: Police beat June 21

June 20, 2014


Receiving stolen property charge: Jerred L. Stepp, 30, of Fredericktown, was charged with receiving stolen property Thursday night after California police said he sold stolen property to the California Fast Cash pawn shop at 235 Wood St. Police did not say what Stepp sold to the shop or how it came into his possession.

Domestic dispute: Thomas E. Wingard Jr., 29, was charged with disorderly conduct following a domestic dispute about 11 p.m. Wednesday at his home at 28 Olympic Circle in California, borough police said.


Construction tools stolen: Tools from a home construction site in the 900 block of Weirich Avenue in Canton Township were stolen early Thursday, state police said. Police did not elaborate on what tools were stolen or their value.


Plant break-in: Township police were called Thursday morning to the Teodori Sewage Plant at 100 Quarry Road, Canonsburg, for a report of a break-in. Locks were broken off two doors, but nothing was stolen. Police said access to the property most likely was gained through a hole in the fence or over a steep hillside, because the gate was still locked. Police said the incident happened between 4 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday morning.


Burglary charges: Charleroi Regional police said they charged Tiffany Courtley, 33, of 1005 Lower Crest Ave., Charleroi, with burglary, theft and receiving stolen property following a break-in May 26 in the borough. Police said Courtley stole a laptop computer and more than $100 from the house at 703 11th St. Courtley was arraigned Thursday night by District Judge James Ellis and taken to Washington County jail on $100,000 cash bond.

Drug charges: Ambrea A. Taylor, 19, of Pittsburgh, was charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver, drug possession and possession of drug paraphernalia about 2:45 p.m. Thursday while at 1217 Lower Crest Ave., Charleroi Regional police said. District Judge James Ellis arraigned Taylor and set her bond at $50,000.


Car break-in: Chartiers Township police said a sport utility vehicle parked in the 400 block of Pershing Avenue was entered early Thursday and a wallet was stolen from inside.


Endangerment charge: An Eighty Four woman is being charged with endangering the welfare of a child after allegedly leaving her son unattended in a vehicle in the parking lot of Giant Eagle, 4007 Washington Road. Township police received a report Monday afternoon that Julianne Mineo, 45, of 116 Butternut Court, left her 8-year-old in a vehicle with the windows partially down. An employee of GetGo noticed the child in the vehicle, which was not running, at 12:35 p.m. The employee, who also is an EMT, said the child’s face was flushed and he was overheated. Other employees removed him from the vehicle. They told police he was visably shaken and sweating. Police said around the same time, Mineo returned to the vehicle. When the investigating officer relayed the information to Children and Youth Services and the district attorney’s office, both agreed Mineo should be charged with endangerment.


Gun stolen: A .38-caliber handgun was stolen Tuesday afternoon from inside a vehicle parked at Trinity Point in South Strabane, township police said.


False medical calls alleged: Washington police said they charged Glenn Wyno, 60, no address, with disorderly conduct after he allegedly called emergency responders multiple times June 8 and provided false medical information.

Trespassing charge: Rodney Long-Kelley, 21, of 213 Valley View Terrace, Canonsburg, was charged with trespassing after Washington police said he was seen at Jollick Manor about 8:30 p.m. Thursday. Long-Kelley was arraigned by District Judge James Ellis and taken to Washington County jail on $5,000 bond.



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