Washington Co. & Mon Valley Police Beat


Man sought: An arrest warrant for Vincent E. Knight, 22, of Pascagoula, Miss., has been issued for a Nov. 6 incident at California Terrace. According to borough police, Knight allegedly possessed a firearm and threatened several people in the area. Police think he may have fled the state. Anyone with information on his location are asked to call 911. Police said Knight should be considered armed and dangerous.


Warrant arrest: Jeffrey D. Turner, 36, of 1724 Creedmoor Ave., Pittsburgh, was placed in Washington County Jail Nov. 28 on an Allegheny County warrant. According to North Strabane police, Turner was pulled over for driving a vehicle with illegal registration plate lights on the Interstate 79 northbound ramp off Racetrack Road. He allegedly provided his brother’s name to officers. Additional charges of identity theft, false identification to law enforcement, falsely incriminating another, driving with a suspended license and three vehicle violations will be sent by summons from the office of District Judge Jay Weller.


Tools stolen: An employee of Willner Enterprises, Pittsburgh, reported to South Strabane police Saturday that someone pried open a mounted toolbox on a trailer Monday night or Tuesday morning and stole four load binders and a pintle hook while the trailer was parked in a Washington Mall lot off Route 19.

Vehicle break-ins: Several residents around the 1400 to 1500 block of Maiden Street reported to township police items were removed from their vehicles between 11:45 p.m. Sunday and 6 a.m. Monday. Residents reported cash, change, credit cards, identification and cameras were stolen

Jeans stolen: An employee of the Levi’s store at Tanger Outlets reported to township police two men stole 20 pairs of jeans, valued at $750, and fled about 5 p.m. Saturday.


Item stolen: State police are looking for information on a theft that occurred between March 30 and May 4. Someone entered an open shed at 32 Grange Road and stole a roll of belting. Anyone with information is asked to call troopers at 724-929-6262.

Greene Co. Police Beat


Resisting arrest charge: James Robert Bissett, 47, of 237 March Ave., Nemacolin, was charged by Cumberland Township police with resisting arrest after police tried to arrest him on a felony warrant Nov. 30 at his township residence. Police said Bissett asked what he was being arrested for multiple times and resisted the handcuffs, before police wrestled him to the ground.


Assault alleged: Roy Frederick Thorne, 71, of Fairmont, W.Va., was charged by a detective with the Greene County district attorney’s office with simple assault and harassment following an incident Sept. 18 at Joe Romeo’s I-79 Honda, 100 Free Soil Road, Mt. Morris. The alleged victim told investigators that she was mopping the floors in the showroom of the car dealership when her coworker, Thorne, allegedly began threatening and swearing at her, according to court documents. The woman told investigators that Thorne told her that he “should just kill her,” the complaint said. She told investigators that Thorne approached her with a closed fist raised and shoved her into a child’s plastic playset. Investigators said they viewed the incident on surveillance video.