Police beat Sept. 20
Man charged: Robert Edward Kramer Jr., 19, of 153 Meadow St., Westland, was charged Thursday by McDonald police with criminal mischief and disorderly conduct. He is accused of damaging a vehicle owned by Lisa Ward of Burgettstown while he was arguing with her daughter, Elizabeth Faingnaert, outside 51 Center Ave., Burgettstown, Aug. 7. Charges will be sent by summons from the office of District Judge Gary Havelka.
Forgery, theft charges: Rachael Buza, 39, of Park Avenue, California, was arrested Wednesday on a warrant on charges filed by California police stemming from two incidents. Buza is charged with two counts of forgery and one count of theft of services and bad checks. She is accused of forging a document that she sent to the borough claiming a social service agency was paying her sewer bill. She also wrote $550 in checks for payment written on a closed account. She also was charged with retail theft for stealing diapers Sept. 2 from Dollar General, Wood Street. Police said she removed the diapers from the bag and stuffed them down her pants. She was arraigned before District Judge Joshua Kanalis and placed in Washington County jail on $25,000 bond.
Vehicle damaged: Kayla Getz, of 244 Vine St., told Canonsburg police Wednesday that vandals damaged the driver’s side mirror on her vehicle and scratched the bumper.
Hindering police charge: Alexandra A. Hernberger, 22, of 37 Hazelwood Drive, Washington, was charged with hindering apprehension for allegedly giving North Franklin police a false name for a wanted person. Police said she gave a false name for Frank Jamar Green, wanted in two counties, when she was with him at the Days Inn on West Chestnut Street Sept. 14. Charges will be sent through summons from the office of District Judge Robert Redlinger.
Charge pending: Jon Knowles, 39, of 403 Hickory Circle, North Strabane, faces a charge of driving under the influence of a controlled substance after sideswiping a guardrail on Morganza Road about 7:45 a.m. Thursday. North Strabane police had been receiving reports of an erratic driver on Morganza near West McMurray Road just before the crash. Police said he appeared to under the influence of prescribed medication. Blood will be drawn for analysis.
Warrant arrest: Natasha Still, 26, also known as Natasha Truxel-Partee, and Brian Still, 27, both of 43 North Ave., Washington, face charges of possession of marijuana after they were found with the suspected drug Thursday morning at Cambria Suites, Tanger Boulevard. Police were called after Natasha Still reportedly posted on Facebook that she was using narcotics. She was taken into custody on a probation violation. The drug charges will be sent by summons from the office of District Judge Jay Weller.
Bad checks charge: Donald C. Hersh, 42, of 915 Carol Drive, Canonsburg was charged in a private criminal complaint by Slovenian Savings and Loan for allegedly giving the bank three bad checks each written earlier this year for $300. The charge will be sent by summons from the office of District Judge Jay Weller.
Trespass charge: Laverne Davis III, 36, of Washington, was charged by state police with criminal trespass after he allegedly was found inside The Meadows Racetrack & Casino Tuesday after being permanently banned. The charge will be sent by summons from the office of District Judge Jay Weller.
Counterfeit bill found: A counterfeit $100 bill was passed Friday at The Meadows Racetrack & Casino, state police said.
Stolen card used: James C. Martin, of 57 Naser Ave., told South Strabane police Wednesday his lost or stolen business debit card was used to make $202 in purchases at Cigarette City, Jefferson Avenue, Washington.
Jeans stolen: James E. Nixon, 35, of 303 North St., McDonald, was charged Thursday by South Strabane police with retail theft for allegedly stealing a pair of blue jeans from Walmart, Trinity Point, Aug. 24. The charge will be sent by summons from the office of District Judge Jay Weller.
Two charged: Jeffrey R. Eidans Jr., 24, of 1668 Avella Road, Avella, and Clyde W. Conklin III, 33, of 244 Castle Road, Washington, were each charged Thursday with theft by South Strabane police for allegedly stealing a jack used to support bridges from Abate & Irwin, 82 Eighty Four Drive, Sept. 6. They got stuck after blowing both rear tires on their vehicle on the train tracks. The charges will be sent by summons from the office of District Judge Jay Weller.
Items stolen: Thelma Turner, 51, of 154 S. Wade Ave., Washington, was charged Thursday by South Strabane police with retail theft after allegedly stealing items valued at $111 from Gabriel Brother’s, Northgate Plaza, Sept. 12. The charge will be sent by summons from the office of District Judge Jay Weller.
Purse stolen: A woman reported to city police that her purse, containing her house and car keys, credit cards, cellphone and $100, was stolen from a closet inside John F. Kennedy Catholic School about 5:45 p.m. Wednesday.