: Police beat Jan. 15

January 14, 2014


Elderly man missing: Richard A. Gossic, 90, of East Buffalo Church Road, Buffalo, was reported missing Tuesday to state police. He was last seen Monday. He is believed to be driving a black 2008 Saturn with license JJK-6381. Police said he likes to videotape trains and frequents coal mines in the Waynesburg area. Gossic is white, 5 feet, 6 inches tall, weighs 160 pounds and has grayish-brown hair and hazel eyes. It is not known what he was wearing at the time of his disappearance. Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call police at 724-223-5200.


Two slightly injured: Randy J. McDonald, 45, and Brenda McDonald, 45, both of 756 Western Ave., Chartiers Township, were slightly injured Monday night when their vehicle was hit from behind by a vehicle driven by William M. Loughry, 43, of 30 Mawhinney Road, Cecil Township, at the intersection of Pike Street and South Central Avenue, Canonsburg police said. The McDonalds refused treatment.


Disorderly conduct charge: Michael Simonetti, 18, of California Drive, Coal Center, will be charged by California police with disorderly conduct after police were called to his home Tuesday morning for a report of a possible drug overdose. Simonetti fought and struggled with emergency responders, police said. The charge will be sent by summons from the office of District Judge Joshua Kanalis.


Prescription stolen: John Erkel of McDonald told McDonald police Sunday that the prescription medication he mistakenly left behind was stolen from the Lincoln Street Laundromat, 96 Arabella St.


Water heater stolen: A representative of Safeguard Properties told McDonald police Monday that a water heater was stolen from a residence at 304 Prospect St., Midway.


Underage drinking: A 17-year-old South Strabane Township boy was charged by North Franklin police with underage drinking after he allegedly brought an alcoholic beverage to Trinity High School Thursday.

Toilet damaged: A patron at Gabby Inn, 1488 Park Ave., reportedly damaged the toilet in the men’s room Saturday, North Franklin police said. The patron, identified as a man from West Monroe, La., will be charged with criminal mischief if he does not pay for the damage.


Phone stolen: Richard Hovenstine of Mt. Pleasant Mills told North Strabane police Monday that his Samsung Galaxy cellphone was stolen from the men’s restroom at Country Inn & Suites, Meadowlands Boulevard.

Jewelry stolen: Danny and Marilee Tuck of Gala Drive told North Strabane police Monday that they discovered jewelry had been stolen following their move to this area from Georgia. Police are investigating the theft.

Trespass charge: Nathaniel N. Gianfresco, 26, of Massillon, Ohio, was charged by state police at The Meadows Racetrack & Casino with criminal trespass after he was found at the casino Monday. He had been banned from the property.


Woman cited: Meghan M. Adams will receive a citation for disorderly conduct following a traffic stop at 2:48 p.m. Monday, township police said. Adams, 32, of Thomas Road, McMurray, was stopped by state police in a parking lot at 615 E. McMurray Road. A township police officer saw the traffic stop and stopped to assist the state trooper, police said. After the incident was complete and as the state trooper was pulling from the parking lot, township police said Adams got out of her car and began to scream obscenities at the trooper. The township officer had a window down in the patrol car, heard Adams screaming and told her stop several times before telling her she would receive a citation, police said.


Theft charge: Thomas A. Clipp III, 30, of Aleppo, was charged last week with theft by state police for allegedly stealing a wood-burning stove Dec. 30 from outside the home of David Alderson, 2495 Park Ave., South Franklin. The stove was recovered, police said. The charge was sent from the office of District Judge Ethan Ward.


Charged in traffic stop: Ernest E. McDaniel, 49, of 146 Jollick Manor, Washington, is charged by state police in a summons with drug possession, possessing drug paraphernalia and giving them a false identification stemming from a traffic stop about 11:30 p.m. Saturday at North and Murtland avenues, court records show. Police accuse him in a complaint filed Tuesday of driving without a license and having one small pill, the affidavit states. A passenger in the vehicle, Aaron W. Poole, 44, of 38 Central Ave., Washington, is charged with possession of a small amount of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.



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