Police beat March 27
Criminal mischief: A storage compartment door was pried open on a Lewis Tree Service truck while it was parked in the fenced area of the Allegheny Power Co. substation near Southpointe Boulevard, township police said. An officer on patrol noticed a man standing near the truck at 6:42 p.m. Sunday, and when the man noticed the officer, he turned and ran through an opening in the fence. The man ran toward Southpointe Boulevard across the north ramp to Interstate 79, police said. The officer followed the man through the woods and down a hill below I-79, police said. Officers from Peters and North Strabane townships and Canonsburg assisted in the foot chase. The man could not be located after he was seen entering a waiting car on I-79, police said. Lewis Tree Service of New York was notified about the criminal mischief, as was Allegheny Power Co. concerning the hole in the fence.
DUI charge: Ryan Staley of Pittsburgh was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol following an incident at 1:15 a.m. Saturday in which he was driving in the wrong lane eastbound on Millers Run Road, directly in the path of a westbound police patrol car, township police said. Staley, 30, was confused and was unable to locate his vehicle information, police said. He failed a field-sobriety test and was taken to the police station for a breath test that registered his blood-alcohol content at 0.335 percent, more than four times the legal limit of 0.08 percent, police said.
Card stolen: Britny D. Shandor of 76 Seik Road told Chartiers police Friday that her food stamp access card and a cup of change were stolen from her sister’s car while it was parked at 667 N. Main St.
Items stolen: Greg Melone of 730 Western Ave. told Chartiers police Wednesday a Kindle, Galaxy tablet and laptop computer were stolen from his home.
DUI, paraphernalia charges: Jessica Paige Sheehy, 22, of 118 Dupont Drive, McDonald, was charged by McDonald police with DUI of alochol and a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and traffic violations stemming from a March 24 traffic stop on East Barr Street. Police said her BAC was almost double the 0.08 percent limit presumed for intoxication. She also was taken to Canonsburg General Hospital, where blood was drawn. Police said she had a suspected marijuana pipe in her vehicle.
Burglary arrest: Roman A. Martin, 23, of 1133 Prospect Ave., Charleroi, is charged by Charleroi Regional police with burglary, criminal trespass, theft and receiving stolen property, court records show. Police apprehended him late Monday on Seventh Street because he fit the description of a suspect who had just walked into the 439 Highland Ave. residence of Brad and Laura Vargo, only to flee when he was met by one of the residents, police stated in the affidavit. While in custody, he allegedly confessed to stealing $700 and gift cards valued at $2,800 from Brad Vargo’s vehicle while it was parked unattended outside his residence Feb. 8, the record shows. Martin is in the Washington County jail on $70,000 bond set by District Judge Larry Hopkins.
Gun, medication stolen: Christopher Wilson of New Salem told Southwest Regional police Monday a 9mm pistol, medication and an MP3 player were stolen from his vehicle while it was parked at the Mitchell Power Station, Union. Anyone with information is asked to call police at 724-929-8484.
Windows broken: City police reported that two windows were broken on the Pathways building at 655 Jefferson Ave. between 5 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. Monday.
Criminal mischief: Marc Zavallo of 706 1/2 Ewing St., Washington, reported that the rear window on his 1999 Chevrolet van was broken Sunday night or Monday morning.