Police beat April 6
Computer stolen: Gloria Romaine Hopkins, of 307 Frye Ave., Bentleyville, told Southwest Regional police Wednesday her Compaq laptop comuter was stolen from her home. Anyone with information is asked to call police at 727-929-8484.
Faces charges: Chester E. Kuczykowski, 30, of 171 Crawford St., Canonsburg, will be charged with retail theft and possession of drug paraphernalia after he reportedly stole candy from Rite Aid, 25 E. Pike St., Thursday, Canonsburg police said.
Warrant arrest: Bobbie Jo Chiff, 25, of 107 Fannie St., McDonald, was arrested Thursday on a bench warrant after she was spotted inside a vehicle by Canonsburg police. She got out and ran across East Pike Street, ignoring orders to stop. Police had to use a Taser to take her into custody. Chiff was placed in the Washington County jail on the warrant.
Construction thefts: The padlock on a mandoor at the rear of a building under construction on Woodcliff Drive, near Southpointe II, was cut before March 31 and two, 1,000-foot spools of copper wire were stolen, township police said. The wire is valued at $1,112, according to owner Canova Electric, police said. A padlock was cut on a storage trailer in the front parking lot and three more 1,000-foot spools of copper wire were stolen, police said. That wire was valued at $1,146. On Monday, employees discovered a welding machine and trailer were stolen from the front parking lot of the construction site operated by Neyer Corp. of Cincinnati, Ohio, police said. The machine and trailer are valued at $5,152, police said.
Bar cited: The operators of Michael’s, 341 E. Lincoln Ave., McDonald, were cited by the state police Bureau of Liquor Control Enforcement for several violations. The establishment reportedly was operating without a valid health permit, allowed smoking, failed to post signs as required by the Clean Indoor Air Act, sold alcohol to a visbly intoxicated person and possessed gambling devices. The alleged violations happened on July 1, 2012, and Sept. 27, 2012.
Burglary reported: Kevin Yocum, Penn Hill Road, Morris, told state police March 26 that a burglar forced open a patio door on the side of his house and stole several weapons. Stolen were a 12-gauge shotgun, 7mm rifle, .204-caliber bolt-action rifle, .20-caliber youth rifle and .22-caliber rifle. Anyone with information is asked to call state police at 724-223-5200.
Pedestrian struck: An 18-year-old man was struck by a pickup truck at 6 p.m. Thursday as he attempted to cross a trafficway to Donaldsons Crossroads shopping center along East McMurray Road, township police said. Brandon Dazen of Scenic Ridge Drive, Venetia, was walking west on the east berm from the high school when he stopped at the rear entrance to the shopping center while a pickup truck attempted to exit the trafficway with a right turn on East McMurray Road, police said.Dazen then walked across the trafficway in front of the stopped truck when the driver, James A. Jasper, 21, of Druid Drive, McMurray, began to pull forward. Police estimate his speed at between 1 and 2 miles per hour.The truck knocked Dazen to the ground, where he struck his head, police said. Dazen was taken to St. Clair Hospital, Mt. Lebanon, for treatment. The hospital does not release any information about patients. The investigation is continuing.
Women charged: Nicole Renee Pierosh, 21, of South Park, and Brittany Spadoni, 20, of Library, were charged Thursday by Southwest Regional police with railroad trespass and vandalism, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct and scattering rubbish after an incident March 29 on Allegheny Valley Railroad property. Charges were filed with District Judge James Ellis.
Woman charged: A Greene County woman was charged Friday by Washington police with criminal mischief after she allegedly went to 124 Bob Ave. early March 2 and damaged Megan Brown’s vehicle. The charge against Kelisey Huffman, 19, of 501 Stringtown Road, Sycamore, will proceed by summons from the office of District Judge Bob Redlinger. A large rock was used to break the windows, dent the rear and break a headlight, police said.
Man arrested: Mark D. Malloy, 29, of Pittsburgh, faces charges of possession of a small amount of marijuana, resisting arrest and false identification after being arrested by Washington police Thursday night. Police were investigating a report of a gunshot when they encountered a group of males outside 1090 Jefferson Ave. Malloy attempted to run back inside the home, then turned toward an officer and put his hand in his pants pocket. The officer patted him down and found a baggie of suspected marijuana. He gave police a false name, and when they attempted to handcuff him, he tried to run and struggled with police. He was placed in the Washington County jail on an outstanding warrant.