: Police beat Aug. 16

August 15, 2014


Drivers identified: Two drivers involved in a two-vehicle crash Thursday afternoon on Pike Street in Canonsburg were identified as Marian Sweton, 70, of Chubbic Road, North Strabane Township, and Donald Smerdel, 81, of Mayview Road, Cecil Township. The two were injured when Sweton’s eastbound vehicle crossed into the oncoming lane and hit Smerdel’s vehicle head-on, Canonsburg police said. Sweton was taken to Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh by medical helicopter. Smerdel was taken to Canonsburg Hospital.


Charged in assault: Deaubre P. Lightfoot, 24, of Donora, was charged by township police with aggravated assault, simple assault and harassment, court records state. Police accuse him of hitting his ex-girlfriend, Chelsey Heath, in the head with a beer bottle in a tavern along Route 136 about 2:20 a.m. July 6. He is free on $10,000 bond set Wednesday by District Judge Mark Wilson.


Woman jailed: Kaylee R. Stolze, 24, of 407 Short St., Donora, is charged by borough police with drug possession, possession of drug paraphernalia and careless driving after the vehicle she drove collided with a parked vehicle about 11:45 p.m. July 21 in the 400 block of Fifth Street, court records state. Police claim to have found two stamp bags of heroin and 38 empty heroin stamp bags in her possession. She is in Washington County jail on $5,000 bond set Thursday by District Judge Mark Wilson.


Warrant arrest: Cody Gregory Greer, 19, of 203 Dickson St., Midway, turned himself in to McDonald police at its station Tuesday. Greer, who was wanted on a bench warrant, was placed in Washington County jail, police said.


Man with sword: David A. Jansen Jr., 41, of 820 Grove Ave., Washington, faces a charge of disorderly conduct after he was found with a sword in his vehicle in the parking lot of Gabby Inn, 1488 Park Ave., about 11 p.m. Thursday. North Franklin police were called for a report of a man with a sword making threats outside his car. When police arrived, they found Jansen inside the vehicle. The sword was found in the front seat after Jansen was ordered out of the vehicle.


Tires cut: Joshua Fedd of Washington and Rebecca Hoberek of Canton Township told South Strabane police Thursday night that tires on their vehicles were cut while parked on Arden Station Road as they attended the Washington County Fair.



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