Police beat Sept. 21
Drunkenness, disorderly charges: Olivia Zaiss, 21, of Harleysille, Montgomery County, was charged early Thursday by California police with public drunkenness and disorderly conduct after refusing to leave the scene of an incident in the 300 block of Second Street. She was asked to leave multiple times but refused to listen, police said. The charges will be filed by summons from the office of District Judge Joshua Kanalis.
False license: Stephen Albert Cuneo of Indianola, Allegheny County, was charged Friday by California police with misrepresentation of age to secure liquor, underage drinking and carrying a false identification card stemming from a Sept. 12 incident on Third Street.
Theft charges: Matthew Clayton Fargo, 27, of 300 Laddie Drive, Canton, was arraigned Friday before District Judge Ethan Ward on charges of theft and theft from a vehicle filed by state police. He is accused of stealing a 9mm pistol owned by his stepfather, Henry DeLong, from DeLong’s car on Dec. 4. Fargo told his mother he traded the gun for heroin. The gun has not been recovered. Ward set bond at $10,000 for Fargo, who is incarcerated at State Correctional Institution at Pittsburgh on other charges.
Ice cream, syrup stolen: Tammy Lee Rall, 40, of 186 Pleasantview Road, Finleyville, was arraigned Thursday before District Judge Ethan Ward on a felony charge of retail theft after she allegedly stole ice cream and chocolate syrup from Foodland, 1223 W. Main St., Monongahela police said. She was released on $25,000 unsecured bond.
Driver escapes injury: Christina Pocky, 24, of Belle Vernon, escaped injury Thursday morning when her vehicle went off Christy Road near Conklin Road as she swerved to avoid a deer, North Strabane police said. Her vehicle came to rest in a wooded area.
Faces DUI charge: George Reule, 46, of 497 Linden Road, North Strabane, is facing a charge of driving under the influence of alcohol after a crash about 1 a.m. Thursday on Fulton Road near Winfield Street. North Strabane police said his pickup truck went off the road, hit a brick mailbox, fence and tree and then almost hit the house at 94 Fulton. Police said his blood alcohol level was almost double the 0.08 limit presumed for intoxication.
Retail theft charge: Jennifer Palmer, 31, of 96 Fifth St., Marianna, was arrested Thursday by Peters police on a charge of retail theft after she allegedly stole $379 in children’s clothing from Kmart, 4041 Washington Road. She reportedly put the clothing in her purse and walked out of the store. She was arraigned before District Judge Ethan Ward and released on $25,000 unsecured bond.
Fugitive arrested: Robert G. Walters, 45, of Pittsburgh, was arrested as a fugitive from justice as he attempted to purchase a gun Thursday at Ace Sporting Goods, 462 Washington Road, South Strabane police said. State police in Harrisburg alerted police that he was at the store trying to make the purchase. Walters is wanted on a warrant in Allegheny County. He was arraigned before District Judge Ethan Ward and placed in Washington County jail without bond.
House burglarized: Jason and Laura Jablonski, 2981 E. Maiden St., told South Strabane police Thursday that their home was burglarized while they were gone for a few days. The burglar apparently removed an air conditioning unit and climbed through a first floor window. Jewelry and a jewelry box were stolen. The freezer door also was left ajar.
Threats, harassment charges: Thomas Logan III, 25, of 154 N. College St., Washington, was arrested Wednesday by Washington police after he allegedly threatened residents at Washington Arbors with a knife and created a disturbance. He was arraigned before District Judge Robert Redlinger on charges of terroristic threats, harassment and disorderly conduct and placed in Washington County jail on a $5,000 percentage bond.
Drug charges: Matthew B. Leavens, 21, whose last known address was 518 E. Maiden St., Washington, was charged Thursday by state police with possession and possession with intent to deliver heroin. He is accused of selling the drug to an informant on Feb. 25 on Elm Street in Washington. The charge will be sent by summons from the office of District Judge Robert Redlinger.
Theft of leased property: Three people were charged Wednesday in a private criminal complaint by management at Rent-A-Center, 132 W. Chestnut St., Washington, after they allegedly defaulted on payments for items leased earlier this year. Sherry Wytovich, 37, of 180 Walnut Road, Claysville, is accused of failing to make payments on a leased stove. Troy Naylor, 47, of 217 Third St., Washington, allegedly stopped making payments on living room furniture and refrigerator. Jennifer McCracken, 32, of 231 Lincoln Terrace, Washington is accused of failing to pay for living room furniture. The charges, approved by an assistant district attorney, will be sent by summons from the office of District Judge Robert Redlinger.