: Police beat April 26

April 25, 2013


Two injured: Misty Bender, 28, of Washington, and Donna Mercante, 72, of Marianna, were injured Wednesday afternoon when their vehicles collided on West Chestnut Street at West Point Road, Canton. State police said Bender turned from West Point into the path of Mercante’s vehicle. Bender, who suffered a head injury, refused treatment. Mercante was taken to Washington Hospital for treatment of head and chest injuries.


Dirt bike stolen: Margaret Livingood of 2 Grove St. told North Franklin police Wednesday that a blue and white Yamaha dirt bike was stolen from the side of her home.


Jewelry missing: Several pieces of jewelry, valued at more than $1,350, were removed from a jewelry box in a bedroom of a house in the 2700 block of Locust Drive, township police said. Stolen were three gold wedding bands, a gold ring with a diamond, a thin gold band and a gold heart pendant surrounded by diamonds, police said. The theft was reported at 7:07 p.m. Wednesday.


Simple assault: Woodbury Kimberling of the Spring House development was charged with simple assault and harassment following a domestic argument in his residence at 5 p.m. Tuesday, township police said. He was arraigned in Allegheny County Night Court and was placed in the Allegheny County Jail on an unknown bond, police said.


Faces charges: David Lee Foster, 50, of 137 Scott Lane, Washington, will be charged by South Strabane police with unsworn falsification and lying on a firearms application. Police say Foster lied on an application Nov. 25, 2011, while attempting to purchase two Mossberg rifles at Dick’s Sporting Goods, Strabane Square. He was preliminarily denied approval for the purchase. Police said he has a felony conviction. The charges will be sent by summons from the office of District Judge Jay Weller.

Car stolen: Patty Jean Deems of 770 Michigan Ave., Washington, told South Strabane police that her silver 2006 Hyundai Sonata was stolen Wednesday from the lot at Humbert Lane Personal Care Home. A white man in his late 50s or early 60s with gray hair was seen getting in the vehicle. The license is JBG-7531.


Warrant arrest: David Crook, 29, of Canonsburg, was taken into custody on a bench warrant by Washington police Wednesday. He also faces a drug possession charge for allegedly having narcotic pills. He was placed in the Washington County jail on the bench warrant.

Delivery driver robbed: Mitchell Conklin told Washington police that he was robbed at gunpoint while attempting to deliver a pizza about 6:35 p.m. Wednesday near the intersection Maple and Michigan avenues. Conklin told police that the gunman ordered him out of the car and to the ground. He then stole his wallet and $40 in cash. Conklin described the robber as black, 25 to 35 years old, about 5-foot-8 and weighing 160 to 190 pounds. He was wearing a ball cap, black hooded shirt, black jeans and a silver earring.

Leaf blowers stolen: Two leaf blowers were reported stolen Wednesday from a red pickup truck parked in the Washington County garage, Washington police said. The thief was described as a white man with short hair wearing a gray hooded shirt.

Vehicle damaged: Jessica Braughler of South Strabane Township reported her car was damaged while parked Tuesday at Dairy Queen, East Wylie Avenue, Washington police said.

Windows broken: John Kosek of 350 Baird Ave. told Washington police Tuesday that two windows were broken at his home.

Rock thrown: Jody Miller of Washington told Washington police that a rock was thrown on his vehicle as he drove near the intersection of Dunn Avenue and Wheeling Street Tuesday.

Drugs stolen: Walter Moore of Washington told Washington police Tuesday that his prescription medication was stolen after he gave a man a ride to Washington Park.

Man arrested: Laurenti Robertson, 22, of 205 Woodland Ave., Charleroi, was arrested Tuesday by Washington police on charges of reckless endangerment and harassment after he allegedly threatened Sandra Sheppard of 145 Church St. with a gun. He was arraigned before District Judge Ethan Ward and placed in the Washington County jail on $5,000 percentage bond.

Money stolen: Washington police said $1,500 was reported stolen Tuesday from the safe at Burger King, 775 Jefferson Ave.



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