: Police beat March 22

March 21, 2014


GPS stolen: State police said the driver’s and passenger-side windows of a truck owned by Metropolitan Communications of West Chester were broken while the vehicle was parked Thursday at Holiday Inn Express, Bentleyville. A Garmin GPS was stolen.


Pills stolen: Four Klonopin pills were reported stolen Friday from Greenside Meadows, 119 Greenside Ave., Canonsburg police said.


Grates stolen: Three sewer grates were stolen from Sir Robert Drive, township police said. The theft was reported at 6:44 p.m. Thursday. Three grates also were stolen Friday from Wilson Avenue. On Wednesday, several grates were stolen from School Hill Road.


Assault arrest: David Jason Cox, 37, of 267 Dutch Fork Church Road, Donegal, was arrested Thursday by Donegal police on two counts of simple assault and harassment after he allegedly assaulted his mother, Alice Cole, and her husband, Richard E. Cole, during a confrontation at their home. He also reportedly tore the telephone from the wall. He was arraigned before District Judge Robert Redlinger and placed in Washington County jail on $10,000 bond.


Driver injured: Haris Ahmed, 27, of Philadelphia, was slightly injured Tuesday when he fell asleep at the wheel of his vehicle as he drove on Prosperity Pike near Church Lane, Morris. State police said his vehicle went off the road and hit a guardrail.


DUI arrest: George E. Ankrom, 46, of Weirich Avenue, Canton Township, was arrested Thursday on a warrant obtained by state police stemming from an August 2011 crash on Route 519 near Oak Lane, Somerset. Police were initially told Ankrom was struck by another vehicle as he rode his motorized bicycle, but they said they later learned he crashed it. His blood-alcohol content was almost double the 0.08 percent limit presumed for intoxication, police said. Ankrom was arraigned before District Judge Robert Redlinger on charges of driving under the influence of alcohol and driving under suspension. He was placed in Washington County jail on a $5,000 percentage bond.



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