: Police beat Feb. 12

February 11, 2014


Two charged: Michael Fenneli, 19, of Butler, and Skyler H. Rittle, 21, of California, were charged by California police with violating the borough’s disorderly house ordinance after they allegedly hosted loud parties early Saturday. Fenneli’s party was on Strawberry Way, while Rittle’s was on Second Street, police said.

Harassment charge: Kevin O’Neil, 50, of Brownsville, was charged with harassment by California police for allegedly starting an altercation Saturday afternoon in the parking lot of Rye’s Bar, Old National Pike, California.


One injured: Tyler D. Lyon, 24, of Houston, was injured Monday night when his vehicle went off Pike Street near Arnold Hollow Road, hit a utility pole and rolled over, Chartiers police said. Lyon had to be freed from the wreckage of his sport-utility vehicle by Chartiers firefighters. He was taken to Canonsburg Hospital for treatment. Police said the investigation is continuing.


Paraphernalia, disorderly charges: Kailey Elizabeth Crouse, 21, of Monessen, was charged by California police with possession of drug paraphernalia and disorderly conduct after an incident Feb. 5 on Dally Road at Route 88, Long Branch.


Stepfather charged: Richard Lee Sloneker Jr., 47, of 2894 W. Chestnut St., North Franklin, was charged Monday by North Franklin police with simple assault, terroristic threats, reckless endangerment and disorderly conduct. He is accused of choking his stepson, Kevin Whiteman, 33, also of 2894 W. Chestnut, during an incident at their home. Whiteman reportedly was trying to stop Sloneker from yelling at his wife, who is Whiteman’s mother. Sloneker was arraigned before District Judge Curtis Thompson and released after posting $1,000 of a $10,000 percentage bond.

Teen charged: A 14-year-old Pittsburgh boy was charged by North Franklin police with disorderly conduct after he allegedly got into a confrontation with another teen Saturday at Washington Crown Center.


Burglary: A resident of the 100 block of Tanglewood Drive told police a window was broken in their garage and an iPad was missing from the home. The burglary occurred Monday and was reported at 8:45 p.m. that day. Police said the resident is trying to determine if anything else is missing.


Driver injured: Melanie S. Longo, 38, of Burgettstown, was injured Monday morning when her vehicle spun out on southbound Interstate 79 near the Racetrack Road exit, South Strabane. State police said her vehicle hit a guardrail and then went back onto the highway, hitting a vehicle driven by Shannon Titus, 34, of Bradford Woods. Longo, who will be cited with driving too fast for conditions, was taken to Washington Hospital for treatment.

Signs damaged: South Strabane police said two signs at the entrance to United Parcel Service, 2055 N. Main St., were damaged over the weekend.


Store cited: The operators of Circle K. convenience store, 701 W. Chestnut St., were cited by the state police Bureau of Liquor Control Enforcement for allegedly selling alcohol beverages after the liquor license expired June 30 and was not renewed.


Fence struck: Lloyd S. Work, 42, of Marianna, escaped injury early Monday when his vehicle went off Highland Ridge Road, West Bethlehem, and hit a cattle fence, state police said.



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