butler Memorial Hospital with a head injury. Schaffner’s passenger, John Fox, 23, of Butler was taken to the same hospital with a leg injury. The men’s conditions were not available.

Both vehicles were towed.

Butler County Sheriff’s Office

Friday — Brian M. Hyatt, 39, of Slippery Rock was charged with submitting a state license to carry firearms application March 9 that included answers about his criminal record that were not truthful and were rejected by the Pennsylvania Instant Check System that is run by the state police.

Hyatt is charged with unsworn falsification to authorities.

State Police, Butler

9:55 a.m. Monday — Dallas C. Bowie, 22, of Pittsburgh allegedly punched another person in the face during an incident at The Heights at Slippery Rock apartment complex in Slippery Rock. Police said the victim suffered minor injuries.

Bowie is charged with simple assault and harassment.

March 22 — Police charged Cory F. McDonald, 24, of Slippery Rock Township in connection with a hit-and-run crash this month in Summit Township.

McDonald is accused of rear-ending another vehicle at Route 422 and Bonniebrook Road, and driving away. The other driver was able to get the license plate number of the defendant’s pickup truck, according to court documents.

Police eventually tracked the plate to McDonald. He later allegedly admitted to the wreck.

“He reported he did not stop,” documents said, “because he did not see damage to (the other vehicle) and did not think he needed to stop.”

McDonald is charged with hit-and-run, failing to stop and give information or render aid after an accident, driving a vehicle without insurance, driving at an unsafe speed, following too closely to another vehicle and careless driving.