Washington Co. & Mon Valley Police Beat


Battery stolen: Joshua Michaud of Frederick Court told Canonsburg police early Wednesday that he saw a man standing at the back of his pickup truck. When he confronted the man, he ran. Michaud discovered solar batteries were stolen from his truck. He found three of the four batteries in some bushes. Michaud described the thief as white, about 6 feet tall and wearing a dark Adidas hooded shirt.


Drug case: Carol Elizabeth Jackson, 42, of 809 Lookout Ave., Charleroi, was charged by Charleroi Regional police with possessing a bag of crack and possession of drug paraphernalia after an officer approached her about 12:05 a.m. Wednesday in the 700 block of Cherry Alley, court records show. She was placed in Washington County jail on $5,000 bond set by District Judge Larry Hopkins.


Assault alleged: Joseph Kenric Marion, 46, of 119 Branthoover St., Washington Township, Fayette County, is charged by city police with simple assault, harassment and criminal mischief, court records show. Marion is accused of striking Nikkia Jones several times in the head and body and biting her on the face before running out the door at 320 Forest Ave. about 6:25 p.m. Saturday. District Judge Joseph Dalfonso signed a warrant Wednesday for Marion’s arrest.

Drug charges: Nicole Marie Ancarana, 22, and Terry Lee Workman, 37, both of 308 Route 88, Elco, are charged by city police with drug possession, possession of drug paraphernalia and conspiracy, court records show. Police accuse them of having nine stamp bags of heroin during a traffic stop about 8:35 p.m. April 19 at South 14th Street and Maple Avenue. District Judge Joseph Dalfonso issued the charges by summons Tuesday.


Heroin case: David Paul Anthony, 50, of 3842 Kelly Hollow Road, Forward Township, is charged by city police with possessing 16 stamp bags of heroin and possession of drug paraphernalia stemming from a traffic stop about 9:30 a.m. March 26 at Park Avenue and Cuff Street, court records show. District Judge James Ellis issued the charges in a summons Tuesday.


Items stolen: Window treatments, coats, a dress and perfume were among the $1,228.74 in items stolen from a trailer parked outside a loading dock at BonTon, Washington Crown Center, over the weekend, North Franklin police said.

Harassment charge: Michael P. Thornton, 41, of Bethel Park, was charged last week by North Franklin police with harassment after he allegedly called his estranged girlfriend repeatedly. She obtained a protection-from-abuse order that prohibits him from contacting her. He also was charged with violating the order. It was the second time police charged him with the violation in a week.


Assault alleged: Jeremy Alan Marish, 26, of 312 Market St., Belle Vernon, is charged by township police with strangulation, simple assault and harassment, court records show. He is accused of choking and shoving Jessica Segelken about 6:40 a.m. Wednesday at 117 Matthews Road. District Judge Joseph Dalfonso signed a warrant that day for Marish’s arrest.

Firearm case: Devin Gary Whitlock, 53, of 440 Reed Ave., Monessen, is charged by township police with providing false information for firearm ownership and making a false statement over allegations he denied having drug convictions while attempting to purchase a gun about 5:10 p.m. Oct. 23 at Chicken Ranch Farms, 200 History Lane, court records show. District Judge Joseph Dalfonso issued the case in a summons Wednesday.


Vehicles entered: Washington police said at least three vehicles parked in the 200 block of Tyler Avenue late Monday or early Tuesday were entered. A Versace leather bag containing a 12-inch Samsung tablet, a flash drive and $400 to $500 in cash was stolen from one vehicle. A purse containing a wallet was stolen from another vehicle, and the owner told police that her debit card was used to make $500.26 in purchases. A knife was stolen from a third vehicle.

Missing teens found: Washington police found two girls, one 16 and the other 17, at a home at 121 W. Walnut St. after getting a call from police in Martins Ferry, Ohio, advising that they were at the residence. Aaron Lechner, 18, of 121 W. Walnut, ran out the back door when police arrived, then ran down Hall Avenue and across several busy streets before he was apprehended, police said. He will be charged with disorderly conduct. The girls were released to their parents.

Harassment charge: Darrell Tyler, 27, of 1159 Maple Terrace, Washington, will be charged with harassment by Washington police after he allegedly tried to punch an employee at Dollar General, Jefferson Avenue, Tuesday. He also allegedly threatened the employee, police said.

Items stolen: Sherry Bennett of 113 G Alley told Washington police that coins and paperwork were stolen from her vehicle Tuesday.

Woman assaulted: Laura Vincenti of Washington told Washington police that she was assaulted by three people in the 200 block of Locust Avenue Tuesday. Two of her alleged attackers have been identified and will face charges, police said.

Warrant arrest: Richard McKinney, 39, of Washington, was arraigned Wednesday before District Judge Robert Redlinger on a fugitive warrant filed by Washington police. He is wanted as a fugitive from the state of Indiana. McKinney was found in a vehicle at Pony Field Saturday and taken to Washington Hospital for treatment. He was placed in Washington County Jail without bond pending extradition to Indiana.

Obstruction charge: Tabitha A. Ceryak, 39, of 820 School St., Clairton, was charged with obstructing the administration of law for an alleged incident Sunday in front of the Washington County Courthouse. According to Washington police, an officer was attempting to detain a man when Ceryak allegedly grabbed the officer’s shoulder and chest. The charge will be sent by summons from the office of District Judge Robert Redlinger.

Greene Co. Police Beat


Indecent assault charge: Matthew Buljat Jr., 26, of Mather, was charged by state police with indecent assault after Buljat allegedly grabbed a 31-year-old woman by the groin while they were at the checkout counter at Jefferson Market April 9. Police said Buljat also made lewd comments to the woman.


Crash: State police said no one was injured in a head-on crash that happened Tuesday afternoon on Sigsbee Road in Monongahela Township. Police said a southbound driver, Thomas G. Schrader, 22, of Greensboro, failed to stay in his lane while negotiating a curve in the road and struck a vehicle driven by Nicholas Bezjak, 24, of Greensboro. Schrader had two teenage passengers in his car.