: Police beat June 12

June 11, 2013


Warrant arrest: Richard Bucks, 54, of Pittsburgh, was arrested early Saturday by Southwest Regional police during a disturbance call at Good Time Bar, Main Street, Bentleyville. Police determined he was wanted on an Allegheny County bench warrant. He was placed in the Washington County jail.


Disorderly conduct charges: Ronald Lee Boyer, 22, of 25 Verner Ave., Bulger, was charged Monday by McDonald police with public drunkenness and disorderly conduct after he was spotted June 2 stumbling into traffic on Route 18, Burgettstown. Police also found him with a suspected marijuana pipe.


Vehicle entered: Jazzlyn Claude, of 68 E. Pike St., told Canonsburg police Monday her driver’s license, Social Security card, credit card and $20 were stolen from her vehicle. Her credit card was used to make a $3,000 purchase.

Grill stolen: A grill was reported stolen Monday from outside the home of Sal Conte, 417 Moore Ave., Canonsburg police said.


Mailboxes damaged: Cody Ray Jenkins, 18, Tyler James Mazzie, 22, Brandon J. Bowman, 19, and Stephen Joseph Murphy II, 21, all of Washington, each will be charged by state police with criminal mischief for allegedly damaging 10 mailboxes early Friday on Lynn Portal Road, Canton. Charges will be sent by summons from the office of District Judge David Mark.


Escapes injury: Benjamin Kozup, 31, of Pittsburgh, escaped injury Monday when his vehicle went off Western Avenue and struck a utility pole near the Mark West plant, Chartiers police said. Kozup told police he was drinking coffee and had taken his eyes off the road. He then swerved to avoid another vehicle.

Burglary reported: A laptop computer and two global positioning systems were stolen in a burglary reported Sunday at Solid Oak, 159 S. Johnson Road, Chartiers police said. A pop machine also was pried open and coins removed.

Facing charges: Randy Bell Jr., of 709 N. Main St. was charged by Chartiers police with disorderly conduct and public drunkenness after he allegedly called police Sunday, claiming two people were going to shoot him. When police arrived, they found him smoking and drinking with two friends.

Parts stolen: Parts were stolen Sunday from a 1994 Dodge Ram pickup truck owned by Eric Williams of Charleroi while it was parked at 750 Champion Drive, Chartiers police said.


Gun stolen: Jacob Boneysteele told McDonald police May 29 his revolver was stolen from the center console of his vehicle while parked it was in front of his business, Jay’s McDonald Pizza, 114 E. Lincoln Ave.

Paintballs fired: Shawn Douglas Zombeck, of 338 E. McDonald Ave. told McDonald police June 3 his house was shot with paintballs.

Underage drinking party: Michael Aaron Kehn, 18, of 110 1/2 W. Lincoln Ave., McDonald, and Jordan David Jacobson, 19, of 31 Jess Lane, McDonald, were charged with underage drinking after police received a report of a party May 31 at 106 Johnson St. Police determined that most of the others were either not drinking or over the age of 21.


Pizza shop burglarized: Five cases of Cherokee Red soft drink were stolen in a burglary late Monday or early Tuesday at Walther’s Hillhouse Pizza, Park Avenue at West Maiden Street. North Franklin police said the culprit entered through a screened window.

Escapes injury: Regis Zapatka Jr., 44, of Bridgeville, escaped injury Tuesday afternoon when his vehicle went off South Main Street Extension near Greenhill Drive and sheared off a utility pole. He told North Franklin police he reached for a tissue.

Retail theft charge: Haven Vaden, 31, of 380 Donnan Ave., Washington, was charged Tuesday by North Franklin police with retail theft after he allegedly stole three Pittsburgh Steelers jerseys valued at $150 from the Game Stop at Washington Crown Center. The charges will be sent by summons from the office of District Judge Robert Redlinger.


Burglary reported: Employees of Terra Testing, 260 Meadowlands Boulevard, reported the business had been burglarized Friday, North Strabane police said. Two pickup trucks also were reported stolen from the business, but later recovered. Among the items stolen were a television, digital camera, credit cards, tool box, coffee maker and $1,200.


Driver hurt: Joseph Yannotti, 32, of 4117 Overlook Street, South Park, was injured at 11:02 a.m. Monday when he crashed his vehicle in the 600 block of Bebout Road, Venetia, township police said. Yannotti said a deer crossed in front of his car and when he swerved his vehicle fishtailed, slid across the wet road and hit an embankment. Yannotti was taken to St. Clair Hospital for treatment.


Home vandalized: Copper pipes were reported stolen from a vacant house listed for sale on Morgan Hollow Road on Friday, township police said. A window also was broken.


Aggravated assault: Ledean Williams, 33, of 68 Sumner Ave., will be charged with aggravated assault after Talara Robinson told city police Williams attacked her and two of her nieces Monday afternoon. According to the police report, Williams pushed Shana Glenndenning against a wall, pushed Talara Robinson against a porch rail and grabbed Chelsie Robinson by the neck, threw her off a porch and kicked her multiple times. Charges will be filed through the office of District Judge Robert Redlinger.

Concession stand break-in: An employee at the Washington Park pool told city police Monday the concession area was broken into. A rear window was opened, and an interior gate was removed. Drinks, frozen French fries and hot dogs were stolen. A radio also was stolen, and a fire extinguisher was discharged in the doorway.



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