Police beat July 25
Theft, trespass charges: Joseph A. Dixon, 37, of 111 E. College St., Canonsburg, is facing charges filed by Canonsburg police stemming from two separate incidents. He is accused of entering Hogfather’s, 113 Cavasina Drive, on July 12 and stealing $200 and a delivery van. The van was later found in Virginia. Dixon, a former cook at the business, is charged with criminal trespass, theft, theft of a vehicle, unauthorized use and burglary. He also is charged with possession of drug paraphernalia after police said they found drug-related items while responding with the fire department to a fire at Dixon’s home June 8. The charges have been filed at the office of District Judge David Mark.
Donation money stolen: Virginia Helmick, 49, of 541 Euclid Ave., Canonsburg, was charged this week with theft after she allegedly stole $100 from a donation jar for Washington Area Humane Society at Sarris Candies, 511 Adams Ave. Canonsburg police filed the charge at the office of District Judge David Mark.
Heroin, paraphernalia charges: Jennifer Tustin, 36, of 123 S. Jefferson Ave., Canonsburg, was charged by Canonsburg police with possession of paraphernalia and heroin stemming from a June 17 traffic stop on Euclid Avenue. Tustin, who was in Washington County jail on a probation violation, was arraigned Wednesday before District Judge David Mark who set bond at $25,000.
Drug charges: Crystal M. Yocolano, 34, of Monessen, was charged by Charleroi Regional police with possession and possession with intent to deliver crack and possession of paraphernalia stemming from a traffic stop early Thursday in the 900 block of McKean Avenue, Charleroi. Police said they spotted paraphernalia in her purse and that suspected crack was later found in her underwear. She was arraigned before District Judge David Mark and placed in Washington County jail on $25,000 bond.
One injured: Nicole Hauck, 23, of 148 Sandy Brae Drive, North Strabane, was slightly injured Wednesday morning when her vehicle and a vehicle driven by Michael R. Hill, 68, of 246 Teepee Road, McMurray, collided at Route 519 and South Central Avenue, North Strabane police said. She told police she would seek treatment on her own.
Assault charge: Roxie Lynn Yost, 27, of 1540 Robinson Highway, Robinson, was arrested early Thursday by McDonald police on charges of simple assault, disorderly conduct and harassment. She is accused of assaulting her boyfriend, Jerry Truex, after he turned down the air conditioner. She allegedly threw items at him, punched and slapped him and dumped beer on him. She was arraigned before District Judge David Mark and placed in Washington County jail on $5,000 bond.
Burglary: A 74-year-old man reported to state police his garage on Wherry Road was burglarized overnight Tuesday. Thirty pounds of copper wire and two trail cameras were stolen. Anyone with information is asked to call state police in the Washington barracks.
False deposits: South Strabane police are investigating the deposit of 13 checks written on a closed PNC account at two Northwest Savings bank branches, including the one in South Strabane. Police have surveillance video of a suspect. The incident was reported Wednesday.
Theft arrest: Billie Jo Polaski, 52, of 101 Seventh St., Monongahela, was charged by South Strabane police with retail theft after she allegedly stole items valued at $688.46 from Target, Strabane Square, Wednesday. The charge will be sent by summons from the office of District Judge Jay Weller.
DUI charge: Denise R. Lewis, 37, of 55 Carlton Drive, Eighty Four, was charged Thursday by South Strabane police with driving under the influence of alcohol after police said she crashed into a parked vehicle July 10 in the lot at Texas Roadhouse, Strabane Square. Police said she refused to submit to a blood-alcohol test. The charge will be sent by summons from the office of District Judge Jay Weller.
Retail theft charge: Kristin L. Demis, 21, of 310 Annuity Drive, South Franklin Township, was charged Thursday by South Strabane police with retail theft, driving under suspension and not having her vehicle registered following a July 15 incident at Wal-Mart, Trinity Point. The charges will be sent by summons from the office of District Judge Jay Weller.