: Dec. 4

December 3, 2012


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 Ross among a group who had quickly left the center. When they checked, they found others trying to hold him back from re-entering the center and learned there had been an altercation. When police tried to escort him away, he charged at the officers, who had to use a Taser to subdue him. Gismondi had to be treated at the infirmary. Ross was taken to Monongahela Valley Hospital for a complaint of pain and due to his level of intoxication. 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 Washington County Jail on $5,000 bond.


Vehicles collide: Three people sustained minor injuries following a two-vehicle accident at noon Saturday on Route 21 in West Waynesburg. State police said a vehicle driven by Caire Pena, 43, of Waynesburg, was traveling west and was attempting to make a left turn into Wayne Lumber when her vehicle traveled into the eastbound lane and was struck by a car driven by Kassandra Fink, 23, of Greensburg. Police said Pena, Fink and a passenger in Fink’s vehicle, Theresa Matscherz, 76, of Prosperity, were transported to Southwest Regional Medical Center for treatment. Also, police said Pena was cited for an improper turning violation.


Attempted robbery: State police are investigating the attempted armed robbery of a woman who was stopped at the First National Bank ATM machine, 928 North 88 Road, at 7:20 p.m. Sunday. Police said Kimberly Doman, 42, of Rices Landing, was attempting to make a withdrawal from the machine when a male wearing a camouflage shirt, ski mask, black vest and gloves appeared at the driver’s side door. The man allegedly told Doman to give him all her money and cellphone while brandishing a handgun. Doman put her vehicle in gear and sped off before calling police. Doman was not injured. Anyone with information is asked to call state police at 724-627-6151.


Cred card stolen: Shelley Renee Baker, 46, of Clarksville, told state police someone stole a credit card from her purse inside her residence between Nov. 21 and 26. The card was used at an ATM inside Puffy’s Bar in Clarksville, and $395 was missing from her bank account, she said.


Assault charge: State police charged Jennifer Colina, 24, Hopkins Run Road, Sycamore, with simple assault following a dispute at 4:30 p.m. Nov. 29 with her husband. Police said Colina burned the face of Jason Leslie Hennen, 20, with a lit cigarette and then punched him in the nose. Colina was arraigned before District Judge Lee Watson and placed in the Greene County jail on $2,500 bond.


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, Washington County, 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.


Burglary arrest: State police arrested James Leon Roach, 47, of Waynesburg, and charged him with burglary and criminal trespass when he was found hiding in a shed at Alpha Natural Resources on Garards Fort Road at 10 p.m. Nov. 30. Police discovered Roach after they were called to the location in response to a suspicious person looking in abandoned sheds. Police said Roach drove his truck into one of the sheds and closed the doors. He was placed in the Greene County jail on $50,000 bond.



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