Police beat July 23
Assault charge: Lawrence Papini III, 19, of 217 Fourth St., California, was arrested Monday by California police after he allegedly punched his father, Lawrence Papini Jr., in the face during a confrontation at their home. The son was arraigned before District Judge Gary Havelka on charges of simple assault, harassment and disorderly conduct. He was placed in Washington County jail on $5,000 bond.
Warrant arrest: Chester Kuczykowski, 32, of Clarksville, was taken into custody Monday by California police during a traffic stop on bench warrants from Westmoreland County for failure to appear on drug-related arrests. He was placed in Washington County jail on the warrants.
Truck burns: Canonsburg police and firefighters were called about 3:30 a.m. Tuesday when a pickup truck owned by Jeffrey Ray Hall of 434 Chartiers Ave. was destroyed by fire. A state police fire marshal is being asked to investigate.
Theft charge: Michael Rozanz, 29, of East McNutt Street, Houston, will be charged with theft after he allegedly stole 110 feed rails from Pennsew, 250 W. Wylie Ave., Canton, in May, state police said Tuesday. He allegedly sold the rails for scrap. The loss to the company was $7,700, police said.
Jailed on warrant: Megan Styles, 31, last known to reside on Fallowfield Avenue in Charleroi, is charged by Charleroi Regional police with four counts of theft and three counts each of receiving stolen property and possession of drug paraphernalia, court records state. Police accuse her of stealing a leaf blower from Tony Glover May 31 and a lawn mower and $50 from Anthony Love June 20. She is in Washington County jail on $225,000 bond set Friday by District Judge Larry Hopkins.
Vehicles painted: Jeff M. Nolan and Dolores V. Sprowls, both of Avella Road, Independence, told state police Monday that vandals sprayed paint on their vehicles.
Taken into custody: Jay Randall Stevens, 36, of 313 Coal St., McDonald, was taken into custody Monday by McDonald police after he allegedly failed a urine test during a compliance check by Washington County adult probation. Stevens was placed in Washington County jail.
Man jailed: Roy Fondren, 50, of 111 Scott Ave., Washington, is charged by city police with theft, accused of failing to pay for $1,625 in merchandise he agreed June 1 to purchase on a payment plan at a consignment shop owned by Tammy Sprinkle at 437 W. Main St., court records state. He is in Washington County jail on $5,000 bond set Monday by District Judge Mark Wilson.
Criminal mischief: Four large, painted rocks were taken from a yard in the 100 block of Irishtown Road and placed in the road, township police said. The mischief was discovered at 2:43 a.m. Tuesday. At 6:58 a.m., police found six mailboxes damaged on Irishtown Road Extension.
Vehicles damaged: McDonald police said Janet Cerezo of 199 Brook St., Robinson, reported Thursday two vehicles parked at her home were scratched and had their tires flattened.