: Police beat June 18

June 17, 2014


Cruelty charge: Linda C. Champ of Seattle, Wash., will be charged by Canonsburg police with cruelty to animals after she allegedly left a small dog in a car for at least 40 minutes. The car was parked Monday in the lot adjacent to Frank Sarris Library in an area with no shade, with the windows slightly down, police said. They said Champ was found eating with friends in the kitchen at the library. The charge will be sent by summons from the office of District Judge David Mark.


Theft, mischief charges: John Robert Speers, 40, of Weirton, W.Va., was arraigned Tuesday before District Judge Ethan Ward on charges of theft, criminal trespass, criminal mischief and conspiracy. State police charged him for his alleged role in the March 11 theft of 16 deep-cell batteries from a Range Resources site on Buck Run Road, Donegal, and the March 14 theft of batteries from a Range site on Raccoon Run Road in Independence. He was placed in Washington County jail on $35,000 bond.


Assault, firearms charges: Jason Michael Dailey, 35, of 16 Hubbard Road, Burgettstown, was arraigned Monday before District Judge Gary Havelka on charges of illegal sale of firearms, aggravated assault, simple assault, terroristic threats, reckless endangerment, disorderly conduct and harassment. Smith police said Loretta Crow told them Dailey returned to their home intoxicated, started yelling at her and threw a chair that almost hit her daughter in the head. He also allegedly spat on the boots of the responding officers and threatened the officers and Crow. He was placed in Washington County jail on $20,000 bond.


Rollover crash: State police said Elizabeth A. Williams, 39, of Claysville, suffered minor injuries when she lost control of her car on S Bridge Road near Knight Lane in South Franklin Township, drove up an embankment and rolled the car onto its roof shortly after midnight Friday.


Threats arrest: William Cecil Harps, 48, of 2112 Pleasant Grove Road, Claysville, was arraigned Tuesday before District Judge Jay Weller on charges of terroristic threats and harassment. South Strabane police said Harps allegedly threatened to kill Cathy Ringer June 11. He also left several messages on her cellphone, police said. Weller set bond for Harps, who is in Washington County jail on a probation detainer, at $5,000.

Ducklings rescued: South Strabane police Officer Seth Kelley and Pennsylvania Game Commission Officer Dan Sitler rescued five ducklings stuck Monday in a storm pipe at Tanger Outlets. The ducklings’ mother flew away. Sitler released the ducklings on a local pond.


Disorderly conduct charge: Charles Cole Jr., 48, of 420 W. Hallam Ave., Washington, was cited for disorderly conduct after city police said he got into a fight with a woman at 595 Jefferson Ave. shortly after 7 p.m. Monday.



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