: Police beat Aug. 28

August 27, 2013


Unpaid tickets: Tiffany Stokes, 36, of 121 N. Central Ave., Canonsburg, was taken into custody Monday morning on a warrant issued by District Judge David Mark for failure to pay $1,000 in fines on a dozen parking tickets. Stokes was found by police hiding in a closet at the residence. She was placed in Washington County jail but later released.


Crashed vehicle into house: Ryan Kelly, 21, of Pittsburgh, was charged Friday by state police with driving under the influence of alcohol, reckless endangerment and traffic violations after he reportedly crashed his vehicle into a home at 409 Wayne St., Canton, July 28. The vehicle hit part of the house where a 5-year-old girl was in bed. The impact knocked the bed across the floor in the bedroom, police said. Kelly’s blood-alcohol content was almost three times the 0.08 limit presumed for intoxication. Charges will be sent by summons from the office of District Judge David Mark.


Charged in break-ins: Jeremy M. Fullum, 28, of 65 Clayton Court, Washington, was arraigned Monday on charges stemming from break-ins of vehicles and sheds earlier in the month. He is charged by Chartiers police with burglary, theft and criminal mischief for breaking into vehicles of Ashley Remaley and Robert Clemens, 2200 Henderson Ave., Aug. 7. He also broke into a shed and reportedly stole tools that he sold at a pawn shop on South Main Street, Washington. He is also accused of entering vehicles, also Aug. 7, of Jacob Dornan and Aaron Cunko, at 2212 Henderson, and stealing items. Police said he also stole items from a shed. He was arraigned before District Judge David Mark and released on $10,000 unsecured bond.

Assault, other charges: Jesse Czapski, 31, of 410 1/2 Pike St., Chartiers, was charged Tuesday by township police with simple assault, disorderly conduct, harassment and criminal mischief. Czapski is accused of grabbing his 29-year-old wife, Patricia Czapski, by the throat and pulling her hair during a confrontation Friday at their home. He also reportedly broke the glass in a door at their home. Charges will be sent by summons from the office of District Judge David Mark.

Cellphone stolen: Michelle Hull, 1641 Avella Road, Avella, told Chartiers police Friday that her cellphone was stolen while she was at the Washington County Fair Aug. 17.

Endangerment, threats charges: Brad A. Poskon, 35, of 350 Pike St., Meadow Lands, was charged Tuesday by Chartiers police with reckless endangerment, terroristic threats, harassment and disorderly conduct for allegedly threatening Warren Bell and nearly hitting Bell as he rode his bicycle on Pike Thursday night. Bell just left work at Beechie’s Place and tooted the horn on his bicycle at his boss. Poskon reportedly became angry at the noise and got in a vehicle. Poskon is also accused of yelling obscenities at Bell. Bell got a partial license. Poskon denied the accusations to police. Charges will be sent by summons from the office of District Judge David Mark.

Vehicles entered: Several residents of the Allison Plan reported vehicles were entered Tuesday. Small amounts of cash were stolen and a global positioning unit was stolen from one vehicle on Parker Street.

Vehicle damaged: Robert Smith, 20 Elm St., Meadow Lands, told Chartiers police Tuesday that the hood of his vehicle was damaged by vandals.


Burglary charge: Danielle Lyn Soyring, 18, who told District Judge Jay Weller that she is homeless, was arrested Monday on a warrant on charges of burglary, access device fraud, unauthorized use of a credit card, receiving stolen property and theft. She is accused of stealing a debit card owned by Connie Beck, 317 Hunting Creek Road, earlier this month and using it several times including at Walmart, Trinity Point, North Strabane police said. She was seen on store surveillance using the card at Walmart. She was arraigned before Weller and placed in Washington County jail on $25,000 bond.


Theft of plywood: Eighty-five sheets of plywood were stolen from a house construction site on Cortland Drive before 7:46 a.m. Monday, township police said. The plywood is valued at $1,020 and owned by Ryan Homes. Also stolen from another construction lot on Cortland Drive, were doors and windows. No value was listed.


Attempted burglary: Christopher R. Nelson, 35, of 83 Pigeon Creek Road, Somerset, was arrested Saturday by state police after neighbors spotted him trying to break into another neighbor’s home. Several neighbors saw Nelson trying to pry open a window at the home of Terrence Lee Belcher, 82 Pigeon Creek. Nelson was arraigned before District Judge Valarie Costanzo on charges of attempted burglary, criminal trespass, criminal mischief and loitering and prowling at night. He was placed in Washington County jail on $25,000 bond.


DUI charge: Trevor E. Miles, 28, of Pittsburgh, was charged Friday by state police with driving under the influence of alcohol, leaving the scene of a crash and traffic violations after he allegedly hit the rear of another vehicle on Interstate 70 east near the Murtland Avenue exit, South Strabane, Aug. 8. Miles’ vehicle went up an embankment and struck a fence. He then fled and was caught in the parking lot of Washington Mall. Miles refused to submit to a blood-alcohol test. Charges were sent by summons from the office of District Judge Jay Weller.


Marijuana possession: Tyler Ankrom, 19, of 50 Campbell Ave., Washington, was charged by city police with possessing a pipe and small amount of marijuana in the Washington High School parking lot June 17. Ankrom is free on $5,000 bond set by District Judge Robert Redlinger.

Vehicles burglarized: Tools and other items valued at $800 were stolen from an unlocked toolbox on a truck parked on Duncan Avenue sometime between Saturday night and Monday. Various construction tools valued at $2,000 were stolen from the toolbox and bed of a vehicle on Allison Avenue Aug. 12.



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