Police Beat Sept. 21
Warrant issued: Tyler Q. Emery, 37, of 19 Emery Road, Somerset Township, is charged by borough police with theft and receiving stolen property over allegations he stole equipment valued at $4,350 from Parker Hannifin Corp. and left it in a garage at 340 Main St., court records show. Police received the theft report about the items at 2:20 p.m. March 21. District Judge Curtis Thompson signed a warrant Monday for Emery’s arrest.
Charged in crash: Joseph M. Solominsky, 42, of 4136 Route 40, Claysville, was charged Monday by state police with driving under the influence of alcohol, failure to stay in his lane, careless driving and failure to notify police of a crash in connection with a June 19 wreck on Green Valley Road near Wigington Road in Buffalo Township. Solominsky told police that he was going south when another vehicle crossed into his lane. He went off the road and crashed into a fence. He told police he saw sparks and his vehicle caught fire. Police said a preliminary test at the scene showed Solominsky had a blood-alcohol content nearly three times the 0.08 percent limit at which intoxication is presumed, but he allegedly refused to submit to a test at Washington Hospital. The charges were sent by summons from the office of District Judge Ethan Ward.
Mother arrested: Holly D. Sobiech, 45, of 136 John Drive, was arrested Tuesday by Canonsburg police on charges of simple assault and harassment after she allegedly assaulted her 18-year-old daughter. The daughter told police that her mother hit her and knocked her to the floor. Sobiech was arraigned before District Judge James Ellis and released on her own recognizance.
Charged with theft: Joshua Stephen Trosky, 36, of McKees Rocks, was arraigned Monday before District Judge Joshua Kanalis on two counts of theft and one count each of unauthorized use of a vehicle and driving under suspension filed by state police. He is accused of taking a pickup owned by a Centerville woman he had been working for without permission and failing to return it on July 19. Tools valued at $3,240 that had been inside the truck were stolen. Trosky was placed in Washington County jail on $5,000 bond.
Theft arrest: Nicholas R. Field, 28, of Belle Vernon, was arrested Tuesday by Charleroi Regional police on charges of theft and receiving stolen property after he allegedly stole an X-box game system and games from 801 McKean Ave. He was arraigned before District Judge James Ellis and placed in Washington County jail on $10,000 bond.
Driver charged: Jessee James Moore, 26, of 629 Browns Ferry Road, Carmichaels, was charged Monday by state police with possession of paraphernalia. Police said a needle was found in his vehicle after it was involved in a Sept. 1 crash in the 100 block of Oak Springs Road, East Finley. The charge was sent by summons from the office of District Judge Ethan Ward.
Man charged: Terry Lee Kover, 48, of North Bethlehem Township, is charged by city police with unlawful contact with a minor and corruption of minors over allegations he sent texts to a 16-year-old Monongahela boy containing nude images of a woman about 4 a.m. Aug. 19, court records show. District Judge Curtis Thompson issued a warrant Tuesday for Kover’s arrest.
Assault alleged: Nancy Lee Painter, 57, of 21 Malmgrem Road, Fallowfield Township, is charged by city police with strangulation, aggravated assault, simple assault, resisting arrest, harassment and disorderly conduct. Police accuse Painter of choking Natali Amati, throwing her to the ground and striking her head against the ground during a landlord-tenant dispute about 3:40 p.m. Sept. 12 at 222 Chess St. District Judge Curtis Thompson signed a warrant Tuesday for Painter’s arrest.
Teens charged: Two Canton boys, ages 13 and 14, were charged by North Franklin police in a juvenile allegation with theft and conspiracy after they allegedly stole bicycles Monday from two other teenage boys. The bicycles, which were recovered, had been outside the food court at Washington Crown Center.
Two charged: Two South Park residents were charged Tuesday by state police in connection with a June 26 traffic stop on Munntown Road near Champagne Road in Nottingham. The driver, Jacob Stephen Collas, 22, of 2043 Stagecoach Drive, is charged with driving under the influence of a controlled substance, possession of paraphernalia and traffic violations. His passenger, Kayla Ann Brecosky, 20, of 2880 Amu Drive, is charged with possession of marijuana and disorderly conduct. The charges were sent by summons from the office of District Judge James Ellis.
Burglary arrest: Terry Lee Workman Jr., 37, of 308 Route 88, Elco, was arrested on a warrant obtained by Roscoe-Elco-Stockdale-Allenport regional police charging him with burglary, theft, criminal trespass and conspiracy. He is accused of stealing 77 pounds of aluminum and two pounds of yellow brass from 316 Furlong Ave., Roscoe, on Sept. 14. He was arraigned before District Judge James Ellis and placed in Washington County jail on $25,000 bond.
Burglary, theft arrest: Eric D. Pizzi, 40, of 4060 Dividend Drive, South Franklin, was arrested Tuesday by state police on charges of burglary, criminal trespass, theft and theft by deception after he allegedly went to his former girlfriend’s home in the 2900 block of Park Avenue, South Franklin, and stole a television set. He then allegedly tried to sell it at a Washington pawn shop. He was arraigned before District Judge James Ellis and placed in Washington County jail on $5,000 bond.
Cards stolen: Venice Williams of 898 W. Chestnut St. told Washington police Monday that her Access card, debit card, American Express bank card and $23 in food stamps were stolen from her wallet.
Bicycle stolen: Charlene Booker of 340 Grove Ave. told Washington police Monday that her son’s Huffy bicycle was stolen from her yard.