Police beat Jan. 7
Driver injured: John M. Brownlee, 22, of Claysville, was injured Thursday afternoon when he crashed his car on Interstate 70 eastbound near the Taylorstown exit, Buffalo. State police said he was driving in the left lane when he went off the highway. His car went up an embankment and rolled onto its roof. Brownlee, who will be cited with driving too fast for conditions, was taken to Washington Hospital for treatment.
Teens charged: Four teenagers face charges stemming from a fight Saturday off Iron Street, Canonsburg police said. Two girls apparently had been arguing with each other on Facebook and agreed to fight. A 15-year-old Canonsburg girl was injured when she was assaulted by another 15-year-old Canonsburg girl. The alleged victim went to Canonsburg Hospital for treatment. Her assailant will be charged in a juvenile allegation with simple assault. The alleged victim and two Pittsburgh girls, ages 15 and 16, will be charged with disorderly conduct.
Disorderly charge: Jonathan B. Seward, 18, of 542 Craighead St., Canonsburg, will be charged by Canonsburg police with disorderly conduct after he allegedly pointed a pellet gun at children inside a car at Pizza Hut, 101 Cavasina Drive, Sunday. He allegedly told police the children were looking at the gun, and he thought it would be funny to discharge it.
Package stolen: Mahamadou Bikienga of 102 W. College St. told Canonsburg police Thursday that a package was stolen from the entryway of his apartment building last month.
Assault arrest: Michael McWreath, 31, of 1188 Valleyview Drive, Lawrence, was arrested Saturday night by Cecil police after he allegedly punched his fiancée, Carissa Lundberg, in the face during an argument over a cellphone. Lundberg was taken to St. Clair Hospital for treatment. McWreath was arraigned before District Judge Jay Weller on charges of simple assault and harassment. He was released from Washington County jail after posting a $5,000 bond.
Teens charged: Three Washington teens face charges stemming from a Dec. 27 fight at Washington Crown Center, North Franklin police said Monday. Two boys, ages 13 and 14, were charged with disorderly conduct for fighting each other. A 14-year-old boy was charged with sale and use of an air rifle after he was found with an Airsoft pistol.
Vehicle entered: Jan U. Bellhy of McDonald told North Franklin police Thursday that her vehicle was entered while it was parked at Washington Crown Center. Photographs and vehicle documents were stolen.
DUI charge: North Franklin police said Jason Hines, 36, of 1055 Fayette St., Washington, was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, careless driving and reckless driving after he almost struck a police cruiser Dec. 22 in a parking lot off Route 40 at McKee Road. Hines had gone through a stop sign and then into the lot where the cruiser was located, police said Monday. His blood-alcohol content, according to police, was almost four times the 0.08 percent limit presumed for intoxication.
Three injured: Three people were injured in a four-vehicle, chain-reaction crash Saturday afternoon on Route 19 southbound at Racetrack Road. North Strabane police said Nicholas Riotto, 19, of 595 LeMoyne Ave. Ext., East, Washington, was driving south in the left lane about 2:40 p.m. when he struck the rear of a sport-utility vehicle driven by Andrea Deutsch, 26, of 15 Abbeywood Lane, Canonsburg. Her vehicle was pushed into a vehicle driven by Melissa Patsilevas, 33, of Cranberry Township, which then struck a car driven by Andrew Ullom, 33, of 606 1/2 N. Franklin St., Washington. Deutsch and a passenger in her vehicle, Kathleen K. Deutsch, 58, of 112 Old Meadow Drive, Canonsburg, were taken to Canonsburg Hospital for treatment. Taryn M. Sweeney, 30, of Gilkeson Road, Eighty Four, a passenger in Patsilevas’ car, was treated at the scene.
One injured: Dominick LaCaria Sr., 58, of 113 Stratford Drive, McMurray, was injured Sunday night when his vehicle hit a parked vehicle owned by Theodore Kline, 916 S. Central Ave., on South Central, North Strabane police said. LaCaria was taken to Canonsburg Hospital for treatment.
Theft charge: Thersea Young, 38, of 201 Vine St., Canonsburg, was charged last week with theft for allegedly stealing gold chains from a home at 1017 Woodridge Road last month and selling them at a Peters Township jewelry store, North Strabane police said. The charge will be sent by summons from the office of District Judge Jay Weller.
Harassment, theft charges: Heather Gaito of 1205 Lagonda Road, South Franklin Township, was charged by North Strabane police with theft and harassment for allegedly stealing a puppy from Robert and Diane Gallo of 530 Ash St. in October. The charges will be sent by summons from the office of District Judge Jay Weller.
Cars entered: At least eight or nine unlocked vehicles were entered before 9:40 p.m. Saturday, and a man was arrested, township police said. The first call was received from Broadmore Senior Living, 3275 Washington Pike, Bridgeville, of an attempted break-in. Police then searched the area from Broadmore to Fairview Drive, finding numerous vehicles that were entered and various items stolen. Apprehended in the area was Bernard Nestler, 54, no address given. Nestler was charged with theft from a vehicle and taken to Allegheny County Night Court, police said.
Driver charged: Cynthia Elizabeth Bush, 49, of 324 Reed Ave., Washington, was charged Thursday with driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs stemming from a Nov. 30 incident on Wilbert Avenue at Colonial Drive, South Strabane, state police said. Police were on patrol when they spotted an expired registration on her vehicle. Police said she went through several stop signs at a high speed before stopping on Locust Avenue. Police said her BAC was almost double the 0.08 percent limit presumed for intoxication. Police said she had drugs in her system, and she also faces charges on several traffic violations. Charges will be sent by summons from the office of District Judge Jay Weller.
DUI charge: Lori Anne Greenaway, 48, of 113 Kuchinic St., Venetia, was charged Monday by South Strabane police with DUI and driving under suspension after she allegedly crossed the center line in the 1500 block of East Beau Street Dec. 24, forcing an approaching South Strabane police officer to swerve to avoid a collision. Police said her BAC was almost double the 0.08 percent limit presumed for intoxication. The charge will be sent by summons from the office of District Judge Jay Weller.
Retail theft, disorderly charges: Susanne Sadowski, 53, of 10 1/2 Second St., Lawrence, was charged Monday by South Strabane police with retail theft and disorderly conduct after she allegedly got into an argument with a loss-prevention officer at Walmart, Trinity Point, Dec. 26. Police said Sadowski was spotted removing a price tag from a remote control for a toy. The charges will be sent by summons from the office of District Judge Jay Weller.
Theft charge: Kaitlyn E. Steffan, 19, of 638 Old Hickory Road, Chartiers Township, was charged Monday with theft after she allegedly stole $1,020 from Target, Strabane Square, while working there as a cashier last month, South Strabane police said. The charge will be sent by summons from the office of District Judge Jay Weller.
Two charged: Kevin M. Cowden, 32, of 22 Wabash Ave., Hickory, and Andrew B. Crowley, 26, of 7 Dire Drive, Hickory, were charged with retail theft for allegedly stealing items from Kohl’s, Strabane Square, Dec. 12. Cowden is accused of stealing a Nintendo game player, and Crowley allegedly stole a Polaroid tablet. The charges will be sent by summons from the office of District Judge Jay Weller.
Retail theft charge: Penny F. Spohn, 28, of 426 Oklahoma St., Marianna, was charged Monday by South Strabane police with retail theft after she allegedly stole items valued at $380 from Walmart, Trinity Point, Dec. 21. The charge will be sent by summons from the office of District Judge Jay Weller.
Theft, drug charges: Karli Kiskadden, 20, of 210 Pettit Road, Amity, and Paul J. Yurinko, 30, of 366 Hackney Station Road, Amity, face charges stemming from a Dec. 20 incident at Walmart, Trinity Point. Kiskadden was charged with retail theft and possession of drug paraphernalia after she allegedly stole $1,411 in merchandise. Yurinko was charged with possession of heroin and paraphernalia. The charges will be sent by summons from the office of District Judge Jay Weller.
Warrant arrest: Ryan Michael Zeigler, 29, of 11 Wilmont Ave., South Strabane, was placed in Washington County jail on a probation warrant Saturday after he allegedly was apprehended trying to steal a computer from Walmart, Trinity Point. Loss-prevention officers notified South Strabane police after reportedly spotting Zeigler opening up the package containing the computer and then putting the computer in other packaging. He was charged Monday with retail theft at the office of District Judge Jay Weller.
Assault arrest: Glenn S. Cubbage, 44, of 600 Beech St., Washington, was arrested early Sunday by Washington police after allegedly pushing Brenda Evans, causing her to fall and injure her arm during a confrontation at his apartment. Cubbage was arraigned before District Judge Jay Weller on a charge of simple assault and placed in Washington County jail on $5,000 bond.
Drug charges: Steven D. Aloia, 26, and Lindsay N. Riley, both of Washington, face charges of possession of marijuana and paraphernalia stemming from a traffic stop by state police Sunday on Interstate 70 eastbound near the Jefferson Avenue exit, Washington.
Car vandalized: Mark Jones reported to city police that the driver’s side window of his vehicle, which was parked in the 700 block of Ewing Street, was smashed about 1 a.m. Monday.
Home damaged: David Bostick of Bruce Street reported to city police that his front storm door, door frame and window were damaged about 2:45 a.m. Saturday. The floodlight on his porch was unplugged, but nothing was reported missing.