: Dec. 22

December 21, 2012


Theft reported: Faye Jenkins of Washington reported to state police in Washington her 19-inch Magnavox television and DVD player and an MP3 player were stolen from 849 Henderson Ave., about 9 a.m. Wednesday. According to Jenkins, someone living in the home stole the items.


Burglary attempt: Michelle Nuccetelli of 151 Hastings Road, Deemston, told state police Thursday an attempt was made to break into her home. Police said the rear door was damaged and the would-be burglar may have been scared off by her dogs. Anyone who might have seen suspicious activity during the day in the area is asked to call state police at 724-223-5200.


Arrested on warrant: Milissia Ann Leasure, 31, of 1342 Meldon Ave., Donora, was arrested on a warrant Thursday after she reportedly failed to show up for a hearing earlier that day. Leasure had been scheduled for a preliminary hearing before District Judge Mark Wilson on charges of reckless endangerment, theft and disorderly conduct filed by Monongahela police. Wilson issued the warrant when she failed to appear. Leasure allegedly stole money from a purse belonging to Kayleigh Hewitt after the other woman and Cody Kolbeck gave her a ride. As Leasure got out of the vehicle, she allegedly snatched $30 and ran into a home. She then got into another car and handed the money to another woman, police said. Kolbeck, hanging on the car, grabbed at the money as they drove away but was only able to recover $5. She was arraigned before District Judge Valarie Costanzo and placed in the Washington County jail on $5,000 bond.


Theft of services: Daniel Sions of Springfield, Ohio, will be charged by North Franklin police with theft of services after he allegedly failed to pay Thursday for his entire stay at Days Inn, 1370 W. Chestnut St. Police said he owes the motel $103.

Post holders stolen: Judy Boone of 95 Milbeck Drive told North Franklin police Thursday two metal post holders were stolen from outside her home.

Books stolen: David Sandlin, 52, of Canton, Ohio, was charged by North Franklin police Thursday with retail theft after he allegedly stole 17 books valued at $333 from Wilson Warneld of Houston at Black Rose Antiques, Washington Crown Center. Warneld discovered some books he had in his collection were being sold on eBay Wednesday and then discovered they had been stolen from his booth. He believes the books were stolen over a period of time. Sandlin reportedly took the books to an eBay resale shop on Jefferson Avenue in Washington to sell them online. The charge will be sent by summons from the office of District Judge Robert Redlinger.


Three injured: Three people, including a 3-year-old girl, were injured in a two-vehicle crash Thursday afternoon on Park Avenue at Old Plank Road, South Franklin, state police said. Police said Jessica Lemley, 21, of Washington, pulled from Old Plank into the path of a vehicle driven by Nancy Croasum, 55, of Meadow Lands. Lemley, her 3-year-old passenger and Croasum all were taken to Washington Hospital. Lemley will be charged with a stop sign violation, police said.


Retail theft: Ronald Cooper, 51, of 240 N. College St, Washington, was arrested Friday morning after he allegedly stole 24 items valued at $75 from Family Dollar, 130 Highland Ave., and then struggled with Washington police as they tried to take him into custody. Customers had him detained but as police arrived, he broke free and tried to run out a locked back door. He then fought with Lt. Kirk Stinner and Sgt. Michael Sulerud. Cooper was arraigned before District Judge Robert Redlinger on 24 counts of retial theft and two counts each of resisting arrest and disorderly conduct. He was placed in the Washington County jail on $15,000 bond.

Decorations stolen: Catherine Markley, 545 Allison Ave., told Washington police Thursday Christmas decorations were stolen from her yard.

Cash, credit slips stolen: An employee of the South Side, 352 S. Main St., told Washington police Thursday that $250 and 19 credit card receipts were stolen from the register.

iPad stolen: Beth Gaito, of 130 Hart Ave., told Washington police her iPad II was stolen from her home Thursday.



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