: Police beat Aug. 1

  • July 31, 2014


Hit with pellets: Bret Wishner, 51, of 608 W. College St., told Canonsburg police he was shot at with pellets while mowing his lawn about 5:40 p.m. Wednesday. Wishner saw three boys standing near the corner of College and Grace Avenue. Two of the boys ran. Police talked to the grandmother of one of the boys, who told police he does not have a pellet gun. A street sign also was hit. Police are continuing their investigation.

Club cited: The French Club, 527 Duquesne Ave., Canonsburg, was cited Monday by the state police Bureau of Liquor Control Enforcement for allegedly allowing gambling or bookmaking on the premises.


Man arraigned: Grayson Tye Daniels, 28, of 1025 S. Sunset Beach Road, Claysville, was arraigned Wednesday before District Judge David Mark on two separate drug cases. Police said he was found with suspected heroin during a compliance check last month. He is accused of selling heroin to a confidential informant in Canton May 29. Daniels, who is in Washington County jail on a probation detainer, was arraigned on drug-related charges before District Judge David Mark. Bond on the new charges was set at $50,000.

Resisting, DUI charges: Jack William Golick, 42, of 1054 Allison Ave., Washington, was charged Tuesday by state police with driving under the influence of alcohol, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct and depositing waste on the road, in addition to traffic violations, stemming from a July 13 traffic stop that started on Griffith Avenue in Canton. Police said Golick refused to get out of his vehicle and refused to submit to a blood-alcohol test. Charges will be sent by summons from the office of District Judge David Mark.


Man assaulted: Staci Lynn Dury, 46, of 1009 Fifth Ave., Monongahela, was arrested late Wednesday by Carroll police after she allegedly pointed a handgun at Bradley Michael Lee when she went to his home at 7 Rabe Ave., Carroll, to retrieve her son’s motorcycle. She also allegedly threatened to “blow (his) head off.” Dury was arraigned before District Judge Robert Redlinger on charges of reckless endangerment, terroristic threats, simple assault and carrying a firearm without a license. She was released on $20,000 unsecured bond.


Two injured: Two people were injured, one seriously, in a three-vehicle crash on Route 18 (Henderson Avenue) near Rangos Lane about 4 p.m. Wednesday. Chartiers police said Megan Moury, 27, of 464 Old Hickory Ridge Road, Chartiers, stopped in the northbound lane to make a left turn into a driveway. Steven Aggers, 30, of 16 Home St., Burgettstown, told police he was distracted and struck the rear of her vehicle with his pickup truck. Moury’s vehicle was forced into the southbound lane, where it collided head-on with a vehicle driven by Alexis Anselene, 22, of Fairmont, W.Va. Moury and Anseline were taken to UPMC-Presbyterian hospital. Moury was flown from the scene. Assisting police were firefighters from Chartiers and Canton townships.

DUI, endangerment charges: Edward J. Fitzgerald, 31, of 599 E. Maiden St., Washington, was charged Tuesday with DUI, endangering the welfare of children and traffic violations stemming from a June 14 traffic stop on Interstate 79 northbound near the Meadow Lands exit. Police said Fitzgerald, whose blood-alcohol content was reportedly more than 1 1/2 times the 0.08 percent limit presumed for intoxication, had three children in the vehicle, ranging in age from 14 to 16. The charges will be sent by summons from the office of District Judge David Mark.


Assault, harassment charges: Kenneth Allen Finney, 35, of 695 Allison Ave., Washington, was charged Thursday by North Franklin police with simple assault, harassment and public drunkenness. Finney is accused of throwing his girlfriend, Marielle Wheeler, from a couch to the floor and punching her during a July 24 confrontation at her apartment at The Woodlands on Hancock Street. The charges will be sent by summons from the office of District Judge Robert Redlinger.


Truck hits house: South Strabane police said a 2001 Dodge pickup truck owned by Matt Porto, 35 Lee Ave., drifted down his driveway and struck a house at 36 Lee, damaging the bricks.


Theft, endangering charge: James Howard, 25, of 570 Maryland Ave., Washington, was charged Thursday by Washington police with theft and endangering the welfare of children. He is accused of stealing a 50-inch flat-screen television from McDonald’s, 999 Jefferson Ave., July 16. Police said he reportedly took the TV off the wall and set it next to his daughter. He then allegedly put her in his vehicle and returned with her stroller, which he used to remove the TV from the restaurant. The charges will be sent by summons from the office of District Judge Robert Redlinger.

Assault charges: Ira Ted Gibson III, 28, of Washington, was charged Thursday by Washington police with aggravated assault, simple assault and reckless endangerment for allegedly choking and assaulting Gabriella Barron at a home on Buttonwood Avenue July 16. Barron had a broken nose and a broken bone under her eyes, police said. The charges will be sent by summons from the office of District Judge Robert Redlinger.

Two charged: Christopher Richards, 29, and Heather Earlywine, 47, both of 660 Addison St., were charged with disorderly conduct and harassment after Washington police were called to their home twice early Thursday for domestic disputes. After those incidents, police were again called to the residence, where Earlywine said Richards pushed her daughter. He was again cited for harassment.

Burglary reported: The home of Victor Vacario at 33 Ridge Ave. was burglarized about 3:25 p.m. Thursday, city police said. A witness saw a man enter the home through a bedroom window. When he exited, the man chased him but lost him in a wooded area between Locust Street and Ridge. Police searched the area but did not find anything. A witness told police a woman was seen parked across the street in a dark blue Ford Taurus. She honked the horn and drove away when police arrived. Several items of jewelry were reported missing.

Trimmer stolen: A gas-powered weed trimmer was reported stolen Thursday from the porch of John Williams, 200 Lincoln Terrace, city police said. The theft occurred in the past week.

Bicycles stolen: Mick Clark of 122 Jollick Manor told police two bicycles were stolen Thursday from behind his home. One bike was a 20-inch, red-and-pink BMX style, and the other was a 26-inch girl’s mountain bike.

Home vandalized: Jessica McLaughlin of 855 Ewing St. told city police she returned to her home at 8:15 p.m. Thursday to find all the windows broken and several items inside broken.


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