Police beat Aug. 31
Two-car crash: Serena Stout, 40, of Washington, was hurt when the vehicle she was driving collided with another operated by Dylan M. Stein, 18, of West Finley Township, about 7:20 p.m. Wednesday on Jolly School Road, state police said. The severity of Stout’s injuries was not reported.
Vehicles collide: Glen A. Haynes, 30, of Strabane, suffered moderate injuries when his vehicle was struck head-on by another that was forced across Interstate 79 when it was struck from behind about 6:30 Thursday, state police said. Pamela Pulkownik, 33, of Pittsburgh, suffered minor injuries when her vehicle was rear-ended in slow-moving traffic on I-79 north near Southpointe by one driven by Joshua Weber, 24, also of Pittsburgh, police said. The impact caused her vehicle to travel through the grassy median and into Haynes’ car, which was traveling south.
Tools stolen: Several tools including a saw, air compressor, drill and framing gun, with a total value of $1,900, were stolen from a house under construction on Klinger Road, township police said. The tools were last seen Aug. 16 or 17, and were reported missing at 1 p.m. Wednesday, police said.
Stove stolen: A stainless steel stove valued at $600 was stolen from a house under construction through Heartland Homes on Firwood Drive, township police said. The theft was reported at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday.
Theft case: Randy L. Mort Jr., 33, of Marianna, is charged by state police with theft, accused of stealing multiple items about 8:30 a.m. Thursday from Jason A. McClosky, 33, of Millsboro, police said.
Burglary report: A door was forced open between 11 p.m. Tuesday and 7:45 a.m. Wednesday to enter Rembrandt’s Roadhouse, 125 S. Main St., where money was stolen, state police said.
Fugitive nabbed: Michael Matiyasic, 39, of 236 Richey St., Richeyville, was arrested by state police on a warrant from Virginia, where he is wanted for failure to pay $6,943 in child support, court records show. Police took him into custody about 10 a.m. Thursday at the office of District Judge Curtis Thompson while he was there for a hearing in a traffic case. He is being held in Washington County jail without bond, pending extradition to Virginia.
Fraud case: Raymond D. Haney, 38, who has addresses in Monongahela and Charleroi, is charged by city police with forgery and attempted theft, accused of attempting to cash two checks belonging to Pauline Woessner without her permission. Police were alerted to the case about 4 p.m. Thursday by First Federal Savings Bank, 235 W. Main St., while Haney and others were in a vehicle in the bank’s drive-through window, allegedly attempting to cash two of the woman’s checks totaling $850. Therese Ann Corbett, 42, of 426 Fallowfield Ave., Charleroi, is charged with conspiracy and criminal attempt in the case. Both are in Washington County jail on $850 bond set by District Joshua Kanalis.
Burglary report: A hole was cut in the side of a building owned by Chris Bury Cement Contractors, 100 Walker Lane, by someone who entered the business and stole two power tools between Aug. 16 and Tuesday, state police said.
Theft: Melissa Bird, 39, of 660 Addison St., was charged with theft by city police. She is accused of stealing 60 Vicodin and 80 Percocet tablets from a couple living on Moore Avenue on June 25. A summons was sent through the office of District Judge Robert Redlinger Friday.
Retail theft: City police charged Kristie L. Stetz, 32, of Ellsworth, with retail theft after employees at the Buy & Sell Outlet on South Main Street told police a security camera captured Stetz stuffing a tan Coach purse retailing for $50 into a bag Aug. 16. Charges were sent through the office of District Judge Robert Redlinger.