: Police beat June 10

June 9, 2014


Mower stolen: Barb Marek of Bentleyville told state police Friday her self-propelled mower, weed trimmer and blower were stolen from her property.


Woman assaulted: Adele Kinkela of Burgettstown told McDonald police early Saturday she was assaulted by another woman at a Burgettstown bar. The other woman reportedly approached Kinkela from the rear, grabbed her hair and lifted her off her stool. The woman also allegedly shoved Kinkela earlier. Charges are pending against her alleged assailant.


Warrant arrest: Benjamin Jenkins, 23, of McKees Rocks, was arrested Friday night on warrants obtained by California police on charges of retail theft for allegedly stealing items from Kwik Fill and Dollar General. He also was wanted for an Allegheny County probation violation. He was placed in Washington County jail.

Bad checks: Abraham Ghubbar, 56, of Daisytown, will be charged by California police with two counts of bad checks after he allegedly sent checks in the amount of $31,386.56, for which there were insufficient funds, to a Fort Lauderdale, Fla., company in a business transaction. The charges will be sent by summons from the office of District Judge Joshua Kanalis.


Drug charges: Dale Anthony Weaver, 43, of 414 Crest Ave., Charleroi, was arrested Friday by Charleroi Regional police on charges of possession and possession with intent to deliver heroin and possession of paraphernalia. Police were called to Weaver’s house by another resident who wanted him removed because he reportedly was acting strangely. Police said they found him with the suspected drug. He was arraigned before District Judge Ethan Ward and placed in Washington County jail on $50,000 bond.


Mischief reported: David R. Gillon of 57 Rodgers Lane, Fallowfield, told state police early Sunday that 10 paintballs were shot at his home.


Underage drinking charges: Trevor L. Savage, 19, Spencer T. Guidish, 19, Ryan M. Honeygosky, 20, and Andrew R. Scherbick, 19, all of Library, will be charged by McDonald police with underage drinking stemming from a traffic stop Friday on West Lincoln Street. Guidish was stopped for speeding. Police said they found beer in the vehicle. The four were on their way to the Tim McGraw concert, police said. Guidish also will be charged with speeding, a seat belt violation and minor prohibited from operating a vehicle with alcohol in his system. Charges will be sent by summons from the office of Senior District Judge Jay Dutton.

Tobacco violations: A McDonald business, an employee and a 17-year-old Midway boy will be charged by McDonald police in connection with the illegal sale of tobacco. The boy reportedly bought a can of smokeless tobacco Friday at McDonald Smoke Shop, 100 S. McDonald St., from employee Yukesh Gurung, 34, of Pittsburgh. The clerk told police he did not check identification as required after the boy told him he was almost 19. The charges will be sent by summons from the office of Senior District Judge Jay Dutton.


Two injured: Two people were injured when a car went off the driveway to Lindenwood Golf Course and hit a tree. Jean Bunner, 20, of 109 Springbrooke Drive, Venetia, told North Strabane police that her cellphone slid off the center console. When she reached for it, her car went off the drive and hit a tree. Bunner and a passenger, Lindsay Needham, 21, of Bethel Park, were taken to St. Clair Hospital for treatment.


DUI arrest: A Bridgeville man was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and drug offenses following a traffic stop at 1:33 a.m. Sunday, township police said. Police said Joshua A. Vankirk’s vehicle was found halfway on the road at 801 E. McMurray Road. When the officer, still in the patrol car, approached Vankirk’s vehicle, it reportedly moved backward, then forward. When it stopped, the officer said he found Vankirk, 25, of Union Street, displaying signs of intoxication. Police said Vankirk was found with a packet of suspected marijuana in his pocket, and rolling papers and a glass smoking pipe were found in the vehicle. His blood-alcohol content was 0.163 percent, police said. The state presumes intoxication at 0.08 percent. Vankirk will be charged with DUI, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.


Wrong-way driver: Michael Edward Hoover Jr. of 3225 Central Drive, Finleyville, was charged Monday by McDonald police with DUI, going the wrong way, speeding and failing to stop stemming from an incident Friday night on Route 22 at the Bavington exit, Robinson. Police said Hoover was clocked speeding, and when police attempted to stop him, he went through a stop sign toward the toll booths on the Southern Beltway. He then allegedly made a right turn and was headed in the wrong direction on the ramp. Police said they found moonshine in the vehicle. Charges will be sent by summons from the office of Senior District Judge Jay Dutton.

Speeding, paraphernalia charges: Danny Ray Irvin Jr., 22, of Weirton, W.Va., will be charged by McDonald police with possession of marijuana and paraphernalia and speeding stemming from a traffic stop Sunday night on Route 22, Robinson. Police said they stopped him for going 82 mph in a 55 mph zone, then found the suspected drug and paraphernalia. The charges will be sent by summons from the office of Senior District Judge Jay Dutton.


Theft reported: Raeleen Thompson of 395 Wilbert Ave. told South Strabane police a digital picture frame and digital camera were stolen while she was having a garage sale Saturday.


Motorcycle stolen: Bryan Allen Spiegel of 6263 Brownsville Road Extension, Union, told state police Sunday night his blue 2005 Suzuki motorcycle was stolen from his driveway.



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