Police beat Dec. 29
Suspect jailed: A Claysville man was in Washington County jail on charges of harassment and simple assault related to an incident Friday on Taylorstown Ridge Road. According to state police, Charles H. Yater Sr., 62, and Verina L. Bennett, 74, of Claysville, got into an argument around 5:30 p.m. that turned physical, with Yater accused of pulling hair from Bennett’s head. Bennett also had bruises on her right forearm. Yater was held on $25,000 straight bond after appearing before District Justice Larry Hopkins.
Crash injures four: State police reported four people were injured – none seriously – in an Interstate 70 crash at about 3 p.m. Thursday. Police said Kent Jungo, 25, of Washington, was in the right lane eastbound and attempted to move into the left lane, where he struck the front of a vehicle operated by Worthy Jenkins Jr., 41, of Mannington, W.Va. The collision caused Jenkins’ vehicle to go up an embankment on the right shoulder and roll over three times before stopping on all four wheels. Jenkins was injured along with three passengers – Worthy Jenkins Sr., no age given, of Mannington, and two unidentified small childre. A fourth passenger, Jeffrey Jenkins, 39, of Clarksburg, W.Va., was not injured. Police said Junko, who was uninjured, was charged with lane change violation.
Two hurt in crash: Two drivers were treated for moderate injuries following a collision on South Hewitt Avenue at about 2:50 p.m. Wednesday. State police in Washington said Steven C. Beattie, 39, of Washington, lost control of the vehicle he was driving on a left curve and struck the front of a vehicle operated by Lisa M. Hathaway, 31, of Amity, causing it to roll onto its right side. Washington Ambulance & Chair transported both to Washington Health System.
Criminal mischief: Two Washington residents had the driver’s side mirrors broken off their cars that were parked on different streets in the township. Marsha Lea Liberatore, 41, and Frank A. Bavaro, 58, were victimized between 7 p.m. Wednesday and 1:30 a.m. Thursday on Griffith Avenue and Charles Street, according to state police .