Police beat June 5
Copper theft arrest: Wesley W. Rasel, 21, of 60 Prigg Road, Canton Township, was arrested Tuesday by McDonald police on charges of theft, receiving stolen property, reckless endangerment and criminal trespass. He is accused of stealing 200 feet of copper wire from a gas processing unit at 918 Washington Pike, independence, on May 22. He was arraigned before District Judge Robert Redlinger and released on his own recognizance.
One injured: Kimberly Huber, 47, of 1326 Lucia Drive, Canonsburg, was slightly injured Tuesday morning when her vehicle was hit from behind by a vehicle driven by Ashley Wissinger, 18, of 2073 Breezewood Drive, Canonsburg, in the 500 block of West McMurray Road, North Strabane police said. Huber told police she stopped for a vehicle in front of her that stopped abruptly to make a left turn.
Copper, brass stolen: Clyde Timmons, of 1785 Bedillion Road, South Franklin, told state police Sunday that buckets of scrap copper and brass as well as horse tack were stolen from his property.
Clothing stolen: Crystal Montano, 31, of 619 Best Ave., Canton Township, faces a charge of retail theft for allegedly putting clothing valued at $109 in a large purse while at Gabriel’s, Northgate Plaza, and leaving the store, South Strabane police said. She was placed in Washington County jail on a probation detainer. The charge will be sent by summons from the office of District Judge Jay Weller.
Retail theft charge: Thelma Louise Turner, 52, of 550 Maple Terrace, Washington, will be charged by South Strabane police with retail theft after she allegedly stole items valued at $136 from Walmart, Trinity Point. The charge will be sent by summons from the office of District Judge Jay Weller.
Motorcycle crash: William Sager, 65, of Washington Avenue, Union Township, refused treatment after he had to lay down his motorcycle at about 8 p.m. Tuesday to avoid colliding with a car at a one-lane bridge while driving on Rankintown Road, Southwest Regional poilce said.
Possession of a weapon: Vanessa N. McDermott, 20, of 261 Locust Ave., Washington, was charged with possession of a prohibited offensive weapon after witnesses reported that McDermott was holding a stun gun during a domestic incident, city police said. Officers said they located the stun gun in her home. The charge will be sent by summons from the office of District Judge Robert Redlinger.
Burglary reported: Danny L. Mitchell reported a purse, wallet, identification, banks cards and jewelry were stolen Wednesday from her home on East Katherine Avenue, city police said. Mitchell said she left the front door open.