: Police beat July 18

July 17, 2013


Burglary reported: Cathy and Gary Yoders, of 2779 S Bridge Road, Buffalo, told state police Monday that their home was burglarized and a 32-inch television was stolen from a second-floor bedroom. The burglar apparently entered the home by removing a window air-conditioning unit and fled through a rear sliding glass door.


Wanted woman arrested: Jeane Angel, 45, whose last known address was Prince Frederick, Md., was arrested Tuesday by Donegal police as a fugitive from justice. A bench warrant was issued for her in May 2010, by a Juniata County judge for failing to appear to answer to a charge of endangering the welfare of children. Angel was arraigned before District Judge Valarie Costanzo and placed in Washington County jail on $25,000 bond.


Woman arraigned: Ellen Louise Magnotta, 58, of Pittsburgh, was arraigned Wednesday on charges of driving under the influence of alcohol, possession of marijuana and paraphernalia and traffic violations stemming from a July 30, 2006, crash at of Steubenville Pike and Bavington Road. Hanover police said her vehicle went through the intersection and over a creek. She was arraigned before District Judge David Mark and placed in Washington County jail on $25,000 bond.


Theft charge: Sonja L. Balkovic, 70, of Braddock, was charged last week by state police at The Meadows Racetrack & Casino with theft of mislaid property. She is accused of picking up a wallet dropped on the floor by a woman at the casino July 7 and stealing $185 along with credit cards. The charge will be sent by summons from the office of District Judge Jay Weller.

Mother, son charged: James Oliver Miller, 25, and Martha Miller, 43, both of 2802 Route 136, Eighty Four, were charged last week with theft by North Strabane police. He is accused of stealing two antique bayonets, an antique sword and five guns from the home of his stepgrandfather, William DePaoli, 67 Longview Drive, on June 16. She reportedly had knowledge of the theft. The charges will be sent by summons from the office of District Judge Jay Weller.


Woman charged: Ashley L. Carrier, 29, of Eighty Four, was arrested Tuesday by state police on charges of simple assault, harassment and terroristic threats. She reportedly got into a fight with Frank W. Carrier, 65, and Nola Louise Carrier, 66, at a home on Sundust Drive, Nottingham. She then allegedly shoved Nola Carrier and threatened Frank Carrier. Ashley Carrier was arraigned before District Judge Valarie Costanzo and placed in Washington County jail on $2,500 bond.


Man assaulted: A 32-year-old woman who lives in the 600 block of Deer Watch Drive in the Hunting Ridge section, will be charged with aggravated assault and harassment following an incident at 1:45 p.m. Tuesday, township police said. The woman, whose name will not be released until she is arrested, allegedly struck her 33-year-old boyfriend with a baseball bat in their home, police said. The man was taken to a local hospital for treatment of head injuries, police said.

Man cited: Richard Shields of Pine Valley Drive, Bridgeville, was issued citations at 1:43 p.m. Tuesday, for dogs running loose and for not having licenses for the two German shepherds, township police said. Police have been called to the house numerous times regarding the dogs’ behavior, police said. Before the citations were issued, police said the two dogs were extremely aggressive toward the police officer and a neighbor.


Bad check charge: Jennifer Hummel, 32, of Pittsburgh, was charged Tuesday by South Strabane police with bad checks and retail theft after she allegedly used a check on a closed account to pay for $611 in work done Sunday at Monro Muffler, Murtland Avenue. A store employee told police that after the check was rejected, Hummel took the vehicle keys and registration and left the garage claiming she was going to get the money but never returned. Police learned the account has been closed for five years. The charges will be sent by summons from the office of District Judge Jay Weller.

Retail theft arrest: Scott R. Gasparovic, 45, of 391 Weirich Ave., Canton Township, was arrested Tuesday by South Strabane police on a felony retail theft charge after he reportedly stole bathroom accessories from Walmart, Trinity Point. He was arraigned before District Judge Valarie Costanzo and released after posting $2,500 bond.



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