Police beat July 8
Gun stolen: Lisa Campbell of 315 Hawthorne St. told Canonsburg police Saturday that a handgun was stolen from her purse. She also reported the windshields on her two vehicles were damaged by rocks.
Bicyclist injured: Stanley Sadowski, 55, of Third Street, Lawrence, was injured Friday morning when his bicycle was struck by a car driven by Margaret Spinnenweber, 817 Hillcrest Ave., Canonsburg, at the intersection of West Pike Street and Bluff Avenue, Canonsburg police said. Sadowski was taken to Canonsburg Hospital for treatment.
Purse stolen: Lauren Faure of Cecil Township told Canonsburg police Thursday that her purse containing $250 and identification was stolen from the Cricket store at 23 N. Central Ave.
PFA violation alleged: Steven Grados, 50, of 107 Beechwood Drive, Carroll, was arrested Wednesday by Carroll police for allegedly violating a protection-from-abuse order by contacting his estranged wife via text message. He was arraigned before District Judge Joshua Kanalis and placed in Washington County jail on $10,000 bond.
Assault, disorderly conduct: Ronald Yancec Jr., 42, of 200 Main St., Bentleyville, was arrested Friday by Carroll police on charges of aggravated assault and disorderly conduct after he allegedly punched a nurse in the face, neck and chest as she was treating him in the emergency room of Monongahela Valley Hospital. He was arraigned before District Judge Joshua Kanalis and placed in Washington County jail on $20,000 bond.
Assault, threats charges: Brian H. Harding, 45, of 279 Community St., Vestaburg, was arrested Saturday by Centerville police after he allegedly pulled a knife and threatened Matthew Vojacek outside Vojacek’s home at 110 Armour St. Harding was arraigned before District Judge Joshua Kanalis on charges of aggravated assault, terroristic threats, reckless endangerment, disorderly conduct, simple assault and defiant trespass. He was placed in Washington County jail on $50,000 bond.
Theft arrest: John A. Loulis, 23, of 453 Fifth St., Donora, is charged by borough police with theft, making terroristic threats and harassment, court records state. Police accuse him of failing to give Theodore Shuman $140 in cash earnings about 7:30 p.m. June 22, and later threatening over the phone to harm Shuman when questioned him about the money. Loulis is free on $5,000 bond set Thursday by District Judge Mark Wilson.
Officer assaulted: Nashay B. Tenney, 24, of Youngstown, Ohio, was arrested early Friday by Hanover police after she allegedly hit a township police officer in the parking lot of First Niagara Pavilion. Police said they were talking with her sister, Jostia Tenney, who allegedly was involved in another confrontation. Nashay Tenney allegedly refused to listen to orders by police to return to her vehicle, then hit the officer in the face. She was arraigned before District Judge Joshua Kanalis on charges of aggravated assault, public drunkenness, harassment and disorderly conduct. She was placed in Washington County jail on $25,000 bond.
Man assaulted: Steven M. Rush, 22, of 12 Covered Bridge Road, Morris, was arrested Saturday night by state police after he allegedly assaulted Jeffrey Scott McClay, striking him in the head with a rusty hammer, during an incident at Rush’s home. Rush was arraigned before District Judge Joshua Kanalis on charges of aggravated assault, reckless endangerment, resisting arrest, simple assault and harassment. He was placed in Washington County jail on $150,000 bond.
Road rage arrest: Louis Caputo, 49, of 112 S. Spring Valley Road, North Strabane, was arrested Friday night by North Strabane police in connection with a road rage incident near the intersection of Thomas and Venetia roads. Caputo told township police that the other driver, later identified as a Venetia man, was tailgating him. Police said Caputo first had his passenger shine a tactical light at the other driver, then fired a shot out of the driver’s side window of his vehicle into a hillside. At a stop sign, Caputo got out and confronted the other driver, police said. Caputo was arraigned before District Judge Joshua Kanalis on charges of reckless endangerment and disorderly conduct. He was placed in Washington County jail on $10,000 bond.
Indecent exposure: Two women walking on Arrowhead Trail near the Quail Run development told township police a man running in the opposite direction wearing very short shorts was exposing himself when he ran past them about 10:30 a.m. Saturday. When the women reached a parking lot, they told police. The man is white, about 30, with brown hair and about 5 feet, 10 inches tall.
Accident: Police received a report of a speeding motorcycle on McMurray Road and a short time later were called to a motorcycle accident in front of 830 Bebout Road, township police said. The motorcyclist, Steven Joseph Backstrom, 26, of 119 Dyers Stone Road, Eighty Four, lost control on a right curve at 11:59 p.m. Friday, crossed the road and struck a brick pillar and a mailbox before striking a second mailbox, police said. Backstrom suffered several cuts and abrasions and possibly a separated shoulder. There was no indication of medical treatment or transport.
Theft charge: Becky Booth, 37, of Morgantown, W.Va., was arrested Saturday morning by state police after she allegedly stole cosmetics and sports drinks from the 84 Truck Stop, Route 519, Somerset. She was arraigned before District Judge Joshua Kanalis on a charge of retail theft and placed in Washington County jail on $5,000 bond.
Burglary: A woman told township police that while she was walking her dog at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, her house in the 6000 block of Belle Terre Court was entered, the living room, kitchen and a bedroom were ransacked, and a DVD player, prescription medication and jewelry were stolen.
Ring stolen: Richard Manson of Fort Myers, Fla., told South Strabane police Saturday that his wedding ring, valued at $1,200, was stolen from his locked locker at Cameron Wellness Center, Wellness Way. Other jewelry and his wallet were left behind.
Drug charge: Jamar A. Comedy, 25, of New Castle, was charged with possession of a controlled substance after Washington police said they found him with crack cocaine and heroin at Jollick Manor about 9:45 p.m. Sunday.