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BUFFALO

Escapes injury: Melissa Stephens, 24, of Washington, escaped injury Friday when her vehicle went off Interstate 70 east of the Claysville exit, went up an embankment and then crossed both westbound lanes before hitting a guardrail, state police said.


CANONSBURG

Fence damaged: Cornelia Preteroti of 512 Blaine Ave., told Canonsburg police Sunday her fence was damaged by teenagers who were fighting in her yard. One of the teens told police he was jumped by several others.


Gun stolen or misplaced: Brandon Santoro of 530 Duquesne Ave., told Canonsburg police Sunday his .380-caliber handgun was stolen or misplaced. The gun is inoperable.


Explosive found: Ordnance from a fireworks mortar was found in shrubbery along East Pike Street Saturday, Canonsburg police said. The Allegheny County Bomb Squad took it for disposal.


Faces charges: Darren Dangelo, 43, of 18 W. Pike St., Canonsburg, faces charges of leaving the scene of a crash and failure to report a crash after crashing a vehicle into a telephone pole in the 100 block of Cecil Street Jan. 28, Canonsburg police said.


CANTON

Phone stolen: Ashley Calderone of Washington told state police Saturday her cellphone was stolen while she was at Circle K convenience store, Henderson Avenue, Canton.


CHARLEROI

Drug case: Brandon T. Katinsky, 18, of 4 Homewood Drive, Fallowfield Township, is charged by Charleroi Regional police with possession of marijuana with intent to deliver, drug possession and possession of drug paraphernalia, court records show. Police accuse Katinsky of having 41.3 grams of the drug in a vehicle he parked about 11:45 p.m. Saturday in the 400 block of Oakland Ave., the affidavit indicates. He is free on $25,000 unsecured bond set by District Judge Larry Hokpins.


CHARTIERS

Deer hit: Tina R. Culletti, 43, of 944 Western Ave., Hickory, escaped injury Sunday when her vehicle hit about a half-dozen deer in the 1400 block of Henderson Avenue, Chartiers police said.


Escapes injury: Jerry O’Hare of 113 Springbrook Drive, Venetia, escaped injury Sunday when his vehicle went off the 400 block of Plum Run Road and hit a tree, Chartiers police said.


Not injured: Shawn Henderson, 36, of 16 1/2 Hall Ave., Washington, escaped injury Friday morning when his vehicle slid on Arden Road, hit a small embankment and went over a hill, hitting a tree, Chartiers police said.


EAST WASHINGTON

Woman jailed: Bobby R. David, 41, of 431 E. Wheeling St., East Washington, is charged by borough police with simple assault and harassment, court records show. Police accuse her of biting her boyfriend, who is not identified in the affidavit, in the chest and left arm and poking him in the right eye with her finger about 7 p.m. Friday. She is in the Washington County jail on $10,000 bond set Sunday by District Judge Larry Hopkins.


HOPEWELL

Charged in scrap theft: Albert Manuel Morrell, 62, of 230 Cortez Drive, Canton Township, and Mary Jane Hartzog, 22, and Christopher Paul Clark, both of 2216 Belmont Ave., Canton, were charged by state police in connection with theft of scrap from a barn owned by Charles Lynn Morgan, 4229 Jefferson Ave., Hopewell. Morrell and Clark are charged with burglary, criminal trespass, theft and receiving stolen property in connection with the Jan. 26 incident. Hartzog is charged with theft and receiving stolen property. The three were stopped in a van they had borrowed. Charges will be sent by summons from the office of District Judge Ethan Ward.


NEW EAGLE

Wanted on 19 warrants: Eli Taylor, 29, of Clairton, was placed in the Washington County jail Friday after Monongahela police discovered during a traffic stop at Memorial and Main Streets, New Eagle, that he was wanted on 19 warrants in Washington County. Information about the warrants was not immediately available.


NORTH FRANKLIN

Charged in crash: Jill Ellis, 47, of 213 Rural Valley Road, Claysville, was charged by North Franklin police with failure to give information and leaving the scene of a crash stemming from a hit-and-run accident Saturday at Franklin Farms Road and West Chestnut Street. She allegedly fled east on West Chestnut and was stopped by Washington police. Charges will be sent by summons from the office of District Judge Robert Redlinger. The other drivers were identified as Devin Karwowski, 24, of Pittsburgh, and Mark A. Wyant, 24, of 68 Ramsey Road, North Franklin


Girl charged: A 14-year-old Canton Township girl was charged with disorderly by conduct by North Franklin police after she allegedly punched a 12-year-old Washington girl Wednesday at Trinity Middle School.


NORTH STRABANE

Girl charged: A 16-year-old North Strabane girl was charged by North Strabane police in a juvenile allegation with simple assault and harassment after she allegedly struck a 15-year-old girl in the face during a confrontation Wednesday at Canon-McMillan High School.


Toolboxes lost or stolen: Kirk Hendel of 131 1/2 Wylie Ave., Strabane, told North Strabane police Sunday two Craftsman toolboxes containing tools were lost or stolen.


SOMERSET

Escapes injury: Lori Smith, 47, of Eighty Four, escaped injury Sunday when her vehicle went off Vanceville Road, Somerset, and hit a tree, state police said.


SOUTH STRABANE

Charged with theft, resisting: Pedro Esteban Gonzalez, 27, of Enigma, Ga., was arrested by South Strabane police on charges of retail theft, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct after he allegedly stole women’s lingerie Saturday afternoon from Walmart, Trinity Point. Police said they found him walking near a restaurant, and he refused orders to stop. When they tried to take him into custody, police say he struggled with officers, who used a Taser to subdue him. He was arraigned before District Judge Larry Hopkins and placed in the Washington County jail on $25,000 bond.


Charged in theft: Jonathan V. Guydan, 29, of Fayette City, was charged by South Strabane police with retail theft after he allegedly stole a desktop computer, box cover and ear buds from Walmart, Trinity Point. He was arraigned before District Judge Larry Hopkins and placed in the Washington County jail on $25,000 bond.


UNION

Warrant arrest: Brenda Anthony, 43, of Monongahela, was placed in the Washington County jail after Southwest Regional police learned she was wanted on warrants during a traffic stop Saturday on Finleyville-Elrama Road, Union.


WASHINGTON

Drug arrest: Gerald Williams, 27, of 850 Ewing St., Washington, is charged by state police with drug possession with intent to deliver, drug possession, possession of a small amount of marijuana and disorderly conduct in connection with a traffic stop about 7:30 p.m. March 6, 2012, on West Chestnut Street near Main Street, court records show. Police also seized $240 from Williams, who was a passenger in the vehicle, the affidavit indicates. He is in the Washington County jail on $50,000 after being arrested on a warrant Saturday and arraigned before District Judge Larry Hopkins.


Drug arrest: Carlos D. Evans, 33, address unknown, is charged by state police with possession of crack with intent to deliver and drug possession, court records show. Police accuse him of selling $174 worth of the drug to a confidential informant about 8:30 p.m. March 15, 2012, outside 55 W. Chestnut St., the affidavit indicates. He is in the Washington County jail after being arrested on a warrant Sunday and arraigned before District Judge Larry Hopkins.


Theft charges filed: Edwin Layman Davis III, 23, of 25 Imperial Drive, Washington, was charged Monday with theft and disorderly conduct for allegedly stealing $1,150 cash Jan. 22 from Cigarette City on Jefferson Avenue in Washington, court records show. According to the affidavit filed by city police, a witness identified Davis during a photo lineup. Charges will be sent by summons from the office of District Judge Robert Redlinger.


Theft charges filed: Joseph Lewis Fields Jr., 47, of 486 Ewing St., Washington, was charged Monday with theft from a motor vehicle for allegedly stealing two cellphones from a neighbor’s vehicle Jan. 24. Charges will be send by summons from the office of District Judge Robert Redlinger.


Assault charges filed: Joshua David, 28, of 113 Gibson Ave., Washington, was charged Monday with simple assault and harassment for allegedly attacking another man Saturday at 431 East Wheeling St., East Washington, court records show. The victim, who was being treated for his injuries at Washington Hospital, reportedly told police David hit him in the head and face after a female resident asked him to leave the home. Charges will be sent by summons from the office of District Judge Robert Redlinger.


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