: Jan. 31

January 30, 2013


Charged in crash: Aaron E. Sutton, 39, of 53 Colony Road, Burgettstown, was charged by McDonald police with unauthorized use of a vehicle, damage to unattended property, failure to provide information and abandoning a vehicle on private property stemming from a one-vehicle crash Friday on North Main Street. Police said he took his sister’s vehicle without permission. Charges will be sent by summons from the office of District Judge Gary Havelka.

Attempted burglaries investigated: McDonald police are investigating two attempted burglaries this week. An attempt was made to enter a third-floor apartment above Burgettstown Hardware, 1608 Main St., Burgettstown, early Monday. A white man in his early 20s wearing dark clothing was seen running from the building. A would-be burglar tried to break into Cardinal Tire & Auto, 150 Center Ave., Burgettstown, late Monday or early Tuesday. The burglar tried to force open a garage door. A pickup truck parked behind the garage was broken into, but nothing was stolen, police said. Anyone with information is asked to call McDonald police at 724-926-2015.

Vehicle hits pole: Brandy Morgan, 29, of 105 Henry St., Langeloth, was slightly injured Jan. 24 when her vehicle slid on some slush in the 1300 block of Main Street, Burgettstown, and hit a utility pole, McDonald police said.


Woman treated: Julie Usher, 34, of 514 E. Maiden St., Washington, was taken to Washington Hospital for treatment of a possible heroin overdose after she was found on the floor of a hallway while working Tuesday night at Townsview Nursing Home, 300 Barr St., Canonsburg police said. Police said they found two empty stamp bags of suspected heroin on the bathroom sink and a syringe. Police said Usher told them she had been clean for about a month before relapsing and using the two bags of heroin. She will be charged with possession of drug paraphernalia.

Warrant arrest: Nicole R. Finney, 31, of 423 W. College St., Canonsburg, was taken into custody Tuesday on a warrant after Canonsburg police learned she was inside an apartment at that address. Police said she saw them and ran down a hall. They said they found her hiding in a closet under clothing and a plastic bin. Finney, who is also wanted by the state police vice unit, was placed in the Washington County jail on the bench warrant.


Faces charges: Larry Robison, 24, of 834 Buena Vista St., Canton, was arraigned Wednesday on charges of burglary, criminal trespass, loitering and prowling at night and disorderly conduct after he was seen by Washington and state police on Allegheny Ludlum property, 1505 Jefferson Ave., Canton. Police said he ran when he saw officers but he was apprehended and placed in the Washington County jail on a probation violation. He was arraigned before District Judge David Mark, who set bond at $25,000.

Man charged: William E. Shreve, 40, of Fairmont, W.Va., was charged by state police with driving under the influence of a controlled substance, having an unsecured load and other violations after state police received a report of an erratic driver on Interstate 70 in Canton. Police said a tarp was not properly covering Shreve’s load of papers. Charges will be sent by summons from the office of District Judge David Mark.


Woman arrested: Angelina I. Atkinson, 26, of 112 E. Pike St., Canonsburg, was arrested on a warrant by North Strabane Township police after she was found at her mother’s home Tuesday. North Strabane police learned she was wanted on charges filed by Cecil police after she failed to appear for a preliminary hearing. She was charged with driving under the influence of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and traffic violations in connection with an Aug. 22 traffic crash on Morganza Road at Southpointe Boulevard. She was arraigned before District Judge Gary Havelka and placed in the Washington County jail on $1,500 bond.


Charged in fight: Anthony Schiarolli, 44, of 110 North Ave., McDonald, was charged by McDonald police with disorderly conduct and harassment after allegedly hitting Keith Blanchon outside a McDonald bar early Tuesday.


Two injured: Two people were slightly injured in a two-vehicle crash Tuesday afternoon on Washington Road south, just south of Racetrack Road. South Strabane police said a vehicle driven by Beth Feinberg of 163 Meadowbrook Drive, Bethel Park, ran out of gasoline in the left southbound lane. She put the vehicle’s flashers on and went with another motorist to get gas. Another southbound vehicle, driven by Rosemary Jackson, 69, of 1029 Woodlawn Drive, Canonsburg, noticed the stopped vehicle and swerved to miss it. She was then struck by another southbound vehicle driven by William Paff, 47, of 241 Airport Road, Finleyville. Jackson and Colleen Paff, a passenger in Paff’s vehicle, were treated at the scene. Feinberg’s vehicle was not hit.

Wallet stolen: Theresa Carson of McMurray told South Strabane police Tuesday that her wallet was stolen while she was at McDonald’s inside Walmart, Trinity Point. Store surveillance video shows a man picking it up and tucking it inside his clothing.


Window broken: Joseph Difiore of 280 Donnan Ave. reported to police that the rear window of his Dodge Challenger was shattered Tuesday while it was parked outside his home.

Charged: Zach Smitley, 19, of 32 North Ave., Washington, was charged with disorderly conduct and flight to avoid apprehension Tuesday after police responded to a report of a fight in the 10 block of North Main Street. Police said Smitley fled after officers arrived, running down Beau Street and through the city garage to the Shop ’n Save parking lot, where he was apprehended about 4:30 p.m.



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