Police beat July 26
Simple assault charge: Jason Workman, 27, of 57 Vesta Road, Centerville, was charged with simple assault and terroristic threats after borough police said he punched his girlfriend in the face at his residence about 7 p.m. Thursday.
Assault, harassment alleged: Cody Thomas Nichols, 27, of 734 Thompson Ave., Donora, is charged by borough police with simple assault and harassment, accused of grabbing his live-in girlfriend and knocking her to the floor about 10:15 a.m. Wednesday at their residence, court records state. He is in Washington County jail on $5,000 bond set by District Judge Mark Wilson.
Fight at personal care home: State police said they charged Sara Jane Voytovich, 24, of Elco, with harassment following a fight with a 17-year-old at Flo’s Personal Care Home, Elco, July 22. Police did not say what prompted the fight or if anyone was injured.
Assault charge: Richard R. Saniga, 40, of 212 ½ Station St., McDonald, was charged with simple assault and harassment after borough police said he grabbed and struck his girlfriend at his home July 16.
Two-vehicle accident: One driver complained of arm pain following a two-vehicle accident on East McMurray Road at Inverness Drive at 4:27 p.m. Thursday, township police said. Driver Michael Bandi, no age given, of 144 Hunting Ridge Road, Canonsburg, was traveling east on East McMurray Road when he stopped and a vehicle driven by Devon Danielle Sullivan, 23, of 625 Waterdam Road, McMurray, was unable to stop before striking the rear of Bandi’s vehicle, police said. Sullivan was not injured. There was no record of medical transport for Bandi.
Theft from vehicle: Two gift cards valued at $500 and loose change were removed from an unlocked vehicle parked in the 600 block of Circle Drive, township police said. The theft occurred between 8:30 p.m. Wednesday and 6:30 a.m. Thursday.
Criminal mischief: Four tires, each valued at $141.82, were slashed or damaged on a sport-utility vehicle parked in the 300 block of Abbey Brook Lane, police said. The damage was reported at 3:04 p.m. Thursday.
Two injured: Two women in a restaurant parking lot at 4120 Washington Road were injured at 6:34 p.m. Thursday when a vehicle driven by Ronald D. Sten, 68, of 400 Clubview Drive, McMurray, backed out of a parking stall and struck them, police said. When police arrived, officers found Kathy Grove, 61, of Garden St., Connellsville, and Lillian Helfler, 84, of 124 Mt. Blaine Drive, McMurray, lying in the parking lot. Helfler complained of left arm and hip pain, and Grove complained of left arm and shoulder pain, police said. Both were taken to Washington Hospital for treatment. The police report did not indicate that any charges were filed.
False report charges: Deonnia Levers, 30, and Joshua Levers, 31, both of Bentleyville, were charged Friday with false reports after they falsely claimed that Deonnia Levers was stabbed in Marianna on June 19, state police said. Police said the stabbing did not occur. The incident remains under investigation.
PFA violation: Richard Liberatore, 44, of an unspecified location, was charged with violating a protect from abuse order Friday after state police discovered Liberatore in a vehicle with Anna Chiovitti, 42, of an unspecified location, state police said. Chiovitti was released, while Liberatore was arraigned by District Judge Curtis Thompson. Liberatore remains in the Washington County jail on a $5,000 bond.
Harassment: Steve Miller, 42, of an unspecified location, was charged with harassment after he repeatedly sent text messages to a woman on Wednesday, state police said.