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December 19, 2012


Harassment, disorderly charges: James A. Bongiorni, 64, of 24 Highland Ave., Burgettstown, was charged by McDonald police with harassment and disorderly conduct after allegedly confronting Charles Lyons Sr. of Burgettstown Dec. 3 in the parking lot of Family Dollar in Burgettstown. Police said there was a dispute over property in Smith Township. Charges will be sent by summons from the office of District Judge Gary Havelka.

Burglary reported: Malina and Nathaniel Willey of 14 Hindman Ave., Burgettstown, told McDonald police Dec. 8 that a class ring, gold ring, necklace, charms and other jewelry were stolen in a burglary of their home.


PFA arrest: Shane Anthony Kovatch, 27, of 385 Pennsylvania Ave., Charleroi, was arrested Monday by state police for allegedly violating a protection-from-abuse order obtained by Selena M. Verner by sending her text messages and calling her home at 55 Moon Road, Canton, several times. He was arraigned before District Judge Mark Wilson and placed in Washington County Jail on $5,000 bond.

Drug arrest: Teona McClain, 22, whose last known address was Belvedere Acres, Canton, was arraigned Tuesday in separate drug cases. On March 7, she allegedly sold marijuana to an undercover trooper. Later that month, state police said they found additional marijuana and paraphernalia after serving a search warrant at her home. She was arraigned before District Judge David Mark on charges of possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and conspiracy and placed in Washington County Jail on $50,000 bond.


Drug charges: Nicholas Robert Heirendt, 25, of 1000 Spring St., Robinson, was charged by McDonald police with possession of drug paraphernalia after he reportedly was found unconscious in his home by his mother Dec. 1. The charge will be sent by summons from the office of District Judge Valarie Costanzo.

Scrap stolen: Donald Zalaznik of Midway Contracting Supply told McDonald police that Dec. 11 and 13, scrap aluminum valued at more than $5,000 was stolen from his property on Quicksilver Road, Robinson.

Jewelry, cash stolen: Heather Santek of 125 Midway-Candor Road, Robinson, told McDonald police Sunday that $1,400, a horseshoe-shaped pin and a global-positioning system were stolen from her home.


Items stolen: Ella Hatfield of West Maiden Street told city police oxycontin tablets, jewelry worth $600 and $950 in cash were stolen from her apartment. Three checks totaling $2,070 also were cashed out of her account without her consent.



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