Police beat Feb. 11
Warrant arrest: Robert J. Boyer, 37, of 109 S. McDonald St., McDonald, was arrested Saturday by McDonald police on a domestic relations bench warrant. Boyer was a passenger in a car stopped on Route 18, Burgettstown, for an equipment violation when it was determined he was wanted on the warrant. He was placed in Washington County jail.
Drug charges: Gerald Glass, 53, of 1285 Sycamore St., Washington, was arrested Saturday on a warrant stemming from a controlled buy of crack by the state police vice unit through a confidential informant. Police said the drug purchase happened Nov. 1, 2011, on Bower Avenue in Canton. Glass was arraigned before District Judge Curtis Thompson on charges of possession and possession with intent to deliver crack and placed in Washington County jail on $5,000 bond.
Assault arrest: Beau Bouchard, 26, of 309 First St., Lawrence, was arrested Saturday on a warrant obtained by Cecil police for allegedly assaulting Lexi Lavrich at their home Feb. 4. He is accused of slamming her head off the floor. Bouchard was arraigned before District Judge Curtis Thompson on charges of simple assault and harassment. He was released on $10,000 unsecured bond.
Three injured: Three people were injured in a one-vehicle crash about 9:30 a.m. Sunday on Interstate 70 in Donegal Township. Michael T. Medley, 63, of Wheeling, W.Va., was driving west on the highway when his vehicle slid on ice around a curve, struck an embankment and rolled over. He and Donna J. Medley, 62, both had moderate injuries, and Michael A. Medley, 38, had minor injuries. All were taken to Wheeling Hospital for treatment and have since been released. West Alexander and Claysville fire departments assisted at the scene.
Vehicle crash: Matthew Grimaldi, 23, of Springdale, was driving east on Interstate 70 about 8:40 a.m. Sunday when his vehicle slid on ice around a curve, hit the median and rolled over. He and a passenger were uninjured. West Alexander and Claysville fire departments assisted at the scene.
Hit-and-run: Frederick Dauch, 62, of Connecticut, reported to state police that a driver struck the right side of his vehicle and did not stop while they were driving east on Interstate 70 last Tuesday morning. Police do not have a suspect.
Mother, daughter arrested: Mary Arleta Plumley, 46, and her daughter, Amanda R. Snatchko, 22, both of 3927 Millers Run Road, McDonald, were arrested by McDonald police about 5:20 p.m. Saturday during a confrontation on Center Avenue. Police said Snatchko punched her mother in the face after Plumley reportedly made a comment about Snatchko’s boyfriend. Plumley reportedly bit Snatchko on the nose. Both women refused treatment. They were arraigned before District Judge Curtis Thompson on charges of simple assault and harassment. Plumley also was charged with public drunkenness. They were released on $15,000 unsecured bonds.
Arrested on bench warrant: Tiffany Anne Goffart, 43, of 514 W. Grove Ave., McDonald, was arrested Friday night by McDonald police on a bench warrant issued by Allegheny County courts for failure to appear in court earlier that day on drug and conspiracy charges filed by the state police vice unit. She was placed in Allegheny County jail.
One injured: Linda Leach, 43, of Pittsburgh, was injured Sunday morning when her vehicle slid on Route 519, spun around and struck a vehicle parked at 1779 Route 519, North Strabane police said. She was taken to Canonsburg Hospital for treatment.
Alcohol at high school: Three 17-year-olds attending a dance at Peters Township High School Saturday night were found to have ingested alcohol, township police said. Police were first called to the high school at 7:43 p.m. when a boy and a girl tested positive and showed signs of being under the influence of alcohol. The school district has a device that tests students as to whether they have drunk alcohol, but it does not provide a blood-alcohol reading, police said. At 9:33 p.m. Saturday, police were again called when a girl also tested positive for alcohol consumption, police said. Citations for underage drinking were filed against the three, police said. All were released to their parents.
Assault, harassment arrest: Donald K. Valentine Jr., 25, of 3 Oak Lane, Somerset, was arrested Sunday by state police on charges of simple assault and harassment for allegedly punching Savanna Rose Butschle, 23, in the face. He was arraigned before District Judge Curtis Thompson and released on $20,000 unsecured bond.
Driver charged: Amy Gaster, 46, of Canonsburg, was charged last week by state police with possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia after a state trooper reportedly saw her smoking marijuana while driving on Interstate 79 in South Strabane on Jan. 16. Charges will be sent by summons from the office of District Judge Jay Weller.
Assault, threats charge: Daniel Galiotti, 51, of 300 Stone Church Road, Union, was arrested Saturday by Southwest Regional police after he allegedly hit his son-in-law, Cody Carpenter, in the head about 10 times. The two men got into an argument that became physical. At one point, Carpenter barricaded himself in a bedroom with a shotgun, police said. Carpenter was taken to Jefferson Regional Medical Center for treatment. Galiotti was arraigned before District Judge Curtis Thompson on charges of aggravated assault, terroristic threats, simple assault and harassment. He was placed in Washington County jail on $20,000 bond.
Burglary charge: Russell Isiah Porter, 18, of 690 Addison St., Washington, was sent to Washington County jail Monday on charges of burglary, robbery, conspiracy and recklessly endangering another person in connection with a Jan. 10 burglary. City police said Porter and an unknown suspect who was armed with a rifle allegedly entered a home in the 800 block of Chartiers Street and had an altercation with one of the residents. Police said the two men ran, and witnesses heard several shots being fired. Police found an unfired round of ammunition that seemed to match firearms that were stolen two days earlier from a home on Delaware Avenue. Porter was arraigned Monday by District Judge Robert Redlinger and is in jail on $20,000 bond.
Assault: Lance Rogers, 25, reported to city police that an unknown man approached him about 11 p.m. Tuesday on West Spruce Street. Rogers said he stepped out of his car, and a man in the alley walked up to him, saying he wanted “to see what’s up.” The man reached in his pocket, and Rogers said he tackled and began hitting him because he believed the man had a weapon. At that point, a box cutter fell to the ground. Police do not have a suspect.
Vehicle vandalized: A woman reported to city police that the driver’s side window of her vehicle, which was parked along the 100 block of Fourth Street, was shot out Friday night or early Saturday.
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