Police beat May 6
Theft, receiving charges: Megan Michelle Ravay, 26, of 124 Eleanor St., Langeloth, will be charged by McDonald police with retail theft and receiving stolen property for allegedly stealing an item Friday from Family Dollar, 1402 Main St., Burgettstown. The charge will be sent by summons from the office of District Judge Gary Havelka.
Vehicle damaged: Denise McBurney of 400 Highfield Ave. told Canonsburg police Saturday that her vehicle was damaged by a vandal.
Item stolen: Ronald Butera of 527 Blaine Ave. told Canonsburg police Saturday that his Kindle Fire was stolen from his home.
Warrant arrest: William F. Hewitt, 45, of 316 Morganza Road, Canonsburg, was taken into custody Friday on a warrant obtained by state police after he was stopped by Canonsburg police while reportedly going the wrong way on Peco Street. Hewitt was placed in Washington County jail on the warrant.
DUI arrest: Joseph A. Shuba Jr., 30, of 307 Castle Road, Washington, was arrested Saturday by state police after a traffic stop on Henderson Avenue at Regent Drive, Canton. Police said an initial test showed Shuba’s blood-alcohol content was more than double the 0.08 percent limit presumed for intoxication, but that he refused to submit to a second test. He was arraigned before District Judge Gary Havelka on charges of driving under the influence of alcohol, resisting arrest and several traffic violations. He was placed in Washington County jail on $20,000 bond.
Drug arrest: Quentin Jerome Briggs Jr., 20, of 68 McKinley Road, Charleroi, was arrested Sunday night by Charleroi police on charges of possession and possession with intent to deliver marijuana, possession of paraphernalia and counterfeiting after he was stopped by Charleroi Regional police. Police said he started running on Washington Avenue when he saw police. When he was caught, police said he had more than 400 grams of suspected marijuana and a counterfeit $20 bill. He was arraigned before District Judge Joshua Kanalis and placed in Washington County jail on $25,000 bond.
Theft, conspiracy charges: Jeffrey Brian Little Sr., 38, of 74 Highland Ave., Avella, was arrested Saturday on a warrant obtained by state police on multiple counts of theft, conspiracy, criminal mischief, criminal trespass and trespass by motor vehicle. He and several others are accused of going onto well sites of Range Resources, MarkWest and Cove Run Contracting in Donegal, Independence and Buffalo townships and stealing 80 deep-cycle solar batteries valued at $52,700. He was arraigned before District Judge Gary Havelka and placed in Washington County jail on $50,000 bond.
Theft, receiving charges: Brandon Thomas Michael, 36, of 630 First St., Donora, was arrested Sunday by Monongahela police on a warrant on charges of theft, receiving stolen property and criminal mischief. He is accused of stealing a whole-house air conditioning unit April 12 from property owned by Larry Martello at 117 Main St., New Eagle. He was arraigned before District Judge Gary Havelka and placed in Washington County jail on $2,500 bond.
Drug charges: Nicholas Slavonia, 34, of 277 Davison Drive, Charleroi, was arrested Sunday on a warrant obtained by Charleroi Regional police stemming from a Dec. 4 incident in North Charleroi, when he allegedly was found with suspected heroin. He was arraigned before District Judge Gary Havelka on charges of possession and possession with intent to deliver heroin and possession of paraphernalia. Slavonia was placed in Washington County jail on $25,000 bond.
Electrical cord stolen: North Strabane police said two men were seen on video surveillance stealing four 150-foot sections of copper electrical cord about 2:30 a.m. Saturday from HB Rental, 257 S. Johnson Road.
One injured: Joseph Congie, 18, of 154 N. Haft St., Houston, was slightly injured Saturday when his vehicle struck a vehicle driven by Barbara Cyprowski, 50, of 370 Wilbert Ave., Washington, on Route 19 at DeMar Boulevard, North Strabane police said. Congie was cited for a red light violation.
Criminal mischief: A door to a vacant apartment on Central Avenue in Morgan was kicked in before 8:35 p.m. Wednesday, township police said. There was no damage and nothing appears to be missing.
Burglary: About $40 in cash and keys were stolen from a residence on South Fayette Street between 9:45 p.m. Wednesday and 9 a.m. Thursday, township police said. The resident said he heard a sound at the door but did not get up to check. There were no signs of forced entry.
False information: Louis J. Spadaro, 37, of 640 Allison Hollow Road, Chartiers Township, was charged Friday by South Strabane police with providing false information and making a false statement while filling out an application to purchase a firearm at Ace Sporting Goods, Washington Road, on Oct. 4. The charges will be sent by summons from the office of District Judge Jay Weller.
Bar cited: The operators of Highland Bar and Grill, 1081 E. Maiden St., Washington, were cited by the state police Bureau of Liquor Control Enforcement for allegedly failing to keep records on the premises April 5. The charge was filed last week.
Restaurant cited: The operators of South Side Restaurant, 352 S. Main St., were cited by the state police Bureau of Liquor Control Enforcement for allegedly failing to have employees receive mandated responsible alcohol management training.