: Police beat Aug. 20

  • August 19, 2013


Drunkenness, disorderly charges: Aaron Remakus, 22, of Swoyersville, Luzerne County, will be charged by California police with public drunkenness and disorderly conduct after he allegedly removed a “No Parking” sign from a meter on Second and Wood streets Friday night. Remakus, who police said was intoxicated, reportedly destroyed the sign and threw it on the ground. Charges will be sent by summons from the office of District Judge Joshua Kanalis.


Girl missing: Taylor Lee Chambers, 17, of 423 Blaine Ave., was reported missing to Canonsburg police Sunday morning. The girl was last seen by her father when he left for work about 9:30 p.m. Saturday. She was gone when her sister returned home at 11 p.m. Police said she has run away six times since October. One acquaintance indicated the girl was going to Altoona, and police there were alerted. Taylor is white, has blue eyes and red hair. She was last seen wearing a black T-shirt, black shorts, white socks and glasses with red frames.

Windshield damaged: Doreen Peterson of 21 Jacobs Alley told Canonsburg police Sunday that the windshield on her vehicle was broken.

Bicycle stolen: David Maga of 433 Adams Ave. told Canonsburg police Saturday that his bicycle was stolen from the sidewalk in front of his home.

Marijuana, paraphernalia charges: Emanuel David Bernardi, 19, of 428 Nine Eighty Road, McDonald, will be charged with possession of marijuana and paraphernalia after he allegedly was found with the items in Canonsburg. Police said he was acting suspiciously and ran when he saw police in the 500 block of Tannehill Street Sunday night.


Mischief charge: Maceo Saunders, 18, of Washington, will be charged by state police with criminal mischief after he allegedly damaged a tiki torch and dumped the torch oil on bench cushions Saturday at the home of Bobetta Dillard, 1651 Weirich Ave., Canton.


Theft arrest: Frank Green, 46, of 412 Lillian St., Speers, is charged by Charleroi Regional police with theft and receiving stolen property, accused of stealing a GPS from a vehicle at a Sunoco station off Route 88, court records show. Police said they found him walking with the device near 3 McKean Ave about 1:30 a.m. Monday. He is in Washington County jail on $5,000 bond set by District Judge Mark Wilson.


Drug arrests: William Koster IV, 24, of 333 Third St., Donora, and Raymond E. Henry III, 23, of Jeannette, are charged by borough police with drug possession and possession of drug paraphernalia following a search of Koster’s residence Sunday. Henry also is charged with possession with intent to deliver over allegations he had 18 bags of crack, 26 bags of cocaine and four bags of marijuana in his pants pockets, police stated in the affidavit. Koster allegedly possessed small amounts of cocaine and marijuana at his residence. Koster is in Washington County jail on $10,000 bond set by District Judge Mark Wilson, who remanded Henry to the jail on $25,000 bond.


Woman assaulted: Michael S. Gonder Jr., 33, of Greensburg, is charged by township police with simple assault, harassment and making terroristic threats, accused of punching his wife, Stacy Lynn Gonder, in the face about 8:10 p.m. Saturday at First Niagara Pavilion, 665 Route 18, court records show. He is free on $10,000 bond set by District Judge Mark Wilson.


Teen charged: A 17-year-old McDonald boy was charged in a juvenile allegation by McDonald police with simple assault, harassment and disorderly conduct stemming from an incident Wednesday on East Lincoln Avenue. He is accused of punching another 17-year-old McDonald boy five times in the face. The injured boy was taken to Canonsburg Hospital for treatment. The alleged attacker was taken to Jefferson Juvenile Detention Center in Jefferson County, Ohio.


Men jailed: Ronald A. Kyle, 58, of 403 Short Drive, New Eagle, and Jesse A. Ferguson, 27, of Perryopolis, are charged by Monongahela police with hindering apprehension and obstructing the administration of law enforcement, court records show. They are accused of misleading police about the identity of the man driving a car in which they were passengers after he left the scene of a minor accident in Monongahela about 7 p.m. August 10. District Judge Mark Wilson Sunday remanded the men to Washington County jail on $5,000 bonds.


Drug arrest: Justin T. Gray, 31, of Columbus, Ohio, is charged by state police with possession of marijuana with intent to deliver, drug possession and possession of drug paraphernalia over accusations two jars of the drug were found in his vehicle during a traffic stop on Interstate 70 about 10:30 a.m. Friday, court records show. Gray also is being held as a fugitive for failing to appear in court in Maryland on a charge of driving with a suspended license. He is in Washington County jail on $25,000 bond set by District Judge Mark Wilson.


Drug arrest: Elliott Lane Law, 24, of Morgantown, W.Va., is charged by state police with drug possession with intent to deliver and two firearms violations stemming from a traffic stop about 9:30 p.m. Saturday on Interstate 79 north, court records show. Police said they seized several bags of cocaine and a handgun from his vehicle. He is in Washington County jail on $50,000 bond set by District Judge Mark Wilson.


Lights stolen: Three light fixtures, two on the porch and a third along the drive, were stolen Sunday or Monday at a residence in the 300 block of Pleasant Avenue, township police said. The lights are valued at $420.

Construction theft: Thirty sheets of plywood and 15 studs were stolen between Friday and 9:15 a.m. Monday from a house under construction on Cortland Drive, township police said. The items are valued at $1,150 and owned by Ryan Homes.

Disorderly conduct: Andrew Barone received a citation for disorderly conduct and criminal mischief after he threw a beer bottle and damaged a car in the lot of Rolling Hills Country Club at 10:33 p.m. Saturday, township police said. Barone, 40, of 5146 Downwest Ride, Columbia, Md., is accused of throwing the bottle and denting the front passenger door of the vehicle.


Possession charges: Ashley Nicole Bookser, 19, of 314 Grant St., McDonald, was charged Friday by McDonald police with possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia stemming from an Aug. 8 incident at Heritage Park, Robinson. Charges will be sent by summons from the office of District Judge Valarie Costanzo.

Endangerment charge: Robert Neil Bozic, 59, of 9312 Noblestown Road, Robinson, was charged Friday by McDonald police with reckless endangerment for allegedly firing a gun June 26 outside his home. When police arrived, they found Bozic in his backyard. A shotgun was under the porch of his home. He reportedly told police he shot a groundhog that had been in his yard. Police found a dead groundhog in the creek. They said Bozic had been drinking. The charge will be sent by summons from the office of District Judge Valarie Costanzo.


Woman injured: Heather Cox, 40, of Jefferson Hills, was injured when her motorcycle crossed the center line on Route 917 near Spring Road, Somerset, Saturday afternoon and struck a car driven by Shirley Williams, 53, of Bentleyville, state police said. Cox, who will be cited for failure to stay in her lane, was taken to Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, where she was in good condition Monday.


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