: Police beat July 30

July 29, 2014


Bicycle stolen: Heather Hawley, of 115 Belmont Ave., told Canonsburg police Monday her daughter’s white and purple Huffy bicycle was stolen while they were on vacation.


Theft charge: Kenneth J. Haskey Jr., 27, of 95 Michael Ave., Canton, was charged Monday by state police with theft after he allegedly stole $150 from the purse of Mary Booth of Canton as she gave him a ride on Henderson Avenue in Canton July 20. The charge will be sent by summons from the office of District Judge David Mark.

Unsworn falsification charge: Kenneth W. Patterson, 52, of Jefferson, will be charged by state police with unsworn falsification after he reportedly gave false information May 3 on an application to purchase a handgun at Reeves Sporting Goods, 1943 W. Chestnut St., Canton.

Drug charges: Grayson T. Daniels, 28, of Claysville, will be charged by state police with possession of heroin and drug paraphernalia after he was found with a brick of suspected heroin, $142 and drug paraphernalia during a June 25 compliance check at a Canton business. The charges will be sent by summons from the office of District Judge David Mark.


Disorderly charge: Antonio K. Gardner, 32, of 43 Woodside Drive, Cecil, was arrested Sunday by Cecil police after they received several complaints about noise and loud music. When police arrived, there was a large sound system inside a tent with music playing. Police said Gardner was intoxicated and belligerent. He was arraigned before District Judge David Mark on a charge of disorderly conduct and released on his own recognizance.

House damaged: Jan Scott discovered a round hole in the siding of her residence at 1069 Wind Dance Drive, McDonald, at 9:02 a.m. Monday, township police said. The hole did not appear to have penetrated the interior of the house, police said.

Warrant arrest: Police stopped William McCabe Jr., no age given, of 200 Center Ave., McDonald, for an expired inspection at 1:26 p.m. Monday, and discovered he was wanted on a bench warrant from Washington County, township police said. He was taken to jail.


Theft case: Dylan J. Patch, 21, of 855 Meldon Ave., Donora, is charged by borough police with theft and receiving stolen property, accused of stealing a television and computer from his father, Joseph, of the same address, while the father was on vacation from July 3 to 10, court records state. Dylan Patch is in Washington County jail on $5,000 bond set Monday by District Judge Mark Wilson.

Woman jailed: Brittany A. Taylor, 23, of 785 E. Main St., Monongahela, is charged by borough police with aggravated assault, simple assault, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct and public drunkenness, court records state. Police accuse her of kicking Officer Robert Martin after he pulled over a vehicle in which she was a passenger about 3:10 a.m. Tuesday in the 200 block of Meldon Avenue. She is in Washington County jail on $5,000 bond set by District Judge Mark Wilson.


Vehicle damaged: James Dhayer Jr., of 2324 Sandy Plains Road, East Bethlehem, told state police Sunday vandals damaged his vehicle and then fled on Wilson Street.


Burglary reported: State police said the property of Cain Contracting, 362 Kennedy Road, Fallowfield, was entered without permission between 4 and 4:30 a.m. Monday. State police did not indicate if anything was stolen.

One injured: David L. Bittinger, 54, of Charleroi, was injured about noon Saturday when his vehicle went off Grange Road near Beveridge Drive, Fallowfield, rolled over and came to rest against a tree, state police said, He was flown to UPMC-Presbyterian hospital for treatment. Bittinger will be charged with driving too fast for conditions.


Vehicle stolen: Employees of Sunland Construction told McDonald police Monday a red Polaris Ranger utility task vehicle was stolen from a gas well site at 129 Timber Road, Independence.


Burglary, trespass charges: Randy Mort Jr., 34, no known address, will be charged by state police with burglary and criminal trespass stemming from a July 6 incident. Tristan Pinkney told police he was in his home on Oak Street, Marianna, when he saw something move and noticed his brother-in-law, Mort, in his dining room wearing yellow dishwashing gloves. When he yelled, Mort fled. The charges will be filed at the office of District Judge Curtis Thompson.


DUI charge: Alycia M. Mitchell, 30, of 163 S. Wade Ave., Washington, will be charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and driving under suspension, DUI-related, after South Strabane police said her vehicle almost struck a township police car early Tuesday. One officer was standing in the Pep Boys lot outside a cruiser talking with another officer seated inside when he saw a vehicle going south on Murtland Avenue and skid into the intersection. Mitchell then drove over the raised median, crossed the northbound lanes, and into the AAA lot. The vehicle then appeared to come straight at the officers before stopping. Police said her blood-alcohol content was more than double the 0.08 limit presumed for intoxication. Charges will be sent by summons from the office of District Judge Jay Weller.


One injured: Lori Meier, 43, of South Park, was injured Sunday afternoon in a two-vehicle crash on Route 88 near Boyka Drive, Union. State police said a vehicle driven by Shane Duda, 24, of Monongahela, was traveling south behind Meier’s car. When she stopped, he struck the rear of her car. She was taken to Jefferson Memorial Hospital for treatment. He will be cited for careless driving.


Theft report: Heather Fisher told city police her purse containing $500 and credit cards was stolen between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. Monday while she worked at Psychiatric Care Systems, 640 Jefferson Ave., police said.



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