Police Beat Sept. 30


Arson, criminal mischief charges: Summer Thrasher, 20, of 83 Highland Terrace, was charged Tuesday with arson and criminal mischief. Donora police said she started a fire Sept. 20 that caused $1,150 in damage to a large garbage bin. Thrasher was arraigned Thursday and is free on $50,000 unsecured bond set by District Judge Curtis Thompson.


Theft alleged: John J. Peters, 43, of 727 Green St., North Belle Vernon, was charged Wednesday by Monessen police with theft and defiant trespassing. Police said Peters stole a commercial chainsaw and weed trimmer from a garage about 9:30 p.m. April 22. Court records show as of Friday, Peters had not yet been arrested on a warrant issued by District Judge Joseph Dalfonso.