: Police beat June 4

June 3, 2013


Medication stolen: Prescription medication was reported stolen Wednesday from a home at 808 Old West Road, Southwest Regional police said.


DUI, harassment charges: Charles Rancher, 41, of Clarksburg, W.Va., will be charged by Canonsburg police with driving under the influence of alcohol and harassment stemming from an incident Sunday at Gas-N-Go, 301 Euclid Ave. Rancher reportedly tried to get an 18-year-old woman to enter his vehicle. She gave police a description of his vehicle and when he was stopped, officers determined he was intoxicated.

Ladder stolen: A 20-foot extension ladder was reported stolen from Matthew Todaro, 538 Weaver Ave., Canonsburg police said.

Four cited: Four people were cited by Canonsburg police stemming from a disturbance outside Canon Lodge, 146 Murdock St. Police were called before 3 a.m. and when they arrived, saw a large crowd gathering around two men who appeared to be getting ready to fight. After police separated the two men, Jessica Joy Watts, 25, of Pittsburgh, and Brittany N. Anderson, 25, of 700 Lockhart St., Washington, started fighting and fell onto the ground. As police broke them up, Phillip Walls, 26, of 222 Crestwood Drive, Washington, took a fighting stance with police and yelled obscenities. The three will be charged with disorderly conduct and public intoxication. Marius Chatman, 22, of 333 Central Ave., Washington, will be charged with public intoxication after he demanded the name of the officer involved and refused to leave the area.


Assault, DUI arrest: Michael J. Sweetie Jr., 23, of 20 Sycamore St., Muse, was arrested Sunday by Cecil police on charges of simple assault and DUI stemming from an incident at Swihart Road and Route 980. He is accused of punching Caitlin McIntyre in the cheek and choking her while the two were in a vehicle. She had been driving initially, but he reportedly pushed her into the passenger seat and he started driving. His blood-alcohol content was 1 1/2 times the 0.08 percent limit presumed for intoxication. Sweetie was arraigned before District Judge Curtis Thompson and released on $20,000 unsecured bond.


Man robbed: Leonard J. Skubic, 49, of 605 Fallowfield Ave., Charleroi, is charged by Charleroi Regional police with robbery, theft, receiving stolen property and flight to avoid apprehension, court records show. Skubic is accused of punching Frank Prince in the head, knocking him to the ground and stealing $100 from him about 5:20 a.m. Friday in the 600 block of Fallowfield Ave., police stated in the affidavit. Police later used a Taser to apprehend him at 908 Prospect Ave. He is in the Washington County jail on $100,000 bond set by District Judge Larry Hopkins.


Charged in thefts: Scott A. Domske, 32, of 414 Forrest Ave., Chartiers, was arrested Friday by Chartiers police on charges stemming from two incidents Thursday. Chartiers police charged him with unauthorized use of automobiles after he allegedly took a vehicle owned by Robert Plute without permission. Less than an hour later, township police were called to 194 Seik Road. Domske was accused of stealing $50 from his grandmother’s purse. Police charged him with theft. Domske was arraigned on both charges before District Judge David Mark and placed in the Washington County jail on $10,000 bond.


Drug, receiving charges: Charles E. Dickerson, 44, of Monessen, was arrested early Saturday in Highland Terrace after he was caught with suspected crack, marijuana and Suboxone. He also had an electronic tablet that had been stolen from a Donora woman. Dickerson was arraigned before District Judge Curtis Thompson on charges of possession and possession with intent to deliver crack and marijuana and receiving stolen property. He was placed in the Washington County jail on $20,000 bond.


DUI crash: Neiser Lopez-Gonzalez, 30, of Statesville, N.C., was arrested Sunday by state police after he crashed his vehicle through a fence and into a field at 5551 Prosperity Pike, Morris. Police said he failed to notify them of the crash. He also reportedly had an open can of beer. His BAC was 2 1/2 times the 0.08 percent limit presumed for intoxication. Lopez-Gonzalez was arraigned before District Judge Curtis Thompson on charges of DUI, driving without a license, failure to notify police, having an open container of alcohol and traffic violations. He was placed in the Washington County jail on $15,000 bond.


Two injured: Two people were injured in a two-vehicle accident at 8:01 a.m. Friday on Valley Brook Road near McMurray Town Center, township police said. Driver Justin Harris slowed as he was westbound on Valley Brook Road for another vehicle that was making a left turn, police said. Another westbound driver, Tia Morgan, told police she was unable to stop and struck the rear of Harris’ car. Harris, 26, of Valley Street, Pittsburgh, complained of abdominal pain and was taken to Canonsburg General Hospital for treatment, police said. Morgan, 34, of Alpine Drive, Canonsburg, complained of neck pain, but refused medical transport, police said.

Vehicle damaged: A resident of Demmel Drive told police he parked his sport utility vehicle at the residence at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, and discovered a BB or pellet had shattered the rear windshield before 8:01 p.m. the same day, township police said.

Drug arrest: John Ulanich will be charged with possession of a small amount of marijuana and possession of paraphernalia after police found him in a car parked in a lot in Peters Lake Park at 1:14 a.m. Monday, township police said. Ulanich, 35, of Locust Avenue, Washington, was found with a prescription bottle with suspected marijuana, and a smoking pipe with residue that resembled a lipstick tube, police said.

Retail theft: Zackary M. Miller will be charged with retail theft, possession of a small amount of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia after he allegedly stole three DVDs from the nearby Kmart, township police said. Miller, 23, of Brownsville Road, Pittsburgh, was located at the picnic table at the nearby GetGo with two of the DVDs and had marijuana and paraphernalia in his possession, police said.

Women charged: Two women were charged with retail theft, criminal conspiracy and possession of an instrument of crime following thefts from T.J.Maxx, 3945 Washington Road, McMurray, at 12:36 p.m. Saturday, township police said. One of the women stole four purses valued at $579, and the other stole one purse and six bras, all valued at a total of $152, police said. Charged were Donicia Monique Shaw, 26, of Mountain Street, Pittsburgh, and Jennifer M. Jeter-Garland, 21, of Zara Street, Pittsburgh. They were arraigned before District Judge Curtis Thompson, and both were placed in the Washington County jail on $10,000 bond.

Tools stolen: Two men entered Miller Hardware, 4275 Washington Road, McMurray, shortly before 11:36 a.m. Saturday, and one stole $250 in tools, township police said. The second man was believed to be the driver of the get-away vehicle, police said. Stolen were a set of Sears Craftsman universal tools valued at $150, and a set of mechanic’s tools valued at $100, police said. The men fled the store through a rear door and went to the van parked in the front of the store, where they were confronted by the owner and his son, police said. As the green minivan backed from the parking space, it almost struck the pair, police said. The minivan driver traveled down an entrance on the southern end of the hardware store, crossed the northbound lane and drove over a median before driving south on Washington Road.


Building struck: Township police said an Ohio man lost control of the vehicle he was driving Saturday on Route 18 and struck a building, damaging the structure. Lincoln Pearson, 40, of East Liverpool, told police he was heading south about 5:45 a.m. when he tried to avoid a dog that had run onto the road, veered and hit the building in the 1900 block. Pearson was not injured; the building owner wanted the driver arrested. Police said Pearson did not have his insurance card or driver’s license, and said he would bring them to Wally’s Auto Services when he picked up the car.


Driver escapes injury: Sara Obringer, 20, of Eighty Four, escaped injury early Saturday when her vehicle went off Almond Road, Somerset. State police said she was driving west around a curve when her vehicle went off the road, hit a ditch, then crossed the road and overturned in a yard. Obringer will be charged with failing to drive at a safe speed.


Shots fired: Lewis Shuman III, 21, of 80 Country Club Road, South Strabane, was charged by township police with reckless endangerment after he allegedly fired a 12-gauge shotgun in the direction of Ashley Burk and Eric Hanna, both of Washington, as they were leaving his property about 6:45 p.m. Saturday. Burk apparently just broke up with Shuman and he was upset, police said. The charge will be sent by summons from the office of District Judge Jay Weller.

Money box stolen: An employee at the Hallmark store in Trinity Point said a man entered the employee break room Sunday and stole a money box containing about $100.


Money stolen: Crystal Wazny of 7 Davidson Ave., Union, told Southwest Regional police Friday $20 and a pay stub were stolen from her vehicle. Anyone with information is asked to call police at 724-929-8484.

Home entered: Vicki Patton of 6273 Brownsville Road Extension, Union, told Southwest Regional police Thursday her home was entered while she was gone Thursday. Anyone with information is asked to call police at 724-929-8484.

Unauthorized purchase: Darlene Sellers of 13 Downer St., Union, told Southwest Regional police Friday that her checking account was used to make an unauthorized purchase of $169 on May 14.


Assault charge: Ronald A. Patterson 55, of 605 Ewing St., Washington, was arrested Saturday morning after he allegedly hit Deborah Zgorzeliski on the side of the head with a stick or piece of furniture. He also allegedly struggled with Washington police as they took him into custody. He was arraigned before District Judge Curtis Thompson on charges of aggravated assault and resisting arrest. He was placed in the Washington County jail on a $20,000 percentage bond.

Harassment charge: Cheryl Lee Jackson, 52, of 110 W. Wylie Ave. faces charges of harassment after police said she struck Darlene Robel, of Apt. 17, 986 Jefferson Ave., from behind as they were walking on East Wylie Avenue Sunday morning. Police said Jackson had asked Robel to leave her home for stealing a purse. Police said Robel was taken to Washington Hospital for treatment of a swollen jaw.

Car reported stolen: Joseph Pintola Jr. reported his car was stolen from the parking lot at 227 S. Main St. Saturday night.

Juvenile apprehended: A 17-year-old, of 2932 S Bridge Road, was apprehended after he ran from police in front of 125 W. Beau St. Sunday. Police said the teen went across the street into the Global Building parking lot, Jollick Manor, and was heading back across the lot when he slipped and cut his hand on glass. He tried running again but was subdued by a bystander. Police said the juvenile was wanted by the probation office and was released into sheriff’s department custody. They said charges will be filed.

Materials stolen: An employee of the city’s Public Works Department reported storm drain inlets, metal frames and metal piping was missing from the department’s garage at 900 E. Wheeling St. when he came to work Friday morning. Police said a gray pickup truck was observed outside the building the night before.

Retail theft charge: Kimberly A. Hill, 33, of Matteson, Ill., faces charges of robbery, retail theft and disorderly conduct after she was observed placing four drug testing kits into her purse inside a pharmacy at 1001 Jefferson Ave. Friday morning. Police said a loss prevention manager confronted her, she became disorderly, knocked an elderly man to the ground and tried kicking the manager between the legs and biting him. She was placed in the Washington County jail.

Juveniles cited: Two juveniles were cited for disorderly conduct after a woman on Extension Street said they pointed a gun at her 5-year-old granddaughter Friday. Police said the boys admitted to pointing the gun and were taken to the police station before being released to their parents.

Disorderly conduct: Nathaniel Cody, 32, of 35 E. Wylie St., was cited for disorderly conduct after police found a knife and small amount of marijuana on him. Cody was seen running south on Baird Avenue after police responded to a report of a fight at Baird and Fayette Saturday morning.

Apartment entered: Cortnee Mittlemeier, 35, of Apt. 1, 20 Moore Ave., was cited for harassment and disorderly conduct after police said she entered the apartment of Martha May, Apt. 6, and struck her in the head. When police officers arrived, she struggled with them. Mittlemeier was released to her father’s custody.



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