Nov. 27

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AMWELL

Charged in threat, assault: Nevin Renner, 47, of 1655 Amity Ridge Road, Amwell, was arrested Saturday by state police for allegedly threatening to kill Rhonda Lynn Tennant and her dog during a confrontation at his home. He also allegedly grabbed her and threw her on the ground when she was leaving his house. She had returned to retrieve clothing. Renner was arraigned before District Judge Robert Redlinger on charges of simple assault, terroristic threats and harassment. He was placed in the Washington County jail on a $5,000 percentage bond.


CALIFORNIA

Fleeing, traffic charges: Don W. Grant, 23, of Brownsville, will be charged by California police with several charges stemming from an incident Thursday night on California Road. Police said they saw Grant pass another vehicle on the right side of the road and nearly hit a guardrail. When police turned around to stop him, they say he fled and went through several stop signs. He eventually stopped on Knob Road. Grant was placed in the Fayette County jail on a probation detainer from that county. He will be charged with fleeing or eluding police, overtaking a vehicle on the right and several other traffic violations. Charges will be filed at the office of District Judge Joshua Kanalis.


CANONSBURG

Vehicle damaged: Richard Ihnig of 123 1/2 E. Pike St. told Canonsburg police Sunday vandals threw a beer bottle at the rear window of his vehicle, breaking the window.Charges pending: Police are weighing charges against Jennifer Reed, 38, of 203 Lincoln St., Canonsburg, after her vehicle struck the rear of another in the drive-through lane at McDonald’s, Bobby Vinton Boulevard, Saturday night. Police said she was incoherent and unaware she had struck the other vehicle. After finding prescription medication in the vehicle, Canonsburg police had blood drawn to determine if Reed was under the influence of drugs or alcohol.Trespass arrest: Shelton C. Holtzclaw, 36, of Webster, Texas, was arrested Wednesday afternoon by Canonsburg police after Robert Hill said he found Holtzclaw asleep in his apartment on Greenside Avenue. Holtzclaw, who apparently was staying in another apartment in the building, reportedly wouldn’t leave. The landlord told police he is in the process of evicting Holtzclaw. Holtzclaw was arraigned before District Judge David Mark on charges of criminal trespass, disorderly conduct and public drunkenness. He was placed in Washington County Jail on $1,000 bond.Girl injured: Jocelyn Scott, 14, of East Pike Street, Canonsburg, was injured Wednesday morning when she was hit by a pickup truck while walking to class at Canonsburg Junior High School. She told police she was hit and knocked to the ground by the silver pickup truck as it turned left onto Pike from Greenside Avenue. The driver stopped and asked her if she was OK, and she responded she was fine. The driver is a white man in his mid 40s and was wearing a black shirt and jeans. Police said the girl later told school officials she was hit when she developed a headache. Her mother was then notified. Arrested on warrant: Louis Fonaghy III, 26, of 615 Marple Ave., Canonsburg, was arraigned Sunday on a warrant on charges of forgery and theft filed by Canonsburg police. He is accused of stealing checks from his roommate earlier this year and cashing them for $180. Fonaghy was arraigned before District Judge Robert Redlinger and released on $5,000 unsecured bond.


CANTON

Girl assaulted: Scott L. Bowman, 40, of 15 Elkie Drive, Canton, was arrested Sunday night by state police for allegedly assaulting his 7-year-old daughter during a custody exchange. Bowman allegedly threw the girl to the ground. Police were called to Washington Hospital. The girl’s mother, Bethany Bowman, told police that Scott Bowman was angry because the girl was taking too long to retrieve money from his vehicle. He was arraigned before District Judge Robert Redlinger on charges of simple assault and harassment. He was placed in the Washington County jail on $5,000 bond.Theft, paraphernalia charges: Jessica Linn Hysong, 35, of 603 N. Main St., Washington, was arraigned Thursday on charges stemming from separate incidents. She is charged by North Franklin police with attempted theft for allegedly trying to take a purse from an employee break room at Angelo’s restaurant, 2109 N. Franklin Drive, in August 2011. Hysong also is accused of having drug paraphernalia during an incident last month at America’s Best Value motel, 1386 W. Chestnut St., Canton. State police filed the charge in that case. She was arraigned before District Judge Robert Redlinger and placed in the Washington County jail on a $2,500 percentage bond.


CHARLEROI

Assault arrest: Christopher Todd Byron, 40, of 403 Shady Ave., Charleroi, was arrested Thursday by Charleroi Regional police on charges of simple assault, disorderly conduct, harassment and possession of drug paraphernalia. Byron is accused of punching Shari Byron and her daughter in the face during a confrontation. He also reportedly had a stamp bag of suspected heroin. He was arraigned before District Judge Robert Redlinger and placed in the Washington County jail on $5,000 bond.


DONEGAL

Fraud reported: Kassin M. Phillips of West Alexander reported to state police Friday several fraudulent charges had been made on his debit account.


FALLOWFIELD

Burglary, theft arrest: Malinda Ann Griffith, 35, of 4 Short St., Daisytown, was arrested Friday on a warrant obtained by state police on charges of burglary, theft and criminal mischief. She is accused of breaking a basement window Sept. 17 at the home of Thomas Griffith, 1026 Fourth St. Extension, Fallowfield. She allegedly stole an Xbox game player, digital camera, figurines, vase and compound bow. Some of the items she allegedly sold at a pawn shop. She was arraigned before District Judge Robert Redlinger and placed in the Washington County jail on $5,000 bond.


INDEPENDENCE

PFA violation: Stephen C. Henry, 39, of 849 Henderson Ave., Washington, was arrested Friday by state police for allegedly violating a protection-from-abuse order obtained by Suzanne Baker of Independence. He is accused of sending her three text messages the previous two days. Henry was arraigned before District Judge Robert Redlinger and released on $5,000 unsecured bond.Burglary reported: An Allegheny County resident reported to state police that copper pipe and wire valued at $3,850 were stolen from a residence at 38 Fallen Timber Road, Independence Township, sometime between Nov. 16 and Sunday. Anyone with information is asked to call state police at 724-223-5200.


NORTH FRANKLIN

Theft arrest: Zachary A. Smitley, 19, of Washington, was arrested Saturday by North Franklin police on a charge of theft for allegedly stealing a cellphone and beaded case from Samantha Harvey, 5 Zelt St., on Thursday. Harvey told police she did not know the last name of the person who stole the items but said he was wearing a Baltimore Ravens jacket and had green hair. Police saw Smitley walking on West Chestnut Street and took him into custody. He was arraigned before District Judge Robert Redlinger and placed in the Washington County jail on $5,000 bond.Student charged: A 14-year-old Canton Township girl was charged with disorderly conduct by North Franklin police stemming from a Nov. 15 incident at Trinity Middle School, 50 Scenic Drive. She is accused of threatening to fight another student.Teen charged: A 14-year-old Washington boy was charged by North Franklin police with criminal trespass after he was found Nov. 9 at Washington Crown Center after he had been banned from the mall.Underage charge: Carley J. Hainaut, 20, of 1990 S Bridge Road, Washington, was charged by North Franklin police with minor possessing alcohol and driving with suspended insurance stemming from a Nov. 15 traffic stop on Franklin Farms Road. Police said she had a bottle of liquor in the vehicle she said belonged to her sister. The charges will be sent by summons form the office of District Judge Robert Redlinger.Christmas tree stolen: Cheryl Ullom of 296 Park Ave. told North Franklin police Thursday a 6-foot, metal Christmas tree was stolen from her yard.Counterfeit money passed: Security at Sears, Washington Crown Center, told North Franklin police Wednesday that $415 in counterfeit money in different denominations was passed at the store.Faces charges: Matthew D. Eckert, 27, of 75 Tarbuck Lane, Washington, will be charged by North Franklin police with driving under the influence of alcohol, driving under suspension and having an open container of beer. Eckert was returning a vehicle to a resident of Tarbuck Lane when he was stopped. Police said his blood-alcohol content was double the 0.08 percent limit presumed for intoxication.DUI charge: Mark Wade, 50, of 1911 W. Chestnut St., Washington, was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and having an open container of alcohol during a DUI Task Force roving patrol early Thursday. North Franklin police said he had a glass believed to contain cranberry juice and vodka in his cup holder. His blood-alcohol content was more than 2 1/2 times the 0.08 percent limit presumed for intoxication.Driver charged: Richard S. Davis, 35, of Henderson, Texas, faces several traffic citations with fines and costs totalling $7,056 after his oversized rig went off its route last week. North Franklin police said he stopped on West Chestnut Street, causing a traffic jam, while hauling a load containing a cooling unit for the oil industry. His truck exceed maximum height, width and weight limits, and he had an invalid permit. His rig was parked until he obtained a new permit and posted a bond in the amount of the fines.


SOUTH FRANKLIN

Mother threatened: Ryan Thomas Hickey, 24, of 285 Jolly School Road, South Franklin, was arrested by state police on a warrant after he allegedly threatened his mother Saturday night at their home. His mother, Marlene Ann Flowers, called state police to report Hickey forced his way into the house and threatened her. She had kicked him out three days earlier and left his belongings in the driveway. He went to the house Saturday for a collector’s coin. When she opened the door to hand it to him, he allegedly forced his way into the home and pushed her up against a wall. He also threatened to harm her and burn down the house. Hickey was arraigned before District Judge Ethan Ward on charges of terroristic threats, simple assault and harassment. He was placed in the Washington County jail on a $5,000 percentage bond.


SOUTH STRABANE

Mother, daughter charged: Leah Renee Cox, 31, of 37 Rural Ave., Washington, and her mother, Teri Cox, 52, of 710 Michigan Ave., Washington, each face charges of stealing items from Walmart, Trinity Point, Saturday, South Strabane police said. Leah Cox is accused of putting $355 in items in her purse and diaper bag, while her mother is accused of stealing items valued at about $50. Leah Cox’s children, ages 2 and 5, were with them, police said. The charges will be sent by summons from the office of District Judge Jay Weller.Two charged: Alycia M. Mitchell, 28, of 245 McCarrell Ave., Washington, was charged by South Strabane police with possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia as well as driving under suspension stemming from a traffic stop Friday on Washington Road. A passenger, William Lane, 29, of 59 W. Katherine Ave., Washington, was charged with having an open container of beer.Drug charges: Bryan Roberts, 30, of Holbrook, was charged Monday by South Strabane police with possession of heroin and drug paraphernalia after he reportedly was found passed out in his vehicle Wednesday in the parking lot of Walmart, Trinity Point.Four-vehicle crash: A Beaver County man will be cited by state police for driving too fast for conditions following a four-vehicle crash Sunday near the Laboratory Exit of Interstate 79 north in South Strabane Township. According to police, John R. Barrett, 65, of Hookstown, was traveling north on I-79 when his truck struck the rear of another vehicle slowing for heavy traffic, causing that vehicle and two others to collide. Police said no one was injured.


WASHINGTON

Harassment charge: Heather Cottrill, 32, of 69 W. Hallam Ave., Washington, was charged Tuesday with harassment for allegedly grabbing Michelle Shavonne Garnette of 515 W. Chestnut St., Washington, by the hair and pulling her across the floor following a verbal argument at her residence 2 a.m. Saturday. Charges will be sent by summons from the office of District Judge Robert Redlinger.Disorderly conduct charge: Albert Johnson, 33, of 173 Church St., Apt. 3, Washington, was charged with disorderly conduct after city police were called to remove him from Brother’s Pizza, 3 Main St., Washington, for causing a disturbance and making unwelcome physical contact with an employee on Saturday afternoon. Vandalism reported: Amanda Ringer of 173 Jollick Manor, Washington, told city police a man broke a window screen at her residence by throwing a bottle and a metal object at it shortly before 2 a.m. Saturday.Harassment charge: Tyler Dean Burkhalter, 21, of Duncan Ave., Washington, was charged Tuesday with harassment for allegedly punching a Prosperity woman in the face following an argument at his residence Friday. Charges will be sent by summons from the office of District Judge Robert Redlinger.Fraud reported: Charles A. Comer of 39 Leet St., Washington, reported to city police his debit card was fraudulently used Nov. 18 after he lost his wallet at the Gulf gas station on West Chestnut Street in Washington.


WEST FINLEY

Tree stand stolen: Matthew R. Smittle of Lawrence reported to state police that his tree stand was stolen from a wooded area near 3 Camp Resort Road, West Finley Township, between 3:30 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday.


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