: Police beat April 24

April 23, 2014


Disorderly conduct charge: Andrew Tirpak, 21, of Donora, was charged with disorderly conduct, public drunkenness and marijuana possession after California police said he was intoxicated and yelling profanities while with five other men at Rotary Park in the borough about 2 a.m. Wednesday.


Cars entered: Six cars were burglarized while parked in the 300 block of Grace Avenue in Canonsburg early Monday morning, borough police said. A $600 watch and Oakley sunglasses were stolen from one vehicle, while a global positioning system, credit card and loose change were stolen from another car, police said. No items were stolen from the other four cars, police said.


DUI crash: Erik Miller, 22, of Coal Center, faces charges of driving under the influence and criminal mischief after California police said he was involved in a crash at Dally and Elco Hill roads in Long Branch about 11:30 p.m. Saturday. Police said Miller crashed into a mailbox and guardrails along the road.


Money reported stolen: A man told police he left his wallet on the front seat of his pickup truck while the truck was being serviced at a business on Washington Road, and when he returned, he discovered $42 was stolen from the wallet. The theft was reported at 3:22 p.m. Tuesday.


Handgun stolen: A .22-caliber handgun was stolen between April 14 and Monday in the burglary of a home in the 200 block of Long Street in Union Township, Southwest Regional police said.


Suspicious activity: Washington police said they arrested a city man late Tuesday after he was acting suspiciously and had a stolen handgun in his possession. Police said they saw Conor Chatman, 20, of 244 Burton Ave., walking behind the 7-Eleven convenience store at 375 W. Chestnut St. while it was closed shortly after 11 p.m. and get into a parked car. Police said they found Chatman in possession of a stolen handgun, marijuana, four cellphones, a digital scale and $230. He was charged with illegal firearm possession, firearm possession without a license, receiving stolen property, false identification to police and marijuana possession. District Judge David Mark arraigned Chatman and he was taken to the Washington County jail on $50,000 bond.


Rollover crash: State police said no one was injured when a speeding car crashed in West Finley Township and came to rest on its roof in the bed of a pickup truck Monday afternoon. Police said Todd J. Blakely, 35, of Wheeling, W.Va., was speeding while driving north on Fraction Road shortly before 3:30 p.m. when he lost control in a curve and tried to avoid crashing into a stopped pickup truck driven by Henry Kostelia, 47, of Bethesda, Ohio. Blakely’s car crashed into an embankment and then rolled on its roof, police said. His car landed in the bed of Kostelia’s pickup truck, police said.



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