: Police beat April 5

April 4, 2014


Suspicious call: Lorie A. Trevena of Burgettstown told McDonald police last week that she got two calls from a man identifying himself as Thomas Morgan claiming she had a monetary judgment placed against her and she had to deposit $3,000 into her bank account. She was then connected with a supervisor for a three-way call. McDonald police told her it was a scam and to notify her bank and Social Security Administration in the event her personal data was compromised.


Club cited: The I.B.P.O.E. of the World Canon Elks Lodge No. 186, 146 Murdock St., Canonsburg, was cited Wednesday by the state police Bureau of Liquor Control Enforcement with various violations. The club is charged with using a loudspeaker so music could be heard outside, selling alcoholic beverages to non-members, failing to maintain records ir to report a change of manager and transporting liquor without a license. The alleged violations occurred at different times.


Assault arrest: Tania Williams, 47, of 202 McConnell Road, Canonsburg, is charged by township police with simple assault and harassment, accused of scratching and punching her husband, David, in their residence about 4 a.m. Friday, court records show. She is in Washington County jail on $5,000 bond set by District Judge Mark Wilson.


Dirt bike stolen: Sharon Danhart, Hickory Ridge Road, told Chartiers police Thursday that a red, black and white 1999 Honda CR-125 dirt bike was stolen from her front porch. The bike has the number six on the side and handlebar.


Drug arrest: Kailey E. Crouse, 21, of 11 Columbus Drive, Monessen, is charged by borough police with possession of one stamp bag of heroin and possession of drug paraphernalia following a traffic stop on Howard Street about 5:15 p.m. March 27. Police also charged her with hindering apprehension and obstruction of justice, court records show. She is in Washington County jail on $5,000 bond after being arrested Wednesday and arraigned by District Judge Mark Wilson.


Disorderly, drunkenness charges: A 16-year-old Avella boy was charged Wednesday by McDonald police with disorderly conduct and underage drinking after encountering him in the parking lot of a convenience store Mar. 28. Police said they could smell an odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from him. He admitted to sneaking a beer from his refrigerator at home. The charges will be sent by summons from the office of District Judge Ethan Ward.


Collectible card stolen: Jeremy Lee Roberts, 409 Fannie St., told McDonald police Monday that a Tony Dorsett rookie card that he had delivered was stolen from his mailbox at his former residence at 203 Arabella St.


Fish, rabbit stolen: Joyce Ardeno, 207 Dilly St., Midway, told McDonald police Monday that her koi fish, one black and the other orange, and her brown rabbit were stolen. She told police that when the fish went missing, she thought it was a predator. But the rabbit was removed from its cage and the cage locked up.


Man charged: Bradley T. Griffith, 44, of Ellwood City, was charged Friday by North Franklin police with unsworn falsification and illegal sale or transfer of a firearm for allegedly lying on an application while purchasing a gun Nov. 16 at Gander Mountain, Washington Crown Center. The charge will be sent by summons from the office of District Judge Robert Redlinger.


Checks stolen: Richard A. Ford, 102 Greenwood Drive, told North Strabane police Thursday that a box of checks that were delivered to his home was stolen from outside the front door.


Drug charge: Michael Soff, 18, of Janis Drive, McMurray, will be charged by summons with possession of a small amount of marijuana following a traffic stop at 12:58 a.m. Friday on Robinhood Lane, township police said. Soff was a passenger in a vehicle driven by a 17-year-old boy from Peters Township, who was not charged. Police observed the vehicle speeding and the driver missed a stop sign. When the officer stopped the vehicle, he saw a small quantity of suspected marijuana on the front passenger seat, and found a bag of suspected marijuana in Soff’s pocket, police said.


Restaurant cited: The owner of Hungry Jose’s, 227-229-231 S. Main St., Washington, was cited Wednesday by the state police Bureau of Liquor Control Enforcement with furnishing liquor to a minor Feb. 18.



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