Police beat May 12
Defiant trespass, drugs: Tara Rizzo, 25, of Monongahela, was arrested by state police after becoming argumentative at the Kwik Fill gas station on Route 136 in Somerset Township Friday. Her vehicle was towed from the scene, and police later obtained a search warrant and found drugs inside. Charges will be filed through the office of District Judge Curtis Thompson.
Items stolen: Maybelle Alderson, of Washington, told state police an orange tree and an American Flyer wagon with the name “Kayla” printed on its side were stolen from her property on Mounts Road in Franklin Township Monday.
Recovered vehicle: Nancy L. Dailey, of Waynesburg reported her 1992 Oldsmobile 88 stolen to Cumberland Township police. State police found the vehicle abandoned near the entrance ramp of Interstate 70 eastbound at Exit 6 in Donegal Township.
Minor injuries: Lori Podsobinski, 35, of Belmont, Ohio, escaped an accident in which her vehicle flipped over with only minor injuries Wednesday. State police said Podsobinski was traveling on I-70 eastbound when a Dodge truck merged into her lane, causing her to swerve to avoid the vehicle. Podsobinski’s vehicle then struck the median with the front driver’s side bumper, causing it to travel over the barrier and up a small hill of dirt in the center median. Podsobinski’s vehicle flipped onto its roof and came to rest. The truck pulled over but left before police arrived. Podsobinski escaped with only minor injuries and did not travel to the hospital.