Washington Co. & Mon Valley Police Beat
House burglarized: Paul Galbraith of Burgettstown told McDonald police Monday that rental property he owns at 209 McClure Ave. had been broken into and a smoke detector was damaged. The intruder left behind several cans of pop and an empty chip bag.
Drug charges: David M. Rozner, 20, of 425 Franklin Ave., Canonsburg, was charged Tuesday by Canonsburg police with possession and possession with intent to deliver marijuana and possession of paraphernalia. He is accused of selling the drug while working at a Euclid Avenue convenience store in February. The charges were sent by summons from the office of District Judge David Mark.
Heroin possession alleged: Andrew M. Parish, 37, formerly of Canonsburg, was charged Tuesday by Canonsburg police with possession of heroin and paraphernalia after he allegedly was found with the drug by police who were assisting a parole agent last November at a house in the 400 block of Duquesne Avenue. The charges were sent by summons from the office of District Judge David Mark.
Charged in stop: Patrick J. Eichner, 25, of 723 Orchard St., Canonsburg, was charged Tuesday by Canonsburg police with possession of heroin stemming from a March 5 traffic stop on West Pike Street. The charge was sent by summons from the office of District Judge David Mark.
Mischief charge: Julie R. Maga, 20, of 205 W. College St., Canonsburg, was charged Tuesday by Canonsburg police with criminal mischief after she allegedly broke out a window of a vehicle parked in a lot off Lou Bell Drive Sept. 17. Police said she injured her hand. The charge was sent by summons from the office of District Judge David Mark.
Theft, forgery charges: Sarra D. Ealy, 25, of Galaxy Drive, Washington, was charged Thursday by Chartiers police with theft and forgery. She is accused of stealing two checks from her grandmother’s checkbook at her Oak Spring Road home June 8 and trying to cash one of the checks. A cashier at a credit union declined to cash the check because the signature did not match. The charges will be sent by summons from the office of District Judge David Mark.
Assault, harassment charges: Travis Bush, 27, of Canonsburg, was charged Thursday by Chartiers police with simple assault and harassment after he allegedly punched a woman in the face and kicked her during a Sept. 14 confrontation at Black & Gold bar, 2440 ½ W. Pike St. The charges will be sent by summons from the office of District Judge David Mark.
PFA violation alleged: Frank F. Bongiorni, 66, of 45 Sunny Lane, Avella, was arrested Wednesday by state police for allegedly violating a protection-from-abuse order by having his sister-in-law call his estranged wife at her Cross Creek home. He was arraigned before District Judge Jay Weller and placed in Washington County jail on $5,000 bond.
Damage reported: A composite filter sock owned by Glenn O. Hawbaker Inc. was reported damaged Wednesday at 134 Campground Road, Independence, state police said.
Copper stolen: Zachary Coulter of 203 Outlook Ave. told McDonald police Wednesday 300 feet of copper wire was stolen from a locked box on the back of his work truck.
NORTH BELLE VERNON
Resisting arrest: Justin Matthew Marish, 29, of 102 Grant St., North Belle Vernon, was charged Tuesday by North Belle Vernon police with resisting arrest, flight to avoid apprehension and possession of drug paraphernalia. He is accused of running from police who answered a call at his apartment building. When officers caught him, they said they found him with drug paraphernalia. He was placed in Westmoreland County jail on a bench warrant. Charges were filed at the office of District Judge Charles Christner.
Theft charge: Athena Marie Seftas, 22, of 209 Monessen St., Belle Vernon, was charged Wednesday by North Belle Vernon police with theft by deception. She allegedly sold a Lowe’s gift card at a pawn shop in August, telling the manager it was worth $145.17. She received $72.50 for the card. The card was then sold, and when the buyer tried to use it, it was found to be worth only $4.45. The charge was filed at the office of District Judge Charles Christner.
Cash stolen: About $300 was reported stolen from two unlocked vehicles on Lintel Drive in McMurray Tuesday.
Resisting, escape charges: Herman White III, 52, of Herndon, Va., was charged Wednesday by Rostraver police with resisting arrest, escape and disorderly conduct stemming from a Sept. 20 traffic stop. Police said he was going the wrong way in a construction zone on Route 51. Police stopped him and told him to stay inside his vehicle, but they said he got out and started to walk away. He also allegedly resisted efforts by police to take him into custody and started to run. Police said they had to use a Taser to stop him. Charges were filed at the office of District Judge Charles Christner.
Drug charge: Sheryl Ann Muzina, 48, of 118 Elks Place, Belle Vernon, was charged Tuesday by Rostraver police with possession of cocaine stemming from a March 30 traffic stop near her home. She was a passenger in the vehicle when an officer reportedly noticed a white, powdery substance on her black pants. Police said the substance was determined to be cocaine. The charge was filed at the office of District Judge Charles Christner.
One injured: David D. Harrison, 33, of San Jose, Calif., was injured Wednesday afternoon when a vehicle in which he was a passenger collided with another vehicle at the intersection of Mitchell and Rankin roads, South Strabane police said. He was a passenger in a vehicle driven by Luis Francisco Sanchez Aldaco, 31, of Long Beach, Calif. The other driver was Shelly Thomas, 35, of Scenery Hill. Harrison was taken to Washington Hospital for treatment.
Cellphone stolen: Tyrone Davis of 90 Humbert Lane told South Strabane police Wednesday his cellphone was stolen.
Vehicle painted: Lawrence Berdine of 145 Grove Ave. told Washington police Wednesday an obscenity was spray painted on his vehicle.
Items stolen: David Johnson of 113 Springfield Ave. told Washington police Wednesday a television and air conditioning unit were stolen from his home.
Identity stolen: Richard DeLuca of Washington told Washington police Wednesday his personal information was used to open an account with Verizon.
Multiple charges: Joseph W. Naraskivitch, 49, of 1154 Griffith St., Washington, was charged by state police after he reportedly was seen Sept. 20 driving an all-terrain vehicle through the parking lot of Hog Father’s, 1301 Jefferson Ave. According to the complaint, police tried to stop Naraskivitch, but he continued to drive at a high speed onto Woodland Avenue, where he pulled in to a vacant lot and attempted to push the ATV under a security cable. He allegedly failed a field sobriety test, refused a blood test and was found to be in possession of a pipe. Charges of possession of drug paraphernalia, operating an ATV on a street, driving under the influence, driving with a suspended license, careless driving and operating a vehicle without registration and insurance will be sent by summons from the office of District Judge Robert Redlinger.
Greene Co. Police Beat
Disorderly conduct charge: David Conaway, 19, of 12 Cumberland Village, Carmichaels, was charged by Cumberland Township police with two counts of disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, public drunkenness and purchase of alcohol by a minor following an incident that happened around 11:30 p.m. Wednesday. Police said they responded to Conaway’s residence for the report of a domestic dispute that left a glass door shattered on the ground and Conaway’s arms and hands bloodied. Police said he punched a door, disobeyed orders and threatened to fight officers trying to arrest him.
Theft charge: State police charged Jerrod D. Berry, 32, of 78 Circle St., Clarksville, with theft for allegedly stealing an abstract painting, valued at $5,000, and other items from a house in Teagarden Homes where he was staying between Sept. 22 and 23. The painting and other items were recovered at the home of Berry’s mother, police said.
Criminal mischief: The window of a vehicle in the 900 block of Drift Ridge Road in Wayne Township was smashed by unknown actors early Wednesday.