Police beat May 17
Home burglarized: A home at 873 Amity Ridge Road in Amwell Township was burglarized Thursday afternoon, state police said. Investigators did not say if anything was taken from the home.
Assault charge: Jeffrey Knox, 21, of Verona, was charged with simple assault, harassment and disorderly conduct after California police said he struck a customer and bartender at the Wood Street Grille at 222 Wood St. in the borough May 9.
Counterfeit money: State police said they are searching for two people who allegedly passed counterfeit money to a cashier at a Canton Township convenience store last month. Police said Edward L. Boone, 30, of Houston, and Kristin M. Steffan, 30, of Washington, passed the two fake $20 bills to a clerk at the Exxon convenience store at 1297 W. Chestnut St. April 30.
Buildings burglarized: A business at 149 Ohio St. in Canton Township was burglarized between April 22 and 29 and car parts were stolen from the property, state police said. Police said a nearby home at 737 Wayne St. in the township was burglarized April 22, when cash and jewelry were stolen.
Arrest warrant: Donora police said they arrested Kenneth Ferguson in the 1100 block of McKean Avenue in the borough shortly after midnight Thursday on an outstanding warrant. Police said during the arrest, they found Ferguson, 42, of 1227 Meldon Ave., in possession of a crack pipe and charged him with possession of drug paraphernalia. Court records indicate he had been wanted by borough police on an April 24 charge of drug possession and possession of drug paraphernalia. Ferguson was arraigned early Friday by District Judge Jay Weller and taken to Washington County jail on $3,000 bond.
Two injured: Two people were injured when their vehicles collided on East McMurray Road near Jones Drive at 1:28 p.m. Wednesday, township police said. Steven Jones, 53, of 880 McClelland Road, Finleyville, was traveling west on East McMurray Road when his vehicle struck the rear of a vehicle driven by Carolyn Coss, 32, of 100 Stonegate Drive, McMurray. Jones was taken to UPMC-Mercy hospital, Pittsburgh, complaining of chest and rib pain, police said. Coss refused treatment at the scene and told police her husband would take her to receive treatment for neck and shoulder pain.
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