Police beat April 29
Mower stolen: Jacqueline R. Williams of 301 Belmont Ave. told Canonsburg police Sunday a lawn mower was stolen from outside her home.
Airsoft gun found: A jogger called Canonsburg police Sunday to report he found what appeared to be a pistol in the grass of a playground on Perry Como Street. It was an airsoft pistol, but the orange tip was removed so it looked like a real gun, police said.
Scrap metal stolen: Coleman-Mitchell Heating and AC Inc., 134 Wilson Ave., reported scrap metal on the side of the building and on a trailer was stolen before 10 a.m. Friday, township police said. The value is between $400 and $500.
Assault charges: Monty Don Johnson, 37, and Jeffrey Williams, 51, both of Houston, will be charged by state police with simple assault and harassment after they reportedly got into a physical altercation April 21 at 333 E. Grant St., Houston.
Counterfeit money: North Franklin police said two counterfeit $20 bills were passed Sunday at McDonald's, 1294 W. Chestnut St.
Identity theft: Robert Gower of North Franklin told township police Wednesday he was notified his Social Security number and birth date were used by another person in an attempt to secure a loan.
Televisions stolen: Two televisions were reported stolen Saturday from the Doubletree, Racetrack Road, North Strabane police said.
Wire stolen: State police are investigating the theft Saturday of 600 feet of electrical wire valued at $7,200 from outside two crew houses at the Warren Truck Yard, Route 519, Somerset. A crew house also was burglarized, and another 200 feet of wire valued at $2,400 and 40 feet of other wire valued at $800 were stolen. The items are owned by Patterson UTI Drilling of Eighty Four.
Theft: A man reported to city police multiple items, including cash, clothing and a cellphone, were stolen from his vehicle while it was parked on Central Avenue between 9 p.m. Saturday and 1:30 a.m. Sunday.
Car trailer stolen: Mason Abbas reported to city police his Carson car hauler was stolen from outside Foreign Auto Parts on Chartiers Street between 6:30 p.m. Thursday and 8:30 a.m. Friday.