Washington Co. & Mon Valley Police Beat : Police Beat June 16

June 16, 2017

CALIFORNIA

Charged in crash: Newton E. Sumey Jr., 52, of Brownsville, was charged Tuesday by California police with leaving the scene of a crash after he allegedly backed into a parked vehicle at the Italian Club ballfield on Pennsylvania Avenue June 1. The charge was sent by summons from the office of District Judge Joshua Kanalis.

CANONSBURG

Assault charge: Ryan Fluharty, 20, of 719 Giffen Ave., Canonsburg, was charged this week by Canonsburg police with simple assault and harassment after he allegedly struck a woman May 29. The charges were sent by summons from the office of District Judge David Mark.

Drug arrest: Daniel J. Madden Jr., 27, of 25 Meyers Road, Washington, was arraigned Monday before District Judge David Mark on charges of possession of Suboxone and paraphernalia after he allegedly was found with the suspected drug while on Four Coins Drive May 24. He was placed in Washington County jail on $10,000 bond.

Bad check charge: Tina Carr, 46, of 605 Highland Ave., Canonsburg, was charged this week by Canonsburg police with writing a bad check after she allegedly wrote a bad check for $300 to a management company in the borough Jan. 13. The charge was sent by summons from the office of District Judge David Mark.

CANTON

Man charged: Justice Walden, 22, of 303 Lincoln Terrace, Washington, was charged this week by state police with simple assault, strangulation and harassment. He is accused of hitting another man during a June 2 confrontation on Bel Air Drive, Canton. The charges were sent by summons from the office of District Judge David Mark.

COKEBURG

Fraud charge: Jocelyn A. Bayus, 20, of 30 Lincoln St. was charged Thursday by the state attorney general’s office with insurance fraud and theft by deception. Agents said she allegedly gave a false date for a Sept. 30 crash she was involved in while driving her boyfriend’s car during a time when the insurance had lapsed. The charge will proceed by summons from the office of District Judge Curtis Thompson.

MONESSEN

Endangerment charge: William Smith, 25, of 601 Knox Ave., was charged last week with reckless endangerment and disorderly conduct by Monessen police after he allegedly fired a shot from a handgun into the ground in front of his home June 2. Smith called police because his ex-girlfriend came to the home, began arguing with him and was breaking items, the affidavit states. She refused to leave, so he allegedly got his gun. She then went outside, but when she began walking toward him, he fired the shot, police said. The charge will proceed by summons.

Assault charge: Daryl H. Brown Jr., 21, of 1005 Graham Ave., was charged with simple assault and harassment after he allegedly struck and bit Stacie Bowman during a domestic dispute Tuesday at their home, Monessen police said. Bowman was taken to an area hospital for treatment of her injuries. Brown, who police said was bitten during the fight, was placed in Westmoreland County jail on $30,000 bond.

NORTH STRABANE

Assault charges: William Hewitt, 48, of 316 Morganza Road, North Strabane, was arrested early Thursday by township police on charges of simple assault, harassment and possession of paraphernalia after allegedly hitting a woman in the head with a lamp during a confrontation at their home. He was arraigned before District Judge David Mark and placed in Washington County jail on $2,500 bond.

PETERS

Assault charge: William Jones, 20, of 112 Braun Drive, Peters, was charged last week by Peters police with simple assault and harassment after he allegedly struck his caretaker May 31 at his home. The charges were sent by summons from the office of District Judge James Ellis.

Drug charges: William C. Ecoff, 38, of 108 Standing Rock Drive, McMurray, was charged last week by Peters police with possession of heroin and drug paraphernalia and public drunkenness. Police were called to Hidden Valley Road and reportedly found him staggering in the middle of the street. He allegedly admitted to police he had injected heroin. The charges were sent by summons from the office of District Judge James Ellis.

SOUTH STRABANE

Window broken: Terri Knox of 1727 E. Maiden St. told South Strabane police Wednesday vandals broke her living room window.

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