: Police beat May 14

May 13, 2014


Theft, loitering charges: Justin Schake, 28, of 205 Grace Ave., Canonsburg, was charged Monday by Canonsburg police with theft from a vehicle and loitering or prowling at night after he allegedly stole an Apple iPod and GPS from the vehicle of neighbor Gayle Williams April 21. The charges will be sent by summons from the office of District Judge David Mark.


Money stolen: Robert N. Lilley Jr., 43, of 2112 Pleasant Grove Road, Claysville, was charged Monday by state police with theft after he allegedly stole $160 between April 1 and 14 while working at Tarr’s Supply Yard, 1478 Jefferson Ave., Canton. The charge will be sent by summons from the office of District Judge David Mark.


Drug arrest: Misty Shider, 35, of 928 Pike Run Drive, Coal Center, is charged by township police with drug possession with intent to deliver, drug possession and possession of drug paraphernalia, court records state. She is accused of having 38 stamp bags of heroin while being treated in Monongahela Valley Hospital’s emergency room about 3 a.m. Jan. 5, the affidavit indicates. She is free on $10,000 bond after being arrested on a warrant Monday and arraigned before District Judge Mark Wilson.


Access device fraud: Kristen Signorelli of 2 Orchard St., Muse, reported at 12:30 p.m. Monday, her debit card was used without authorization for five transactions, township police said. The card was used at an Aldi grocery store and Walmart in North Versailles and Monroeville, police said. The transaction total was about $800.


Man jailed: Lawrence A. Eddy, 28, of 109 Second St., Waynesburg, is charged by borough police with criminal mischief, accused of causing $7,500 in damage to an apartment at 13 Arch St., Vestaburg, about 7:15 p.m. Jan. 10, court records state. He is in Washington County jail on $25,000 bond after being arrested on a warrant Monday and arraigned by District Judge Larry Hopkins.


DUI, drug charges: Stephanie M. Levato, 30, of 210 Fieldbrook Drive, North Strabane Township, was charged Monday by state police with driving under the influence of a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance and paraphernalia and traffic violations stemming from an April 17 incident. State police saw her weaving in her lane of travel on Interstate 70 and then Interstate 79 before stopping her near Meadow Lands exit, Chartiers. Police said tests showed she was under the influence of cocaine and also had a Suboxone strip that was not prescribed to her. Charges will be sent by summons from the office of District Judge David Mark.


Catastrophe, endangerment charges: Candy Jay Williams, 54, of 191 Frederick Terrace, East Bethlehem, was arrested by township police on one count of causing a catastrophe and eight counts of reckless endangerment after she allegedly turned on the gas in her stove in an apparent suicide attempt Saturday night. Police smelled a strong odor of gas when they arrived. Police said her actions placed her neighbors and their children in jeopardy. She was taken to Monongahela Valley Hospital for a mental health evaluation. When she was released, she was arraigned on the charges before District Judge Larry Hopkins. Williams was released from Washington County jail after posting $25,000 bond. A preliminary hearing is set for May 22 before District Judge Joshua Kanalis.


Club cited: The operators of American Legion Post 902, 124 W. Pike St., Houston, were cited by the state police Bureau of Liquor Control Enforcement with possessing or operating gambling devices or permitting gambling, poolselling or bookmaking stemming from a Feb. 11 incident. Charges were filed Friday.


License stolen: Christian Habberstad of 307 Dickson St., Midway, told McDonald police Monday his license plate was stolen from his vehicle last month. He also said a milkshake and eggs were thrown on the vehicle over the weekend.


Items stolen: John Stiltenpole of 151 Baltimore Ave. told North Franklin police May 3 that $40 in change, prescription medication, cigarettes and tobacco were stolen from his home.

DUI, resisting charges: Margaret Ann Fauver, 40, of 1 Boyle Lane, Washington, was charged by North Franklin police with driving under the influence of alcohol, resisting arrest, driving under suspension and disorderly conduct stemming from a May 4 incident. Police were called to the drive-through window at Taco Bell, West Chestnut Street, for a report of a woman passed out at the wheel of her car. Fauver refused to get out of her car and had to be forcibly removed, police said. Her blood-alcohol content was more than double the 0.08 limit presumed for intoxication. Charges will be sent by summons from the office of District Judge Robert Redlinger.

Assault charge: Felicia N. Newman, 29, of 691 Cleveland Road, will be charged by North Franklin police with simple assault for allegedly punching her husband, David Newman, 33, in the face during a May 2 confrontation at their home. The charge will be sent by summons from the office of District Judge Robert Redlinger.


Faces charges: Kevin A. Staley, 48, of 7 Staley Lane, North Strabane, faces charges stemming from a crash involving alleged road rage in front of 155 Brehm Road about 7:35 p.m. Monday. North Strabane police received a report that the other driver, Paul Tershel, 59, of Linnwood Drive, North Strabane, was unconscious. Staley, who police said was exhibiting signs of intoxication, was taken into custody and transported to Canonsburg Hospital for a blood test. Police are continuing their investigation.

Truck, equipment stolen: Timothy Stang of T-4 Trees of Washington told North Strabane police his white, 1997 Ford F-450, pickup truck, low boy trailer and 2013 Kubota skid loader with tracks and bucket were stolen over the weekend from the lot at B & L Paving, 1183 Thomas-Eighty Four Road. Stang told police he had been working at the property and left his equipment parked over the weekend. The skid loader was valued at $56,000.

Copper stolen: An employee of HB Rentals, 257 Johnston Road, told North Strabane police Monday he discovered copper wire was stolen after finding holes in the fence


Tools stolen: State police said tools and equipment were reported Monday stolen from trucks owned by TCB Pipeline of Mt. Morris while parked at 185 Bethel Church Road, South Franklin. Anyone with information is asked to call police at 724-223-5200.



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