: Police beat March 16

March 15, 2013


Paraphernalia charge: Erin Gibbons, 20, of 539 Blaine Ave., will be charged with possession of drug paraphernalia after Canonsburg police said they found a marijuana pipe while responding to a domestic dispute at her home.


Shots fired: Gerald Volpe Jr., 39, of 232 Walnut St., Chartiers, will be charged by Chartiers police with disorderly conduct after he allegedly fired several shots with different guns out the rear window of his home about 3:20 a.m. Wednesday.

Vehicle damaged: Tonya Silcott of 669 N. Main St. told Chartiers police Wednesday vandals damaged her vehicle.

Faces charges: Ryan Cargnello, 21, of 29 E. Hallam Ave., Washington, will be charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and trespass after township police said he was found in his vehicle at the end of Silver Maples Extension near Chartiers-Houston High School early Wednesday and told officers he and a friend planned to go four-wheeling.

Tools stolen: Cindy Ewing of 349 Pershing Ave. told Chartiers police Tuesday tools were stolen from a shed behind her home.


Charged in burglary: Raymond D. Haney, 38, of 205 Chess St., Monongahela, was arrested Monday by Monongahela police on charges of burglary, criminal trespass, loitering and prowling at night, stalking and criminal mischief. He is accused of trying to enter a home at 783 E. Railroad St. early Sunday. The resident told police she recognized the culprit as her ex-husband. He was arraigned before District Judge Mark Wilson and placed in the Washington County jail on $25,000 bond.


Arrested on warrants: Robert D. VanPool, 35, of 177 Main St., New Eagle, was taken into custody Tuesday on several warrants after he was spotted by Monongahela police on Main Street, New Eagle. He was placed in the Washington County jail on the warrants.


Bullet found: North Strabane police said a bullet found Wednesday inside Pediatric Alliance, 3001 Waterdam Plaza, Peters Township, was likely fired from a .22-caliber long rifle from the area of Canonsburg Lake. A member of the office staff told police that she recalled hearing a noise the previous night. A bullet was found the next morning on a chair.


Juvenile allegation: A second township boy was taken to the Jefferson County (Ohio) Detention Center Thursday night in connection with a domestic dispute in a house in the 500 block of Center Church Road Wednesday evening that resulted in a 16-year-old boy being sent to the same detention center, township police said. The second boy, a 17-year-old, called a third juvenile when he saw police at the home of the initial incident at 8:04 p.m. Wednesday, police said. The incident involved the first boy telling police he took a handgun from a safe in his house and hid it in another residence. A juvenile allegation was filed against the first boy for theft, carrying a firearm without a license and possession of a firearm by a minor, police said. The second boy told the third juvenile police would eventually be at the third boy’s house to search for the handgun. That action resulted in a juvenile allegation being filed Friday for hindering apprehension, police said. The second boy is on probation for an unrelated offense and was turned over to Washington County deputies at 9:30 p.m. Thursday for transport to the Ohio detention center, police said. The third boy has not yet been charged, police said. The handgun, which was unloaded, was located in the woods near the third boy’s house.

Man charged: David M. Wolfe, 25, of 154 Marion Drive, McMurray, will be charged with disorderly conduct after he allegedly admitted that he owned a homemade bong found by police.


Tires punctured: Corbin Black of 1405 E. Beau St. told South Strabane police Wednesday vandals punctured the tires on the passenger side of his vehicle.


Man arrested: William Clinton Powers, 28, of 880 Addison St., Washington, was arrested Friday morning by city police on charges of possession of drug paraphernalia, forgery and theft. Powers allegedly stole two of his brother’s checks, forged the signature and cashed them for a total of $498. Police said they also found an old identification belonging to the brother, papers on which it appeared Powers tried practicing the signature, and four empty stamp bags of suspected heroin. Powers was arraigned before District Judge Ethan Ward and placed in the Washington County jail on a $5,000 percentage bond.

Vehicle damaged: Lynette McMillan of 124 Hall Ave. told Washington police Thursday a rock was thrown through her vehicle’s window.

Medication stolen: Johnna Russell of 39 N. Main St. told Washington police Thursday prescription medication was stolen from her apartment.

House entered: Alyssa Cunningham of 549 W. Chestnut St. told Washington police Thursday the basement of her home was entered, but nothing appeared to be missing.

Arson reported: Washington police said a Dumpster behind Mr. Gyro’s, 18 W. Maiden St., was set on fire Thursday.


Battery stolen: Melanie Riggons of 42 Oak Springs Road, West Finley, told state police the battery was stolen from her vehicle.



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