Police beat July 22
Shingles stolen: Donald Wright of Houston told Canonsburg police Saturday that nine bundles of shingles were stolen from outside a house at 21 E. Pitt St. Wright told police he was hired to replace the roof and had the shingles stored in the yard next to the house.
Items stolen: Edward Moses of 428 Duquesne Ave. told Canonsburg police Saturday that six drum microphones and a sound-mixing board were stolen from his home. He found the items were sold at a Washington pawn shop.
Van recovered: A Chevrolet van reported stolen last week from Hogfather’s, 113 Cavasina Drive, was found Saturday in Dublin, Va., Canonsburg police said.
Habitual offender charge: Mark Aloia, 47, of Washington, was charged Monday by state police as being a habitual offender and driving under suspension after police said he was found driving May 20 on Route 844 in Canton. The charges will be sent by summons from the office of District Judge David Mark.
Trucker charged: Korey A. Green, 27, of Chicago, Ill., was charged last week by Cecil police with criminal mischief and leaving the scene of an accident. He is accused of striking a gate and landscaping with his tractor-trailer as he turned around at Lakeview Christian Church, 1 Lakeview Place, July 2. The charges will be sent by summons from the office of Senior District Judge Jay Dutton.
Driver charged: Ronald N. Heirendt, 46, of 608 E. Grove Ave., McDonald, was charged last week by Mt. Pleasant police with driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol and possession of drug paraphernalia stemming from a July 12 traffic stop at Johns Street and Noblestown Road. He also was charged with driving without headlights. The charges will be sent by summons from the office of Senior District Judge Jay Dutton.
DUI, disorderly charges: Gary William Barbour, 32, of 217 Southview Road, McDonald, was charged last week by Mt. Pleasant police with a driving under the influence of alcohol, disorderly conduct, obstruction of law and a stop sign violation stemming from a July 16 traffic stop on Fort Cherry Road. Police said he went through a stop sign. He also allegedly refused to put down his cellphone when told to do so twice by police during the stop. Charges will be sent by summons from the office of Senior District Judge Jay Dutton.
Hindering, mischief charges: Lechiqua T. King, 20, of 86 S. Wade Ave., Washington, was charged last week by North Strabane police with hindering apprehension, criminal mischief and disorderly conduct in connection with a June 21 incident at Super 8 Motel, 8 Curry Ave. Police said she would not give them the correct name of the man who was with her. They had been called for a domestic dispute. When they arrived, officers said they found the room had been damaged.
Burglary: An all-terrain vehicle was stolen from a site occupied by Allegheny Outdoor Power Equipment, 600 Venetia Road, before 12:50 p.m. Sunday, and was later found wrecked against an apple tree west of the property near the railroad tracks, township police said. An employee noticed two doors were open on a storage compartment in a trailer, and the lock was cut on the gate, police said. There is no estimate of damages.
Man charged: Dillon L. Britt, 21, of 350 Barnickle St., Meadow Lands, was charged with disorderly conduct and harassment following an incident involving an estranged girlfriend at 8:50 p.m. Sunday, township police said. His former girlfriend, an employee of Dairy Queen, 3351 Washington Road, called police when Britt entered the store, ordered a milkshake, then allegedly began to yell profanities at her, police said. She left the store by a rear door, and as she was standing at the back of the business, Britt allegedly drove past and threw the milkshake at her. The charges will be mailed by summons.
Assault charge: Brandon Lee Staymates, 21, of 126 Schenley Drive, was charged with simple assault and reckless endangerment following an incident at 2:33 p.m. Saturday, township police said. Staymates was being driven home from work when he struck the driver, Steven Stark of Avalon, twice in the head with a closed fist, police said. Staymates also allegedly attempted to bite Stark and tried to grab the steering wheel. Stark stopped in front of 1021 Old Washington Road, was able to get Staymates out of the vehicle, locked the car and called police. Stark complained of dizziness and was taken to St. Clair Hospital for treatment. The hospital does not release patient information.
Retail theft: Thomas J. Pektas, 29, of 273 Park Ave., Natrona Heights, was charged with retail theft after stealing a $55 digital indoor antenna from Miller’s Ace Hardware, 4275 Washington Road, township police said. The theft was reported at 1:24 p.m. Friday. Pektas pleaded guilty to five previous retail theft charges, police said. He was arraigned before District Judge Joshua Kanalis and placed in Washington County jail on $10,000 bond.
iPad stolen: An iPad left in a vehicle with the windows down while the owner entered a business between 5:45 and 6 p.m. July 15 was missing when the owner returned, township police said. The vehicle was parked outside a business on Main Street in Sturgeon. The iPad is valued at $500, police said.
Three charged: Harold T. Turowski, 31, no known address, Rita Ann Turowski, 35, of Carrollton, Ohio, and Chester Paul Turner, 33, of Zanesville, Ohio, were arrested Sunday by South Strabane police in connection with the theft of items from Wal-Mart, Trinity Point. The Turowskis are accused of stealing items from the store July 12, 16 and Sunday. Turner is accused of returning the July 12 stolen items to the store in exchange for a gift card and then trying to return the items stolen Sunday. The Turowskis are charged with three counts of retail theft and conspiracy. Turner is charged with two counts of theft by deception and conspiracy. All three were arraigned before District Judge Gary Havelka. Rita Turowski was released on $5,000 unsecured bond. The two men were placed in Washington County jail on $3,000 bonds.
Theft charges: Julie Lynn Maynard, 29, of 211 Crawford St., Houston, was charged last week by South Strabane police with retail theft and theft by deception after allegedly stealing items from Wal-Mart, Trinity Point, on July 4 and returning them for a gift card. The charges will be sent by summons from the office of District Judge Jay Weller.
Golf balls stolen: An employee of Tower Golf, Berry Road, told South Strabane police Sunday that four dozen golf balls were stolen from a locked box.
House burglarized: John Startare of 3 Beagle Club Road told South Strabane police Sunday that girls shoes valued at $300, costume jewelry and $70 in change were stolen during a burglary of his home. Startare told police that another $20 was stolen from his vehicle.
Hit-and-run: Sheri L. Williams, 50, of West Wylie Avenue, Canton Township, will be charged by South Strabane police with leaving the scene of an accident after she reportedly struck a parked vehicle in the lot of Strabane Square last week. The charge will be sent by summons from the office of District Judge Jay Weller.
Change stolen: Jay Devenney of 106 Strabane Drive told South Strabane police Saturday that change was stolen from four vehicles parked in his driveway.
Marijuana, paraphernalia charges: Randy Wasnik, 41, of 342 Weavertown Road, Canonsburg, was charged Monday by Washington police with possession of marijuana and paraphernalia stemming from a June 25 traffic stop on Summerlea Avenue. Charges will be sent by summons from the office of District Judge Robert Redlinger.
Trespass, disorderly charges: Rodney Long-Kelley, 21, of 213 Valley View Terrace, Canonsburg, was charged Monday by Washington police with defiant trespass, disorderly conduct and public drunkenness after he allegedly created a disturbane June 19 at 177 Jollick Manor. Charges will be sent by summons from the office of District Judge Robert Redlinger.
Paraphernalia charge: Beatrice Blackburn, 28, of 351 Locust Ave., Washington, was charged Monday by Washington police with possession of drug paraphernalia. Police say she was found with empty stamp bags that were believed to have held heroin and a pipe after she created a disturbance June 11 at a home in the 300 block of Tyler Avenue. The charge will be sent by summons from the office of District Judge Robert Redlinger.
Purse stolen: Azura Comedy of 255 Shirls Ave. told Washington police Friday that her purse containing debit and credit cards and her checkbook was stolen from her vehicle.
Theft charge: Eric Isbell, 54, of 240 N. College St., Washington, will be charged with retail theft after he allegedly stole items from Shop ’n Save, West Beau Street, Friday. He was placed in Washington County jail on a probation detainer and will be sent a no-trespass notice by store management.
Weed trimmers stolen: Roger Russell of 680 Allison Ave., Washington, told Washington police Friday that three weed trimmers and a gasoline can were stolen in a break-in of his shed.
iPad stolen: Judith Patterson of 112 Jollick Manor told Washington police Saturday that her iPad and charger valued at $400 were stolen from her home.
Two assaults alleged: Kevin Hodgens, 50, of 25 W. Chestnut St., Washington, faces two counts of harassment for allegedly assaulting Renee Cunko, 49, of Washington, on Saturday and Sunday. She was treated both days at Washington Hospital. Charges will be sent by summons from the office of District Judge Robert Redlinger.
Machine damaged: A machine at Isiminger’s Splish Splash Car Wash was damaged Saturday when a thief tried to break in to steal money. The owner told police the damage was estimated at $2,500 to $3,000.
Teens face charges: Two Washington boys, one 15 and the other 16, will be charged by Washington police with possession of marijuana and paraphernalia after officers noticed a suspicous vehicle Saturday in the 900 block of Jefferson Avenue.
Wallet stolen: Joe McMullen of 524 Buena Vista St., Washington, told Washington police Saturday that a woman who agreed to take him to a store stole his wallet containing $425 when she drove away while he was inside the building.
Car stolen, found: Gaspar Tummendez of 235 W. Chestnut St. told Washington police Sunday that his 2000 Plymouth was stolen from outside his home. It was found a short time later under the Jeffferson Avenue viaduct.
Purse stolen: Miriam Becker of Washington told Washington police Sunday that her purse containing credit cards, a checkbook and $240 was stolen from her car while it was parked outside her work at Comprehensive Occupational Health, 181 W. Beau St.
Mower stolen: James King of 1021 Arch St. told Washington police Sunday that his all-wheel-drive lawnmower was stolen from outside his home.
Assault charge: Joshua Scott Schenk, 32, of 118 Whitehall Road, West Pike Run, was arrested early Sunday by state police on charges of simple assault and harassment. He is accused of pushing Marie Teresa Johns down on a bed and choking her. He was arraigned before District Judge Gary Havelka and placed in Washington County jail on $5,000 bond.
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