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November 29, 2012


Items stolen: Jeffrey Hatfield and Terrie O’Hara, of 125 Hathaway Road, Buffalo, told state police Tuesday items were stolen from their unlocked vehicles.


Tire falls off vehicle: No one was injured Nov. 23 when a tire came off a vehicle in the 1700 block of Henderson Avenue (Route 18), Chartiers police said. A vehicle driven by Paul E. Rush, 71, of Pittsburgh, was driving south on Henderson when he told police he heard a bang and saw sparks coming from the rear of his vehicle. Aaron Redick, 34 of 1380 Henderson, who was driving south, told police he saw a tire coming at him. The next thing Redick said he knew was his air bag deployed and his vehicle flipped.

Money stolen: Pamela Paluda, of 260 N. Main St., told Chartiers police $300 was stolen from her vehicle.

Driver charged: Levi Cutshall, 23, of 62 Victoria St., Washington, was charged last week by Chartiers police with leaving the scene of an accident, driving under suspension and failure to notify police after a hit-and-run crash. He is accused of hitting two parked cars in the 700 block of North Main Street and then leaving the scene.

Jewelry, Spam stolen: Kathy Spease of 425 Allison Ave. told Chartiers police Sunday a ring, earrings, necklace and can of Spam were stolen from her home while she was gone over the Thanksgiving holiday.

Box grates stolen: Mark Sankey of 2059 Henderson Ave. (Route 18) told Chartiers police Wednesday that 30, three-foot sections and 20, two-foot sections of French box grates were stolen from his supply yard.


Faces gun charge: William Patterson, 43, of 432 High St., Monongahela, was arraigned Thursday on a charge of a convict not to possess a firearm after Mononghela police found numerous shotguns and rifles in his home. Police obtained a search warrant and served it Wednesday on the house. Patterson was arraigned before District Judge Mark Wilson and placed in the Washington County jail on $10,000 bond.

Money stolen: Millisia Leasure, 30, of 1342 Meldon Ave., Donora, was charged with theft, reckless endangerment and disorderly conduct after she allegedly stole money from the purse of a woman who had given her a ride Tuesday, Monongahela police said. The victim put her purse on the console. While they were in the 200 block of West Main Street, Leaure reportedly grabbed the money and ran. The charges will be sent by summons from the office of District Judge Mark Wilson.

DUI, resisting charge: Danny Alan Lutz, 47, of 1110 Chess St., Monongahela, was charged by Monongahela police with driving under the influence of alcohol and resisting arrest following a traffic stop Nov. 22 at Second and West Main streets. Police said Lutz jumped out of his car and refused orders to return to his vehicle. He also struggled with police when they tried to place the handcuffs on him, at one point putting his hand inside the waistband of his pants. The charges will be sent by summons from the office of District Judge Mark Wilson.

Threat, harassment charges: Michael Amati, 32, of 1288 Country Club Road, Monongahela, will be charged by Monongahela police with terroristic threats, harassment and disorderly conduct. He is accused of threatening a Mononghalea woman and repeatedly calling her. The charge will be sent by summons from the office of District Judge Mark Wilson.


Gun stolen: Brian Roney of 841 Vance Drive told North Strabane police Wednesday a black, .40-caliber Springfield pistol along with holster and 10 rounds of ammunition was stolen from his home. He had a party and a friend decided to put the gun on a table and cover it with a tablecloth. He later discovered it was gone.

Pipe stolen: Copper pipe was reported stolen Tuesday from a storage trailer in a fenced-in lot at the rear of All States Plumbing, 2293 Hill Church Road.


Purse stolen: Amber Hays of Washington told South Strabane police her wrist purse was stolen Wednesday from Red Lobster, Trinity Point. She told police she left it on a table and when she returned, it was gone. The purse contained her driver’s license, $50 and various credit cards.



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