Police beat April 30

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CALIFORNIA

Disorderly charge: Anthony Campbell Jr., 19, of Pittsburgh, will be charged by California police with disorderly conduct after he allegedly was found with a small amount of suspected marijuana at Vulcan Village Sunday night.


False ID charge: Irina Kukolj, 20, of California, was charged with disorderly conduct by California police after she allegedly used false identification in an attempt to enter several bars in the borough.


Teen charged: Christopher Corrado, 19, of Connellsville, was charged with disorderly conduct by California police after he reportedly was seen urinating outside a home in the 200 block of Liberty Street early Saturday.


Man charged: Robert Ruediger Jr., 23, of Slippery Rock, was charged by California police with disorderly conduct after he allegedly refused to leave J Coles Inn and threw a drink at a bartender early Saturday.


CANONSBURG

Drugs stolen: Dorothy L. Perkins of 326 Valley View Terrace told Canonsburg police prescription medication was stolen from her home.


Book bag, skateboard stolen: Christopher Clay of Washington told Canonsburg police a book bag and skateboard were stolen while he was at the skate park in Canonsburg Town Park Saturday.


Warrant arrest: William Yarbrough Jr., 43, of 534 S. Central Ave., Canonsburg, was placed in the Washington County jail Saturday when it was learned he was wanted on a warrant. Police checked his name after he crashed his Moped Saturday on North Jefferson Avenue.


Man charged: Robert A. Walker Jr., 35, of Carnegie, was charged last week by Canonsburg police with hindering apprehension, leaving the scene of a crash and driving with a suspended license stemming from an incident April 4. Police spotted a woman, Bobbie Chiff, who was wanted on a warrant, in his vehicle. Police said Walker fled from a parking lot on East Pike Street, hitting a parked, unmarked police cruiser. Chiff got out of the vehicle and ran, police said. Charges will be sent by summons from the office of District Judge David Mark.


DUI arrest: Robert Judd Skeen, 40, of 163 E. College St., Canonsburg, was charged Thursday by Canonsburg police with driving under the influence of alcohol, leaving the scene of a crash and careless driving after he reportedly crashed into a parked vehicle March 17 in the 200 block of East College. Police said his blood-alcohol content was four times the 0.08 percent limit presumed for intoxication.


CANTON

Resisting, harassment charges: Vaughn D. Dubielak, 39, of 1520 Jefferson Ave., Canton, was arrested Sunday night after police were called to a dispute at his home. He is accused of punching Tresa Lynn Dubielak in the head and breaking lights in a ceiling fan. When police tried to take him into custody, they say he took a fighting stance. Police used a Taser to subdue him. He was arraigned before District Judge David Mark on charges of resisting arrest, harassment and disorderly conduct. He was placed in the Washington County jail on $10,000 bond.


Assault, harassment charge: Shannan M. McMasters, 26, of 1520 Jefferson Ave., Canton, was charged last week by state police with harassment and simple assault for allegedly punching Johnna Longstreath of Washington in the face during an incident in February. Charges will be sent by summons from the office of District Judge David Mark.


CHARTIERS

Charged in crash: Ralph M. Orbin, 55, of Country Club Road, Meadow Lands, was charged last week by Chartiers police in connection with an April 23 hit-and-run crash on Pike Street. He is accused of hitting a vehicle driven by Heidi Bellino-Preaux of Strabane and pushing her vehicle into another car. She was taken to Canonsburg General Hospital for treatment. Police said his vehicle was found a short time after the crash behind a barn at the Washington County Fairgrounds and Exposition Center.


HOUSTON

Assault, disorderly charges: Jessica Ann Schmidt, 20, of 115 Second St., Houston, was charged last week with simple assault and disorderly conduct for allegedly pushing and shoving her boyfriend, Donald Wright Jr., during an April 11 incident at her home, Houston police said. The charges will be sent by summons from the office of District Judge David Mark.


NORTH STRABANE

Charged in burglary: Louis J. Fonagy III, 26, of Pittsburgh, was arrested Monday by North Strabane police on charges of burglary and theft. He is accused of stealing jewelry, including two Canonsburg High School class rings, a pocket watch and state quarters, from the home of Raymond McCartney, 90 Carl Ave., earlier this month. He then allegedly sold some of the items at a Peters Township jewelry store. He was arraigned before District Judge Jay Weller and placed in the Washington County jail.


DUI crash: Kayleigh Thomas, 25, of 786 Baker Hill Road, Washington, will be charged by North Strabane police with driving under the influence of alcohol in connection with a crash that injured two passengers Sunday night on Route 519. Police said she was driving south when she crossed into the northbound lane, hit a street sign and then crossed back into the southbound lane. Her vehicle went over an embankment and hit a utility pole, police said. Two passengers, Christopher Billy, 28, and Helen Banai, 24, both of Cokeburg, were injured. They were taken to Canonsburg General Hospital for treatment. The charge will be sent by summons from the office of District Judge Jay Weller.


NOTTINGHAM

Money stolen: William Russell of 12 W. Highcrest Road, Nottingham, told state police Monday $100 was stolen from his home.


SOUTH STRABANE

Man arraigned: Spencer Robert Risbin, 26, of Benwood, W.Va., was arraigned Friday by District Judge Jay Weller on two sets of charges filed by South Strabane police. Risbin is accused of stealing 11 laptop computers from Walmart, Trinity Point, in December 2011 and January 2012. He and Amanda Risbin, 26, also of Benwood, are accused of stealing five laptop computers, clothing and dog food from the store April 1, 2012. Those items were valued at $2,507. Risbin, who was returned from Northern Regional Jail in Moundsville, W.Va., was arraigned before Weller on charges of retail theft and criminal conspiracy. He was placed in the Washington County jail on $20,000 bond. Amanda Risbin also faces charges of retail theft and conspiracy.


Trespass, disorderly charges: Charles Linton, 55, whose last known address was in South Strabane, was arrested early Sunday by township police on charges of defiant trespass, criminal mischief, public drunkenness and disorderly conduct. He reportedly brought another man to his former home at 195 Vance Station Road and refused to leave when asked to by a relative. He allegedly returned and kicked the door and threw an object through a window. Police said they found him lying in a wood pile. He was arraigned before District Judge David Mark and placed in the Washington County jail on $2,500 bond.


Pair charged: Sarah Marie Weddington, no known address, and Chad E. Mick, 20, of 655 Walnut Hill Road, Dilliner, were arrested Saturday by South Strabane police. Mick allegedly stole a cellphone cover from Walmart, Trinity Point, and gave it to Weddington to return. Mick is charged with retail theft, possession of marijuana and paraphernalia, conspiracy and theft by deception. Weddington is charged with conspiracy and theft by deception. Both were arraigned before District Judge David Mark and each was placed in the Washington County jail on $10,000 bond.


Retail theft charge: Joshua J. Suty, 34, of 235 McChain Road, Finleyville, was charged Monday by South Strabane police with retail theft for allegedly stealing camping gear from Walmart, Trinity Point, Friday. The charge will be sent by summons from the office of District Judge Jay Weller.


Items stolen: Mary Ann McFarlane of 1660 Pierce Ave. told South Strabane police Saturday a pool pump, lawn mower, lawn furniture and bicycle were stolen from her garage.


WASHINGTON

Disorderly charge: Frank Bunnell, 49, of 111 Maple Terrace View, was cited for disorderly conduct Monday morning. Police were serving a warrant at the address when Bunnell allegedly began yelling obscenities at them and charged at officers.


Drug allegations: A woman who lives at 140 Hart Ave. told police Sunday two people living on Ewing Street had given marijuana to her 6-year-old son on a couple of occasions and also had sent him to the West End to purchase marijuana. Police are investigating.


Disorderly charge: Melissa Gomez, 27, of 550 Jefferson Ave., was cited for disorderly conduct Thursday for allegedly throwing items at her father’s vehicle, which was parked at 31 E. Hallam Ave. Police said it was the second time they were called to the scene.


Charged after stop: Trent Ward, 41, of 275 Shirls Ave., was charged with disorderly conduct after police stopped him for driving erratically Sunday morning. When Ward parked outside his home, police say he repeatedly refused orders to show his hands to officers, give them the keys or get out of the vehicle. When another officer responded, Ward allegedly ripped off the officer’s eyeglasses, threw them on the ground and later stepped on them. He also allegedly refused orders to get into a patrol car. Police said a Breathalyzer revealed his BAC was 0.057 percent.


Compressor stolen: An air compressor was reported stolen from the home of Ron Frances of 1128 Arch St. The burglary was reported to police Saturday when Stephanie Bums, of the same address. noticed the garage door was open when she returned home.


DUI charge: Simon Woodard, 44, of 853 Jefferson Ave., was charged with DUI after police received a report Woodard’s vehicle struck two parked cars in a lot at 853 Jefferson Ave. Saturday. Witnesses said Woodard struck vehicles owned by Iris Davis of Houston and Dolores Kucion of Canonsburg. Police said all three vehicles had heavy damage. Police said Woodard’s BAC was 0.163 percent.


Medicine stolen: Cheryn Isbell of 97 W. Walnut St., Apt A, reported prescription medication was stolen from her apartment Friday night.


Possession charge: Scott Carroll, 48, of 520 Jefferson Ave., Apt. 1, was charged with possession after police said they found a pipe with marijuana in it at his home Friday. Police had gone to the home after Carroll’s wife contacted them, saying he had locked her out of the house.


Speakers stolen: Amy Beck of 910 Broad St. reported Friday to police two stereo speakers were stolen from her car.


PFA violation alleged: Police said Jessica Lemley faces charges of violating a protection-from-abuse order after she allegedly had a friend contact Thomas Stewart, 18, of 790 W. Chestnut St. Friday. The woman reportedly told Stewart that Lemley was going to have him arrested for rape. Stewart has a PFA order against Lemley that was signed by a judge earlier this month.


Gun, glasses stolen: Paul Coombs, 41, of 706 N. Main St., Apt. 1, reported to police a handgun and a $400 pair of sunglasses were stolen from the trunk of his vehicle after he placed them there in February. Police said there was no evidence his vehicle was broken into. The missing Glock .22-caliber firearm was entered into the National Crime Information Center.


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