: Police beat April 3

April 2, 2013


Teen charged: Rashad Gass, 19, of Coatesville, Chester County, was charged by California police with trespass and disorderly conduct Tuesday stemming from a March 9 incident at Subway, Third Street. He returned to the restaurant after being banned because of previous incidents.


Fields damaged: Baseball fields at Falconi Field off Cecil Street, Canonsburg, were damaged about 6 a.m. Tuesday by a driver who drove his pickup truck across the fields, doing doughnuts, Canonsburg police said. The driver was identified and police said charges are pending.

Mischief, disorderly charges: Chelsea Rae Oliver, 21, of 327 Central Ave., Washington, was charged last week by Canonsburg police with criminal mischief and disorderly conduct after she allegedly broke a window at D’s Locker, North Jefferson Avenue, on Oct. 21, doing $1,132 in damage. Police said she became angry when asked to leave because she was under the age of 21 at the time. The charges will be sent by summons from the office of District Judge David Mark.

DUI, mischief charges: Scott W. Quinn, 44, of 527 McNary Ave., Canonsburg, was charged last week by Canonsburg police with driving under the influence of alcohol and criminal mischief stemming from a March 9 crash on First Street and Moore Avenue. Police said he ran over bushes and got stuck in a yard. He left before police arrived but they soon found his car with a damaged undercarriage on McNary. Charges will be filed by summons from the office of District Judge David Mark.


DUI, firearms charge: Jordan E. Kovacic, 24, of 1857 Arlington Ave., Canton, was charged last week by state police with carrying a firearm without a license, driving under the influence of alcohol, marijuana and hydrocodone and traffic violations stemming from a Jan. 27 traffic stop on Route 844 near Rex Road, Canton. Police were on patrol when a vehicle approached them from behind at a high rate of speed and was weaving. The trooper pulled over and allowed the vehicle to pass. Kovacic was then stopped. Blood was drawn and it was determined he was under the influence of alcohol and drugs. A Ruger handgun was found under the seat. The charges will be sent by summons from the office of District Judge David Mark.

Door damaged: Carryna A. Chatman, 804 Weirich Ave., told state police Thursday vandals damaged the door of her home. Anyone with information is asked to call state police at 724-223-5200.


Assault, theft charges: Phillip C. Vogel, 44, of 356 N. Main St., Chartiers, was charged by Chartiers police last week with simple assault and two counts each of theft and receiving stolen property. He is accused of assaulting Alberta Rose Ziker, grabbing her by the hair and throwing her out of the house. He also is accused of stealing her two cellphones. The charges will be sent by summons from the office of District Judge David Mark.

Theft, receiving charges: Ralph W. McLaughlin, 40, of Carnegie, was charged Monday by Chartiers police with receiving stolen property and theft. He is accused of stealing an Access card belonging to Britny Shandor and then trying to sell it at a North Main Street bar. The charges will be sent by summons from the office of District Judge David Mark.

Burglary reported: Anthony Sapone Jr., of 599 Western Ave., told Chartiers police Friday his home was burglarized. He told police he allowed a woman, whose name he did not know, to spend the night. When he left for work, Sapone reportedly told her to lock up when she left. Sapone returned home to find items stolen including a 55-inch television, another television, DVD player, safe containing $9,200, gold jewelry, cross and Jesus statue. Police are continuing their investigation.


Three-vehicle crash: No one was reported injured in a three-vehicle crash Monday afternoon in the 200 block of North Main Street, Houston. State police said Joshua B. St. Clair, 18, of Houston, was driving south when he crossed the center line, hitting a northbound vehicle driven by Meshmeem Huffman, 41, of McDonald, and then a vehicle driven by William C. Anderson, 31, of Muse. St. Clair will be cited for failure to stay in his lane. Houston firefighters assisted at the scene.


Items stolen: State police said items were stolen Monday from vehicles parked outside 102 Creek Lane Road, Jefferson. Honor Sittig of Aliquippa told police her car’s convertible roof was cut and $6 in change was stolen. Haley Worden of Burgettstown reported a Nikon Coolpix camera stolen from her vehicle.


Man charged: Albert M. Horner Jr., was charged with simple assault and harassment following an incident in the home of Kristy Knight, 107 Chartiers St., Strabane, at 11:18 p.m. Monday, according to an affidavit filed in the office of District Judge James Ellis. Horner, 30, of the same address, was charged after an argument about a Facebook page erupted into a fight, township police said. Knight, no age listed, and Horner spit in each other’s faces and he placed her in a choke hold, police said. She was able to get free and pushed him away, but he hit her in her head, police said. She was able to run away, however he tackled her in the hallway, police said. Knight’s daughter witnessed the argument and gave police a description that matched her mother’s, police said. Horner was arraigned before District Judge James Ellis at 12:20 a.m. Tuesday, and was released on his own recognizance. Police said Horner appeared to be highly intoxicated.



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