: Police beat May 29

  • May 28, 2014


Boy faces charges: A 15-year-old Canonsburg boy will be charged by Canonsburg police in a juvenile allegation with three counts of simple assault and one count of criminal mischief after he allegedly assaulted his grandmother, mother and 17-year-old brother during a confrontation at their Giffin Avenue home Wednesday morning. The boy was taken to Southwood for treatment.


Ingots stolen: Chartiers police said a five-gallon bucket of lead ingots marked Lyman was stolen from behind Satellite Connection, 600 Pike St., Meadow Lands, late Friday or early Saturday.


Vandalism reported: Robert Sabot of 35 Millbeck Drive told North Franklin police Tuesday two tires were slashed on his car and the liner of his swimming pool was cut. A newer model burnt orange car with a woman in her 20s behind the wheel was seen parked near his home Tuesday morning.

Unauthorized use charge: Tiffany Noel Ryan, 38, of 1913 Golf Course Drive, South Strabane Township, was charged Wednesday by North Franklin police with unauthorized use of a vehicle. Shane Pavich, 3065 Wilson St., told police May 24 that she had taken his 2012 Nissan Altima without permission. The car was found at the Jessop Place park-and-ride, Canton. The charge will be sent by summons from the office of District Judge Robert Redlinger.

Theft charge: William Berdine, 35, of 455 Ewing St., Washington, was charged Wednesday by North Franklin police with retail theft after he allegedly stole cable shears from Sears, Washington Crown Center. The charge will be sent by summons from the office of District Judge Robert Redlinger.


Two hurt: Cynthia Dick, 49, of 217 Hemlock Lane, Canonsburg, and Suzanne Loveland, 55, of 564 Nemacolin Road, Carmichaels, were injured when their vehicles collided Tuesday morning at Morganza and McClelland roads, North Strabane police said. Both women were taken to Canonsburg Hospital for treatment.


Cellphone stolen: A man, whose name was not released, told police his cellphone was stolen while he was a patron at El Campesino, 4175 Washington Road, McMurray, township police said of the incident reported at 10:34 p.m. Tuesday.


Burglar arraigned: Brandon Joseph Howard, 23, of 19 Strabane St., Washington, was arraigned Wednesday on charges of burglary, criminal trespass, theft and receiving stolen property. State police obtained a warrant for his arrest from District Judge Curtis Thompson after Howard reportedly was seen May 19 leaving the home of Clara Kern, 396 Lively Road, Somerset, carrying a chain saw. The saw was sold at a Washington pawn shop, police said. He was arraigned before District Judge David Mark and placed in Washington County jail on $10,000 bond.

Welding wire stolen: Beverly Obringer of 519 Vanceville Road, Somerset, told state police Tuesday the occupant of a four-door car entered her carport, cut lead wires and stole 200 feet of welding wire. Anyone with information is asked to call state police at 724-223-5200.


Two face charges: Amy Jane Faris, 52, of 150 Hart Ave., Washington, and Jesse J. Walls, 25, of 11 Rawson Drive, Washington, will be charged by South Strabane police with retail theft for allegedly stealing items from Walmart, Trinity Point, Monday and Tuesday. Walls reportedly returned the items stolen Monday for a gift card. The charges will be sent by summons from the office of District Judge Jay Weller.


DUI charge: Daniel Ballinger, 57, of Pittsburgh, will be charged Wednesday with driving under the influence of alcohol and traffic violations stemming from a May 17 crash on West Finley Road, West Finley. State police said his pickup truck went off the road, hit an embankment and rolled over. The charges will be sent by summons from the office of District Judge Ethan Ward.


Items stolen: George Sadler of 57 McCarrell Road reported 10 CDs, $10 in change, a fishing rod and reel and prescription medication missing from his truck Tuesday, according to city police. The name of a possible suspect was provided to police.

Vehicle stolen: A 2010 gray Toyota was reported stolen from TRIPIL, 69 E. Beau St., Tuesday, city police said. The name of a possible suspect was provided to police.


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