Nov. 10

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COAL CENTER

Man jailed: A Pittsburgh man was jailed Friday on an arrest warrant stemming from an incident in which police reportedly found 500 stamp bags of heroin and other drugs at a Coal Center residence in October. Ramon Cammack, 34, of 5510 Beverly Place, is charged with two counts of possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver, three counts of possession of a controlled substance and one count each of possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a small amount of marijuana. An alleged accomplice, Loretta Huntington, 41, of Coal Center, faces similar drug-related charges. A warrant has been issued for her arrest. According to Southwest Regional police, officers arrived at 135 Spring St., Coal Center, at 5 p.m. Oct. 11 in response to a report of a person with a rifle on the roof. The weapon was later determined to be a pellet gun. After further investigation, police seized 500 stamp bags of heroin, $2,980 in cash, marijuana, prescription pills and additional drug paraphernalia. Cammack was arraigned before District Judge Joshua Kanalis and remanded to the Washington County jail on $100,000 bond.


NORTH FRANKLIN

Weapons charge: Zachary T. King, 22, of 217 Allison Ave., Houston, is facing a charge filed by township police of unsworn falsification to authorities, as well as a firearms violation, court records show. King is accused of falsely indicating he isn’t facing indictment on a charge that could lead to a 1-year prison sentence on a federal form to purchase a handgun when he applied to purchase a handgun about 6:30 p.m. Oct. 19 at Gander Mountain, Washington Crown Center, according to the affidavit filed Friday before District Judge Robert Redlinger.


NORTH STRABANE

Driver hurt: A Canonsburg man was taken to an area hospital following a two-vehicle crash Thursday at McClelland Road and the Interstate 79 southbound exit ramp in North Strabane Township. According to state police, Brian J. Greer, 40, was attempting to pull onto McClelland Road from the I-79 southbound exit ramp at 3 p.m. Thursday when his vehicle was struck from behind by one driven by Noah H. Holland, 31, of Pittsburgh. Greer was transported to Canonsburg General Hospital. Police said Holland will be cited for failing to obey stop and yield signs.


PETERS

BB shot: A man driving west in the 200 block of Waterdam Road told police he heard something hit the passenger-side door of his vehicle about 6 p.m. Monday and believed it was a rock, township police said. When he checked the door later, he discovered a BB-size hole in the door. The incident was at least the second event involving a BB in the general location and occurred about the same time, police said.


SOUTH STRABANE

Retail theft arrests: Two West Virginia teens were jailed Thursday for allegedly stealing merchandise from the Trinity Point Walmart in South Strabane township. Jacob T. Nale, 18, of 22 Pontiac Road, Wellsburg, W.Va., and Linsey R. Siudak, 19, of 216 May Road, Follansbee, W.Va., are both charged with retail theft and conspiracy after they were caught trying to steal more than $300 in merchandise by a Walmart loss prevention officer, court records show. Siudak is also charged with defiant trespass. Police said she had been notified not to return to Walmart following an August 2011 incident at a store in Monaca. Both were arraigned before District Judge David Mark and remanded to the Washington County jail on $10,000 bond.


Defiant trespass charge: Richard Allen King Jr., 23, of 450 Twin Hills Road, Grindstone, was charged with defiant trespass and disorderly conduct following an incident Thursday at the Trinity Point Walmart in South Strabane Township. Township police were dispatched to the store for a report of a man thought to be stealing merchandise. Police confronted King, who reportedly turned over a security device key from his pocket. Police said King told them he had planned to steal two digital cameras but decided against it. King had been notified not to return to Walmart following a 2007 incident at a store in Uniontown, police said.


WASHINGTON

Theft report: Gerald Allshouse of 84 W. Wheeling St., Washington, told city police about 2 p.m. Thursday his Kindle Fire had been stolen at the City Mission, police said.


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