: Police beat Aug. 5

August 4, 2014


Mischief, resisting charges: Jason N. Perry, 29, of 194 Ellsworth St., California, was arrested Sunday by California police stemming from an incident in the parking lot of 243 Second St. Police said they heard a crash and found Perry on top of a motorcycle he apparently knocked over, damaging it. He also reportedly resisted police efforts to take him into custody. Perry was arraigned before District Judge Robert Redlinger on charges of criminal mischief, resisting arrest, public drunkenness and possession of marijuana. He was placed in Washington County jail on $10,000 bond.


Harassment charges: Ashley N. Wilson, 30, and Marcy L. Ireland, 57, both of Washington, face charges stemming from a confrontation Sunday at 146 W. Wylie Ave., Canton. State police will charge both with harassment, while Wilson also will be charged with public drunkenness. She was placed in Washington County jail on a parole detainer. The charges will be sent by summons from the office of District Judge David Mark.

Trespass, dumping charges: Terry Lee Kover, 45, of Bentleyville, will be charged by state police with criminal trespass and scattering rubbish after he allegedly dumped garbage into a dumpster last month at 1375 Weirich Ave., Canton. The property was posted “No Trespassing.” Charges will be sent by summons from the office of District Judge David Mark.


Forgery, theft charges: Ashley L. Brooks, 28, of 1217 Crest Ave., Charleroi, was arrested Sunday on a warrant by Charleroi Regional police. She is accused of writing four bad checks from a closed account between late March and early April to Left Overs, 513 Fallowfield Ave. The total loss to the business between the amount of the checks and bank service fees is $460, police said. Brooks was arraigned before District Judge Robert Redlinger on charges of theft, forgery, theft by deception and receiving stolen property. She was placed in Washington County jail on $5,000 bond.


Copper pipe stolen: A real estate agent told McDonald police Thursday a house at 211 Center Ave., McDonald, was broken into, and copper pipes were stolen from the basement. The house is in foreclosure and owned by FannieMae.


Warrant served: Thomas J. Farquhar, 43, of South Fork, is charged by city police with driving under the influence of alcohol, driving with a suspended or revoked license, possession of a small amount of marijuana, illegal possession of six oxycodone doses and possession of drug paraphernalia, court records state. Police said the charges were filed after an employee of Sheetz, 111 E. Main St., found Farquhar asleep in his vehicle in the store lot about 11:30 p.m. July 12. He is free on $5,000 bond after being arrested on a warrant Friday and arraigned before District Judge Mark Wilson.


Accidental shooting: Melissa Ann Weaver, 35, of North Bethlehem, was injured Sunday night when she accidentally shot herself in the big toe while target shooting at 259 Urquhart Road, North Bethlehem. State police said she shot herself with a .22-caliber handgun. She was taken to Washington Hospital for treatment of a minor flesh injury.


Burglary: Gabriela Elaine Crispin, 21, of 605 Cracraft Road, Washington, was charged by North Franklin police with burglary, theft and criminal mischief for allegedly breaking into her ex-boyfriend’s home in the 100 block of Bellvue Avenue about 1:30 a.m. Wednesday. Police said the man reported tools were stolen and a glass front door was shattered.


One injured: Kathy Ann Shemshack, 52, of 103 Armour St., Richeyville, was slightly injured Saturday morning when her vehicle was hit from behind by a pickup truck driven by James Price, 51, of 30 Sundance Lane, Fredericktown. North Strabane police said she slowed for a turkey and her poults crossing Route 519.


Computer stolen: Christopher Edgar of Bethel Park told South Strabane police Sunday a laptop computer was stolen from his wife’s car while it was parked Saturday at Tanger Outlets.

Two injured: Raymond Petric, 49, of Greensburg, and Tyler Day, 19, of Houston, were injured Saturday morning when Petric’s vehicle went off Interstate 70 near the south junction with Interstate 79, South Strabane, and rolled over several times, state police said. Petric faces several citations.


Mailbox damaged: Jesse Raymond Moore of Finleyville-Elrama Road, Union, told Southwest Regional police last week his mailbox was damaged by vandals. He told police this is the second time it has happened in the past two months.


Marijuana charges: Richard Lassic III, 19, of 47 Shannon Ave., Washington, was charged by state police with possession of marijuana and failure to obey a stop sign May 22 at West Chestnut Street and Grove Avenue. A passenger, Jatorrian Ocean Bey, 18, of 226 Hooks Lane, Canonsburg, also was charged with possessing a small amount of marijuana.

Theft: Raymond Asbury told city police he returned home to his residence in the 400 block of Fayette Street about 7 p.m. Sunday and noticed his door was open. He told police $5 and oxycodone pills were missing.

Assault, robbery: Gregg Fino, 33, of Washington, told city police he was assaulted and robbed by four or five men at 5 p.m. Saturday in an empty parking lot in the 10 block of Murtland Avenue. Fino told police he was placing scents in the lot to train a drug dog when the men approached him and started punching and kicking him. He said the men stole his wallet and took off. Fino went to Canonsburg Hospital for treatment.

Theft: Garman Nelson of the 100 block of Church Street told city police an unknown man entered his residence and stole his wallet at 9:30 a.m. Sunday.

Assault, robbery attempt: Ahmad Ledito, 27, of Washington, told state police he was assaulted about 5:30 a.m. Sunday at West Maiden and Oregon streets. Ledito told police he was walking to Walgreens when three men approached him and started punching him. He said one man bit his finger, and they attempted to rob him. He said the men took off in an unknown direction. He was transported to Washington Hospital for treatment.

Vandalism: Cinnamon Jenkins of the 100 block of Hall Avenue told police her back sliding door shattered when it was hit with an unknown object about 10:30 p.m. Saturday.

Assault: Demond Henderson, 34, of Washington, told police he was assaulted and robbed of $50 by a man at a residence in the 600 block of Jefferson Avenue about 5 a.m. Saturday. Police said no injuries were observed, and they could not locate a suspect.



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