Washington Co. & Mon Valley Police Beat

BENTLEYVILLE

Assault alleged: Kelly I. Erdely, 36, of 407 Hazel St., Bentleyville, is charged by borough police with simple assault, harassment, disorderly conduct, possession of a small amount of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia, court records show. Police accuse her of biting and scratching her husband, James Erdely, in her residence about 6 p.m. Monday. She is free on $25,000 bond set by District Judge Mark Wilson.

BUFFALO

False information charge: Dustin Lee Musolino, 22, of 142 Raspberry Road, Claysville, was arraigned Tuesday before District Judge Ethan Ward on charges of illegal sale or transfer of firearms and unsworn falsification. State police said he incorrectly answered two questions on an application while attempting to buy a gun from ARH Sport Shop, 4174 Route 40, Buffalo, on Oct. 15. He was released on $25,000 unsecured bond.

BURGETTSTOWN

Boyfriend arrested: Jacob E. Brown, 36, of 1 Patterson St., Burgettstown, was arrested Sunday on a warrant obtained by McDonald police charging him with aggravated assault, terroristic threats, simple assault, disorderly conduct, harassment and theft. He is accused of kicking his girlfriend in the head, pulling her hair and placing her in a headlock during a confrontation Saturday after the two reportedly got into an argument over a lawn tractor. Brown also is accused of stealing her cellphone. He was arraigned before District Judge Ethan Ward and placed in Washington County jail on $50,000 bond.

CANONSBURG

Teen charged: John Traficante, 18, of 2329 Hill Church-Houston Road, Houston, was charged Friday by Canonsburg police with driving under the influence of alcohol, minor driving under the influence of alcohol, reckless driving and underage drinking. Police said he crashed his vehicle into a Jersey barrier in the 1100 block of First Street, pushing the barrier 100 feet, on Dec. 17. Police said his blood-alcohol content was more than 10 times the 0.02 percent limit at which intoxication is presumed for drivers under the age of 21. The charges were sent by summons from the office of District Judge David Mark.

DUI alleged in crash: Kristen Olenak, 34, of 371 Jubilee Drive, Cecil Township, faces a charge of driving under the influence of alcohol after police say she went through a red light and crashed into a vehicle driven by Bryan Bacchiochi, 22, of 116 Sugar Camp Road, Venetia, Sunday night at the intersection of Weavertown and Morganza roads. Her BAC was almost three times the 0.08 percent level at which intoxication is presumed, police said.

CANTON

PFA violation alleged: Emilio A. Redmond, 27, of 1149 First St., Denbo, was arrested by state police for violating a protection-from-abuse order after he allegedly went to a home at 65 Imperial Ave., Canton, on Saturday after he was ordered to not have contact with the resident. He was arraigned before District Judge Ethan Ward and placed in Washington County Jail on $25,000 bond.

CARROLL

Theft case: Cody Thomas Guenther, 30, of 1109 Keenan Road, New Eagle, is charged by township police with eight counts of theft and one count of burglary over allegations he stole three firearms and five items of jewelry from a residence in the 800 block of Dry Run Road about 6 a.m. Feb. 2, court records show. Police said Guenther confessed to selling some of the items to a pawn shop and trading one of the guns for 20 stamp bags of heroin. He was placed in Washington County jail on $10,000 bond set Friday by District Judge Mark Wilson.

CENTERVILLE

Theft arrest: Wendy Pellick, 51, of 221 S. California Drive, Coal Center, was arraigned Saturday before District Judge Ethan Ward on charges of retail theft and traffic violations filed by Centerville police. She is accused of stealing items from Dollar General, 3220 National Pike, on Feb. 3. She was released on $10,000 unsecured bond.

DONORA

Woman arrested: Heidi A. Mock, 42, of 636 Highland Ave., Donora, was arrested Saturday on a warrant obtained by Donora police charging her with resisting arrest, disorderly conduct and simple assault stemming from a Feb. 3 traffic stop. She is accused of not following orders from police while a passenger in the vehicle and struggling with officers when they tried to take her into custody. She was arraigned before District Judge Ethan Ward and placed in Washington County jail on $25,000 bond.

FALLOWFIELD

Man jailed: Marquise Dempsey, 20, who is homeless, is charged by state police with theft and possession of drug paraphernalia over allegations he stole three purses and a cellphone from employee lockers at Simplot Industries, 119 N. Route 88, about 5:30 p.m. Monday, court records show. Dempsey was placed in Washington County jail on $35,000 bond set by District Judge Larry Hopkins.

MONESSEN

Drug arrest: Jamael Payne, 36, of 419 Oneida St., Monessen, is charged by city police with receiving stolen property, possessing a firearm with an altered manufacturer’s number, drug possession with intent to deliver, drug possession, possession of drug paraphernalia and endangering the welfare of children, court records show. Police said a search of Payne’s residence about 3:20 p.m. Friday produced a stolen handgun, another gun with its serial number filed off, 258 stamp bags of heroin, 3.1 grams of crack and $850. He is in Westmoreland County jail on $100,000 bond set by District Judge Helen M. Kistler.

MONONGAHELA

Drug arrest: Cheryl L. Bartus, 72, of 113 Castner Ave., Donora, is charged by Monongahela police with delivering 10 bags of heroin to a confidential informant for $100 in a controlled buy about 5:30 p.m. Monday in the 1700 block of Country Club Road, court records show. Bartus also is charged with possession of drug paraphernalia after police pulled over her vehicle at Route 88 near the Monongahela Bridge. She was placed in Washington County jail on $25,000 bond set by District Judge Larry Hopkins.

Drug charges: William E. Adams, 59, of 606 Munger Drive, Forward Township, is charged by city police with possessing a stamp bag of heroin and drug paraphernalia following a traffic stop about 11:25 a.m. Saturday in the 100 block of East Main Street, court records show. District Judge Mark Wilson issued the charges Tuesday in a summons.

NORTH BELLE VERNON

Assault alleged: Richard Michael Uhrin, 29, of 322 Henry St., North Belle Vernon, is charged by borough police with strangulation, simple assault, reckless endangerment, making terroristic threats, harassment and possession of drug paraphernalia, court records show. Police accuse Uhrin of choking his girlfriend, Cheree Parrill, and threatening to kill her while she was holding an infant in their residence about 7 a.m. Saturday. He is free on $5,000 bond set by District Judge James N. Falcon.

NORTH STRABANE

Jailed on detainer: Homer Howard Thomas Jr., 37, of 301 Cricketwood Court, Canonsburg, was placed in Washington County jail Monday night on a probation detainer by North Strabane police after they were called to B&B Tavern, 220 Latimer Ave., Strabane, for a report of an intoxicated man. The bartender told police Thomas arrived intoxicated. When Thomas was told to leave, he allegedly went outside and urinated on the bartender’s vehicle. Police said they will charge him with disorderly conduct and public drunkenness.

PETERS

Assault arrest: Robert A. Hostinsky, 34, of 244 Thompsonsville Road, McMurray, was charged by Peters Township police with simple assault after he allegedly hit and choked his girlfriend during a confrontation at his home Sunday. He was arraigned before District Judge Ethan Ward and placed in Washington County jail on $35,000 bond.

ROSTRAVER

Woman jailed: Jillian Denee Brown, 32, of 461 Motheral Ave., Monessen, is charged by township police with three counts each of theft, trespassing and retail theft, court records show. Brown is accused of stealing $200 worth of merchandise from Walmart, 100 Sara Way, on separate occasions Jan. 26 and returning the items for gift cards. She also is accused of doing the same thing the next day involving $134 worth of merchandise from the store. Brown was placed in Westmoreland County jail on $1,500 bond set by District Judge James N. Falcon.

Charges filed: Thomas George Rodriquez, 18, of 123 Valley View Drive, Rostraver Township, is charged by township police with escape and disorderly conduct over allegations he fled from a house at 471 W. Spring Grove Blvd. while officers were investigating a complaint about juveniles drinking alcohol about 11:15 p.m. Jan. 28, court records show. The office of District Judge Charles Christner issued the charges in a summons Friday.

WASHINGTON

Shoplifting investigation: The manager of Walgreens Pharmacy, 99 Jefferson Ave., told police two males entered the store about 6:30 p.m. Monday. One allegedly hid a home drug test kit in his pants and they left the store and got into a vehicle. Police later located the same vehicle with one of the suspects sitting in the driver’s seat on the 600 block of East Beau Street. Police said they managed to identify him before he ran away. The allegedly stolen test kit was found in the vehicle.

Greene Co. Police Beat

MORRIS

Drug paraphernalia: Daneja Renee Moorer, 23, of 100 W. Cherry Ave., Washington, was charged by the Greene County Sheriff’s Office with prohibited acts for allegedly possessing drug paraphernalia. Deputies said they were serving a bench warrant on Moorer at 106 Fonner Run Road in Morris Township when they found her to be in possession of a hypodermic needle.