: Police Beat Oct. 3

October 2, 2013


Terroristic threats: William E. Clark, 26, of 72 Hawkins St., Canton, was charged with terroristic threats and criminal attempt following an incident with a woman at 104 McCormick Ave., Bentleyville, Sept. 25, Southwest Regional police said.

Home burglarized: A person burglarized a residence at 321 Beallsville Road in Bentleyville and stole a 50-inch flat screen television about 10 a.m. Tuesday, Southwest Regional police said.


Motorcycle crash: Two people riding a motorcycle in Canonsburg were injured when a car was backing out of a driveway Sept. 29, borough police said. Police said Joseph S. Mazza, 24, of 205 Joseph Drive, Canonsburg, and Julianne Terrill, 28, of 535 Lively Road, Somerset Township, suffered minor injuries when the car backed out of 111 John Drive about 2 p.m. and struck their motorcycle. The driver of the car, Becky V. Loutsion, 48, of 308 Hutchinson Ave., Canonsburg, was not injured.


Fugitive arrested: Danielle Marie Nangle, 30, of 1591 Meldon Ave., Donora, was arrested Tuesday on a warrant in which Carroll police charged her with illegal sale of a firearm to Dustin Banks about 6 p.m. Nov. 10, court records show. She also was arraigned Tuesday on a charge of possession of drug paraphernalia stemming from a traffic stop in that borough about 8 p.m. July 21, 2012, in the 800 block of Meldon Avenue, the complaint indicates. Nangle was remanded to Washington County jail on $105,000 bond set by District Judge Mark Wilson.


Two injured in crash: A motorist had to be transported to Washington Hospital after a two-car crash on Route 18 in Chartiers Township Tuesday afternoon. Chartiers police said Tracy B. Painter, 37, of 140 Michael Ave., Canton, was driving south on Route 18 when she crossed the center line about 12:30 p.m. and hit a car driven by Cynthia M. Stegena, 46, of 18 Keystone Place, Chartiers. Painter suffered a broken ankle and was taken to the hospital while Stegena declined treatment at the scene.


Indecent assault: Donald E. Hannen, 72, of 4604 Jefferson Ave., Avella, is charged by state police with aggravated indecent assault on children, indecent assault and corruption of minors, court records show. Hannen is accused of having indecent contact with two children between April 2008 through January at his residence, police stated in the criminal complaint. He is in Washington County jail on $50,000 bond set by District Judge Ethan Ward.


Hit-and-run: Brian Hoy, 29, of Prosperity, was not injured when his vehicle was struck on Pleasant Grove Road about 12:30 a.m. Tuesday by another vehicle, whose driver then fled the accident scene, state police said.


Woman faces charge: Sherry Biles, 41, of 127 McChain Rd., Union Township, was charged with terroristic threats after Southwest Regional police said she was involved in an incident with a neighbor Sept. 18.


Simple assault: Joshua E. Ardeno, 28, of 1165 Maple Terrace, Washington, was charged with simple assault after city police said he struck his girlfriend several times in the face at his residence shortly after 1 a.m. Wednesday. Ardeno was arraigned by District Judge David Mark and taken to Washington County jail on $5,000 bond.

Drug charges: Shawn Nichols, 22, of Pittsburgh, and Chauncy McKnight, 21, of Verona, were arraigned Wednesday by District Judge Robert Redlinger on marijuana possession charges. McKnight also was charged by city police with possessing 145 bags of heroin and for receiving stolen property after allegedly driving a stolen vehicle on Hart Avenue with Nichols as a passenger Wednesday. Both were taken to Washington County jail, with Nichols held on $5,000 bond and McKnight on $100,000 bond.

Disorderly conduct: Wilco Lee McClain, 19, of 135 Jollick Manor, was charged by city police with disorderly conduct after allegedly blocking traffic in the parking lot of Walgreens on Jefferson Avenue, resisting arrest and possessing a bag of marijuana July 28.

Forgery charge: Shushawna Johnson, 33, of 29 Victoria St., was charged by city police with forgery for allegedly creating a fake contract and forging another person’s signature Sept. 19.

Theft: Two unidentified suspects distracted a cashier at the Buy & Sell Outlet on South Main Street and stole a smartphone from behind the counter about 11 a.m. Monday.

Building, cars vandalized: Community Action Southwest reported to city police that someone put holes in the door of their building in Maple Terrace. The damage was discovered Monday. A car parked on Wilson Avenue had its side mirrors bent and passenger window broken Monday, and another car parked on Victoria Street had its rear window broken with a brick.

Home burglarized: A woman reported to city police that her television and several items of jewelry were missing from her South Lincoln Street residence when she returned from vacation Monday. A window had been pried open.



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