Police beat July 18
Forged checks: State police charged Ryan T. Cramer, 28, of 1997 S. Main St., Amwell Township, with forgery, theft and theft by deception after he allegedly stole 11 checks from his father’s business and cashed them for $2,900 between May 5 and June 30. Cramer was arraigned Wednesday by District Judge Jay Weller and taken to Washington County jail on $10,000 bond.
Drug charges: Darrell Diaz, 28, of 316 Hawthorne St., Canonsburg, was charged with possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia after borough police said they found him with suspected heroin, a needle and stamp bags while at Yoney Pavilion about 10 p.m. Wednesday. District Judge Gary Havelka arraigned Diaz. who was placed in Washington County jail on $10,000 bond.
Single-vehicle crash: A Canonsburg woman was not injured Wednesday night when she swerved to miss a deer and her sport utility vehicle crashed in Chartiers Township. Mandy Hitt, 37, was driving on Western Avenue near Ullom Road at 7:45 p.m. when she turned to miss the deer, crashed into a tree and rolled the SUV, Chartiers police said.
Retail theft arrest: Timothy Adams, 31, of 304 Washington St., Bentleyville, faces robbery and other charges after South Strabane police said he stole merchandise from Wal-Mart in Trinity Point, then pushed two employees as he ran from the store Wednesday afternoon. Police said Adams stole a cellphone worth about $100 shortly after 4 p.m. and ran from the store before officers stopped him outside a nearby restaurant. In addition to robbery, police charged Adams with retail theft, harassment and possessing an instrument of crime. He was arraigned by District Judge Jay Weller and placed in Washington County jail on $25,000 cash bond.
Stolen property charge: Zachary W. Eidens, 23, of Washington, was charged with receiving stolen property after he sold a stolen chain saw to an area pawn store July 2, city police said. The charge was sent by summons from the office of District Judge Robert Redlinger. A preliminary hearing has been scheduled for Aug. 14.
Burglary: A lock box containing $750 was reported stolen from Twisted Scizzors, 930 Chartiers St., Wednesday, city police said. The main door to the business was broken.
Disorderly conduct citations: David Yardelebron, 32, and Cameron Dowdy, 25, both of Washington, were cited for trespassing and disorderly conduct Wednesday after they allegedly entered a home in the 100 block of Jollick Manor to avoid city police. The men were cited and released.