Police beat April 29

  • April 28, 2013


Corruption of minor charge: State police said a woman claimed that a Canton Township juvenile girl was missing while the two were out partying earlier this month. Police said Jade Rea, 19, of Washington, took the 14-year-old girl to a party in Bentleyville, where the two drank alcohol and smoked marijuana. Rea allegedly told investigators the girl ran away from home and she didn’t know her location from April 18 to 20. Rea faces charges of corruption of minors, concealing the whereabouts of a child and interference with the custody of a child.

Roadtrip brings charge: Jessica Smith, 26, of Washington, was charged with unauthorized use of a vehicle after state police said she asked to use a car and then took it on a weeklong road trip to Florida. Police said she took the car from the Canton Township residence from April 19 to 25.


Motorcycle crash: A motorcyclist suffered moderate injuries Sunday morning when he was thrown from his bike after crashing on Route 18 in Mt. Pleasant. State police said Jeremy Smith, 39, of Patton, Cambria County, crashed about 5:30 a.m. just north of the junction with Route 50. He was taken to Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh with injuries to his back, police said. Police said they plan to file traffic citations against Smith.


Crash leads to DUI charge: State police said they charged Louanne McCullough, 42, of Washington, with drunken driving and other summary offenses after she crashed into the side of a tractor-trailer on Interstate 70 and tried to leave the scene. Police said she was driving east near mile marker 18 in South Strabane when she hit the truck about 9:30 p.m. Saturday. Neither she nor the truck driver was injured.


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