Washington Co. & Mon Valley Police Beat

AMWELL

Drug, assault charges: State police arrested John Michael Fowler IV, 21, of 475 Franklin Terrace, North Franklin Township, on Monday and charged him with possession and/or use of drug paraphernalia, simple assault and harassment. Police arrested Fowler in his vehicle, which was parked at 2182 E. Maiden St. in Amwell Township. Police said he was with a female juvenile. Fowler was arraigned before District Judge James Ellis, who set bond at $2,500. Fowler, who was placed in Washington County jail, has a preliminary hearing May 16.

BURGETTSTOWN

Burglary reported: McDonald police were called April 26 to the Burgettstown Kids Center, 1505 Main St., Burgettstown, for a burglary. The burglar reportedly broke a bathroom window to enter the building.

CALIFORNIA

Disorderly house: California police charged three people with violating the borough’s disorderly house ordinance stemming from separate incidents over the weekend. Charged were Lakujai Bynum, 20, of Duquesne, from an incident at 151 Plum Way; Nicholas Kyle Cooksey, 22, of California, from an incident at 514 Fifth St., and Benjamin Harrison, 50, of California, from an incident at 1215 California Terrace.

CANONSBURG

Warrant arrest: Theodore Melencheck, 30, of 414 Duquesne Ave., Canonsburg, was taken into custody Sunday night on a warrant obtained by Monongahela police on a charge of theft. He is accused of stealing an all-terrain vehicle stolen from a yard at 808 Young Ave., Monongahela, on Dec. 9. He was arraigned before District Judge Joshua Kanalis and placed in Washington County jail on $25,000 bond.

Money stolen: Management at Hogfather’s, 113 Cavasina Drive, told Canonsburg police Saturday an employee stole money.

CARROL

Theft case: Bryan Keith Baker, 24, of 160 Shearer Road, Fayette City, was charged by township police with theft, possessing 13 Clonazepam pills and public drunkenness. He is accused of knocking on several doors and asking for money, and attempting to steal a lawn mower about 9:25 a.m. March 19 in the 100 block of Route 837.

CENTERVILLE

Assault arrest: Jessica N. Wadsworth, 25, of 100 High St., Brownsville, was arrested Saturday after she allegedly punched Jason Wadsworth during a confrontation at their home. She was arraigned before District Judge Joshua Kanalis on charges of simple assault and harassment. She was released from Washington County jail after posting $5,000 bond.

DONEGAL

Warrant arrest: Adam J. Hall, 40, of Grove City, was taken into custody Friday by Donegal police on a warrant obtained from Grove City police charging him with simple assault and harassment stemming from an incident last week. He was arraigned before District Judge Joshua Kanalis and released from Washington County jail after posting $2,500 bond.

JEFFERSON

Assault arrest: Michael J. Shaffer, 43, of 21 Geno Lane, Avella, was arrested Saturday by Jefferson Township police after he allegedly assaulted his girlfriend at their home. He was arraigned before District Judge Joshua Kanalis on charges of simple assault and harassment and released from Washington County jail after posting $5,000 bond.

McDONALD

Probation violation alleged: Rebecca Plaisted, 46, of 210 Railroad St., McDonald, was placed in Washington County jail on a probation violation after McDonald police received two reports of her being intoxicated Friday. Police were initially called about 1:40 a.m. to a bar on Third Street after receiving complaints she was causing problems. Less than five hours later, police got a report she was staggering on South McDonald Street. She will be charged with public drunkenness.

Vandalism reported: Matthew Livolsi of 309 Johns Ave. told McDonald police Sunday the gasoline tank of his pickup truck was punctured.

MIDWAY

Assault arrest: Todd William Cardillo, 46, of 212½ Dickson St., Midway, was arrested Sunday by McDonald police on charges of simple assault and harassment for allegedly hitting his wife, Bernadette Cardillo, in the face during an argument at their home. He was arraigned before District Judge Joshua Kanalis and released from Washington County jail after posting $5,000 bond.

NORTH CHARLEROI

Bad check: Jonathon Guydon of 623 Conrad Ave., North Charleroi, was charged in a private criminal complaint with issuing a bad check for $540 on March 18. District Judge Larry Hopkins issued the charge in a summons Thursday.

NORTH STRABANE

DUI alleged: Sarah J. Coligan 35, of 216 Pineview Drive, Canonsburg, will be charged by North Strabane police with driving under the influence of alcohol stemming from a one-vehicle crash Sunday night in the 2600 block of Washington Road (Route 19). Police said she was turning into a lot when she struck guardrails. Police said Coligan failed field-sobriety tests and was taken to Canonsburg Hospital for blood to be drawn. She refused treatment at the scene but was kept at the hospital after having blood drawn for treatment of a broken arm, police said.

PETERS

Retail theft charge: Police charged Robert Ehrhardt, 28, of Marianna, with a summary offense of retail theft stemming from an incident April 29 at the Kmart on Washington Road. Ehrhardt allegedly stole a pack of Pokemon cards valued at $14.99.

ROBINSON

Tree hit: Michael Joyce of 826 King Road, Robinson, told McDonald police early Sunday a man driving a silver Jeep Renegade hit a tree on his property and fled.

ROSTRAVER

Man assaulted: Kevin J. Lisovich, 27, of 9 Aliquippa St., Monessen, is charged by township police with simple assault and harassment over accusations he struck Mike Sayre in the mouth about 12:10 p.m. April 28 at 339 Aitken Ave., Fellsburg, court records show. He is in Westmoreland County jail on $10,000 bond set Thursday by District Judge Charles Christner.

Theft charge: Monicca Renay Lee, 47, of 359 Zundel St., Belle Vernon, was charged Monday with retail theft after she allegedly stole clothing valued at $139 from Kmart, 780 Rostraver Road, on Wednesday. Police said she has 13 previous convictions. The charge will be sent by summons from the office of District Judge Charles Christner.

Trespass, theft charges: Megan Marian Watson, 24, of 116 May St., Yukon, was charged Monday with retail theft and criminal trespass after she allegedly stole items valued at $298 from Walmart, 100 Sara Way, last week. The charges will be sent by summons from the office of District Judge Joseph Dalfonso.

Drug charges: Douglas Steven Downer, 36, of 1355 Maple Ave., Belle Vernon, was charged Monday with possession of heroin and crack and possession of paraphernalia after he allegedly was found in a vehicle on Route 136 with the suspected drugs Friday. The charges will be sent by summons from the office of District Judge Charles Christner.

Huffing charge: Mark R. Johnson, 47, of 117 Spring St., Scottdale, was charged Monday with illegal use of solvents and disorderly conduct after he alleged “huffed” Dust Off and created a disturbance at Walmart, 100 Sara Way, Wednesday. The charges will be sent by summons from the office of District Judge Joseph Dalfonso.

Assault charge: Kevin James Lisovich, 27, of 9 Aliquippa St., Monessen, was charged Monday with simple assault and harassment after a reported domestic dispute Thursday at 339 Aiken Ave. The charges will be sent by summons from the office of District Judge Charles Christner.

SOUTH STRABANE

Drug arrest: Frederick D. Owens, 23, of 220 Onyx Circle, Chartiers Township, was arrested Friday on a warrant obtained by state police on charges of possession and possession with intent to deliver heroin. He is accused of selling the drug to a confidential informant last May in the parking lot of Strabane Square. He was arraigned before District Judge Jay Weller and released from Washington County jail after posting $25,000 bond.

Theft arrest: Joshua M. Murphy, 25, of 659 Henderson Ave., Washington, was arrested Saturday by South Strabane police on charges of retail theft and conspiracy after he allegedly stole 37 items totalling $531 from Walmart, Trinity Point. He was arraigned before District Judge Jay Weller and placed in Washington County jail on $2,500 bond.

One injured: Christian J. Carey, 25, of Wheeling, W.Va., was injured Sunday afternoon in a three-vehicle crash on Interstate 79 southbound near the Laboratory exit in South Strabane. The other drivers were identified as Edwin King, 54, of Ohio, and Alfonso Chwilkowski, 69, of Ontario, Canada.

WASHINGTON

Stereo, shirts stolen: Jonathan Cohen of Maple Avenue told Washington police Sunday a stereo and 40 to 50 white T-shirts were stolen from his vehicle while it was parked at Canterbury Court, 235 W. Chestnut St.

Brick thrown: Holly Lealiki of 221 N. Main St. told Washington police a brick was thrown at her living room window, breaking it.



Machine entered: Washington police said the cash box in a soft drink machine outside the Washington Park pool, Dunn Avenue, was pried open Saturday.

Door damaged: William Gary of 155 Third St. told Washington police Friday the window in a storm door at his home was damaged.

Teen assaulted: A 17-year-old Washington girl was taken to Washington Hospital Friday after she said she was assaulted at her Jollick Manor home. Charges are pending against a 23-year-old Washington man.

Greene Co. Police Beat

MORGAN

Theft, assault charges: State police arrested Cody C. Watazychyn, 21, of 673 Castile Ridge Road, after troopers said he crashed a car about 8 p.m. Wednesday and then attacked a relative in his Morgan Township home and stole about $660 in cash. Police charged Watazychyn with theft, receiving stolen property, simple assault and harassment.

Harassment: David A. Howard, 51, of 69 Jefferson Estates, Morgan Township, was cited for harassment after state police said he pushed a woman against a vehicle outside his home.