: Police beat Aug. 14

August 13, 2014


Garage burglarized: State police said someone broke into a garage in the 1300 block of Brush Run Road in Amwell Township early Monday and stole $250 worth of gift cards from two unlocked cars parked inside.


China stolen: Janet Badia of 502 Euclid Ave. told Canonsburg police Tuesday a 12-serving set of Enoch Wedgewood Blue Heritage china was stolen. The set was marked with an English trademark.

Woman injured: Danielle M. Foutz, 29, of 118 S. Jefferson Ave., Canonsburg, was injured Tuesday when her van crashed into a utility pole in the 300 block of Euclid Avenue. She told Canonsburg police she swerved to miss a pickup truck. Foutz was taken to Canonsburg Hospital for treatment.

iPhone stolen: Anna Marie Lombardi of Canonsburg told Canonsburg police Tuesday her iPhone may have been stolen while she was working at a store on Adams Avenue. She used a cellphone trace application and learned that her phone was near Trinity High School in North Franklin Township.


Drug charges: Leslie Molinaro, 48, of 180 McAdam Ave., Washington, was arraigned Tuesday before District Judge Robert Redlinger on charges of possession and possession with intent to deliver heroin. A Washington County Drug Task Force detective filed the charges after she allegedly sold the drug to a confidential informant on Henderson Avenue in Canton on May 29. She was placed in Washington County jail on $25,000 bond. A preliminary hearing will be held before District Judge David Mark.


Alleged falsification: North Franklin Township police said they charged Keith Lemons, 38, of Moundsville, W.Va., with filing false firearm ownership information and giving a false statement to authorities following the purchase of a gun at a store at 1500 W. Chestnut St. Feb. 19.


DUI charge filed in crash: Richard Anthony Wheat, 32, of 65 Timber Lane, Eighty Four, was charged Monday by North Strabane police with driving under the influence of alcohol and careless driving stemming from a June 28 crash in the 1900 block of Route 519. Police said his blood-alcohol content was more than double the 0.08 percent limit presumed for intoxication. Charges will be sent by summons from the office of District Judge Jay Weller.

Theft charges: Thomas W. Keith, 45, of 83 E. Katherine Ave., Washington, was charged Tuesday by North Strabane police with theft and theft by failure to make required disposition of funds for allegedly failing to return $1,085 in equipment and other items he obtained while working for Brandon Hudock, 24 Hothouse Lane, last month. The charges will be sent by summons from the office of District Judge Jay Weller.


Car damaged: A 19-year-old woman who lives in Building K, Northgate Apartments, told South Strabane police Tuesday her car was damaged in the lot. Police said surveillance shows three men, including one who appeared to be her estranged boyfriend, approach her car and damage tires, the windshield wipers and the taillights. Police said when the boyfriend called them later Tuesday, they asked him to come in and speak with them. He reportedly told police that he watches “Law & Order” and was not coming in without an attorney.


Three cited for trash dumping: Brian Alston, 23, Joshua Thomas Jr., 29, and Frank Crisler, 23, all of Rochester, N.Y., were cited for disorderly conduct after Washington police said they played loud music and dumped trash outside the 7-Eleven at 375 W. Chestnut St. upon being asked to leave the convenience store shortly before 11 p.m. Tuesday.

Car vandalized: Two windows were bashed out of a car parked in the 1100 block of Summerlea Avenue late Tuesday.



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