Police beat Aug. 6
Vehicle hits pole: John M. Camps, 37, of Washington, escaped injury Monday morning when his vehicle went off South Main Street near Courson Hill Road, Amwell, and hit a utility pole. He told state police he fell asleep at the wheel. He will be cited for failing to stay in his lane.
Faces charges: Cesare Howarth, 60, of 1214 First St., Canonsburg, will be charged by Canonsburg police with simple assault and harassment for allegedly grabbing a bartender at the White Eagles Club, 303 Adams Ave., and trying to pull her over the counter until other patrons intervened Monday. Police said he apparently was angry she would not serve him because he was intoxicated. The charges will be filed at the office of District Judge David Mark.
Pole hit: David Duffy, 17, of 263 Meadowview Drive, Canonsburg, escaped injury when his vehicle hit a utility pole in front of 333 W. Pike St., about 7 p.m. Monday. Canonsburg police had to direct traffic in the area for almost two hours while the pole was replaced. He told police he fell asleep at the wheel.
Club cited: The operators of the Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge 22, 20121 W. Chestnut St., Canton, were recently cited by the state police Bureau of Liquor Control Enforcement for sales to nonmembers and allowing gambling devices or paraphernalia on the premises.
Cash stolen: Ryan Duritza of 301 Mary Lane, Canonsburg, reported that $1,800 in cash was removed from his vehicle while it was parked on Davis Lane, township police said. Duritza said he placed the vehicle keys in his sock and in the morning discovered the vehicle was moved and the cash removed. The theft was reported at 10:25 a.m. Monday.
Ladder stolen: Michael Levkulich of 16 Liberty Lane told police a 20-foot ladder was removed from the side of his house. The theft was reported at 5:06 p.m. Monday.
Warrant: Tyrone Wilson, 31, of 13 Second Street, Lawrence, was placed in Washington County jail at 11:30 p.m. Monday on a probation violation warrant, township police said. Police were at the residence on an unrelated matter when they learned there was an outstanding warrant for Wilson.
Theft arrest: Jesse A. Flament, 23, of 116 Coyle Curtain Road, Fallowfield Township, is charged by Charleroi Regional police with theft, receiving stolen property, drug possession and possession of drug paraphernalia, court records state. He is accused of stealing silver coins valued at $3,000 from his mother, Karen Flament of Washington Ave., Charleroi, July 24 and selling them at pawn shops, police said. He also is accused of illegally possessing one and a half doses of Carisoprodol when police arrested him Tuesday on a warrant. He is in Washington County jail on $100,000 bond set by District Judge Larry Hopkins.
Woman assaulted: Jennifer Caramela of Canonsburg told Chartiers police Sunday another woman hit her over the head with a beer bottle while they were at Black & Gold Bar on West Pike Street. Caramela went to Canonsburg Hospital for treatment.
Two injured: North Strabane police said two people were slightly injured in a two-vehicle crash about 4:40 p.m. Monday on Racetrack Road at Meadows Drive. Vehicles driven by Christa Santee, 42, of 244 Greenwood Drive, Canonsburg, and Cheryl Hayden, 58, of 1445 N. Main St., Washington, collided. Hayden and a passenger in Santee’s car, Timothy Mazurick of Glenshaw, refused treatment at the scene.
Burglary: A lawn mower valued at $200 was stolen from a residence in the 100 block of Kuchinic Street, Hackett, before 12:56 p.m. Monday, township police said.
Assault, endangerment charges: Brandon Michael Retos, 31, of 409 N. Wade Ave., Washington, was arraigned Monday before District Judge Robert Redlinger on charges of simple assault, reckless endangerment and terroristic threats after he allegedly threatened a man who was with his former girlfriend. Police said Richard Scranton and Danessa Pacileo were outside a building in the 100 block of North Franklin Street on Friday when Retos reportedly pulled into the lot. Retos allegedly asked Scranton if he wanted to fight and lifted his shirt to show a gun in the waistband of his pants. Police said Pacileo was able to separate the two. Retos was released after posting $1,000 of a $10,000 percentage bond.
Heroin charge: Fabria Scandolart, 31, of 88 E. Maiden St., Washington, was charged Tuesday by Washington police with possession of heroin and paraphernalia stemming from a July 11 traffic stop in the 100 block of East Maiden. The charges will be sent by summons from the office of District Judge Robert Redlinger.
Marijuana possession charge: Ryan M. Umsetter, 28, of 30 Gibson Ave., Washington, was charged Tuesday by Washington police with possession of marijuana and driving with a suspended license stemming from a June 29 traffic stop at the intersection of Murtland and North avenues. The charges will be sent by summons from the office of District Judge Robert Redlinger.
Two charged: Michelle Rambo, 31, of 463 Third St., Washington, and Joseph O’Dowd, 27, of 405 Twin Bridges Road, Charleroi, were charged Tuesday by Washington police with possession of a psychedelic mushroom, marijuana and paraphernalia. Police said they found the items while responding to a medical call at Rambo’s home June 28. Rambo told police the drugs belonged to O’Dowd, while he claimed they belonged to her, police said. Charges will be sent by summons from the office of District Judge Robert Redlinger.
Trespass citations: John Russo, 24, of 301 W. Maiden St., Washington, and Jesse Russell of 475 Allison Ave., Washington, were cited Tuesday for simple trespass after police said they found them on the 7th Ward playground after hours. Russo also was charged with disorderly conduct after police said they found a knife and pipe in his possession. The pair were cited and released.