: Police beat March 4

March 3, 2014


Retail theft charge: Lisa Renee Oliver, 39, of 129 N. Jefferson Ave., Canonsburg, was charged last week by Canonsburg police with misdemeanor retail theft for allegedly stealing items from Shop ’n Save, 617 W. Pike St., Feb. 21. The charge will be sent by summons from the office of District Judge David Mark.

Machine damaged: Vandals did $500 to $1,000 in damage to a vending machine at Snowy White Laundry, 154 W. Pike St. The damage was reported to Canonsburg police Saturday.

Tattoo equipment stolen: Paula Paulette of 203 Grace Ave. told Canonsburg police Friday that tattoo guns, ink and ball caps owned by her son were stolen in a burglary of her home. Police said it appears his bedroom window was forced open.


Receiving charge: Kyonia M. Jackson, 24, of Barnickle Street, Meadow Lands, was charged last week by Chartiers police with receiving stolen property after she allegedly was found with items reported stolen by a Charleroi woman to Carroll police. The charge will be sent by summons from the office of District Judge David Mark.

DUI, paraphernalia charges: Elizabeth L. Propst, 26, of Morgantown, W.Va., was charged Wednesday by state police after they said they spotted her driving erratically at 80 mph on Interstate 79 southbound near the Houston exit in Chartiers Jan. 28. Police said her blood-alcohol content was more than double the 0.08 percent limit presumed for intoxication. Police said she also had drug paraphernalia. Charges will be sent by summons from the office of District Judge David Mark.

Bar cited: The operators of Gabby’s Black and Gold Bar, 2440 W. Pike St., were cited by the state police Bureau of Liquor Control Enforcement for allegedly possessing or operating gambling devices or allowing gambling May 23, 2013.


Two charged: April R. Irvin, 22, and Brandon J. Howard, 22, both of Washington, face charges stemming from the theft of items from the home of William C. Rush and Ronald Lee Ringer at 1165 W. Chestnut St., Canton, Thursday. Irvin will be charged with theft for allegedly stealing an Xbox video game console, controller and game from Rush’s bedroom and a cellphone from Ringer. Howard will be charged with receiving stolen property for allegedly pawning the items at a store at Washington Crown Center.


Theft, fraud charges: Ed David Fowler, 25, of 83 County Park Road, Cross Creek, was arrested Friday by state police for allegedly stealing two flat-screen televisions from his mother, Patricia Fowler. He also allegedly took her pickup truck without permission and used her debit card to withdraw $400 without permission. Fowler was arraigned before District Judge David Mark on charges of theft, access device fraud and unauthorized use of a vehicle. He was placed in Washington County jail on $25,000 bond.


Assault arrest: Joshua Payne, 25, of Suttersville, was arrested early Saturday by Charleroi Regional police for allegedly shoving his girlfriend, Tricia Ulens, during a confrontation at her home at 811 Conrad Ave., North Charleroi. Ulens hit her head when she was shoved, police said. Payne was arraigned before District Judge David Mark on charges of simple assault and harassment. He was placed in Washington County jail on $2,500 bond.


Harassment, stalking charges: Thomas A. Mansmann, 53, of 2463 Brookledge Drive, Bridgeville, was charged last week by North Strabane police with harassment and stalking for allegedly circling the township home of his estranged wife and getting into an argument with her friend. Police said a Washington County judge ordered him to stay away from his estranged wife following a previous incident. The charges will be sent by summons from the office of District Judge Jay Weller.


Two injured: Two people were injured Sunday afternoon when a car and tractor-trailer collided on Interstate 70 eastbound at the Dunningsville on-ramp, Somerset. State police said Joseph Strogish, 34, of Coraopolis, failed to yield while merging onto the highway and spun out when his car was hit by a tractor-trailer driven by John Kamarov, 38, of Ballwin, Mo. Both drivers were taken to Monongahela Valley Hospital for treatment.


Driver injured: Justin D. Witherow of 3418 Rainbow Run Road, Monongahela, was injured Sunday when his vehicle rolled over in the 100 block of Davis School Road, South Strabane police said. Witherow, who will be cited with driving too fast for conditions, was taken to Washington Hospital for treatment.

Passenger injured: Deanna Smith, 16, of Carmichaels, was injured Sunday morning when a sport utility vehicle in which she was a passenger, driven by Kathy Andretti, 51, of Carmichaels, sideswiped a tractor-trailer on Interstate 70 eastbound near the north junction with Interstate 79, South Strabane, state police said. The car then spun into the median. Burke D. Wilburn, 43, of Columbia, Mo., was driving the truck.


Vandalism: Two women from the 200 block of East Prospect Street reported damage to their property Saturday between 6:30 and 8 p.m. One woman said she saw two juveniles throwing rocks at her father’s vehicle, and another said the wires in her outdoor electrical box had been cut. Police did not locate suspects.

Harassment charges: Edward Thomas, 41, of 118 Hall Ave., Washington, and Kim Wise, 41, of 830 Duncan Ave., Washington, were charged by city police with harassment following a fight Saturday at Thomas’ residence.



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