Washington Co. & Mon Valley Police Beat


Parents charged: Matilda Funk, 37, and Clyde William Shaver, 45, both of 244 Castle Road, Chartiers, were charged Tuesday by township police with endangering the welfare of children after police said their 3-year-old son was found wandering alone Saturday on a street in Washington Estates, about a quarter mile from their home. Funk had reportedly left the residence after getting into a fight with Shaver. Police said Shaver was found intoxicated and passed out. The charges were sent by summons from the office of District Judge David Mark.

Strangulation, assault charges: Tyrone Dwayne Chandler Jr., 30, of 129 Church St., Washington, was charged Tuesday by Chartiers police with strangulation, simple assault and driving with a suspended license after he allegedly assaulted his girlfriend Saturday during a domestic dispute at her home on Barnickle Street in Meadow Lands. The alleged victim told police Chandler had put his hands around her neck and choked her. The charges were sent by summons from the office of District Judge David Mark.

Two charged: Danielle Marie Casper, 48, of 107 Pine Ave., Houston, and Richard Steven Pustovrh, 109 Pine Ave., Houston, were charged by Chartiers police with simple assault and disorderly conduct stemming from an Aug. 6 confrontation at his home. She was taken to Canonsburg Hospital for treatment of a shoulder injury, police said. The charges will be sent by summons from the office of District Judge David Mark.

False alarms charge: Randall Lee Bell, 25, of 700 N. Main St., Houston, was charged this week by Chartiers police with false alarms and public drunkenness after he allegedly called 911 Aug. 1 claiming smoke was coming from his home. When police arrived, the officer found no evidence of smoke or fire. The charges were sent by summons from the office of District Judge David Mark.

Vehicle rolls: Cynthia Burris, 26, of 340 Ridge Ave., Canonsburg, was slightly injured Saturday when her northbound vehicle rolled over while going around a bend in the 500 block of Western Avenue, Chartiers police said.

Fire reported: Chartiers police and firefighters were called Saturday night when a camper caught fire outside the home of Norman Bates at 613 Railroad St.

Tire slashed: Dawnelle Mock of 118 Adlin St. told Chartiers police Friday a tire was slashed on her vehicle.


Grenade found: North Franklin police shut down the 400 block of West Maiden Street about 5 p.m. Monday after a suspected live grenade was found inside a home. The daughter of the homeowner found it while cleaning out the residence to move her elderly mother. She told police her mother had worked in a munitions factory in Homestead during World War II. Township firefighters assisted with the road closure until the grenade was removed for detonation by the Pittsburgh Bomb Squad.


Medication stolen: Ella McCort of 850 Beech St. told South Strabane police Monday medication was stolen from her residence.


Assault alleged: Corey J. Talley, 40, of 70 E. Chestnut St., was charged by Washington police with simple assault, terroristic threats and unlawful restraint for allegedly assaulting Amy Cole, 41, in their apartment Monday and refusing to allow her to leave. He also allegedly followed her to Washington County Courthouse but fled when police were called. Charges will be sent by summons from the office of District Judge Robert Redlinger.

Harassment charge: Cedric M. Sutton, 30, of 162 Hall Ave., Washington, was charged with making terroristic threats, harassment and criminal mischief. According to Washington police, Sutton allegedly became angry about his ex-girlfriend visiting a resident of the Maple Terrace housing complex Monday. He allegedly pulled a door handle from her vehicle, spit in her face and threatened her. Charges will be sent by summons from the office of District Judge Robert Redlinger.

Window shot: Conrad Cross of 138 Church St. told Washington police Monday a rear window of his vehicle was shot with a pellet gun.

Cheese stolen: Two cases of cheese meant for a food bank were reported stolen Monday from a freezer in Broad Street Baptist Church, Washington police said.

Greene Co. Police Beat


Theft: State police said someone stole the license plate from a vehicle that was parked along Bald Hill Church Road on Wednesday. Police said a 44-year-old Dunkard Township woman parked her vehicle there because she had a flat tire. When she returned, her license plate was gone.


Vehicle struck: No injuries were reported in a Thursday evening incident on Interstate 79 north in which a tire struck a vehicle’s windshield. State police said Gerald T. Griffith, 36, of Uniontown, was exiting the highway at the Waynesburg interchange when a rear tire on his van dislodged and struck the windshield of a Jeep driven by Martin A. Parente, 64, of Blawnox. Griffith was cited for tires that were not in operable condition.