: Police beat July 15

July 14, 2014


Disorderly conduct citation: Steven G. Williamson II, 24, of 129 Kelso Road, Mt. Pleasant Township, was cited for public drunkenness and disorderly conduct after Canonsburg police said they found him unconscious along Greenside Avenue shortly after 3 a.m. Sunday. Police said he became argumentative and combative when they tried to take him home.

Van, money stolen: A panel van and $200 were stolen late Friday night from HogFather’s BBQ at 113 Cavasina Drive, Canonsburg police said. Police are investigating whether a former employee stole the van and cash from the register.


Single-car crash: Chartiers police said an Ohio man was uninjured following a single-car crash in the township Monday morning. James Craig, 27, of Toronto, Ohio, was driving south in the 700 block of Hickory Ridge Road when he fell asleep, police said, and crashed into a utility pole at 7:41 a.m. Police said the impact sheared the pole in half and brought wires down near the road.


Man jailed: David J. Shark, 35, of 505 McCrea Ave., Donora, is charged by borough police with unauthorized use of a credit card, theft, receiving stolen property and disorderly conduct, court records state. Shark is accused of illegally accepting a public assistance Access card from Lyndsey Cox about 5:45 p.m. Saturday in lieu of her rent payment, the affidavit indicates. He is in Washington County jail on $5,000 bond set by District Judge Curtis Thompson.


One injured: Driver Shari L. Hottel, 39, of 528 Norman Ave., Finleyville, complained of a back injury and was taken to Jefferson Hospital for treatment following a rear-end-type collision at 8:05 a.m. Friday, township police said. Hottel told police she was driving west on Venetia Road, and was stopped for another vehicle making a left turn onto Sugar Run Road. When traffic began to move again, Hottel said she looked at a store parking lot, and when she looked back at traffic, a truck was stopped attempting to make a left turn into 698 Venetia Road, police said, and she could not stop before striking the rear of the truck, police said. The driver of the truck, Andrew D. Swearingen, 26, of 101 Ridge Road, Monongahela, was not injured.

Drug arrest: David James Zollars, 25, of 375 Dark Hollow Road, Waynesburg, was charged with violating the drug act after police found drug paraphernalia and suspected synthetic marijuana in his vehicle at a gas station at 3841 Washington Road, at 12:15 a.m. Saturday, township police said. Zollars was initially found parked on East McMurray Road at the intersection of McClintock Road, and told police he was lost and needed to go to Washington Road, police said. The officer was leading Zollars along East McMurray Road when the officer noticed Zollars’ vehicle was not behind the patrol car. The patrolman waited until Zollars drove past and watched as he turned onto Washington Road and into the gas station, police said. Zollars was seen shaking and said he needed to get to Waynesburg. Police noticed what appeared to be marijuana on the front seat and a search of the vehicle found a syringe and needle that Zollars said wasn’t his, police said.


Arrested under warrant: George F. Kearns Jr., 40, of 13 Nugent St., Washington, is charged by township police with theft and receiving stolen property, court records states. Police accuse Kearns of returning $135 worth of merchandise stolen from Wal-Mart, 30 Trinity Point Drive, about 3:30 p.m. May 17, exchanging the items for a gift card, the affidavit indicates. He is in Washington County jail on $10,000 bond set Saturday by District Judge Curtis Thompson.

Tailgates stolen: Tailgates on two pick-up trucks were stolen while the vehicles were parked at Walters Spur and East Maiden Street between Friday night and Sunday morning, South Strabane police said. The tailgates are worth a total of $600, police said.


Drug arrest: Aujah L. Wade, 22, of 235 S. College St., Washington, is charged by city police with drug possession with intent to deliver, marijuana possession and possession of drug paraphernalia, court records state. Police accuse Wade of having a large bag of marijuana when the vehicle in which she was a passenger was pulled over about 12:10 a.m. Sunday at South College and East Maiden streets. She is free on $25,000 bond set by District Judge Curtis Thompson.

Burglary attempt: A resident of the 300 block of Hart Avenue reported about 12:47 a.m. Saturday that she returned home to discover a man running from her yard. She told city police that a window screen had been cut and an air conditioner had been tampered with.

Woman pushed out of car: Julius Lancelot Smith, 23, of 262 Lincoln Terrace, Washington, was charged by city police with simple assault and harassment after he allegedly pushed a woman out of his car while it was parked in the 100 block of East Maiden Street July 8. Police said the couple’s 10-month-old child was in the back seat during the incident. Charges will be sent by summons from the office of District Judge Robert Redlinger.

Domestic dispute: Frank E. Yankovitch Jr., 44, of 174 Lawrence Ave., Washington, was cited for disorderly conduct following a fight with his wife, Cindy, at their home July 6, city police said.

Harassment citation: Thurman Isbell, 64, of 97 W. Walnut St., Washington, was cited with harassment following an argument with a woman at his apartment July 5, police said.

Disorderly conduct: Washington police said they charged Shaun D. Stants, 34, of 306 Belmont Ave., Chartiers Township, with disorderly conduct after he caused a disturbance and tried to fight other customers at Main Street Brew House at 250 S. Main St. in the early hours of July 5.

Argument leads to citations: Brandon Angelo, 20, of 117 Hall Ave., Washington, was cited for disorderly conduct and harassment after city police said he slapped a woman and pulled her across the room during an argument at his apartment July 8.

Assault charge: China Henderson, 25, of 1141 Maple Terrace, Washington, was charged by city police with simple assault for allegedly punching a woman several times June 23 in the 1300 block of Allison Avenue. The charge will be sent by summons from the office of District Judge Robert Redlinger.



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