Police beat Jan. 14
Escapee found: Michael Robert Magiske, 28, of 2010 Majestic Drive, Canonsburg, was taken into custody Saturday by state police in Belle Vernon during a traffic stop. He was wanted by state police on a charge of escape for failing to return to Riverside Community Corrections Center last month. Magiske was placed in Allegheny County jail.
Drug charges: Zachary Leininger, 26, of 22 E. Pitt St., Canonsburg, will be charged by Canonsburg police with possession of heroin and paraphernalia after he was allegedly found with the suspected drug Friday. Police said they were called to his home for a possible overdose. The charges will be sent by summons from the office of District Judge David Mark.
PFA violation alleged: David M. Cox, 31, of 108 Columbia Drive, Canonsburg, was arrested Sunday by state police for allegedly violating a protection-from-abuse order for calling the home of Jami R. White, 366 Beacon Ave., Canton, several times early Sunday. He was arraigned before District Judge Ethan Ward and placed in Washington County Jail on $5,000 bond.
Two arrested: Two men were arrested by Donora police following a traffic stop Sunday. Richard Cameron Jr., 24, of 217 Waddell Ave., Donora, was charged with possession and possession with intent to deliver heroin and possession of paraphernalia after he allegedly was found with nine stamp bags of the suspected drug. William R. Ryan Jr., 24, of 101 Fourth St., Donora, was arrested on a warrant issued after he allegedly was found with seven stamp bags of heroin last month. Both were arraigned before District Judge Ethan Ward and placed in Washington County jail on $25,000.
Marijuana arrest: Jayson Lee Littell, 40, of Baltimore Avenue, Washington, was charged by North Franklin police with possessing a small amount of marijuana at his residence last Wednesday. Charges were sent by summons through the office of District Judge Robert Redlinger.
Paraphernalia charge: Demetrius Wright, 21, of Duncan Avenue, Washington, was charged by North Franklin police with drug possession for allegedly having a marijuana grinder containing marijuana residue Friday at the Woodlands Apartments. Charges were sent by summons through the office of District Judge Robert Redlinger.
Three injured: A driver and two passengers complained of back and neck pain following a two-vehicle accident at 2:03 p.m. Saturday, township police said. The other driver, Jean D. Fey, 83, of 7114 Sansue Drive, Bethel Park, told police she was not injured. Fey told police she was traveling north on Washington Road at Dam Road when she failed to stop and hit the rear of a vehicle operated by Dawn Marie Watton, 35, of Library, police said. Two passengers in Watton’s vehicle, Jaden Ross, 3, and Bernadette Watton, 66, both of the same address in Library, complained of injuries, and all three were taken to St. Clair Hospital for treatment.
Man arrested: Brandon Maurice Peters-Cook was charged with simple assault and harassment following an argument with family members in his home on Mohawk Road, McDonald, at 7:50 p.m. Saturday, township police said. Peters-Cook, 27, was arraigned in night court and placed in Allegheny County jail, police said.
Two charged: Matthew Davis, 31, of 710 McKean Ave., Charleroi, and Melissa Sproul, 33, of 416 Lincoln Ave., Charleroi, were arrested Friday afternoon by South Strabane police after they allegedly stole items valued at $747.18 from Walmart, Trinity Point. Police said they went twice through the self-checkout lines but failed to scan all the items. Both were arraigned before District Judge Jay Weller on charges of retail theft and conspiracy. Davis was placed in Washington County jail on $10,000 bond. Sproul was released from jail after posting $5,000 bond.
Aide charged: Megan Wilson, 31, of 64 Interstate Drive, Claysville, was charged Wednesday by South Strabane police with theft and access device fraud. Wilson was working as a nurse’s aide at Hawthorne Woods, 791 Locust Ave., last month when she allegedly stole a credit card from a resident and used it to make $721 in purchases, according to a complaint filed at the office of District Judge Jay Weller. The charges will be sent by summons.
Marijuana arrest: Cartier Jamil Shivey, 19, of Livonia, Mich., was arrested early Monday by state police after he allegedly was found with suspected marijuana. Shivey was a passenger in a car being checked by police on Ridge Avenue near Hallam Avenue. He was arraigned before District Judge Ethan Ward on charges of possession and possession with intent to deliver marijuana and possession of paraphernalia. He was placed in Washington County jail on $5,000 percentage bond.
Theft reported: Jack Cargnoni, owner of an Oakdale-based equipment transfer company, reported to city police that a company fuel card was fraudulently used at the GetGo on East Wylie Avenue from Oct. 26 to Jan. 1, totaling $690. Cargnoni told police he believed someone was taking the fuel card from a company vehicle and putting it back.
Backpack stolen: A man at City Mission reported to city police his backpack, containing an Xbox and football cards, was stolen from the West Wheeling Street location about 12:30 p.m. Sunday. Police have identified two suspects.
Vandalism reported: Barbara Swihart reported to city police that a window was broken at her residence of 129 Maple Terrace about 4:30 a.m. Sunday.
Shots fired: Jane Henderson reported hearing several people arguing, then heard six shots fired in an alley behind the 800 block of Chartiers Street about 10:50 p.m. Friday. Neighbors made similar reports to city police, who found one unfired rifle round in the alley. There are no suspects at this time.