Dec. 4

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BENTLEYVILLE

Burglary reported: Shirley Martin of 11 Ames Road reported to Southwest Regional Police her house was broken into Nov. 10 and a 40-inch television, an Xbox 360 and about 75 movies were stolen.


House damaged: Joe Pigeon of Scenery Hill reported Tuesday to Southwest Regional Police the garage at a home at 266 Johnston Road was broken into and an attempt was made to break into the house. The front door was damaged, he said.


CALIFORNIA

Police assaulted: Alexander Jason Ross, 18, of Pittsburgh, was arrested early Sunday by California University of Pennsylvania police after he allegedly assaulted two police officers following an incident outside Natali Student Center. Officers Jeffrey Smaracheck and Tony Gismondi noticed a group who had quickly left the center and when they checked, they found others trying to hold Ross back from re-entering the center and learned there had been an altercation. When police tried to escort him away, he charged at officers, who had to use a Taser to subdue him. Gismondi had to be treated at the infirmary. Ross was taken to Mon Valley Hospital for a complaint of pain and because of his level of intoxication, police said. Ross was arraigned before District Judge Gary Havelka on charges of aggravated assault, simple assault, harassment, disorderly conduct, public drunkennesss and underage drinking. He was placed in the Washington County jail on $5,000 bond.


CANONSBURG

Woman faces charges: Kathy Paul, 55, of 520 Tannehll St., Canonsburg, will be charged by Canonsburg police after she allegedly punched Larry Castner, 54, of 202 Greenside Ave., Canonsburg, during a confrontation about 6 a.m. Sunday at 411 Woodland Ave. Paul, who police said was highly intoxicated, reportedly threw herself down the steps as police were trying to take her out of the house. She also threw herself to the ground, police said. An officer was injured in the scuffle. She also reportedly kicked the divider in the police car and banged her head against it. Paul waived immediate arraignment. She will be charged with criminal trespass, simple assault and harassment via summons through the office of District Judge David Mark.


DUI arrest: James Donald Hookey, 28, of Canonsburg, was arrested Friday night by Cecil police on charges of driving under the influence of alcohol, disorderly conduct and driving without a license. Police were called to 274 Muse-Bishop Road for a report of a disturbance. Before police arrived, they learned there also had been a crash. Police learned Hookey had taken a vehicle owned by Brianna McMasters without permission. Police said he also punched Danny McAnany, who was trying to get the keys back. Hookey was arraigned before District Judge Gary Havelka and placed in the Washington County jail on $2,500 bond.


Assault arrest: David Keirs, 54 of 39 Sycamore St., Muse, was arrested Saturday by Cecil police for allegedly punching Rhea Schultz in the face. A dog reportedly bit him in an effort to protect Schultz. Keirs was arraigned before District Judge Gary Havelka on a charge of simple assault and harassment. He was placed in the Washington County jail on $3,000 bond.


CHARLEROI

Woman cut, choked: Geronimo F. Alidano, 44, of 429 McKean Ave., Charleroi, was arrested Thursday by Charleroi Regional police for allegedly cutting Virginia McNulty with keys and choking her. Alidano was arraigned before District Judge Gary Havelka on charges of simple assault, harassment and disorderly conduct. He was placed in the Washington County jail on $5,000 bond.


MT. PLEASANT

Boy assaulted: Earl Ellerman, 48, of 2 Wabash St., Southview, was arrested by Mt. Pleasant police for allegedly grabbing a 12-year-old boy by the throat and lifting him six inches off the floor during a confrontation Sunday night. Ellerman was arraigned before District Judge Gary Havelka on charges of simple assault, harassment and endangering the welfare of children. He was placed in the Washington County jail on $5,000 bond.


MIDWAY

Two arrested: Jessica Marie Mastic, 23, and Michael A. Dorsey, 18, both of 406 Dickson St., Midway, were arrested Thursday by McDonald police after suspected marijuana plants were found at their home Nov. 25. Police also found drug paraphernalia. Each was charged with manufacturing of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. They were each arraigned before District Judge Gary Havelka and placed in the Washington County jail on $5,000 bond.


NORTH FRANKLIN

Boots stolen: Ryan Kesner of Waynesburg told North Franklin police Sunday a thief stole boots he had just purchased from Gander Mountain. He told police he placed his bag on the floor and when he went to pick it up, it was gone. Police said a woman later tried unsuccessfully to return the boots.


Charged in drug theft: Ashley Lampe, 25, of 1992 Oak Forest Road, Waynesburg, was charged Monday by North Franklin police with theft for allegedly stealing 27 Oxycodone tablets from Presbyterian SeniorCare, South Main Street, Nov. 23. Lampe had been a licensed practical nurse and allegedly stole the drugs from a cart. The charge will be sent by summons from the office of District Judge Robert Redlinger.


Socks stolen: Rebecca Garbart, 47, of 1176 Bruce St., Washington, was charged Monday by North Franklin police with felony retail theft for allegedly stealing socks valued at $108 from Macy’s, Washington Crown Center, Friday. The charge will be sent by summons from the office of District Judge Robert Redlinger.


NORTH STRABANE

One injured: Pamela Stephens, 39, of 1135 E. Beau St., South Strabane, was injured Friday night after her vehicle crashed into the rear of a vehicle driven by Stephen Johnson, 62, of 170 Meadows View Road, North Strabane. North Strabane police said Johnson was stopped in the left, southbound lane of Route 19, to make a left turn onto Conklin Road, when his vehicle was hit. Stephens went to Canonsburg General Hospital for treatment.


Vehicle into ditch: Kenneth Smith, 63, of 139 Pearl Drive, Canonsburg, escaped injury when his vehicle went into a drainage ditch at the township park Friday night, North Strabane police said.


SOUTH STRABANE

Thefts reported: Josh Smith of 1028 Locust Ave. told South Strabane police Nov. 26 that $1,700 and prescription medication was stolen from his home.


WASHINGTON

Assault reported: Joshua Aloia, 22, of Washington, told Washington police he was assaulted early Sunday by another man at Tuscan Tavern, 21 E. Chestnut St. Charges are pending against his alleged attacker.


Money reported stolen: Karen Phillips of 62 W. Hallam Ave. told Washington police Sunday $100 in a Christmas card to her landlord was stolen from a wreath, and $50 was stolen from her home.


Windshield broken: Robert Moshell of 450 Addison At. told Washington police Saturday vandals broke the windshield of his vehicle.


Crash leads to charge: Joshua Sampson, 21, of 295 Liberty St., Bridgeville, faces a charge of DUI after allegedly crashing his vehicle on South Main Street near Redstone Road, about midnight Friday Washington police said. Blood was drawn to determine his blood-alcohol content.


Possession charge: Robert L. Lester Jr., 25, of 430 1/2 W. Chestnut St., Washington, was charged with possession of paraphernalia after a scale and $1,679 in cash were found by police at his home. The charge will be sent by summons from the office of District Judge Robert Redlinger.


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