Police beat Oct. 24
Woman jailed: Alysia Lea DeWitt, 23, of Albright, W.Va., is charged by borough police with drug possession, endangering the welfare of children and possession of drug paraphernalia, court records show. Police accuse her of not properly securing her two children and having three tablets of Alprazolam. She was a passenger in a vehicle stopped for a registration violation about 9:30 p.m. at Main and Oak streets. DeWitt is in Washington County jail on $5,000 bond.
Home burglarized: Debra and Cliff Ubel of 409 Franklin Ave. told Canonsburg police Tuesday that costume jewelry and a digital camera were stolen in a burglary of their home. Drawers also were opened in the bedroom, and the laptop computer was unplugged. There was no sign of forced entry.
Man jailed: Dustin L. Musolino, 19, of 440 Fawn St., Washington, is charged by state police with interfering with the custody of children, accused of failing to return a 2-year-old girl to Ciera McMullen under the terms of a Westmoreland County Court order, court records show. Police located Musolino and the child Tuesday at 60 Bel Air Drive. He is in Washington County jail on $10,000 bond set by District Judge Mark Wilson.
Drug arrest: Justin Key, 23, of 1016 Fallowfield Ave., Charleroi, is charged by Charleroi Regional police with drug possession with intent to deliver, drug possession and possession of drug paraphernalia, court records show. Police accuse him of selling 10 stamp bags of heroin to a confidential informant Sept. 19 in the 100 block of Fallowfield. He is in Washington County jail on $75,000 bond after being arrested on a warrant and arraigned Tuesday before District Judge Mark Wilson.
Truck overturns: Tim Campbell, 34, of 152 Charles St., Canton Township, escaped injury early Saturday when a front tire on the truck he was driving for Tarr Concrete blew out as he drove on Henderson Avenue, Chartiers police said. The tri-axle went off the road, hit a pole and overturned, spilling sludge on the road. Police inspected the truck later Saturday and said they found two violations.
Tools stolen: Calvin Ruth Kusevich Construction told Chartiers police Tuesday that tools and copper were stolen from the township community center that is under construction. The thief entered through an open window.
Checks stolen: Donald McDowell of 626 Hickory Ridge Road told Chartiers police Saturday that two checks were stolen from his home and cashed for $250.
Woman injured: Tiffany Walden, 24, of Washington, was injured when her pickup truck crashed about 10:30 p.m. Tuesday on Interstate 79 south, about a mile south of the Southpointe exit in North Strabane. State police said she failed to negotiate a curve, then overcompensated and went off the west side of the highway. The truck then hit an embankment, went back on to the road and overturned. Walden, who was not wearing a seat belt, was extricated by firefighters from North Strabane and Peters townships. She was taken to Canonsburg General Hospital before she was flown to Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh. She was listed in good condition Wednesday afternoon.
Televisions stolen: Edward Leisman of 1003 Highland Drive told North Strabane police Tuesday that two flat-screen televisions were stolen in a burglary of his home.
Assault arrest: Lance Patrick Campbell, 39, of 6404 Union Ave., Union, was arrested Tuesday night by Southwest Regional police for allegedly assaulting Linsey R. Williams, 26, at her home at 33 Hi-View Drive, Union. Campbell was arraigned before District Judge Mark Wilson on charges of simple assault, reckless endangerment and harassment. He was placed in Washington County jail on $5,000 bond.
Charged in crash: Evan F. Hunter, 24, of 244 Old National Pike, West Alexander, was charged Wednesday by Washington police with driving under the influence of alcohol stemming from a three-vehicle crash Sunday in the 10 block of Park Avenue. Police said he crossed the center line, hitting another vehicle head-on and pushing that vehicle into another one. His blood-alcohol content was more than 2 1/2 times the limit presumed for intoxication, police said. The charge will be sent by summons from the office of District Judge Robert Redlinger.