Police beat Sept. 26
Sexual assault charges: Charles Terrell, 38, of Bel Air Drive, Canton Township, was arrested Wednesday on a warrant for allegedly sexually assaulting a young girl at an Amwell home 10 years ago. He is accused of fondling the girl, who was 5 or 6 at the time, between August 2002 and September 2003. State police charged him with aggravated indecent assault, indecent assault and corruption of minors. Washington County sheriff’s deputies, who took him into custody in Peters Township, also charged him as a fugitive from justice after learning he is wanted on a warrant on charges of domestic violence in Belmont County, Ohio. He was arraigned before District Judge Robert Redlinger on all the charges and placed in Washington County jail on $15,000 bond.
Equipment stolen: Dylan R. Crawford of 101 Spur Road, Buffalo, told state police Sunday that stereo equipment was stolen from his vehicle.
Saws stolen: William A. Alderson of 3752 Route 40, Buffalo, told state police Monday that two Stihl chainsaws and a portable radio were stolen from his detached garage. A case for a saw and the radio were found in a nearby wooded area.
Sign damaged: A representative of Atlas Resources of Waynesburg told state police Tuesday that vandals painted graffiti on their sign at 711 Old Ridge Road, Cross Creek.
Tools stolen: Henry E. Hess Jr. of Claysville told state police Sunday that marker lights, a toolbox, chains and a strap set were stolen from his trailer parked at 299 Hawthorne Road, East Finley.
Vendor cited: Aramark Entertainment was cited by the state police Bureau of Liquor Control Enforcement for selling alcohol to an 18-year-old on June 1 at First Niagara Pavilion, Route 18, Hanover.
Retail theft charge: Amy L. Kisner, 24, of 295 Donnan Ave., Washington, was charged Wednesday by North Franklin police with retail theft after she allegedly stole clothing from Macy’s, Washington Crown Center. The charge will be sent by summons from the office of District Judge Robert Redlinger.
Vehicle recovered: A vehicle owned by Loreto Venditti of Weirton, W.Va., that was reported stolen Sept. 19 in Steubenville, Ohio, was found abandoned Tuesday on Route 22 westbound, Robinson, state police said.
Charged in assault: Eric William Hanna Jr., 21, of 11 N. Wade Ave., Washington, will be charged by South Strabane police with simple assault, reckless endangerment, harassment and reckless driving. He is accused of punching his girlfriend, Laura E. Bauer, 23, also of 11 N. Wade, in the face and then trying to hit her with his vehicle in the parking lot of Strabane Square Tuesday. He was stopped by police as he tried to drive away. Hanna was placed in Washington County Jail on a probation detainer and will be arraigned on the charges later.
Car crashes into PennDOT truck: A motorist crashed into the back of a state Department of Transportation truck Wednesday morning while crews were repainting lines on Interstate 79, state police said. Police said George W. Vitteck, 77, of Washington, was driving north on I-79 near the Meadowlands exit when he hit the rear of the PennDOT “crash truck” in South Strabane about 10:45 a.m. Neither Vitteck, nor the driver of the PennDOT truck, Christopher Moser, 37, of McClellandtown, were injured in the crash, police said.
House burglarized: Norman Lyle of Finleyville-Elrama Road told Southwest Regional police Tuesday that a jewelry box was stolen in a burglary of his home. Anyone with information is asked to call police at 724-929-8484.
Bar cited: The state police Bureau of Liquor Control Enforcement cited Hungry Jose’s, South Main Street, Washington, for permitting smoking and failing to post signs as required by the Clean Indoor Act on May 17 and June 13.
PFA violation: Shelly R. Huber of Newark, Ohio, was charged by state police Wednesday with 15 counts of violating a protection-from-abuse order issued in Coshocton County, Ohio, that prohibits her from having any contact with Shawn A. Beveridge, 3 Camp Resort Road, West Finley. State police said that between Sept. 13 and 19, she made 15 calls or text messages to Beveridge.