: Police beat Aug. 8

August 7, 2014


Street lights shot: McDonald police were called early Wednesday for a report of two juveniles using a slingshot to break streetlights on Main Street Extension, Burgettstown.


Phone fraud: Kayla Sickles, 5 Orchard St., Muse, reported at 1:58 p.m. Wednesday she was scammed out of $2,000 after being contacted by a person regarding baby-sitting services she listed on Care.com, township police said. Sickles said she was contacted July 24 and received a check for $2,460 from a bank in Utah with instructions to return several prepaid cards totaling $2,000, police said. Sickles was later notified by the bank that the check she deposited was bad, police said.


Tools stolen: Brian Rozanc, of 647 Longvue Drive, told Chartiers police Tuesday a burglar climbed a ladder to his bedroom window, entered his home and stole power tools.


Burglary reported: Cory T. Wauthier, of 419 Walnut St., Midway, told McDonald police Sunday two cornhole boards were stolen from his basement during a burglary of his home.


House burglarized: Paul Stufflet of Washington told North Franklin police Wednesday tools were stolen when a home he was remodeling at 10 Zelt St. was burglarized. Stufflet said he had been contracted by the owner, Billy Joe Sanders, to do the work. Stolen were a mitre saw, two tool bags with hand tools, two cordless drills, drill bits, dremel tool and trim gun.


Storage shed burglarized: North Strabane police said a concession stand at Canon-McMillan School District practice field on McDowell Lane was burglarized Wednesday. Keys to two tractors were stolen and a fire extinguisher was activated.


Garage burglarized: Richard Young of Lanik Road told state police Wednesday that an extension cord was stolen when his garage was burglarized.


Drug arrest: Kelsey Marie Gori, 20, of McKeesport, was arrested early Thursday by state police after she was found with 185 stamp bags of suspected heroin during a traffic stop at East Wylie and Allison avenues. Police said she also had $312. Gori was arraigned before District Judge Ethan Ward on charges of possession and possession with intent to deliver heroin. She was placed in Washington County jail on $50,000 bond.

Mischief charge: Jessica Gifford, of 532 Braden St., Waynesburg, was charged Thursday by Washington police with criminal mischief after she allegedly did $665 in damage to a pickup truck parked May 14 behind Hungry Jose’s, 227 S. Main St. The charge will be sent by summons from the office of District Judge Robert Redlinger.

Paraphernalia charges: Beatrice Blackburn, 28, of 313 Reed St., Houston, was charged Thursday by Washington police with six counts of possession of drug paraphernalia after she allegedly was found with several pieces of paraphernalia July 14 in the 100 block of North Franklin Street. The charge will be sent by summons from the office of District Judge Robert Redlinger.

Tools stolen: More than $700 worth of tools and lawn equipment were stolen from a shed in the 200 block of Burton Avenue on Aug. 6, Washington police said.



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