: Police beat Oct. 15

October 14, 2013


Two charged: Two people were charged by California police stemming from incidents Saturday night. Police said James Fye III, 21, of Greensburg, was charged with public drunkenness in connection with an incident at J Coles Inn, 334 Third St., and with disorderly conduct following an incident at the police station. Police said Christopher Martinez, 21, of Finleyville, was charged with public drunkenness for an incident at Second and Wood streets and disorderly conduct for urinating in the holding cell at the police station.


Store burglarized: Hidden Treasures, 48 W. Pike St., was burglarized Saturday night, Canonsburg police said. An employee who came in after hours to do paperwork discovered the cash register on the floor. Money was stolen from the register and petty cash. There was no sign of forced entry.

DUI charge: William A. Serra, 60, of 437 Adams Ave., Canonsburg, faces charges of driving under the influence of alcohol and possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia stemming from an incident about 2:30 a.m. Saturday on East Pike Street. Police received a report of an erratic driver who appeared to have hit something. Police said they found Serra in the middle of the road and stopped him. They reported that his car appeared to have sideswiped something. He reportedly told police that it was his birthday. Police said they found suspected marijuana in his pockets and more marijuana and chocolate marijuana candy in the vehicle. He allegedly refused to submit to a blood-alcohol test. Charges will be sent by summons from the office of District Judge David Mark.


Faces assault charge: Billy Ray Cox, 27, of Washington, will be charged by state police with burglary, simple assault and harassment after he allegedly forced his way into the home of Sean Miller, 22, of 1520 Jefferson Ave., Canton, Saturday night and punched Miller. Charges will be sent by summons from the office of District Judge David Mark.


Equipment stolen: David Green of 220 Hickory Ridge Road told Chartiers police Sunday that hunting and archery equipment valued at $2,000 was stolen from his pickup truck.

Escaped injury: Sharalyn M. Steadman, 17, of 83 Galati Road, McDonald, escaped injury Friday afternoon when her vehicle went off Valley Road and hit a utility pole, Chartiers police said.


Trespass, threats charges: Adam Jeremy Logan, 27, of 128 Wood St., California, was arrested Monday by East Bethlehem police on charges of criminal trespass and terroristic threats. He is accused of staying at Frederick Terrace for the last several days while on the “no trespass” list. He also is accused of threatening to have a teenage girl shot in the head. He was arraigned before District Judge Valarie Costanzo and placed in Washington County jail on a $5,000 percentage bond.


Home burglarized: Claude Corrick of 1753 N. Main St. told South Strabane police Sunday that an Excalibur bow valued at $800 was stolen in a burglary of his home. The drawer in his nightstand also was open. Police said it appears the burglar entered the home through the garage.


Grate stolen: A Union Township road crew worker told Southwest Regional police Friday afternoon that a sewer grate was stolen from the intersection of Frye Avenue and Ross Street. Anyone with information is asked to call the township at 724-929-8484.


Harassment charge: Dena Barfield, 46, of 1520 Jefferson Ave., Canton Township, will be charged by Washington police with harassment after she allegedly slapped and punched Dayna Kelley, 21, of Washington, in the face during a confrontation on Ridge Avenue Sunday. The charge will be sent by summons from the office of District Judge Robert Redlinger.

Home burglarized: Judy Caldwell of 740 Maple Ave. told Washington police Saturday that her home was burglarized. She found a side door and bedroom window broken. Items were in disarray. Stolen were her cellphone, silver coins and prescription pills. Police said they were called back to the house when Caldwell’s boyfriend, Russell Byrd, 46, of 670 Addison St., created a disturbance. Police said he will be charged with disorderly conduct. The charge will be sent by summons from the office of District Judge Robert Redlinger.

Disorderly charge: Danielle Harps, 26, of 984 Jefferson Ave., Washington, was charged by Washington police with disorderly conduct after officers reported seeing her fighting with two women at her apartment building Saturday. Police said she also struggled with officers. The charge will be sent by summons from the office of District Judge Robert Redlinger.

Apartment burglarized: Pam Romanakis of 54 Acheson Ave. told Washington police Saturday that she awoke to find the window of her apartment open. She said the front door was also unlocked, and her DVD player and a DVD were stolen.

Woman assaulted: Melany Casson, 32, of North Strabane Township, told Washington police Saturday that she was assaulted as she walked along Third Street near Jefferson Avenue. Casson said she was approached by a black man, about 6 feet tall and in his 40s, who reportedly told her to give him $20. He then allegedly started punching and choking her. Casson said a gold-colored sport utility vehicle then pulled up, and a heavy-set biracial woman got out and struck her before telling the man and Casson to get in her vehicle. As they drove, Casson said she was pushed out of the vehicle. Police said Casson had signs of recent injury.

Brass and aluminum stolen: George Retos told Washington police Friday that seven brass bushings valued at $18,000 and four pallets of aluminum were stolen from Prime Plastics, 100 Detroit Ave., over the last several weeks. He told police that a tow motor would have to have been used to commit the thefts.

Wedding ring stolen: Florence Simpson of Bedford told Washington police Friday that her gold wedding ring was stolen from a seventh-floor room at Washington Hospital. She said a nurse put the ring, unsecured, in the drawer of a nightstand as Simpson was prepared for surgery. Following surgery, Simpson said she was on another floor of the hospital for the rest of her stay and never received the ring back.



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