: Police beat Feb. 18

February 17, 2014


Marijuana, paraphernalia charges: Anthony N. Bable, 20, of 3 Townsite Road, Langeloth, will be charged by McDonald police with possession of marijuana and paraphernalia, driving under suspension and a stop sign violation stemming from a traffic stop Saturday on West Pittsburgh Street, Burgettstown.


Hit-and-run crash: John Steven Gudel, 33, of North Charleroi, was charged Monday by California police with leaving the scene of a crash stemming from a Feb. 1 incident in the 200 block of Third Street. The charge will be sent by summons from the office of District Judge Joshua Kanalis.


Money stolen: An employee of Shop ’n Save, West Pike Street, told Canonsburg police Saturday that money was stolen from a cash register drawer Friday. Two men are seen on surveillance. When one noticed money in the drawer, he reached over and stole it. Police said he wore blue jeans and a flannel shirt, gray hooded shirt and ball cap. The other man wore jeans, a gray shirt and a skull cap. Both men are white and in their 20s.

Cards stolen: Marissa Powell of 315 Summit Ave. told Canonsburg police Friday that her credit cards and debit card were stolen and used at several businesses. Charges are pending against the alleged thief.

Harassment: Anita Friend of 615 Chartiers Ave. told Canonsburg police she received 40 text messages, including four photographs, between 2 a.m. and 5 p.m. Sunday. The investigation is continuing.


Marijuana, paraphernalia charges: Kody Ray, 19, of Avella Road, Avella, and David Booher of Addison Street, Washington, were charged Monday by state police with possession of marijuana and paraphernalia after they allegedly were found with the suspected drug last month in Belvedere Acres.


Vehicle overturns: Galen H. Gray, 27, of Robinson, escaped injury early Monday when his vehicle went off Interstate 79 southbound near Southpointe and overturned, state police said. He will be cited with careless driving and not wearing a seat belt.


Items stolen: Gary Mikec of South Park told Chartiers police Sunday that items were stolen from rental property he owns at 201 Arden Road. Stolen were tires on four aluminum rims with red inserts and spools of wire. The items are valued at $3,000.


Assault, endangerment charges: Mark Allen Walker Jr. of 101 S. McDonald St., McDonald, was arrested Saturday by McDonald police after he allegedly assaulted Jesse McCullough Jr. during a confrontation Tuesday night at the Fox Hole bar, 127 S. McDonald. Police said the two men were talking and began arguing. Walker is accused of punching McCullough in the face, briefly knocking him unconscious and fracturing his jaw. Walker was arraigned before District Judge James Ellis on charges of aggravated assault, simple assault, reckless endangerment, harassment and criminal mischief. He was placed in Washington County jail on a $2,500 percentage bond.


Driver injured: Davis Smith of Washington was injured late Sunday in a one-vehicle crash on Henderson Road near Red Fox Road, Mt. Pleasant. His vehicle caught fire after the crash. State police said he was flown to a Pittsburgh hospital for treatment. Chartiers police assisted at the scene, as did township firefighters.


Heroin charges: Scott Michael Jupin II, 25, of Belle Vernon, faces charges of driving under the influence of a controlled substance, possession and possession with intent to deliver heroin and possession of paraphernalia stemming from a traffic stop Thursday night in the 1500 block of West Chestnut Street. North Franklin police said he was stopped on West Chestnut at a green light for about 10 seconds before speeding off and turning into a parking lot. Police said they stopped him after he left the lot when they noticed his erratic driving. Police said they found him with two bundles of suspected heroin, two capped syringes and two empty stamp bags. Charges will be sent by summons from the office of District Judge Robert Redlinger.

Theft charge: Stacey Lynn Pruitt, 26, of 60 Belair Drive, Canton Township, was charged Thursday with misdemeanor retail theft by North Franklin police after she allegedly dumped a bottle of Flintstone gummy vitamins in her pocket and put the empty bottle on the shelf at Rite Aid on West Chestnut Street. The charge will be sent by summons from the office of District Judge Robert Redlinger.

Trespass charge: A 17-year-old Avella boy will be charged by North Franklin police with criminal trespass after he was found in a fenced area of Consol Energy Park Friday, North Franklin police said.


Driver injured : James Justice Jr., 17, of 256 N. Central Ave., Canonsburg, was taken to a Pittsburgh hospital after crashing his car on McDowell Lane Sunday afternoon. North Strabane police said he was driving west when his car crossed the road and hit a hillside. He was taken to Allegheny General Hospital for treatment.

Father, son charged: Michael A. Kusky, 47, and his 17-year-old son were charged by North Strabane police with harassment stemming from a disturbance at their home at 167 Wylie Ave., Strabane, Sunday afternoon.


Man robbed: Anthony McGinnis, 21, of Washington, told Washington police Saturday that he was robbed of his wallet while he was near the intersection of Walnut Street and Hall Avenue. McGinnis told police a black man in his early 30s wearing a red hooded shirt approached him and offered to sell him a cellphone for $35. When McGinnis took out his wallet, the man grabbed it and ran.

Two charged: Kevin Pierce, 25, of 749 Banetown Road, Amwell Township, and Adam Naraskivitch, 21, of 1375 1/2 Allison Ave., Washington, were charged with disorderly conduct after the two reportedly got into a fight at Naraskivitch’s home Saturday. They were treated by ambulance personnel. Charges will be sent from the office of District Judge Robert Redlinger.

Gun stolen: Robert G. Provins Jr. of 1056 Allison Ave. told Washington police Saturday that a .45-caliber handgun and two power converters were stolen from his vehicle.

Disorderly charges: Jennifer Malatnick, 40, and Donald Adams, 43, both of 300 Donnan Ave., were charged with disorderly conduct for allegedly fighting at their home Sunday. Police were called to the home twice in a matter of five minutes. The charges will be sent by summons from the office of District Judge Robert Redlinger.

Items stolen: Heather Earliwine of 620 Allison Ave. told Washington police Sunday that 80 DVDs, a gold necklace, a lock box, $90 and prescription medication were stolen from 640 Allison while she was staying at that residence.

Basement flood: Deborah Short of 1051 Summerlea Ave. told Washington police that her basement flooded after a swimming pool at a neighbor’s home at 194 Lawrence Ave. was punctured. City firefighters had to pump out the basement.

Women charged: Jessica Mastic, 24, of 406 Dickson St., Midway, and Desiree Dudley, 24, of 129 Jollick Manor, Washington, were charged by Washington police with disorderly conduct after the two reportedly got into a confrontation early Sunday near the intersection of LeMoyne Avenue and Houston Street. The charges will be sent by summons from the office of District Judge Robert Redlinger.

Machine damaged: A soft drink machine at Bubble Works, 805 W. Chestnut St., was pried open and money removed by a man driving a red Dodge Durango Sunday, Washington police said.



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