Police beat Dec. 14
Drug arrest: James G. Souza, 19, of Westerly, R.I., was arrested Friday by California University of Pennsylvania police on charges of possession with intent to deliver, possession of marijuana and possession of paraphernalia stemming from an investigation that began Nov. 15. Police said they went to his dormitory room for a “knock and talk” after getting complaints that he was selling psilocybin mushrooms and marijuana from his room at Johnson Hall. Police said they found a small amount of suspected marijuana in his room, along with paraphernalia including a scale and plastic bags. More marijuana was found in his car, police said. He was arraigned before District Judge Mark Wilson and placed in Washington County jail on $5,000 bond.
House burglarized: Jessica R. Chronister of 120 Oak Spring Road told Canonsburg police Thursday her son’s television and $1,200 were stolen in a burglary of her home. Police said it appears the burglar entered through a rear door.
Cash, jewelry stolen: Sharon O’Donnell of Sherlock Circle told Cecil police Thursday night that $1,100, two or three gold necklaces, costume jewelry and prescription medication were stolen in a burglary of her home. Police said it appears the burglar entered through a basement window.
Assault arrest: Jan E. Altomare II, 36, of 518 Second St., Monessen, was arrested early Friday by Donora police after he allegedly hit Melissa Clipp in the head and bit her on the ankle during a confrontation at 434 Seventh St. He also is accused of biting Janet Fisher in the arm as she tried to break up the confrontation. He was arraigned before District Judge Mark Wilson on charges of simple assault and harassment and placed in Washington County jail on $5,000 bond.
PFA arrest: Nathan S. Andreolli, 18, of 195 Marshall Ave., Houston, was arrested Thursday by state police on a charge of violating a protection-from-abuse order after he allegedly sent three text messages to his ex-girlfriend at her Independence home. He was arraigned before District Judge Mark Wilson and placed in Washington County jail on $10,000 bond.
DUI charge: Lora Boyer, 51, of Avella, was charged by state police with driving under the influence of alcohol after her car reportedly got stuck Sunday night on Buffalo Ridge Road, Jefferson. Police said her blood-alcohol content was more than 3 1/2 times the 0.08 percent limit presumed for intoxication. The charge will be sent by summons from the office of District Judge Gary Havelka.
Trespass charge: Ronald B. Coulter, 49, of McDonald, was cited by Mt. Pleasant police with defiant trespass after he allegedly went onto property owned by William Orton on Martin Road to hunt. Police said the property was posted. The charge will be sent by summons from the office of District Judge Valarie Costanzo.
Two charged: Jennifer Lee Palmer, 31, of 156 Washington St., Jefferson, and Valerie Jean Amos, 36, of 15 Main St., Marianna, were arrested Thursday by North Franklin police on retail theft charges for allegedly stealing $600 in clothing from Sears, Washington Crown Center. The two women allegedly told police that they had no money and were stealing the items for Christmas presents. The charges will be sent by summons from the office of District Judge Robert Redlinger.
Vehicle damaged: Cristy Bearden of 37 Woodrow Drive, Hickory, told South Strabane police Thursday that the rear window of her vehicle was broken out while she was at Giant Eagle, Strabane Square.