Police beat June 18

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BURGETTSTOWN

Assault charge: Joshua J. Marsh, 31, of Pittsburgh, was arrested Sunday by McDonald police for allegedly assaulting his estranged wife, Kristy Marsh, at her home at 425 W. Pittsburgh St., Burgettstown. Police said he became angry when she told him she wanted a divorce and allegedly punched her and pushed her into a wall. He was arraigned before District Judge David Mark on charges of simple assault, harassment and disorderly conduct. He was then placed in the Washington County jail on $5,000 bond.


CALIFORNIA

Marijuana charges: Jordan Lagruth, 19, of Grindstone, was charged Friday by California police with possession and possession with intent to deliver marijuana stemming from a Feb. 13 incident at Third and Union streets. Charges will be sent by summons from the office of District Judge Joshua Kanalis.


Heroin charge: Andrew McClellan, 20, of Oil City, was charged Thursday by California police with possession of heroin and drug paraphernalia stemming from a May 26 incident at Sudsy’s, Wood Street and Pennsylvania Avenue. The charges will be sent by summons from the office of District Judge Joshua Kanalis.


Four charged: John Tedrow, 35, of Charleroi; Phillip Stanger, 27, of Coal Center; Kristen Mull, 23, of California; and Cheryl Greco, 24, of Monessen, all were charged Thursday by California police with possession of heroin stemming from a June 6 disturbance on Kakonen Drive. Police said they found a bag containing 30 stamp bags of suspected heroin inside a vehicle. Charges will be sent by summons from the office of District Judge Joshua Kanalis.


CANONSBURG

Faces assault charge: Scott Roman of Canonsburg will be charged by Canonsburg police with simple assault and harassment for allegedly punching Roxanna Steadman in the head with the two were at Canon Coin Laundry, First Street, Sunday, Canonsburg police said. The charge will be sent by summons from the office of District Judge David Mark.


Girl missing: Taylor Lee Chambers, 17, of 423 Blaine Ave., was reported missing Sunday to Canonsburg police. She was last seen wearing black yoga pants and a tank top. She also was carrying a red backpack.


CANTON

Public drunkenness: Lauren Skye Loughman, 28, of Washington, was charged with public drunkenness after state police said she was found lying on the road, extremely intoxicated, Sunday at Route 40 and The Road, Canton.


CARROLL

Assault charge: David S. Wright, 43, of 1211 Bentleyville Road, VanVoorhis, was arrested by state police on a warrant after he allegedly assaulted Rebecca Lynn Baumgardner June 10 on Route 481 in Carroll and Monongahela. He was arraigned before District Judge David Mark on charges of simple assault and harassment and placed in the Washington County jail on $5,000 bond.


CHARLEROI

Charged in hit-and-run: Jeffery A. Geier, 54, of Aliquippa, faces charges including driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, leaving the scene of a crash, possession of drug paraphernalia and reckless driving after allegedly hitting several parked vehicles Friday on Lincoln and Washington avenues, including one owned by Charleroi Mayor Nancy Ellis, Charleroi Regional police said. Blood was drawn to determine if he was under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol. He also was charged with drug possession after police said they found him with 32 stamp bags of suspected heroin and a Clonazepam pill. He was arraigned before District Judge David Mark and placed in the Washington County jail on $25,000 bond.


FALLOWFIELD

PFA violation: Dylan M. Kalakewich of 336 Cooper Road, Fallowfield, was arrested Saturday by state police after he allegedly violated a protection-from-abuse order obtained by his father, William Kalakewich. He was arraigned before District Judge David Mark on the alleged violation and placed in the Washington County jail on $5,000 bond.


HANOVER

Underage drinkers cited: State police Bureau of Liquor Control Enforcement issued 32 citations for underage drinking at Saturday’s Toby Keith concert at First Niagara Pavilion, Hanover. Two people also were charged with furnishing alcohol to a minor, and one was charged with disorderly conduct.


NORTH STRABANE

Theft arrest: Gary Lamar Boyd, 29, of Pittsburgh, was arrested Friday on a warrant on charges filed by North Strabane police for allegedly cashing fake checks written on the account of Meadow Lands Gymnastic Training Center last month. Boyd was arraigned before District Judge David Mark on charges of theft, bad checks, theft by deception and conspiracy. He was placed in the Washington County jail on $5,000 bond.


Coins stolen: Jose Gutierrez of McMurray told North Strabane police Friday coins were stolen from a cash register drawer he had stored at Route 19 Self Storage, 119 Water St.


iPods stolen: Macayla Myers of 225 Alexander Ave., Strabane, reported two iPods stolen from her vehicle Sunday.


PETERS

Car damaged: A vehicle parked in a driveway on Cedar Hill Drive was damaged before 5:38 p.m. Saturday, township police said. A man at the residence said he reported a similar incident at 9:30 p.m. Friday when the hood of a rental car was damaged. It was the only incident reported in the neighborhood.


Three-vehicle accident: One driver complained of chest pains following a three-vehicle accident at 11:43 a.m. Friday at Washington and West McMurray roads, township police said. Vehicles driven by James Korber, 65, of Everett Street, Belle Vernon, and Robert Waski, 28, of North Main Street, Washington, were stopped southbound on Washington Road when an unidentified driver, first in line, began to move then stopped, police said. Driver Betty L. Francis, 50, of Winners Circle, Canonsburg, last in line, was unable to stop, police said, causing her vehicle to strike Korber, with Korber’s vehicle striking Wasik’s, police said. Francis and Wasik were not injured, police said. A passenger in Korber’s vehicle, Carol Korber, 50, also of Belle Vernon, was not injured. Police said James Korber complained of pain in his chest and was taken to St. Clair Hospital, Mt. Lebanon. The hospital does not release patient conditions.


SOUTH STRABANE

Purses stolen: Two men in the late teens or early 20s allegedly stole about 16 purses valued at $3,000 from Coach, Tanger Outlets, Friday, South Strabane police said.


WASHINGTON

Harassing calls to 911: James G. Klaus, 32, of 165 Grove Ave., Washington, was arrested Friday by Washington police on charges of harassment and disorderly conduct after he reportedly made five calls to 911 dispatchers. Police said he refused to stop calling. Police said he was having a dispute with his sister via text messages. He was arraigned before District Judge David Mark and placed in the Washington County jail on $1,000 bond.


Door damaged: Paul Satterfield of Pine Street told Washington police Thursday a door to his home was damaged in an apparent break-in attempt.


Tub stolen: Deloris McClellan of Washington told Washington police Thursday a cast iron tub was stolen from 1130 Summerlea Ave. and then sold at a scrap dealer. The tub was recovered, and charges are pending against the alleged thief.


Assaulted, robbed: Dave Keener of Canton Township told Washington police he was assaulted and robbed of his wallet while he walked about 3:45 a.m. Saturday near Walnut and North Franklin streets.


Concession stand burglarized: The main concession stand at TWIST field, Washington Park, was broken into late Saturday or early Sunday, Washington police said. A woman walking her dog discovered the burglary. Drinks were scattered in the cooler, and the freezer was open. An attempt also was made to enter the second-floor announcer’s stand. Stolen were two money boxes containing $150 and $50 in coins, a case of frozen hamburgers, drinks and candy. The total of items stolen was about $1,125.


Trespass charge: Torrey Brown, 27, of 224 Linn Ave., Washington, was charged Saturday by Washington police with harassment, disorderly conduct and criminal trespass after allegedly refusing to leave Ernie’s Freestyle, 88 N. Main St. Police said he refused the bartender’s orders to leave and spat on her face. He also reportedly broke a beer bottle. Police said he had previously been banned from the bar.


Door window broken: Tina Byrd of 1070 Allison Ave. told Washington police Friday a would-be burglar broke the window in a door at her home.


Disorderly charges: Travis Lomax, 39, of Port Smith, Ark., and Demetrius Davis, 35, of Reesman’s Trailer Park, Waynesburg, were charged by Washington police with disorderly conduct after an incident Friday in the 500 block of Broad Street. Police said they also found Davis with empty heroin stamp bags. Davis was placed in the Washington County jail on a bench warrant.


Bike stolen: Robert Stewart of Washington told Washington police Friday his tan mountain bicycle was stolen from outside Burger King, 775 Jefferson Ave.


Wires cut: Betty Russo of Washington told Washington police Friday the ignition wires on the steering column of her vehicle were cut while the car was parked outside Goodwill at 89 Jefferson Ave.


Vehicles painted: Washington police said several vehicles were spray-painted and had grease smeared on their sides while parked Friday in the 10 block of Shannon Avenue.


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