Police beat July 3
DUI, mischief charges: Jason Alexander Carpenter, 21, of 25 Midlan Drive, Washington, was charged last week by state police with driving under the influence of alcohol, leaving the scene of a crash, criminal mischief and several traffic violations stemming from a May 19 incident in Amwell and Canton townships. State police were initially called for a report of an erratic driver on Courson Hill Road in Amwell and a mailbox struck by a vehicle. Police also learned of a hit-and-run accident on Scenic Drive in Amwell and a driver doing doughnuts in a yard on McClay Road, Canton. His blood alcohol level was more than 3 1/2 times the 0.08 limit presumed for intoxication. Charges will be sent by summons from the office of District Judge David Mark.
Paraphernalia charge: Adam Greenlief, 33, of California, faces a charge of possession of drug paraphernalia after he was found with contraband in his apartment early Tuesday, California police said. Officers were called to his apartment at 718 Orchard St. for another incident. The charge will be sent by summons from the office of District Judge Joshua Kanalis.
DUI, possession charges: Whitney N. Farmer, 23, of 127 Alexander Ave., Strabane, was charged last week by state police with driving under the influence of alcohol and a controlled substance and possession of a controlled substance after she allegedly crashed her vehicle into a carport in the 400 block of Wayne Street, Canton, May 30. Police said she had a Clonzepam pill. The charges will be sent by summons from the office of District Judge David Mark.
Man jailed: Jacob Kronemer, 40, of 606 Fallowfield Ave., Charleroi, is charged by Charleroi Regional police with risking a catastrophe, tampering with evidence, possession of drug paraphernalia and criminal mischief. Police accuse him of starting a fire in trash by emptying an ashtray out a window at his residence about 6 p.m. Feb. 14 as police arrived there for another matter. The fire caused minor damage, but it filled the building with smoke. He is in Washington County jail on $50,000 bond after being arrested on a warrant Tuesday and arraigned before District Judge Larry Hopkins.
Drug arrest: William Dietz, 20, of 1221 Lookout Ave., Charleroi, is charged by Charleroi Regional police with heroin possession, corruption of minors and possession of drug paraphernalia after 10 stamp bags of the drug were seized from a 15-year-old girl with him in a vehicle parked about 2:30 a.m. Tuesday at 100 First St., court records state. Dietz also is in custody on a parole violation as a convicted sex offender who is not permitted to be with females under age 18, the affidavit indicates. The girl will be charged with drug possession in a juvenile petition, police said. Dietz is in Washington County jail on $50,000 bond set by District Judge Larry Hopkins.
Jailed in theft: William Sezawich, 35, of 833 Lincoln Ave., Charleroi, is charged by Charleroi Regional police with theft, conspiracy and possession of drug paraphernalia after being apprehended about 3:30 a.m. Wednesday for failing to appear in court in the case. The charges stem from an accusation he stole cast-iron radiators May 29 from a residence at 212 Washington Ave. He is in Washington County jail on $100,000 bond set by District Judge Larry Hopkins.
Assault, mischief charges: Sean Dungee, 29, of 416 Third St., Donora, was charged last week by Houston police with criminal mischief, simple assault and harassment. He is accused of assaulting Paige Kiskadden May 6 and damaging items inside her home at 324 1/2 E. Grant St., Houston. Charges will be sent by summons from the office of District Judge David Mark.
Mischief, false ID charges: Dontaey Clites, 23, of 86 S. Wade Ave., Washington, was charged Monday by North Strabane police with criminal mischief, disorderly conduct and false identification stemming from a June 21 incident at Super 8 Motel, 8 Curry Ave. Police were called for a report of a domestic. When they arrived, police found items inside a room destroyed. Clites also identified himself as Thomas Brown. Charges will be sent by summons from the office of District Judge Jay Weller.
Burglary: The office trailer of Federouch Landscape Supply, 202 Buckeye St., was entered and a computer server valued at $1,000 was stolen, township police said. Also, when a receipt box that is normally in a safe was discovered on a desk, the employee opened the safe and discovered $2,000 missing, police said. The burglary was reported at 5:53 a.m. Wednesday.
Cars entered: Two unlocked cars parked on separate streets in Sturgeon were entered before 10 a.m. Tuesday, township police said. Stolen from one car was a Springfield semiautomatic handgun, and from the other car were electronic cigarettes and cartridges, a survival knife and a set of keys, police said.
Two charged: Alexis Davis, 32, and Carlos Daugherty, 28, both of Charleroi, were charged Monday by South Strabane police stemming from thefts in February, March and June at Walmart, Trinity Point. Items totaling more than $360 were stolen and returned for gift cards. Davis is charged with retail theft and conspiracy. Daugherty is charged with theft by deception and conspiracy. Charges will be sent by summons from the office of District Judge Jay Weller.
Charged in crash: Clifford E. Blaire, 55, of Fairmont, W.Va., was charged Monday by state police with driving under the influence of alcohol, having an open container of alcohol and traffic violations stemming from a June 4 crash on Interstate 70 east at the ramp to Interstate 79, South Strabane. Police said he crashed his pickup truck into a guard rail. Blaire, whose blood alcohol level was almost four times the 0.08 limit presumed for intoxication, was taken to UPMC, Presbyterian hospital in Pittsburgh for treatment of his injuries. Charges will be sent by summons from the office of District Judge Jay Weller.
Heroin, paraphernalia charges: Jeremy Lee Wojcucich, 27, of 768 E. High St., Waynesburg, was charged Monday by South Strabane police with possession of heroin and drug paraphernalia stemming from a Dec. 30 traffic stop on Sanitarium Road. Charges will be sent by summons from the office of District Judge Jay Weller.
Public drunkenness: John Camp, 57, of 60 First St., Meadow Lands, was charged by South Strabane police with public drunkenness after he was found staggering in the middle of the southbound lane in the 1000 block of Locust Avenue just before 11 p.m. Tuesday.
Escapes injury: Brienn Knox of Palacios, Texas, was not injured Wednesday morning when her vehicle struck a pane of glass at the George Washington hotel, Main Street. Washington police said she thought her vehicle was in reverse but it was in drive.
Cited for harassment: Heather Earlywine, 39, and Christopher Richards, 29, were both cited for harassment following a fight with each other at their home at 660 Addison St. about 2:45 p.m. Monday, Washington police said.
DUI charge: Danny W. Kemper, 61, of Washington, was arrested Tuesday for driving while under the influence and driving while DUI suspended after he sped away from state police and attempted to walk away once police stopped his vehicle at the intersection of Wylie and Jefferson avenues, state police said.