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Vehicle crash: Matthew W. Henderson of Pleasant Hills refused treatment after his vehicle crashed into a utility pole on Euclid Avenue near First Street about 3:45 a.m. Friday, Canonsburg police said. He told police he reached down to get his cellphone.
Drug, driving charges: A Canonsburg man was placed in Washington County jail on three counts of possessing a controlled substance, two counts of possessing drug paraphernalia, driving under the influence, driving without a license, operating unsafe equipment and careless driving. Police said James Nelson, 41, of 401 Highfield Ave., Apt. 2, failed to stop Thursday for a Canonsburg police officer and nearly hit a car as threw narcotics out his window, then crashed into a vehicle stopped at Craighead and Cecil streets. He was arraigned by District Judge James Ellis, who set a $25,000 cash bond. Nelson has a preliminary hearing at 11 a.m. June 5 before District Judge David Mark.
Golf clubs stolen: Robin Richards of 433 Ross St. reported a set of golf clubs valued at $2,000 were stolen from a locked vehicle Thursday, Chartiers police said.
Bad check charges: Augustin Scott, 49, no address provided, was arrested by township police after he allegedly walked into the Washington Financial Bank branch on Valley Brook Road about 2:15 p.m. Thursday and attempted to cash a falsified check for $1,260. Scott was charged with criminal attempt, theft by deception and false impression. Scott was arraigned Friday by District Judge James Ellis and was taken to Washington County jail on $2,500 bond. He has a preliminary hearing at 1:15 p.m. June 2 before Ellis.
Theft charge: Adam R. Clutter, 36, of 65 Gayle Drive, Washington, will be charged with felony retail theft for allegedly stealing items valued at $189.97 from Home Depot, Murtland Avenue, Thursday. He was placed in Washington County jail on an adult probation detainer.
Receiving charge: Rose Conklin, 35, of 244 Castle Road, Washington, was charged Friday by Washington police with receiving stolen property. She is accused of taking six copper coils from air conditioning units, two radiators and brass that was stolen April 10 from McKean Plumbing, 468 W. Chestnut St., and selling the items at a West Wylie scrapyard. The charge will be sent by summons from the office of District Judge Robert Redlinger.
Loitering charges: Daniel C. Jordan, 35, of 807 Addison St., Washington, was charged Friday by Washington police with loitering and prowling at night and possessing instruments of a crime. Police said he was on a porch at 145 May Ave. in the early morning hours of April 21, carrying a black case containing a DeWalt drill. The charges will be sent by summons from the office of District Judge Robert Redlinger.

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Cash theft: Bridget Higginbotham, 26, of 259 Grant St., Nemacolin, was charged with theft after state police said she stole $175 from another woman’s May 7 while the two were working at Dairy Queen in Carmichaels. Police also charged Higginbotham with possession of drug paraphernalia after troopers said they found her with used syringes upon her arrest May 20.
Assault charge: State police said they charged Shannon M. Horvwalt, 39, of Dilliner, with simple assault and harassment following a fight with a man inside a residence at Shuppe’s Mobile Home Park in Dunkard Township shortly after midnight Thursday.
Rollover crash: State police said they responded to a rollover crash about 11 p.m. Thursday on Route 88 near Marble Hill Road in Monongahela Township. Police said George T. Rhome, 48, of Dilliner, was speeding when his car crashed into a guardrail, struck a house and rolled over. Rhome was not injured in the crash.
Single-vehicle crash: Jody C. Villella, 33, of Ambridge, was uninjured when he swerved to avoid a fallen tree branch on Scott Hill Road in Richhill Township and crashed over an embankment Monday afternoon, state police said.
Man punched in face: Mathew Greenwood, 26, of Spraggs, was charged with simple assault and harassment after state police said he struck another man in the face several times at 594 Bell Run Road in Wayne Township late Thursday night. Greenwood was arraigned by District Judge Glenn Bates and released on $3,000 unsecured bond.
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