: Police beat June 20

June 19, 2013


Escapes injury: Sasha M. Donahoo, 23, of Avella, lost control of her vehicle trying to avoid another vehicle traveling on Interstate 79 Monday afternoon. State police said Donahoo’s vehicle traveled through the median and rolled over, but she was not injured.


Assault alleged: Corwin Fredrick Riedel, 33, of 312 N. Central Ave., was arrested by borough police after allegedly fighting with William James Yarbrough, of the same address, Wednesday morning. Police had been called to the address twice, and when they returned the third time Yarbrough told police Riedel had kicked in his bedroom door. Riedel was arraigned before District Judge David Mark on charges of simple assault, disorderly conduct and public drunkeness and jailed on $5,000 bond.

Entry attempted: Jodi Zook of 513 Euclid Ave. reported a man tried to enter her apartment while she was sleeping Tuesday afternoon. Police said a lock on a basement door had been tampered with, but entry to the building had not been made. Zook told police she had first heard someone ringing her doorbell and then knocking on the door. Police said the man Zook saw was white and wearing a ballcap and sunglasses.

Medicine stolen: Colleen Locy of 600 S. Central Ave. told Canonsburg police Sunday medication was stolen from her home.


One injured: A vehicle operated by Adam Kosek, 20, of 122 Holly Drive, Houston, went off Kings Road and hit a culvert Tuesday. His passenger, Allen Jones, 17, of 314 N. Main St., Houston, was taken to Canonsburg General Hospital by private vehicle after complaining of neck and shoulder pain. Police said Kosek’s vehickle had to be towed.


Driver hurt: A Pittsburgh woman was taken to St. Clair Hospital following an accident on Jefferson Avenue Tuesday. State police said Shari L. Rich, 46, suffered moderate injuries in the crash, which occurred when a tractor-trailer operated by Richard V. Miller, 57, of Beallsville, swerved and struck Rich’s vehicle.


Apartment burglarized: Chantel Ardeno of 310 Hancock St. told North Franklin police her apartment was broken into Monday night. The front door was forced open, but nothing appears to have been stolen.


Retail theft charge: Gerald Doom Jr., 32, of Fairmont, W.Va., was arrested Tuesday by South Strabane Township police on a charge of retail theft after he allegedly stole video game equipment from Walmart, Trinity Point. Doom was arraigned before District Judge Jay Weller and placed in the Washington County jail on $400 bond.


Building vandalized: A black substance was thrown onto the exterior wall of an apartment at Jollick Manor on Saturday, city police said.

Stolen funds: Chelsea Ann Hatfield, 23, of Washington, was arraigned by District Judge Robert Redlinger Wednesday on charges of unauthorized access of a device for taking money while she was an employee for the Tri-County Patriots for Independent Living. According to court documents, Hatfield conducted ATM transactions for a handicapped man and in August of last year withdrew an additional $80 without giving the victim money or a receipt. Hatfield was released without bond.

Possession charges: Ryan Lafon Wallace, 26, of 176 May Ave., was arraigned on two counts of possessing a controlled substance and disorderly conduct after state police found marijuana and prescription pills in a vehicle Wallace was a passenger in during a stop in April. Wallace was arraigned by District Judge Robert Redlinger and released without bond.

Stolen bicycle: Dan Funk of Donnan Avenue told city police a Mongoose bicycle, worth $250, was stolen from his porch Tuesday.

Money stolen: An employee at the Burger King on Jefferson Avenue reported a safety deposit bag containing $1,620 was stolen from the restaurant’s safe Tuesday. City police are investigating.

Broken glass: Joe Carlisle of West Walnut Street told city police he awoke to find the front window of his house broken out early Wednesday morning.



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