Police beat April 5
Two cited: Tyler Larson, 21, of Dubois, and Joshua Petrick, 22, of Greensburg, were charged with disorderly conduct and public intoxication after Larson was refused entry early Thursday to McMonagles, California police said. Larson refused to leave and was taken into custody. Petrick then continually interrupted officers and was also taken into custody after ignoring orders to leave the area, police said. The charges will be sent by summons from the office of District Judge Joshua Kanalis.
Marijuana, traffic charges: Jason Flandermeyer, 24, of Columbia, Mo., will be charged this week by state police with possession of marijuana and traffic violations stemming from a March 6 traffic stop on Interstate 70 eastbound at the Claysville Welcome Center, Donegal. The charges will be sent by summons from the office of District Judge Ethan Ward.
Arson suspected: North Franklin police suspect that a March 29 fire that destroyed an excavator owned by Mark Stash of Waltersburg, Fayette County, while it was parked at 2820 Wilson St. was arson. The equipment, valued at $50,000, was being used to demolish a house. A state police fire marshal is assisting the investigation.
Mischief charge: Casey Alan Helmick, 20, of 3136 W. Chestnut St., Washington, is being charged by North Franklin police with criminal mischief after allegedly kicking in the basement door March 29 at the home of Ashley McCoy, 2969 Wilson St. Helmick reportedly entered the house and took their child, but police said they were able to persuade him to return the infant. Police said $500 in damage was done to the door, The charge will be sent by summons from the office of District Judge Robert Redlinger.
Money bag stolen: George Stoskel of 1121 Park Ave. told North Franklin police Monday that a money bag containing $1,200 was stolen during a burglary of his home.
Copper lines stolen: Glen Kay of Rockville, Minn., told North Franklin police Thursday that 100 feet of copper wire welding leads valued at $600 were stolen from his work truck while it was parked at Days Inn, 1370 W. Chestnut St.
Copper stolen: About $450 in copper tubing was stolen from a house under construction on Blackmore Drive, Venetia, township police said. A 100-foot roll of copper tubing was stolen from outside the construction site, and a 30-foot section was cut and removed from the inside, police said. The theft occurred between 4:30 p.m. Tuesday and 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, police said.
One-car accident: A Finleyville man will be charged once an investigation is complete following an accident at 11:59 p.m. Wednesday in the 800 block of Bebout Road, township police said. Nicholas T. Lang, 23, of Washington Avenue, was driving on Bebout Road when his vehicle struck a utility police, police said. When police arrived, they say Lang was walking away from the scene and began to run when police asked him to stop. A chase ensued in a nearby wooded area. He was quickly apprehended, police said. Lang suffered a minor injury in the crash but refused medical treatment, police said. The results of a breath test indicated his blood-alcohol content was 0.14 percent, nearly double the 0.08 percent legal limit, police said.
Paraphernalia charge: Ryan M. Roux, 22, of 115 North Ave., Washington, was charged by South Strabane police with possession of drug paraphernalia after 11 hypodermic needles allegedly were found in his bag in the employee room at Pizza Hut, 105 Murtland Ave. The charge will be sent by summons from the office of District Judge Jay Weller.
Cocaine charges: Jerry Lovell Ray Jr., 47, of Pittsburgh, was arraigned before District Judge Robert Redlinger Thursday on charges of possession and delivery of cocaine. Police said a confidential informant with Pennsylvania State Police purchased $100 worth of cocaine from Ray in an alley near Locust and Hallam avenues on Sept. 13, 2011. A preliminary hearing for Ray will be held April 17. His bond was set at $10,000, and he is in the Washington County jail.