: Police beat June 19

June 18, 2013


House burglarized: Douglas M. Ranegar, of Russie Avenue, Bentleyville, told state police Sunday his home was burglarized. Stolen were a 52-inch Sony television, Xbox 360, cherry television stand, Nintendo Wii, laptop computer and light brown couch and chair set.


Man jailed: Darrin Wardlaw, 21, of 1222 McKean Ave., Donora, is in custody on accusations he possessed a loaded, stolen handgun when borough police approached a parked car about 4:40 p.m. March 29 in the 800 block of Meldon Avenue after smelling marijuana, court records show. Wardlaw is charged with carrying a firearm without a permit, receiving stolen property and possession of drug paraphernalia. He is in the Washington County jail on $100,000 bond after being arrested as a fugitive and arraigned Monday before District Judge Mark Wilson.


Child injured: Kylie Fowler, 9, of Proctor, W.Va., was slightly injured Wednesday afternoon when a vehicle driven by Nicole Davis, 19, of Moundsville, W.Va., went through a red light on West Chestnut Street and struck a vehicle driven by Helen Haines, 59, of 583 Dille Run Road, Prosperity, North Franklin police said. Haines had been driving north on North Ring Road attempting to enter Interstate 70. Davis will be cited for failure to stop at the red light.


Criminal mischief: A resident of the 100 block of Bower Hill Road told police she was awakened at 12:10 a.m. Monday when a rock was thrown through the living room window. Police said the resident’s daughter heard a vehicle in the area but no vehicle was seen.

Burglary reported: A resident of the 100 block of Sugar Run Road reported Monday that a burglary occurred at the house on May 26, township police said. Stolen were a Kindle reader and $20, police said.


Harassment charge: Aleksandr Bykov, 24, of Donora, will be charged with harassment by state police after he allegedly pushed Julie Tortorice, 22, of Elrama, to the ground during a confrontation early Friday on Fairview Street, Elrama, Union.


Drug charges: Josue Alfaro Gonzalez, 35, of 155 Brookside Ave., was arraigned Tuesday by District Judge Robert Redlinger for charges of possession and delivery of crack. State police said he sold crack to an undercover state trooper Oct. 31, 2011. He was released on $10,000 unsecured bond. A preliminary hearing will be held June 26.

Cash stolen: The assistant manager of the Kwik Fill on East Maiden Street told city police a money bag containing more than $4,000 was stolen from her car when she stopped at a friend’s house at 180 McAdam Ave. Monday. Her debit card and $200 cash also were stolen. Police are investigating.

Faces charges: Andre Taylor, also known as Gene Murphy, 34, of North Versailles, faces charges after he attempted to flee city police Tuesday during a traffic stop on North Main Street. According to police, when officers pulled over Taylor, he exited the vehicle and fled toward Chestnut Street. He was subdued by police using a Taser. Police said they found six stamp bags of heroin, two bags of crack, one bag of marijuana and one marijuana blunt in his possession. Charges are to be filed through the office of District Judge Robert Redlinger.

Home burglarized: A woman told city police her home on Coremont Avenue was burglarized between Thursday and Sunday. Reported missing were jewelry, $300, a shotgun and several cameras. A board and pillows underneath her air conditioner had been moved.



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