Police beat May 1

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BENTLEYVILLE

Marijuana charge: Tyler Cline, 21, of 325 Scott Road, Eighty Four, was charged by Southwest Regional police with possession of marijuana stemming from a traffic stop Saturday on Lincoln Avenue, Bentleyville. The charge will be sent by summons from the office of District Judge Curtis Thompson.


DUI crash: Aaron Murphy, 31, of 163 Daisytown Road, Daisytown, will be charged by Southwest Regional police with driving under the influence stemming from a crash Saturday night on Pittsburgh Road, Bentleyville. The charge will be sent by summons from the office of District Judge Curtis Thompson.


CANONSBURG

Items stolen: Charles Tustin, of 111 First St., told Canonsburg police that a flat-screen television, Dell computer, coffee maker, washer and dryer were stolen from his home. He discovered a door leading to his basement had been forced open.


CHARTIERS

Windows broken: Pasquale Verona, of 140 Fourth St., told Chartiers police Sunday that two windows were broken in his motor home.


ATV painted: Jason Wood of Regent Street told Chartiers police Saturday that vandals sprayed black paint on his white Suzuki all-terrain vehicle and slashed all four tires.


McDONALD

Sewer grates stolen: A resident of Fairmont Avenue told McDonald police Monday that a sewer grate at Fairmont and Center avenues was stolen. When police told a member of the borough street department, the officer learned two others had also been stolen.


NORTH STRABANE

Burglary, theft arrest: Robert D. Van Pool, 46, of 606 Fallowfield Ave., Charleroi, was arraigned last week on charges of burglary and theft filed by North Strabane police. Van Pool is accused of stealing a .22-caliber rifle Jan. 5 from the home of Harry Salisbury and a computer and camera from Salisbury’s camper. The theft was discovered following a fire at Salisbury’s home. Van Pool was arraigned via video from Washington County jail before District Judge Jay Weller who set bond at $5,000. He had been incarcerated on bench warrants.


Reckless endangerment charges: Aaron Wells French, 25, of 1271 Meadowbrook Drive, North Strabane, was charged Monday by North Strabane police with two counts of reckless endangerment and one count of careless driving after he allegedly almost hit two people with his pickup truck on March 30 in the parking garage of The Meadows Casino. He also struck a concrete pillar in the garage, police said. The charges will be sent by summons from the office of District Judge Jay Weller.


PETERS

Tools stolen: A duffel bag filled with tools, valued at $1,200, was stolen from a house under construction in the 200 block of Welborne Drive, township police said. The burglary was reported at 7:58 a.m. Wednesday. The construction site does not have a lock on the door, however, the door was secured from inside, police said.


WASHINGTON

Vehicle stolen: Alan Saudlin of 448 N. Main St., Washington, reported his black Ford F-150 stolen Tuesday, city police said.


Drug, traffic charges: Steven S. Williams, 29, of North Franklin Street, Washington, was charged Wednesday with two counts of possession of a controlled substance, two counts of driving under the influence, driving while operating privileges were suspended, failing to drive on the right side of the road, careless driving and driving without proper lights after state police said they saw his pickup truck weave off the road at Jefferson and Hall avenues and almost strike a cement curb. Police said they attempted to make a traffic stop, but Williams refused to pull over. He eventually pulled into a driveway, and officers said they found pills, a pill bottle, heroin and a syringe. The charges will be sent by summons from the office of District Judge Robert Redlinger.


Drug charges: Richard Lassic III, 19, of 47 Shannon Ave., Washington, was charged Wednesday with possession of a controlled substance and driving without proper lights after he nearly stuck a police cruiser at Allison Avenue and Woodland Avenue, state police said. Officers who stopped Lassic said they smelled a strong odor of marijuana and found a marijuana cigarette in the glove box. The charges will be sent by summons from the office of District Judge Robert Redlinger.


Drug charges: Dejuan O. Windom, 23, of 329 Ontario St., Monessen, was charged with possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia after Children and Youth Services officials said they found suspected cocaine, pills and a glass pipe in a visitation room after Windom met with his children, the Washington County Sheriff’s Department said. The charges were sent by summons from the office of District Judge Robert Redlinger.


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