: Police beat Aug. 2

August 1, 2014


Rape charges: Scott Seaman, 37, of New Salem, will face numerous charges being filed by California police for allegedly having sex with a 13-year-old girl in Long Branch. California police plan to file charges of rape, statutory rape, statutory sexual assault, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, sexual assault and aggravated indecent sexual assault after being notified by Washington County Children and Youth Services of the allegations made by the girl, who was visiting the Long Branch area in May 2013. The alleged incidents occurred almost a year before they were reported, police said.


Cyclist hit: A 13-year-old Canonsburg boy escaped serious injury Wednesday when his bicycle was hit by a vehicle, driven by Richard Lonero, of 12 Parkside Drive, Canonsburg, as he pulled onto Euclid Avenue from a parking lot, Canonsburg police said.


Burglary, assault arrest: Rikki Miller-Rodriguez, 32, of 420 Hill St., Vestaburg, was arrested Thursday night by Centerville police after she allegedly forced her way into the home of Traci Shahan, Fifth Street, Vestaburg, and assaulted her. Police said Miller-Rodriguez forced her way onto the porch yelling at Shahan before slapping her on the left cheek and grabbing her by the waist. She also reportedly threatened to again harm Shahan. Miller-Rodriguez was arraigned before District Judge Robert Redlinger on charges of burglary, simple assault, criminal trespass, terroristic threats, harassment and disorderly conduct. She was placed in Washington County jail on $15,000 bond.


Rifle stolen: Louis Sellman of Coraopolis told Chartiers police a Gerard rifle valued at $1,400 was stolen Sunday from his table at the gun show at the Washington County Fairgrounds and Exposition Center.


Assault, harassment arrest: Robert A. Dowling, 46, of 103 Wayne St., Claysville, was arrested Thursday night by Donegal police for allegedly shoving Dawn Dowling against a kitchen counter during a confrontation at their home. He was arraigned before District Judge Robert Redlinger on charges of simple assault, harassment and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was placed in Washington County jail on $10,000 bond.


Two charged: Eugene Steven Sanders, 58, and Angela Marie Sanders, 52, both of 408 Front St., East Bethlehem, were arrested early Friday by state police after allegedly assaulting each other at their home. He is accused of punching Angela Sanders in the mouth and choking her while she allegedly scratched him. Both were arraigned before District Judge Robert Redlinger on charges of simple assault and harassment and placed in Washington County jail on $10,000 bond.


Burglary attempt: McDonald police were called early Thursday for a report of an intruder trying to enter an apartment complex at 125 S. McDonald St. A resident reported hearing a knock at the window from the fire escape.


Truck stolen, recovered: Austin J. Craft of Iola, Kan., told North Franklin police Sunday his 2009 GMC Sierra pickup truck was stolen from outisde the Ramada Inn, West Chestnut Street. The truck is belived to have been used to drive through the lawn at the motel. It was later found parked outside a nearby business. Police are reviewing surveillance tapes.

Harassment, disorderly charges: Thomas F. Logan, 26, of 45 New York St., Washington, was charged by North Franklin police with disorderly conduct and harassment after he allegedly spat on an employee of Taco Bell, 1394 W. Chestnut St., Sunday. He was apparently angry the food was taking too long, police said. The charges will be sent by summons from the office of District Judge Robert Redlinger.

Truck stolen, found: A 2011 Ford F550 pickup truck stolen last week from NPL Construction, 1582 Park Ave., was found Monday on McAdam Avenue in Washington, North Franklin police said. Three oxygen sensors valued at $200 were stolen from the truck.


Unsworn falsification: Mark Milsovic, 60, of 425 East St., Canonsburg, was charged Thursday by North Strabane police with illegal sale/transfer of firearms and unsworn falsification to authorities for allegedly giving incorrect information on an application to purchase a firearm March 17 at Moody’s Gun Shop, South Central Avenue. Charges will be sent by summons from the office of District Judge Jay Weller.

Hit-and-run crash: State police are looking for information on the driver of a car that caused a four-vehicle crash on Interstate 79 near Canonsburg in North Strabane that injured two people. Rick Shaulis, 47, of Washington, was driving south when his vehicle was sideswiped by a car. That car then struck a vehicle driven by Lorraine C. Folino, 50, of Canonsburg, pushing her vehicle into the back of a vehicle driven by Evan Whirlow, 22, of Washington. Shaulis and his passenger, Diane Shaulis, 49, of Washington, were taken to Canonsburg Hospital for treatment. Police said the hit-and-run car is believed to be a black Chevrolet Camaro with heavy front-end damage. Anyone with information is asked to call 724-223-5200.

One injured: Cyrus Poole, 54, of 271 Linden Road, North Strabane, was injured Thursday night when he was driving south in the 900 block of Linden and veered into the northbound lane. His truck went off the road and across property at 965 Linden, hitting a brick pillar and tree. Poole was taken to Canonsburg Hospital for treatment.


House hit: Raymond M. Warren of Monongahela escaped injury when his vehicle went off Route 136 in Nottingham and hit a house early Thursday. A witness told state police Warren was going west when he went into the eastbound lane, passing another vehicle and tractor before hitting the house. He will be cited for failure to stay in his lane.


Burglary arrest: Joshua Michael Beu, 24, of 464 Eighth St., Donora, was arrested Thursday night on a warrant obtained by Peters police in connection with a July 2013 burglary. Bryan Skehan reported to police July 8, 2013, his home at 105 Sugar Run Road was burglarized. Stolen was $400 in cash from children’s piggy banks along with a loaded 9mm gun magazine. He told police Beu was a former employee who once lived with him. Fingerprints sent to the state police crime laboratory showed Beu as the culprit. Beu was arraigned before District Judge Robert Redlinger on charges of theft and burglary. He was placed in Washington County jail on $15,000 bond.


DUI, drug charges: Drew Douglas Shaulis, 25, of Somerset, was charged Wednesday by state police with possession of marijuana and paraphernalia, driving under the influence of alcohol and marijuana, duty of driver on approach of emergency vehicles and speeding stemming from a May 25 traffic stop. Police clocked Shaulis going 90 mph on Interstate 70 west. Police attempted to stop him but he drove another eight miles before pulling over. Charges will be sent by summons from the office of District Judge Jay Weller.

Two charged: Jeffrey Martin Boehm, 25, of 947 Logan Road, Bethel Park, and Jerry W. Mull, 32, of 285 Lakeview Drive, South Strabane, were charged Monday by South Strabane in connection with the theft and return of items from Walmart, Trinity Point, May 25. Mull is accused of stealing items from the store while Boehm allegedly returned them for a $190 gift card. Mull, who is in Washington County jail on other charges, is charged with retail theft, possession of heroin and paraphernalia. Boehm is charged with receiving stolen property and theft by deception. Charges will be sent by summons from the office of District Judge Jay Weller.

Theft charge: Marcy Lynn Conklin, 37, of 197 Bench Ave., Canton Township, is accused of stealing her grandmother’s bank card from her Beech Street home and withdrawing $271 July 22. South Strabane police charged her with theft Monday. The charge will be sent by summons from the office of District Judge Jay Weller.


DUI crash: John Kosek Jr., 46, of 746 Ewing St., Washington, faces charges including DUI after crashing into a utility pole in the 700 block of West Chesnut Street early Thursday. His passenger told Washington police he also hit a parked car on Ewing. His 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 Robert Redlinger.

iPad stolen: Becky Keck of Greensboro told Washington police Thursday her iPad in a military-style case was stolen while she was working at Washington Arts.

Two charged: Amber Campbell, 20, of 252 Donnan Ave., Washington, and Dustin Phillips, 31, of 69 W. Hallam Ave., Washington, will each be charged by Washington police with disorderly conduct and harassment after a physical confrontation Thursday at 356 Jefferson Ave. The charges will be sent by summons from the office of District Judge Robert Redlinger.

Two assaulted: Washington police were called about 1:15 a.m. Friday to the Washington Hospital emergency room where Jonathan Queck, 25, of Washington, was being treated after he was assaulted by four men outside the Brew House, 250 S. Main St. He told police he was talking with a woman inside the bar. When she left, he went outside to look for her. He was assaulted as he tried to go back into the bar. An acquaintance who came to his aid, William Mele, 25, of Washington, also was assaulted.



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