: Nov. 6

November 6, 2012


Woman assaulted: Stanley Reisdorf, 44, of 1515 Main St., Burgettstown, was charged by Burgettstown police with simple assault and harassment, accused of striking Debra Strong in the nose about 8 p.m. Saturday at his residence, court records show. He is in the Washington County jail on $25,000 bond set by District Judge Larry Hopkins.

DUI charge: Heather Farley Dinkle, 41, of Monroeville, was charged Friday by McDonald police with driving under the influence of alcohol and failure to obey police directing traffic stemming from an Oct. 4 incident on Main Street (Route 18), Burgettstown. McDonald police had one lane of Main shut down to paint lines for speed checks. Police were using the emergency lights on their cruisers as well as officers to direct alternating traffic. Dinkle reportedly ignored the officers’ direction to stop and kept going, traveling into traffic going the opposite direction. Her blood-alcohol content was almost double the 0.08 percent limit presumed for intoxication, police said. Charges were sent by summons from the office of District Judge Gary Havelka.


Loud party complaint: Several people were charged Saturday by California police with violating the disorderly house ordinance after failing to heed warnings to lower the noise level at a party at 931 Vulcan Village. Charged were Avery Shumaker, 20, of Pottstown; Benjamin Rodriguez, 19, of Oxford; Noah Gruskin, 18, of Malvern; Chandler Graves, 19, of Landisville; Brittany Cabot, 21, of Phoenixville; and Edgar Beltran, 19, of West Grove.

Man charged: Morrell Presley, 21, of Los Angeles, Calif., will be charged by California police with theft, identity theft, access device fraud, receiving stolen property and disorderly conduct in connection with a Sept. 1 incident at J Coles Inn. Police said Presley reportedly stole a bank card from a woman’s purse and tried to use it to pay for his bar tab. The charges will be filed at the office of District Judge Joshua Kanalis.


Marijuana charge: Donald James Davidson, 27, no address provided, will be charged by state police with possession of marijuana stemming from a traffic stop Sunday night in the 1500 block of Jefferson Avenue, Canton.


Drug arrest: Steven DeVaughn Burrow, 21, of Clairton, is charged by Charleroi Regional police with being a former convict prohibited from possessing a firearm, possession of heroin and possession of drug paraphernalia, court records show. Police said they found Burrow with a loaded .40-caliber handgun and three stamp bags of heroin when they went to 812 Fallowfield Ave. to investigate a theft about 7:40 p.m. Saturday, the affidavit indicates. He is in the Washington County jail on $35,000 bond set by District Judge Larry Hopkins.


Trespass charge: Diana M. McCoy, 31, of 29 Hill St., Avella, was charged Monday by state police with criminal trespass after she was reportedly seen entering a home at 93 Gardner St., Cross Creek. She was spotted by the new tenant who had arrived to clean out the residence. Police said McCoy had been evicted by the property owner. The charge will be sent by summons from the office of District Judge Gary Havelka.


Burglary, theft charges: Emerson David Warrick, 33, of Weston, W.Va., was arraigned Friday by District Judge Gary Havelka on charges of burglary, criminal trespass, theft and receiving stolen property filed by state police. Warrick is accused of stealing $5,000 in scrap from Maxwell Welding and Machine, 11 Starck Lane, Hanover, Sept. 9 and selling it in Colliers, W.Va. Warrick was placed in the Washington County jail on $1,500 bond.

Two charged: John E. Roman, 69, of 325 Joffre-Bulger Road, Burgettstown, and William R. Zapf Jr., 39, of Carnegie, were charged by Hanover police with theft and defiant trespass. The two are accused of removing components from an oil well owned by WCM Properties. The property also was marked “no trespassing.” Charges will be sent by summons from the office of District Judge Gary Havelka.


Underage DUI: David A. Markish, 20, of 31 Second St., Atlasburg, faces several charges filed by McDonald police stemming from an Oct. 26 traffic stop on Noblestown Road, Midway.Markish was stopped by police who said he exhibited signs of intoxication. Police said he also had two cases of beer in the vehicle along with an open can of beer. His BAC was almost double the 0.02 percent limit for drivers under the age of 21, police said. He was charged with DUI, underage drinking, minor prohibited from having alcohol in his system and having an open container of alcohol in the vehicle. Charges will be sent by summons from the office of District Judge Gary Havelka.


Burglary reported: Richard N. Martincic of 242 Kusch Road, North Bethlehem, told state police a burglar used a log to break a sliding glass door at the rear of his home Sunday afternoon and steal a Stihl “Farm Boss” chain saw in an orange case.


One injured: Dolores Owens, 65, of 503 Linden Road, North Strabane, was injured in a two-vehicle crash about 6:30 p.m. Friday on Casino Drive near Racetrack Road. North Strabane police said Owens was driving without headlights when she turned onto Casino and collided with a vehicle driven by Eugene Scarlato, 83, of Clairton. Police said Scarlato failed to stop at a stop sign as he left the parking garage. Owens was taken to Canonsburg General Hospital for treatment. Police said neither driver will be cited for the respective violations because the crash occurred on private property.

Woman charged: Amy Lynn Warzinski, 34, of Canonsburg, will be charged with public drunkenness and disorderly conduct after allegedly urinating on the floor in the middle of the Terrace Cafe at The Meadows Racetrack & Casino early Monday, state police said. She left before police arrived, but they said they found her staggering in the parking lot as she reportedly attempted to walk home.

Vehicles scratched: Lisa Swihart of 60 Carl Ave. told North Strabane police Sunday her vehicle and one owned by Estella Petron, also of 60 Carl, were scratched by vandals.

Damage in restroom: North Strabane police said employees at The Meadows Racetrack & Casino reported a urinal in one of the restrooms was damaged by vandals Sunday.


Criminal trespass: Police were called at 4:28 p.m. Saturday to Queen of Heaven Cemetery to a report of hunters, township police said. Police were unable to find any hunters, who are permitted to hunt in designated, nonburial areas of the cemetery.

Two-car accident: One woman complained of an injury but refused medical treatment after a two-car accident at 5:09 p.m. Friday, township police said. Nancy J. Powell, 60, of Rockingham Lane, McMurray, and Sean McLaughlin, 20, of Holly Drive, McMurray, were both driving north on Washington Road near the northern intersection with Old Oak Drive when Powell was unable to stop for a traffic light and struck the rear of McLaughlin’s car, police said. McLaughlin was not injured, police said.


Patrons report thefts: Two Washington County patrons at the Rivers Casino reported thefts to state police. Robert John Vingiquerra of Canonsburg told police early Saturday his wallet was stolen. It was later found, but $400 to $500 was stolen. A 63-year-old Cecil man told police Thursday night a voucher for $484 that he mistakenly forgot to pick up was stolen from the machine.


Criminal mischief: A company in the 200 block of Villani Drive reported Wednesday an unknown contaminant was poured in the gasoline tank of a box truck, township police said. The damage was discovered while the truck was in for repairs at Lee Street Garage, police said.

Appliances stolen: Ryan Homes at the Berkshires reported Thursday numerous appliances were stolen from four houses under construction, township police said. One house is on Sherwood Drive, and three additional houses on Sheffield Drive had the appliances stolen, police said. Stolen were ovens, dishwashers, refrigerators and gas water heaters, with a total value of $7,269.


Tools stolen: John Greer of 910 Maple Ave. told South Strabane police Sunday tools were stolen from the trunk of his vehicle.

Retail theft charge: Lacinda Jo Miller, 42, of 213 Bald Hill Church Road, Mt. Morris, will be charged by South Strabane police with retail theft after she allegedly stole $161 in items from Gabriel’s, Northgate Plaza, by switching price tags. She also was banned from the store. The charge will be sent by summons from the office of District Judge Jay Weller.

Vehicle damaged: Alda Littell of Marianna told South Strabane police Saturday her vehicle was damaged while it was parked in the lot at Trinity Point near Walmart.

Costumes missing: Sunita Jayakumar of 35 Paul Drive told South Strabane police Saturday Halloween costumes she purchased on Ebay from Viva Gifts, Australia, never arrived. She did receive an empty box from the company with a note from the postal service indicating it had been damaged.


Woman faces drug charges: Jillian McBride, 30, of Washington, will be charged with possession of drugs after state police said they found them during a traffic stop Friday night on West Chestnut Street near Washington Street. She was placed in Washington County Jail on a bench warrant.

Criminal mischief: Heather Cottrill told city police somebody threw a brick through the rear window of her car while it was parked at her residence on West Hallam Avenue.

Stolen gun: James M. Carlile of 905 Canterbury Court told city police someone stole his Jennings and Bryco 9 mm handgun from his kitchen table between Oct. 24 and Friday.

Credit card fraud: Zachary Barlow of 457 N. Main St. told city police somebody used his credit card to make about $900 worth of purchases in Maryland Friday.



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