Police Beat April 3
Window broken: Luke West of 791 W. Wylie Ave., Canton, told state police Friday that vandals broke the back window of his vehicle.
Guns, cash stolen: Gerald Volpe told Chartiers police March 27 that cash, a 9 mm handgun and .45-caliber handgun were stolen in a burglary of his Walnut Street home. The burglar forced open a rear door.
Jewelry, cash stolen: Marie Stager told Chartiers police March 28 that two rings, two pairs of earrings and cash were stolen in a burglary of her Adlin Avenue home. The burglar may have entered through a kitchen window.
DUI charge: Sean A. Girard, 34, of 2136 W. Pike St., faces a charge of driving under the influence of alcohol after police say his vehicle crashed Monday night into a parked pickup truck owned by Russell Grego Jr., also of 2136 W. Pike. The truck was parked in the driveway.
Trespass, other charges: Brandon M. Retos, 31, of Washington, was charged Monday by East Washington police with defiant trespass, possession of paraphernalia and possessing a prohibited offensive weapon. Police said he barricaded himself in his father’s garage at 103 Lemoyne Ave. Friday and was not permitted to be at the residence. Police said they also found him with drug paraphernalia and brass knuckles. The charges will be sent by summons from the office of District Judge Jay Weller.
Assault charge: Michael J. Berola, 45, of 242 N. Haft St., Houston, was arraigned Tuesday on charges of simple assault and harassment. State police said he chased Kathryn Berola down the street Sunday. A witness told police Berola had a shovel, although his wife did not see one. He was arraigned before District Judge David Mark and released on $5,000 unsecured bond.
Electronics stolen: Electronics were reported stolen Friday from Rite Aid, 1396 W. Chestnut St., North Franklin police said.
Retail theft charge: Earl O. Gorby of 238 Meadowcroft Road, Avella, was charged by North Franklin police after he allegedly stole an item from Rite Aid, 1396 W. Chestnut St., Friday.
Marijuana charge: Drew Keenan, 20, of 3052 Jefferson Ave., Washington, was charged by North Franklin police with possession of marijuana after he allegedly was found with the drug March 26 during a traffic stop in the 1200 block of West Chestnut Street. The charge will be sent by summons from the office of District Judge Robert Redlinger.
Paraphernalia, marijuana charges: Anthony L. Henderson, 27, of 1795 Park Ave., Washington, will be charged with possession of marijuana and paraphernalia after a traffic stop Saturday on West Chestnut Street. Henderson was placed in Washington County jail on a warrant. The drug charges will be sent by summons from the office of District Judge Robert Redlinger.
DUI charge: Janine R. Stardis, 31, of 806 Broad St., Washington, was charged Friday by North Strabane police with DUI stemming from a March 10 crash on Route 19 at McClelland Road. Police said her blood-alcohol content was almost three times the 0.08 percent limit presumed for intoxication. The charge will be sent by summons from the office of District Judge Jay Weller.
One hurt: Thomas Gasmire, 81, of Ridgeview Avenue, Canonsburg, was injured Tuesday afternoon when a truck driven by Anthony R. Hunt, 45, of Blackshear, Ga., crossed the center line on Johnson Road, North Strabane police said. Gasmire’s vehicle was struck by the trailer Hunt’s truck was pulling.
One injured: Anna Lusk, 48, of Monongahela, was slightly injured when her vehicle was hit in a three-vehicle, chain-reaction crash Monday on Route 136, Nottingham, state police said. Kyle Wood, 21, of New Eagle, will be cited for failure to drive at a safe speed. The third driver was identified by police at Dale Wodes, 20, of New Eagle.
PFA violation alleged: Julius Lancelot Smith, 23, of Northern Cambria, was arrested Tuesday for violating a protection-from-abuse order after he was found by state police inside a car with Jessica Carpenter of Washington at a gas station in Somerset. Smith was ordered to stay away from her in a September 2011 order issued by Judge John DiSalle. He was arraigned before District Judge Ethan Ward and released on $25,000 unsecured bond.
Theft charge: Cathy Lynn Mazon, 61, of 1013 Shady Ave., Charleroi, was charged Tuesday by state police with theft by failure to make required disposition of funds. Police said Mazon was to deposit a $5,000 check into the bank account of Johnna E. Walsh of Prosperity Dec. 27. But they allege Mazon deposited the check into her account at PNC Bank , Strabane Square, and gave Walsh only $1,810, while keeping $3,190 for her own use. The charge was sent by summons from the office of District Judge Jay Weller.
Retail theft charge: Dathan Daniels, 25, of 1025 S. Sunset Beach Road, Claysville, was charged Monday by South Strabane police with retail theft for allegedly stealing two watches from Walmart, Trinity Point, on March 6. The charge will be sent by summons from the office of District Judge Jay Weller.
Assault, harassment charges: Douglas Shawn Herazo, 45, of 3997 Finleyville-Elrama Road, Union, was charged Wednesday by Southwest Regional police after an alleged March 22 assault of another person at his home. Charges will be sent by summons from the office of District Judge James Ellis.
Charged in crash: Albert M. Swoager Jr., 31, of 14 Applewood Drive, New Eagle, was charged Wednesday by Southwest Regional police with DUI, driving under suspension, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia after he allegedly crashing into four parked vehicles March 21 on Hidden Valley Drive, Union. Charges will be sent by summons from the office of District Judge James Ellis.
Bar cited: The operator of Main Street Brew House, 250 S. Main St., Washington, was cited last month by the state police Bureau of Liquor Control Enforcement for allegedly selling an alcoholic beverage to a minor Feb. 18.
Drug arrest: Douglas Cochran Jr., 18, of 344 Locust Ave., Washington, is charged by city police with drug possession with intent to deliver and drug possession, court records show. He is accused of having 290 stamp bags of heroin and $2,385 while in the custody of probation officers about 1:15 p.m. Feb. 2 at Baird Avenue and Addison Street, the affidavit indicates. He is in Washington County jail on $25,000 bond set Wednesday by District Judge Robert Redlinger.