School bus crash: No one was injured when a Canon-McMillan school bus hit a car Wednesday afternoon at the intersection of Euclid and Second streets, Canonsburg police said. William Hampson, 41, of Claysville, was driving the bus and Stella Badia of Canonsburg was driving the car. The police report did not indicate any students were on the bus.
Driver arrested: Ronald James Thomas, 48, of 531 Murtland Ave., Washington, was arrested Wednesday morning by Cecil police. Police said an officer was monitoring traffic about 5:15 a.m. at Chartiers Run and Route 980 when he noticed a driver acting suspiciously behind him. Thomas, who also is known as Ronald Polk, had a license plate reported stolen from Canonsburg on the vehicle. He told police he just purchased the vehicle from his employer. He also had no insurance. Police said they also learned he has a lengthy record in Florida. Thomas was arraigned before District Judge James Ellis on charges of receiving stolen property and having no insurance or registration. He was placed in the Washington County jail on $10,000 bond.
Trespassing charge: Gail Diane Kelly, 27, of 118 S. McDonald St., McDonald, was charged by McDonald police with defiant trespass and disorderly conduct after allegedly returning Dec. 10 to her apartment at 118 S. McDonald after she was evicted. The charges were sent by summons from the office of District Judge Valarie Costanzo.
Mischief charge: Eric J. Prebeg, 27, of 107 St. John St., Midway, was charged by McDonald police with criminal mischief for allegedly breaking the windshield of a vehicle owned by Denise Boland of Midway while it was parked in the lot at 112 Third St., McDonald, on Dec. 1. The charge will be sent by summons from the office of District Judge Valarie Costanzo.
Bar cited: The operators of The Foxxhole, 123-127 S. McDonald St., McDonald, were cited by the state police Bureau of Liquor Control Enforcement for allegedly possessing or operating gambling devices Sept. 27.
Paraphernalia charge: Kenneth Dale Zierden Jr., 22, of 101 Dickson St., Midway, was charged by McDonald police with possession of drug paraphernalia after he allegedly was found Nov. 28 with a syringe during an adult probation compliance check at his home. The charge will be sent by summons from the office of District Judge Gary Havelka.
Theft, receiving arrest: Robert Reed Sypolt, 20, of 124 Sixth Ave., New Eagle, was arrested Thursday by Monongahela police for allegedly pawning a stolen bracelet at a pawn shop in the city in July. A resident of Penn Hills reported to her local police that jewelry including a bracelet was stolen from her bedroom. Sypolt, who worked for a company that cleaned the woman’s home, sold the bracelet at the pawn shop for $600, police said. Sypolt was arraigned before District Judge Mark Wilson on charges of theft and receiving stolen property. He was placed in the Washington County jail on $10,000 bond.
Items stolen: Items were reported stolen from a vehicle owned by Robinson Asphalt of Bridgeville while it was parked Tuesday at 12 Ten Mile Lane, North Bethlehem, state police said.
Tablet stolen: Timothy B. Adams, 29, of 304 Washington St., Bentleyville, was charged by North Franklin police with retail theft and possession of drug paraphernalia for allegedly stealing a computer tablet Dec. 13 from Sears at Washington Crown Center. Police said he left his vehicle, engine running, on the sidewalk while he went inside the store. The paraphernalia was in his vehicle, police said. Charges will be sent by summons from the office of District Judge Robert Redlinger.
Bridge trespasser: Brandon Noble, 38, of 955 Addison St., Washington, was charged with disorderly conduct after he allegedly trespassed on a closed bridge at Washington Crown Center Dec. 12. He also reportedly possessed drug paraphernalia.
Harassment charge: Patrick C. Adams, 26, of 251 Annuity Drive, South Franklin Township, was charged by North Franklin police with harassment for allegedly contacting his former girlfriend, Tabitha Horne, and her new boyfriend, Kyle Duff, by text messages Dec. 16, including one warning them not to mess with him.
Woman grabbed: Alex F. Kazmierczak, 22, of 130 Sassafras Drive, North Franklin, was charged with harassment by North Franklin police for allegedly going to the home of Glorian Cimino, 57 Arnold St., Dec. 11. He entered the home without permission, grabbed her and pushed her, police said.
Machine entered: North Franklin police said a vandal broke into the change machine at Laundry Depot, 1874 W. Chestnut St., Tuesday, and did $1,000 in damage.
DUI pending: Julie Ann Johnson, 46, of Triadelphia, W.Va., faces a charge of driving under the influence of a controlled substance after she allegedly hit the rear of a vehicle driven by Anthony N. Howard, 28, of Jefferson, who was stopped at the end of the Interstate 70 eastbound off ramp waiting to merge onto West Chestnut Street Wednesday. Johnson told police she had taken medication.
Cash stolen: Lynette Andalaro of Hopwood told North Franklin police Wednesday that $3,000 was stolen from her vehicle while it was parked at Washington Crown Center. Police said the thief left behind a global-positioning system, gifts and other valuable items.
Woman arrested: Tara Jo Selfridge, 30, of Butler, was charged with retail theft by North Franklin police for allegedly stealing items from Macy’s, Washington Crown Center, earlier this month. She was placed in the Washington County jail on a detainer from Butler County.
Arraigned on DUI charge: Brett Edward Folk, 41, of 209 McShane St., Canonsburg, was arraigned Thursday on charges of driving under the influence of alcohol and several traffic-related charges stemming from a crash earlier this month on Franklin Farms Road. He was arraigned before District Judge Robert Redlinger on the charges filed by North Franklin police and placed in the Washington County jail on a $5,000 percentage bond.
Officers assaulted: Joshua Ian O’Brien, 28, of Belington, W.Va., was arrested Wednesday night after he allegedly assaulted three North Strabane police officers called to remove him from the bar at Cambria Suites and Hotel, 457 Racetrack Road. When police asked him to step outside because he was yelling obscenities, he allegedly refused and became combative. He then allegedly tried to bite and kick Officers Nate Terling, Dustin Koch and Matthew Schmeltz. Once outside, he fell on a bench, breaking it, police said. Police from South Strabane and Canonsburg also were called to assist. O’Brien was arraigned before District Judge Valarie Costanzo on charges of resisting arrest, disorderly conduct, public drunkenness and criminal mischief and placed in the Washington County jail on $5,000 bond.
Theft, trespass charges: Charles A. Simpson, 32, of 910 E. Maiden St., Washington, was charged by South Strabane police with theft by deception and criminal trespass for allegedly stealing a television from a shelf at Walmart, Trinity Point, Tuesday and then taking it to the return counter for a refund. Simpson reportedly had been banned from Walmart and Sam’s Club stores after an incident last year in Belle Vernon. Charges will be sent by summons from the office of District Judge Jay Weller.
Two assaulted: Sam Carpenter, 26, of 797 1/2 Addison St., Washington, was arrested by Washington police on two counts of simple assault after he allegedly assaulted his girlfriend and a man who was helping her move out Wednesday night. Carpenter is accused of hitting Korinne Mendicino, 20, in the back of the head and throwing her across a table. He also is accused of hitting Brian Chadwick, 46, of Washington in the face. Chadwick went to Washington Hospital for treatment. Mendicino refused treatment. Carpenter was arraigned before District Judge Valarie Costanzo and placed in the Washington County jail on $1,500 bond.
Paraphernalia charge: Michael Rose, 40, of 434 1/2 E. Chestnut St., Washington, was arraigned Thursday via video from the Washington County jail on a charge of possession of drug paraphernalia filed by Washington police stemming from an Aug. 11 incident. District Judge Robert Redlinger set an additional $5,000 perentage bond.
Drug charges: Ryan Brown, 23, who is incarcerated at the Washington County jail, was arraigned Friday on charges of possession of marijuana, paraphernalia and heroin filed by Washington police stemming from a Nov. 29 incident on South Main Street. District Judge Robert Redlinger set an additional $25,000 percentage bond.
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