Police beat Jan. 17
Tires punctured: Marian Nichols of 6 Youngstown St. told Canonsburg police Wednesday that two tires were punctured on her vehicle.
Truck entered: A box truck parked at Keystone Hardware, 615 W. Pike St., was entered Wednesday, Canonsburg police said. The thief pried off the lock and stole party poppers, grass and weed killer and bird food.
Theft charge: David McIntyre, 43, of 521 Giffin Ave., Washington, was charged Tuesday with theft by state police for allegedly stealing a framed commemorative display and commemorative plate from Ralph Kennedy, of 150 Marra Ave., Canton, Dec. 24. The charge will be sent by summons from the office of District Judge David Mark.
PFA violation charge: David Cox, 31, of Canonsburg, was charged with violating a protection-from-abuse order after state police said he called the person who had requested the order in Canton Township about 5 a.m. Sunday.
Man jailed: Edwin A. Younkin, 50, of 711 Washington Ave., Charleroi, is charged with possession of drug paraphernalia by the Washington County sheriff’s office, accused of having a water pipe for smoking marijuana about 6:40 a.m. Jan. 8 while another man at his residence was being arrested on a warrant. Younkin is in Washington County jail after being arrested on a warrant Monday and arraigned before District Judge Larry Hopkins.
Guns reported stolen: Richard Andreolli of Marshall Avenue in Meadow Lands told Chartiers police Tuesday that two guns were stolen from his home.
Assault charges: Kera Christa Holmes, 28, of Martins Ferry, Ohio, was charged Monday by East Washington police with two counts of simple assault and harassment. She is accused of assaulting her child and Jayme Retchless on Jan. 1 at Retchless’ East Washington home. The charges will be sent by summons from the office of District Judge Jay Weller.
Theft at casino: John M. Landock, 57, of 3456 Route 40, Washington, was charged Wednesday with theft of mislaid property after he allegedly stole a cigarette case owned by Ruth Episcopop of Pittsburgh. She mistakenly left the case containing $169.41, a debit card and two insurance cards on a slot machine. Police said Landock is seen on video picking up the case and walking away with it. Police said he never turned over the case to casino workers. The charge will be sent by summons from the office of District Judge Jay Weller.
Two charged: Michael A. Shumar, 29, of 48 Sycamore St., Washington, and Justin J. Budzanoski, 32, of 146 Washington St., were charged Thursday by North Strabane police in connection with the theft of copper from Ameteck, 1085 Route 519, last month. The copper was sold to two scrap yards. Shumar is charged with burglary, theft, receiving stolen property and conspiracy. Budzanoski is charged with receiving stolen property and conspiracy. The charges are being sent by summons from the office of District Judge Jay Weller.
Driver charged: Dina Lucas, 34, of 225 Laurie Lane, Washington, was charged Tuesday by state police with driving under the influence of drugs and traffic violations stemming from a Dec. 24 crash on Interstate 79 near the Racetrack Road interchange, North Strabane. Police said she was under the influence of methadone when she crashed her vehicle into a bridge wall. The charges will be sent by summons from the office of District Judge Jay Weller.
DUI charge: John Edward Tarr II, 38, of 34 Poverty Point Road, Claysville, was charged Monday by state police with DUI after he allegedly was found passed out on the seat of his pickup truck in the parking lot of Eat 'N Park, Oak Spring Road. Police said a restaurant employee alerted them after noticing Tarr was sitting in the truck with the driver’s door open for about 10 minutes Dec. 29. The charge will be sent by summons from the office of District Judge Jay Weller.
Retail theft charge: Andrew M. Novak, 27, of 21 E. Franklin Ave., Bobtown, was charged this week by South Strabane police with misdemeanor retail theft for allegedly stealing a travel pillow and garment rack from Walmart, Trinity Point, Jan. 10. The charge will be sent by summons from the office of District Judge Jay Weller.
Paraphernalia charge: Kristine Richmond, 33, of 116 Springfield Ave., Washington, was charged by Washington police with possession of drug paraphernalia stemming from a Dec. 10 incident at 525 W. Chestnut St. The charge will be sent by summons from the office of District Judge Robert Redlinger.
Crash leads to charges: Washington police said they charged two women with disorderly conduct after they found drug paraphernalia in the women’s car following a crash Wednesday afternoon. Police said they responded to the crash in the 400 block of Broad Street shortly after 2 p.m. and found drug paraphernalia in the center console. They charged the driver, Melissa Bowen, 31, of Wheeling, W.Va., with disorderly conduct and driving on a suspended license, and the passenger, Shirley Snavely, 41, of Washington, with disorderly conduct.
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