Police Beat Dec. 24
Assault charge: William Beaver, 58, of 1429 Fourth St., Carroll Township, was charged with simple assault and harassment after township police said he struck his live-in girlfriend in the face and tried to choke her at their home about 2 a.m. Sunday. Beaver was arraigned by District Judge David Mark and taken to Washington County jail on $5,000 bond.
Man accused of assault: State police filed simple assault and harassment charges against Damon Lee Lilak, 40, of 413 Jefferson Ave., West Brownsville, after troopers said he hit his fiancée and tried to choke her shortly after 6 p.m. Friday inside her home at 472 Bentleyville Road in Fallowfield Township.
Retail theft: Joseph Janrowski, 22, of 420 Moore Road, South Franklin Township, was cited through summons with retail theft after employees reportedly caught him stealing items from Rite Aid, 1001 Jefferson Ave., Sunday, city police said.
Disorderly conduct: Doug Barfield, 55, of 1140 Maple Terrace, Washington, was arrested twice after city police were called to his home on two separate occasions Sunday. Police said Barfield was cited for disorderly conduct after he kicked a vehicle and with harassment after he allegedly grabbed his daughter’s arm. He was released both times and issued two summons.
Theft: Kelvin Landfair, of 459 Addison St., Washington, reported that two bottles of water, an electric hedge trimmer and an electric lawn edger were stolen from his front porch Sunday, city police said.
Criminal mischief: Courtney Carroll of 21 W. Spruce St., Washington, reported that someone threw a brick at her vehicle Saturday, causing a dent, city police said.
Aggravated assault charge: Ronald Patterson, 55, of 605 Ewing St., was arraigned on aggravated assault and possession of drug paraphernalia after city police said he assaulted a woman with a cane Friday. When police arrived at his home, Patterson refused to come out or send the alleged victim outside, police said. The woman eventually was allowed to leave and showed police a two-inch laceration on her head. She also had dried blood in her nose and a contusion on her jaw, police said. Police said they entered the home to arrest Patterson, and a struggle ensued. They said they found a crack pipe in the home. Patterson was arraigned in front of District Judge Robert Redlinger. He was placed in the Washington County jail on $5,000 bond. A preliminary hearing has been set for Dec. 30.