Police beat Aug. 22
Harassment charge: Jared Daniel Loughman, 18, of 65 Gayle Drive, Washington, was charged Tuesday by state police with harassment after allegedly making 23 telephone calls to his girlfriend’s Amwell Township home or cellphone late Friday and early Saturday. He also sent seven text messages, police said. Charges will be sent by summons from the office of District Judge Ethan Ward.
Marijuana, paraphernalia charges: Matthew Thomas Gagola, 18, of Grand Island, N.Y. was charged Wednesday by McDonald police with possession of marijuana and paraphernalia stemming from an Aug. 3 traffic stop on Center Avenue at Bridge Street, Burgettstown. The charges will be sent by summons from the office of District Judge Gary Havelka.
Paraphernalia charge: Jason Dwayne Simons, 34, of 47 Stella St., Burgettstown, was charged Wednesday by McDonald police with possession of paraphernalia after police found him Friday with three needles and several empty stamp bags of suspected heroin at his home. The charge will be sent by home from the office of District Judge Gary Havelka.
Charged in harassment: Joshua Lee Roy, 22, 584 Joffre-Bulger Road, Joffre, will be charged by McDonald police with harassment for allegedly having contact with his former girlfriend after being warned by police to stop. The charge will be sent by summons from the office of District Judge Gary Havelka.
Tablet stolen: Michelle M. Powell, 35 Poplar St., told Canonsburg police Tuesday that her Kindle Fire was stolen.
Officer bit: McDonald police Officer Abigail Galbraith was bitten on her left forearm by a pit bull Tuesday night while responding to a fireworks complaint at 418 Park Ave. The officer had gone to the home of Ronald Harding. When he opened the front door, the dog rushed out and attacked her. Harding restrained the dog. Galbraith went to Canonsburg General Hospital for treatment. The dog will be quarantined for 10 days and then euthanized.
Warrant arrest: Randy Lynn Hughes, 33, of 1134 Laurel Hill Road, McDonald, was taken to Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh after reportedly jumping off a bench in the McDonald holding cell and landing on his head after being taken into custody on a domestic relations warrant. McDonald police discovered him after hearing a loud noise in the cell. Surveillance footage shows him leaping into the air and landing on his head. Hughes was treated and given a mental health evaluation before he was taken to the Allegheny County jail.
Theft, mischief charges: Cody Greer, 18, of 106 Dickson St., Midway, was charged Wednesday by McDonald police with theft and criminal mischief for allegedly taking a weed trimmer from a home on Railroad Street, Midway, July 23 and damaging it. Charges will be sent by summons from the office of District Judge Gary Havelka.
Burglary, theft charges: Cory Thomas Wauthier, 21, of 419 Walnut St., Midway, was arraigned Wednesday before District Judge Valarie Costanzo on charges of burglary, theft, receiving stolen property and criminal trespass. Mt. Pleasant police said that Wauthier was allegedly with Zachary Jeffries when the other man stole firearms, money and tools from the home of Charles Bowen, Bowen Road, on July 18. Seven guns were stolen along with $600 and a weed trimmer. Jeffries was charged earlier this month. Wauthier told police he sold the guns at Gander Mountain in Robinson Township, Allegheny County. Wauthier was placed in Washington County jail on $10,000 bond.
False ID, other charges: Therese Corbett, 42, of 426 Fallowfield Ave., Charleroi, was charged Tuesday by North Strabane police with false identification, restriction on alcoholic beverages, failure to stop and driving under suspension stemming from an Aug. 11 traffic stop on South Central Avenue at Route 519. She allegedly gave police a different name and birthdate before giving the officer her true identity. She also had an open bottle of beer in the vehicle, police said. Charges will be sent by summons from the office of District Judge Jay Weller.
Retail theft charges: Danielle Metts, 44, of 256 Donnan Ave., Washington, was charged by South Strabane police with three counts of retail theft for allegedly stealing items from Target, Strabane Square, on July 26 and 27 and Aug. 16. The items totalled $737. Metts was placed in Washington County jail on a detainer Wednesday. Charges will be sent by summons from the office of District Judge Jay Weller.
Retail theft charges: Brett Michael Tuman, 40, of 1859 N. Main St., Allenport, will be charged with retail theft by South Strabane police after he reportedly loaded two grocery carts at Giant Eagle, Strabane Square and tried to leave the store. He fled when confronted but was apprehended. The value of the stolen items was $472. Tuman was placed in Washington County jail on a probation detainer. The charge will be sent by summons from the office of District Judge Jay Weller.
Cellphone stolen: Tammy Kilsavage of Pittsburgh told South Strabane police Tuesday that her daughter’s cellphone was stolen after it was left on a bench inside a store at Tanger Outlet.
Robbery case: Randolph Lewis, 42, of 113 Maple Ave., and Samuel Wheeler, 51, of 105 W. Walnut St., both of Washington, were charged Wednesday by city police with robbery, theft and criminal mischief for allegedly stealing a cell phone and keys from Keith Jackson about 8 p.m. Aug. 14 in the 400 block of Meadow Avenue, court records show. The suspects also were accused of attempting to steal $100 from the victim.
Hit-and-run: Andrew Trump, 25, of 1020 Allison Ave., Washington, was charged Wednesday by city police with accidents involving attended vehicles and failure to render aid over accusations he drove off after his vehicle struck another driven by Justin McCartney in the 800 block of Jefferson Avenue about 10:30 p.m. July 19.
Suspect flees: Marvin Merriweather, 66, of 356 Houston St., Washington, was charged Wednesday by city police with hindering apprehension over allegations he interfered with officers serving a warrant on his roommate, Martha May, allowing her to elude them about noon July 2.
Drug case: State police filed charges Wednesday of drug possession and possession of drug paraphernalia against Washington residents: Erik E. Price, 31, of 275 Donnan Ave.; and Robert B. Anderson and George E. Sadler, both 23, and of 63 W. Hallam Ave., court records show. The charges stem from a traffic stop at 2:30 p.m. May 17 at Central and Wheat avenues. Police said the found a book bag containing a jar of marijuana and a scale in the passenger seat area of the vehicle.