Police beat April 11
Charged in crash: Linda Ann Putt, 66, of 290 Caldwell Road, Eighty Four, was charged by Southwest Regional Police with driving under the influence of alcohol in connection with an April 3 crash in the 600 block of Main Street, Bentleyville. The charge will be sent by summons from the office of District Judge Curtis Thompson.
Disorderly, drunkenness charges: Calvin Panghulan, 31, of 241 Spring St., Coal Center, was charged by Southwest Regional police with disorderly conduct and public drunkenness stemming from a disturbance early Tuesday on Spring Street. Charges will be sent by summons from the office of District Judge Joshua Kanalis.
Driver injured: Joseph Earl Gorby, 25, of Washington, was injured in a crash on Interstate 70 early Wednesday morning, state police said. Gorby was traveling west on I-70 about 12:45 a.m. when his vehicle crossed the median into eastbound traffic. He was ejected when his vehicle struck a tractor-trailer driven by William Hupp of New Philadelphia, Ohio. Hupp was uninjured in the accident. Gorby was transported by ambulance to a Pittsburgh hospital. Police said charges are pending the results of blood alcohol testing.
Jacket stolen: A 14-year-old student at Ringgold Middle School told Southwest Reginal police a jacket was stolen from her locker at the school in Union earlier this month.
Tire slashed: Police said they will file charges of criminal mischief against Laurent Robertson of 205 Woodland Ave., Charleroi, after a tire on a vehicle owned by William Hughes of Canonsburg was slashed Tuesday night. Matthew Young of Washington told police he loaned Robertson his knife for about five minutes. Shortly after, Hughes found his tire slashed when he went out to his vehicle in a parking lot on South Main Street. Police said the cut in the tire matched the size of the blade on Young’s knife.
Tanks found: State police said someone found compressed tanks of oxygen, acetylene and carbon dioxide on property on Stollar Road April 3. The owner can claim the tanks by contacting Trooper Ryan Deems of the Washington barracks and providing a description of the tanks.