: Police beat April 9

April 8, 2013


Harassment charge: Marsha K. Dean, 53, of Charleroi, will be charged with harassment by state police after she allegedly harassed Tina Barnhart, 46, of Bentleyville, and Barnhart’s 11-year-old daughter at 120 Short St. in Bentleyville Wednesday.


Charged in traffic stop: Angelica Michelle Harris, 18, of 25 Woodland Ave., Burgettstown, was charged by McDonald police with possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia and speeding stemming from a traffic stop Friday on Route 18 in Burgettstown. The charges will be sent by summons from the office of District Judge Gary Havelka.


Harassment, disorderly charges: Amos Jackson, 21, of Pittsburgh, will be charged by California police with harassment and disorderly conduct stemming from a domestic incident Saturday afternoon at Vulcan Village. The charges will be sent by summons from the office of District Judge Joshua Kanalis.


Arrested on warrants: Robert W. Wilkins, 40, of 105 Elm St., Canonsburg, was placed in the Washington County jail on four outstanding warrants following a traffic stop Saturday by Canonsburg police. Police said he also will be charged with driving with a suspended license and not having insurance.


Man jailed: Martin Moser, 31, of 331 Fallowfield Ave., Charleroi, is charged by township police with criminal mischief and disorderly conduct, accused of damaging the rear passenger seat of a vehicle belonging to Kelly Walker while she drove him early March 21 from a Monongahela bar to Fallowfield Township, court records show. Moser is in the Washington County jail on $5,000 bond set Friday by District Judge Mark Wilson.


One injured: Terri Comer of McDonald was taken to Canonsburg General Hospital for treatment of a foot injury following a two-car accident at 9:40 a.m. Saturday at O’Hare Road, Route 980 and Chartiers Run Road, township police said. Comer, 37, was traveling south on Route 980 when she was unable to stop as a car operated by Madison Siwiak of Canonsburg pulled from Chartiers Run Road to onto Route 980, police said. Siwiak was not injured, police said. Siwiak told police another, unknown motorist motioned for her to pull out, and she did not see Comer’s car. Firefighters from Cecil (No. 29) Volunteer Fire Department assisted.


Mischief reported: Mark Cimino of Independence told McDonald police March 30 he saw a turquoise van that had a spray-painted sign on it indicating “farm use only” deliberately run over seven posted signs at bridges on Sugar Run Road.


Assault charge: Wesley David Masko, 20, of Ambridge, will be charged by McDonald police with simple assault and harassment for allegedly punching Corey Thomas Lyons, 27, of 314 Miller St. in the head during an April 1 incident. The charges will be sent by summons from the office of District Judge Valarie Costanzo.

DUI, drug charges: Victoria R. Dunbar, 58, of 324 Coal St., McDonald, will be charged by McDonald police with driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol, possession of drugs and paraphernalia and traffic violations stemming from a March 29 traffic stop on O’Hara Street. Police said when she was stopped, she kept reaching under the seat. Police said a burnt suspected marijuana cigarette was spotted in the cup holder, and 23 stamp bags of suspected heroin and pills were found in her purse. Blood was drawn to determine her level of intoxication. Charges will be sent by summons from the office of District Judge Valarie Costanzo.

Charged in assault: Chad Allen Weaverling, 23, of 103 W. O’Hara St., McDonald, was charged by McDonald police with simple assault, disorderly conduct and harassment after he allegedly assaulted his ex-girlfriend, Shannon Olson of Pittsburgh, March 26 on East Lincoln Street. He reportedly became angry when she indicated she wanted to move back to the area but did not want to resume their relationship. Charges will be sent by summons from the office of District Judge Valarie Costanzo.


False ID charge: Robin Lynn Hutchinson, 30, of 39 Conger Road, Morris, was charged Sunday by state police with false identification to police and disorderly conduct. Police had gone to her home to do a follow-up on a burglary reported in November. When she saw police drive up to her home, she reportedly had her boyfriend, Antonio Gentile, indicate her name was Louise Hutchinson and identify her as her sister. Hutchinson later told police she lied because she has outstanding traffic warrants. She was arraigned before District Judge Joshua Kanalis and placed in the Washington County jail on $15,000 bond. Gentile was charged with hindering apprehrension.

DUI charge: Benjamin E. Baker, 23, of Amity, faces a charge of DUI after his pickup truck collided head-on with a pickup truck driven by John W. Garrett, 47, of Washington, Friday night on Plumsock Road, Morris, state police said. Police said Baker was going east when he crossed into the westbound lane. Baker was flown to UPMC-Presbyterian hospital in Pittsburgh. Garrett was taken to Washington Hospital.


PFA violation alleged: Daniel L. Yocum, 42, of 632 Waynesburg Road, Amwell Township, was charged by North Franklin police with violating a protection-from-abuse order for allegedly calling his estranged wife, Heather Yocum, while she was working at Sears, Washington Crown Center, April 2. The charge will be sent by summons from the office of District Judge Robert Redlinger.

TV stolen: A 32-inch Panasonic television was reported stolen Sunday from a room at Days Inn, 1370 W. Chestnut St., North Franklin police said.


Stolen handgun: A handgun was stolen from a vehicle between Jan. 8 and Friday, township police said. The theft report was made at 10:41 a.m. Saturday. The handgun was left in the vehicle that has been at various locations since the gun was last seen Jan. 8, so it is difficult to determine where it was stolen, police said.


Criminal mischief: A spotlight on a house in the 3200 block of Washington Pike was pulled from the house and thrown at a car, breaking a car window, township police said. The damage occurred overnight March 29 or March 30.

Trailer stolen: A 16-foot-long construction trailer was stolen from a business lot in the 600 block of Millers Run Road between March 15 and 24, township police said. The trailer is valued at $1,600.


Vehicle stolen: An employee at Washington Honda, 307 Washington Road, told South Strabane police Friday a silver, 2013 Honda CRV was stolen from the dealership’s inventory. The vehicle has silver, alloy wheels and gray cloth seats.


Locks cut: Two Union residents reported to Southwest Regional police locks were cut on their sheds, but it appeared nothing was stolen. Reporting the incidents were Craig Cardonic of 104 Aragon Place and Joseph Janoski of 6347 Jack St.


Fight charges: Kassandra Jo Retos, 27, of 103 LeMoyne Ave., East Washington, was charged by city police with simple assault, and Kimberly D. Ashmore, 53, of 10 Elkie Drive, Washington, was charged with disorderly conduct after an altercation at the Union Grill Feb. 27. Retos is alleged to have struck Ashmore in the head, pulling her to the ground by her hair and kicking her after Ashmore reportedly threw a coat and purse at Retos. Charges will be sent by mail through District Judge Robert Redlinger’s office.

Stolen card: Oluwaseyi Shoniregun of West Chestnut Street, Washington, told police two women he knows only as Mariko and Kara stole a credit card from his home. Shoniregun said he believed the two women were homeless and he was trying to help them. He said that after he left for work, they left with his credit card.

Criminal trespass charge: City police said they arrested Becky Riggle, 44, of 154 N. College St., Apt. 511, Washington, for criminal trespass after she entered District Judge Robert Redlinger’s office and refused to leave the judge’s desk. After she was warned repeatedly to leave, police said they handcuffed Riggle and escorted her to the police station.



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