Police beat April 23
Charges pending: Justin J. Schake, 29, of 205 Grace Ave., Canonsburg, faces charges including theft for allegedly breaking into a vehicle owned by Gayle Williams, 219 Grace Ave. Williams told Canonsburg police she awoke when her dogs started barking and looked out the window to see a man leaning into her vehicle. She gave chase and the suspect ran into the apartment building at 205 Grace. Schake initially denied stealing any items but handed an Apple iPod Touch and a GPS over to police. Charges will be sent by summons.
Vehicle stolen: Canonsburg police said a 2004 Honda CRV owned by Lisa Chauvet was stolen Thursday from Russo’s, 404 W. Pike St., where it had been taken for repairs. The vehicle was in a hit-and-run crash in Houston, where it was reportedly driven by a white male in his late teens with light brown hair. The vehicle was last seen near Pike Street and Cherry Avenue in Houston.
Curfew violations: A 15-year-old Washington boy and 14-year-old Canonsburg boy were charged with violating Canonsburg’s curfew Thursday night after they were found on Euclid Avenue. The younger boy also was charged with underage drinking.
Main jailed: Michael Griest, 27, of 147 Lincoln Ave. Extension, Charleroi, was charged by Charleroi Regional police with burglary, theft, trespassing and receiving stolen property, court records state. Police accuse him of breaking into an office in his building April 16 to steal toy trains owned by Aurthur Johnson. The items were later sold to pawn shops, the affidavit states. Griest is in Washington County jail on $100,000 bond set Monday by District Judge Larry Hopkins.
Compressor stolen: Derrick Knox, 685 Allison Hollow Road, told Chartiers police Monday a Kobalt, 2-gallon pancake air compressor was stolen from the bed of his pickup truck.
Generator stolen: a 5,000-watt Honda generator was reported stolen Monday from a gas line construction site off Ullom and McConnells Mills roads, Chartiers police said.
Operator injured: Tyler Criswell, 25, of 824 McClane Farm Road, Chartiers, was injured Friday afternoon after he crashed the motorcycle he was operating in the 400 block of McClane Farm. Police said he jumped off the motorcycle before it went down an embankment and through a fence. He was taken to Washington Hospital for treatment of a possible fractured wrist.
Ramp stolen: David Schmalz, 409 W. Grant St., told Chartiers police Friday a 12-foot by 3-foot aluminum ramp was stolen from outside his home.
Vehicle damaged: Alberta Brigich, 365 Brigich Road, told Chartiers police Friday that vandals damaged her vehicle.
Drug charges: Gregory Davis, 23, of 636 Highland Ave., Donora, was arrested Monday night by Donora police on charges of possession and possession with intent to deliver heroin, possession of paraphernalia and disorderly conduct. Police had been called for a reported domestic in the area. Davis was a passenger in a vehicle leaving the scene when stopped by police. He was seen making movements. He also reportedly failed to follow instructions given by police. Police found 48 stamp bags of suspected heroin. He was arraigned before District Judge David Mark and placed in Washington County jail on $25,000 bond.
Retail theft: Jamie Marie Weaver, 28, of 1204 West College St., was charged by North Franklin police with retail theft for allegedly stealing $288 worth of apparel from Sears on West Chestnut Street Monday. Charges will be sent by summons from the office of District Judge Robert Redlinger.
Theft, disorderly charges: Tamara Morant, 31, of Pittsburgh, was charged Thursday by state police at The Meadows Casino, North Strbane, with theft and disorderly conduct. She is accused of taking $220 from a wallet accidentally left behind by Nancy Gregory of Canonsburg at a machine April 7 before turning the wallet over to security. The charges will be sent by summons from the office of District Judge Jay Weller.
Trespass charge: Dane Rasmussen, 32, of Harmony, was charged last week with criminal trespass by state police at The Meadows Casino, North Strabane, after he was found on the gaming floor. He had previously been banned. The charge will be sent by summons from the office of District Judge Jay Weller.
Attempted burglary: Damage to the door of the concession stand in Venetia Park, 800 Venetia Road, indicated an attempted burglary, township police said. The attempt was made between 4 p.m. Saturday and 1:09 p.m. Monday, when the report was made. There was no entry.
Theft, paraphernalia charge: Kayla Marie Navrat, 23, of 35 E. Hallam Ave., Washington, was charged Thursday by South Strabane police with retail theft and possession of paraphernalia. She reportedly stole various food items while working at Gabriel Brothers, Northgate Plaza, earlier this month. Police also found her with suspected paraphernalia. The charges will be sent by summons from the office of District Judge Jay Weller.
Vandalism: A front display window at the law office of Keith Owen Campbell, 31 N. Main St. was damaged by a glass bottle between Friday evening and Monday morning, police said.
Theft: Jim Setto reported to city police that two aluminum downspouts, connectors and gutters were missing from his garage in the 100 block of Third Street. He was not sure when they were stolen.