: Police beat July 11

July 10, 2014


Retaliation charge: Bruce K. Farea, 58, of Fredericktown, was charged by California police with retaliation against victims and stalking stemming from an incident Tuesday. Farea is accused of making threatening comments to a California School District administrator at the Wal-Mart in West Brownsville. He then allegedly followed the administrator to a Centerville store. Farea is awaiting a preliminary hearing on charges filed by borough police for allegedly harassing the administrator on a social media website. Charges will be sent by summons from the office of District Judge Joshua Kanalis.

Burglary charge: Joshua Gardner, 21, of Perryopolis, was charged with two counts of burglary and five counts of receiving stolen property after California police said he broke into a home at 953 Cross St. and stole about $5,000 worth of tools and construction equipment. Police said he sold the items on five different occasions to an area pawn shop. He was arraigned Thursday before District Judge Joshua Kanalis by video and is in Westmoreland County jail following his arrest on unreleated charges Wednesday night.


Condenser stolen: State police said an air-conditioning compressor unit was stolen Wednesday from property at 852 Henderson Ave., Canton, owned by McCarrell-Potts Partnership.


Radiators stolen: Three men reportedly entered a home on Route 481 in Fallowfield owned by Carl DeiCas of Monessen and stole three traditional column radiators Monday.


Structure fire: Robert H. Hallam III, of Washington, reported that a machine shed caught fire at 169 Linnwood Drive Monday, state police said. West MiddleTown Volunteer Fire Department responded. The cause is undetermined. Roughly $10,000 worth of damage was reported.


Vehicle fire: Michelle M. Fages, of Burgettstown, reported that her 1998 Chevrolet S-10 caught fire Wednesday at 28 Ridge Road, state police said. The fire caused $2,000 worth of damage and remains under investigation.


Two charged: McDonald police charged two people with disorderly conduct after they reportedly were found with suspected marijuana. Rourke Dylan Stubna, 18, of Coraopolis, was charged following a traffic stop early Thursday on East Lincoln Avenue. Rick T. Zimmerman, 20, of Butler, was charged after a traffic stop Wednesday, also on East Lincoln.


Assault charge: Jeffrey John Martinez, 43, who has no known address, was arrested Wednesday by Monongahela police and charged with simple assault and disorderly conduct for allegedly throwing Roni Bravoy to the ground and beating her outside her New Eagle home. He was arraigned before District Judge Curtis Thompson and placed in Washington County jail on $20,000 bond.


Property stolen: Property was reported stolen this week from Nomac Drilling, 1200 East National Pike, North Bethlehem, state police said.


Driver faces charges: Taylor Kuntz, 20, of 212 Winnings Way, North Strabane, will be cited with careless driving stemming from a crash Monday afternoon on Route 19 near Fulton Road. Kuntz told North Strabane police that she was driving too fast, passing vehicles in the left lane, when another vehicle tried to change lanes in front of her. She veered to the right, crossed the right lane to avoid the other vehicle and went off the road into a wooded area. She was flown to Allegheny General Hospital for treatment.

Motorcycle rider injured: William Glenn, 44, of Indiana, was injured Wednesday night when he crashed his motorcycle on Route 519. North Strabane police said he was riding north when he went around a curve and across railroad tracks. He told police the throttle stuck open, causing him to lose control. Glenn was taken to Allegheny General Hospital for treatment. Police said he was not wearing a helmet.


Burglary: John H. Harida, 47, of Munntown Road, reported that someone entered his garage and stole welder leads between Wednesday and Thursday, state police said.


Money stolen: A locked cabinet in Paramount Senior Living, 240 Cedar Hill Drive, was entered and a resident’s $100 in cash stolen before 7:23 p.m. Wednesday, township police said.


Items stolen: State police said items were reported stolen Sunday from a pickup truck owned by Columbia Gas Co. while the vehicle was parked on Sumney Road, Somerset.

Welding leads stolen: Bruce E. McGowan of Somerset told state police Tuesday that a dairy farm toolshed off Vanceville Road was entered and welding leads were stolen. Anyone with information is asked to call state police at 724-223-5200.


Disorderly, resisting charges: China Henderson, 25, of 1141 Maple Terrace, Washington, was arrested early Thursday by Washington police after she allegedly created a disturbance, fought with people in the area of 1370 Allison Ave. and refused to listen to officers. She had been told late Wednesday by Washington police to leave the area and not return. Henderson was arraigned before District Judge Curtis Thompson on charges of disorderly conduct, resisting arrest and public drunkenness. She was placed in Washington County jail on $5,000 bond.



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