: Police beat Aug. 24

August 23, 2013


Burglary arrest: Gregory McHenry, 21, of 71 Tarr Heights Drive, Canonsburg, was arrested Thursday by Cecil police on charges of burglary, theft and receiving stolen property. He is accused of stealing two dirt bikes from a shed owned by Edgar Leasure, 1 Caley Lane. The two bikes were seen being operated on Klinger Road. Police followed a path and found the bikes at McHenry’s home. McHenry told police that he stole the bikes from the shed while under the influence of heroin and then hid them in the woods next to house. He was arraigned before District Judge Jay Weller and placed in Washington County jail on $10,000 bond.


Robbery arrest: Geary J. Shipley, 52, of 335 Washington Ave., Charleroi, was arrested early Friday for allegedly robbing a man at gunpoint on Meadow Avenue, Charleroi Regional police said. Shipley asked the man, identified only as Jeremiah, to check the brakes on his vehicle. When the other man went to check the brakes, Shipley grabbed him by the shirt and told him to give him his money or he would kill him and his family. Shipley reportedly lifted up his own shirt to reveal a gun. Shipley was arraigned before District Judge Valarie Costanzo on charges of robbery, conspiracy, theft and receiving stolen property. He was placed in Washington County jail on $40,000 bond.


Driver injured: Donald Tustin, 58, of 1982 E. Maiden St., Washington, was injured early Thursday when his vehicle went off Western Avenue near the Markwest rail yard and hit a utility pole, Chartiers police said. Tustin had to be extricated by Chartiers firefighters. He was taken to Canonsburg General Hospital and then transferred to Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh. Blood was drawn to determine his blood-alcohol content.

Guns stolen: Guns were reported stolen Wednesday from the home of Harold Roth, 167 McGovern Road, Chartiers police said.


Debit card used: Marla D. Boyd, 161 School St., told McDonald police Thursday that her debit card was used on the Internet to make a purchase in Australia for $224.

Cards stolen: Clayton Ethan Gallagher, 31, of Gainesville, Texas, was charged Thursday by McDonald police with theft, receiving stolen property, access device fraud and conspiracy for using a fuel card and lodging card that had been stolen from ULC Oil and Gas Field Services, 115 Johns Ave., McDonald. His co-defendant, Richard Dyer, failed to return the cards when he was fired. The cards were used to get hotel rooms in Pittsburgh and purchase gas in West Virginia. Dyer was arraigned on similar charges Wednesday. Charges against Gallagher will be sent by summons from the office of District Judge Valarie Costanzo.


Trespass, threats charges: David James Daniels III, 27, of 425 1/2 Fourth St., Monongahela, was arrested Thursday by Monongahela police after he allegedly threatened his wife, Amanda Daniels. She left their home and went to the neighbors home at 425 Fourth. He then tried to force his way into that home, police said. He was arraigned before District Judge Valarie Costanzo and placed in Washington County jail on $25,000 bond.


Bicyclist hit: A 6-year-old boy was riding his bicycle in the driveway of his home in the 100 block of Estates Drive, McMurray, when he veered onto the road and struck the side of a passing pickup truck, township police said. Brody Takacas of Estates Drive suffered abrasions on his left leg and was treated at Canonsburg General Hospital and released. The driver of the pickup truck, Jose Gutierrez, 36, of 118 Estates Drive, told police he was traveling about 10 mph when the boy rode onto the road and collided with the truck’s passenger side door. Gutierrez was not injured, police said. The accident was reported at 7:58 p.m. Thursday.

One injured: Three vehicles were involved in a rear-end collision at 9:05 a.m. Thursday on Washington Road at Hidden Valley Road, township police said. The only injury was to a passenger, police said. Amanda Renee Walker, 32, of 133 Keever Ave., Pittsburgh, told police she took her foot off the brake and struck the rear of a vehicle operated by Danielle R. Melanson, 19, of 2741 Locust Drive, Upper St. Clair. The collision forced Melanson’s vehicle in to the rear of a vehicle operated by Julie Gigliotti, 31, of Majestic Drive, McMurray, police said. A passenger in Melanson’s vehicle, Erinn Pirt, 18, of 115 Second St., Vestaburg, struck her head on the windshield and complained of pain, she said. She was treated at Canonsburg General Hospital and released.


Retail theft charge: Joanne Mattey, 43, of 517 Washington Ave., Charleroi, was charged by South Strabane police with retail theft and theft by deception for allegedly stealing items valued at $212 from Walmart, Trinity Point, on Aug. 12. The charge will be sent by summons from the office of District Judge Jay Weller.


Victim contacted: Marlo Barry, North Franklin Street, told Washington police Thursday that the mother and aunts of Vontey Johnson, 30, of Charleroi, contacted her trying to get her to drop assault charges filed against him. He is accused of assaulting her earlier this month. City police said charges are pending.

PFA, harassment charges: Cheryn Isbell, 97 W. Walnut St., Washington, was charged by Washington police with harassment and violating a protection from abuse order. She is accused of hitting John Juphen in the face about noon Thursday. Several hours later, she is accused of violating the PFA obtained by Thurman Isbell. She was arraigned before District Judge Robert Redlinger on the PFA violation and placed in Washington County jail on $2,500 bond.



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