: Police beat Aug. 13

August 12, 2014


Dirt bike stolen: Donald Brookman of Gorby Road, Buffalo, told state police Saturday that a green Kawasaki KLX 110 dirt bike was stolen from his property. Anyone with information is asked to call state police at 724-223-5200.


Game console stolen: John Stroop of 325 Moon Road told Chartiers police Monday that an XBox 360 game console, two controllers and a charging docking station were stolen from his home.

Two injured: Charles Harton, 56, and Deanna Steele, 60, both of Houston, were slightly injured when Harton’s vehicle struck the rear of Steele’s vehicle about 6:45 p.m. Monday on McGovern Road, Chartiers police said. Harton was taken to Canonsburg Hospital for treatment, while Steele was treated at Washington Hospital.


PFA violation alleged: Kenneth Allen Finney, 35, of 695 Allison Ave., Washington, was arrested Saturday by North Franklin police for allegedly violating a protection-from-abuse order issued by Judge Valarie Costanzo by contacting his estranged girlfriend at her home on Hancock Street.

Children found: North Franklin police and Washington County Children and Youth Services are investigating after a 1-year-old boy and 2-year-old girl were found in the middle of the 200 block of Roosevelt Street. The children were taken to Washington Hospital’s emergency room to be checked. Their mother was working and told investigators a relative was to be watching the children.


Counterfeit money: Several counterfeit bills were passed recently at The Meadows Casino, North Strabane, state police said. A $10 bill was found Thursday in the count room. Two $100 bills were found, one Sunday and one Monday, in the money count from blackjack tables. Those bills were forwarded to the U.S. Secret Service.


Retail theft, conspiracy charges: Ralph W. McLaughlin Jr., 41, of Carnegie, was arrested Monday by South Strabane police on charges of retail theft and criminal conspiracy for allegedly stealing an air conditioning unit from Wal-Mart, Trinity Point and attempting to return it for a gift card. He was arraigned before District Judge Ethan Ward and placed in Washington County jail on a $10,000 percentage bond. His wife, Jean Alberta McLaughlin of 165 E. Wylie Ave., Washington, also faces a conspiracy charge in the case.


Woman jailed: Lindsay D. Pople, 20, of 440 Duncan Ave., Washington, is charged by the Washington County drug task force with prostitution, accused of offering an undercover officer sex for $40 about 2 p.m. July 17 at Hall Avenue and Walnut Street, court records state. She is in Washington County jail on $5,000 bond after being arrested on a warrant Tuesday and arraigned by District Judge Robert Redlinger.


Theft charge: Heather Danielle Lucci, 39, of 50 Ridge Road, Brownsville, was arrested Monday by West Brownsville police on a charge of theft of services. She is accused of having her car towed to Train Station Auto, 80 Main St., Oct. 8 for repairs. The owner, Robert Ventura, agreed to allow her son to pick up the car if she promised to come in and pay the $795.25 bill the following day. She never paid the bill, police said. She was arraigned before District Judge Ethan Ward and released on $10,000 unsecured bond.



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