: Police beat Aug. 9

August 8, 2014


Burglary, receiving charges: Joshua Scott Gardner, 21, of Perryopolis,, was arraigned Friday before District Judge Joshua Kanalis on charges of burglary and receiving stolen property filed by California police. Gardner is accused of twice breaking into a storage apartment at 953 Cross St. Stolen from the apartment were tools and equipment valued at more than $5,000. The items were then reportedlysold at a pawn shop. Gardner was placed in Washington County jail on $6,000 bond.


Vehicles damaged: Ricky Ransil, 121 Van Eman St., told Canonsburg police Thursday the side view mirror was broken on his truck, and a mirror was damaged on another vehicle.


Driver injured: Anita Landy, 61, of Washington, was injured Wednesday afternoon when her vehicle was struck by a vehicle driven by Jon Gareis, 52, of Brookville, Jefferson County, on Interstate 70 west near the Jessop Place exit. State police said Gareis changed lanes, hitting the rear of Landy’s vehicle and knocking it into a guard rail. She was taken to Washington Hospital for treatment. Gareis will be cited with careless driving.


Retail theft arrest: Angela Mae Cone, 22, of Pittsburgh, was arrested Thursday by Carroll police on a charge of retail theft for allegedly stealing items valued at more than $200 from Giant Eagle, 1300 Country Club Road. She was arraigned before District Judge Ethan Ward and released on $25,000 unsecured bond.


Car jack stolen: A 4 1/2-ton car jack was stolen from the front porch of 36 McConnell Road before 2:30 p.m. Thursday, township police said. Chaz Heintz said the car jack, valued at $100, was hidden under a cooking grill.

Burglary reported: A 47-inch television was stolen Thursday from a residence at 1251 McEwen Ave., Canonsburg, township police said. Lisa Barbosky said she returned to the residence to find the rear door smashed and the television missing.


Items stolen: Anthony Kutscher, Crossroads Road, Hopewell, told state police Thursday a thief entered his unlocked vehicle and stole items from the glove box.


Receiving, paraphernalia charges: Kayla M. Navrat, 23, of 35 E. Hallam Ave., Washington, was charged Tuesday by South Strabane police with receiving stolen property and possession of paraphernalia after she allegedly used Starbucks card of her roommate at the store in Trinity Point July 10. She also had drug paraphernalia when found, police said. The charges will be sent by summons from the office of District Judge Jay Weller.

Theft, drug charges: Virginia G. Smith, 32, of 155 Sunset Drive, South Strabane, was charged Tuesday by South Strabane police with retail theft and possession of heroin, marijuana and paraphernalia after she was reportedly caught stealing items from Kohl’s, Strabane Square. The charges will be sent by summons from the office of District Judge Jay Weller.

Vehicle recovered: A vehicle reported stolen in Wellsburg, W.Va., was found Wednesday by South Strabane police at the BP station, Racetrack Road. The owner, Bruce Sturgel of Williamson, W.Va., was contacted.

Public drunkenness: Neil L. Moore, 48, of Harnell, N.Y., was charged by South Strabane police with public drunkenness after he was found lying on North Main Street early Friday. He told police he was trying to get back to his camper at the Washington County Fairgrounds from the Trio Lounge.


DUI arrest: Andre Raymond Bryant, 51, of Jackson, Miss., was arrested Thursday night by Washington police on charges of driving under the influence of alcohol, driving without a license and parking in the middle of the street after he was found in his vehicle in the 400 block of Fayette Street. Police said Bryant refused to submit to a blood-alcohol test. He was arraigned before District Judge Ethan Ward and placed in Washington County jail on $10,000 bond.

Stolen truck crashed: A 1998 Ford F150 pickup truck stolen from Washington was found crashed by state police. James R. Rush told Washington police he parked the truck in the viaduct lot in the 900 block of Jefferson Avenue at 1 a.m. Thursday and when he returned at 12:20 a.m. Friday it was gone. At 5:30 a.m. Thursday, state police found the vehicle crashed and the driver had fled. City police did not indicate when the crash occurred.

Woman faces charge: Ashley Marpes, 40, of 606 Giffin Ave., Canonsburg, will be charged with possession of heroin after Washington police said they saw her staggering in a parking lot at 380 W. Chestnut St. at 10:45 p.m. Thursday. Police said she pulled a paper towel from her pocket while talking to an officer and a stamp bag of heroin fell out. Three more were found in the towel. The charge will proceed by summons.



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