: Police beat July 19

July 18, 2014


Package stolen: Patrick Stewart of 435 Chartiers Ave. told Canonsburg police Thursday a package to be picked up by United Parcel Service was stolen from his front porch. The package contained a cordless drill, battery charger, batteries and case. The stolen items are valued at $599, police said.


Corruption charge: Eric Semko, 20, of 349 Market St., Donora, was arrested by Donora police Thursday after he allegedly smoked marijuana in his home in front of his 16-year-old girlfriend. He was arraigned before District Judge Gary Havelka on charges of corruption of minors and possession of paraphernalia. Semko was placed in Washington County jail on $5,000 bond.

Woman assaulted: Mark Taylor, 55, of 1260 McKean Ave., Donora, was arrested Thursday by Donora police on charges of simple assault, harassment, public drunkenness and disorderly conduct. He is accused of pushing Brenda Johnson to the pavement during a confrontation that occurred as they walked in the 800 block of Cypress Way. Police said both were intoxicated. Johnson was taken to Monongahela Valley Hospital for treatment. Taylor was arraigned before District Judge Gary Havelka and placed in Washington County jail on $10,000 bond.


Harassment charge: Albert M. Horner, 58, of Houston, will be charged by state police with harassment for allegedly punching Jennifer Lynn Horner, 34, also of Houston, during an argument Thursday at 9 Patsch St., Houston. The charge will be sent by summons from the office of District Judge David Mark.


Assault arrest: Mark James Lexie, 48, of 514 Fourth Ave., New Eagle, was arrested Thursday by Monongahela police in connection with an alleged July 3 assault of his girlfriend. Renee Allen told police that Lexie hit her in the head at her Fourth Avenue home. When she continued to have medical problems, she asked him to take her to Monongahela Valley Hospital. On the way, she said he became angry when she told him she planned to tell doctors what happened. She told police that he then threatened to kill her. Allen said she was able to flee from the vehicle after Lexie hit another car. Lexie was arraigned before District Judge Gary Havelka on charges of simple assault and terroristic threats. He was placed in Washington County jail on $20,000 bond.


Counterfeit money: A counterfeit $10 bill was passed Thursday at Tim’s Car Wash, 405 Old Pike St., North Strabane police said.


Wallet stolen: Christopher Hetrick of Garson Road, Union, told state police Thursday that his wallet was stolen from his work truck while it was parked near his home.


Building entered: Washington police arrived at Prime Plastics, 100 Detroit Ave., early Thursday to find a white man with dark hair and wearing a blue shirt tending to a small fire outside the building. When he saw police, he ran into nearby woods. Police said copper wire was being burned. Police also found a backpack with tools and a lighter near the fire. The said bolts were removed from the door.

Window damaged: Michael Farrar of 400 Maple Ave. told Washington police Thursday that a window in his work truck was damaged by a pellet gun.

Glass door broken: Washington police said a glass door at the office of Dr. Jennifer Hess, 382 W. Chestnut St., was broken Thursday. The damage was discovered by another tenant in the building.



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