Police beat April 30

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AMWELL

Drug charges: Timothy B. Adams, 30, of 304 Washington St., Bentleyville, was charged earlier this month by state police with possession of heroin and paraphernalia after he was found with the suspected drug March 14 when police were serving a warrant at 1010 Brush Run Road, Amwell. Charges will be sent by summons from the office of District Judge Ethan Ward.


Theft, receiving charges: Louis R. Phillips, 36, of 393 McKee Road, Washington, was charged Thursday by state police with theft and receiving stolen property. He is accused of talking tools, stereo equipment, a floor jack and other items from the home of Mary Ann Montgomery, 1010 Brush Run Road, Amwell, in March. The items were reportedly sold at area resale shops. The charges will be sent by summons from the office of District Judge Ethan Ward.


CLAYSVILLE

Forgery, theft charges: Suzanne M. Bumbera, 44, of 2920 W. Chestnut St., North Franklin Township, was charged Tuesday by Donegal police with two counts of forgery and one count each of theft by deception and bad checks. She is accused of writing one check on a closed account at Minteer’s Market, 211 Main St., Claysville, March 6. She also tried to write a second check but was denied. The charges will be sent by summons from the office of District Judge Ethan Ward.


DONEGAL

Warrant arrest: Cortney Lyn Gibbons, 23, of Wheeling, W.Va., was arraigned Monday before District Judge Ethan Ward on a warrant obtained earlier this year by state police on charges of conspiracy to commit burglary and theft. He and two others are accused of stealing $16 from a home at 255 Route 40, Donegal, in September of 2011. Gibbons was placed in Washington County jail on $50,000 bond.


Trespass, harassment charge: David W. Fonner, 47, of Washington, was charged Tuesday by Donegal police with criminal trespass, harassment and criminal mischief for allegedly forcing his way into the home of his brother, William Fonner II, 6 Brandenburg Lane, Donegal, Friday and threatening him. He also reportedly used a brick to break the window of a vehicle. The charges will be sent by summons from the office of District Judge Ethan Ward.


MARIANNA

Vehicle damaged: Robyn Rae Anderson, of 511 Fourth St., Marianna, told state police Monday that vandals scratched the driver’s side door and hood of her vehicle. Anyone with information is asked to call state police at 724-223-5200.


PETERS

Ring missing: A resident of Manor Care, 113 W. McMurray Road, reported a diamond ring valued at $1,000 was missing from a night stand, township police said. The theft was reported at 11:46 a.m. Monday.


UNION

Theft charge: Andrew Ramirez, 33, of Irwin, was charged Monday with theft and receiving stolen property, Southwest Regional police said. He is accused of taking a diamond ring owned by Jennifer Sigler of Deer Path Lane April 10. Charges will proceed by summons from the office of District Judge James Ellis.


Man charged: Shawn M. Bodzer, 39, of 115 Bunola River Road, Monongahela, was charged Monday with altered, forged or counterfeit documents and plates after a traffic stp April 18 on Mingo Church Road, Southwest Regional police said. The charge will proceed by summons from the office of District Judge James Ellis.


WASHINGTON

Man accused of threats: Jesse Dunfee, 31, of 870 W. Chestnut St., Washington was arraigned Tuesday on a charge of terroristic threats after city police said he threatened his wife with a handgun in their home on July 23.


Fails to return: Washington County sheriff’s deputies said they charged Dale K. Caldwell with escape after he did not return to the county jail April 17 during his six-month work release jail sentence. Caldwell, 50, of 108 W. Wylie Ave., Washington, was set to be released from jail on May 7.


Brief police chase: Brian E. Kelley, 34, of 540 Broad St., Washington, was charged with disorderly conduct after city police said he led them on a brief vehicle chase that ended on Ross Alley about 9:30 a.m. Monday. Police said Kelley also faces several traffic citations after they tried to stop him.


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